2013 Coney Boardwalk qualifier

update March 26 Jason Beinstein has a video. A caption says David Soberman ate 13 hot dogs.

Rake & Herald, Grub Street and Amusing the Zillion have contest reports

The qualifier was mentioned (without any footage) on Good Morning America

update March 24 Brian Seiken has posted some videos

update The winners

“Notorious” Bob Shoudt 36 hot dogs
Larell Marie Mele 17

update #2 Other results
“Wild” Bill Myers 13
Andrew Kossuth 12.5
“Beautiful” Brian Seiken 11 (thinks he ate 13)

Crazy Legs Conti was on site

update #3 Brooklyn Gossip has a gallery

The current temperature is 45F (Is this the coldest outside contest in IFOCE/MLE history?)

Comments (74)


  1. Anonymous said

    March 23, 2013 @ 1:34 pm

    I look for Seiken to do the deuce!

  2. Anonymous said

    March 23, 2013 @ 1:43 pm

    BOB – 36 Larell – 17

  3. Anonymous said

    March 23, 2013 @ 2:05 pm

    Thanks to this web site which is the data and archival king of CE recording of results and reporting! Love it….

  4. Umm said

    March 23, 2013 @ 2:09 pm

    You mean the dos?

  5. Anonymous said

    March 23, 2013 @ 3:11 pm

    11 is like the roman numeral for 2 which can be considered the deuce. Can’t wait to hear Brian’s story and excuses.

  6. Anonymous said

    March 23, 2013 @ 3:33 pm

    damn those numbers are pitiful except for the winners glad i didnt go to watch good job to bob and larell

  7. Anonymous said

    March 23, 2013 @ 3:52 pm

    The temperature outside was really cold. Really. That made the dogs and buns cold and hard to eat. The water was cold and that made dunking a problem. Cups also were a problem, and plate count was suspect.

  8. Anonymous said

    March 23, 2013 @ 4:24 pm

    OJ can look this up, wasn’t there a cold and rainy qualifier when where Pat B ate 26 HDB? As for today, Bob, Bill, and BB’s numbers are on target. LM could have broke 20 if she pushed but why bother if there was no competition for her. Bet those lousy Nathan’s hot dogs were especially bad tasting today.

  9. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    March 23, 2013 @ 4:38 pm

    I mentioned the 2009 Minnesota qualifier in the weather forecast post. The low that day was 49F



  10. Anonymous said

    March 23, 2013 @ 4:53 pm

    Seiken ate
    13 dogs in 2004
    11 & 12 dogs in 2006
    15 dogs in 2008
    13 dogs in 2009
    And 15 dogs in 2012

    So 11 dogs for Seiken is about average for him.

  11. Anonymous said

    March 23, 2013 @ 4:58 pm

    No, Seiken can eat 20 if he really puts his mind to it, though HDB-s are not his forte. They taste awful when they’re cold.

  12. Anonymous said

    March 23, 2013 @ 5:01 pm

    I think that Crazy Legs’s picture with the Frankster is as close as he will get to the finals this year. With so few qualifiers and so many people eating 30, it is getting really tough for really good eaters to qualify.

  13. Larellmarie said (Registered May 9, 2010)

    March 23, 2013 @ 5:35 pm

    I don’t know, it was pretty cold for Poutine this past Oct. Thx guys was def colder than I’d prefer but gr8 to be there again :)

  14. Anonymous said

    March 23, 2013 @ 5:44 pm

    11 hot dogs and buns!!! Are you shittin me? This from a so-called journalist who calls other eaters “has beens,” “failures,” “not belonging in MLE,” and other names when he himself is the most disgraceful representative of the MLE. A good competitive eater will do what it takes in any weather conditions. Didn’t this clown say he would hang it up if he couldn’t his the 20 mark? Please do it. Leave! No excuses. Embarass yourself on your own site.

  15. Anonymous said

    March 23, 2013 @ 7:26 pm

    Seiken doesn’t need to eat lots of food to prove himself. He went to keep a hand in and to augment his role as competitive eating’s first real and still best journalist.

  16. anonymous said

    March 23, 2013 @ 8:35 pm

    I was at the contest but i prefer to remain anonymous. Brian Seiken posted a pic of his plate on twitter and he told me he will repost it on his website. 13 appears to be an exaggerated number. I would think 11 or 12 is more realistic. He had to leave early but left his remains in case they decided to total the non money finishers. One thing i can say about Seiken is that he is honest. A dishonest chap would have grabbed some of the remains while nobody was looking and tucked them in a doggy bag while to escalate their totals. Sounds familiar huh?

