Joey Chestnut threepeats the Wing Bowl

Wing Bowl 16 results

1 241 wings Joey Chestnut
2 227 Pat Bertoletti
3 205 El Wingador
4 143 US Male
5 139 Gentleman Jerry

Brad Sciullo was #2 after the first round, but disqualified in the second for “snotting a wing”

Feb 4 update
Jill Stoler has a blog entry about attending the pre contest tailgate, but she was unable to miss work to attend the Wing Bowl has an article & gallery

Feb 2 update
AP article says the next contest for Chestnut is the asparagus contest
Dan Gross column article about “El Wingador”
courierpostonline article and gallery
PhillySportsLine gallery
Julio “El Zorro” Davila
Article about 6th place finisher Michael Sarian
article about “Dr. Digestion”
Wing Bowl videos on

update Wing Bowl coverage has videos and galleries article and slideshow article and video article and slideshow article with 6 videosand slideshow article liveblog
Philebrity liveblog
PhillyMag blog entry
Sports Illustrated article
Angelo Cataldi galleries

The Wing Bowl radio blog is available after the jump

From 610 WIP’s webcast
9:19 Joey wavers on his Wing Bowl retirement and receives a $7500 Super Bowl replica ring

9:13 End of the final round

9:12 the only drama is whether El Wingador breaks 200

9:11 the final round begins, Joey is not pacing himself

The final five
4T 133 wings Gentleman Jerry
4T 133 wings US Male
3 189 El Wingador, breaks personal record
2 211 Pat Bertoletti (pronounced Bertoleeti)
1. 224 Joey Chestnut

9:05 Brad has been DQed for “snotting a wing” by Pat Croce

9:02 the top wingettes are announced, Jillian wins a Scion

Round 2

8:59 end of round 2.

8:58 It is reported that there is a lot of meat under Pat’s table

8:56 The Caveman is almost DQed. Pat is on plate 6

8:55 Joey Chestnut is approaching 200 wings. Joey will lose the motorcycle if he is DQed. Joey is breaking the bones before eating them

8:52 Pat is on plate 4.

8:51 back from commercial. Brad appeared to almost vomit but has resumed. Joey has finished plate 3 before El Wingador.

8:48 a commercial during round 2

8:47 El Wingador finished his plate before Joey Chestnut

8:46 Pat has almost finished plate 1

8:44 Round 2 begins with Dr. Digestion quitting
Round 1

8:36 IFOCE members not making the second round: Humble Bob, Erik Denmark, Steakbellie, Juris Shibayama, Paul Sakelarides

8:34 Errors in counting result in the following extra second rounders
81 US Male
83 Gentleman Jerry

8:29 Announced Advancers from the first round
10 70 wings Dave the Dumpster
9 71 Dr. Digestion
7T 74 Caveman
7T 74 Gabe Cocktail
6 76 The Unknown Eater
5 80 Wing Kong
4 104 Pat Bertoletti
3 107 El Wingador
2 112 Brad Sciullo
1 124 Joey Chestnut

8:18 The top 10 wingettes are announced and dance

8:14 Gentleman Jerry wins the entourage award

8:11 End of the first half.

8:10 Brad is on plate 7. A minute is left in the first half.

8:09 Bertoletti has almost finished plate 5. The Unfit Fitter is about to vomit.

8:08 Bertoletti is trailing Joey & El Wingador. Brad is midway through plate 6. Humble Bob’s pacing is reportedly slow

8:07 The Caveman is midway through plate 5. Joey has a 3-4 wing lead and is finishing plate 5

8:06 Brad is midway through plate 5. He is producing debris, but consuming it

8:05 Joey Chestnut has finished plate 4. Jerry & US Male are hanging in

8:04 Joey Chestnut has a one or two wing lead over El Wingador. We are about at the midway point of the first round

8:03 The Caveman is on his 4th place. He dumps water on the wings before finishing

8:02 Rhea Hughes compares Brad Scuillo’s style to Sonya Thomas’

8:01 The Unfit Fitter is on his 3rd plate

8:00 Brad Sciullo is one of the early leaders

7:59 Rhea Hughes says Brad Sciullo is on an unbelievable pace

7:58 It is claimed that El Wingador is ahead by one wing over Pat & Joey.

7:57 The eating begins. Former Wing Bowl winner Heavy Kevy speaks.

7:56 Pat Croce, the Wing Bowl commissioner, speaks

7:54 The National Anthem

Wing Bowl 16 procession

7:47 El Wingador comes in on an Indy car.

7:45 Miss Wing Bowl

7:41 George Shea says Joey Chestnut is in the bathroom. Joey Chestnut comes out to boos. His entourage is described as boring. George Shea demands the crowd to get on their knees in honor of Joey.

