Nathan’s Hot Dog Contest category

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.
An Original Nathan's restaurant has been announced for Bournemouth on the English south coast. Could this result in the first UK Nathan's qualifier since 2005?
Howard Lorber, executive chairman of Nathan's Famous, will host a fundraiser for Donald Trump's 2020 reelection campaign later this week. The president is expected to appear at Lorber's home in Southampton, NY on Friday.
The new Nathan's Famous in Cape Coral, FL expects to hold a qualifier in March 2019.
A yesterday's MLB All Star Game Fanfest in Washington, DC, the team representing the American League consisting of Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo, Geoff Esper and Kevin Millar ate more Nathan's Famous hot dogs than the National League team composed of Matt Stonie, Carmen Cincotti, Michelle Lesco and Cliff Floyd. (video)
Registration is open for the first Nathan's qualifier of the 2018-19 circuit at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines on August 11.

First 15 2017-18 Nathan’s qualifier winners

Fields for Saturday’s Nathan’s qualifiers have been announced: Jim Reeves and Crazy Legs Conti are expected at the St. Louis Cardinals ballpark while Steve Hendry and Mary Bowers will compete in Vallejo, CA. Katie Prettyman of Seattle will also compete.

This will probably make Gideon Oji and Yasier Salem the favorites for the final two qualifiers in Washington, DC and Queens, NY next weekend. Nick Wehry could be a dark horse.

Here are the qualifier winners for the previous 15 qualifiers in the 2017-18 circuit:
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Max Suzuki set Nathan’s debut record for 10 minute contests

David Kilimnick has a column for AISH.com titled "Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest: The Legend of a Jewish Athlete" about competing in the 2003 Los Angeles Nathan's qualfier against Ray "The Bison" Meduna. (Qualifier winner Boyd Bulot is not mentioned.)
In his latest column for CultureMap, Ken Hoffman (who has served as a judge at the Nathan's Finals) has an interview with Joey Chestnut about the difficulty of obtaining restaurant-style Nathan's Famous hot dogs for training sessions. The sausages sold in supermarkets typically lack the "natural casing" consisting of segments of small instestines from sheep.
Ed Krachie, the 1995 & 1996 Nathan's hot dog eating champion, has a twitter at @edkrachie.
Marie Claire magazine has a twitter video about Miki Sudo's preparations for the Nathan's finals.
In the Harley Quinn issue to be released tomorrow, she will attend "NateMan's" hot dog eating contest. (Margot Robbie, who played Harley Quinn in the movie, ate 4 pounds of spaghetti to win an on-set eating contest.)

2017 Nathan’s mens finals

2017 Women’s Nathan’s Finals

Full results: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Meghan Drake did not compete. Daniella Gioia’s total was not given

1st 41 Miki Sudo personal best
2nd 32 Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco personal best, non-Asian women’s record (Schuler 31)
3rd 30 Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas
4th 25 “The Lovely” Juliet Lee
5th 18 Sophia Devita
6th 17 Meredith Boxberger
7th 15 Sarah “Unstoppable Bab” Reinecke
8th 14 Larell Marie “The Real Deal” Mele
9th 13 Kassandra Zapata
10th 12 Carlene LeFevre
11th ? Daniella Gioia
12th 8 Mary “I Love ‘em HOT!” Bowers
12th 8 Liz McClurg
12th 8 Rene Rovtar
12th 8 Marlene Wigginton
16th 7.75 Stevie “Eats a Lot” Palmer
17th 6 Deborah Bethea
17th 6 Danielle Leppert-Simenauer

ESPN could have truncated Sportscenter to televise the women’s contest or put it on in place of a rerun of the 2016 men’s contest on ESPN Classic.

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2016-17 Nathan’s qualifier winners

Here is a list of all qualifier winners from the 2016-17 Nathan’s circuit.

