The 2017 Wing Shack Wing Bowl

Calling all competitive eaters, wing lovers, and food fanatics alike! The Wing Shack is proud to present The 2017 Wing Bowl (formerly known as The Bear Hot Finals) on Saturday July 1st. This is the 9th Annual Regional Wing Eating Contest and this year we are partnering with the Greeley Stampede and K99 to host the biggest Wing Bowl yet! We are throwing down a $500 CA$H prize for first place. Plus, we have concert tickets, free food, and other prizes for 2nd and 3rd place. And everyone that participates will receive a $10 Wing Shack gift card. We are taking the regional competitive eating scene up a notch. So for all those who have bragged about their eating ability or those that scoff at incinerating hot sauce, now is the time to back it up.

The Wing Bowl will be going down at 5:15 pm on the Extraction Stage (also known as the free stage) at the Greeley Stampede. If you want to compete for Wing Shack immortality (and, of course, CA$H money) here is the info to get registered: In order to participate you MUST register for the contest on the day of the event, Saturday July 1st. You can register at the Wing Shack Food Truck (the Wing Whip) located in the food court. The contest will be capped at 20 people so we suggest you register early on Saturday. Registration is first come, first serve so once we hit 20 people, registration will be closed!

Because of the fanfare around this annual event, we decided we needed a stage for our skilled participants. Luckily, our friends at the Greeley Stampede were down to partner with us for this event and we will be using their free stage. And since K99 has a great line-up of live music planned for the day, they were happy to offer assistance in announcing the event. So we will have an actual professional MC to host this year as opposed to these two numbskulls:

Finally, a quick reminder of the rules for the official Wing Shack Wing Eating Contest. Our contest is a combination of speed AND spice. Not only do you have to be the fastest wing eater, you have to be able to handle some spiced up wings. The official rules are as follows:

  • 5 Minutes are placed on the clock
  • Each contestant is given a 3 pound basket of wings, tossed in a special Bear Hot sauce.
  • Contestants must eat 90% of the meat off the bones (based off the official Wing Shack judge’s discretion)
  • As soon as the clock hits 00:00 all contestants must put their hands in the air.
  • The official Wing Shack judges will then weigh out the remaining wings in each basket.
  • The contestant to eat the most wings in the allotted 5 minutes wins the $500 cash and will forever be immortalized in the history books of the Wing Shack.

So put on your cowboy boots, get your tastebuds ready and come down to the Greeley Stampede on Saturday July 1st for the region’s only Wing Eating Competition! Feel free to reach out with any questions about the event – in the meantime, we encourage you to order yourself some Bear Hot wings in solidarity with our competitors. And of course, if you have any questions about this year’s competition, don’t hesitate to hit us up!

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