Pork In The Park Festival

Eastern Shore Wing War

Sponsored by Mountaire Farms

Sunday, May 11

The Eastern Shore Wing War returns this year, featuring three unique competitions that are sure to entertain all - from the wing connoisseur to the casual fan. The winners from each of the three competitions will be announced at 4 p.m. on the main festival stage.

People's Choice Wing Competition

Noon – 2:30 p.m.
Sample the best wings Eastern Shore restaurants have to offer in this bracket-style competition, as sixteen restaurants face off March Madness style. We'll be counting on you to decide who will be crowned the victor. The champion receives $200 cash, a banner and bragging rights. Brackets are $10 and include 20 wing tasting tickets.

Let your favorite restaurant know you think they're up for the challenge. Restaurants interested in participating have until Friday, March 14 to register. Click here for additional info and a registration form. For additional information please contact James Simmons at jsimmons@wicomicocounty.org.

Top Three - 2014
The Deli
Smitty McGee's

Amateur Wing Eating Competition

Sponsored by Buffalo Wild Wings
2:30 p.m. (Main Festival Stage)

Local Wing Warriors will take the stage for a showdown in this winner-take-all eating contest. The competitor who eats the most in a timed period will be declared the Champion Warrior and take home $100 in prize money.

Do you want to be a 'Wing Warrior'? Qualifying contests will take place in advance at area restaurants. Contact James Simmons at jsimmons@wicomicocounty.org for details.

Top Three - 2014
Kyle Hanner
Anthony Fronczwowski (Greene Turtle)
Lauren Smith (Sub Runners)

Major League Eating-Sanctioned Professional Wing Eating Competition

3:00 – 3:45p.m. (Main Festival Stage)
Professional eaters from around the world will go head to head during this wing eating competition sanctioned by the Major League Eating Federation. Current World Champion Eater Joey Chestnut will return to defend his title against other top-ranked eaters. Check out the full line-up below!

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, #1, San Jose, CA (@joeyjaws)
Chestnut entered the competitive eating scene in 2005 and has been dominating competitions ever since. Having won five straight Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Championships (and counting), Chestnut is favored every time he steps to the table. Last year, Chestnut took home first place in the Eastern Shore Wing War's Professional Wing Eating Competition after eating 208 wings in 12 minutes.

Tim "Eater X" Janus, #3, New York City, NY (@eaterx)
This 2004 Rookie of the Year has distinguished himself in the eating community, performing well in pie, chicken nuggets, hot dogs, cannoli, brats, and corned beef and cabbage. Janus took home third place at last year's Eastern Shore Wing War, eating 152 wings in 12 minutes.

Miki Sudo, #4, Las Vegas, NV (@OMGitsMIKI)
Since her Major League Eating debut in April 2013, Sudo has been blowing both minds and a fresh wind into the MLE top ten with relentless, patient, metronomic skill that belies her relative inexperience at the competitors' table. This year will be Sudo's first appearance at the Eastern Shore Wing War.

Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas, #5, Alexandria, VA
After being named the 2003 Rookie of the Year, Thomas quickly ascended to the top of the ranks, both at the table and in the eyes of fans. She captured her most coveted title after eating 40 Nathan's hot dogs and buns in July 2011, capturing the first ever Nathan's Famous Female Hot Dog Eating Championship Belt. At last year's Eastern Shore Wing War, Thomas took home second place after eating 159 wings in 12 minutes.

"The Notorious BOB" Bob Shoudt, #6, Royersford, PA
Adrian "The Rabbit" Morgan, #7, New Orleans, LA
"The Lovely" Juliet Lee, #8, Germantown, MD
Michelle "Cardboard Shell" Lesco, #9, Tucson, AZ
Yasir Salem, #12, New York City, NY
Marcos "The Monster" Owens, #16, Hillsdale, NJ
Steve Hendry, #24, Dixon, CA
Brian "Yellowcake" Subich, #25, Johnstown, PA
Crazy Legs Conti, #26, New York City, NY
"Wild" Bill Myers, #27, Breinigsville, PA
"Beautiful" Brian Seiken, #50, Brooklyn, NY

For more information on the Major League Eating Federation visit www.ifoce.com.

Top Three - 2014
Joey Chestnut - 221 Wings
Adrian Morgan - 186 Wings
Michelle Lesco - 167 Wings



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Want to sponsor the BBQ event? Contact Carolynn Foxwell at cfoxwell@wicomicocounty.org or call 410-548-4900 ext. 112.

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