Philadelphia eating challenges and contests category

Three random Philadelphia eating challenges
3 1/2 lb. burgers The Piatto Challenge Piatto Grille Conshohocken, PA includes 1 lb. fries
3. lb. burger Big Daddy Luke Challenge - defunct Tony Luke's Philadelphia, PA Challenge no longer offered - Only one woman has reportedly finished challenge
11 lb. bagel sandwich Classic Whale Challenge Spread Bagelry Philadelphia, PA time limit 45 min for 2 people, 60 minutes for one, 2 days advance notice requested
(All Philadelphia eating challenges and contests in database)

Chickie's & Petes in Philadelphia will hold a crab fry eating contest on July 13 awarding tickets to the Eagles opener and cash.

2018 Hostess Donette eating contest

PhillyVoice has an article
Dizexhaled has a video

The top 3 | 4-10

1st 257 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
2nd 244 Carmen Cincotti
3rd 204 Darron Breeden
4th 176 Gideon Oji
5th 139 George Chiger
6th 124 Brian “Dud Light” Dudzinski
7th 122 Eric “Badlands” Booker
8th 116 Ivan “The Avocado” Mendoza
9th 44 William “Wild Bill” Myers
10th 24 Rene Rovtar

This will probably be the last meeting of Joey Chestnut and Carmen Cincotti before the Nathan’s finals. Joey Chestnut has not defeated Carmen Cincotti since the White Hut cheeseburg eating contest in West Springfield, MA on September 23.

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Allanah Richman reports Bob Shoudt ate 7 sandwiches to win the first prize of $500 in yesterday's eating contest held at the HoagieNation festival in Philadelphia headlined by Hall & Oates.
Joey Chestnut, Carmen Cincotti, Gideon Oji and Darron Breeden are expected to compete in the World Hostess® Donettes® Eating Championship in Philadelphia on June 1.
Registration is open for a Hostess Donettes eating contest in Philadelphia on June 1. The purse of $8000 is the largest so far for a MLE contest in 2018.
Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers posted a meatball eating contest on his Instagram story. He claimed to have bet $40,000 on the contest.
Inside Edition has a post about Kate Ovens' recent video in which she ate two foot long cheesesteak sandwiches to show her support for the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 52.

Molly Schuyler wins Wing Bowl 26 with record 501 wings

9:07 The official top 5
1 501 Molly Schuyler
2 396 Dave Brunelli
3 388 Bob Shoudt
4 262 Dan Kennedy
5 250 Moe Train

8:59 The contest has concluded

8:56 The top 5
5 231 Moe Train
4 233 Dan Kennedy
3 373 Bob Shoudt
2 382 Dave Brunelli
1 455 Molly Schulyer

8:53 The First Responder division winner goes to firefighter

8:52 The Wingette of the Year is Katie

8:44 The second half is over. Dave Bruneeli and Nadia White struggled, but continued.

8:32 The first half top 10 (actually 11) (Wayne Algenio has the totals)
1 241 Molly Schuyler
2 224 Dave Brunelli
3 218 Bob Shoudt
4 141 Dan “Killer” Kennedy
5 138 John “Oink Oink” Bradley
6 134 Moe Train
7 125 Skin & Bones
8 112 Nadia White, 1st local woman to advance to 2nd round since 2001
9 98 Ukraine Train
10T 97 Geno Bambino
10T 97 Kenzo Kevin

No 1st responders made the 2nd round

8:25 Iceman has won the entourage award.

8:14 The first round has finished. Pittsburgh Paulie quit after one wing and Butch reversed and was DQed.

8:00 The eating contest has started

7:54 The entrance processions have concluded and the national anthem is about to start

Philadelphia.cbslocal.com has a roster with odds. Bill “El Wingador” Simmons, Pat Bertoletti and Dave “US Male” Goldstein will not be competing.

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Murphy's Beef & Ale in Levittown, PA will hold a Wing Bowl on Saturday awarding $800 (prize breakdown not given).
Jon Wasserman ate 20 wings in 4 minutes to win the first prize of $200 in last night's Manayunk Wing Sprint in Philadelphia. Bill "El Wingador" Simmons also competed and NFL lineman Jahri Evans.
SOMO Manayunk in Philadelphia will hold a Wing Sprint on January 31 awarding $200 to the first person to finish 20 wings. Bill "El Wingador" Simmons will compete and NFL lineman Jahri Evans will referee.
Philly.Eater.com has an article about the logistics of producing 10,000 chicken wings for Wing Bowl competitors illustrated with a picture of Dave "US Male" Goldstein.
Ram's Pizza Tavern in Clifton Heights, PA will hold a pizza eating contest Saturday awarding $250 to the winner.
Kenso Kevin defeated Farmer Bob in overtime in tonight's final Wing Off at PJ Whelihan's in Downington, PA to claim the prize of a spot in Wing Bowl 26.
Qualifiers for Wing Bowl 26 will take place at P J Whelihan's locations in Maple Shade, NJ on January 11, Sewell, NJ on January 18 and Downington, PA on January 23. Winners will receive $100 and a spot in Wing Bowl 26.
The Wing Bowl twitter announced that Wing Bowl 26 has sold out.   
A pre-sale for Wing Bowl tickets is now available (promo code: "WINGS"). The price has increased to $12.50. The official sale date is December 14.
Philadelphia.cbslocal.com reports that Wing Bowl co-founder Angelo Cataldi has extended his contract with radio station WIP.
Nadia White announces that she ate 20 tacos in 2:20 to break the house record of 2:26 held by John "Oink Oink" Bradley at Loco Pez Tacos in Philadelphia.
John "Oink Oink" Bradley won a wing off at the WIP studio this morning to become the first person to qualify for Wing Bowl 26. A song about "Oink Oink" produced for his episode of The Practitioners is also available.
WIP officially announced that Wing Bowl 26 will take place on Friday February 2, 2018. A division for first responders has been added. Tickets will go on sale starting December 14.
Metro.us has an article about Breandan "Skin & Bones" Lyman, who finished 5th in the 2016 Wing Bowl, competing in Sunday's Philadelphia Marathon. With a time of 2:36 in last year's marathon, he is probably the fastest competitive eater/runner.
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