Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas is the New National Buffalo Wing Eating Champion

Sonya ” The Black Widow” Thomas just ate 181 chicken wings in 12 minutes. That rate of consumption makes her the new National Buffalo Wing Eating Champion. Sonya will also pocket a cool $1500 for the 12 minutes it took her to capture first place.

Here is a list of Sonya’s World Records and Titles prior to today’s victory:

(Note: an asterisk {*} in front of the entry denotes a current World Record for that given food and duration–38 World Records for 35 different foods. A nonasterisked entry indicates a previous World Title, but not a current World Record) :
* – July 15, 2010, San Juan, Puerto Rico: 53 Taco Bell Soft Tacos in 12 minutes.
* – June 6, 2010. New Orleans, LA: 37 Dozen Acme Oysters in 8 minutes.
* – May 31, 2010, Long Island, NY: 26 Dozen Cherrystone Clams in 6 minutes.
– May 6, 2010, Washington DC: 43 La Costena Jalapeno Peppers in 1 minute (unofficial: local TV exhibition).
* – April 10, 2010, New Orleans, Louisiana: 6.5 lbs of Crawfish in 10 minutes.
* – March 27, 2010, Portland, ME: 6.93 lbs of (Binga Stadium Tender Bender) Chicken Tenders in 10 minutes.
* – March 20, 2010, Davenport, IA: 6.75 lbs of Rhythm City Casino Fried Catfish in 10 minutes.
* – September 13, 2009, Chicago, IL: 250.5 Pickled La Costena “Feel the Heat” Jalapenos in 9 minutes (tied with Pat Bertoletti with 209 in 8 minutes, then ate 41.5 Peppers in a 1-minute eat-off).
– July 4, 2009, Coney Island, NYC: Set a new Women’s World Record of 41 Hot Dogs and Buns in 10 minutes.
– April 18, 2009, New Orleans, LA: 29 3/4 dozen (357) Acme Oysters in 8 minutes.
– August 30, 2008, Buffalo, NY: 165 Chicken Wings (4.23 lbs) in 12 minutes.
– April 27, 2008, West Palm Beach, FL: 32 1/2 Ears of Sweet Corn in 12 minutes.
* – September 2, 2007, Buffalo, NY: 5.95 lbs of Buffet food (Chicken Wings, Hog Wings, Pizza, Pierogies, etc.) in (less than) 7 minutes.
– September 1, 2007, Buffalo, NY: 173 Buffalo Wings (5.17 lbs) in 12 minutes. (Buffalo Wing Fest Record)
* – November 29, 2006, Somerset, England: 46 Mince Pies in 10 minutes.
* – September 16, 2006, Oklahoma City, OK: 9.75 lbs of Fried Okra in 10 minutes.
* – August 13, 2006, Hong Kong: 17 Chinese Lotus Seed Buns in 12 minutes.
* – August 12, 2006, Hong Kong: 176 Steamed Chinese Vegetable Dumplings in 12 minutes.
* – June 24, 2006, Lynchburg, VA: 60 Virginia Ham Biscuits in 8 minutes, establishing a standard for that food.
* – April 29, 2006, Baltimore, MD: 46 3-oz Phillips Crab Cakes in 10 minutes, eclipsing my previous record of 40 in 12 minutes set last August in Delaware.
* – February 11, 2006, Long Beach, CA: 8 lbs, 2 oz of Chili Cheese Fries in 10 minutes.
* – January 21, 2006, Las Vegas, NV: Consumed one 9 lbs+ (total weight) “Big Daddy” Barrick Burger w/ Cheese (without condiments) in 27 minutes, breaking my record of 48 minutes, 10 seconds, set last year.
* – December 30, 2005, Orlando, FL, Tater Tots: 250 (+) in 5 minutes.
* – December 3, 2005, AC, NJ: 10 pounds, 3 Ounces of Carmine’s Meatballs in 12 minutes.
* – November 23, 2005, NYC, NY: 4 pounds, 3 ounces of GoldenPalace.com Roast Turkey in 12 minutes.
* – October 29, 2005, Bethesda, MD: 5.75 lbs of Buffalo Wing meat eaten off the bone in 10 minutes.
– September 5, 2005, Knoxville, TN: 57 Krystal Burgers in 8 minutes: an American Record.
– August 21, 2005, Harrington, DE: 40 Crab Cakes in 12 minutes.
* – August 13, 2005, Kennebunkport, Maine: 11.4 pounds of Lobster meat (44 soft shell lobsters) in 12 minutes.
– August 6, 2005, Sheboygan, WI: 35 Johnsonville Brats in 10 minutes.
