Ronnie Hartman wins 2014 Nathans’ Charlotte qualifer

update May 30 The Rushville Republican has a contest report

update May 28 Crazy Legs Conti has a contest report for the Huffington Post

update May 26 has an article

Brian Seiken interview Brian Subich about the qualifier in his latest podcast

Rake and Herald has a contest report

Ronnie Hartman (contest | results) and NGuyenCHanh1911 have videos

update Results from George Shea
1) Ronnie Hartman 21
2) Crazy Legs Conti 20.5
3) Brian Subich 20
? Corey Fanguy 15
? Jeremy Sims
? Damien Boykin

1W) Meredith Boxberger 18, highest so far in 2013-14
?) Katie Boykin wife of Damien Boykin

Joey Chestnut’s appearance on WBTV and Ronnie Hartman’s interview on WCCM can be viewed online.

Meredith Boxberger is the only announced female competitor.

Comments (72)


  1. Anonymous said

    May 24, 2014 @ 5:47 pm


    Conti – 26
    Hartman – 25
    Subich- 20

  2. Anonymous said

    May 24, 2014 @ 6:43 pm

    Hartman wins with some ridiculously low number.

  3. Anonymous said

    May 24, 2014 @ 6:46 pm

    Unofficial: Hartman 21- CLC 20.5 – Subich 20

  4. anonymous said

    May 24, 2014 @ 7:12 pm

    After the debris maybe 16 for the 2nd and 3rd place finishers

  5. anonymous said

    May 24, 2014 @ 7:14 pm

    The way Seiken been training lately he would have blown them all out

  6. nunonabun2 said (Registered November 10, 2009)

    May 24, 2014 @ 7:15 pm

    Ronnie wins

  7. anonymous said

    May 24, 2014 @ 7:16 pm

    Ronnie you should be made aware that 643 comment comes from some jealous asshole from LI that did not serve in the military

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

    May 24, 2014 @ 7:18 pm

    Via Corey ‘King Voodoo’ Fanguy:

    Ronnie 21
    Brian Sublich 20
    CLC 20.5
    King Voodoo 15

  9. anonymous said

    May 24, 2014 @ 7:18 pm

    Since both Goldsteins are dying for someone maybe anyone to notice them and give them more attention, maybe they should contact the Sheas and beg for reinstatement I mean after all whats left for US Male besides a $500 wing or curly fry contest in Wildwood NJ

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

    May 24, 2014 @ 7:19 pm

    Sorry. Subich. Typo.

  11. anonymous said

    May 24, 2014 @ 7:20 pm

    I bet no video or if there is one a distorted job from an outdated flip phone

  12. anonymous said

    May 24, 2014 @ 7:21 pm

    You honestly care if his name is spelled correctly? LOL

  13. nunonabun2 said (Registered November 10, 2009)

    May 24, 2014 @ 7:21 pm

    Damien Boykin with14.5

  14. anonymous said

    May 24, 2014 @ 7:42 pm

    Don’t think either Goldstein cares to return to the MLE but how funny would that be if Dave came back to win the military qualifier. Won’t happen but damn some jealous 50th ranked loser would be flip his lid.

  15. anonymous said

    May 24, 2014 @ 7:50 pm

    Thats a super idea. Get your ass signed up for the military qualifier. Big chance to live out your dream instead of the corrupted one at the Wachovia center that doesnt count Im sure the Sheas will forgive and forget . Dont worry about 50 ranked loser . You have an obsession with im dude get over it

  16. Anonymous said

    May 24, 2014 @ 7:51 pm

    Just like the women must eat at least 10 HDB to get the free trip to NY, the men must eat twice as much as the 50th ranked loser to qualify.

  17. anonymous said

    May 24, 2014 @ 7:54 pm

    At least hes ranked asshole . You have no ranking and never actually did as far as REAL eaters are concerned

  18. Anonymous said

    May 24, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

    Dave sprang from a mail box and machine gunned down George Shea. There is no coming back from that one.

  19. anonymous said

    May 24, 2014 @ 8:05 pm

    Youre wrong . George has a sense of humor I would bet he never even saw the video

  20. Anonymous said

    May 24, 2014 @ 8:09 pm

    50th rank is a joke. It’s a polite way of saying… YOU SUCK.

  21. Anonymous said

    May 24, 2014 @ 8:20 pm

    How did Meredith do?

  22. anonymous said

    May 24, 2014 @ 8:22 pm

    Seiken is ok with it . You seem to be all bent out of shape. I guess its because your hoping he out of the rankings altogether . That would really make your day now wouldnt it?

  23. anonymous said

    May 24, 2014 @ 9:29 pm

    Nobody is losing sleep over Seiken’s ranking.

