The U.S. National Buffalo Wing Eating Championship

Date: 09/03/2017
Location: Buffalo, NY
Winner: Joey Chestnut, with 220 wings in 12 minutes, Buffalo Wings
Total Prizes: $5,000 total cash purse


Order was restored to the universe at the 2017 U.S. National Buffalo Wing Eating Championship, when Joey Chestnut ate 220 wings in 12 minutes for the win.

There is no greater wing eater in the history of the world than Chestnut. At this event, he once again proved the fact with a relentless display of technique, hand speed and human will. He would not fall today. He did not fall today. That he ate 37 more wings than the next highest finisher, Gideon Oji, says everything you need to know about the performance by the Great One.

Carmen Cincotti proved that he is adept in the wing discipline in his MLE wing debut, eating 181 wings in 12 minutes. Once imagines that number heading north as The Mutiny becomes more experienced in this technique-dominant discipline. Geoffrey Esper could not back up his Saturday Buffalo Buffet Bowl win with another podium finish; his fourth place was secured with 176 wings. Others ate less, but all distinguished themselves.

Full results below.

1st - 220 wings - Joey Chestnut
2nd - 183 wings - Gideon Oji
3rd - 181 wings - Carmen Cincotti
4th - 176 wings - Geoffrey Esper
5th - 170 wings - Darron Breeden
6th - 119 wings - Sonya Thomas
7th - 109 wings - Jim Reeves
8th - 85 wings - Badlands Booker
9th - 80 wings - Jacob Gauda
10th - Tie - 68 wings - Ronnie Hartman & William Myers

This contest took place at 5pm Eastern, on Sunday September 3rd, 2017, at the The National Buffalo Wing Festival, held at Coca-Cola Field, 275 Washington St, Buffalo!

About The National Buffalo Wing Festival!
The National Buffalo Wing Festival takes place over Labor Day Weekend at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, NY. Part of the proceeds from the festival go to benefit Western New York charities, raising more than $315,000 over the festival's history.

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*All applicants must be 18 years of age or older and fully acknowledge and understand the inherent dangers and risks associated with participating in an eating contest. The applicant further acknowledges and understands that the MLE/IFOCE coordinates with event sponsor(s) to select and approve eligible participants, and that the MLE/IFOCE shall decide, at its sole discretion, whether an applicant is eligible to participate in any eating event, and/or related activities. The MLE/IFOCE may revoke an applicant's eligibility to participate in the eating contest, or related activities, at any time, for any reason, at its sole discretion. The MLE/IFOCE and the event sponsors reserve the right, at any time, to change any and all details concerning the event, including, e.g., time, duration, location and prize structure.