Takeru Kobayashi breaks Wing Bowl record by 82 wings

8:55 Final amounts announced
1) Kobayashi 337 wings 82 more than previous record
2) Jon Squibb 271 wings
3) El Wingador 250 wings
4) Stephanie “Chilita” Torres 238 wings, smashes Sonya Thomas’ women’s record of 169
5) Dave “US Male” Goldstein 226 wings

8:44 Top 5 at end of 2nd round Top 5) Chilita 212 4) Us Male 215 3) El Wingador 234 2) Jon Squibb 252 1) Takeru Kobayashi 317

8:35 Kobayashi’s 1st half amount of 165 would have won all previous Wing Bowls from 2005 or before except 2004 where Sonya Thomas’ total was 167 http://wingbowl.cbslocal.com/eaters/ (totals at bottom)

8:35 The second round has concluded.

8:31 Kenso Kev has reportedly quit

8:28 Quazy reportedly reversed

8:23 The second round has started

8:22 Wing Bowl 1st half top 10
1) Kobayashi 165
2) Jon Squibb 144
3) Dave “US Male” Goldstein 119
4) Bill “El Wingador” Simmons 114
5) Stephanie “Chilita” Torres 102
6) “Not” Rich Razzi 97
7) Oink Oink 93
8T) Skin & Bones 92
8T) Kenso Kev 92
10) Quazy 85

8:09 Philly.com has an article about Kobayashi’s pre-contest routine.

8:05 CrossingBroad has a gallery of Kobayashi backstage before the contest.

8:04 Gentleman Jerry has won the entourage / float award again

8:00 The first round has concluded.

7:58 Dave “US Male” Goldstein is reportedly near the leaders. His liquid might need to be tested.

7:53 Kobayashi’s UStream channel is currently broadcasting at http://www.ustream.tv/kobieats It is mainly showing the arena video screen.

7:46 The contest starts

7:43 Everyone has entered and the national anthem starts

7:36 Kobayashi enters to boos. He has an elaborate float looking like the Philadelphia Museum of Art (as seen in Rocky)

7:24 Dave “US Male” Goldstein is entering. His float was a guillotine executing Eagles coach Andy Reid.

7:08 Stephanie Torres is entering. Her float is a goddess platform. The announcers wonder if her lip piercing will interfere with her eating and say she has a medical condition which prevents her from getting full. A picture of her float

6:45 The processions are under way. Kenso Kev just entered.

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Comments (89)


  1. Anonymous said

    February 3, 2012 @ 7:06 am

    Is there streaming live video

  2. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    February 3, 2012 @ 7:29 am

    Dave’s recurring theme seems to be executions.

  3. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    February 3, 2012 @ 7:34 am

    Re: your new poll, Koby should actually eat the most wings, and I think he might actually win, but who knows.

    I’m guessing:

    1. Koby
    2. Super Squibb
    3 or 4. Chilita
    4 or 3. Wingador

  4. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    February 3, 2012 @ 7:37 am

    This blog is awesome: http://www.csnphilly.com/pages/wing_bowl_20

    They CHEERED for Koby!

    Prayer works!

  5. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    February 3, 2012 @ 7:47 am

    Kobayashi was booed according to the official twitter


  6. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    February 3, 2012 @ 7:50 am

    According to Sarah Baicker (http://www.csnphilly.com/pages/wing_bowl_20) he was cheered HARD!

  7. anonymous said

    February 3, 2012 @ 7:52 am

    Shes actually smiling and no hat yet?

  8. anonymous said

    February 3, 2012 @ 8:02 am

    Stephanie is not even in it. Kobayashi is killing all of them. US Male is using a suspect liquid

  9. tT said

    February 3, 2012 @ 8:03 am

    What about steph Torres????.

