Competitors announced for Boonville Major League Eating event

Saturday, June 2, 2012 | 9:08 p.m. CDT; updated 9:22 p.m. CDT, Saturday, June 2, 2012

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.

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Mark Foecking June 3, 2012 | 3:28 p.m.

Shame. No Sonya - she's hot. There's something about a 105 pound woman that can eat rings around a guy twice her size...


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