Contest Previews category

Geoff Esper, Gideon Oji, Matt Hazard, Juan Neave and Nick Wehry are expected to compete in the Bass Pro Shops Moon Pie eating contest in Memphis Saturday.
The field for Saturday's Smoke's Poutinerie contest in Toronto has been announced and includes Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo, Darron Breeden, Michelle Lesco, George Chiger, Derek Jacobs, Badlands Booker, Bill Myers, Jim Reeves and Darrien Thomas. Matt Stonie has also said he will compete.
The Pacific Park instagram has what appears to be the full field for tomorrow's taco eating contest in Santa Monica: Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo, Gideon Oji, Adrian Morgan, Juan Rodriguez, Sarah Reinecke, Steve Hendry, Mary Bowerk, "Magic" Mikey McMonigle, Taran Eckel, Nathan Klock and Casey Lins.
Gideon Oji, Adrian Morgan, Juan Rodriguez, Erik Denmark, Steve Hendry, Sarah Reinecke and Mary Bowers are expected to compete in the Pacific Park World Taco-Eating Championship in Santa Monica October 4.
Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Gideon Oji, Nick Wehry, Badlands Booker, Brian Dudzinkski, Crazy Legs Conti, Bill Myers, Michael Deitz, Rene Rovtar and Kay Rovtar are expected to compete in the River Fest 2018 Pork Roll Eating Championship in Trenton, NJ on September 29. Defending champion Carmen Cincotti is not listed as an entrant.
The event program has the field for Sunday's wing eating contest at the Buffalo Wing Festival: Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Darron Breeden, Gideon Oji, Miki Sudo, Adrian Morgan, George Chiger, Badlands Booker, Ronnie Hartman, Jim Reeves, Bill Myers and the winner of Saturday's amateur qualifier.
Defending champion Joey Chestnut, Darron Breeden, George Chiger, Derek Jacobs, Matt Hazzard, Darrien Thomas and Matt Raible are listed as expected entrants in the Zinzinnati bratwurst eating contes in Cincinnati on September 23. Michael Whities has also said he will compete.
Joey Chestnut, Eric "Badlands" Booker, Crazy Legs Conti and Michael Deitz are expected to compete in the White Hut Cheeseburg-Eating Championship in West Springfield, MA on September 15.
Geoff Esper, Gideon Oji, Miki Sudo and Michelle Lesco are expected to compete in the Snowbird Bratwurst Eating Championship in Snowbird, UT on August 25.
Joey Chestnut, Gideon Oji, Darron Breeden, Matt Raible and Andrew Kogutkiewicz are expected to compete in the cheese curd eating contest at the Wisconsin State Fair on August 11.
Joey Chestnut, Matt Stonie, Geoff Esper, Miki Sudo, Gideon Oji, Adrian Morgan, Darron Breeden, Michelle Lesco, Juan Rodriguez, Rich LeFevre, Erik Denmark, Steve Hendry, Pablo Martinez, Eric "Badlands" Booker, Derek Jacobs, Juan Neave, Jon Bello and Sarah Reinecke are expected to compete in the Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship in Los Angeles on August 18. The contest Instagram produced a series of Marvel memes about the roster.
Gideon Oji, Juan Rodriguez, Juan Neave, Sarah Reinecke, Matthew Raible, Andrew Kogutkiewicz, Tanner Varner, Michelle Severino, Mark Williams Michael Blue and Andrew Webber are expected to compete in the Canteen sandwich eating contest in Ottumwa, IA on Saturday. In January, the contest organizers claimed the event would be televised on ESPN, but the competition is not listed in the ESPN schedule for June 2.update Ottumwa Courier has an interview with Sarah Reinecke about competing in the contest.
Defending champion Joey Chestnut, Pablo Martinez, Jon Bello, Doug Ecks and Mary Bowers are expected to compete in the Baked Bear World Ice-Cream Sandwich-Eating Championship in San Diego on June 3.
Joey Chestnut, Carmen Cincotti, Gideon Oji and Darron Breeden are expected to compete in the World Hostess® Donettes® Eating Championship in Philadelphia on June 1.
Geoff Esper, Gideon Oji, Darron Breeden and Matt Raible are expected to compete in the Tivoli Fest World Æbleskiver-Eating Championship in Elk Horn, IA on May 26.
Joey Chestnut, Gideon Oji, Adrian Morgan, Rich LeFevre, Steve Hendry, Jon Bello, Doug Ecks, Mary Bowers an Alex Perez are expected to compete in the San Pedro Fish Market World Famous Shrimp-Eating Championship Presented By The Kings of Fi$h in San Pedro, CA on May 28.
Messenger Inquirer reports that defending champion Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Gideon Oji and Derek Jacobs are expected to compete in the Owensboro International Bar-B-Q Festival World Mutton Sandwich-Eating Championship in Owensboro, KY Saturday.
Additional entrants for the Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries World Hamburger Eating Championship at Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh, NC on June 2 have been announced. The current field is Molly Schuyler, Wayne Algenio, Adam "Beard Meats Food" Moran, Leah Shutkever, "Notorious B.O.B" Bob Shoudt, Dan "Killer" Kennedy, Erik "The Electric" Lamkin, Patrick Bertoletti, "Da Garbage Disposal" Brandon Clark, Nathan Figueroa, Alex Thomas, Nick Wehry and Jon Drushel. Spots are still available.
Matt Stonie and Miki Sudo are expected to compete in the John's Incredible Pizza World Pizza-Eating Championship in Westminster, CA on April 22.
The second episode of the MLE podcast, Men in Boaters, was released today and mentioned the expected entrants of Saturday's Nathan's qualifiers. Pablo Martinez and Rene Rovtar are expected to compete in Fort Myers, FL while Juan Neave, Nate Biller, Crazy Legs Conti, Steve Schuster and Kassie Zapata headline the Poteet, TX field.
Defending champion Carmen Cincotti and 2016 winner Yasir Salem are expected to compete in the corn eating contest at the Sweet Corn Fiesta in West Palm Beach, FL on April 29.
George Shea did an interview on the Hochman and Crowder show in CBS Miami this afternoon and announced Geoff Esper, Darron Breeden and Badlands Booker as expected entrants in Sunday's World Championship Croqueta Eating Contest on Sunday.

Current 2018 MLE schedule

Defending champion Joey Chestnut, Carmen Cincotti, Geoff Esper, Miki Sudo, Gideon Oji, Darron Breeden and Eric "Badlands" Booker are expected to compete in the World Chili Eating Championship in Orlando on Saturday.
Defending champion Molly Schuyler, Bob Shoudt, Dan Kennedy and Brandon Clark are expected to compete in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl World Hot Chicken Eating Championship featuring Hattie B's Hot Chicken in Nashville on Thursday December 28. Spots remain available for competitors.   
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