Wing Bowl 21 (February 1, 2013) category

Jamie McDonald wins Wing Bowl 21, US Male top local

10:01 reports that Bill “El Wingador” Simmons is considering a comeback for Wing Bowl 22.

9:49 report
9:27 has a contest report

8:59 Final top 4 results
1) Jamie “The Bear” McDonald 287 wings
2) Jon “Super” Squibb 282
3) Dave “US Male” Goldstein 266
4) Skin & Bones

8:53 Tiger Wings has been DQed

8:49 The top 5 with the 2 minute final round left
1) Jamie McDonald 265
2) Jon Squibb 252
3) Dave US Male 247
4) Dave “Tiger Wings & Things” 220
5) Skin & Bones 202

8:42 The second round is over

8:36 US Male’s 148 wings is not a first half record; Kobayashi ate 165 last year

8:24 First Round totals (via CSN live blog)

Dave US Male 148
Jon Squibb 138
Jamie McDonald 130
Tiger Wings & Thing 128
Skin & Bones 126
Not Rich Razzi 102
Uncle Rico 97
Snack Jack Diamon 92
Ukraine Train 87
Wayney Wonder Algenio 81

8:18 3 of the national eaters will advance to the second round, 7 locals will move on

8:06 The first half is over. Jamie McDonald is reportedly behind Jon Squibb and Dave “US Male” Goldstein is among the leaders. The Dallas representative Jordan Avalos, reversed eight minutes into the contest, which is not surprising since he was selected on “trash talking” instead of eating ability. “US Male” has won best entourage

7:50 The contest has started

7:44 New Eagles coach is on site and currently being interviewed

7:34 The “World” eaters are entering and the crowd is throwing debris at the out of towners

Wing Bowl 21 Coverage

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West Deptford Patch reports that Bill "El Wingador" Simmons has been indicted on 13 charges related to his June 2012 arrest for possession of $8,000 worth of cocaine.

List of 100+ wing Wing Bowl personal bests

A listing of all competitive eaters who have a Wing Bowl total of 100 or more in the eatfeats database sorted by personal best follows after the jump. The all time top 5:

2012 Feb 3 1st 337 30 min Takeru Kobayashi Wing Bowl 20 Philadelphia, PA
2012 Feb 3 2nd 271 30 min Jonathan “Super Squibb” Squibb Wing Bowl 20 Philadelphia, PA
2011 Feb 4 2nd 254 30 min Bill “El Wingador” Simmons Wing Bowl 19 Philadelphia, PA
2008 Feb 1 1st 241 30 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut Wing Bowl 16 Philadelphia, PA
2012 Feb 3 4th 238 30 min Stephanie “Xanadu” Torres Wing Bowl 20 Philadelphia, PA

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Comments (2) has the full list of Wing Bowl 21 competitors. Wayne Algenio, Andrew Skweres, and Jordan Avalos received the New York City, Chicago and Dallas berths. The odds are also available. Jon Squibb is the favorite in the national competition at 3-2 with Jamie McDonald behind him at 2-1. In the local competitors, Richard Razzi is the favorite at 3-1 and Dave "US Male" Goldstein is behind him at 4-1. "Snack" Jack Diamond is the biggest underdog at infinity-1 odds. CBS' Mancave blog has a list of the last five Wing Bowl Champions starting with Sonya Thomas.
The big announcement for Wing Bowl 21 is that a one hour highlight package will be available on The video will cost $5 to watch, $7 after February 1. has a report on Jon Squibb's quest to regain his Wing Bowl title and the Drexel University paper has an article about MBA student Anthony “Wiz-Kid” Wisniewski, who qualified for Wing Bowl 21 by eating a cow tongue in five and a half minutes. The Wing Bowl twitter claims a big announcement will be made tomorrow at 8 eastern. update Jan 21 also has an article about Squibb. has an entry form for candidates for the New York City area representative to Wing Bowl 21. The rules say the winner (who must be from NY/NJ/CT/PA) "will be selected based on their ability to promote the city of New York on-air during a phone call with CBS New York and CBS Philadelphia station employees. has an article about Bill "El Wingador" Simmons and his lack of involvement in Wing Bowl 21. Simmons says he has yet to be indicted on his drug trafficking charge and still plans to continue with his "America's Biggest Eater" television project. reports that Takeru Kobayashi will partner with Chief Inspector Dennis Wilson when he compete the Philadelphia Police and Firefighters Wing Bowl January 25. PhillyBurbs also has an article about Wing Bowl 21 qualifier Andrew "King Disco" Cordisco. reports that 5-time champion Bill "El Wingador" Simmons will not attend or be involved with Wing Bowl 21 after his arrest for cocaine distribution in June (he is currently awaiting trial). Despite his legal issues, Simmons believes he would make the overall American top 3 after training.
The Dallas representative for Wing Bowl 21 will be selected on trash-talking about Philadelphia teams instead of competitive eating ability. Four competitors (Dallas / Fort Worth area residents only) will be selected this week for a "trash talk off" on January 18 that will determine the overall winner.