  24. anonymous said

    May 24, 2014 @ 10:14 pm

    You are . You seem obsessed with him and 11 hot dogs. Go away and find another hobby . If you want to prove you have a life outside of this site , then dont respond and people will respect you . Right now your rep is about as shot to hell as Seiken is

  25. Anonymous said

    May 24, 2014 @ 10:35 pm

    Posting on this site is not a hobby and gaining respect from the people who frequent this site is nothing to be proud of. No offense to all, but just saying. If Seiken was ever to lose his 50 ranking, he might eat a bullet.

  26. anonymous said

    May 25, 2014 @ 1:43 am

    No doubt this site attracts a plethora of visitors for the bulletin board . The posters are a handful and a half at best . I believe most of the comments are controlled by Seiken and the Goldsteins and OJ can verify that

  27. Anonymous said

    May 25, 2014 @ 1:43 am

    Why on earth would anyone care about a stupid ranking anyway? A sense of belonging. Dumbest thing ever. An honor come on get a real life. Real men could care less about something so insignificant while it means everything to low lifes who’ll never have anything else going for them.

  28. anonymous said

    May 25, 2014 @ 2:12 am

    The Goldsteins should take a page out of Hartman in the physique department. Both of them especially the one with the wig should go to the gym and carry around a pic of this guys 24 inch biceps as an inspiration when they go to the gym. Those are real biceps as opposed to the flabby arms and stomach that you consider fit and in shape

  29. anonymous said

    May 25, 2014 @ 9:26 am

    On the contrary 143 am i dont remember the 50th ranked eater ever making an issue about his ranking on here or on his website. He might have mentioned it once on his website when the rankings were updated but it was in a positive light. It seems that the two losers that frequent this site all day place a huge emphasis on that ranking thinking they can use it to fuck with him when he could care less if he is ranked or not . The only constructive point you made was why would anyone care about a stupid ranking ?

  30. anon said

    May 25, 2014 @ 10:49 am

    you idiots that talk about “ranking” like its some scientific formula that actually represents an eaters ability. here are some words ( maybe some are too big for you to understand ,so go ask your mommy) that actually represent how “rankings are formulated, subjective, idiomatic, whim, sales tool, propaganda, promotional tool, idiosyncratic, individualized performance, particular, peculiar, have a day now

  31. Anonymous said

    May 25, 2014 @ 10:51 am

    The only out of shape slob that wears a wig (and a bad one at that) is the creep who burnt his head off doing something questionable. Wanna put some money down that no one else wears fake hair, or like challenges are you a chicken shit?

  32. what the! said

    May 25, 2014 @ 11:06 am

    no grownups here

  33. anonymous said

    May 25, 2014 @ 11:20 am

    If you are referring to Seiken, he wore a black wig in his rebuttal video to the shitsteins which was noticeable . he also wore the same wig in his elvis impersonation. For you to poke fun at an incident that he had no control over and for the most part was an accident that could have had dire and severe consequences worse than what he suffered is downright cruel and callous on your end.

  34. Anonymous said

    May 25, 2014 @ 12:23 pm

    Why…but why does every comment form turn into this childish arguing about two obsolete eaters?? Its Pathetic.

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

    May 25, 2014 @ 12:52 pm

    Here’s our report if you’re interested:

    Includes exclusive quotes from Ronnie ‘the Real American’ Hartman and Corey ‘King Voodoo’ Fanguy and non-exclusive quotes from Meredith ‘the Deep-Fried Diva’ Boxberger.

  36. Larellmarie said (Registered May 9, 2010)

    May 25, 2014 @ 1:10 pm

    Always interested R&H; love your commentaries….feel like I’m right there at the contest lol :)

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

    May 25, 2014 @ 1:44 pm

    Thanks, Real Deal! Glad you liked it.

  38. anonymous said

    May 25, 2014 @ 1:48 pm

    Brian Seiken would never be cruel or callous. Not his style.

  39. anonymous said

    May 25, 2014 @ 3:23 pm

    What do you expect from two losers one in particular that wears a liberache wig and has no friends at his memorial day barbecue ?

  40. anonymous said

    May 25, 2014 @ 5:42 pm

    Why do people make a big to do about wigs? They are not dangerous to anyone.

