2015 Atlanta Nathan’s qualifier

update April 23 The WSB-TV segment is available on youtube

update April 17 Crazy Legs Conti has a Huffington Post report which is primarily a eulogy to “Little Jimmy”.

update April 16 News-Daily.com has an article about runner-up Gideon Oji who plans to compete next in the Charlotte qualifier in May.

WSBTV has an article and gallery.

update April 13 The contest page has been updated to lis Dee Martin as the female winner with 7 hot dogs

No female winner has been announced as of 5:20 pm eastern. Dee Martin was present, so presumably she was the victor. At least one other woman competed, so there will be a women’s wild card leader (if the female runner-up total was recorded).

The top 3 men:
1) Crazy Legs Conti 21
2) Gideon Oji 20
3) Damien Boykin 17

Paul Barlow will be competing in his first MLE contest in almost two years.

A picture of the entire field.

Comments (60)


  1. Poet but i don't know it said

    April 12, 2015 @ 1:22 pm


  2. anonymous said

    April 12, 2015 @ 2:01 pm

    Wow a setup the likes of which words cannot describe Hartman pulls out or maybe got paid off to sit it out Conti beats a weak field of nobodies He must have felt like Chestnut against these clowns. Imagine if Dudzin was a late entry Conti would have pulled Rich to the side and said “What the hell going on here”?

  3. anonymous said

    April 12, 2015 @ 2:07 pm

    Hartman did compete Conti beat him unless the debris proves otherwise

  4. anonymous said

    April 12, 2015 @ 2:11 pm

    Congrats to CLC. You belong in Nathan’s. Best of all jealous Tubkin will bitch and moan and say it was a set up. Can’t wait to see all his pathetic posts.

  5. Anonymous said

    April 12, 2015 @ 3:21 pm

    Why are people surprised there was a “soft” field of competitors?? MLE keeps losing the better eaters and pissing the newer ones thinking about joining off, keeping them away. In a year or two if Chestnut is still around and mle hasn’t already crumbled away, there will only be one good eater at each qualifier, if there are any at all.

  6. anonymous said

    April 12, 2015 @ 6:08 pm

    Seiken never mentioned one bad word about Conti you wig wearing fairy. Why dont you enlighten everyone about the 2004 Nathans qualifier at Shea where there was mudpiles all over the table and you admitted to crying on mommy shoulder because Conti ate more hot dogs than you did That same jealousy of yours carried all the way through the summer of 2004 when Seiken finished 3rd in watermelon contest and you didnt even bother congratulating him . Your a selfish self centered piece of garbage whos been badmouthing Conti and Subich for years. Congrat my ass two faced jerk

  7. anonymous said

    April 12, 2015 @ 6:13 pm

    who cares about female wild card What do they have to eat 5 to qualify? They have to pay their own way to Coney if they live far away and the coverage of the event can only be viewed on the internet Joke

  8. anonymous said

    April 12, 2015 @ 7:26 pm

    Seiken also never finished 3rd in anything. Always dead last.

  9. anonymous said

    April 12, 2015 @ 7:31 pm

    ….unless there were only 3 competitors

  10. anonymous said

    April 12, 2015 @ 7:34 pm

    There was no 2004 qualifier at Shea. Tubby is coming down with dementia.

  11. anonymous said

    April 12, 2015 @ 9:44 pm

    shorty flabby arm wig wearer make it 2005 then one or the other

  12. anonymous said

    April 12, 2015 @ 9:46 pm

    You pathetic short armed shitstein a waste of life Everyone on this blog sees your true colors if they havent already Go read some of your childhood comic books or jerk off to Superman

  13. anonymous said

    April 12, 2015 @ 9:49 pm

    I guess the midget will claim the melon was hollowed out LMFFFFFFFFA

  14. anonymous said

    April 12, 2015 @ 9:51 pm

    Seiken had a 3rd place finish in cheesecake 2003 3rd place in corned beef 2004 3rd place in watermelon 2004 3rd place in shoe fly pie 2005

  15. anonymous said

    April 12, 2015 @ 10:09 pm

    I hear that Seiken will be streaming live on twitch starting in May

  16. anonymous said

    April 13, 2015 @ 9:06 am

    A string of 1 lb / 3rd place finishes 10-12 years ago. Very impressive for a hack. I don’t see any Nathan’s finals… Why is that ? Hmmmm Hmmmm.

  17. anonymous said

    April 13, 2015 @ 10:35 am

    3rd place with low totals 10 years ago would equate to last place today, there is better competition and more of it today then back then, don’t try to justify your past “accomplishments” as something impressive. The 3rd place finish in cheesecake 2003 3rd place in corned beef 2004 3rd place in watermelon 2004 3rd place in shoe fly pie 2005 can be best described as mediocre at best. Plus who really gives a rats ass what happened over 10 years ago?

