The School Newspaper of Cherry Hill High School East
  • Chapters
    • Chapter 1
    • Chapter 2
    • Chapter 3
    • Chapter 4
    • Chapter 5
    • Chapter 6
    • Chapter 7
    • Chapter 8
    • Chapter 9
    • Chapter 10
    • Chapter 11
    • Chapter 12
    • Chapter 13
    • Chapter 14
    • Chapter 15
    • Chapter 16
    • Chapter 17
    • Chapter 18
    • Chapter 19
    • Chapter 20
    • Chapter 21

Ready or not the historic Wing Bowl Competition is making a comeback this year

February 1, 2018

The Friday before the Super Bowl marks the historic Wing Bowl that takes place at the Wells Fargo Center. Friday is also the seventh ever Cherry Hill East Wing Bowl. Twenty competitors will battle it out by eating as many P.J Whelihan mild wings as possible. The first round is six minutes long, and will end in the elimination of half the contestants. The second round is four minutes long, and the wing tallies are cumulative. After the second round, only five competitors will be left. The third round will be two minutes long and will bring the final round to only three competitors. The final round will be for one minute, and after that, a victor will be crowned. First place will be rewarded with $100, $50 for second, and $25 for third.

This year’s Wing Bowl is extra special because the Philadelphia Eagles, a hometown underdog, have made it to Super Bowl 52. The cost of admission is five dollars, and fans should wear any football gear to have a chance at winning a raffle prize of twenty dollars to P.J’s.

To see my predictions for this year’s Wing Bowl Competition, keep on reading. And don’t forget to cast your vote before you go!

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Adam’s Predictions: 11th Place – Kevin “The Professor” Naddeo

Adam’s Predictions: 11th Place – Kevin “The Professor” Naddeo

  • Height: 6’0”
  • Weight: 200lbs
  • Bio: Kevin Naddeo loves wings, so there was not a doubt in his mind that he would compete in this year’s Wing Bowl. Naddeo has a beautiful voice, dances like an angel, and he eats wings like it is his job. Although he loves eating, Naddeo’s weakness seems to be losing competition… and snakes. Naddeo hopes to turn his misfortune around and breeze his way to the finals.  
  • Question: What made you want to do this event?
  • Answer: I always love a good competition, it’s pretty exciting. And also, who doesn’t love wings and who doesn’t want to show their school spirit?
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Adam’s Predictions: 3rd Place – Justin  “The Paesano” Prechodko

Adam’s Predictions: 3rd Place – Justin “The Paesano” Prechodko

  • Height: 74 inches
  • Weight: 0.0001361 kilotons
  • Bio: Justin Prechodko, known around East as JP, needs no introduction, but here’s one anyway. JP has loved food all of his life, especially shrimp Fra Diavolo over Cappellini. JP’S skills don’t stop at eating wings, and he can also argue any person about anything revolving around the Pittsburgh Steelers, his favorite football team. JP’s sole weakness is the Pythagorean theorem.  
  • Question: What made you want to do this event?
  • Answer: Just trying to get the vintage Cherry Hill East back. Just trying to get that tradition back.
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Adam’s Predictions: 1st Place – Leon “Big Red” Adler

Adam’s Predictions: 1st Place – Leon “Big Red” Adler

  • Height: 6’1”
  • Weight: 233 lbs
  • Bio: Leon Adler, or Big Red, is always up for a challenge, especially if it involves food. He is sometimes even referred to as the Human Garbage Disposal. He is very excited to be competing in the 2018 Wing Bowl, as he says he is guaranteed to win. He loves to eat food and considers steak and wings to be his favorite foods, as he cannot go too long without eating them. He loves food so much he even dresses like food at times.
  • Question: What is your prediction for this year’s competition?
  • Answer: I am going to break the record.
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Adam’s Predictions: 7th Place – David “Ricemaster Supreme” Le

Adam’s Predictions: 7th Place – David “Ricemaster Supreme” Le

  • Height: 5’11”
  • Weight: 178lbs
  • David Le is 17 years old and a senior at East. He was born in Brooklyn, but moved to Cherry Hill and went to A. Russell Knight Elementary School and Rosa International Middle School. He is also the Eastside editor for the Underground and Humor sections. He has had various nicknames: Riceman, Riceguy and of course, Ricemaster Supreme. The nickname Ricemaster Supreme, according to Google, is now his actual name. Thanks to a few mistakes on his Google account, he is no longer David Le for three months, at least until his name changes back.  His experience for Wing Bowl came when he was on an island full of radioactive, space chickens, right in the Kay-E’ff Sea. After he escaped, he developed an intense appetite for the wings of these chickens. Now he participates in this consumption of the chicken to strike back into the heart (or rather, wing) of his age-old enemy.
  • Question: What made you want to do this event?
  • Answer: Mr. Gagliardi’s journalism 1 hot dog eating contest coverage. I remember that assignment.
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Adam’s Predictions: 15th Place – Jonathan “Jonny Drama” Calabrese

