Geoffrey Esper of Oxford, Mass., ate 281 chicken wings in 12 minutes Sunday to become the new National Buffalo Wing Festival champion.
Esper's victory ends the five-year reign of Joey Chestnut of San Jose, Calif., who placed second this year by eating 276 chicken wings — just five fewer than Esper. Esper had the No. 2 spot in last year's Buffalo chicken wing eating contest.
The festival was held Saturday and Sunday in Sahlen Field.
A total of $6,750 in prize money was awarded during the two-day event.
In its 18 years, the festival claims to have attracted more than 865,000 people and served over 4.8 million wings.