  17. anonymous said

    March 23, 2013 @ 9:12 pm

    If Seiken claims he ate 13 is he not entitled to his opinion? . If Wild Bill says Seiken ate 11, thats the final word case closed? Who nominated Wild Bill as the official stat man to begin with ? There is no precise accurate determination when it comes to calculatiing debris from hot dogs. Really who cares if he ate 11 12 or 13? No money, No advance in the rankings and most important no advance to Coney

  18. I CARE said

    March 23, 2013 @ 9:47 pm

    I care how many Brian Siken ate because he talks a big game and never produces. This just proves what kind of organization the IFOCE; when they keep someone this horrible in the rankings. May as well rank any old Joe Schmo off the street.

  19. Anonymous said

    March 23, 2013 @ 10:44 pm

    Why is this post all about who lost? Shouldn’t we praise Bob and Larell for their victories instead of debating about a guy who finished in 4th or 5th place?

  20. Anonymous said

    March 23, 2013 @ 10:50 pm

    Wild Bill has been the “official” God when it comes to totals. Others dispute wild bills totals time and time again but you better believe wild bill would never fudge anything so whatever wild bill says, and that means anything, wild bill is always, always correct. ven if pictures show wild bill miscounted we know pictures can lie but wild bill never would get anything wrong….And that is how it is…so says God of counting, wild bill…

  21. Anonymous fan said

    March 23, 2013 @ 11:29 pm

    Look at Seikens remains, 11 seems to be a generous number

  22. ButtKicker said (Registered June 26, 2012)

    March 23, 2013 @ 11:33 pm

    LOL! Seiken is pathetic…just 11 HDB? What joke. Even non-competitive eaters can do more than that.

  23. Anonymous said

    March 24, 2013 @ 2:25 am

    Seiken I am so glad that you only ate 11 hot dogs today! Seriously man, it’s time for you to stop embarrassing yourself and retire. If u did t talk so much shit, I wouldn’t even be posting this right now, but what goes around comes around and u deserve to be critiqued for a complete shit show of a performance from a guy who proclaims to be the most underrated eater in mle. Keep these horrific results coming because u will be hearing from me after each and every single one.

  24. anonymous said

    March 24, 2013 @ 6:57 am

    Let’s revisit that statement made by Brian about leaving competitive eating if the number 20 is not reached. Would he lie to us? Not very credible as a journalist if he is a constant liar.

  25. anonymous said

    March 24, 2013 @ 7:54 am

    And that my friends are the immortal words of someone that moved to LA after freeloading for months at the expense of his mom and dad

  26. whhhhhhhhat ? said

    March 24, 2013 @ 8:28 am

    He never said he was quitting you ill informed retard . He said if he did not eat 20 he doesnt deserve to be a Major League Eater. Duh Duh Duh . I would bet the ranch you wouldnt be able to do 10 hot dogs and buns in that climate so put up or shut up loser that never made it to the big dance !

  27. anonymous said

    March 24, 2013 @ 9:10 am

    Woman division is not fair to the men. Since there are very few women eaters that can put up double digits it gives the few that can put up those numbers a choice of any qualifier they choose to win because there are so many out there to choose from , they never have to worry about losing. Stepping on other female eaters toes never becomes an issue. On the downside the media exposure is minimal. Internet viewing means nothing

  28. U.S. MALE said (Registered December 28, 2007)

    March 24, 2013 @ 9:22 am

    Thanks for promoting and as usual, disliking, my video you pathetic lowlife miserable excuse for a competitive eater. I’ll eat and post videos when it’s convenient for me. Take your own advice and use your real name loser. By the way, alot more videos coming.

    As for your horrible embarrasing number of 11 hot dogs (a generous number), you really should quit. Just do us all a favor and disappear.

  29. Anonymous said

    March 24, 2013 @ 10:29 am

    I agree 910 women get everything, soft skin long hair boobs makeup. They shouldnt get 2 eat too

  30. Ignatius Rake said (Registered August 6, 2012)

    March 24, 2013 @ 11:03 am

    Our report: http://www.therakeandherald.tv/society/societystory.php?id=207

    With exclusive quotes and commentary from both Notorious B.O.B. and the Real Deal.

