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Small woman wins big eating contest

Sept. 2, 2007 at 4:04 PM   |   Comments

BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- One of the smallest contestants won this year’s United States Chicken Wing Eating Championship, feasting on more than 170 wings in 12 minutes.

Sonya Thomas, a 5-foot-5, 105-pound store manager from Alexandria, Va., won the championship among a crowd that consisted of mostly men, some who weighed close to 300 pounds.

The contest, which took place at Dunn Tire Park in Buffalo, N.Y., was part of the sixth annual Buffalo Wing Festival, The Buffalo News reported.

Contest organizers calculated Thomas consumed about 5.17 pounds of meat in the 12-minute contest. Cholesterol counts were unavailable, the News reported.

Last year’s winner, Chip “Dr. ChipBurger” Simpson, came in second.

The Buffalo Wing Festival is a huge attraction drawing people from hundreds of miles away. Festival organizers told the News the festival is growing larger every year.

Topics: Sonya Thomas
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