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Wing Eating Challenge Rescheduled for April

The Wingstop World Wing-Eating Challenge, iced-out during Super Bowl week, has been rescheduled for Apr. 13.

The contest at American Airlines Center's AT&T Plaza will coincide with another sporting event, although one of considerably less significance than the Super Bowl: The Challenge will precede the Mavericks' last home game.

Spokesperson Leah Templeton says details are still being worked out, but she anticipates many of the eating champions who were slated to appear in February will adjust their calendars to accommodate the new date.

"We should know that soon," Templeton e-mailed in response to a question about the competitor line-up. "I know Joey Chestnut is competing. I'm waiting to find out who else is confirmed."

The postponement of the first-ever Wingstop championship occasioned serious disappointment among Dallas' competitive eating fans. As International Federation of Competitive Eating president George Shea told City of Ate weeks before the weather went wrong, "This, I hate to say, is going to eclipse the Super Bowl in terms of drama, intrigue and emotional narrative."

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