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The U.S. National Buffalo Wing Eating Championship

Location: Buffalo, NY
Date: 09-04-2016
Winner: Joey Chestnut, with 188 wings in 12 mins


Great news for everyone except chickens: The U.S. National Buffalo Wing Eating Festival returns this coming Labor Day weekend. Major League Eating will once again join the Wing King himself, Mr Drew Cerza, in the late summer afternoon light at The National Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival. For countless years, Major League Eaters have known there is no better way to kiss summer farewell and to look to the fall than by eating a lot of chicken wings in Buffalo, NY, each and every Labor Day weekend.

Speaking of a lot of chicken wings, Joey Chestnut ate 205 Buffalo wings in 12 minutes to claim first place at the 2015 installment of this marquee event. He was at his brutal, simple, rhythmic best at the table; Chestnut will be returning to Buffalo this year to defend his title. Miki Sudo and Sonya Thomas settled for second and third respectively, while rookie sensation Gideon Oji again impressed in the wings discipline, finishing in fourth place.

The U.S. National Buffalo Wing Eating Championship is an event like no other. The greatest eaters on earth challenge themselves against the mighty chicken wing in the spiritual home of the Buffalo wing—the one, the only, Buffalo, NY. The faithful from the 716 and beyond descend upon Coca-Cola Field to bear witness. Do you have what it takes to cover yourself in Buffalo wing glory? Major League Eaters are warmly invited to sign up to compete. At the table or in the crowd—don't you ever miss it!

This contest will take place at 5pm Eastern, on Sunday September 4th, 2016, at the The National Buffalo Wing Festival, held at Coca-Cola Field, 275 Washington St, Buffalo!

FULL RESULTS! 1 Joey Chestnut 188 wings in 12 min 2 Gideon Oji 177 3 Geoffrey Esper 162 4 Yasir Salem 133 5 Sonya Thomas 118 6 Badlands Booker 112 7 JIm Reeves 107 8th 76 wings - Daniella Gioia 9th 74 wings - Dave Werick 10th 72 wings - Wild Bill.
11th 34 wings - Mary Bowers.

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.

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