Four thousand wings for Wingtennial Weekend


Meghan Hayman

The Wingmen 2.0, a last minute entry, triumphed over their rival teams, The Delts, The Blue Wings and Team Owen on Saturday, Sept. 27 as part of the annual wingfest.

The Gator Quad sported several tables and four thousand wings for the annual Wing Fest event, hosted by Gator Activities Planning. Students gathered to collect their free T-shirts and wandered down the rows of wings which were from a collection of local small businesses.

Four teams got down and dirty in the main attraction: the wing eating contest. Crowd members were able to add hot sauce or ranch to a contestant’s wings for $1. Money raised went towards the charity of the winning team. The Wingman 2.0 beat the three other teams, upsetting The Delts, which generated the loudest cheers.

Students were also able to tye-dye their wingfest T-shirts yellow, green and blue throughout the day.
The night before, GAP hosted the Madison Letter, a pop rock band formed 2010, to kick off the Wingtennial weekend with a performance on the Gator Quad.