Kluckr.com has quickly become the go-to spot for local wing info and national wing enthusiasm. Kluckr’s latest event was a national tour of wing-eating Kompetitions, co-hosted by local fraternity chapters to benefit local charities. The tour was a huge success, culminating with an epic wing-eating showdown at Texas Tech.
The first event was held at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee back in April. The competition pit Vanderbilt’s Lambda Chi Alpha Gama – Delta Zeta chapter and the Pi Kappa Alpha Sigma Chapter against one another at the Sportsman’s Grille for some good old-fashioned wing smashin’. Lambda Chi Alpha raised money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Pi Kappa Alpha for Dismas House in Nashville. Lambda Chi’s Michael Gadebusch led the field with an impressive 15 wings in 5 minutes.
A week and a half later Kluckr was at UNC-Charlotte for another Kompetition, this time hosted by Sigma Alpha Epsilon for the entire campus. Competitors made it out to Wild Wing Café to witness Teddy Holthee throw down 13 wings in just five minutes. Only 13, you say? I guess we didn’t mention they were soaked in enough hot sauce to make even the most resilient wing-lover cry.
In early May, Kluckr paired up with the Theta Delta Chi’s from Schenectady and raised more than $300 for the Bethesda House. They also paid homage to Murphy Potter, who ate 10 of Gepetto’s Mad Dog 357 wings in just five minutes.
From there it was on to the final stop on the tour, Texas Tech. If anyone knew how to eat, it would be these guys. The local Alpha Kappa Psi chapter searched far and wide for the ten hungriest competitors and set them head-to-head at one of Lubbock’s famous Buffalo Wild Wings. The undisputed champion of both the event and the national tour was Preston “The Wild Thing” Whaley, who wolfed down a monstrous 29 wings in just 5 minutes. Second, Third, and Fourth place all put up impressive numbers, at 24, 22, and 21 wings respectively.
If you think you have what it takes to upset Preston, keep an eye on Kluckr.com for Kompetitions this fall. Kluckr will be kicking off the 2010-2011 school year with a tour of the SEC. Get your fraternity organized and you could be chosen to host your own Kluckr Kompetition.