Adam’s Predictions: 15th Place – Jonathan “Jonny Drama” Calabrese

  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 190lbs
  • Bio: Jon Calabrese makes every meal a competition for who is going to finish first. The kid who is involved in everything plans to make Wing Bowl another school activity that he joins and conquers. The steak lover has a love for eating, and his only fault is that he is too competitive. Calabrese hopes to cause a lot of drama after he eats the competition out of the coop. Watch out for Calabrese on Friday night after he steals the light from his fellow eaters, and all of the Philadelphia Eagles..
  • Question: What is your goal for the competition?
  • Answer: Just to have a meal. A free dinner.
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Adam’s Predictions: 12th Place – Victor “V” Chan

Adam’s Predictions: 12th Place – Victor “V” Chan

  • Height: 5’11”
  • Weight: 163lbs
  • Ever since Victor Chan was a little kid, his parents always fed him chicken, but not the typical chicken breast that most Americans eat. They always fed him the best part of the chicken, the wings. Having a wing on each hand made him the happiest kid on earth. Whether eating wings for dinner or waking up early to eat leftover wings so that his brother would not eat them, it was always his go-to food. Hearing about this year’s wing bowl sparked a new challenge for his life. Not only can he enjoy my favorite snack, but he can also devour as many as he can. Winning or losing doesn’t matter to Chan. As long as he can eat his chicken wings, he is happy.
  • Question: What are you bringing to this year’s competition?
  • Answer: Competitiveness. I don’t seem like a big eater, but I feel like I can compete with the bigger people out there
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Adam’s Predictions: 4th Place – Justin “Justa Rhymes” Tobolsky

Adam’s Predictions: 4th Place – Justin “Justa Rhymes” Tobolsky

  • Height: 5’8”
  • Weight: 175lbs
  • Bio: For those of who do not know Justin Tobolsky, he likes to eat. Whether it’s lounging with the boys scarfing down honey barbecue wings at PJ’s, chugging down two scoops of a protein shake after a workout, or hitting baseballs off a tee in 15-degree weather, he loves to eat. The Wing Bowl is special to Tobolsky. He gets to face off a couple of his good pals, Matt Blaker and Brad Coolahan. He has been in the film room studying their strategies over the course of a few months, just getting to know the proper form to eat. Also, since the Birds are playing Sunday, he is giving a tribute to one of his favorite rappers and a Philadelphian hometown hero, Robert “Meek Mill” Williams. He is the Philadelphia Eagles’ and Justin’s President.
  • Question: What separates you from your competition?
  • Answer: Well you know, I have a huge hankering for protein, and eating a lot of wings means eating a lot of protein, and it’s bulking season. I’m just trying to get big and eat big.
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Adam’s Predictions: 19th Place – Katelyn “99 cents” Cliver

Adam’s Predictions: 19th Place – Katelyn “99 cents” Cliver

  • Height: 5’3”
  • Weight: 135 lbs
  • Bio: Katelyn Cliver and has been a second semester senior since sophomore year. She will be attending Temple University this fall with no idea what she’s going to do with a biochem major (hopefully make a lot of money after graduation) (roll owls). As one of the three best chefockey captains of 2017, she led the team to like two victories. Her weaknesses include her road rage and declining motivation, and she takes great pride in being in love with food.
  • Question: What is your goal for the competition?
  • Answer: To obliterate everyone else
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Adam’s Predictions: 8th Place – Christian “Filipino Flash” Torres

Adam’s Predictions: 8th Place – Christian “Filipino Flash” Torres

  • Height: 5’6 ¾”
  • Weight: 147lbs
  • Bio: Now introducing the Filipino Flash!
  • Commonly referred to as Filipino Flash, Christian Torres is a WINGman to his homeboys, and then is busy flirting around with your girl! Between throwing the shot put, discus and eating more food. The Filipino Flash likes long walks on the beach, talking girls through their problems hours past midnight, passionate chick flicks and cracking open a cold one (don’t worry, the beer is rooted) on Saturdays with the boys. When he is not busy showing off his killer muscles, he spends his time devouring wings faster than the speed of light. He dedicates this Wing Bowl to Paul “Papa Pasta” Bruce, his throwing team, his entourage, the motherland the Philippines, the 2020 class and his beloved advisors Mr. Defuria and opponent Mr. Wright. Oh, and especially the single ladies out there.
  • Question: What separates you from the competition?
  • Answer: Me, and only me. I am better than the rest
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Adam’s Predictions: 16th Place – Sarah “Saucy Sarah” Zheng

