Monday, October 8, 2007

Competitive Eating Champ Isn’t Winging It

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One competitive eating champion isn’t just winging it when it comes to his next chowing competition.

Tomorrow (Oct. 9), competitive eating champ Joey Chestnut is defending his chicken chewing crown in the MLE Chow Down: Wedges And Wings, and Chestnut is doing some bone- crunching, belt-busting preparation.

Chestnut – who this past May set the chicken chowing record by eating more than seven pounds of wings in 12 minutes – has been putting back preposterous pounds of poultry, including a practice round this past Thursday (Oct. 4), where he ate 120 wings in 10 minutes.

But he’s not resting his bones, and says, “I was just practicing technique, I could’ve done a lot better.”

This quacking smackdown has an added bony bonus – Chestnut is defending his belt against rival Takeru Kobayashi, whose title he ate up in the Nathan’s International July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest.

But the challenge is something he can stomach.

Chestnut says, “I don’t know what to expect from him, he’s a truly amazing eater. But chicken wings are easy for me. It’s something I eat on a normal basis.”

The chicken chew-off airs October 18 on Spike TV.

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