Buffalo Buffet Bowl

Date: 08/31/2013
Location: Buffalo, NY
Winner: Ms Miki Sudo with 5 lb of Buffalo Cuisine in 4 min, 17 secs, Various Buffalo Cuisine
Total Prizes: $1,750 total cash purse


Major League Eating returned to Buffalo, NY, this Labor Day Weekend for another installment of The National Buffalo Wing Festival—a two-day celebration of all that is good about chicken wings and the great city of Buffalo, helmed by the Wing King himself, Mr Drew Cerza! The world's greatest eaters have long come to the 716 from far and wide to pray at the altar of the chicken wing. (Others, such as hometown hero "Buffalo" Jim Reeves have, admittedly, enjoyed a decidedly shorter commute.) This is a signature weekend on the MLE calendar, and a two-day battle of mind over stomach.

The first of the weekend's contests was the Buffalo Buffet Bowl and it belonged to MLE rookie sensation, Ms Miki Sudo of Las Vegas, NV. The rules are simple: Each eater starts with a five-pound spread of various Buffalo cuisine. Beef on weck. Pizza. Chicken tenders. Buffaloanian excellence all round. First to finish wins.

Sudo has quickly made one thing abundantly clear in her five months on the MLE circuit: She's fast and she has capacity. Which is bad news for those who dare to challenge her. Last year's winner, Joey Chestnut, simply could not match Sudo. (The 13.76 lb of rib meat he ate three days earlier in Sparks, NV, in sanctioned competition may have had something to do with it.) In many ways, Sudo's performance was Chestnut-esque—fast, smooth, relentless. Only more elegant. Regardless, he is not one for excuse making. He is not one for apology. He is one for revenge. All of which bodes well for a crushing rematch in 2014. Bring it.

This contest took place at 6pm Eastern, on Saturday August 31, 2013 at the The National Buffalo Wing Festival, held at Coca-Cola Field, 275 Washington St, Buffalo!

1st - $1,000 Miki Sudo, 5lb in 4 min 17 secs
2nd - $500 Joey Chestnut, 5lb in Time unknown
3rd - $250 Sonya Thomas, 5lb in 9 min 32 secs

Amount consumed by remaining field in that time:

4th Michelle Lesco 4.2 lbs
5th Buffalo Jim 3.65 lbs
6th Yasir Salem 3.3 lbs
7th Steve Hendry 3.21 lbs
8th Wild Bill 2.82 lbs
9th Mike Landrich 2.6 lbs
10th Badlands Booker 2.47 lbs
11th Larell Marie Mele 2 lbs
12th Crazy Legs Conti 1.48 lbs

About The National Buffalo Wing Festival!
The National Buffalo Wing Festival takes place over Labor Day Weekend (Aug 31, Sep 1) at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, NY. Part of the proceeds from the festival go to benefit Western New York charities, raising more than $225,000 over the festival's history.

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*All applicants must be 18 years of age or older and fully acknowledge and understand the inherent dangers and risks associated with participating in an eating contest. The applicant further acknowledges and understands that the MLE/IFOCE coordinates with event sponsor(s) to select and approve eligible participants, and that the MLE/IFOCE shall decide, at its sole discretion, whether an applicant is eligible to participate in any eating event, and/or related activities. The MLE/IFOCE may revoke an applicant's eligibility to participate in the eating contest, or related activities, at any time, for any reason, at its sole discretion. The MLE/IFOCE and the event sponsors reserve the right, at any time, to change any and all details concerning the event, including, e.g., time, duration, location and prize structure.