2017 Louisville Nathan’s qualifier

update April 29 News.com.au has a contest report

update April 24 AJean1991 as videos Part 1 | Part 2

update Courier Journal has an article about Stevie Palmer | Courier Journal gallery

Official results Part 1 | Part 2

1) Matt “Sweet Tooth” Cohen 22
2) Brian Eick 16
3) Steve Lancette 14
4) Matt Raible 13.5
5) Michael Jean 12.5
6) Ethan Teske 11.5

1w) Stevie “Eats a Lot” Palmer 10
2w) Liz McClurg 7, allowed to compete despite already qualifying in October in Nashville

WDRB has a qualifier preview featuring station employee Cory who will be competing in the qualifier.

Comments (28)


  1. anonymous said

    April 22, 2017 @ 6:17 pm

    What low numbers for the men, a very soft qualifier.

  2. Anonymous said

    April 22, 2017 @ 6:17 pm

    Teske failed because he is only a filth monger. Nice job on the wieners. Filth. Monger.

  3. anonymous said

    April 22, 2017 @ 7:12 pm

    WTF? Is brian eick really Brian sEICKen???????????? Something is up.

  4. anonymous said

    April 22, 2017 @ 7:13 pm

    It was a soft qualifier, but I don’t think CLC or Hartman could have won.

  5. anonymous said

    April 22, 2017 @ 8:06 pm

    That no good putrid filth monger Teske.

  6. anonymous said

    April 22, 2017 @ 8:09 pm

    Liz was probably allowed to compete because they need women, and because she needed to eat 10 at least to have her trip paid for so she wanted to try again (she only ate 9.5 in Nashville last October).

  7. anonymous said

    April 22, 2017 @ 9:20 pm

    Looking at the video on facebook,Rich did a great job but was allowed to eat for at least 45 seconds after contest ended.. Las Vegas goldenboy can do no wrong

  8. FILTH MONGER! said

    April 22, 2017 @ 9:27 pm


  9. anonymous said

    April 22, 2017 @ 10:22 pm

    amazing that a man of 80 can eat so much

  10. dudsinki said

    April 22, 2017 @ 10:38 pm

    Where was Brian Dudzinksi . I like his video where he eats a magic pill . Man oh man does he sound like a mentally deranged cereal killer

  11. anonymous said

    April 22, 2017 @ 10:39 pm

    9:20: You accidentally posted that in the Louisville qualifier forum, not Las Vegas.

  12. ErikTheElectric said (Registered January 11, 2015)

    April 23, 2017 @ 2:23 am

    Congrats matt!

  13. anonymous said

    April 23, 2017 @ 9:41 am

    this needs to stop the way women get just the opposite of the short end of the stick when it comes to Nathans finals. Expenses covered with 10 hdb? Let them compete against the men like the old format and do away with this stupid woman contest. They get zero exposure anyway from espn except for the espn internet which nobody bothers watching .

  14. anonymous said

    April 23, 2017 @ 12:49 pm

    9:41: Why do you care what expenses MLE covers?? Focus on becoming a better eater rather than worrying about others.

  15. Anonymous said

    April 23, 2017 @ 5:30 pm

    @12:41 Why can’t he focus on both: becoming a better eater AND the lower standard that the women are held to?

  16. anonymous said

    April 24, 2017 @ 1:45 am

    5:30: Because it’s none of his business, that’s why. No need for more patriarchy in today’s world.

  17. anonymous said

    April 24, 2017 @ 2:07 am

    10:22: He is actually 73, if you are speaking of Rich Lefrevre, who went to the Las Vegas qualifier.

  18. Anonymous said

    April 24, 2017 @ 3:09 am


  19. anonymous said

    April 24, 2017 @ 11:10 am

    Seiken is actually 83

  20. anonymous said

    April 25, 2017 @ 6:43 pm

    In the video above, Sam Barclay says Matt Cohen is a sweets and candy specialist, but he was making the transition to meats during Saturday’s qualifier, which is extremely difficult to in the sport of competitive eating. But he did so in spectacular fashion.

    IIRC, Michelle Lesco also made the same transition, having won that sugar overload sweet challenge in Tucson before joining MLE.

  21. anonymous said

    April 25, 2017 @ 7:01 pm

    How tall is Ethan Teske? He look 6’5″ or 6’4″ or so in the contest. I didn’t realize he was that tall.

  22. Anonymous said

    April 25, 2017 @ 9:12 pm

    He’s 6’3″.

  23. anonymous said

    April 26, 2017 @ 12:11 am

    Taking bets on how long it will take before FBTS becomes bored with doing competitive eating podcasts

  24. anonymous said

    April 28, 2017 @ 9:17 pm



    “Seasoned veterans meticulously arrange their multiple cups of fluid; one contestant opens packets of ketchup into water.”

  25. anonymous said

    April 28, 2017 @ 9:21 pm

    “Elated but exhausted, Stevie Palmer knows that the competition is a dangerous spectacle.

    “The final in July will be the last time I’ll ever do it,” she says. “I’ve put on 10 pounds in two weeks, and my face has broken out. I feel awful.”

    If it’s so awful, why are Americans obsessed with eating competitions?

    “Americans in general just love to eat big portions, and we’re so fast-food oriented,” she posits. “The entire idea leads to something as ridiculous and outrageous as this.””

  26. anonymous said

    April 28, 2017 @ 9:22 pm

    Thanks 9:12.

  27. anonymous said

    May 18, 2017 @ 8:05 pm

    UPDATE: KingCarb has just released a video analysis:


  28. anonymous said

    May 19, 2017 @ 2:47 am

    “The entire idea leads to something as ridiculous and outrageous as this.”

    Then why is Stevie even participating in the contest?

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