New Wing Bowl website at

A new official web site for the Wing Bowl has been set up at The calendar page announces that tickets will go on sale on December 14 and that Brad Sciullo will attempt to qualify by eating 3 pounds of calamari in 2 minutes on Monday. Dave “US Male” Goldstein and Brian Subich are scheduled to attempt their stunts on Tuesday. 5 Wing-Off qualifiers are scheduled for January 2011. Wing Bowl founder Al Morganti says the total purse will be over $100,000 and the grand prize will be $20,000 cash.

Comments (59)


  1. www said

    December 2, 2010 @ 9:17 pm

    someone explain this to me, so is this event MLE sanctioned or not? i see u.s. male. So is pat,x,bob, etc gonna be in this too? if not, will pete,goose,mench,boone possibly participate?

  2. durango lee said

    December 2, 2010 @ 10:40 pm

    What difference does it make none of them are winning it

  3. NReda said

    December 2, 2010 @ 11:10 pm

    Hmmm… I wonder how extreme these qualifying stunts might get!

  4. Billy said

    December 3, 2010 @ 12:31 am

    I wander if skinny boy will compete

  5. Cutter said (Registered November 9, 2010)

    December 3, 2010 @ 1:30 am

    How did “US male” get such an easy stunt? the other stunts are next to impossible for all but the very best eaters. Or should i say, why did they accept such an easy stunt? Maybe if he finished it off with a slice of pie and a dish of ice cream. 4 qpc’s. come on now.

    que the music… (circus music).

  6. Cutter said (Registered November 9, 2010)

    December 3, 2010 @ 1:31 am

    that is not a knock against “US male”. that is unless he can’t complete it.

  7. U.S. MALE said (Registered December 28, 2007)

    December 3, 2010 @ 8:22 am

    That is a fair question Cutter. I actually had a much better stunt that I was going to propose. As I was driving into work Tuesday morning listening to WIP, the host Angelo was asking co-host (and former Phila Eagles player) Hugh Douglas what food he would do if he were to call up and propose a stunt. Hugh said he loves the Quarter pounder and cheese with bacon. Angelo asked the other co-host and WIng Bowl founder Al Morganti how much time he would give Hugh to eat 4 of the sandwiches and Al’s reply was 5 minutes. Since they were not getting many stunt calls, Angelo suggested that they open up that stunt to the first person who calls and accepts it and Al was Ok with it. So I called and took it. Why not, it is a snack that I will do in almost half the alloted time and assure me easy entry to the Wing Bowl. Other local eaters already (jokingly) contacted me to tell me what a lucky ass I am to have that and admit they would of called to if they heard it.

  8. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    December 3, 2010 @ 8:39 am

    Good luck to you Dave. You can go far in this thing! I’ll be rooting for you.

  9. Wrecking Ball said (Registered May 6, 2010)

    December 3, 2010 @ 10:11 am

    Sounds like you were in the right place at the right time, good luck U.S. Male!! I am sure you will have no problem qualifing. @www I am a little confused too if this is a sanctioned event or not but I am assuming all of the MLE eaters have received the green light to compete so I will be rooting for you guys! MLE eaters are the best eaters in the world and if any of them should win its a win for all of MLE.

  10. U.S. MALE said (Registered December 28, 2007)

    December 3, 2010 @ 10:18 am


  11. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    December 3, 2010 @ 10:25 am

    Sorry Dave.

  12. Andrew Kossuth said

    December 3, 2010 @ 10:25 am

    wow………just wow

  13. Are you really suprised? said

    December 3, 2010 @ 10:39 am

    U.S. MALE said



    Of course they wouldn’t allow it, it generates no money for them… in 3-5yrs time the IFOCE is going to eventually be 5 eaters under paid contracts doing eating stunts and exhibition for sponsors, whilst the rest of the other MLE eaters will wise up and go indy much like Boone, J Joe, Larue, Schuillo etc… Sure you will have a few who will drink the kool aid like Wrecking ball.

    Not telling an eater they can’t compete in non IFOCE sanctioned event is about the most controlling thing I’ve ever heard. I’m in the same boat as you US Male, I’m sure eventually everybody who doesn’t get special treatment by the IFOCE eventually will get fed up with it and leave.

    Kobi built the competitive eating and look at the treatment they gave him.

