by George Remaily
Friday morning at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia marked the 20th 94 WIP Wing Bowl. The winner of this annual event was Takeru Kobatashi who many call the greatest competitive eater of all-time. He set a new wing bowl record putting down 337 wings beating the old record set by the defending champion Super Squibb in 2011.
Kobatashi told everyone after the competition that he could have put down another 100 wings if he had to. He showed everyone including his fellow competitors at Wing Bowl why he is the best competitive eaters out there. His closest competitor Super Squibb, who won the event the past three times finished in second downing 271 wings, which is an amazing number as well. Bill “El Wingador” Simmons, a legend and the five time Wing Bowl champion came in third place eating 251 wings. Finishing in fourth was Chilita, a female competitor downed 238 wings.
Kobatashi who is very well-known for winning the Nathan’s hot dog eating contest on Coney Island in New York is a six-time champion there. Kobatashi won $20,000 and a championship ring and Super Squibb, who finished second went home with a 2012 Chevy Camaro.
Wing Bowl XX was attented by thousands who all jammed into the Wells Fargo Center. It was a complete sellout and has been for years. This has become a Philadelphia spectacular and annual tradition.
Another major part of Wing Bowl are the sexy Wingettes. This year there were more than 125 Wingettes. The Wingettes were competting for the title of Wingette of the Year. Attending this years Wing Bowl as VIP Wingettes were adult film star legends, Jenna Jameson and Mary Carey.
Wing Bowl was created back in 1993 by Sportsradio 94 WIP morning show host Al Morganti as a way to have Philadelphia sports fans to have something to feel good about to divert the fans from the pro sports championship drought that was happening back than. The event went from year one which was held in a Center City Philadelphia hotel lobby to today where it was held in front of a sellout of over 20,000 at the Wells Fargo Center. It has become an annual event in Philadelphia every Friday before the Super Bowl.