  10. anonymous said

    February 3, 2012 @ 8:05 am

    Wanna bet Stephanie Torres will never do this contest ever again

  11. anonymous said

    February 3, 2012 @ 8:12 am

    Right now Kobi is on a pace to break all established wingbowl records. When it’s over won’t even be close

  12. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    February 3, 2012 @ 8:19 am

    How many has Bernie snatched off Kobay’s plate?by McForker 8:18 AM
    and El Wingadore’s count was 114by Sarah Baicker 8:18 AM
    Chilita was in 5th, with 102by Sarah Baicker 8:18 AM
    so, on to round two we go!by Sarah Baicker 8:17 AM
    And, surprise surprise, no. 1 currently is Kobayashi — an all time wing bowl record already — 165 wingsby Sarah Baicker 8:17 AM
    2 with 144 wings is Super Squibbby Sarah Baicker 8:17 AM
    3 119 wings for US Maleby Sarah Baicker 8:17 AM
    4 El WIngador (missed his total)by Sarah Baicker 8:17 AM
    5 102 wings for chr … forget how to spell it?by Sarah Baicker 8:17 AM
    6 97 wings for Not Richby Sarah Baicker 8:16 AM
    7 with 93 wings is Oink Oinkby Sarah Baicker 8:16 AM
    8 also with 92 is Kenzo Kenby Sarah Baicker 8:16 AM
    9 with 92 wings, Skin and Bonesby Sarah Baicker 8:16 AM
    No. 10 — Quazy (he hate 85)

  13. Gooooo said

    February 3, 2012 @ 8:26 am


  14. anonymous said

    February 3, 2012 @ 8:28 am

    US Male is ready to puke Bye bye

  15. anonymous said

    February 3, 2012 @ 8:43 am

    317 for Kobayashi going into the 2 min final

  16. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    February 3, 2012 @ 8:44 am

    In 1st place is Kobayashi with 317 wings by Sarah Baicker 8:43 AM
    In 2nd place is Super Squibb, with 252 wingsby Sarah Baicker 8:42 AM
    In 3rd with 234 wings is El Wingadorby Sarah Baicker 8:42 AM
    In 4th: US Maleby Sarah Baicker 8:42 AM
    IN 5th place with 220 wings: Chillita

  17. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    February 3, 2012 @ 8:47 am

    Well, at least this contest doesn’t seem to be biased against Koby, and it seems that over the last several years judging has been more liberal, with respect to what constitutes a “clean” wing.

    Otherwise you would never have these totals.

  18. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    February 3, 2012 @ 8:49 am

    Oh, and the totals I pasted were second round totals.

  19. anonymous said

    February 3, 2012 @ 8:54 am

    Sonya would bury the entire field

  20. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    February 3, 2012 @ 8:56 am

    The winner of Wing Bowl 20 is Kobayashi with 337 wings!

  21. anonymous said

    February 3, 2012 @ 8:59 am

    Ha Stephanie Torres beat US Male . He ate his heart out alright

  22. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    February 3, 2012 @ 8:59 am

    2nd: 271 wings: Suber Squibbby Sarah Baicker 8:59 AM
    3rd: 250 wings: El Wingadorby Sarah Baicker 8:58 AM
    4th: 238 wings: Chillitaby Sarah Baicker 8:58 AM
    5th: 226 wings: US Male

  23. Hmm said (Registered November 12, 2009)

    February 3, 2012 @ 9:03 am

    Well, well, WELL DONE KOBAYASHI! He was so incredibly superior that there was no way to make it a close contest. Whatever fears I may have had have been erased by his victory. Excellent, I am very happy for him.

  24. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    February 3, 2012 @ 9:06 am

    The only person on the planet who might have had a shot at Koby today is Joey Chestnut.

    For all you who pointed at Koby’s Spike TV Chow Down participation in wings a few years ago, as an indication that he would have trouble in wings, may this be a lesson to you.

    Now, the question is, with Koby coming back next year, how does Philly get the title back in the hands of a local?

