Joey Chestnut to compete in wing-eating contests in Buffalo this weekend

Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo
Eight-time men's champion Joey Chestnut, of San Jose, Calif., holds holds his championship belt during the weigh-in for the 2017 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, in Brooklyn Borough Hall, in New York, Monday, July 3, 2017. Chestnut weighed-in at 221.5 pounds. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A champion chicken wing eater is coming to the National Buffalo Wing Festival.

Joey Chestnut is known across the world for his impressive eating, and on Saturday and Sunday, he will compete.

On Saturday, Chestnut will take part in the Buffet Bowl, competing against Carmen Cincotti, Geoffrey Esper, Gideon Oji, Michelle Lesco, Sonya Thomas, and Eric “Badlands” Booker. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m.

The next day, Chestnut will compete against Oji and Cincotti in the U.S. Buffalo Wing Eating Championship. Chestnut claimed the 2016 title last year by eating 188 wings in 12 minutes. Oji came in second.

$5,000 in cash prizes are up for grabs between both competitions. Both will be held at the main stage at Coca-Cola Field. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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