BOONVILLE — The third annual Major League Eating Isle of Capri Boonville World Boneless Buffalo Wing Eating Championship will see familiar foes battle to eat the most buffalo wings June 23.
Second-ranked eater Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti and third-ranked Tim "Eater X" Janus, who finished first and second, respectively in last year's event highlight the 10-person field.
In last year's contest, Bertoletti set a world record by downing 9 pounds of boneless buffalo wings in 10 minutes. Janus came in second after winning the contest in 2010.
Other competitors in the eating contest will be Aaron "A-train" Osthoff, Andrew "the Bear" Kogutkiewicz, Matthew Raible, Greg Degeneffe, Steve Ramirez, Mark Williams, Mag Goodwin and Damon Serignet.
The contest has a $3,000 purse with the winner taking home $1,500.
The free event will take place at 3 p.m. June 23 in the Isle of Capri Events Center.