  14. anonymous said

    December 3, 2010 @ 10:41 am

    Ha Ha good for your asses. God bless you George Shea that is the best news i heard all year. NO MUG IN THE CAMERA FOR YOU GUYS

  15. anonymous said

    December 3, 2010 @ 10:46 am

    Let the dale boones john squibbs and the menchettis of this world battle it out in an overhyped orgy of nonsense,. Wingbowl is no arena for major league eating . The only thing this accomplishes is drawing attention to those two assholes that created it cataldi and morganti

  16. A. Nonymous said

    December 3, 2010 @ 11:32 am

    So, does that mean no Joey? Or will he be given special dispensation? (As usual…)

  17. www said

    December 3, 2010 @ 11:49 am

    So US MALE,are you gonna say “aw the hell with the ifoce” and compete in wingbowl and possibly make some ACTUAL money unlike the rest of those losers?? DO IT! whether anyone wants to admit it or not, its about MONEY. do u think pat,sonya,joey,bob etc would even be in eating contests if there wasnt a big money purse involved? HELL NO! and its not even about the fame. ifoce eaters after #10 or maybe #15 or NOBODYS. No one knows who you are. so do it us male! learn from boone,larue,koby! even you wrecking ball. lets be realistic, you’re never going to be even in the top 20’s and certainly never going to beat joey or pat or bob.

  18. www said

    December 3, 2010 @ 11:59 am

    especially if you keep eating only 10 HDB’s,15 moonpies,11 jalepenos,(1) lb of oysters. These females doing these challenges are even eating way more than you.

  19. SPBBBBMBBBarlow said

    December 3, 2010 @ 12:02 pm

    Dave, did you get to go on the radio show anyway?? I’d hate for four McD’s sandwiches to go to waste, instead of to waist!

  20. Wrecking Ball said (Registered May 6, 2010)

    December 3, 2010 @ 12:08 pm

    So U.S. Male are you going to still compete? I am assuming yes but what about the rest of the MLE eaters mentioned? This will be interesting to see what happens, I can’t imagine MLE kicking out 10 of their top eaters just for competing in the Wing Bowl. By the way totally off subject after the Wing Bowl can we go back to WB stading for Wrecking Ball, I was very confused at first when I saw people putting WB…

  21. Are you really suprised? said

    December 3, 2010 @ 12:33 pm


    top 15 recgonized? HA! the general public knows Joey as “that goofy white kid who beat the japanese guy”… Kobi was the most recgonizable name, then the “asian girl” girl (Sonya)… you need to be a competitive eating fan to know that names….

    you don’t think the MLE will kick 10 of their eaters out? HA! you watch them. Now if Joey, pat, bob, X and Sonya all did it, they may consider it. But if guys like the Goldsteins, Keeler or anybody ranked below ten did it, bet your ass they’ll give you the boot.

  22. Anonymous said

    December 3, 2010 @ 1:03 pm

    Kobayashi is free to participate because he refused to sign a contract. Does AICE still have contracts? Just wondering. It seems that if you sign a contract, you cannot decide that it doesn’t apply to Wingbowl or something else. Seems pretty straight forward to me.

  23. Larell Marie Mele said

    December 3, 2010 @ 1:09 pm

    When/how were MLE eaters notified?

  24. Are you really suprised? said

    December 3, 2010 @ 2:04 pm

    Larell Marie Mele said
    December 3, 2010 @ 1:09 pm

    When/how were MLE eaters notified?


    you probably didn’t recieve an email unless it is known to them your intentions of participating. In Other words, Dave and Subich prolly get emails while the rest did not.

  25. Cutter said (Registered November 9, 2010)

    December 3, 2010 @ 2:19 pm

    so wing bowl is ALLOWING pro eaters, but the ifoce is not allowing eaters with signed contracts to participate. what a pickle, frickle… err whatever.

    thank you for the response Dave. enjoy your snack. and good luck in whichever decision you make regarding the wing bow.

  26. Andrew Kossuth said

    December 3, 2010 @ 2:40 pm

    Listen in on monday once Angelo and the gang gets wind of this they will start claiming, “oh those pros are just scared of Koby and Squibb.” It’s just a shame that at this point in time a Squibb vs. Chestnut showdown seems unlikely at this point in time.

  27. the lunatic said

    December 3, 2010 @ 2:49 pm

    ill be thier-

  28. Dog said

    December 3, 2010 @ 2:55 pm

    World Champion Dale Boone is returning just for the Wing Bowl …….. He will be the only eater coming back from a Contest held in Asia.
    And deem fit to go. Boone led John the last Champion much of the Pizza contest. Which was one Hour. Go Boone Go

  29. Amommymous said

    December 3, 2010 @ 3:08 pm

    I look forward to Coonskinhead getting poop thrown on him, and I wonder how his one person (one mom) entourage will be recieved. However, no one may be able to tell anything different than his usual appearance. Looking forward to a battle between Brad Scuillo, Furious Pete, Kobayashi – hope it happens

  30. shutup said

    December 3, 2010 @ 3:55 pm

    Are you people stupid plain naive or just new to the sport? Male is not doing his stunt. He enjoys being a part of the greatest competitive eating organization called MLE

  31. Reason! said

    December 3, 2010 @ 4:24 pm

    Koby all the way! He’s a money eater.