    I bet there will be some talks with MLE to allow their eaters in next year. But unless Koby re-signs with MLE, the Sheas won’t let their eaters participate.

  25. anonymous said

    February 3, 2012 @ 9:09 am

    No re signing of Koby unless they give him 100 grand signing bonus and modify the contract to his advantage. One title that he will keep for years to come . Not one eater will ever come close to beating him in Wingbowl . Not now not ever

  26. Anonymous said

    February 3, 2012 @ 9:12 am

    Great totals!! haha there was a lot of chicken wing meat wasted today!! There is nobody on the planet that can truly eat 337 wings. As long as everybody had fun though, I guess that’s what matters most! Good job to all the participants 🙂

  27. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    February 3, 2012 @ 9:12 am

    As much as I adore and respect Sonya, A 8:54, she doesn’t quite have the magic to win any more in Wing Bowl. I think the subjectivity has taken a toll on her confidence in WB.

    However, bring Koby to Buffalo, and Sonya might give Koby a fair run for the money. But frankly, when you’re as talented as Koby, even that would be a longshot.

  28. Blizzz said (Registered July 16, 2008)

    February 3, 2012 @ 9:15 am

    This makes me very happy! Go Kobi!

  29. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    February 3, 2012 @ 9:24 am

    “Stephanie “Chilita” Torres 238 wings, smashes Sonya Thomas’ women’s record of 169.”

    Yep, and so did US Male with 226.

    And so did El Wingador with 234.

    I kinda, sorta think the judging standards changed just a bit. 🙂

  30. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    February 3, 2012 @ 9:30 am

    Also congrats to Squibb (won a car, right?), Wingador, Chilita (new women’s WB record!), and US Male!

  31. anonymous said

    February 3, 2012 @ 9:32 am

    Rhonda . hate to burst the bubble but Buffalo and Wingbowl are like night and day. Wings in Philly are much smaller much tastier and much easier to get down. Stephanie would get plastered by Sonya in Buffalo. Kobi?? Well he can beat anyone no matter how the wings taste

  32. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    February 3, 2012 @ 9:38 am

    Uh … 9:32 … no shit. I’ll alert the media from 10 years ago.

  33. EP said

    February 3, 2012 @ 9:55 am

    Congratulations to Kobi and all the competitors a absolutely great event for fans.

    The legend is no poser he can get it done.

    Never will we see a Joey vs Kobi as the truth of this competition would show how superior Kobi a independant is to the MLE chosen one.

    Does anyone really think anyone from MLE can beat Kobi…. Really?

  34. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    February 3, 2012 @ 10:16 am

    Depends on the food EP.

    In wings, only Joey.

    In HDBs: Forget Koby. Joey all the way.

    In seafoods (e.g. oysters, clams): I’d take Sonya

    Sweets: probably Pat.

    With Koby against top MLE eaters in all foods: Koby would win1/2 to 2/3 of all contests.

    As excited as I am for Koby winning WB, and I’m thru the roof, Koby certainly is beatable by the MLE’s elite in a number of foods.

  35. FOS said

    February 3, 2012 @ 10:29 am

    OJ — For the record, and besides the Nathan’s clashes with Joey, in what contests did Kobi lose to MLE eaters? I seem to recall something about fruitcake with Sonya and Booker? For comparisons purposes, I think the problem is when Kobi was with MLE he was very selective of what contests he would partake in. In addition, he was based in Japan not New York during the majority of his time with MLE. If he felt he wasn’t a lock to win, he’d stay away. Nothing wrong with that, many eaters do that. But, I believe he kept himself strictly for the major events with MLE and rarely participated in other events.