  41. anonymous said

    May 25, 2014 @ 8:02 pm

    Plenty of hair wearers in comp eating only they have yet to come out of the closet

  42. anonymous said

    May 25, 2014 @ 8:03 pm

    I think that was a pretty cruel comment Allen Goldstein made about Brian Seiken but then again i heard that he said even worse about people that are closer to him than Seiken

  43. anonymous said

    May 26, 2014 @ 12:01 am

    Hey Goldshit why dont you stop making up stories that you made believe you were sleeping on the plane to atlanta saying Seiken breath stunk when in reality it was because he threw off your original plans to meet at a certain time . Cut the bullshit and by the way that sorry ass excuse that you couldnt give seiken a ride back home because you were meeting a friend is bull. You have no friends

  44. anonymous said

    May 26, 2014 @ 8:36 am

    Why don’t you stop complaining like a fucking baby about crap that happened years ago. If it bothers you so much that you have to keep bringing it up on here, contact the person directly to argue about it. What a whiny bitch you are Brian. Boo hoo Allen slept on the plane, boo hoo he wouldn’t give me a ride, boo hoo he got invited to events & parties that I wasn’t invited to. My asshole bleeds for you.

  45. anonymous said

    May 26, 2014 @ 9:10 am

    I think Ryan Nerz should have a say in this since Allen brought up his name claiming that Nerz had a problem with Seiken breath on the ride home from Atlanta

  46. anonymous said

    May 26, 2014 @ 9:19 am

    US Male hair looks like it was spray painted black on his head

  47. Anonymous said

    May 26, 2014 @ 10:27 am

    Dave and Allen are both very busy with their many Memorial Day BBQs today while Seiken digs out the old George Foreman grill to cook a few rotten hotdogs from his moldy freezer.

  48. Hulk Hogan said

    May 26, 2014 @ 12:34 pm

    This entire post is stupid. Chiming in after months on the road getting my hosting career back on track after American Gladiators tanked, but you are all stupid and need to get lives.

  49. Anonymous said

    May 26, 2014 @ 12:35 pm

    BREAKING NEWS: Seiken’s new record is 7 HDB in 2 min putting the previous 11 HDB record to shame. Best line of the video is… “I’m still hungry and I can eat another 15.” LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL…
    Kudos to the audio engineer, the slurping and groaning were on the money.

  50. Anonymous said

    May 26, 2014 @ 2:03 pm

    If he can do seven in two minutes, he can almost for sure break 20 in 10 minutes. I look for Seiken to move up about a dozen or more spots before this year ends.

  51. anonymous said

    May 26, 2014 @ 2:30 pm

    whos coming to Allen BB?. A few senior citizens from work and Ed Jarvis with a British film crew to videotape his new documentary on how to stay trim the Cookie way LOL LOL LOL Should have invited Serken to liven up the dead wood

  52. Anonymous said

    May 26, 2014 @ 4:28 pm

    I have a great idea for a new Seiken T-shirt. 7 IS THE NEW 11

  53. anonymous said

    May 26, 2014 @ 6:26 pm

    Seiken told me for the first time in his comp eating career he felt like kobayashi the dogs felt like jello going down. 20 might be pushing it but we will see. I think hes water training

  54. anonymous said

    May 26, 2014 @ 6:41 pm

    The Shitsteins should have a new T-shirt with a pic of both of them eating hot dogs from allen backyard in the video reading We finished 11 in 3 and change!

  55. Anonymous said

    May 26, 2014 @ 7:31 pm

    Felt like jello?? Maybe if Seiken ate jello competitively he might do well. Leave the hotdogs to the pros you old hack.

  56. Anonymous said

    May 26, 2014 @ 7:32 pm

    Seiken will fall flat on his face like he always does and blame something for his shortcomings

  57. Anonymous said

    May 26, 2014 @ 7:50 pm

    Seiken wanted to break a record. The only record he will break is if he sits on his copy of Jailhouse Rock.

  58. anonymous said

    May 26, 2014 @ 9:08 pm

    Don’t you feel the love and positive flow on this site?

  59. anonymous said

    May 26, 2014 @ 9:36 pm

    Funny how all the negative comments about Brian Seiken are posted by three and only three losers that have one thing in common they were thrown out or either left the IFOCE because they werent getting enough attention. Get a real life instead of making stupid videos and feeding off of social networking to make up for your insecurities

  60. Observer said

    May 26, 2014 @ 10:40 pm

    Funny that those guys who ate 11 in 3 minutes & change in a video ate 20+ in competition numerous times. When are you going to do that and prove your position as a competitive eater? NEVER!!!

  61. anonymous said

    May 26, 2014 @ 10:54 pm

    Anyone pick up on the speed and accuracy that Seiken puts away those dogs in the video and the fact that he refused to touch the remaining two even though he was starving only because he was doing a 2 minute drill Boston here we come

  62. anonymous said

    May 27, 2014 @ 9:28 am

    Does anyone know if Kobayashi has anything planned as far as contest or exhibition on July 4?

