4th “Finkies” Awards announced

The 4th annual Finkie’s competitive eating awards that will take place April 13 at Flannery’s Bar in Manhattan were announced on Tuesday night(podcast | videos). The categories and choices, which can be voted on online are:

Breakout Performance of the Year
Max Suzuki – Las Vegas Nathan’s Qualifier
Darron Breeden – Cheese Curd Eating Championship
Geoff Esper – John’s Incredible Pizza Eating Championship
Avengers of Competitive Eating – 100+lb Burger Challenge
Joey “Entrepreneur” Chestnut – Launching a Condiment Line

Rivalry of the Year
Joey Chestnut vs. Geoff Esper
Juan Neave vs. Juan Rodriguez
Kristina Rovtar vs. Dr. Rene Rovtar
Gideon Oji vs. Time
Michelle Lesco vs. Miki Sudo

Media Moment of the Year
Joey “Undercover” – 92.5 WBKR
Corn Reversal – WPTV
Donut Debauchery – KTLA 5
July 4th Counting Clusterf*** – New York Post
Sarah & Juan in the Buff – Men’s Health

Contest Sponsor of the Year
St. Elmo Steak House
Nathan’s Famous
Smoke’s Poutinerie
Nisei Week Festival & Day-Lee Foods
Chef One Foods

Rising Star of the Year
George “The Smorgasbord” Chiger
Prudence DiBenedetto
Joel Hansen
Matt “Hungry” Hazzard
Nick Wehry

Comments (23)


  1. FBTSPod said (Registered August 20, 2014)

    March 8, 2019 @ 12:09 am

    Thanks for the full write up, OJ! We are thrilled to have another fan vote where people will inevitably get mad at us over the results.

  2. Anonymous said

    March 8, 2019 @ 1:02 am

    Notice how they keep extreme distance from the independent side. Gotta wonder who those two are shacking up with.

  3. Carmen said

    March 8, 2019 @ 11:19 am

    can’t make it. Family emergency. sorry James and Matt

  4. anonymous said

    March 8, 2019 @ 11:26 am

    one of them is an MLE mc duh

  5. Anonymous said

    March 8, 2019 @ 7:55 pm

    All of the drunks and bottom 25 eaters. Count me in.

  6. anonymous said

    March 8, 2019 @ 10:11 pm

    Total stupidity Smart move Carmen

  7. Patty Cake said

    March 9, 2019 @ 7:11 am

    To nominate anyone for any kind of award for eating 4 hot dogs is beyond ludicrous. It shows the sorry state of this non-sport that attracts losers & misfits.

  8. anonymous said

    March 9, 2019 @ 9:22 am

    i hear that a gold statue is being erected as we speak of Joey Chestnut receeding hairline and all . It will grace the entrance of the soon to be MLE hall of fame building in Coney Island

  9. anonymous said

    March 9, 2019 @ 1:04 pm

    Patty cake i wish i could give you a patty cake. Couldn’t have put it better

  10. Anonymous said

    March 9, 2019 @ 4:16 pm

    How is someone a “rising star” who has been attempting to compete for…..7 years without getting any better? Very confused……..

  11. anonymous said

    March 9, 2019 @ 7:35 pm

    Conti will be there he has nothing better to do

  12. anonymous said

    March 9, 2019 @ 7:35 pm

    who the hell would name their kid prudence dibenedetto LOL Cmon that not her real name

  13. Anonymous said

    March 10, 2019 @ 12:05 am

    Blah blah blah mad mad always complaining same old shit on this fuck website give those podcasters a break for Christs sake or is that too hard to ask

  14. Les is More said

    March 10, 2019 @ 9:45 am

    Dear Prudence…won’t u just go away…

  15. anonymous said

    March 10, 2019 @ 2:24 pm

    12:05 its because eating is not a sport It’s a joke and these guys are too highly educated to devote their energy and time for this nonsense ; The only two who are making money on this are the Shea brothers . Some people just don’t get it

  16. anonymous said

    March 10, 2019 @ 2:28 pm

    Sudo seems to attend every year . Either she has accumulated a ton of frequent flyer miles , she moved to NYC or the Shea brothers are flying her out Has to be one of the three

  17. Anonymous said

    March 10, 2019 @ 5:11 pm

    Sudo likes to spread her drunken happiness

  18. anonymous said

    March 10, 2019 @ 9:58 pm

    on the contrary i think the fink brothers are flying her out

  19. Anonymous said

    March 11, 2019 @ 4:08 am

    To all the haters, Either get out there and compete or fade away. You know what worse than a bad competitive eater? Someone who spends their spare time criticizing eaters.

  20. Not Seiken said

    March 11, 2019 @ 12:47 pm

    you know what is a truth about Prudence, she made it to the main event in Coney Island and I never have, ouch!

  21. Anonymous said

    March 11, 2019 @ 8:07 pm

    Why isn’t Molly in any of these categories?

  22. anonymous said

    March 11, 2019 @ 10:21 pm

    Its good to spemd spare time insulting.eaters. Better than jerking off

  23. Anonymous said

    March 12, 2019 @ 12:55 am

    Molly isn’t a sellout that’s why

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