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Odds are out for Wing Bowl's 3 tons of eaters

Not only has Wing Bowl set its roster of 27 eaters, it's also released the odds for each of them to win.

Not only has Wing Bowl set its roster of 27 eaters, it's also released the odds for each of them to win.

Guess that proves it's a real sporting event.

Except for that part about Rob the Slob being 2-1 to vomit.

This year's poultry-part pig-out, set to start at 6 a.m. Friday at the soldout Wells Fargo Center, has divided the competition into two groups.

In the top tier, with $20,000 cash awaiting the winner, three-time Wing Bowl champ Jonathan "Super" Squibb of Berlin, N.J., will chowdown against five challengers from other cities.

Forget hospitality for the visitors. "I want them to be booed so loud!" 94 WIP Morning host Angelo Cataldi said this morning. "We must boo these people. They are trying to steal Wing Bowl!"

Cohost Al Morganti, who dreamt up Wing Bowl over two decades ago, gave Squibb the best odds, 3-2, followed by the 2-1 for Connecticut's James "The Bear" McDonald, who ate five dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts in less than 9 minutes. Todd "Large Todd" King, a 330-pounder representing Washington, D.C., is 4-1. Wayne "Wayneywonder" Algenio, representing New York City, is 5-1. Somehow Jordan "Baby Face" Avalos, representing Dallas, at 20-1, isn't the longest shot, even though he weighs only even though he weighs only 155 pounds and told 94 WIP's Morning Show that "I got in here by actually talking some crap about Philadelphia." Andrew "Chicago Style" Skweres of Chicago is 25-1.

The second tier consists of 21 local eaters, competing to win a 2013 Nissan Pathfinder - and even the $20,000. Should one of dudes surpass the top group's wing total, that major moolah is his.

The half-hour of eating is split into two 14-minute rounds, followed by a final two-minute sprint.

Those are other prizes, too. The top entourage in the event-opening parade will get a dozen trips to a resort in the Dominican Republic, and the best of the eater-assisting Wingettes will win a Harley Davidson Sportster.

The local eaters, ranging from from 170 pounds ("Skin & Bones") to 335 ("The Shocker"), have a total bulkritude of 4,995 pounds. Add the top tier and there's 6,460 pounds - more than 3 tons - of accumulated digesting experience.

Sixteen of the locals are from Pennsylvania, including six just from Philadelphia, while five hail from New Jersey.

Here's the list, in order of decreasing odds.

Richard "Not Rich" Razzi, 3-1, Schwenksville, Pa., 6-foot-1, 220 pounds, ate a whole Primo's Italian hoagie with the works in 10 minutes.

Dave "U.S. Male" Goldstein, 4-1, Voorhees, Camden County, 6-foot-1, 210 pounds, ate 20 wings in 3 minutes at first Wing Off, at Cherry Hill PJ Whelihan's.

Richard "Uncle Rico" Franceschi, 5-1, Franklinville, N.J., 6-foot-4, 288 pounds, ate 31 wings in 5 minutes in a studio Wing Off.

"South Jersey Keith" Carmen, 5-1, Mount Laurel, 5-foot-11, 215 pounds, ate 50 Wendy's Nuggets in three minutes.

Jason "The Shocker" Hull, 7-1, Philadelphia, 6-foot, 335 pounds, ate 12 feet of Slim Jims in 6 minutes.

Joseph "Johnnie Excel" Cole Barleta, 8-1, Philadelphia, 5-foot-10, 230 pounds, consumed 20 grilled cheese sandwiches and a liter of tomato soup in 12 minutes.

David "Tiger Wings & Things" Brunelli, 10-1, Philadelphia, 6-foot-3, 210 pounds, 20 wings in 3 minutes at first Wing Off, Cherry Hill PJ Whelihan's.

Brendan "Skin & Bones" Lyman, 10-1, Philadelphia, 6-foot-3, 170 pounds, studio Wing Off winner.

Dan "Bam Bam Wingalow" Trainor, 12-1, Lincoln University, Pa., 6-foot-1, 240 pounds, ate 24 hard-boiled eggs in two minutes, 50 seconds.

Dimitry "Ukraine Train" Shchupak, 14-1, Langhorne, 6-foot, 250 pounds, ate three Pat's cheesesteaks in 85 seconds.

Stacey "Eateroma" McCarthy, 15-1, Allentown, 6-foot-2, 240 pounds, ate five Hungry Man dinners in nine minutes.

Joe "Elmer Fudd" Illgas, 15-1, Kennett Square, 5-foot-10, 200 pounds, ate three pounds of steak (with help of Wingette Bridiculous) in 16.5 minutes.

Andrew "King Disco" Cordisco, 18-1, 5-foot-10, 225 pounds, ate full DiGiorno pizza with quarter-pound burger in six minutes.

Matt "Hog n Haas" Haas, 20-1, Quakertown, 5-foot-10, 215 pounds, 2 pounds of Scrapple in 2 minutes.

Dakota "Sgt. Home Wrecker" Kauffman, 22-1, Macungie, Pa., 5-foot-7, 220 pounds, ate two Moe's Home Wreckers (burritos) in five minutes.

John "The Bulldog" DelVecchio, 25-1, Mount Ephraim, Camden County, 6-foot-1, 275 pounds, ate 100 shrimp in four minutes "while missing teeth."

Anthony "The Whiz Kid" Wisniewski, 30-1, Philadelphia, 5-foot-10, 180 pounds, ate one cow tongue in six minutes.

Gerry "Iceman" Spearing, 50-1, Roxborough, 6-foot-3, 242 pounds, ate one pound of raw oysters, a loaf of bread, and half-gallon of milk in 10 minutes.

Robert "Rob the Slob" Peachey, 75-1 (vomit: 2-1), Pennsville, N.J., 6-foot-6, 320 pounds, attempted to eat 2 pounds of meatballs, threw up, had to have Wingette Rebecca eat 2 meatballs to get him in. (Filling in for the Polish Hammer.)

Robert "Farmer Bob" Garges, 100-1, 6-foot-7, 290 pounds, Wing Off winner.

Jack "Snack Jack" Diamond, infinity-1, Bainbridge, Pa., 5-foot-10, 220 pounds, ate 16 hot dogs in two minutes.

"Oink Oink" and "Gascious Clay" also qualified, but dropped out for personal reasons, according to WIP spokeswoman Cindy Webster.

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