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Wing Bowl Mania: "Super Squibb" is King

John Squibb, "Super Squibb", slams down 203 wings



"Super Squibb" devours 203 wings, claiming the crown as WIP Wing Bowl champ.

It's glutinous. It's gratuitous. It's the wing bowl! And today, it once again takes center stage at the sold-out Wachovia center.

In past years, professional eaters dominated the wing bowl. But this year, the event is just for local, amateur contestants. Whoever eats the most chicken wings in a given time is the champ.

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WINNER:  John Squibb, "Super Squibb", with 203 wings!

 Squibb, 23, of Berlin, N.J., said he would return next year to take on three-time Wing Bowl champion Joey Chestnut. 

Professional eaters will be competing again next year.

Heading into the competition Squibb was a virtual unknown. But, he was unfazed -- rightly so -- taking down the competition.

Squibb won a mini Cooper, a $7,500 diamond ring and a crown of mini chickens.

"I had ideas of grandeur heading into it... but I never expected this," said Squibb about his win.

In second, Richard "Not Rich" Razzi ate 180 wings.

Razzi, who is homeless, is unsure if he will be returning to the competition in 2010 because he is "getting old now."

On finishing second: "It sucks to lose," he said.

Third place was a tie for Henry “Hank the Tank” Goldey of Philadelphia, PA, and Don “Da Disposal” James of Woolwich, NJ with 153 wings.


UPDATE: Round 2

  • 8:46 a.m. Obi wing pukes, rips off his shirt, then climbs under the table
  • 8:51 a.m. Frank De Fraud spews
  • Officer Beast upchucked at the very end of Round 2

Going on to the Finals:

5th: Cadillac Carrigan, 129 wings (Click here to follow his road to Wing Bowl)

4th:  Da Disposal, 141 wings

3rd: Hank the Tank, 145 wings

2nd: Not Rich, 173 wings

1st:  Super Squibb, 195 wings  

UPDATE:Round 1


  • Frank the Tank is washing down his wings with orange soda--interesting technique
  • Damaging Doug was first to complain about having too many drumsticks on his plate
  • Plates are what count here--not the wings themselves. If contestants don't finish the wings on the plate, the wings don't count.
  • Controversy Alert: Some competitors are trying to eat just the wing or the drumstick It has been ruled they must eat whatever is on the plate.  
  • Best entourage enterance goes to Gentleman Jerry
  • Obi wing peed himslef and still made it to the 2nd round eating 83 wings

    The Top 5 Contestants after Round 1:

         5. Frank De Fraud ate 86 wings

         4. Officer Beast ate 90 wings

         3. Not Rich ate 98 wings

         2. Hank the Tank ate 100 wings

         1. Super Squibb ate 103 wings



    And the contestants are:

     Nicholas Ventresca -- Chicken Caesar
    Mike Berger --The Eating Machine
    Larry Norris -- Below Me
    Steveen Mangini  -- The Gavone
    Arnold Atkins  A.K.A Arson Arnie
    Doug Canavin -- Damaging Doug
    John Squibb -- Super Squibb
    John Tiska -- Stormin Norman
    Douglas Petock -- Obi Wing
    Richard Souders -- Cheesecake Beefcake
    David Spector -- The Acidic Jew
    Nicholas Kehler -- Nick Papagorgio
    Nicholas Beam -- Pot Pie The Sailor
    James Waxman -- Gluteus Waximus
    Brian Carrigan -- Cadillac Carrigan
    Joseph Paul -- Tollman Joe
    Rick Russo -- Rick the Manager
    Mike Casciano -- The Caveman
    Walled Youseff -- Baby Walley
    Frank Farrell -- Frank De Fraud
    Jerry Coughlan -- Gentleman Jerry
    Dan Trainor -- Dan the Prop
    Daniel Carpino -- The Big Bambino
    Richard Waertz -- Officer Beast
    Don James -- Da Disposal
    Henry Goldey -- Hank the Tank
    Richard Razzi -- Not Rich