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South Jersey Times February 1, 2013 9:06:12 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA — James McDonald, of Granby, Conn., "The Bear" has won Wing Bowl 21 by a margin of five chicken wings.

He ate 287. 

The event, at the Wells Fargo Center, was, as usual, marked by a bombastic entry parade and gustatorial displays by the competitors, to see who could eat the most chicken wings.

Former champ, Bill "El Wingador" Simmons, who was indicted by a Gloucester County grand jury Wednesday on cocaine distribution charges, writes on his Facebook page that he was listening to the competition on the radio.

"As I sit here listening to Wing Bowl ... and I;m not having a very good day ... I can't help knowing that I still CAN COMPETE in Wing Bowl. Dealing with some crazy stuff in my life right now, but going to stay strong. Let's go Squibb or US Male! Keep it in Philly! I have to say if New England wins, that will suck! It will make me think about coming out of retirement to try to bring it back, if I'm able ... My wife will kill me ... lol."


Related Wing Bowl coverage:

South Jersey man aims to 'eat till he heaves' at Wing Bowl XXI

Camden County man seeks to take back title at Wing Bowl XXI

Bill 'El Wingador' Simmons, former Wing Bowl champion, indicted on cocaine charges

Wing Bowl XX proves historic with Kobayashi victory, end of El Wingador era

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