Pennsylvania eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming eating contests
2018 Apr 4Hot Dog Eating Contest 4th of July Festival Bedford, PA
2018 Apr 13Panzerotti Eating Contest Food Truck Friday the 13th.... of April! Philadelphia, PA
2018 May 5Philly Taco Eating Contest South Street Spring Festival Philadelphia, PA
2018 May 26Hoagie Eating Contest Hoagie Nation Philadelphia, PA
2018 Jun 3INathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier - men Dutch Wonderland Lancaster, PA
2018 Jun 3INathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier - women Dutch Wonderland Lancaster, PA
Three random eating challenges
3 lb. burger Three Pound Burger Angelo's Pub & Eatery Archbald, PA includes three pounds of fries
5 lb. burger G Burger Challenge The Italian Grill Altoona, PA
10 hot wings The Hellraiser Bad Boyz Bistro Bedford, PA no liquids allowed
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Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers posted a meatball eating contest on his Instagram story. He claimed to have bet $40,000 on the contest.
Amamda Kessel, a member of the hockey team that won the Olympic gold medal last month, says she could defeat her brother Phil Kessel, who plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins, in a hot dog eating contest.
Inside Edition has a post about Kate Ovens' recent video in which she ate two foot long cheesesteak sandwiches to show her support for the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 52.

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

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Murphy's Beef & Ale in Levittown, PA will hold a Wing Bowl on Saturday awarding $800 (prize breakdown not given).
Jon Wasserman ate 20 wings in 4 minutes to win the first prize of $200 in last night's Manayunk Wing Sprint in Philadelphia. Bill "El Wingador" Simmons also competed and NFL lineman Jahri Evans.
SOMO Manayunk in Philadelphia will hold a Wing Sprint on January 31 awarding $200 to the first person to finish 20 wings. Bill "El Wingador" Simmons will compete and NFL lineman Jahri Evans will referee. 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.
Ram's Pizza Tavern in Clifton Heights, PA will hold a pizza eating contest Saturday awarding $250 to the winner.
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.
Michael "Big Hoss" Deitz will compete in Dancing with the Stars, Lebanon (PA) on January 13.
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.   

Genevieve Lupini will hold a blood drive in Olyphant, PA on December 28 in honor of her late father Phil Yazdzik, who received fame in the 1950's for his eating feats.

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. reports that Wing Bowl co-founder Angelo Cataldi has extended his contract with radio station WIP.
Nadia White announces that she ate 20 tacos in 2:20 to break the house record of 2:26 held by John "Oink Oink" Bradley at Loco Pez Tacos in Philadelphia.
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.
Times Leader has a report on a potato chip eating contest held in Exeter, PA won by Dan "Killer" Kennedy.
The team of Darron Breeden and Dan "Killer" Kennedy failed to finish the 15 pound Beer Barrel Belly Buster Challenge at Denny's Beer Barrel in Clearfield, PA on Saturday after one of the pair reversed trying to eat the giant burger. 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.
Dan "Killer" Kennedy ate the 11+ pound BBQ challenge in 67:15 at Harvey's Country Cupboard in Big Run, PA last night to celebrate hitting 1000 subscribers on his youtube challenge.
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