    To understand some of it you might also want to read our Munchin Mike interview: http://www.therakeandherald.tv/society/societystory.php?id=206

  31. beautifulbrian said

    March 24, 2013 @ 11:29 am

    Us stale do yourself a big favor and disappear Nobody but you cares about your dumb attention seeking challenges.. Youre an arrogant selfish halfwit . I would never belittle myself and. be seen in a challenge video with you in the same restaurant. I will do kibbutz challenge and jakes by myself . Youre shitty presence I dont need now or ever. Rot jn hell you Fuckin loser and next time beat jamie and sqibb before. you claim a big prize which you dont deserve.

  32. Anonymous said

    March 24, 2013 @ 1:54 pm

    I’ll check out that R&H report.

  33. Anonymous said

    March 24, 2013 @ 1:58 pm

    I think the idea is to establish a competitive women’s division. Look at the men’s totals 20 years ago.

  34. Larellmarie said (Registered May 9, 2010)

    March 24, 2013 @ 2:14 pm

    Lol Ignatius Rake ya’ll hv such an entertaining writing style. Luv reading your articles :)

  35. Anonymous said

    March 24, 2013 @ 2:25 pm

    Congratulations LMM and Humble Bob and yes, to Ignatius Rake and writers, you are terrific and hilarious. Also, you are role models for competitive eating, giving so many their due and entertaining us totally. In tandem with eatfeats there are many riches for competitive eating information.

  36. Anonymous said

    March 24, 2013 @ 2:27 pm

    Brian fears us male! He continues to duck and dodge us male and gets beat by armatures at every contest he signs up for. Time to hang it up.

  37. Anonymous said

    March 24, 2013 @ 3:00 pm

    Yes, the R&H really does a good job.

  38. U.S. MALE said (Registered December 28, 2007)

    March 24, 2013 @ 5:06 pm

    You won’t complete either challenge you lardass. You think I want to be in the same zip code as you?
    I proved my point already because you proved what a pussy you are with your usual lame excuses.
    I completed the challenge, I will complete more and still you won’t do anything anyone cares to watch. Just look at your views. There is a reason why you have problems finding someone to tape you trying to compete in contests. No friends, NOBODY!!! You are ungrateful, miserable, disgusting and cannot take no for an answer. Word has gotten around and most don’t want to associate with you. My videos are attention seeking? Coming from the hypocrite who does his own website, unviewed videos, non-listened too CD and senseless interviews. HAHA. Keep the insults coming.

    By the way, my beautiful shiny Pathfinder rocks. Continue your jealous fits of rage against me, Shredder and LA Beast. Keep writing about us. You’re becoming the stalker.

  39. The Predictor said

    March 24, 2013 @ 5:14 pm

    Brian is just here for the free food, the hopes of George Shea letting him sing one of his crappy songs, and hoping some rube will record the contest for him. I’m glad that “un-named eater’s” wife didn’t fall for that crap. What nerve, she was there to see her husband compete, not act as Seiken’s crew. I’m sure this eater beat Seiken too so congrats..

  40. Anonymous said

    March 24, 2013 @ 5:37 pm

    USM does the Pathfinder get pretty good gas mileage? Those are nice and you deserve it.

  41. anonymous said

    March 24, 2013 @ 6:50 pm

    You don’t have to explain yourself to him Mailman. Just talk to the wall and you get the same response. BS will never see the light.

  42. Anonymous said

    March 24, 2013 @ 7:12 pm

    Just cannot understand beautifulbrian. He gets a shout out from Ignatius Rake but does himself in with his own words. If you read some of the regular comments here, you would think competitive eaters are just bozos and brawlers. Weird, weird, weird and just plain mean and foolish. What’s the point? Let have more Ignatius Rake. At least US Male stands up to his nonsense. But he is no longer MLE. Kong tried, many tried, just the same old old old story. Just about everyone stays away from Seiken, why wouldn’t they stay away? I say do away with Seiken and his foolish pissing matches. This is eating, not pissing.

  43. Anonymous said

    March 24, 2013 @ 7:53 pm

    oh man, I was gonna say, I’m sure when your driving your new Pathfinder or watching your new TV, that your all broken up over what Brian might say next, hahaha – and 11 hotdogs really is a terrible showing for a “someone representing themselves as a pro eater”

  44. Ignatius Rake said (Registered August 6, 2012)

    March 24, 2013 @ 8:08 pm

    Thank you very much, Real Deal, 2.25 and 3.00.

