First Down Hosts Wing Eating Contest for Habitat for Humanity

In Arlington, Ballston, Charity, Food, Fun, Review by RUNINdc

First Down Sports Bar has 40 flavors of wings, both traditional and boneless.  The wings are thick, crispy and perfectly sauced.

So when First Down decided to host a Wing Eating Contest Fundraiser, we knew we had to observe.

The USGBC National Capital Region Emerging Professionals hosted the event to raise $2,000 to support 30 volunteers for two days of training.

Over 20 participants raced to eat 25 wings. The winner was Naoum Anagnos of Arlington who stomached the 25 hot wings in a record four minutes and two seconds.

Wing Eating Contest; Photography by Jason Morenz

Wing Eating Contest Fundraiser
Photography by Jason Morenz

“Thank you all who attended the 1st annual wing eating contest/fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity! It was a great event put together by Beth GiltnerLauren McDevitt, & Austin Leopold. Thank you Scott Parker,Nick Cordero, & Mike Cordero at Atown Bar & Grill for donating a gift card, Souny West  at The W Salon for donating a gift card, and Jamiǝ McMahon & Gabriela Gomez on volunteering their time to make sure all contestants were safe.  Last but not least, big thanks to Mara Beth Duhig for having Heineken sponsor the event! Now go drink Heineken and support your local businesses,” said Ramesh Chopra, owner of First Down Sports Bar.

Wing Eating Contest; Photography by Jason Morenz

Wing Eating Contest Fundraiser Photography by Jason Morenz

“Thank you to everyone who attended USGBC-National Capital Region Emerging Professional’s first annual Wing Eating Contest to benefit Habitat for Humanity! We’re thrilled to have met our goal, and we look forward to building greener homes and making a difference in several families’ lives with Habitat for Humanity of Washington DC,” said Lauren McDevitt “Thank you to Ramesh Chopra, whose generosity, enthusiasm, and hard work has been limitless.”

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Congratulations to Naoum Anagnos , the 2014 Heineken Wing King for stomaching 25 wings in 4 minutes and 2 seconds.! We’d also like to congratulate Jamie Jill for his second place showing, Dave “Capps” Capparelli for securing third place, and all the contestants who brought their impressive wing eating capabilities to the table! It was a wonderful turnout this year, and we are already looking forward to seeing everyone out again in 2015!

 

Wing Eating Contest; Photography by Jason Morenz

Wing Eating Contest Fundraiser
Photography by Jason Morenz

Photos by Jason Morenz.  More photos can be found here