2013 Las Vegas Hooters qualifier

update June 27 The Las Vegas Sun has a gallery of Miki Sudo and Rake & Herald has a contest report

Official Results: Part 1 | Part 2
1) Miki Sudo 192
2) Adrian Morgan 176
3) Marcos Owens 144
4) Jeff Butler 124
5) Steve Hendry 120
6) Juan Rodriguez
7) Corey Fanguy 103
8) Mary Bowers 75
9) Dax Swanson 54
10) Ken Douglas 38

update Miki Sudo reportedly won with 196 wings

The Hard Rock Hotel, site of tonight’s qualifier, has made no recent tweets about the contest: https://twitter.com/HardRockHotelLV

Comments (48)


  1. Vegas Guru said

    June 26, 2013 @ 11:24 pm

    1st place Miki Sudo
    2nd place Adrian Morgan
    3rd place Marcos Owens

  2. anonymous said

    June 26, 2013 @ 11:26 pm

    who cares and who gives a shit?

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

    June 26, 2013 @ 11:32 pm

    196? MLE says 192. Either way that is a new competition record, no?

  4. anonymous said

    June 26, 2013 @ 11:41 pm

    Her win does nothing for any of us

  5. Anonymous said

    June 26, 2013 @ 11:49 pm

    Fabulous performance by Miki! Adrian would have beaten anyone else in the IFOCE except Joey or Matt. Miki is ready to challenge those two for #1.

  6. Molly Schuyler said (Registered December 25, 2012)

    June 26, 2013 @ 11:53 pm

    Great job guys!!! 🙂 Yay Miki!!!!!!

  7. WaYnEyWoNDeR said (Registered September 17, 2012)

    June 26, 2013 @ 11:58 pm

    Congrats Miki and Marcos!

  8. Anonymous said

    June 27, 2013 @ 12:00 am

    Juan couldnt see how many wings he ate because is was too busy trying to look pretty and wore his sunglasses at night lol!

  9. anonymous said

    June 27, 2013 @ 12:04 am

    Dax Swanson is a joke 54. My grandmother can eat more

  10. Anonymous said

    June 27, 2013 @ 12:11 am

    his stomach hurts he had too much ibuprofen his tummy hurts leave him alone!

  11. "Tiny" said (Registered March 5, 2008)

    June 27, 2013 @ 12:25 am

    Miki Sudo is the best thing since sliced bread!

  12. Jon Bello said

    June 27, 2013 @ 1:15 am

    Such a stacked field! Great job everyone!

  13. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    June 27, 2013 @ 7:04 am

    Dyum! Miki and Adrian certainly made sure that they qualified, with those totals! Congratulations to those two, as well as to Marcos.

    It seems to me that there’s a lot of intercontest disparity, given the variances in totals from contest to contest. As great as Miki and Adrian did, it’s hard for me to take their totals at face value, which would lead me to deduct that they actually consumed the weight-equivalent of 52 and 36 wings more, respectively, than Joey and Sonya did in separately winning their rounds with 140.

    But, within each contest, I think the comparisons among participants are more apt to be fairly accurate. It should prove to be a most interesting final.

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

    June 27, 2013 @ 10:15 am

    Here’s a short report with exclusive quotes from Miki Sudo and Dax ‘the Ginger’ Swanson.


  15. Anonymous said

    June 27, 2013 @ 10:20 am

    Hooray for Rake and Herald. You are the berries.

  16. anonymous said

    June 27, 2013 @ 10:21 am

    Nice write up Rake but for the life of me i cannot understand how you get personal enjoyment taking the role of armchair quarterback.

  17. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    June 27, 2013 @ 10:43 am

    Nice job, Iggy, as always!

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

    June 27, 2013 @ 10:56 am

    Thanks, Rhonda!

  19. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    June 27, 2013 @ 11:55 am

    10:21: It is much better to be an “armchair QB,” than an on-the-scene idiot!

    Having said that, in this day of digital technology, on-the-spot interviews are quite often readily obtained at-a-distance, especially when the interviewER is professional, reputable, and trusted by the interviewEE.

    Perhaps you can pursue those seemingly elusive qualities.