7:40 a Bin Laden themed float

7:34 Damaging Doug rips off a T shirt from a Wingette and causes a wardrobe malfunction

7:32 Wing Tut emerges out a pyramid wearing Deuce Staley jersey

7:31 Humble Bob dressed as SpongeBob SquarePants

7:29 Gentleman Jerry in a four golf cart train, the first car has chick parts, the 2nd has a Liberty Bell, the 3rd is dedicated to the Wing Bowl. Jerry emerges from the Liberty Bell

7:21 Wing Kong on a float with a strippers pole and guys dressed up as Hugh Hefner.

7:19 The Bulldog breaks out of a cage and tears up a Michael Vick dummy

7:17 Obi Wing emerges from a coffin and starts kickboxing

7:15 El Zorro with a Hispanic theme

7:09 Erik “Ted Bundy Serial Wing Killer” Denmark – on a mattress with a woman that “Ted Bundy” appears to be stabbing

7:07 Dr. Digestion in a golf cart made up like a mini-ambulance. Dr. Digestion appears to take steroids

7:06 The Caveman with a sign saying “Pay Ryan Howard”

7:04 Dan the Cop in a float like a “Ange” Jemima bottle in honor of his syrup stunt

7:03 Jerry the Menace with a Venice theme

7:01 Dr. Big Time in an entourage of doctors and nurses. Rhea Hughes says steroids were probably involved in the doctor’s physique.

7:00 The Natural in an upside down Liberty Bell filled with popcorn

6:53 The Wing King with a toga theme

6:52 The Unknown Eater with a Gong Show theme

6:50 “Randall” Patrick Bertoletti wearing a doctor’s outfit. It is announced that dunking is banned in the Wing Bowl

6:47 Dave the Dumpster – a mini dumpster emerges of his float and a mini Dave the Dumpster comes out

6:39 Baby Wally enters

6:38 The Unfit Fitter enters

6:37 Brian Subich enters. His entourage is dressed in black.

6:34 Brad Sciullo in a cage enters. He is listed as a Pittsburgh resident. His float has a cheaters theme. Barry Bonds, Tony Romo & Jessica Simpson, Howard Eskin come out of his float

6:27 Gabe Cocktail’s float has giant shrimp on it. His entourage is dressed as condiments.

6:25 Boring John enters on float with a recliner & girls from Club Risque

6:24 Wolfman comes in in a cage flanked by 2 Frankensteins and mummies

6:22 The Wing Bowl procession starts with Steakbellie dressed as a mad professor with a time machine. Legends of Philadelphia sports: Wilt Chamberlain, Dr. J, John Kruk, Barbaro emerge from the time machine

6:20 Some wing bowl previews
PhillyGossip will be running blog entries about the Wing Bowl
Daily Herald article about Juris Shibayama
article about P.J. Whelihan’s
article about Dr. Bret “Dr. Digestion”
Angelo Cataldi’s photo page will be updated during the Wing Bowl

Comments (24)


  1. Rhonda Evans said

    February 1, 2008 @ 9:30 am

    Those are some amazing totals for Wing Bowl. The wings must have been very fast and the judges must have had a “let them eat” attitude.

    The placings are pretty much whatI I expected, and I am actually more impressed / surprised by Wingador’s performance than anyone else’s, believe it or not.

  2. Anonymous said

    February 1, 2008 @ 9:58 am

    Bundy didn’t stab his victims.

  3. Anonymous said

    February 1, 2008 @ 10:10 am

    This event makes no sense!

    Gentleman Jerry gets about 50% in the first round from last year to this year. Wingador does %30 better than he’s ever done, despite having not eaten competitively in years. Joey and Pat each do %30 better.


  4. eatchugmore said (Registered December 16, 2007)

    February 1, 2008 @ 10:26 am

    Congratulations Joey and Pat, you are currently the best eaters around. Brad, I am sorry you were disqualified but your total at first round shows you can be considered the “kid on the block”? I agree with you Rhonda, Wingador did it well, over 200 is A LOT, my respect too all of you guys and congratulations again.

  5. liz said

    February 1, 2008 @ 10:32 am

    Wooo! Congrats, Joey.

  6. Anonymous said

    February 1, 2008 @ 11:40 am

    Great job Joey,I hope you go to nathans!!

  7. KevinRoss said

    February 1, 2008 @ 11:51 am

    Those numbers are truly outrageous. Even moreso than Jem.

  8. Anonymous said

    February 1, 2008 @ 12:08 pm

    What’s “snotting a wing” mean?

  9. Jake from SF said

    February 1, 2008 @ 12:11 pm

    Rhonda you show no respect for the great El Wingador. I for one am shocked that El Wingador did not win the event or at least come in 2nd. Though I know Joey and Pat are great eaters I thought that this event was owned by El Wingador. Besides Joey and Pat there is no one in that field that was in El Wingador’s talent level for wings. Who did you possibly think would place above El Wingador other then Pat and Joey? Obviously, this shows you ignorance on Wingbowl itself.