  36. Hmm said (Registered November 12, 2009)

    February 3, 2012 @ 10:45 am

    Beg to differ with Rhonda but think that this is not even worth discussing. I cannot think of one single reason that MLE needs Kobi, not one. And yes, I do think Kobi beat Joey twice in HDB’s when Joey got the belt. Kobi has gone his own way and what does offer to MLE after basically trashing them? Honestly, nothing as far as I can see. He would be a liability, even Joey and Stonie eating that pizza was a really really bad move for upcoming sponsors. So…….I am still thrilled for Kobi and would not bother to suggest who he might or might not beat in any given food. Not discouraging anyone else, of course, that is just my opinion. I actually think that he could take many many of the top eaters in almost all foods. He is really an eating machine and never had the opportunity to train with the real food when he lived in Japan. I think he would be number one MLE in everything except HDB would be very close.

  37. Blizzz said (Registered July 16, 2008)

    February 3, 2012 @ 11:00 am

    Pat Bertoletti could give both Joey and Koby a run for their money in wings, it’s insane how well he does with those currently. And I still give Kobi the slightest of an edge in HDBs over Joey, like Hmm said, I think Kobi got cheated out of the belt at least once while they were going head to head. Actually they’re probably more even, I just can’t give the edge to Joey, he just looks like he’s about to die after every contest and Kobi never seems to have an issue with being that full.

    I want some VIDEOS of the wing bowl! I bet Kobi was demolishing these things… that’s one wing every 5.3 seconds or so.

  38. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    February 3, 2012 @ 11:01 am

    Here are Kobayashi’s IFOCE losses. He never competed in a head-to-head fruitcake contest, but failed to break Sonya Thomas’ record when he attempted it.

    2010 May 9 2nd 370 8 min Takeru Kobayashi CP Biggest Eater – men Singapore, Singapore
    2009 Jul 4 2nd 64.5 10 min Takeru Kobayashi Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Brooklyn, NY
    2008 Sep 28 3rd 84 8 min Takeru Kobayashi Krystal Square Off finals Chattanooga, TN
    2008 Jul 4 2nd 59 10 min Takeru Kobayashi Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Brooklyn, NY
    2007 Oct 10 7th 2.46 8 min Takeru Kobayashi MLE Chowdown – whole turkeys Las Vegas, NV
    2007 Oct 9 3rd 3.12 8 min Takeru Kobayashi MLE Chowdown – chicken wings Las Vegas, NV
    2007 Jul 4 2nd 63 12 min Takeru Kobayashi Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Brooklyn, NY
  39. anonymous said

    February 3, 2012 @ 11:23 am

    If you go to Beautifulbrian.com US Male was projected to come in 5th and he did

  40. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    February 3, 2012 @ 11:39 am

    Blizz oh sure. Pat is hands down the best wing eater in the history of competitive eating. End of discussion.

    1045: whatever. You change your mind like rich people do cars.

    OJ thanks for the stats. Yes, Koby may well be the greatest CE ever, and he probably is, but the guy is definitely beatable, but perhaps not today.

  41. anonymous said

    February 3, 2012 @ 11:40 am

    I expect 2 of the top 5 will announce their retirement from the sport

  42. Naader Reda said

    February 3, 2012 @ 11:45 am

    Medical condition that prevents her from getting full? I’d believe it. Lol.

    Congrats to Koby for putting on a crazy show. I don’t think that record’s going anywhere now.

  43. Blizzz said (Registered July 16, 2008)

    February 3, 2012 @ 11:55 am

    Rhonda, I know there was controversy behind the Wingstop record, but going by the estimation of about 180 wings (Pat is an honest guy, so I bet that’s a pretty good ball park figure he guesstimated). That would equate out over a 12 minute span to a wing every 4 seconds or so, which is an excellent pace, but probably not sustainable for 30 minutes. Regardless, even with slowing down to a 6 second wing, it would be on pace with what Kobi was doing (assuming those wing totals were accurate, and who knows with the wingbowl) So yeah, I think he would do quite well against anyone in wings. Wing size also plays a huge role with comparing numbers like that, and keep in mind, wingbowl has some of the smallest wings around further pushing the numbers in Pat’s favor.

