2010 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest field

(Bumped & Modified originally posted June 27)

The following people won a slot in the 2010 Nathan’s finals by winning a qualifier. The second column is the number of hot dogs eaten in the qualifier (click on the names to see their contest history)

2010 May 6 29 “Big” Ben Monson Las Vegas, NV
2010 May 8 38.5 Eric “Badlands” Booker Foxborough (Boston), MA
2010 May 8 18 Bryan “Big Sexy” Beard San Jose, CA
2010 May 15 23 Peter “Pretty Boy” Davekos East Hartford, CT
2010 May 15 28 Tim “Gravy” Brown Newnan, GA
2010 May 29 40 “Notorious” Bob Shoudt Atlantic City, NJ
2010 Jun 5 29 Erik “The Red” Denmark Tempe, AZ
2010 Jun 6 12 Andrew Bosque Virginia Beach, VA
2010 Jun 12 34 Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas Norfolk, VA
2010 Jun 13 23.5 Sean “Flash” Gordon Thackerville, OK
2010 Jun 19 13 Kristopher Adams Fayetteville, NC
2010 Jun 19 30 Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti Charlotte, NC
2010 Jun 26 46 Tim “Eater X” Janus Queens, NY
2010 Jun 26 25 Crazy Legs Conti Escondido, CA
2010 Jun 26 28.25 Juliet Lee Fishkill, NY

Allen Goldstein received a slot by leading the wild card standings. Here are the wild card standings according to results in the eatfeats datbase (qualifier winners not listed):

2010 May 8 28.75 Allen “Shredder” Goldstein Foxborough (Boston), MA
2010 May 15 27 “Jammin” Joe LaRue Newnan, GA
2010 May 29 25 “Buffalo” Jim Reeves Atlantic City, NJ
2010 Jun 5 25 Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan Tempe, AZ
2010 May 29 24.5 Pat “from Moonachie” Philbin Atlantic City, NJ
2010 Jun 26 24 Micah “Wing Kong” Collins Fishkill, NY
2010 Jun 5 22 Damon “The Omen” Wells Tempe, AZ
2010 Jun 26 21 Brian “Dud Light” Dudzinski Queens, NY
2010 May 29 20 Dave “U. S. Male” Goldstein Atlantic City, NJ

Comments (12)


  1. Anonymous said

    June 27, 2010 @ 10:08 pm

    Badlands 38.5? I guarantee he will not eat anywhere near that in the finals. Again, a miscount of plates in the qualifiers.

  2. While D. Card said

    June 28, 2010 @ 3:37 am

    I see 3 sub-deuce wins ..does that mean there will be 4 (3 + the original wild-card spot) wild-cards??

  3. While D. Card said

    June 28, 2010 @ 3:41 am

    ..”PRIZE: Seat in the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest (winner must eat at least 20 hot dogs to win seat)”

  4. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    June 28, 2010 @ 8:49 am

    I don’t think the 20 HDB minimum was in effect for the military qualifiers

    Bryan Beard is doing a radio interview about the finals, so presumably the minimum has been waived for him


  5. Anonymous said

    June 28, 2010 @ 9:02 am

    Shredder has the wildcard, and rightfully so.

  6. Jamminjoe said

    June 28, 2010 @ 10:33 am

    You can take Me off the wild card looks like I’ve been black balled

  7. Anonymous said

    July 4, 2010 @ 2:02 am

    Good luck all

  8. Anonymous said

    July 4, 2010 @ 5:15 am

    without Koby, its just gonna be Joey kicking everyones ass which equals to BORING, I’m sorry but Joey isnt exciting, hes boring, I can see both sides of this, but unless the MLE is paying for my airfare,hotel and expenses to events, they can kiss my ass as far as what i can eat in and cant eat in.

  9. Anonymous said

    July 4, 2010 @ 8:04 am

    Won’t be the same without Koby. Didn’t know he got his visa on his own. It’s a lost in translation no win on both sides. Expect to see Koby lots in the States. His visa is for three years. He’s legit.

  10. anonymous said

    July 4, 2010 @ 9:29 am

    i agree but up to a point. They guys that are wining prize money on a consistent basis competing in contests are prime money makers for the organization and should abide by the contract . Their hotel and air expenses are usually covered by the sponsor but even if it is not the money they make competing offsets that expense. As far as midranked eaters that never see a dime in contest winnings while MLE or the sponsors never pay for airfare or hotel expenses, then they could go kiss where the sun dont shine . They should be able to eat anywhere and anyplace they want without a question

  11. Anonymous said

    July 4, 2010 @ 11:47 am

    Koby is the best of the best. The ifoce squeezed tried to squeeze all the could out of him before he was cast aside like an old pair of shoes. Undoubtedly several potential ifoce sponsors will probably throw their support behind Koby, realizing they can save money by cuting out the middle man, the ifoce.

  12. Up & Coming? said

    July 5, 2010 @ 5:07 pm

    So does this mean that the IFOCE’s up & coming eater Brian Dudzinski should be banned from future IFOCE events now that he has finished in the money of a non-sanctioned event? Perhaps Dud Light should wear a shirt supporting Kobi because he is next!!!!!

    2010 Jul 1
    Independence Burger Eating Championship
    Z-Burger http://www.yelp.com/biz/z-burger-washington

    1st 23.5 $3,000.00 “Furious” Pete Czerwinski Mississauga, ON, Canada
    2nd 21 $1,500.00 Dale Boone Atlanta, GA
    3rd 20 $750.00 Brian “Dud Light” Dudzinski

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