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Black Widow Wins World Sweet Potato Casserole Eating Championship
10/20/2004

Sonya 'The Black Widow' Thomas added yet another prestigious title to her ever expanding collection by devouring 8.62 pounds of sweet potato casserole today at the North Carolina State Fair.

The casserole, which included ‘obstacle’ ingredients such as hardened brown sugar and lightly toasted pecans, was designed, cooked and seasoned to challenge the gurgitators as much as possible during the 11:00 minute competition.

As a result of her dominating performance, Thomas wins $1,500.00 and the inaugural World Sweet Potato Casserole Eating Championship title.

In second place was Big Louis Bryant with a strong 4.99 Lbs, and in third was Court Wheeler with 3.72 lbs. The pair of talented North Carolina eaters wins $1,000.00 and $500.00, respectively, for their performances.

"The ability to eat starch-based casseroles in mass quantity fell out of favor in the late 20th Century, and those with skill in this area found that they were not celebrated by the public," said George Shea, Chairman of the International Federation of Competitive Eating. "However, in the first four years of the new century, casserole-eating has experienced a resurgence in popularity. This rebirth culminated with Sonya Thomas’ impressive victory at the North Carolina State Fair."

The Atkins Liberation Front, a militant anti-carb unit, did not protest the event as expected.