    Glad you like it!

  45. anonymous said

    March 24, 2013 @ 8:27 pm

    Rake shows no favortism. Includes everyone in the article . A class act

  46. Unknown said

    March 24, 2013 @ 9:14 pm

    He should get his own wife and stop relying on others wives there to see their man eat.The amateur eater who beat Brian Seiken should of told him where to stick it when his wife was asked.Invest in a tripod cheapskate.

  47. Anonymous said

    March 24, 2013 @ 9:26 pm

    Hey rake nice article about the qualifier and munchin mike

  48. Anonymous said

    March 24, 2013 @ 10:16 pm

    He has sunk to a new low; dragging other eaters wives through the mud. How is that fair to her, she obviously was there to support her husband, not do Brian’s leg work, and he trashes her. That’s real smooth Brain.

  49. anonymous said

    March 24, 2013 @ 10:27 pm

    Seiken is buying a Go Pro Cam i hear. Problem solved. Tripod suck they dont move around

  50. anonymous said

    March 24, 2013 @ 11:02 pm

    update #2 Other results
    “Wild” Bill Myers 13
    Andrew Kossuth 12.5
    “Beautiful” Brian Seiken 11 (thinks he ate 13) I think Seiken ate 12 how do you like that ?

  51. Anonymous said

    March 25, 2013 @ 8:21 am

    Seiken should have bought a go pro cam when he got his nutra-bullet. Check out his last entry on Bits and pieces, this guy is living in a time capsule.

  52. anonymous said

    March 25, 2013 @ 10:36 am

    Correct me if i am wrong. Maybe someone that knows about Go Pro can answer. How does wearing a go pro solve the issue? Go pro is worn on the farhead. which means if Seiken competes on stage the camera is facing the crowd unless he wears it on the side of his head left or right and gets an angle video which only covers half the table.

  53. Whoop there it is said

    March 25, 2013 @ 3:01 pm

    Congratulations to Bob and Larell both great MLE ambassadors and an asset to MLE.
    About Brian Seiken, he may have actually only ate about 7 maybe 8 and made a mess of an equal amount to mask the real total he consumed. Has anyone ever witnessed such a large debris pile for 3 plates? WTH??? Well word is he won’t be ranked at all in MLE after the next revision but I hope they keep his whacky ass, really I do. He is a one man freak show 24/7. Several quotes from professional MLE eater Brian Seiken negatively describes this sponsors (Nathan’s) product after this most recent contest in which he competed in on March 23, 2013 at Coney Island. I don’t remember the exact quote but basically comparing their hot dogs to shit. Sure wish he would just man up just once and not routinely blame and critique the sponsor’s products for his equally routine poor performances at these events he has been allowed to compete.
    It really was closer to 7-8 than the 11 total they gifted to him.

  54. anonymous said

    March 25, 2013 @ 3:51 pm

    Dont be cruel man. Some of debris spilled into other plate. He did legitimately finish 2 full plates. The rest well thats a judgment call. Dont write someone off on one bad outing

  55. anonymous said

    March 25, 2013 @ 4:02 pm

    301 stop being an asshole armchair quarterback. You were not even there and you did not compete. You have no idea how the hot dogs tasted. Youre basing your evaluation of Seiken plate on some overweight guy who nominated himself as official stat man to make up for his lackluster peformances in hot dogs that never exceeded more than 15. I guarantee he will be ranked and probably will still compete in the future regardless of what anyone says about him

  56. Anonymous said

    March 25, 2013 @ 4:19 pm

    I second that. Love the R&H!

  57. Umm said

    March 25, 2013 @ 4:22 pm

    If anyone thinks i have any intention of defending my totals in of all places eatfeces.com , you need to have your head examined. Never said i was quitting and i never boasted about putting up big numbers. I said i dont deserve to be a Major League Eater if i cant do deuce. Notice how the ignorant misconstrue statements? I wont make any excuses i stunk up the place and yes a true major league eater should be able to withstand adverse conditions and eat shit if thats what it takes to be good or great.. If i was to compare todays contest with Nathans contest of the past, i would have to say the dogs were right up there with Atlantic City 2009 & Citifield 2012. Horrendous. . They might have been worse. The minute i laid a finger on the dog to feel the texture, i knew
    right then and there i was in for a very long 10 minutes of torture.