– July 4, 2005, Coney Island, NY: New Women’s World Record (and American Record!) of 37 Nathan’s Hot Dogs and Buns in 12 minutes, breaking the previous women’s world record of 32 that I set last year.
* – June 18, 2005, Wildwood, NJ: 6 lbs of Salty Ball Potatoes in 8 minutes, 40 seconds.
* – June 8, 2005, LA, CA (co-owned with Rich “The Locust” LeFevre): 9 1/2 large boxes of (MTV Movie Awards) Popcorn in 10 minutes.
* – May 28, 2005, Charlotte, NC, Armour Vienna Sausages: 8.31 pounds in 10 minutes. (I thought it was actually 9 pounds.)
* – March 20, 2005, Metairie, LA, Acme Oysters: 46 Dozen (552) in 10 minutes, breaking my previous mark of 36 dozen set last year; a few minutes later I also set an endurance record of eating 624 Oysters.
– February 12, 2005, Venice Beach, CA: Goldenpalace.com Grilled Cheese Sandwiches: 25 in 10 minutes.
– January 22, 2005, Las Vegas, NV: Consumed one 9.5-lbs (total weight) Barrick Burger w/ Cheese (without condiments) in 48 minutes, 10 seconds.
– December 4, 2004, Atlantic City, NJ, “Carmine’s” Meatballs: 5.95 lbs in 12 minutes.
* – November 27, 2004, Orlando, FL, Hard-boiled Eggs: 52 in 5 minutes to establish a record for that time.
* – November 20, 2004, St Louis, MO, Toasted Ravioli: 4 pounds in 12 minutes.
* – October 20, 2004, Raleigh, NC, Ultra Rich Sweet Potato Casserole (w/Pecans): 8.62 pounds in 11 minutes.
* – September 29, 2004, NY, NY, Tacos (Soft-Shell Chicken): 48 in 11 minutes (replacing my previous record of 43 1/2 in 11 minutes set September 16, 2003, also in NYC.)
– September 5, 2004, Buffalo, NY, Buffalo Wings: 5.09 pounds (162 wings) in 12 minutes (Breaking my 2003 record of 4.2 pounds / 134 wings).
– August 21, 2004, Kennebunkport, Maine: 9.76 pounds of Lobster meat (38 soft shell lobsters) in 12 minutes.
* – August 7, 2004, Centerville, Indiana: 84 Lumber World Baked Bean Championship: 8.4 lbs. of Baked Beans in 2 minutes, 47 seconds. (Please note that Don “Moses” Lerman has the World Record for consuming 6 pounds of beans in the shortest amount of time: a mere 1’48!)
* – July 8, 2004, Madison Square Garden, NYC, NY, Chicken Nuggets: 80 in 5 minutes.
– July 4, 2004, Coney Island, NY: New Women’s World Record (and American Record!) of 32 Nathan’s Hot Dogs and Buns in 12 minutes, breaking the previous women’s world record of 25 that I set last year at Coney Island.
– June 19, 2004, Chicago, Illinois, Bacci World Pizza-Eating Championship: 6 1/2 extra large “slices” of 24″ Cheese Pizza in 15 minutes.
– April 17, 2004, New Orleans, LA, Acme Oysters: 36 Dozen in 10 minutes.
* – April 2, 2004, Orlando, FL, Cheese Quesadillas: 31 1/2 four-inch quesadillas in 5 minutes.
* – February 24, 2004, Washington DC, Crawfish Jambalaya: 9 pounds in 10 minutes.
* – February 21, 2004, Brooklyn, NY, NY, Cheesecake: 11 pounds in 9 minutes.
– January 30, 2004, Philadelphia, PA: Radio WIP Wing Bowl Record of 167 BBQ Chicken Wings in 32 minutes.
* – December 30, 2003, Buffalo, NY, Fruitcake: 4 Pounds, 14 1/4 Ounces in 10 minutes.
* – November 26, 2003, Manhattan, NY, NY, Thanksgiving Meal Invitational: 7 and 3/4 pounds of Turducken (chicken, wrapped in duck, wrapped in turkey) in 12 minutes.
– October 3, 2003, Corinth MS, Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwiches: 23 in 10 minutes.
– September 16, 2003, NY, NY, Tacos: 43 1/2 in 11 minutes.
* – September 13, 2003, Indianapolis Indiana, Hard-boiled Eggs: 65 in 6 minutes, 40 seconds.
– August 30, 2003, Buffalo, NY, Buffalo Wings: 134 in 12 minutes (qualifying round).
* – August 9, 2003, Seymour, Wisconsin, Hardees Thickburgers: SEVEN 3/4-pound fully dressed burgers in 10 minutes.
– July 4, 2003, Coney Island, NYC, Women’s World Record of 25 Hot Dogs and Buns: 12 minutes.