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

    June 27, 2013 @ 12:11 pm

    Thanks, 10:20. Glad you liked the write-up too, 10:21. To be honest, I’m not really sure what an “armchair quarterback” is on account of being British and never having heard the term before so I can’t really answer that. Suffice it to say, though, I love CE and I love writing. So I guess it’s a combination of that, really. Each to their own, eh?

    Coming back on topic, fair play to Miki but massive respect also to the Rabbit and the Monster. I thought they did pretty well.

  21. A little help? said

    June 27, 2013 @ 1:38 pm

    For any company Miki Sudo winning this contest would be headline news. But, Sudo’s local Hard Rock found out her record and wants nothing to do with it. So, Hooters and Hard Rock are trying to keep the contest under the radar. No twitters, no press, no dice. Nothing against the gal, but Sudo became toxic when it comes to promotion. More are just learning Miki “Bomb Threat” Sudo isn’t exactly great for advertising. Questions are, how will New York City handle someone who shut down air traffic on 9/11? It’s obviously coming out. What are her fellow eaters supposed to say? Placing honest eaters in that position is really unfair without talking points. Yeah, it was just a prank … that’ll work. http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/mar/07/woman-pleads-guilty-felony-after-pulling-prank-us-/#axzz2XRAXoEar

  22. Trust me said

    June 27, 2013 @ 1:51 pm

    she will be one of the worst things ever to happen to MLE and CE in general. Especially when the general public is familiar with Sonya and Juliet, both of whom have squeaky-clean backgrounds and images. I understand that the Sheas routinely handle “damage control” at their PR firm, but I won’t be surprised when adorable “mad bomber” Miki’s little prank overshadows anything she does at the table.

  23. Anonymous said

    June 27, 2013 @ 2:10 pm

    You ever see Sonya squirm when asked how she was able to immigrate to America? And juliet? please. Everyone’s got skeletons.

  24. anonymous said

    June 27, 2013 @ 2:11 pm

    Think of all the head cases in Major League Sports that were signed by teams and ended up dead or in jail. How bout Marvin Bad News Barnes who played for Detroit Pistons convicted of several misdemeanor including beating a teammate with a tire iron burglary drug poss and trespassing. How bout Mel Hall who played with the Yankees and is currently doing 40 yrs for statutory rape of a 14 yr old In TX . The list goes on

  25. Anonymous said

    June 27, 2013 @ 3:58 pm

    it is beyond outrageous to write such libel about Sonya and Juliet and their immigration status. WTYF is wrong with you? EVERYTHING.

  26. Naader Reda said

    June 27, 2013 @ 4:10 pm

    Rarely do I post on here these days, but I’m amazed at how often someone feels the need to bring up Miki’s past actions. What does it prove? What does it benefit you? I knew about the incident long before meeting her, but I chose not to let it cloud my perception of her. Everyone deserves a fair opportunity, and quite a few people deserve a second chance in life. From my experience in the high school classroom, I know there are a lot of people out there with past actions they’re not proud of – but it isn’t the defining moment of their lives. They’re not proud of what they’ve done, but they live in a society that believes in reform and giving people a chance to remake themselves after they’ve paid their debt to society (so to speak). Miki impresses me as an eater, but more importantly she impresses me as a friend. Her life is no doubt difficult as it is. It is beyond me why people feel the need to constantly heap dirt on others. If her eating ability was on par with mine, I imagine that a lot of these comments would simply not exist. As memories of the last graduating class runs through my mind, I know there are many Miki Sudos there are among them. I’m proud to have known them all.

  27. BigWillTheChamp said (Registered February 1, 2009)

    June 27, 2013 @ 4:34 pm

    Oh look, Brian learned how to Google someones name.

  28. Anonymous said

    June 27, 2013 @ 4:45 pm

    I still think what Paula Deen did was worse.

  29. Anonymous said

    June 27, 2013 @ 4:47 pm

    Miki Is an amazing person.

  30. Anonymous said

    June 27, 2013 @ 4:47 pm

    Go Miki Go!!

  31. Anonymous said

    June 27, 2013 @ 4:48 pm

    Miki is a God to the haters.

  32. anonymous said

    June 27, 2013 @ 4:48 pm

    why are Dax and BB still ranked, that is so puzzling. Dax does poorly in a few hooters contests constitutes a world ranking, what gives? Need we remind the wonderful performance BB had in march for nathan’s?

