Lord of the Wings

Check out the gluttonous action from the 10th Annual WingFest.

29 photos
1/29
You don't get points for style points in a food-eating competition.
2/29
Which was a good thing, because the competitors weren't exactly lady-like in the Lord of the Wings competition at the 10th annual WingFest at Bailey Auditorium in the West Loop.
3/29
Good thing there was plenty of beer to wash it all down.
4/29
And plenty of people to cheer them on.
5/29
Oh, the carnage!
6/29
Marcus Riley
Several chickens WERE hurt, maimed and killed in the name of this competition.
7/29
WXRT's Lin Brehmer hosted the competition for the 10th consecutive year.
8/29
The competitors had 3 minutes to eat as many wings as possible.
9/29
And no, you can't leave too much meat on there or it won't count!
10/29
There's your winner! Danielle Young took the top prize for the fourth consecutive year. Yes folks, she ate 12 wings!
11/29
Nothing wrong with second place. This young lady ate 11 wings -- and we found her a little later on in the day eating even more!
12/29
Twenty-two restaurants from all over the city attended WingFest.
13/29
Prizes were given out in several categories for the best wings.
14/29
You've got wings that are insanely hot, ...
15/29
... to more exotic flavors, like garlic sauce and parmesan.
16/29
Bull and Bear took the top prize for Best Exotic Wings.
17/29
More than 2,000 people attended WingFest and ate a total of 45,000 wings.
18/29
It wasn't long before the fellas took the stage to crown the male Lord of the Wings champion.
19/29
"Squared" -- who proudly boast of having survived multiple heart attacks -- returned to defend his crown.
20/29
Same deal as the ladies -- 3 minutes to eat all the wings you can stomach.
21/29
And you have to make sure they stay in your stomach -- at least for the duration of the contest!
22/29
After it was all said and done, there was a three-way tie.
23/29
It was time for sudden death. The first one to eat three wings, wins!
24/29
Are you surprised? "Squared" takes the crown!
25/29
Hey, no bloat -- I mean gloating allowed!
26/29
Now that's a lot of ad space!
27/29
To the winner goes the spoils!
28/29
Danielle actually ate 12 wings in her 3-minute round to "Squared's" 11. Now that's the competition we want to see!
29/29
Who's hungry for some wings now?
Contact Us