Wing Bowl 19 (February 4, 2011) category

A picture of Dave "U.S. Male" Goldstein and Joel "The Cannon" Podelsky appears on The Jewish Exponent's web site.
"Furious" Pete Czerwinski has commentary on Wing Bowl 19. He believes he ate 174 wings in the first round.
The Wing Bowl 19 results post has been updated with new links and a picture of the final official scorecard for the top 5.

Jon Squibb threepeats Wing Bowl with new record

Wing Bowl 19 top 5 (official scorecard picture)

1) 255 Jon Squibb, breaks Joey Chesnut’s 2008 record of 241
2) 254 Bill “El Wingador” Simmons
3T) 211 “Not Rich” Rich Razzi, third top 5 finish (also 2009 & 2010)
3T) 211 Dave “US Male” Goldstein, third top 5 finish (also 2007 & 2008)
5) 195 “Furious” Pete Czerwinski, early leader

update Feb 9 12:03

update Feb 5 12:21

update Feb 4 10:44

9:16 WPVI has a video of Kobayashi’s cheesesteak exhibition

The rest of the liveblog can be viewed after the jump
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Wing Bowl 19 preview

Some notes about the Wing Bowl 19 competitors listed at 10-1 or better odds

Jon “Super” Squbb (2-1) facebook | eatfeats results | eatfeats category
Two time defending Wing champion
Has lost contests to Pete Czerwinski, Joe Menchetti and David Brunelli

Bill “El Wingador” Simmons (3-1) facebook | eatfeats results | eatfeats category
Five time Wing Bowl champion
Wing Bowl 19 will be his first contest in 3 years & his second in six years
“Swallow Your Pride”, a documentary about the 2005 Wing Bowl, Simmons’ last victory, can be viewed online

“Furious” Pete Czerwinski (3-1) facebook | youtube | eatfeats results | eatfeats category
Has only lost three contests in his competitive eating career (but two of his last four)
Star of documentary The Story of Furious Pete (trailer)

Brad “The Lunatic” Sciullo (4-1) eatfeats results | eatfeats category
Was in second place in the 2008 Wing Bowl when disqualified for “snotting a wing”
A short history of Brad Sciullo’s competitive eating career
Finished 20 pound burger and appeared on The Colbert Report (Part 1 | Part 2)
Also appeared on ESPN E:60 segment about competitive eating in 2008
Video of Brad disparaging “Furious” Pete Czerwinski in 2008 when being interviewed by “Beautiful” Brian Seiken. This will be their first meeting since the video was made.

“Gentleman” Joe Menchetti (4-1) eatfeats results | eatfeats category
Third place in 2003 Wing Bowl, prevented from competing in subsequent Wing Bowls due to various prohibitions
Has won at least $34,000 in competitive eating since 2002

Richard “Not Rich” Razzi (6-1) eatfeats results
Runner-up in 2009 and 2010 Wing Bowls

Hank “The Tank” Goldey (6-1) eatfeats results
Has competed in at least 8 Wing Bowls
Runner up in 2000 Wing Bowl

Joel “The Cannon” Podelsky (7-1) eatfeats results | eatfeats category
Competed in 52 eating contests in 2010.

“Damaging” Doug Canavin (8-1) eatfeats results
Has competed in at least 10 Wing Bowls, runner-up in 2001 Wing Bowl

“Iceman” (8-1)

David “Tiger Wings & Things” Brunelli (9-1) eatfeats results
Was in second place after the first round of the 2010 Wing Bowl, but was disqualified in the second round
Has won at least 8 contests since the start of 2010, most recently a pastrami sandwich contest at Delicatessen

Dave “US Male” Goldstein (10-1) eatfeats results | eatfeats category
Winner of IFOCE 2009 crawfish contest & 2010 cannoli contest
Will reportedly be ejected from the IFOCE after the Wing Bowl for competing in an unsanctioned contest

JerseyMan magazine has an article about New Jersey competitive eaters (page 38) featuring Jon Squibb, Bill “El Wingador” Simmons and Dave “US Male” Goldstein.

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The weigh-in for the Wing Bowl 19 competitors will take place at Chickie's and Pete's in Philadelphia starting at 5pm.