  44. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    February 3, 2012 @ 12:06 pm

    Like I said Blizz, no argument. But who are you trying to convince? Yourself? Just stop arguing.

  45. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    February 3, 2012 @ 12:10 pm

    11:40, I’m sure Wingador will again announce his retirement. That’s a given.

    I also think Stephanie will retire, but only from the one event—-Wingbowl.

  46. anonymous said

    February 3, 2012 @ 12:29 pm

    Medical condition my ass. Why didn’t she beat sonya in hot dogs?

  47. FOS said

    February 3, 2012 @ 12:33 pm

    Using Nathan’s as the gold standard, from a promotional standpoint Wing Bowl’s a flop. That’s really all Angelo Cataldi cares about — media attention for him. However, there’s been very little national coverage. I’ve yet to see CNN or Fox News mention it on their crawl or in any on air capacity. In fact, I don’t think it was mentioned on any of the morning shows nationally or beyond Philly. Most reporters now recognize this as a spectacle, a disgusting one at that, and not a contest of any merit. Without weighing the wings, reporters feel the outcomes are all just some jamoke’s opinion. Angelo Cataldi, recognizing this lack of credibility during promotion of the event, has now gone to extreme. Now they just count every wing. Rules are: Take a bite of the wing; throw it down on the plate; and count the wing. A far cry from the days they threw out more of Sonya’s plates than a Greek Restaurant after a wedding. Who knows how many wings Kobi or anybody else ate? Too bad. I feel most sorry for Squibb who I think actually believed this was a real contest and he was some sort of wing champion. He seems like a good kid and its sad to burst his bubble. But I guess a new car as way with making up for that.

  48. Anonymous said

    February 3, 2012 @ 6:33 pm

    Hmm where’s Rhona?

  49. Anonymous said

    February 3, 2012 @ 6:44 pm

    The way they score at wing bowl nowadays Sonya would probably do 300 at least.

  50. Blizzz said (Registered July 16, 2008)

    February 3, 2012 @ 9:46 pm

    Oh, btw Rhonda, was never trying to argue, that’s never why I comment, I was just surprised he was left out of the mix for top wing eaters and wanted to lay out my ideas in print as to why I think he’s a top wing eater 🙂

  51. papagorgio said (Registered December 30, 2008)

    February 3, 2012 @ 11:17 pm

    I was also in the second round. I ate 85 wings as well. They messed up.

  52. anonymous said

    February 4, 2012 @ 2:10 am

    What are the odds of IFOCE.com or MLE facebook congratulating Kobi for winning Wingbowl?

  53. Tap said

    February 4, 2012 @ 2:51 am

    I sgree Blizz I think Pat can beat Kobi in wings as well as many other things. Bertoletti is the best eater in the world.

  54. anonymous said

    February 4, 2012 @ 6:48 am


  55. Joe said

    February 4, 2012 @ 9:07 am

    FOS fails to see that the wing bowl is purely entertainment. On credibility, who cares if it’s scripted or choreographed. As long as there is a sell out, 1000′s of listeners and the sponsors are happy this disgusting “flop” is a resounding success. He must know this event is a few pen strokes away wrestling and next year our national pride will fill the arena the see if our boys (and or girls) can bring the wing bowl title back to our shores {even though it’s living in NY}.

  56. BullShit said

    February 4, 2012 @ 1:46 pm

    The fans booed Kobi! I was there. The media spins things how they want. The fact of the matter was Kobi came in with his same bullshit he did in NYC. “oh I just want to be part of this city. I want to be your Rocky…” he took every cheesy tourist attraction including goalies, mummers, and cheesesteak makers and plastered them all over himself and his entourage. He put the liberty bell in his name! How disrespectful can you be?! Kobi is Japanese! Not American. He isn’t from Philly. Win or loose he has NO right taking icons and symbols that we believe in that represent THIS country and make them about him. You want to win? Win. Don’t make a mockery of what this city loves to suit your media needs. Take the $10,000 apperance fee the gave him to participate and buy some Japanese flags. Ignorant, rude, offensive, disrespectful, self-serving… He choked three times on his bones yesterday, hope next year they finish him off. How dare he come to this event and misrepresent American symbolism! He tries that again and it’ll be WWII part II.

