Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Kobayashi set to appear at WIP's Wing Bowl

The World’s most famous eater, Kobayashi, will attempt to break the unofficial cheesesteak-eating record of 48 seconds when he appears as the International Ambassador of WIP’s Wing Bowl 19 at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday at 6 a.m.

WIP’S sold out Wing Bowl 19 will be aired live on SportsRadio 610 WIP (AM), on line at cbsphilly.com or wingbowl19.com and through a variety of mobile devices.

Winners of WIP’s Wing Bowl 19 will take home the largest cash prize in the history of the event, $20,000 in cash from Steven Singer Jewelers at the other corner of 8th and Walnut, and a 2011 Ram 1500 Pickup from Chapman Chrysler Jeep and Now Dodge in Horsham.

Wing Bowl contestants are selected for their ability to complete various challenging eating stunts before they devour chicken wings in the annual competition at WIP’s Wing Bowl.  Five-time champion Bill “El Wingador” Simmons will once again compete for the coveted title of Wing Bowl Champion.  He will face tough competition from the current two-time defending champion Jonathan “Super Squibb”.

"Wing Bowl 19 promises to be one of the most unpredictable and exciting Wing Bowls in the event's 19-year history,” said WIP's Angelo Cataldi, who co-founded Wing Bowl with radio partner Al Morganti. “With close to $100,000 in prizes, including a $20,000 grand prize, this will be one of the richest competitive-eating events ever held. Kobayashi, serving as the international ambassador will add to the excitement.  Jonathan Squibb, a two-time undefeated champion, will face his toughest test ever, the comeback of five-time winner Bill "El Wingador" Simmons. Add to that 25 other crazed eaters, 100 beautiful women and some of the wildest and zaniest floats, and you've got the makings of the most spectacular Wing Bowl ever."

Proceeds from WIP Wing Bowl 19 will benefit the Comcast-Spectacor Foundation, the PhiladelphiaParksand Recreation and the Philadelphia Police Department Survivor’s Fund.
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