2013 Miami Nathan’s qualifier

Results – men
1) Yasir Salem 26
2) Brian Duzinski 23 (takes wild card lead (if one is to be awarded))
3) Mike Katz 17.5
4) Juan Angel 13.5

1) Mary Bowers 10.5

This is the first southeast Florida Nathan’s qualifier since a 2007 contest held at the Florida Panthers arena. In 1997, Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Theresa LePore, famous for creating the “butterfly ballot” used in the 2000 presidential election, would serve as a judge for the Boca Raton Nathan’s qualifier in 1997.

Mary Bowers’ seatmate tweeted: “The lady i sat next to on the plane was flying from LA to Miami to compete in a hot dog eating contest… #goodlord”. Mary appeared on 10local news this morning

Golden Lady Wallace declined an invitation to compete, so apparently spots are still available.

Comments (22)


  1. Anonymous said

    April 13, 2013 @ 12:34 pm

    Baco? lol

  2. Larellmarie said (Registered May 9, 2010)

    April 13, 2013 @ 2:37 pm

    Congrats you two! See ya at Coney!!!!! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! :)

  3. Marcos The Monster Owens said (Registered August 16, 2011)

    April 13, 2013 @ 2:46 pm

    Congrats Yasir

  4. anonymous said

    April 13, 2013 @ 2:58 pm

    Brian you the man

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

    April 14, 2013 @ 7:04 pm

    Fair play to all who took part. We have a write-up included as part of a wider aticle that also includes the Rouses Crawfish Eating World Championship and Thursday’s Hooter’s qualifier.

    Here’s the link (apologies because I also posted it in the crawfish thread): http://www.therakeandherald.tv/society/societystory.php?id=217

    Also, if you’re interested, here’s an interview with Matt ‘Megatoad’ Stonie in which he talks about Nathan’s: http://www.therakeandherald.tv/society/societystory.php?id=213

  6. Anonymous said

    April 15, 2013 @ 8:30 am

    There will only be a wildcard spot if Crazy Legs Conti is in danger of not qualifying, and from the looks of the number of qualifiers left and who still needs to qualify.. Looks pretty obvious.

  7. anonymous said

    April 15, 2013 @ 10:45 am

    Oh Conti must get in we dont want him throwing a private tirade like he did in 2011 similar to Seiken not getting j invite to US open 2005

  8. Anonymous said

    April 15, 2013 @ 12:16 pm

    He aint gonna make it this year.

  9. Anonymous said

    April 15, 2013 @ 12:25 pm

    Here is how the woman division could play out this year.
    1. Queen Sudo will easily qualify.
    2. She will eat 50 dogs & buns to become the new woman champ.
    3. Sonya will retire on the spot.
    4. Sudo will pull a Torres and eat where she wants.
    5. Sudo will be ejected from the major leagues and threatened with a law suit.
    6. Juliet Lee will then be marketed by M.L.E. as the world’s number one woman eater.

  10. SteveHendry said (Registered June 27, 2012)

    April 16, 2013 @ 4:22 pm

    Congrats to Yasir and Mary!

  11. DaxtheGinger said (Registered April 23, 2011)

    April 17, 2013 @ 5:30 am

    I know for a fact that when Miki signs with the MLE she will not pull a Torres, watch out world this chick is going to taqke the main stage at every contest she enters.

  12. Dax knows squat said

    April 17, 2013 @ 8:47 am

    You know shit for a fact. If it happens, great for her. Until then, its just BS

  13. anonymous said

    April 17, 2013 @ 9:42 am

    Who is Dax Ginger? 1.5lb capacity eeter with a grade school education

  14. anonymous said

    April 17, 2013 @ 11:30 am

    1225 april 15 are you saying that Queen Sudo will be handcuffed on stage in Coney Island prior to the start of the contest or after?

  15. Anonymous said

    April 17, 2013 @ 12:53 pm

    You people suck.. Sudo will not run after signing. … get your heads out of your asses… Sonya will be running scared

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

    April 17, 2013 @ 1:21 pm

    Good luck to Miki in Vegas. Somehow, I don’t think anyone will be running scared from anyone else.

  17. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    April 17, 2013 @ 1:30 pm

    Miki has won more money in 2013 than all MLE women except Sonya and Juliet since the start of 2012. This does not include all eating challenge payouts:

    From January 1, 2012

    $22,500 Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas
    $9,850 Stephanie “Xanadu” Torres
    $9,050 “The Lovely” Juliet Lee
    $7,949 Miki Sudo
    $3,125 Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco
    $3,000 Helen Tan
    $2,150 Meredith Boxberger
    $2,000 Thidathip Hadthai
    $1,500 Rebecca Oey
    $1,000 Larell Marie “The Real Deal” Mele
    $1,000 “Fabulous” Floria Lee

    From January 1, 2013

    $6,000 Miki Sudo
    $3,000 Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas
    $100 Becca “Beccabooo” Burkhart
    $75 Laurie Null
    $50 Sammi Marsh
    $50 Serena Shott
  18. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    April 17, 2013 @ 2:40 pm

    That’s a real interesting point, OJ. Something for Miki to consider, for sure.

  19. anonymous said

    April 17, 2013 @ 2:44 pm

    why doesnt she donate some of that money to charitable cause?

  20. Ummm... said

    April 17, 2013 @ 4:25 pm

    Because she can do whatever she wants to do.

  21. ButtKicker said (Registered June 26, 2012)

    April 18, 2013 @ 6:12 pm

    The sentence below is difficult to read; and once understood, is pointless, as there are few women in MLE to start with, and Miki still comes in behind Sonya and Juliet anyway:

    “Miki has won more money in 2013 than all MLE women except Sonya and Juliet since the start of 2012.”

  22. anonymous said

    December 16, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

    I think it is safe to assume that after watching this video Brian Dudlight has gone off the deep end following a failed marriage , He is on a mission to gain over 100 lbs

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