Wing Bowl 21 “World” slots

With Wing Bowl 21 less than three weeks away, here is how the five spots for competitors from outside Philadelphia have been allocated:

  • Boston (WBZ) Jamie McDonald
  • Chicago (WSCR) Applicants are currently being accepted
  • Dallas (KRLD) ?
  • New York City (WFAN) ?
  • Washington, DC (WJFK) “Large” Todd King, 2012 DC Wing Bowl winner

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Joey Chestnut hopes he will be allowed to compete in Wing Bowl 21.
Johnnie Excel qualified for Wing Bowl 21 by eating 20 grilled cheese sandwiches in under 12 minutes. In other Wing Bowl 21 news, Rick "The Manager" Russo has a new video for his anthem and the mini-profiles of the competitors have been updated. (The DC representative "Large" Todd King, won the 2012 Washington Wing Bowl.) update has an article is taking entries from people who hope to represent the Midwest in Wing Bowl 21. The rules restrict entry to residents of Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan. There does not appear to be any contest or stunt attempt associated with the slot; the entrant will be solely chosen on a sub 500 word essay.
Former Pennsylvania governor has a column for praising Wing Bowl 17-19 champion Jon Squibb which calls him the "last best hope" of Philadelphia sports. (via email)
WIP announces that all tickets available for Wing Bowl 21 have been sold.
Wing Bowl 21 tickets are now on sale and can be purchased using the following link.
Wing Bowl 21 tickets will go on sale for $10 on on Tuesday, December 11 at 9 am Eastern. (direct link for purchase)
"Snack" Jack Diamond qualified for Wing Bowl 21 today by eating 16 bunless hot dogs in 2 minutes. Stacy "Eatorama" McCarthy and "Iceman" qualified on Thursday. Alexis failed her stunt of eating 100 tater tots in 3 minutes this morning, but received an invitation to the in-studio Wing Off.
Rick "The Manager" Russo has produced an anthem and music video for Wing Bowl 21. (via Craig Reed)

Dave Brunelli & Dave Goldstein tie in first Wing Bowl 21 Wing Off reports that Dave “Tiger Wings & Things” Brunelli and Dave “US Male” Goldstein tied in this morning Wing Off held at PJ Whelihan’s in Cherry Hill, NJ and will both receive a spot in Wing Bowl 21 on February 1. Tickets will go on sale on December 11 for $10.

Wing Bowl 21 will have a two tier system. In the first tier, three time champion Jon Squibb will face off against winners of five qualifiers to be held around the country. Other Philadelphia area residents will compete in the second tier to win a Nissan Pathfinder. The person with the overall highest total will win $20,000.

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The WIP Morning Show announces that Takeru Kobayashi will not defend his Wing Bowl title in 2013.
Stacy "Eatorama" McCarthy has produced a song called "Hungry Man" about his 2013 Wing Bowl quest.

Wing Bowl 21 rules released – first Wing Off Wednesday

The official announcement for Wing Bowl 21 will take place Monday, but contest rules have already been posted containing information on how to qualify for the finals in Philadelphia on Feburary 1, 2013:

  • The majority of finalists will qualify by successfully completing an in-studio stunt. (Stunt submission form)
  • Five first round Wing Offs will be held at Philadelphia area PJ Whelihan’s. The first Wing Off will take place November 28 in Cherry Hill, NJ. The winners of the first round Wing Offs will then compete in a second round Wing Off to win a spot in the finals. An in-studio Wing-Off will also be held between two people who almost finished their stunt.
  • CBS Radio stations in Washington, DC “The Fan”, New York City (WFAN 660), Boston “The Sports Hub”, Chicago “The Score” and Dallas “The Fan” will hold qualifiers sending the winner to the finals. The regional winners will receive $200 and travel expenses.
  • Former champions Takeru Kobayashi, Jon Squibb, Joey Chestnut, Bill “El Wingador” Simmons will receive byes and not have to qualify. (It is likely that 100% of those invitations will not be accepted.)
  • There are no restrictions on “professionals” or non-locals.
  • The overall winner will receive $20000 and a Wing Bowl Champion Ring and gold medal. The top competitor fro the Philadelphia area will win a Chevy Camaro.

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