Joey Chestnut, Rich LeFevre, Pablo Martinez, Mary Bowers and Doug Ecks are expected to compete in the The Baked Bear Ice-Cream Sandwich-Eating Champion in San Diego June 4.


  1. anonymous said

    May 16, 2017 @ 9:30 am

    No Lesley Rider or Ron Koch? No Stonie (again)? No Miki Sudo or Michelle Lesco? No Carlene Lefevre? They are all close by.

  2. anonymous said

    May 18, 2017 @ 1:19 am

    It don’t pay to fly or drive to SanDiego during the beach season ..Rooms are astronomical..To fly in and fly out ahhhhcchhh

  3. anonymous said

    May 18, 2017 @ 12:05 pm

    There needs to be fund to help MLE athletes pay for travel. Maybe up to $1,000, twice a year for travel to contests. At least for 11-50 who don’t win much money.

  4. R koch said

    May 18, 2017 @ 1:24 pm

    I would love to go up against Rich one more time but to go would be throwing money away on travel

  5. Anonymous said

    May 18, 2017 @ 2:12 pm

    If you’re ranked 11-50, you’re silly for signing that contract.

  6. anonymous said

    May 18, 2017 @ 2:23 pm

    Fund? The eaters are too cheap to chip in for funds. Ask the Sheas? On second thought forget i even suggested that

  7. anonymous said

    May 18, 2017 @ 3:42 pm

    I meant a fund not funded by the eaters, but by MLE or donations. When I was in grad school, we had a fund where you could get grants from two different graduate students organizations to present papers at up to two conferences or poster sessions or talks per year. I think there was a max of $700-$1,000 per trip.

  8. anonymous said

    May 18, 2017 @ 3:45 pm

    2:12: The biggest things they have to offer, in exchange for signing, is going to Nathans for free (if you qualify) and also exposure via a national ranking system, updated at least yearly. Priority registration doesn’t mean that much.

  9. anonymous said

    May 18, 2017 @ 4:08 pm

    As long as the fools with eating disorders be it fat or skinny that sign that stupid contract , the Shea’s will be in business

  10. Anonymous said

    May 18, 2017 @ 6:19 pm


    Being ranked anything higher than 10 is a waste of time. Being on ESPN for 1/2 second isn’t worth a 3 year contract (if one actually ranked this high qualifies.)

    Also- a newborn baby can eat more than some of the lower tiered eaters.

  11. anonymous said

    May 19, 2017 @ 12:08 am

    Doug has changed his name to Doug Eater Ecks on Facebook.

  12. anonymous said

    May 19, 2017 @ 2:10 am

    LOL 12:08!

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