  33. Anonymous said

    June 27, 2013 @ 4:49 pm

    Miki is flawless that article was made up by a hater from this site.

  34. Anonymous said

    June 27, 2013 @ 5:02 pm

    Thank you Naader Reda, Amen to all you have written. For the idiots who post here, there seems to be no let up. We cannot apparently do anything about that. What you have written may be completely true, I believe that most of it is. Nevertheless, competitive eating is something which is in the news in the larger arena. Each top eater is going to have some scrutiny in the press. And to be completely honest, while as a human being I sympathize enormously with Miki wanting to get on with her life and all that you wrote, symbolically, what she did is going to affect her one way or another for the rest of her life. Like a Monica Lewinsky, the press is going to keep finding her one way or another. There is great irony, unfortunately, that she could unseat top eaters. I say irony because of all of the things she could be to distinguish herself, to be a top eater on the 4th of July, our Nations Independence Day, and to have committed a crime that terrorists commit, and on the anniversary of September 11th, is the stuff of movies and a nightmare scenario. MLE is going to have a very very hard time figuring out what to do. I am sure that Nathans too is going to be part of the decisions of what to do about MIki. I truly feel very sorry for Miki. Yet she is going to have perhaps eat another bitter pill. Her action was beyond any kind of immature behavior. To not recognize the very danger she was putting herself in to begin with makes me honestly wonder about her state of mind and her balance. You are wonderfully loyal to her and others as a human being, and that I admire very much. Nevertheless, I think her future being tied to any high profile in the press profession or otherwise, and especially competitive eating, is going to be a very hard sell.

  35. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    June 27, 2013 @ 5:21 pm

    I think you need to sign the MLE contract to make the top 50 and I am not sure there are 50 active signees remaining with Paul Barlow retiring. The Bauers remain ranked and they both haven’t done a contest in over a year.


  36. anonymous said

    June 27, 2013 @ 6:03 pm

    Naader you just made a total fool out of yourself Let them fight their own battles. . Never cover for anyone in the sport . Turn around and stab you right in the back

  37. anonymous said

    June 27, 2013 @ 6:07 pm

    That 210 comment had to come from someone that attended the 1 minute hot dog practice in the backyard

  38. Anonymous said

    June 27, 2013 @ 7:18 pm

    That 607 comment had to come from someone that attended the 1 minute hot dog practice in the backyard

  39. Anonymous said

    June 27, 2013 @ 7:44 pm

    Those 210 607 and 718 comments had to come from someone that was upset he wasnt invited to attend the 1 minute hot dog practice in the backyard

  40. Anonymous said

    June 27, 2013 @ 8:28 pm

    Anti Miki post are Un-American and straight up anti hot chick.

  41. Freedom said

    June 27, 2013 @ 8:32 pm

    Is Sieken a real person or just a evil character created by Rhonda Evans?

  42. Kickin CE'ters Minds said

    June 27, 2013 @ 8:42 pm

    OJ u Nazi… quit censoring post that are factual

  43. Freedum said

    June 27, 2013 @ 9:03 pm

    Is Rhonda Evans a real person or just some annoying character created by the dude that follows Sonya around like a trained puppy

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

    July 1, 2013 @ 9:56 am

    NEWS FLASH!!! Miki Sudo pulls out of Nathans.


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

    July 1, 2013 @ 10:09 am

    NB That story remains to be confirmed. Still awaiting further details.

  46. anonymous said

    July 1, 2013 @ 10:10 am

    Expect tons of comments on this one. I had a feeling it was coming but cant divulge. Seiken will get the scoop from horse mouth i think

  47. Proposterous said

    July 1, 2013 @ 10:24 am

    Sieiken screwed Mikibig time by making up negative quotes and acting as if he is friendly with her. Brian is an foul animal and a super creepy stalker… its just sickening… he doesn’t get it! Nice going BS… how much did TBW pay you to sabotage Sudo?

  48. Anonymous said

    July 1, 2013 @ 10:27 am

    Shea mention Sudo on ESPN radio today but only stated she would compete in wings on the 25th, noticeably absent was a mention her competing at Nathans

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