Eating Contests category

The Toronto Star has a report on yesterday's Supreme Donair eating contest held at King of Donair in Halifax, NS. Nathan Richard defended his title and Joel Hansen was runner up. Both competitiors had choking scares.
Joey Chestnut is offering a 3-pack of his condiment line including an extra autographed container for $30 on his website. All profits will go to Toys for Tots.
Registration is open for the amateur division of the croqueta eating contest at Croquetoza in Miami on March 10. The top 3 will receive $250/$150/$50.
The National Bagel Eating Contest in Long Island will award $500 to the winner on February 9.

2018 St. Elmos Shrimp Cocktail contest

Molly Schuyler has posted a picture of her interview in the current issue of Reader's Digest about her Wing Bowl victories.

Joey Chestnut & Geoff Esper to face off for most 2018 victories

The field for tomorrow’s World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail-Eating Championship before the Big 10 football championship has been announced: Joey Chestnut and Geoff Esper will seek the most non-qualifier MLE victories in 2018 (currently tied at 11) while Darron Breeden, Gideon Oji, George Chiger, Derek Jacobs, Matt Raible and Mary Bowers will look to preserve the draw. If Mary Bowers does not pull of the upset, there will be no female winners of a mixed-gender MLE competition in 2018.

A list of all 2018 MLE non-qualifier winners sorted by name follows:
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Patch.com reports that a playground will be built in Clark, NJ in honor of Caitlin Nelson, who passed away after choking in a pancake eating contest held at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT on March 30, 2017.
Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club in Philadelphia will hold a "Wing Pole 2019" with a wing eating contest on February 1 as a replacement for the cancelled WIP Wing Bowl.
Brandon "Da Garbage Disposal" Clark ate 55 wings in 10 minutes to win the first prize of $500 in yesterday's Wing King Challenge at Lost River Pizza in Bowling Green, KY. Bartley Weaver IV ate 44 wings to take 2nd place. (video)
King of Donair in Halifax, Nova Scotia will hold a Supreme Donair eating contest on December 8 awarding $500 to the winner.
Brooklyn Paper has an article about Wayne Algenio's victory in the Sky Ice ice cream eating contest in Brooklyn on Saturday, his third win in the Park Slope neighborhood since July.
Former MLB outfielder Lenny Dykstra said he considered Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas' victory over Bill "El Wingador" Simmons in the 2004 Wing Bowl one of the most dramatic events in the last 40 years of Philadelphia sporting history.
Mosaic Pizza in Brisbane, QLD, Australia will award $500 to the fastest finisher of its pizza challenge as of November 20.
Wood Tavern in Miami will hold a wing eating contest on November 15 awarding $300 to the winner.
The 2019 MLB schedule has been released and Nathan's Famous will sponsor the cap giveaway on June 16, so the traditional Father's Day qualifier will probably take place on that date.
ABC 7 has an article and video about yesterday's bao eating contest at Wow Bao in Chicago won by Teddy Delacruz. Jennifer Saito was runner up.
Lost River Pizza in Bowling Green, KY will hold a wing eating contest on November 23 awarding $500 to the winner.
Wings Restaurants will hold a wing eating contest in Surrey, BC on November 29. Vancouver area qualifers will take place on November 15.
The Clinton Station Diner in Clinton, NJ will hold a 15 pound Zeus burger eating contest for three person teams on December 15 awarding $1000/$500/$300

2018 Fortune Bay Indian tacos

Official results

1st 30.5 Geoffrey Esper new record
2nd 23.5 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
2nd 23.5 Gideon Oji
4th 20 Miki Sudo
5th 19 Matt “Hungry” Hazzard
6th 15 George Chiger
7th 11 Brett Healey
8th 10 Matthew Raible
9th 3 Peter Boney
10th 2.5 Alex Cook

MLE (non-qualifier victories in 2018)
11 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
10 Geoffrey Esper
3 Carmen Cincotti
3 Darron Breeden
1 Matt “Megatoad” Stonie
1 Miki Sudo
1 Gideon Oji

A win today for Joey Chestnut would clinch the most calendar-year victories for him with just one more competition remaining in 2018.

Joey Chestnut appeared on KBJR yesterday

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ThePress.net has an article about Jon Davis' victory in a pie eating contest at Hot Rods 4 Paws in Brentwood, CA Saturday.
VirginiaMN.com has a preview of tomorrow's Indian taco eating contest at Fortune Bay Resort Casino in Tower, MN with quotes from competitors Joey Chestnut and Matt Hazard. Geoff Esper, Gideon Oji, "Mike Sudo" and Matt Raible are also expected to compete.

Termination of Wing Bowl announced

Angelo Cataldi announced on WIP this morning that the Wing Bowl would not return in 2019 for a 27th edition. The Wing Bowl website has been rebranded as http://wingbowlforever.com/.

With the termination of the Wing Bowl and the discontinuation of the Hooters Wing Championship (July 10, 2017 purse $17,500), American competitive eating has lost two of its three most lucrative events in four months.@

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