For Immediate Release
December 6, 2012
BATTLE OF THE BONE FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
Super Bowl Trip up for grabs!
(PHOENIX, AZ)- Native New Yorker has announced the finalists of the 2012 Battle of the Bone, the fifth annual contest in which contestants attempt to top each other by eating the restaurant's famed chicken wings.
The first contest was held in September at the Tempe location, with subsequent contests running every Wednesday at different Native New Yorker locations. Each weekly location winner advanced to the Battle of the Bone Finale, to be held in the Showroom at Talking Stick Resort Saturday, December 8 from 1pm to 4pm.
Native New Yorker's Battle of the Bone event features sponsors Valley Hensley Bud Light, Talking Stick Resort and The Fan AM 1060. The contest Grand Prize winner will receive a trip for two to Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans.
Over the past four years, the contest has awarded a Right Honda Element, two Harley Davidsons and 2011 Toyota Tundra.
Portion of the proceeds go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International.
Contestants will have 10 minutes and 60 seconds -- a nod to sponsor The Fan AM 1060 and Calling All Sports with Roc and Manuch heard weekdays 3pm-6pm, -- to eat as many wings as possible. Wings are weighed prior to the start of the contest, and again at the end of the allotted time. The person with the highest weight eaten is the winner of the contest. The medium-flavored wings are provided to the contestants in 3-pound platters, and are to be weighed after they are cooked and sauced.
The event will begins at 2pm with a head to head battle wing eating contest with the employees of Hensley.
Name Qualifying Location Qualifying Weight
Jason Butlet Avondale 3.102
Boomer Pantoja Casa Grande 2.594
Floyd Moore Dobson 2.727
Ed O’Brien Tempe 3.156
Bob Noble Maricopa 1.859 –won in playoff
Rolland Hiatt Tucson Speedway 2.008
Ken Denx Glendale 2.656
Danilo Lagos Laveen 2.391
Gus Beisel Gilbert Rd and US 60 3.508
Mark Wiseman San Tan 2.594
Johnny Kim Ray Rd 2.969
Matthew Smith Gilbert and Germann 3.203
About Native New Yorker
Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Gilbert, Arizona, Native New Yorker is one of the fastest growing franchise restaurants featuring award-winning Buffalo-style chicken wings and traditional American sports-grill favorites. Winning numerous local, regional and statewide dining awards along the way, the restaurant has grown from one location into 6 popular restaurants in Arizona. www.nativenewyorker.com.
Contact: Mike Muraco, On Air Sports Marketing 602-277-5287