  57. @FOS said

    February 4, 2012 @ 1:59 pm

    Squibb is a great competitor at WingBowl. Never underestimate his awesomeness. He ripped through those plates yestedemolish demolished all the other eaters. There was mention by a camera man for a local news station after the event that they leaned in favor of Kobi. He was at an entourage afterparty I was at. He said when they called Squibb’s 4th plate yesterday Kobi was on 3 still. When they called Squibb’s 5th plate they called Kobi’s 6th. Why pad the greatest eater in the worlds numbers. When you are using the celebrity of his name to make your small town do nothing radio show the same level as Stern… Angelo Cataldi and WIP will do anything to get the ratings. Even cheat the Black Widow out of her win. Squibb does seem like a nice guy. It’s ashame that Angelo hates him so much. He really could have made a name for himself. Kobi probably did win. No doubt about that, but 337 is hard to believe even for him. I was there and saw the whole thing. No one broke 315. I say Squibb should take his cars and move on. The rest of us should give up believing that his event is more than a reason for WIP/Angelo to ego stroke.

  58. anonymous said

    February 4, 2012 @ 2:02 pm

    Who shelled out the dough for Chilita airfare? I know it did not come out of her pocket

  59. anonymous said

    February 4, 2012 @ 2:07 pm

    Papa there is no documented proof that you made it to the second round. Honestly that is downright disgraceful that you won a wing contest that paid $150 last week and you can’t even make to the second rd.

  60. This is NUTS! said

    February 4, 2012 @ 2:18 pm

    If these numbers are all real, CE is making a huge move into becoming a real sport. Impressive guys and girl! Congrats to all of you.

  61. Good job Squibb! said

    February 4, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

    It wasn’t a win, but it was an impressive attempt to do what most are afraid to. Sweet ride and impressive numbers! Good luck getting ur crown back dude!

  62. We'll never know... said

    February 4, 2012 @ 2:23 pm

    Was it rigged? Wasn’t it? Were the plate counts padded? Did Squibb really win? Did Angelo just refuse him a fourth win? Wing bowl is a shot show and we’ll never ever really know. If you ask me US Male could’ve beat Kobi yesterday, but I think Chilita and Super-Squibb really did! It’s all about the press and hype with those guys.

  63. Keepin it clean said

    February 4, 2012 @ 3:17 pm

    Give credit where it’s due ppl Squib is a straight up guy He had a clean float No dead bodies, no godzillas, just 3 crowns, his s, and I think he had Miss PA or something on there, but that ok cause Kobi had Bernie Parent & some fat dude She was hot, but she wasn’t dressed like a ho or anything He’s a 3x champ & didn’t brag or worry about being in the news, making it on tv, or if his name was trending He is like real greatful when ppl interview him too He was in some video with Rhea & he’s a real cool cat He gave T.K. his props for winning Never saying it’s rigged or he was cheated He said he’s an amazing eater and today it was his That’s cool man He’s a great guy to rep Phila and change ppls opinion of us since that Santa thing Big deal Kobi won Ppl knew he would I want to see some real eating All they talk about is him That’s not a contest I want to see the champ eat I want to hear how he thinks it was I hope he can get it back next yr & take it from Japan

  64. 2 bad Squjbb said

    February 4, 2012 @ 3:46 pm

    I wouldve luvd 2 c somebody knock princess koby off his pedestal! If it wasn’t for that work visa he’d be a no one in Japan.

  65. Great job everyone!!! said

    February 4, 2012 @ 3:50 pm

    This is an amazing results board. Congrats to all the eaters! I’m impressed. Good job Squibb! It was a valient effort for an Indie Eater! Hats off to you!

