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Three random Camden eating challenges
16 oz. burger Ultimate Cowboy Burger House of Brews Turnersville, NJ grilled cheese sandwiches for buns
burgers Burger Record Jim's Lunch Milville, NJ MLB's Mike Trout has reportedly eaten 6 burgers
12 scoops ice cream Ice Cream Challenge Aunt Lo's Ice Cream Challenge Laurel Springs, NJ
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The amateur-only wing contest awarding $1,800 that was to have taken place tonight at Phily Sports Bar in Runnemede, NJ has been moved to February 21.
Phily Sport Bar in Runnemede, NJ will hold a wing eating contest for amateurs only on February 11 awarding $1800 ($1000 to the winner). Entrants cannot have placed in any wing eating contest before.
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. 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.
Breandan "Skin and Bones" Lyman won last night's Wing Bowl 21 Wing Off held at the Jughandle Inn in Cinnaminson, NJ. (WIP gallery | Courier Post gallery).
Bogey's in Sewell, NJ will hold a wing eating contest on January 25 awarding $150 to the winner. Bill "El Wingador" Simmons is listed as a co-host.

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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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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South Jersey Local News has a report on last month's Gaetano's King Steak Challenge in Maple Shade, NJ won by Dave "US Male" Goldstein when he finished a 4 pound cheesesteak sandwich in 19:38.

Eating contests held throughout football season

Several restaurants are holding eating contests that will take place throught football season:

  • Battle of the Bone 5 – Phoenix area Native New Yorker restaurants – qualifiers will take place on Wednesdays throughout football season – finals December 8 will award a trip to the Super Bowl
  • Court Jester’s – Aberdeen & Freehold, NJ – Weekly hot wing eating qualifiers during Monday Night Football – finals during Super Bowl will award $1750 ($1000 to winner)
  • Smoke City Market – Sherman Oaks, CA qualify for Jan 27 contest by eating rack of ribs
  • Two Stones Pub – Newark, DE – 10 patrons who eat most foot long hot dogs will get a spot in a Super Bowl party
  • The Whiskey Barrel – Gloucester City, NJ – weekly hot dog eating qualifiers will be held during Monday Night Football, final will be held during Super Bowl


Dave "US Male" Goldstein won $250 after finishing a big cheese steak at Gaetano's in Maple Shade, NJ in 19:38. (video)
The Gloucester County Times reports that Bill "El Wingador" Simmons' bail was reportedly posted earlier today. update Shamrock Bail claims to have posted "El Wingador's" bail. update #2 has an article about Simmons' release from jail. update June 26 has a column about the release of "El Wingador" which says that family and friends paid the $10,000 bail bond and that his lawyer said he was a drug delivery man.

El Wingador court appearance Friday

update Jun 22 reports that Bill Simmons’ bail was not reduced from $100,000. His sentence is estimated at 10-20 years if found guilty. reports that Bill “El Wingador” Simmons will have a court appearance tomorrow to seek a lowering of his $100,000 bail which has yet to be paid and that public defender Richard O’Brien will serve as his attorney. has quotes from Angelo Cataldi saying he would be willing to act as a character witness if the case is tried. has an article with quotes from Rick “The Manager” Russo and Jon Squibb. More “El Wingador” links:

Comments (29) reports that five time Wing Bowl champion Bill "El Wingador" Simmons was arrested for cocaine distribution in Harrison Township, NJ Friday night. His bail has been set at $100,000.
Joe Menchetti announces he won $500 by eating 4 sandwiches at Tony Luke's in Sicklerville, NJ in under 3 minutes.
The grand opening of Tony Luke's new location in Sicklerville, NJ on June 9 will feature a sandwich eating contest awarding $500 to the winner. Bill "El Wingador" Simmons will serve as judge.
Botto's in Swedesboro, NJ will hold a meatball eating contest tomorrow awarding Philadelphia Flyers tickets. has a column about competing in Bogey's Wing Bowl naming Nick "PapaGiorgio" "PapaGorgio" Kehler as the winner. has an article about Wing Bowl 20 preparations for Jon Squibb and Dave "US Male" Goldstein.
A promotional video for America's Biggest Eater was recorded a wing eating contest held at the Phily Diner in Runnemede, NJ. "Senor Rico" was the winner with 81 wings in 15 minutes.
Bogey's in Sewell, NJ will hold a wing eating contest on January 27 awarding $150 to the winner. Bill "El Wingador" Simmons will host.
Dave "Tiger Wings and Things" Brunelli announces he won last night's Wing Off at P J Whelihan's in Washington Township, NJ with a total of 45 wings in 10 minutes.
PJ Whelihan's in Turnersville, NJ will hold a Wing Off qualifier for Wing Bowl 20 on December 15. The only other Wing Off on the calendar takes place at PJ Whelihan's in Downington, PA on January 5.
The Wing Bowl 20 website announces that Nick "Papagorgio" Kehler will compete in the finals after winning this morning's Wing Off at PJ Whelihan’s in Cherry Hill, NJ after defeating Al the Alligator, Snack Jack and Bam Bam Wingalow in overtime. (gallery) The finals on February 3, 2012 will award a Chevy Camaro to the top local and $20,000 to the overall winner.

Wing Bowl 20 announced, first Wing Off Monday has been updated with information about the 20th edition of the contest. The first Wing-Off qualifier awarding a spot in the finals on February 3, 2012 will take place Monday, morning, November 28 at PJ Whelihan’s in Cherry Hill, NJ (via Nick Kehler). A facebook page has been started at

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