Adrian Morgan wins 2013 Nathan’s Atlanta qualifier

update June 20 Beer Street Journal has a gallery

update June 18 has a gallery

update June 17 WSBTV article | video segment. Paul Barlow’s retirement is covered at end

Galleries: Creative Loafing | Access Atlanta (via email)

The top 3 men,
1) Adrian Morgan 38
2) Ronnie Hartman 16 (active duty military)
3) Steve “Pi Guy” Martin 15
4) Damien Boykin 13
5T) Paul Barlow 10.5, retired after contest

Cristina Ginn, an executive producer for CNN, announces she won the women’s division.

Adrian Morgan won the men’s division with a total of 38. (vine video)

update A T-shirt listing the qualifier schedule lists a June 1 Moscow, Russia contest

Steve “Pi Guy” Martin is present at the contest, which presumably makes his wife the favorite for the women’s division (if she hadn’t already qualified in Savannah).

Comments (38)


  1. Anonymous said

    June 15, 2013 @ 1:24 pm

    His wife already qualified in Savannah

  2. Super Paul said

    June 15, 2013 @ 3:09 pm

    4th Damien Boykin 13
    5th I tied with some other dude 10.5

    It’s been fun…..and I’m gone! YOMP

  3. Anonymous said

    June 15, 2013 @ 4:51 pm

    Dam Paul, most hungry people can eat more than 10. WTH?

  4. anonymous said

    June 15, 2013 @ 5:39 pm

    Booker must have known something about Adrian and said why bother showing.

  5. Anonymous said

    June 15, 2013 @ 6:12 pm

    Paul did eat more than 10. He ate 10.5, and it doesn’t really matter because I am sure he had fun. Booker always has fun and adds something to the sport that no other eater can. Whether retired or not, Booker is the real deal as a person, eater, personality, the whole package.

  6. anonymous said

    June 15, 2013 @ 6:52 pm

    Well paul there goes your free Nathan coupons

  7. Anonymous said

    June 15, 2013 @ 7:08 pm

    The set up is soooo messed up this is how i see it. Booker isnt gonna show up because this is how its going down. MLE does not want Tom Goose Gilbert therefore Matt Stonie and Tim Janus will go head to head most likely Matt Stonie will win give Tim Janus the “WILD CARD SPOT” in Boston. Then with no need to compete with a secured wild spot Tim Janus will not compete in NY qualifier. Therefore Booker will win it in NY. These are my thoughts maybe im right maybe im wrong who knows but, yea I think MLE planned that out. Why would Tim Janus who lives in NY travel all the way to BOSTON to compete in qualifier. Makes no sense to me. Would love to hear other peoples input!

  8. ANONYMOUS said

    June 15, 2013 @ 8:25 pm

    Didn’t THE PREDICTOR say that last week? Let’s not forget about Denmark winning the Meadowlands. Similar to 2006 when he won the last minute qualifier at the Cyclone stadium.

  9. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    June 15, 2013 @ 8:33 pm

    Tim Janus is from Hartford, so he might stop by home en route.

    If Micah Collins and Sean Gordon sit out the 2013 circuit, that could leave the June 29 qualifier that Booker does not compete in open for Crazy Legs Conti.

  10. anonymous said

    June 15, 2013 @ 9:07 pm

    Just wait till Conti mom and Rondhank Evans catch wind to some of the disgraceful remarks made about Sonya alleged cheating in Pep rolls a few weeks ago. Scoldings will be applied and that you can count on All hell with break loose with no less than 500 word paragraphs accusing Seiken and or Shoudt of conspiracy against a true legend

  11. ANONYMOUS said

    June 15, 2013 @ 9:07 pm

    Does anyone really think that Denmark will not try to qualify again at one of the June 29th contests. If CLC doesn’t make it, who will throw the famed after party?

  12. anonymous said

    June 15, 2013 @ 9:48 pm

    If MLE wants Denmark in Coney they will create a last minute contest that he will win, if not he’s pretty done..

  13. ryan shams said

    June 15, 2013 @ 10:03 pm

    full standings; there were 12 contestants:
    1. Morgan 38
    2. Hartman 16
    3. Martin 15
    4. Boykin 13
    5T. Barlow 10.5
    5T ? 10.5
    7 ? 9
    8 Cristina Ginn (only female) 6.5
    9T Ryan Shams 6
    9T ? 6 (they were officially counting for this guy; but i didn’t get his name)
    11 ? 5
    12 ? 2.5

    I have a new respect for hot dog eaters. I ate 4 HDB in 3:48 but then hit a wall (understatement) at dog #5 and it took me the remaining 6+ minutes to stomach my last two.

    It was nice to meet you Paul; good luck in your other non-eating endeavors.

  14. anonymous said

    June 15, 2013 @ 10:34 pm

    All the Seiken haters crawl back in their shell when Barlow couldnt top 11

  15. Anonymous said

    June 16, 2013 @ 12:26 am

    Oh, that really establishes Seiken as a competitive eater, using an established M.L.E. actor’s total as a reference point. Paul Barlow is the man!