  32. U.S. MALE said (Registered December 28, 2007)

    December 3, 2010 @ 5:27 pm

    Just a reminder, Koby is not even eating in the WIng Bowl. He will just be an “ambassador” whatever that means. Myself and Subich received an email this morning saying we are not allowed to compete because the IFOCE is not sanctioning this event. Were scheduled to do our stunts on Tuesday so stay tuned. May have to put this on hold til further notice. This means Joey too!

    @ www, you say I will never crack the top 20’s in ranking? Ummm, too late. lol

    Brad the Lunatic will be doing a killer stunt on Monday morning so lets pull for him.

  33. shutup said

    December 3, 2010 @ 5:54 pm

    Why should we pull for brad? Would he pull for anyone beside himself?

  34. Harry Seaward said

    December 4, 2010 @ 12:06 am

    Pat Bertoletti hates your baby

  35. Matt "Mega Toad" Stonie said (Registered June 22, 2010)

    December 4, 2010 @ 12:44 am

    just curious… how are you spoce to even sign up.qualify for this thing??? do you gotta do a stunt? whats the req to sign up?

  36. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    December 4, 2010 @ 2:17 am

    There are several Wing Off qualifiers which award the winner a spot without having to do a stunt. The schedule:

  37. True and False said

    December 4, 2010 @ 2:30 am

    News Flash: Berty retired againam No wait he was just kidding.

  38. anon said

    December 4, 2010 @ 7:29 am

    Scuillo will beat Koby in wings. He will win this Wingbowl. Like him or not he does have capacity. If I remember correctly he was doing just fine until he snorted out a wing in Buffalo.

  39. anonymous said

    December 4, 2010 @ 9:52 am

    without pro eaters the wingbowl is a joke but even if pro eaters where allowed in it would still be a joke but somewhat interesting . I wouldnt pay attention or give it any hype at all

  40. BOO! said

    December 4, 2010 @ 1:18 pm

    be more specific OJ. ok, i’m sitting on my computer. who do i call? where do i go? to possibly qualify to participate in WB???

  41. Hmm said (Registered November 12, 2009)

    December 4, 2010 @ 3:11 pm

    Come on BOO! It is Saturday, and you need to do some work on this yourself. OJ isn’t in charge of Wingbowl. I admit it is confusing if you go to their website, but click on the OJ link and keep working on it. It seems that there are two ways, one is to do a stunt, but that is pretty complicated. You have to propose one and get them to accept it, if they do they give you a time and date etc. The other is to participate and win one of their qualifiers. Those are listed on the link though I think one is today. If you do not live in the area, you will have to travel. Good Luck.

  42. shutup said

    December 4, 2010 @ 6:52 pm

    You’re depending on Oj rifkinf or all the answers? Wouldn’t surprise me if a moron such as yourself was stranded somewhere in the Midwest on a dark desolate road and you’re first instinct is to wait for an Oj to give you directions to the nearest eating challenge. It’s gotten ro the point where Oj is now the guru messiah with all the answers.Idiot let me make it easy for you call the station around 6am on Monday tell them you want to propose a stunt for wingbowl they will put you on the air and let you know if its a good enough stunt . Does that answer your question?

  43. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    December 4, 2010 @ 8:46 pm

    Here is the link to listen to 610 WIP online

    Qualification stunts are performed on the Angelo Cataldi show from 5:30am – 10am eastern

  44. Cutter said (Registered November 9, 2010)

    December 5, 2010 @ 12:49 am

    the wingoffs are listed in the calender. i assume that you drop the station an email. maybe they will reply with an answer. you can ask them if you need to sign up and when sign ups start etc.

    i never heard of those places nor i do know what city they are in. although i assume philadelphia.

  45. Hmm said (Registered November 12, 2009)

    December 5, 2010 @ 12:20 pm

    Eatfeats seems to have comments falling into the categories of good, bad, and plain ugly. Ignoring two of the three, it is nice to see that information is exchanged here, good information. USMale helps others etc. Not totally ignoring the bad and plain ugly, I wondered whether or not Sonya ever read the hateful comments here. She never ever says a bad word about anyone. Why anyone would attack her skills or her character here is hard to fathom. Before anyone continues with unsubstantiated rumors and other ugly comments, read her last FAQ just added. Please do not write any more hateful comments about her to make her stronger. She is already a force. You only damage yourself, even if anonymously. YOU know who you are.

  46. anonymous said

    December 5, 2010 @ 12:34 pm

    are you really surprised makes a whole lot of sense. I higly doubt that Sheas contacted Subich and Goldstein on their own. THey responded back to both of them

  47. Reality said

    December 5, 2010 @ 1:35 pm

    The only reason anyone would want to attack her can only be out of meanness. Unfortunately many people are that way for real and not to be believed or trusted, regardless of how they might seem at face value.