Wing Bowl 19 odds posted

Al Morganti has added his odds to the Wing Bowl 19 roster. A list of the competitors at 10-1 or better follows:

Jon Squibb 2-1
Bill “El Wingador” Simmons 3-1
“Furious” Pete Czerwinski 3-1
Brad “The Lunatic” Sciullo 4-1
“Gentleman” Joe Menchetti 4-1
Richard “Not Rich” Razzi 6-1
Hank “The Tank” Goldey 6-1
Joel “The Cannon” Podelsky 7-1
“Damaging” Doug Canavin 8-1
Iceman 8-1
David “Tiger Wings & Things” Brunelli 9-1
Dave “US Male” Goldstein 10-1

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Philly2Philly has an interview with Bill "El Wingador" Simmons, who has the following comments on the Wing Bowl field: "I could care less who is in it. I know what I have to go in there and do. I compete against myself."
The Trentonian has an article about Bill "El Wingador" Simmon's return to Wing Bowl competition.
A podcast of Takeru Kobayashi's appearance on 610 WIP this morning is available. Kobayashi talked about appearing (but not competing in) Wing Bowl 19 and oversaw the in-studio Wing Off won by Jason "The Shocker" Hall. has an article about Joel "the Cannon" Podelsky competing in Wing Bowl 19. Joel and Maria's Pizzathon raised $2874 for the National MS Society.
Kobayashi is in Philadelphia today to meet with Wing Bowl organizers.
MyBCTNow reports that "Kenso" Kevin Richmond won last night's Wing Off at PJ Whelihan's in Cherry Hill, NJ. OnTheBandwagon has a gallery.
The Phoenixville News has an article about Rick "the Manager" Russo qualifying for the Wing Bowl. Bob Shoudt will be a member of Russo's entourage and "Gentleman" Jerry Coughlan (top 5 in 2007 & 2008 Wing Bowl, listed as a three time champion) will help with the float. reports Wing Bowl 19 has not sold out yet and tickets are available on Jon Squibb says 500 tickets are left.
Joel Podelsky just qualified for Wing Bowl 19 by successfully completing a pumpkin pie stunt. update A gallery and video have been posted.
The Wing Bowl 19 entrants list appears to be up to date and announces that "Quazy" won last Thursday's Wing Off at Downington, PA to gain a berth. (via "Snack Jack" email) Rick "the Manager" Russo also qualified by eating cakes off of four women representing the Philadelphia pro sports teams.
The Philadelphia City Paper has a report on Monday's Wing Off at the Sugar House Casino.

Furious Pete qualifies for Wing Bowl 19

The Wing Bowl website announces that “Furious” Pete Czerwinski (called Gerwinski on the website) qualified for Wing Bowl 19 by eating 50 hard boiled eggs in 12 minutes (gallery | video). Pete juggled the eggs when he realized he would have enough time to complete his stunt successfully. (originally via Brian Seiken comment)

Pete will not be the first Wing Bowl competitor from Canada. Chunk, “the Canadian Jackass”, competed in the 2005 Wing Bowl. His entourage carried a banner with “CFL: The Real Football” on it.

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Jon Squibb produced a video about his quest to threepeat the Wing Bowl next month.
DNA Next Success reports an invitation to be in "Furious" Pete Czerwinski's entourage if he qualifies for Wing Bowl 19.
The Wing Bowl website reports that "Gentleman" Joe Menchetti qualified for Wing Bowl 19 by winning last night's Wing Off at the SugarHouse Casino with a total of 35 wings in 10 minutes. (gallery | videos)
The Wing Bowl website reports that Wingette Kristen Young qualified for Wing Bowl 19 by eating 6 donuts in under 3 minutes. (gallery)
The facebook for Rock Botton in King of Prussia, PA reports that Rich "Cheesecake Beefcake", third place in last year's Wing Bowl, won last night's Wing Off. (gallery)
Courier Post Online has a gallery of last night's Wing-Off held at Skeeter's Pub in Blenheim, NJ won by David "Tiger Wings & Things" Brunelli. MyFoxPhilly reports that tickets are still available for Wing Bowl 19.
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