Adam’s Predictions: 16th Place – Sarah “Saucy Sarah” Zheng

  • Height: 5’6”
  • Weight: 130 lbs
  • Bio: Sarah Zheng loves food. Although this will be her first competition, she does eat a lot. She believes that her ability to eat a lot of food will be her strength in the Wing Bowl, although she said she doesn’t like bones. Zheng me be a hard worker, but in her free-time she likes to relax, watch TV and eat more food. Zheng hopes to make a great competitive eating debut on Friday.
  • Question: What made you want to do this competition?
  • Answer: Someone came up to me and said I need you to do me a favor. They told me to do Wing Bowl. And I said yes because I love food.
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Adam’s Predictions: Last Place – Mr. “Sauce Boss” Winegrad

Adam’s Predictions: Last Place – Mr. “Sauce Boss” Winegrad

  • Height: 5’7”
  • Weight: 135 lb?
  • Bio: A hot, spicy wind blows as The Sauce Boss appears.  His hunger: insatiable.  His sauces: diabolical.  Beware these concentrated capsaicin concoctions; they are as delicious as they are devastating.
  • Question: What is your goal for the competition?
  • Answer: To raise awareness about the atrocities of factory farming

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Adam’s Predictions: 2nd Place – David “Big Ducky” Rickansrud

Adam’s Predictions: 2nd Place – David “Big Ducky” Rickansrud

  • Height: 6’0”
  • Weight: 240lbs
  • Bio: David Rickansrud loves his meat. Steak being his favorite meal, Rickansrud is ready for an easy food item like Chicken. “Big Ducky” has never eaten professionally, but that may change after Friday night. He hopes his strengths of disappointing people and procrastinating do not show up during the competition. Rickansrud was never good at fine dining, which is perfect for the Wing Bowl. Be ready to watch Rickansrud destroy the souls of many chickens on Friday night.
  • Question: What made you want to do this event?
  • Answer: I thought it would be fun, and my friend bet me to do it.
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Adam’s Predictions: 17th Place – Mason “Beast Mode” Bulicki

Adam’s Predictions: 17th Place – Mason “Beast Mode” Bulicki

  • Height: 5’8”
  • Weight: 135lbs
  • Bio: Mason Bulicki is the lone freshman who has stepped up for this year’s Wing Bowl challenge. With no experience under his belt and a love for pizza, Bulicki hopes to enter into beast mode and defeat the competition. He hopes that his gained endurance from participating in cross country will assist him in his ability to devour wings. Look out for the youngest person in the event who is looking to make a name for himself at Cherry Hill East.
  • Question: What is your goal for the competition?
  • Answer: I want to represent the freshmen well and eat as many wings as I can.
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Adam’s Predictions: 9th Place – Anthony “The Italian Stallion” Fiore

Adam’s Predictions: 9th Place – Anthony “The Italian Stallion” Fiore

  • Height: 5’9”
  • Weight: 165lbs
  • Bio: Growing up in an Italian family, Anthony Fiore knows how to eat. The varsity baseball player has been training for this day all of his life. Although he has never competed in an eating competition, he states that he can devour a stromboli and pizza. He considers his large jaw an advantage over his competitors, and his only weakness is being an underdog. Fiore hopes to prove the haters wrong and hopes to make his mark in this year’s Wing Bowl.
  • Question: Why do you think you are going to win the Wing Bowl?
  • Answer: Obviously, if anyone follows the story of Rocky, he’s an underdog. And no one says I can win, but I just see myself as a real contender. And all I want to do is go the distance.
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Adam’s Predictions: 13th Place – Mr. “The Lord of the Wings” Wright

Adam’s Predictions: 13th Place – Mr. “The Lord of the Wings” Wright

  • Height: 1 ½ hobbits high
  • Weight: 1 ½ dwarves around
  • Bio: With his troupe of faithful followers, the Lord of the Wings has valiantly escaped the Shadows of Mordor and traversed Southern New Jersey from the Mount of Holly to the Field of Haddon and has finally landed on the Hill of Cherry to take on his most fierce enemies in this resurrection of a Cherry Hill East epic. The Lord of the Wings has had more wing devouring experience than most of his competitors, and this experience is sure to help him bring home his precious trophy to the fiery and tumultuous Faculty Lounge of C Wing.
  • Question: What advantage do you have over your competitors?
  • Answer: I know the insides and out of the gastrointestinal system
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Adam’s Predictions: 5th Place – Brad “Big Sexy” Coolahan

