Local champ 'Moe Train' places fifth in Wing Bowl
● By J. Chambless
At the 2018 Wing Bowl, Monty 'Moe Train' Wiradilaga (center) placed fifth by eating 250 chicken wings.
Sure, the Eagles winning the Super Bowl
was one thing, but for Monty “Moe Train” Wiradilaga, the Wing
Bowl on Feb. 2 was a pretty big deal, too.
The professional competitive eater, who lives in Kennett Square, managed to consume 250 chicken wings at the annual binge-eating blowout inside the Wells Fargo Center, but that wasn't enough for victory. Molly Schuyler won the event for the third year, putting away 501 wings to take the championship and the $5,000 cash prize. Local hero Moe Train came in fifth.
About 20,000 people turned out for the competition that is always held two days before the Super Bowl, and with Eagles fever burning brightly, the event was especially spirited – or debauched, depending on your point of view.
The final standings were:
Wiradilaga is a past champion and host of the annual Fried Mushroom Championship that's a big attraction at the Kennett Square Mushroom Festival.