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"Wing Pole" will be held at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia on January 31. The eating contest will apparently be restricted to Philadelphia area amateurs.
Nadia White ate 155 wings to win the "Wing Pole" held at Club Risque in Philadelphia. She might be the first female to pose topless after winning an eating contest.
BreakingAC.com reports that Douglas Petock, who competed in the Wing Bowl at least 9 times using the "Obi Wing" nickname, has been arrested for sexual assault. His charges include aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, criminal sexual contact and stalking and could result in 15 to 30 years imprisonment.
Molly Schuyler has posted a picture of her interview in the current issue of Reader's Digest about her Wing Bowl victories.
Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club in Philadelphia will hold a "Wing Pole 2019" with a wing eating contest on February 1 as a replacement for the cancelled WIP Wing Bowl.
Former MLB outfielder Lenny Dykstra said he considered Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas' victory over Bill "El Wingador" Simmons in the 2004 Wing Bowl one of the most dramatic events in the last 40 years of Philadelphia sporting history.

Termination of Wing Bowl announced

Angelo Cataldi announced on WIP this morning that the Wing Bowl would not return in 2019 for a 27th edition. The Wing Bowl website has been rebranded as http://wingbowlforever.com/.

With the termination of the Wing Bowl and the discontinuation of the Hooters Wing Championship (July 10, 2017 purse $17,500), American competitive eating has lost two of its three most lucrative events in four months.@

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The French series L’EFFET PAPILLON (Butterfly Effect) televised an episode about American competitive eating. The program appears to focus on Wing Bowl 26. Raina Huang also appears.

Molly Schuyler wins Wing Bowl 26 with record 501 wings

9:07 The official top 5
1 501 Molly Schuyler
2 396 Dave Brunelli
3 388 Bob Shoudt
4 262 Dan Kennedy
5 250 Moe Train

8:59 The contest has concluded

8:56 The top 5
5 231 Moe Train
4 233 Dan Kennedy
3 373 Bob Shoudt
2 382 Dave Brunelli
1 455 Molly Schulyer

8:53 The First Responder division winner goes to firefighter

8:52 The Wingette of the Year is Katie

8:44 The second half is over. Dave Bruneeli and Nadia White struggled, but continued.

8:32 The first half top 10 (actually 11) (Wayne Algenio has the totals)
1 241 Molly Schuyler
2 224 Dave Brunelli
3 218 Bob Shoudt
4 141 Dan “Killer” Kennedy
5 138 John “Oink Oink” Bradley
6 134 Moe Train
7 125 Skin & Bones
8 112 Nadia White, 1st local woman to advance to 2nd round since 2001
9 98 Ukraine Train
10T 97 Geno Bambino
10T 97 Kenzo Kevin

No 1st responders made the 2nd round

8:25 Iceman has won the entourage award.

8:14 The first round has finished. Pittsburgh Paulie quit after one wing and Butch reversed and was DQed.

8:00 The eating contest has started

7:54 The entrance processions have concluded and the national anthem is about to start

Philadelphia.cbslocal.com has a roster with odds. Bill “El Wingador” Simmons, Pat Bertoletti and Dave “US Male” Goldstein will not be competing.

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Philly.com has a profile of chef Rich Friedrich, who will oversee a team that will cook 10,000 for tomorrow's Wing Bowl.
Philly.Eater.com has an article about the logistics of producing 10,000 chicken wings for Wing Bowl competitors illustrated with a picture of Dave "US Male" Goldstein.
Kenso Kevin defeated Farmer Bob in overtime in tonight's final Wing Off at PJ Whelihan's in Downington, PA to claim the prize of a spot in Wing Bowl 26.
Nadia White qualified for Wing Bowl 26 by eating 41 wings in tonight's wing off At P J Whelihan's in Sewell, NJ. She is the first female to qualify for Wing Bowl 26 (Molly Schuyler received a bye).
Dave Brunelli ate 50 wings in last night's Wing Off at P J Whelihan's in Maple Shade, NJ to win a spot in Wing Bowl 26. Adult entertainer Nadia White was runner up with 35 wings, which might be a women's record for a Wing Bowl qualifier.
Qualifiers for Wing Bowl 26 will take place at P J Whelihan's locations in Maple Shade, NJ on January 11, Sewell, NJ on January 18 and Downington, PA on January 23. Winners will receive $100 and a spot in Wing Bowl 26.
The Wing Bowl twitter announced that Wing Bowl 26 has sold out.   
The website for the Wing Bowl has been moved to http://wingbowl.radio.com/ and updated with information about Wing Bowl 26. The rules say that 4 people from outside the Philadelphia market area will be allowed to qualify via a stunt on streaming video and that all previous champions will get a bye. Three Wing Off qualifiers will be held at P. J. Whelihan's (dates have yet to be determined). The entrants list has also been updated with the current Wing Bowl 26 roster. Tickets officially went on sale today and Ric Flair will return as the celebrity guest.
Dan "Killer" Kennedy ate 12 cheesesteak pretzels in 8:15 this morning to qualify for Wing Bowl 26.
A pre-sale for Wing Bowl tickets is now available (promo code: "WINGS"). The price has increased to $12.50. The official sale date is December 14.
Philadelphia.cbslocal.com reports that Wing Bowl co-founder Angelo Cataldi has extended his contract with radio station WIP.
John "Oink Oink" Bradley won a wing off at the WIP studio this morning to become the first person to qualify for Wing Bowl 26. A song about "Oink Oink" produced for his episode of The Practitioners is also available.
WIP officially announced that Wing Bowl 26 will take place on Friday February 2, 2018. A division for first responders has been added. Tickets will go on sale starting December 14.
The Wing Bowl 26 logo has been added to the top of the Wing Bowl home page, http://wingbowl.cbslocal.com/. No other changes appear to have been made to the website.
Metro.us has an article about Breandan "Skin & Bones" Lyman, who finished 5th in the 2016 Wing Bowl, competing in Sunday's Philadelphia Marathon. With a time of 2:36 in last year's marathon, he is probably the fastest competitive eater/runner.
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