By Joseph Santoliquito

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Where else can you find a more eclectic bunch than at Wing Bowl? Some of this year’s contestants have qualified by eating a four-pound jar of mayonaise, a 32-ounce Tomahawk Ribeye Long-Bone that was big enough to swat a baseball, and raw eggs with peanuts still shelled, just to name a few of the oddball stunts.

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What makes this Wing Bowl unique is that the contest is open to previous Wing Bowl contestants that never won.

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It also marks the return of 5-time Wing Bowl champ Bill “El Wingador” Simmons, who will be eating against midwest eating machine and two-time champ Molly Schuyler.

Perhaps the biggest piece of curiosity will be what pro wrestling legend Ric “The Nature Boy” Flair’s reaction will be. There promises to be more than a few of his signature call “Woos.”

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In the “Legends” category you’ll have a projectile vomiting legend, a human bowling ball that weighs close to 500 pounds and a former pro boxer.

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Only at Wing Bowl can such a group be on the same stage.

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Guide to Wing Bowl 25


The parking lots open at 4am, the doors to the Wells Fargo Center open at 5am, and the event starts at 6am
First round: 30 eaters-14 minutes.
Second round: Top 10 eaters advance for 14 minutes.
Final round: Top five eaters advance in a speed-eating two- minute round.

Special 5-minute eat-off


Bill “El Wingador” Simmonds
Weight: 310lbs
Wing Bowl 7, 9, 10, 11, & 13 Champion

Molly Schuyler
Weight: 127lbs
Wing Bowl 22 & 24 Champion



Bob “Notorious B.O.B.” Shoudt
Weight: 275lbs
Odds: 2-1 (overall)

Jack “Snack Jack” Diamond
Weight: 220lbs
Odds: 10-1 (overall)

Richard “Uncle Rico” Franceschi
Weight: 260lbs
Odds: 10-1 (overall)

Steve “Tart Tent” Buchanan
Weight: 230lbs
Odds: 10-1 (overall)

Willam “Skinny Dickey” Moebius Jr.
Weight: 190 lbs
Odds: 10-1 (overall)

Michael “The Bucks County Gobbler” Warren
Weight: 250lbs
Odds: 10-1 (overall)

Daniel “Cobbler” Pisano
Weight: 187lbs
Odds: 10-1 (overall)

Al “Love Handles” Marnoch
Weight: 260lbs
Odds: 10-1 (overall)

Jason “Wings of Justice Height” Carr
Weight: 225lbs
Odds: 10-1 (overall)

Chris “The Chuggernaught” Krasley
Weight: 285lbs
Odds: 10-1 (overall)

Christopher “Chili Dawg with Fries” O`Brien
Weight: 200lbs
Odds: 10-1 (overall)

Monty “Moe Train” Wiradilaga
Weight: 245lbs
Odds: 10-1 (overall)

Brandan “Skin & Bones” Lyman
Weight: 178lbs
Odds: 10-1 (overall)

John “Oink Oink” Bradley
Weight: 245lbs
Odds: 10-1 (overall)

Dimitry “Ukraine Train” Schupak
Weight: 235 lbs
Odds: 10-1 (overall)

Sean “Clowngelo HurtswhenIpee” Gordon
Weight: 225 lbs
Odds: 10-1 (overall)

Matt “Blonde Mamba” Gyerman
Weight: 185 lbs
Odds: 10-1 (overall)

Robert “Farmer Bob” Garges
Weight: 300lbs
Odds: 10-1 (overall)

Josh “Meat Sack” Domico
Weight: 285 lbs
Odds: 40-1 (overall)

Gerry “Iceman” Spearing
Weight: 260lbs
Odds: 40-1 (overall)

Apostolos “Pittsburgh Paulie” Vasiliou
Weight: 350lbs
Odds: 100-1 (overall)

Wing Bowl Legends


Dave “U.S. Male” Goldstein
Weight: 215lbs
Odds: 5-1 (overall) 2-1 (legend)

Dave Tiger “Wings & Things” Brunelli
Weight: 250lbs
Odds: 7-1 (overall) 4-1 (legend)

Matt “Sloth” Dutton
Weight: 275lbs
Odds: 10-1 (overall) 7-1 (legend)

Henry Goldey
Weight: 245lbs
Odds: 10-1 (overall) 7-1 (legend)

Doug “Damaging Doug” Canavan
Weight: 445lbs
Odds: 12-1 (overall) 7-1 (legend)

Jerry “Gentleman Jerry” Coughlin
Weight: 325lbs
Odds: 20-1 (overall) 7-1(legend)

Rick “Rick the Manager” Russo
Weight: 230lbs
Odds: 20-1 (overall) 50-1 (legend)

Charles “Eggman” Rifici
Weight: 200lbs
Odds: 20-1 (overall) 20-1 (legend)

John “The Building” DelVecchio
Weight: 275lbs
Odds: 40-1 (overall) 25-1 (legend)

Douglas “Obi Wing” Petock
Weight: 295lbs
Odds: 90-1 (overall) 75-1 (legend)

Past Wing Bowl Winners


24: Molly Schuyler-429
Feb. 5, 2016 Wells Fargo Center

23: Patrick Bertoletti-444 (Wing Bowl record)
January 30, 2015 Wells Fargo Center

22: Molly Schuyler-363
January 31, 2014 Wells Fargo Center

21: Jamie “The Bear” McDonald-287
February 1, 2013Wells Fargo Center

20: Takeru Kobayashi-337
February 3, 2012 Wells Fargo Center

19: Jonathan “Super” Squibb-255
February 4, 2011Wells Fargo Center

18: Jonathan “Super” Squibb-238
February 5, 2010 Wachovia Center

17: Jonathan “Super” Squibb-203
January 30, 2009 Wachovia Center

16: Joey Chestnut-241
February 1, 2008 Wachovia Center

15: Joey Chestnut-182
February 2, 2007 Wachovia Center

14: Joey Chestnut-173
February 3, 2006 Wachovia Center

13: Bill “El Wingador” Simmons-162
February 4, 2005 Wachovia Center

12: Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas-167
January 30, 2004 Wachovia Center

11: Bill “El Wingador” Simmons-154
January 24, 2003 First Union Center

10: Bill “El Wingador” Simmons-135
February 1, 2002 First Union Center

9: Bill “El Wingador” Simmons-137
January 26, 2001 First Union Center

8: “Tollman Joe” Paul-90
January 28, 2000 First Union Center

7: Bill “El Wingador” Simmons-113
January 29, 1999 Spectrum

6: Mark “Big Rig” Vogeding-164
January 23, 1998 Spectrum

5: Eric “Gentleman E” Behl-120
January 24, 1997 Electric Factory

4: Glen “Fluffmaster” Garrison-155
January 26, 1996 Electric Factory

3: Kevin “Heavy Keavy” O’Donnell-133
January 27, 1995 Club Egypt

2: Kevin “Heavy Keavy” O’Donnell-127
January 28, 1994 The Main Event

1: Carmen “The Beast From the East” Cordero-100
January 29, 1993 Wyndham Franklin Plaza Hotel