PHILADELPHIA, PA (CBS) — Molly Schuyler has a great disposition for a world-class competitive eater. She maintains an even keel and isn’t getting overly excited when it comes to regaining her crown at Wing Bowl 24.
Last year, Schuyler suffered a minor upset when Patrick Bertoletti edged her out at Wing Bowl 23 with an event-record 444 wings.READ MORE: 2 Mothers, Babies Rushed To Hospital After Being Rescued From Burning Frankford Apartment Building, Officials Say
Undaunted, Schuyler is aiming to reclaim what she won two years ago at Wing Bowl 22, when she devoured 363 wings.
“I’m going into this to have fun and I love Pat, it’s a great give-and-take between us,” Schuyler said. “Pat definitely brings out the best in me, and I do feel I bring out the best in him. You have to eat pretty fast when you’re eating with Pat.READ MORE: Derek Chauvin Trial: Pennsylvania National Guard Activated To Philadelphia As Officials Prepare For Verdict
“If you drop your guard, you’re done. I wasn’t full last year. I know Pat wasn’t full. I could have easily gone another 14-minute round. Where I live, the only problem I have is getting the (type of wings to eat that they use in Wing Bowl).”
Schuyler says she’s not changed anything about her preparation. What gets lost is that there is an athletic element to what these competitive eaters do.
“I will say this, I’ve kept my guard up all year and been training all year,” Schuyler said. “I’ve never stopped. You are pushing your body to limits that aren’t normal. It’s like training for a marathon. The human body isn’t designed to run 26 miles, like the human body isn’t designed to eat 400 wings in 30 minutes.MORE NEWS: Keith Campbell Sentenced Up To 76 Years In Head-On Crash That Killed 3, Including 2 Mummers, In South Philly
“You have to convince your body that it can do something that it can’t really do. Eating in the morning doesn’t affect me. You get used to it. I also want it out there that I’m going for Wingette of the Year, too.”