  18. anonymous said

    April 13, 2015 @ 11:22 am

    Nobody trying to justify anything and nobody gives a rats ass what happened 10yrs ago but . a statement was made that Seiken never finished 3rd in anything and the link proves you wrong . This mediocre this and mediocre that has nothing to do with the dispute of that ignorant remark

  19. anonymous said

    April 13, 2015 @ 11:23 am

    If the one who still lives in 2003, 2004 and 2005 was in the Nathan’s finals 10 years ago, perhaps he may have a right to brag. But he don’t… and he won’t…. and he better get used to that.

  20. anonymous said

    April 13, 2015 @ 11:50 am

    I cant see how anyone can brag about making it to the Nathans finals 5x and take the stage without feeling one ioda of guilt when the level of competiton he beat was so horrendous that the kids in the neat eating contest would prob do better At least Conti beat a formidable opponent like Hartman to get to the finals whereas the Nathans fake after hearing the name Hartman would have prob passed on it hoping to compete against his usual entry level competition still enrolled in the school of competitive eating

  21. anonymous said

    April 13, 2015 @ 11:54 am

    I think if there was video to review from back then, we would see that Seiken never really finisihed 3rd in any of those contests. But if he did, and I stress IF, are we to in this day take him serious as a competitive eater? I THINK NOT.

  22. anonymous said

    April 13, 2015 @ 11:55 am

    Unlike 11.23 Seiken had other things to do beside stick his nose up Kate Westfall ass hounding her day in and day out about the easy Nathans qualifiers or maybe he would have made it to the Nathans finals beating household names such as Damon Signoret and Leon Feingold sister

  23. anonymous said

    April 13, 2015 @ 11:59 am

    Whats ever more hilarious is that the 5x Nathans finalist couldnt even beat the old school eaters in their twilight years like Jarvis and Hardy to get to the finals. Wait i take that back he did finish ahead of Booker in one of his 5 undeserved Nathans final appearances only because Booker prob had a huge meal the night before the contest at Islandia buffet Ha ha

  24. anonymous said

    April 13, 2015 @ 2:06 pm

    Only 2 months from tomorrow until breakout star of the year, Seiken wows us by eating 11 hotdogs and falls flat on his face. My guess is that he turns chicken shit and backs out all together. Better off leaving hotdog eating to the real competitive eaters.

  25. ? said

    April 13, 2015 @ 2:18 pm

    So what was Conti’s total #? Did her break the deuce, at least?

  26. anonymous said

    April 13, 2015 @ 3:14 pm

    there is no chance Seiken can qualify for the finals, why does he even bother?

  27. anonymous said

    April 13, 2015 @ 4:13 pm

    Ask Ronnie Hartman since he competed he would probably have a better perspective

  28. ? said

    April 13, 2015 @ 4:16 pm

    OJ Thanks for updating the post to include totals. Table ender at the finals for sure, well if table location were based on #s

  29. anonymous said

    April 13, 2015 @ 6:30 pm

    Hes doing podcasts laughing blah blah .Next thing attention seeking tribute speech befire finals and top it off with boring after party

  30. anonymous said

    April 13, 2015 @ 6:53 pm

    Seiken should have asked Kate for locations of soft qualifiers instead of asking her for her underware because he thought it would bring him luck at a contest. What a sicko-perv.

  31. Anonymous said

    April 13, 2015 @ 8:40 pm

    Get lost Seiken. Here you are again making another post about you. You’re so f’in greedy. We are tired of hearing about this and that from over a decade ago. You and Goldstein should get your own personal blog to vent night & day. Funny thing is that you haven’t improved one bit over the years. If anything you have gotten worse year by year.

  32. anonymous said

    April 13, 2015 @ 11:12 pm

    Goldstein wants an audience. Personal blog wont work for wig wearer

  33. anonymous said

    April 14, 2015 @ 8:34 am

    Does Seiken have absolute proof that Goldstein wears a wig? And not the opinion of an obese crack head cosmotologist from Utah. While you’re at it, how about showing a recent pic not wearing that smelly doo rag or dirty cap so we can see what’s really covering that scorched scalp.

  34. anonymous said

    April 14, 2015 @ 11:22 am

    that really bugs you doesnt it goldstein? Its so easy to figure how to push your buttons. Someone can hit you with insults left and right which seem to roll off your back but once Nathans is brought into the picture it really hits a nerve. It proves how mentally backwards you are. Maybe you wear a wig maybe you dont but that one Beatles wig pic came across as a mop that belongs to another party.

  35. anonymous said

    April 14, 2015 @ 11:25 am

    anyone remember the line with martin scorcese in taxi driver when he sitting in the back of the cab and asks Robert Dinero “You think im sick ? Huh you think im sick? Goldstein probably asks the wife before bedtime “You dont think my hair looks like a wig do you ? Huh Huh You dont think my hair looks like a wig do you ?

