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Big gorge: Champ downs 203 of ‘em to win Wing Bowl

PHILADELPHIA – In a gut-busting display of championship eating, a man nicknamed Super Squibb has won Philadelphia’s Wing Bowl by downing 203 chicken wings in about 20 minutes.

For his efforts, 23-year-old John Squibb of Berlin, N.J., gets a car, a $7,500 diamond ring and a crown of miniature chickens. And maybe a case of indigestion.

Thousands attend the early morning gorge-fest held every year on the Friday before the Super Bowl. The contest is sponsored by sports-talk station WIP-AM. It also features scantily clad “Wingettes” and a cast of sickened contestants.

Professional eaters were not allowed in this year’s Wing Bowl, but organizers say they’ll be back next year.

Richard “Not Rich” Razzi came in second by eating 180 wings.

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