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The Wismer House’s second annual Chicken Wing Eating Contest saw eight carnivores face-off, with Steve Lodge of Port Elgin winning this year’s title. From left, Justin Ribey, Justin Selorio, Andrew Zopf and Steve Lodge, May 4 at the Wismer House.

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A new champ was crowned during the Wismer House’s second annual Chicken Wing Eating Contest, May 4, with Steve “Uncle Bumpy” Lodge of Port Elgin taking the win, after tranquilly eating 48 wings. Lodge, who was ready for the sauce, wore a Ribfest t-shirt and credited eating a light lunch, and hailing from Prince Edward Island as his keys to success.

Second and third place contestants Andrew “No Days Off” Zopf and Justin Ribey ate a respectable 46 and 43 wings during the 30 minute timed event that saw eight competitors eat their way through the Wismer Houses’ wing supply.

Last year’s winner Rick Thibodeau “The Bearded Builder” of Owen Sound still holds the record for most wings eaten after demolishing 54 wings in 2017.

Ben Madill

Ben Madill, Jason York and Greg Martin munch on their piles of wings during the second annual Chicken Wing Eating Contest, May 2 at the Wismer House.

Justin

Justin Selorio with his sauced up wing.

Kyle

Kyle Atkinson (left) keeps his eye on the prize, while Justin Ribey digests.

Regret

Forty wings into the 30 minute contest Andrew Zopf fights off his inner demons to get back into the race.

Finals

With four competitors disqualifying themselves from the competition the final minutes was a head to head contest between Andrew Zopf and Steve Lodge. In the end Lodge ate 48 wings, while Zopf scarfed down 46 wings.

Steve

Wismer House staff member Naomi Da Silva presented the winning prize-pack and plaque to Steve “Uncle Bumpy” Lodge who dominated 48 wings in 30 minutes.

Andrew

Wismer House staff member Naomi Da Silva with runner up Andrew Zopf who ate 46 wings in the second annual Wing Eating Contest, May 2 at the Wismer House.

Justin Ribey

Justin Ribey savaged 43 wings to take third spot in the contest.