By Yaneth Hoil |Staff Writer|
Coyotes conquered giant 5 pound burritos, extra spicy hot wings and oversized banana splits at the ASI event Coyote vs. Food. There were 3 different challenges and the first place winners of each contest got to choose tickets for the amusement park of their choice.
The first challenge consisted of eating a 5 pound burrito in 30 minutes.
James Williams, one of the contestants said “I didn’t eat anything yesterday because I wanted to have that hungry feeling for the competition; participating seemed like a good idea because I love food and can eat really fast.”
He admitted that it was his first food competition and wanted to try the event in order to become more involved in school activities.
“I like to be competitive but unfortunately I pushed myself too hard. I thought it was go time but in the end I couldn’t hold it in,” said Williams
Willams provided the crowd with what they came to see and even succeeded the expectations when he puked his entire meal seconds before winning first place.
The crowd exploded with excitement and disgust as the contestant struggled to hold his food back but failed, “Everyone has to laugh at themselves. I’m not embarrassed because I gave the people what they wanted and I kept people entertained” said Williams.
Melanie Ercia watched the contest closely and said that it was definitely an intense moment because Williams was really close to winning but he had to let it out. Still she found the event fun and very entertaining.
The winner of second place for the burrito contest was Leo Monteon. “I was expecting to win and anytime I get free food I go for it, participating was fun and the crowd turnout was impressive. See you next year!” said Monteon.
For the spicy hot wing contests students had to eat 3 plates of hot wings which got spicier with each plate, they had to finish each serving in 2 minutes or they would be disqualified.
The winners of the challenge were undecided until the judges ruled that Tireeka Watson won first place and the runners up had to battle for 2nd and 3rd place in a rematch.
“The dispute was disappointing because the judges were paying attention to the other side of the table and I’m a small girl so they probably didn’t think that I had a chance at winning,” said Watson .
Watson also felt accomplished and left the competition with a full stomach.
Things really went wild as the desert competition got started. The competitors were given two spoons at the beginning but were soon taken away as the crowd cheered for no spoons.
“No spoons! No spoons!” screamed the crowd.
The race was close and sweet but there was only one winner.
Jeffrey Chittenden won last and this year’s desert contest and said, “I wanted to win two years in a row and was looking forward to winning Six Flags tickets.
He also admitted that he hoped not to throw up and is looking forward to winning next year.
“I was simply in my bucket list of things to do, it was a fun experience and recommend everyone to try it,” said Ruby Aguilar.
Coyotes definitely won at this Student vs. Food challenge. The prizes were first class and the food was absolutely over-sized.