Adam’s Predictions: 5th Place – Brad “Big Sexy” Coolahan

  • Height: 6’3”
  • Weight: 235.7lbs
  • Bio: Brad Coolahan is a senior, even though he has the face of a freshman. Initially, he was not planning on participating in Wing Bowl due to his brand loyalty to Saladworks. However, a couple of days before applications were due, he got fired from Saladworks, so here he is. He can solve a Rubik’s Cube pretty fast and he participated in the National Rubik’s Cube competition in seventh grade. His life has been a roller coaster of emotions leading up to this point. Sophomore year was when life really declined when he got cut from the golf team. Junior year he actually did good in school, which pretty much got him into college. This year he decided it would be fun to run the Countrymen. He can not wait to grub on some free wings. Also, after Wing Bowl is over, he wants you to come to East’s hockey game vs. Riverfront at the Flyers Skate Zone. It is s fan appreciation night so you can win some free stuff.
  • Question: Why do you think you are going to win the Wing Bowl?
  • Answer: I think I am pretty prepared. I go to P.J’s every Tuesday with the boys to prepare for this moment. And I have a great strategy taught by my coach, Jacob Holland, so I think I’ll win.
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Cast Your Vote!

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Adam’s Predictions: 18th Place – Sabrina “*Too Cool for a Nickname” DeAbreu

Adam’s Predictions: 18th Place – Sabrina “*Too Cool for a Nickname” DeAbreu

  • Height: 5’7” ½,
  • Weight: 125lbs
  • Bio: Sabrina DeAbreu is one of two senior girls in the competition, believes herself to be the underdog. With both pie and watermelon eating contest experience under her belt, she will easily out-eat the other 19 competitors. In her free time, Sabrina enjoys eating BBQ pop chips and binge-watching Netflix television shows. If you’re looking for a good time be sure to show out at 7 pm on Friday… come early for pictures with the future Wing Bowl 2018 Champion (Sabrina).
  • Question: What separates you from the competition?
  • Answer: I think I am going to be the underdog of the competition. And I am one of a few girls, so I think that separates me.
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Adam’s Predictions: 10th Place – Jake “The Entertainer” Hoffman

Adam’s Predictions: 10th Place – Jake “The Entertainer” Hoffman

  • Height: 5’8”
  • Weight: 150lbs
  • Jake, a junior, is super excited to be apart of Wing Bowl at East. He has always loved wings, and he has always wanted to enter a wing bowl. Jake is a very active member of both the Drama and Vocal departments and loves to make people laugh with him and usually not at him. Jake likes to cook for his family and then order takeout after he burns the meal by accident. Jake is ready to destroy his competition and hopefully not mistake them for more wings that he can eat.
  • Question: What made you want to do this event?
  • Answer: I heard there was a wing bowl, and I love wings. And I heard they were getting them from P.J Whelihan’s, which honestly is the best place to get wings. So, it’s going to be a great competition, and you can count on me winning.
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Adam’s Predictions: 6th Place – Brandon “Allen David”’ Weinstock Weinstock

Adam’s Predictions: 6th Place – Brandon “Allen David”’ Weinstock Weinstock

  • Height: 1.778 meters
  • Weight: 2880 ounces
  • Bio: Brandon Weinstock’s whole life has led up to Friday night. Although he has not eaten in a professional event, Weinstock treats every meal like a competition, and he has never lost. He comes from a family of big people, as his brother can bench 415 pounds. Although he eats like a champ, he cannot seem to win an SGA election. Weinstock hopes to keep his winning streak alive, and he is confident he will do so.
  • Question: Why did you decide to do Wing Bowl?
  • Answer: Once I figured out the Birds were going to the Super Bowl, I figured I would start a Go Fund Me. Unfortunately, no one contributed to that. So now, I am going to win the Wing Bowl, I’ll get sponsored, and then I’ll make it to the Big Leagues.
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Adam’s Predictions: 14th Place – Matthew “Matt B” Blaker

Adam’s Predictions: 14th Place – Matthew “Matt B” Blaker

  • Height: 5’8”
  • Weight:160lbs
  • Bio: Matt Blaker, referred to as Blaker by his peers, has been in this position before. Blaker is no rookie when it comes to food eating competitions. He won a donut eating contest in middle school, got third place in a chicken nugget eating contest freshman year and participated in a pie eating contest. Blaker, a charismatic soccer and tennis player, is a hard worker and a fast eater. His weaknesses are math, speaking Spanish and vegetables, so Wing Bowl is the perfect competition for him. He may be smaller than some of his fellow competitors, but Blaker hopes to claim the $100 and will use that money for more wings.
  • Question: How will you be preparing for this competition?
  • Answer: I will be going to Wing Night at P.J’s and ordering a 20 piece wing, and I’ll just practice my techniques.
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Eastside • Copyright 2018 • FLEX WordPress Theme by SNOLog in