  16. anonymous said

    June 16, 2013 @ 1:24 am

    Oh now its ok for anyone to eat under 11 as long as its not Seiken right? You pathetic hateful ass. BTW an extra is not considered an established actor dumbass!

  17. anonymous said

    June 16, 2013 @ 6:18 am

    Conti will get in as always. A special qualifier will be held on July 3 in Coney with Conti Dax Ginger, Seiken Bam Martinez and Tracey Goode. He cant lose

  18. anonymous said

    June 16, 2013 @ 6:53 am

    The only thing exciting about the video is the hot card flipper standing behind Adrian

  19. Anonymous said

    June 16, 2013 @ 8:04 am

    1:24 am, an extra is an actor. They get paid like everyone else and get fed and get overtime if warranted. Same rules apply to them as to all on the film. If you have a line, even one word, after two of those you can apply for an equity card.

  20. Anonymous said

    June 16, 2013 @ 8:13 am

    Eating more hot dogs than Seiken hardly translates into being a competitive eater. Shit!

  21. Anonymous said

    June 16, 2013 @ 9:01 am

    Whereas a baker’s dozen is 13, a Seiken’s dozen is 11. Hence, last July 4, TBW ate 4 Seiken’s plus one.

  22. Mathmagician said

    June 16, 2013 @ 11:36 am

    This is one of the funniest posts in months……..

    “Whereas a baker’s dozen is 13, a Seiken’s dozen is 11. Hence, last July 4, TBW ate 4 Seiken’s plus one.”

  23. anonymous said

    June 16, 2013 @ 11:39 am

    So what it makes you a bigger man or woman to increase your risk of stomach or colon cancer in the near future? You have no idea what an ass you truly sound like . Like telling someone i bet i can drink more cyanide than you or i can jump from over a train track i dare you to try

  24. anonymous said

    June 16, 2013 @ 2:34 pm

    Everyone skips a qualifier for a reason. Booker probably sees a better opportunity with the last two local qualifiers. I doubt him or anyone else is going to sit out a qualifier for the sake of getting Conti in

  25. Full After 11 said

    June 16, 2013 @ 3:14 pm

    Then if 1139 is a competitive eater he is also a hypocrite.

  26. Anonymous said

    June 16, 2013 @ 5:21 pm

    No no 314 thats where you miss the point. One thing to eat competitively. Nothing wrong with that. It becomes an issue when a hater pokes fun at the amt you eat claiming the amt you ate is not sufficient enough knowing that shit is not really good for you. . Not hypocrisy . More like egging someone on to poison their digestive system.

  27. anonymous said

    June 16, 2013 @ 5:26 pm

    You miss the point 1139 There is nothing wrong with being a competitive eater . Egging someone one to do more damage to their digestive system is inadvertently telling them to hurt themselves. You come off as very ignorant when someone says Oh Seiken only ate 11 . It has nothing to do with hypocrisy. Get a checkup with a real gastro guy and not the actors that play them on CE documentaries then get back to me

  28. Anonymous said

    June 16, 2013 @ 11:29 pm

    Hey it’s Ronnie, I have video I had a friend take of the contest on youtube for my friends, and anyone to see. I focus’ mainly on me, but Adrian was eating right next to me, check it out if you want

  29. Super Paul said

    June 17, 2013 @ 6:24 am

    Last comment…you meatballs need to enjoy life more…..and, I have done lots of extra work, but I’ve also done over 20 speaking roles, including 3 major motion pictures, a rap video, 6 commercials, and have a huge part in another film on the way…Hate on, hosehead!!

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

    June 17, 2013 @ 7:15 am

    Ronnie: Thanks and good job on your performance!

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

    June 17, 2013 @ 8:08 am

    Best of luck to you Paul! I’ll miss your humor and positive outlook on things.

  32. Anonymous said

    June 17, 2013 @ 9:12 am

    Paul, do not pay attention to the meatheaded comments here. We know you have a full career. The comments come from sheer jealousy and an attempt to tear down others. That is just crazy thinking and nasty behavior. You are very creative in all ways. Wishing you well.

  33. Hans Der feirer said

    June 17, 2013 @ 11:38 am

    Meat head got his on show……………. Top that Paul smartass Barlow

  34. anonymous said

    June 17, 2013 @ 11:47 am

    Wow hating on Paul Barlow is like kicking a puppy, you just don’t do it. Sounds like some eater from the NYC metro area is jealous of the positive attention a great ambassador of the sport Paul was.

  35. Thanks, Paul said

    June 17, 2013 @ 12:37 pm

    You were one the really nice, great ambassadors of the sport. It was a pleasure knowing you. Best of luck with your future efforts.

  36. anonymous said

    June 17, 2013 @ 1:04 pm

    Boone was jealous of Barlow also. Do your research

  37. Ummm... said

    June 17, 2013 @ 4:20 pm

    Boone? Who cares?

  38. anonymous said

    June 17, 2013 @ 5:49 pm

    SPBMBB never critiqued anyone else’s eating ability or whom they ate against therefore his numbers get no repremanding. Super Paul always gets a mulligan in CE.

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