  48. how dare you said

    December 5, 2010 @ 3:28 pm

    You know there are other nasty comments abput others that are waiting to be posted and you spent the last three hours leaving “Hmmm’s message up there as if its a message you want to sink into everyone heads

  49. Stallion Italian said (Registered August 27, 2010)

    December 5, 2010 @ 5:54 pm

    Not a bad menu item, how dare you. Yes, let it sink in for a bit though I doubt that it was left there for three hours intentionally. Some people do take some time off on weekends though us loyal fans have to dip in to see the latest. If you have something nasty to say, hesitate.

  50. anonymous said

    December 5, 2010 @ 7:18 pm

    anonymous @ 12:34, you are dead wrong. Either someone contacted the IFOCE to let them know Subich and Goldstein were scheduled or the IFOCE just happened to stumble onto it on their own. Neither of these eaters called the offices to see if it was OK. It was never an issue in the past about participating in Wing Bowl so why would not be any different? Oh yeah, as mentioned earlier, Kobyashi for sure is the reason.

    What kind of world do we live in when a grown adult cannot willingly sign up for an eating contest because of some dictator want-to-be saying you cannot?

  51. anonymous said

    December 5, 2010 @ 9:45 pm

    Anony 7:18 this is an outrage. I could not agree with you more. What if the shoe was on the other foot and a the dictator became the eater being ordered to stay away from a major event because of a discrepancy with a former big name in the sport?. Might tell him to take your organization and stick it up your ass. . I think it has to do more with the grim possibility of major league eaters sharing the stage with menchetti, brad sciullo and dale boone. IFOCE just wont permit a circus of that magnitude. In the past cataldi and morganti were given strict orders from the sheas as to which eaters were allowed and not allowed to participate in wingbowl.. It is their show and they would rather let every tom dick and harry into the event than have to go through the sheas again to get a piece of chestnut sonya and bertolett

  52. Larell Marie Mele said

    December 5, 2010 @ 9:55 pm

    @Are you really surprised – thank you for clearing that up! :

  53. Cutter said (Registered November 9, 2010)

    December 6, 2010 @ 12:13 am

    it probably wasn’t hard for the ifoce to find out about the wing bowl website, all they had to do was look on here. besides they have the event each and every year for the last 18 years on approximately the same date. in other words i don’t think the ifoce was surprised, err the wing bowl didn’t exactly sneak up on them.

  54. Such a shame said

    December 7, 2010 @ 12:21 pm

    On Brian Seiken website he has the result of US Male attempt to qualify for wingbowl which is accurate but OJ Rifkin is waiting for “a reliable source” to post that info so as to not come off looking like a fool in case Seiken is wrong. Seiken gets his info from the actual source as opposed to Rifkins googling in the hopes of getting it from someone other than unreliable Seiken .

  55. Anonymous said

    December 7, 2010 @ 2:01 pm

    People might be waiting for him to tell us now to save them a trip to his site.

  56. Hmm said (Registered November 12, 2009)

    December 7, 2010 @ 2:02 pm

    Apples and oranges.

  57. PCPaulC said

    January 25, 2011 @ 3:23 pm

    If WIP was smart they would clean up their act. Having guys like Tiger Wing participate who have good, clean, records & an impressive personal history is a good way to go. He was a boxer & that’s admirable. Let’s call a spade a spade while we’re at it, Super Squibb is the poster child for good guys. A corporate accountant or something with a 9-5? Now these are eaters the average man or woman can relate to. No matter when Super Squibb is on air I’ve never heard him bad mouth, trash talk, or try to throw anyone under the bus. Now if they could just get rid of the jersey shore cast, porn stars, strippers, & eaters who get drunk & make a big stink they may be able to make this thing huge. Wing Bowl may be able to hold it’s own next to Nathan’s if it got a make over of sorts. National coverage through CBS, recognition amongst the greatest contests in the world. It’s DEFINITELY something to think about & in their best interests. It could mean the longevity they hope for & the appeal it used to draw in it’s heyday. Now is the time for them to cement themselves into history as the world of competitive eating really takes off!

  58. Anna Nimity said

    January 25, 2011 @ 3:35 pm

    I can’t for the life if me understand how the $100,000 in prizes gets divided up & the competitive eaters get half of that. It’s an outrage! The event itself is based around the wing eating yet they award an equal amount in prizes to the wingette who is willing to degrade & undress herself more than the others? What ignorant, uneducated fool came up with that idea? I’m not an eater or a wingette, but I can tell you as a active fan I think that is uncalled for & unfair. Why aren’t any of you bothered by that?!?!

  59. TunzOFun said

    January 26, 2011 @ 3:42 pm

    Haha I got nothin to say now. Way to be PCPaul I guess you make good points. Anna I’m pissed! I didn’t realize strippers get paid as much as eaters. WTF?!

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