Woman downs record 501 wings to win Wing Bowl 26

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Molly Schuyler set a world record by consuming 501 wings during Wing Bowl 26.

The event took place on Friday at the Wells Fargo Center in Pennsylvania, just two days ahead of Super Bowl LII between the Eagles and Patriots.

Wing Bowl is usually Philadelphia's substitute for the Eagles not going to the Super Bowl.

But Friday's competition was an unusual two-fer. It was also a rally for the Eagles on the eve of their third Super Bowl appearance.

Wing Bowl 26 drew nearly 20,000 people to the Wells Fargo Center to watch Schuyler top the wing-eating record of 444 set in 2015.

The event was started in the 1990s by local sports radio hosts and is usually staged two days before the Super Bowl. It's turned into a huge, boozy spectacle with a parade of flamboyant contestants and a competition for women called "Wingettes."

On Sunday, the Eagles play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis.

CBS Philadelphia reports that "Tiger Wings and Things" came in second place at 396 wings, and a Philadelphia firefighter won the First-Responder division.

The first and second rounds were 14 minutes each, with the top 10 eaters advancing to the next round. The final round was a speed-eating, two-minute blitz among the top five eaters.

Schuyler previously won Wing Bowl 24 and Wing Bowl 22. Instead of competing in Wing Bowl 25, Schuyler faced off against El Wingador in a separate event.