  66. Anna N. said

    February 4, 2012 @ 4:56 pm

    Who said they cheered for Koby? NOone cheered for him! I was there! He was booed. Booed and booed and booed. There was people chanting “go back home”, “U.S.A., U.S.A.,..” and “go back to your country”. Not Philly’s finest moments as far as being PC goes, but NO one wanted him to win. That was made evident by the 25,000 people booing there. Actually, the only time the booing stopped was when “Super” Squib clapped after the round two totals were announced for them. It was weird. It was like “Super” Squibb was telling the people that it was the real deal by clapping. Like he was ok by being beaten. Trust me, when it came down to just the two of them, EVERYONE was cheering for the “Super” Squib to win. In all honesty, I was too. It was a sad day to see WIP basically bring in someone to give the crown to. It’s our radio station, it’s our event, it should have stayed a local winner. The idea behind Wingbowl was supposedly to give Philadelphia fans a reason to celebrate because our team never made it to the superbowl. Now we are stuck with Andy Reid, not going to the superbowl, AND they gave the win away! Not to a local. Not even to an American citizen. I agree that they did misrepresent our symbols of freedom and state by giving them to Koby. They had our mummers walk him out. Thank you WIP for not only taking our joy away, but auctioning of everything that means something to this city off to the highest bidder for ratings and publicity. You should be ashamed of yourselves. I won’t be there next year. I refuse to support that “champion” at our contest or have him “represent” us. The audacity is, just-Unbelievable.

  67. Watch close said

    February 4, 2012 @ 5:13 pm

    i DON;T GET THIS … last year you were yelling it a rig contest. Now you telling it s for real. So is it real or fake

  68. @Joe said

    February 4, 2012 @ 5:38 pm

    WWE, exactly!! See you get it. Can’t believe Kobi is a sell out! Guess that’s what jaw-thritis will do to ya. Cloud ur judgment enough to let ur girlfriend talk u into an unsanctioned scripted radio event invented to publicize a two bit morning program that isn’t worth the pot he pisses in. Seriously, they gain creditability and publicity by using Kobi’s name. He looses creditability and respect by participating. What an idiot? Guess some people will do anything for a paycheck or 15 minutes of fame. Kobiyashi turns out to be america’s new joke. Maybe he should change his name to stone cold or keep the Rocky theme he stole from thencity? He may have won yesterday, but now he’s officially a looser.

  69. @watch close said

    February 4, 2012 @ 5:45 pm

    Of course it’s rigged! U think it’s real? Haha Seriously? Last yr Squibb smoked Wingador & they said it was 1 wing difference. Before that they had Wingador beat Blk Widow when she really won. This yr Squibb was ahead of KobiiSight out of the gates & all the sudden at the end of the round Kobi was up like 30. If u saw it in person u know what really happened. They had to let Kobi win so he doesn’t protest & sue them like Nathan’s. If u dont understand read the Joe comment. Its not real. That’s why it’ll never be an ifoce or mle event. Angelo Cataldi is a fraud with a hard on for Joey. He won’t rest til he gets him back there. He is just using Kobi to do it.

  70. Anonymous said

    February 4, 2012 @ 5:49 pm

    I dont get why they made up numbers. The lower amounts that everyone really ate would’ve been good. Why add 20-30 to it. There wasnt a record set from what I was watching.

  71. Anonymous said

    February 4, 2012 @ 7:10 pm

    Your local event sucks!

  72. Anonymous said

    February 4, 2012 @ 8:36 pm

    There are some great eaters in WB. They deserve a lot of credit. It takes balls to go against koby. Pro or not – Squibb has huge brass ones! Good job dude!

  73. the truth said

    February 4, 2012 @ 9:08 pm

    Do most of you realize that posting 68 comments of utter nonsense you are putting a huge smile on oj Rifkin face? In addition you are creating more fanfare and publicity for a worthless event. Someone is getting the last laugh

  74. anonymous said

    February 4, 2012 @ 10:39 pm


    WOW, US MALE did win something afterall.

