2013 Hooter’s Wing Eating Championship category

Youtube has a mini documentary about the 2013 Hooter Wing Eating Championship.
Ditlo has a gallery of Miki Sudo at the 2013 Hooters Wing finals in Clearwater, FL with several behind the scenes pictures. There is also an interview section where she claims that the LeFevres are the most inspiring competitive eaters.
The new poll asks for your opinion on the official results of last month's Hooters World Wing Eating Championship in Clearwater, FL.
VeggiePowered has posted a video of restaurant employees disposing the contents of several huge bowls into a dumpster. According to the video caption, the bowls contained the food uneaten by the finalists in the Hooters wing finals last month.
The Walton Sun has an article about Neil Sebree competing in the Hooters wing finals.
Hooters is challenging its customers to eat one million wings on Monday, when all you can eat wings will be available for $12.99.

2013 Hooters Wing Finals

update July 26 Bay News 9 has an article and behind the scenes video

TampaBay.com has an article about cooking the wings

Veggie Powered has a video of the entire contest

MyFoxTampaBay has a interview with Miki Sudo recorded before the contest billing her as the Rookie of the Year.

WTSP has a gallery

Results | Part 2 | Part 3
1) Joey Chestnut 179 wings
2) Miki Sudo 155
3) Adrian Morgan 149
4) Michelle Lesco 131
5) Sonya Thomas 128
6) Sean Gordon 113
7) Marcos Owens 109
8) Juliet Lee 108
9) Brian Subich 85
10) Erik Denmark 82
11T) Eric Badlands Booker 78
11T) Damien Boykin 78
13) Bam Martinez 72
14) Jon Bello 68
15) Neil Sebree 60
16) Alex Perez 49

Joey Chestnut has defended his title with a total of 179 wings

8:03 The contest has finished

7:52 The contest has started

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NWF Daily News has an article and video about Neil Sebree competing in the Hooters finals.
Bleacher Report has an interview with Joey Chestnut about competing in the Hooter's Wing finals tonight. Tampa.CBSLocal.com also has a podcast of Joey's appearance on the Fabulous Sports Babe Show yesterday.
TampaBay.com has an interview with Miki Sudo about competing in the Hooters World Wing-Eating Championship tomorrow (her missing the Nathan's finals is not mentioned).
SCSunTimes has an article about Damien Boykin competing in the Hooters finals.

Sean Gordon receives Hooters finals spot

The field for Thursday’s Hooters World Wing Eating Championship has been announced. Sean Gordon has apparently received a wild-card berth after eating 94 wings to finish fourth in the Panama City, FL qualifier. 94 wings was not the most by someone finishing outside the top 3: Jeff Butler, Steve Hendry, Juan Rodriguez, Andrew Kogutkiewicz and Corey Fanguy all ate more(94+ results after jump)

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Sunstar Scheduling is looking for an EMT for a chicken eating contest on July 25 (the phone number corresponds to the Tampa Bay area)
Patch reports that the site of the Hooters finals in Clearwater, FL was damaged by a driver Sunday, but will be repaired by July 25, date of the contest. This is the second MLE contest site to be damaged; the Nathan's finals site was closed for several months following Hurricane Sandy.
Kwame Hall has produced a video about last month's Hooters wing eating qualifier in Las Vegas won by Miki Sudo.

2013 Las Vegas Hooters qualifier

update June 27 The Las Vegas Sun has a gallery of Miki Sudo and Rake & Herald has a contest report

Official Results: Part 1 | Part 2
1) Miki Sudo 192
2) Adrian Morgan 176
3) Marcos Owens 144
4) Jeff Butler 124
5) Steve Hendry 120
6) Juan Rodriguez
7) Corey Fanguy 103
8) Mary Bowers 75
9) Dax Swanson 54
10) Ken Douglas 38

update Miki Sudo reportedly won with 196 wings

The Hard Rock Hotel, site of tonight’s qualifier, has made no recent tweets about the contest: https://twitter.com/HardRockHotelLV

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Miki Sudo, Adrian Morgan, Juan Rodriguez, Jeff Butler and Steve Hendry are expected to compete in tomorrow's Hooters wing qualfier tomorrow. This means that at most five of the 2012 finalists will return to the 2013 finals: Sonya Thomas, Joey Chestnut, Juliet Lee, Erik Denmark and possibly Adrian Morgan.
Hooters in Bakersfield, CA will hold a wing eating contest during halftime of the NBA Finals. According to 23 ABC, the winner will compete in the finals in Clearwater, FL on July 25.

80% of 2013 Hooters finals field set

With four out of five qualifiers complete, 80% of the competitors in the finals of the Hooters wing circuit have been determined and are listed after the jump. At least one of the MLE top 7 (Janus, Stonie, Shoudt, Sudo) will not make the finals. Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco’s wing count of 152 is the highest announced so far this year, surpassing Joey Chestnut’s total by 12. (Hooter’s wing contests are supposedly judged by weights consumed, which are not publicized.) Read the rest of this entry »

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Michelle Lesco wins 2013 Hooters Cincinnati qualifier

Results Part 1 | Part 2
1) Michelle Lesco 152 wings
2) Juliet Lee 128
3) Brian Subich 120
4) Andrew Kogutkiewicz 112
5) Corey Fanguy 92
6) Matthew Raible 88
7T) Tracy Goode 84
7T) Sean Mulcahey 84
9) John “Ticket Wizard” 32
10) Jerry Fowler 10

A picture of the stage.

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2013 Hooters Wing finalists

With over half of the field set, here are the 9 of the 15 finalists for the Hooters Wing Finals in Clearwater, FL in July:

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Mother of all Runs Hooters qualifier

update May 16 Three pictures have been posted on the race’s facebook gallery

update May 14 There has been a lot of criticism about the event posted on its facebook page which is being deleted instead of addressed (Screen capture of removed post by Dustin Hoisington .

update May 12 Full results (but not full names) have been posted (Part 1 | Part 2)
Results (Top 3)
1) Erik Denmark 115 wings
2) Alex Perez 112
3) “Bam” Martinez 96
4) Mark P 92
5) Marco “Mongo” Marquez” 83
6) Roland A 80
7T) Ken K 76
7T) Aida Martinez 76
9) Clint G 67

A contest picture.

Marco “Mongo” Marquez is at the qualifier, which would be his first MLE contest since the Isle Black Hawk Rocky Mountain Oyster Eating World Championship in 2010.

It does not appear the contest will have a problem with spectators viewing the contest from nearby buildings

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There will be a $20 admission fee for spectators at tomorrow's Hooters Wing qualifier at the Mother of All Runs in Farmersville, TX tomorrow (ticket purchase).
Registration is now open for the Hooters qualifier that will take place at the Cincinnati Reds' ballpark on June 8. Registration will open at noon Central for the eating contest to be held at the Chicago RibFest on June 7.
Crazy Legs Conti has a two part series about the Hooters qualifier in Panama City, FL. Part 1 | Part 2. He also has a report on the ice cream eating contest in Orlando.
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