Wing Bowl 20 in Photos

The 20th edition of the annual chicken wing eating contest brings glutony back to South Philly.

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One of the competitors chowing down on chicken wings.
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The crowd was treated to a great morning of debauchery.
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All-time great competitive eater Takeru Kobyashi entered Wing Bowl 20 -- his first time competing at the event -- as a big favorite.
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The champ wouldn't dissapoint.
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Five-time champ Bill "El Wingador" Simmons returned for one final Wing Bowl but he would only manage a third place finish despite not eating for two-straight days before the event. He announced his retirement after the event.
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Instead three-time defending champ Jonathan "Super" Squibb gave Kobayashi his closest competition eating an amazing 271 wings.
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Of course all the lovely Wingettes were also in the house.
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Ushering in the competitors.
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P.J. Whelihan's made about 10,000 wings for the Wing Bowl.
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The competitors drink some water as they get ready to eat.
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One of the competitors chowing down on chicken wings.
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Many entourages paid homage to boxing including thi tribute to the great Joe Frazier.
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There was also a mechanical bull!
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When the smoke cleared there was a clear champ.
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Kobayashi shows off his fitness between rounds. He finished with a record 337 wings -- smashing Squibb's old record by 82 wings.
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The great eater said he plans on defending his crown.
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