Philadelphia eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming Philadelphia eating contests
2019 Jun 1Wing Eating Contest Pints & Pin-Ups Block Party @ Varga Bar Philadelphia, PA
2019 Jun 2Spaghetti Eating Contest La Festa Street Festival Philadelphia, PA
2019 Jun 29Chili Pepper Eating Contest Philadelphia Taco Festival Philadelphia, PA
2019 Jul 13Blueberry Pie Eating Contest Blueberry Festival @ Linvilla Orchards Media, PA
Three random Philadelphia eating challenges
10 ounce burgers Big Beefy Burger Challenge Maggio's Southampton, PA Challenge increases by one burger each time someone completes it. Current amount to win is six burgers. Each burger is complete (bun, burger, LTO).
4+ lb. roast beef or roast pork sandwich The Annihilator Tony's Family Restaurant Phoenixville, PA challenge starts Feb 13 - meal is $33.95 if you fail, includes 1.5 lb. onion rings
3 1/2 lb. burgers The Piatto Challenge Piatto Grille Conshohocken, PA includes 1 lb. fries
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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.
Frankie Ann's Bar in Grill will hold a wing eating contest in Philadelphia on Feb 3 awarding $250 to the winner.
Club Risque in Philadelphia will hold a weigh in for its "Wing Pole" wing eating contest that will take place on February 1. Competitors include Nadia White Pittsburgh Paulie and "Sloth".
Registration is open at WingPole.com for the wing eating contest at Cheerleaders in Philadelphia on February 1. The winner will receive $2500 and entrants must be amateurs from the Philadelphia area.
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.
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 Philadelphia Cheesesteak Festival will hold a sandwich eating contest on October 13 awarding $1000/$500/$250.
The Greene Turtle in North Wales, PA will hold a hot wing eating contest on July 28 awarding $500 to the winner.
Bob Shoudt won the first prize of $500 and a pair of tickets to the Eagles home opener in last night's crab fries eating contest at Chickie's & Pete's in Philadelphia. Dave Brunelli was runner-up and Nick "The Lunatic" Volpi was 3rd.
Chickie's & Petes in Philadelphia will hold a crab fry eating contest on July 13 awarding tickets to the Eagles opener and cash.

2018 Hostess Donette eating contest

PhillyVoice has an article
Dizexhaled has a video

The top 3 | 4-10

1st 257 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
2nd 244 Carmen Cincotti
3rd 204 Darron Breeden
4th 176 Gideon Oji
5th 139 George Chiger
6th 124 Brian “Dud Light” Dudzinski
7th 122 Eric “Badlands” Booker
8th 116 Ivan “The Avocado” Mendoza
9th 44 William “Wild Bill” Myers
10th 24 Rene Rovtar

This will probably be the last meeting of Joey Chestnut and Carmen Cincotti before the Nathan’s finals. Joey Chestnut has not defeated Carmen Cincotti since the White Hut cheeseburg eating contest in West Springfield, MA on September 23.

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Allanah Richman reports Bob Shoudt ate 7 sandwiches to win the first prize of $500 in yesterday's eating contest held at the HoagieNation festival in Philadelphia headlined by Hall & Oates.
Joey Chestnut, Carmen Cincotti, Gideon Oji and Darron Breeden are expected to compete in the World Hostess® Donettes® Eating Championship in Philadelphia on June 1.
Registration is open for a Hostess Donettes eating contest in Philadelphia on June 1. The purse of $8000 is the largest so far for a MLE contest in 2018.
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.
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

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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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.
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