    Yeah. In his own words the sponsors’ hot dogs were “horrendous” and he had to “eat shit”. I am sure the sponsor and MLE love his opinion about the product. Doesn’t he always give other people crap when they give their less-than-stellar opinion about a sponsor?!? Uh, BB, take a look in the mirror…

  58. seiken fan said

    March 25, 2013 @ 5:58 pm

    Glad youre a fan of Seiken site and yes they were bad very bad to say the least Also thank you for verifying the fact that Seiken has no intention of quitting and the fact that he never boasted about putting up big numbers. Not to mention how haters such as yourself misconstrue statements. There are some that dont visit Seiken site but you cared enought to copy paste just so everyone would read the real truth,. Do you want him to lie and say the dogs were scrumptuous tasty and downright delicious when they were not? Sad that some of the competitors in the contest wont side with Seiken either because they are happy with their performance and dont want to rock the boat. Of course the overwhelming majority probably think Seiken wrote this but guess again fool!

  59. anonymous said

    March 25, 2013 @ 7:22 pm

    Brain Seiken now has a writing team to assist him with his overburdened website?

  60. Ignatius Rake said (Registered August 6, 2012)

    March 25, 2013 @ 9:04 pm

    Thanks all for the positive feedback. Glad you like it. Cheers!

  61. anonymous said

    March 25, 2013 @ 9:18 pm

    Everyone is entitled to a bad day. Chill and relax . I think he showed more for the tribute to Coney than the hotdogs

  62. anonymous said

    March 25, 2013 @ 9:21 pm

    Where was the Great Gavonne? He belonged at Coney.

  63. anonymous said

    March 25, 2013 @ 9:22 pm

    Where are the abundance of contest videos? By tax day when its long after the fact ,some might resurface, Without Seiken you wouldnt get the videos even though they weren’t that great .

  64. anonymous said

    March 25, 2013 @ 11:08 pm

    The Great Gavonne was smart enough to stay home. The entire area was swarming with cops waiting in case he uttered one bad word

  65. anonymous said

    March 25, 2013 @ 11:11 pm

    I don’t think Seiken is doing any more hot dog contests. He told me he’s done . No point whatsoever

  66. Anonymous said

    March 26, 2013 @ 12:13 am

    Didn’t Brian already retire from doing Nathan’s back in 2006? I swear he said he would never do another Nathan’s contest again he had it postef all over his website.

  67. anonymous said

    March 26, 2013 @ 9:37 am

    I think 12:13 is correct . Wingador did the same thing also

  68. gossip said

    March 26, 2013 @ 11:16 am

    Seiken claims that he saw Maria Edible and Conti secretly meet at a pizza place in Brooklyn. Edible appeared to have the look of anorexia . Did Pat B drop her and allow Conti to move right in and take over? Someone clear this up

  69. Anonymous said

    March 26, 2013 @ 3:37 pm

    This is the most attention Seiken will get for a while. Enjoy it while it lasts

  70. Larellmarie said (Registered May 9, 2010)

    March 27, 2013 @ 9:04 pm

    Whoop there it is – thank you so much :)

  71. DaxtheGinger said (Registered April 23, 2011)

    March 27, 2013 @ 11:47 pm

    Fuck BB, I’m ready for the Haters, the Haters are going to have a field day very soon.

  72. the great gavonne said

    March 29, 2013 @ 9:26 am

    To anonymous 9:21 pm: Coney Island is a 2 & a half hour trip for me (the other end of the F train line), which means 5 hours total time which is not worth it just to boo some jerk-off.
    To anonymous 11:08 pm: I am not or ever was afraid of the police besides the last time I checked this is still a free country & even the fascist G Shea can’t change that. Besides that I am stressing ‘Gavonne Is Love’ in 2013.
    It looked like there was more people competing than watching which is no wonder since eating contests are passe & played out already.
    And finally, I would be remiss if I didn’t wish the woman who changed my life & made me a better person a happy birthday today. ONLY 5 MORE YEARS UNTIL THAT ORDER OF PROTECTION EXPIRES!!!

  73. anonymous said

    March 29, 2013 @ 9:47 am

    Gavonne that is wonderful news that you are changing your life for the better. And yes you have the right to go anywhere you please. Maybe one of these days you will find it in your heart to love Brian Seiken even though you failed to wish him a happy birthday . last week. A man of your stature should not have to take the F train to Coney. They should have sent for a limo to pick you up

  74. anonymous said

    March 29, 2013 @ 10:17 am

    Gavonne is love 2013 will end when his medication wears off

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