  63. gourmand said (Registered December 1, 2013)

    May 27, 2014 @ 1:30 pm

    Who has qualified so far for the Nathan’s finals? Is there a list somewhere? How many more qualifiers are left? Which of the top 25 MLE eaters have qualified so far, and who are the higher ranked ones who haven’t qualified?

  64. gourmand said (Registered December 1, 2013)

    May 27, 2014 @ 1:39 pm

    “they were thrown out or either left the IFOCE ”

    Who are the eaters who have left IFOCE?

    This is a list I have so far, with the reasons they left:

    Dale Boone – Recruited by WLOCE
    Takeru Kobayashi – contract dispute
    Stephanie Torres – contract violation
    Pat Bertelotti – chose to open food truck instead after contract expired
    Tim “Gravy” Brown – chose to open food truck instead after contract expired
    Rich “Locust” LeFevre – retired
    Carlene LeFevre – retired
    Dave “U.S Male” Goldstein – could make more money by going independent??
    Ben Monson – retired
    Grace Lee – retired
    Maria “Edible” “the Incredible Sulk” Sulkin – retired
    Allen “Shredder” Goldstein – ???
    Charles Hardy – retired (is he the current commissioner of IFOCE??)

    Is there a list somewhere of past IFOCE ranking I can check to see who else I have left out?

  65. gourmand said (Registered December 1, 2013)

    May 27, 2014 @ 1:51 pm

    Oh, I forgot:

    “Double O” Kevin Ross – made more money by going independent
    Ed “Cookie” Jarvis – retired
    Don “Moses” Lerman – retired
    someone by the name of Lipsiki????? in the same era of Lerman and Jarvis

    Was LA Beast ever in IFOCE? Or Tom “goose” Gilbert?

    And weren’t there two brothers in the lower end of the IFOCE rankings a year ago or so?

  66. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    May 27, 2014 @ 2:14 pm

    More MLE leavers Joe Menchetti, Ron Koch, El Toro, Frank Wach, Randy Harrison, Russ Keeler, Marco Marquez

    Left for WLOCE Loren Yarbrough, Larry McNeil

    Retired Hall Hunt, Seaver Miller, Juris Shibayama, Paul Barlow, Bauer brothers, Cameron McKirdy, Gary Klucken, Arturo Rios

    Semi-retired Andrew Lane, Jed Donahue

    Never signed: Pete Czerwinski, Jamie McDooald, Tom Gilbert, Molly Schuyler, Floria Lee, Dave Brunelli, Wayne Algenio, Johnnie Excel, Naader Reda, Gus Beisel, Tim Rauscheder, Bob Kuhns, Pete Maurizio, Chance DeWerth, Randy Santel, Bill “El Wingador” Simmons, Matthew Holowiki, Craig Reed, Will Millender, Joel Podelsky

  67. anonymous said

    May 27, 2014 @ 2:27 pm

    Damon Wells & Pat Philbin left the IFOCE too. Allen Goldstein retired

  68. gourmand said (Registered December 1, 2013)

    May 27, 2014 @ 2:59 pm

    This is a great list. Competitive eating really excites me as a spectator sport. Some of the names above I haven’t even heard of. And the Bauer brothers were the ones I was thinking of. Thank you. I had also totally forgotten about Damon “the Omen” Wells. I used to watch competitive eating a little in the older days, but that was when the sport had majors. I remember cheering so hard for an American to win the coveted mustard belt. Back then I hated Takeru. But now I like him. I wish there were competition now between him and Joey. The men’s Nathan’s finals has become so boring. We know who is going to win every year.

    I also remember there was a documentary, probably on the Discovery Channel, about three IFOCE eaters going around the country trying to get the weaker eater of the bunch qualified for Nathans. I think Jarvis may have been in the trio?? But first they stopped at the Big Texan to eat that 72 oz. steak. Then they showed an eater from Las Vegas who had his own squad of cheerleaders for the Nathan’s qualifier and was famous around town.

  69. anonymous said

    May 27, 2014 @ 3:03 pm

    there is a little discrepancy as to who left and who retired and who signed . When i sort out all the names i will make corrections

  70. gourmand said (Registered December 1, 2013)

    May 27, 2014 @ 3:18 pm

    Thanks so much anonymous 3:03! I know it’s also hard to tell, since the contract info is proprietary.

  71. gourmand said (Registered December 1, 2013)

    May 27, 2014 @ 3:35 pm

    Kevin Lipsitz was the name I was thinking of before in the television documentary, the one who had a hard time qualifying for Nathan’s. And the guy with the cheerleaders was “Kid” Cary DeGrosa. I also forgot Ed Krachie in my list.

  72. Jeremy Sims said

    July 9, 2014 @ 10:17 pm

    I ate 14

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