  36. REALITY said

    April 14, 2015 @ 11:30 am


  37. anonymous said

    April 14, 2015 @ 1:15 pm

    The Atlanta qualifier puzzles me. Hartman was expected to win this one but it appears that he finished with low double digits unless something was fishy Finishing behind Damien Boykin makes no sense

  38. anonymous said

    April 14, 2015 @ 1:52 pm

    Didn’t Ronnie do just 13 HDB at the Nathan’s finals last year?

  39. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    April 14, 2015 @ 2:02 pm

    You would think a bigger deal would be made of Gideon Oji’s runner up position. Eating 20 hot dogs in a first ever eating contest is impressive and it might also be a Nathan’s all time-record for Africa born competitors.

  40. anonymous said

    April 14, 2015 @ 4:31 pm

    Good point oj

  41. anonymous said

    April 14, 2015 @ 5:38 pm

    It’s possible that Ronnie didn’t do well because he took some eating advice from Seiken.

  42. anonymous said

    April 14, 2015 @ 7:01 pm

    Shutup moron go out and get a fuck life and stop preoccupied with Seiken. Hes not even competing this year

  43. anonymous said

    April 14, 2015 @ 7:04 pm

    Is everyone aware that conti spent $550 in airfare to compete in Atlanta? That is a confirmed report

  44. Anonymous said

    April 14, 2015 @ 10:52 pm

    Site your sources

  45. Fake MLE.... said

    April 15, 2015 @ 12:56 am

    Notice no one.says the totals. Because they know MLE. Cheats.

  46. Anonymous said

    April 15, 2015 @ 4:19 am

    In the future with training this dude will smash clc with ease

  47. Fade to Black said

    April 15, 2015 @ 8:17 am

    How many did Ronnie Hartman eat in the contest?
    I’m willing to bet Seiken eats more at his first qualifier than Hartman did at this qualifier.
    If that’s the case Hartman should hang it up.

  48. anonymous said

    April 15, 2015 @ 9:48 am

    Cite your sources? listen to Conti current podcast it says it himself

  49. anonymous said

    April 15, 2015 @ 11:13 am

    When you read about guys like Aaron Hernandez 40 million dollar contract only 25 yrs of age and then gets life in prison without parole it makes you think about how lucky we are to be free to be able to eat and enjoy good food to be able to other things we enjoy in life. This man will never be able to enjoy those things anymore

  50. anonymous said

    April 15, 2015 @ 11:21 am

    No one cares how mny hotdogs Seiken ate in 1997, the only thing that matters is that he can eat 11 in 2015.

  51. anonymous said

    April 15, 2015 @ 12:02 pm

    still tops Goldstein 9.5 in 2003

  52. Anonymous said

    April 15, 2015 @ 12:18 pm

    Aaron Hernandez brought that on himself!! Too bad we don’t have the death penalty, now we have to take care of him in prison for the rest of his worthless life.
    Boo friggidy hoo.

  53. anonymous said

    April 15, 2015 @ 12:58 pm

    These days Goldstein does 5 or 6, with mustard and onions. And not that horrible Nathan’s crap. Try Sabrette natural casing dogs, blows Nathan’s out of the water. 5 lb package costs about $18 and change at restaurant depot.

  54. anonymous said

    April 15, 2015 @ 2:17 pm

    Wow Allen Goldstein breaks away from the standard Nathans dogs and switches over to Sabrette. 5 or 6 dogs on occasion ? Once a week? Once a month? I think i am going to take a stab at those Sabrette

  55. anonymous said

    April 15, 2015 @ 2:18 pm

    Cannot argue with 1218 Some just never know when they have it that good

  56. anonymous said

    April 15, 2015 @ 2:51 pm

    They must be the natural casing Sabrette 2oz or 1.6 oz, the others are too skinny. They grill up nice and don’t have that vomit smell that Nathan’s have when u cook em.

  57. Anonymous said

    April 15, 2015 @ 5:17 pm

    That vomit smell makes Seikens breath better

  58. anonymous said

    April 15, 2015 @ 9:10 pm

    Im sold on Sabrette

  59. anonymous said

    April 16, 2015 @ 12:23 pm

    I suggest that everyone start buying sabrette hot dogs for practice or even eating for pleasure. I did notice when grilling Nathans hot dogs the aroma is very similar to bacon . I guess it depends on the freshness of the dogs or maybe the grill. Hot dogs should smell like hot dogs

  60. sold on Sabrette said

    April 16, 2015 @ 3:44 pm

    Thank you very much Mr Goldstein for enlightenment of Sabrette hotdogs .Headed out to buy package

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