  75. Anonymous said

    February 5, 2012 @ 4:22 am

    Run a fair contest, weigh the wings, put Koby against Joey and Pat and they both will whip his ass!

  76. anonymous said

    February 5, 2012 @ 9:46 am

    Doesnt matter if you weigh the wings or count them. Kobi will always manage to come out the winner because not only is he better than those names but he eats clean and is a winner

  77. Hmm said (Registered November 12, 2009)

    February 5, 2012 @ 10:32 am

    Whatever anyone thinks, and there are certainly a ton of opinions, isn’t this the first time that Sports Illustrated really gave a lot of press to Wingbowl. Kobayashi must have courted them and in the end, he won big. And so did everyone else including USMale who would not have gotten this kind of press in MLE. It does not matter what is said, look beyond, probably everyone who participated as eaters and part of entourages came out a winner here and had their usual good time. Lots of stand up dudes too. Kobayashi gave them a big gift.

  78. FOS said

    February 5, 2012 @ 11:14 am

    SI loves CE there’s a ton of articles. Just an example regarding wings.


    There’s lots more.

  79. Hmm said (Registered November 12, 2009)

    February 5, 2012 @ 11:51 am

    Only was referring to WingBowl……correct me, people do all the time.

  80. Anonymous said

    February 5, 2012 @ 11:59 am

    Hmmmmmm there you go again with foot to mouth insertion.

  81. @The truth said

    February 5, 2012 @ 12:03 pm

    This event matters to a lot of ppl. Just cause ur some no name ifoce/mle eater that posts anonymously to get a rise out of ppl cause u can’t impress anyone with ur career… Go get a real life , or a hobby.

  82. FOS said

    February 5, 2012 @ 12:15 pm


    okay wing bowl stories, there’s tons on Sonya’s win.

  83. Luv the FB WB pg fight!! said

    February 5, 2012 @ 2:37 pm

    If u aren’t in on that ur missin out!! Furious Petes girl fighting others about how it’s a scam! Check it out!

  84. Anonymous said

    February 5, 2012 @ 3:13 pm

    I’d rather watch Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm fight it out with people on this site.

  85. Miss Furious Pete said

    February 5, 2012 @ 7:07 pm

    Anna N.

    You are RETARDED!! I can’t believe you wrote what you wrote. You are a straight up bitch!!!!!!!!

  86. @Anna said

    February 6, 2012 @ 9:54 am

    Im with you. This was MADE to be a local event. They rounded up some real good eaters this yr. They prob is none of them knew they were pawns. That they’d be filler in a contest. Take out that hack Wingadore, Kobi, and Chilita and you had a pretty good base contest. I’d like to see who would’ve won if it was counted right.

  87. Good Effort Squibb! said

    February 6, 2012 @ 10:10 am

    I think people should stop trash talking and congratulate Squibb. It took guts to do what he did. He is just a small town guy who won a few contests. He beat pros last year and this year he was close. There are people who are afraid to face Kobiyashi. He did it. He put out his best, beat his own record, and scored a fourth car? That’s great! Good job Super Squibb and good luck next year.

  88. Anonymous said

    February 6, 2012 @ 10:13 am

    Win or loose team Squibb is a class act. He bowed out gracefully. Never accusing Kobi of cheating like Simmons would. Or any of these other eaters for that matter. He seems like a good kid and he made a good attempt.

  89. Sacrificial lambs? said

    February 6, 2012 @ 1:50 pm

    There are WB haters & WB fans. Stop acting like Squibbb and the others are Kobi’s sacrificial lambs. They all did a great job. I watched the last 12 years and I’ll keep watching. Kobi keeps going against his dr’s he won’t even be able to open his mouth this time next year. Maybe then it’ll be a local event again.

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