  10. SuperPaul the Krystal Ball said

    February 1, 2008 @ 2:45 pm

    Wow – Just as I didn’t predict!! Humble Bob must still be digesting Krystals!

  11. Rhonda Evans said

    February 1, 2008 @ 3:54 pm

    Jake you usually make intelligent comments, but today you are either ignorant, dyslexic, or both. Read my comments again, perhaps backwards this time, in case the latter is your biggest detriment.

    To further elaborate, I EXPECTED Wingador to finish behind those two. (I listed my predictions long ago on another thread, and they were very accurate, with regards to placements, but I was way too conservative on the totals.) The totals lead me to believe that the judges deducted very few if any wings (from everyone’s totals) this time.

    I also stated in a still different thread that Wingador should consider himself lucky if he comes within 3 dozen wings of Joey. I think I was fairly accurate, as 241 – 205 = 36.

  12. Rhonda Evans said

    February 1, 2008 @ 4:01 pm

    How an eater can be just about the best in the world in one food and beneath the carpet on another is wild. But that’s Humble Bob and that’s what helps make CE interesting and not always predictable.

  13. Jake from SF said

    February 1, 2008 @ 4:57 pm

    Rhonda looks like I did misread you. I figured you were surprised by El Wingador’s placing, but it seems like you were more surprised with his total numbers. Even still, I think El Wingador could rival joey and pat in wings most days. Today was just not his day and he probably had too much ring rust.

  14. Anonymous said

    February 1, 2008 @ 5:46 pm

    Ring rust you say, but the man ate 40 more wings than he ever did in his life and there was no way in hell he would now or ever beat Joey Chestnut or Mr. Bertoletti.

  15. Anonymous said

    February 1, 2008 @ 6:47 pm

    What was Joey doing in the bathroom before the contest ahhhh maybe barfing the 3 gallons of water to strech his stomach,or what ever else he can do without being seen.Pats the real champ.

  16. Bronson Fan said

    February 2, 2008 @ 9:20 am

    Congrats Joey and Pat, they are the top 2 eaters in the world!!!!

  17. Anonymous said

    February 2, 2008 @ 12:35 pm

    Yes and definitely in that order. Pat will never ever not ever dethrone Joey as number one unless Joey just decides to step away.

  18. SyKoBOZO said (Registered September 17, 2007)

    February 2, 2008 @ 3:30 pm

    nice job Joey,a 3 peat,and Pat you kicked ass as usual,Wingador nice job on breaking your 200 wing mark….but the big story has to be my boy US MALE 4th place with those guys is FRIGGIN AWESOME!!!!,I have a feeling that this is going to be a very big year for Dave…he did deliever,lol…It sounds like Brad was way up there too,so what excatly did he do again???? Have A Nice Day :)

  19. Mega Munch said

    February 3, 2008 @ 6:05 pm

    Awesome contest. “Snotting a wing”…good stuff…who said that?

  20. US MALE said

    February 4, 2008 @ 8:12 pm

    That Sykobozo. The wings were so friggin cold from the very start as the WIP crew made the supplier take them out of the warmers right before the entourages started coming out. Gentlemen Gerry & myself were screwed big time the first round. I ate 110 & Gerry ate a few more. After the first round we were told we did not qualify for the first round. As Gerry was being a gentleman, I was going apeshit. The judges finally realized they screwed up and made up a total for our first round placement. Did not make a difference in the final tally but it takes from our actual totals.

    Wing bowl is a great event and I have a winderful time from the minute I arrive to the stadium. HOWEVER, I am considering not doing Wing Bowl again in 2009.

    Thanks for all those who supported and believed in me. I will deliver in IFOCE events during the year.

  21. SyKoBOZO said (Registered September 17, 2007)

    February 4, 2008 @ 10:05 pm

    cool,he great job man….how was the Super Bowl man??????

  22. US MALE said

    February 4, 2008 @ 10:55 pm

    Super Bowl was awesome, even though I hated the results. Saw alot of fellow Eagles fans in jerseys representing during the NFL pre-game tailgate party and met John Travolta, Cal Ripken, Gary Betman (NHL Commissioner) & some other names.

  23. SyKoBOZO said (Registered September 17, 2007)

    February 5, 2008 @ 12:16 am

    wow thats cool,cal ripken jr was an awesome baseball player thats for sure

  24. Rhonda Evans said

    February 5, 2008 @ 8:08 am

    Dave it’s always a pleasure to read your posts. Your experience with WB must have been very disheartening. I would have gone “ape****” too.

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