2016 Oct 11 1st 27.5 10 min Brian “Dud Light” Dudzinski Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Nashville, TN
2017 Mar 18 1st 22.5 10 min Juan “Hungry Saiyan” Neave Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating qualifier – men San Antonio, TX
2017 Mar 25 1st 25.5 10 min Pablo Martinez Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating qualifier – men Estero, FL
2017 Apr 15 1st 33 10 min Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Miami, FL
2017 Apr 22 1st 30 10 min Rich “The Locust” LeFevre Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Las Vegas, NV
2017 Apr 22 1st 22 10 min Matt “Sweet Tooth” Cohen Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Louisville, KY
2017 Apr 28 1st 28 10 min Erik “The Red” Denmark Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men St. Louis, MO
2017 May 6 1st 18 10 min Pedram “In Jaws We Trust” Esmaeelzadeh Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Tampa, FL
2017 May 6 1st 26.5 10 min Josh Miller Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Fort Worth, TX
2017 May 13 1st 23 10 min “Buffalo” Jim Reeves Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Valdosta, GA
2017 May 19 1st 23 10 min Derek Jacobs Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Cincinnati, OH
2017 May 27 1st 7 10 min Rene Rovtar Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Charlotte, NC
2017 May 27 1st 24 10 min Eric “Badlands” Booker Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Charlotte, NC
2017 Jun 3 1st 30 10 min Steve Hendry Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Syracuse, NY
2017 Jun 11 1st 34.5 10 min Yasir Salem Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Long Pond, PA
2017 Jun 11 1st 38 10 min Darron Breeden Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Norfolk, VA
2017 Jun 18 1st 51 10 min Geoffrey Esper Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Boston, MA
2017 Jun 18 1st 53 10 min Carmen Cincotti Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Queens, NY
2017 Jun 24 1st 37 10 min Gideon Oji Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Washington, DC
2017 Jul 1 1st 30.5 10 min Juan “more bite” Rodriguez Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Naperville, IL
2016 Oct 11 1st 9.5 10 min Liz McClurg Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Nashville, TN
2017 Mar 18 1st 11 10 min Kassandra Zapata Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating qualifier – women San Antonio, TX
2017 Mar 25 1st 10 10 min Mary “I Love ‘em HOT!” Bowers Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating qualifier – women Estero, FL
2017 Apr 22 1st 29 10 min Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Las Vegas, NV
2017 Apr 22 1st 10 10 min Stevie “Eats a Lot” Palmer Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Louisville, KY
2017 Apr 28 1st 16 10 min Sophia Devita Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women St. Louis, MO
2017 May 6 1st 12 10 min Carlene LeFevre Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Tampa, FL
2017 May 6 1st 15 10 min Sarah “Unstoppable Bab” Reinecke Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Fort Worth, TX
2017 May 13 1st 3 10 min Meghan Drake Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Valdosta, GA
2017 May 19 1st 15 10 min Meredith Boxberger Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Cincinnati, OH
2017 Jun 11 1st 13 10 min Larell Marie “The Real Deal” Mele Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Long Pond, PA
2017 Jun 11 1st 6.5 10 min Deborah Bethea Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Norfolk, VA
2017 Jun 18 1st 5 10 min Danielle Leppert-Simenauer Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Boston, MA
2017 Jun 18 1st 14.75 10 min Daniella Gioia Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Queens, NY
2017 Jun 24 1st 28 10 min “The Lovely” Juliet Lee Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Washington, DC
2017 Jul 1 1st 11 10 min Marlene Wigginton Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Naperville, IL

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2017 Naperville, IL Ribfest Nathan’s qualifier

update The Chicago Daily Herald has a contest report that says two women competed.

Results

Full men’s results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

1st 30.5 Juan “more bite” Rodriguez
2nd 16 Eric Vernsten
3rd 15 Cody Malanowski
4th 11.25 Phillip Yang
5th 9.5 Derek Sanderson
6th 9 Dave Luthman
6th 9 Nick Needs
6th 9 Paul “The Douche” Zwiercan

1W) Marlene Wigginton 11

The contest has started according to the festival twitter.

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Today is the 50th anniversary of a ceremony held at Nathan's Coney Island location on June 30, 1967 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the invention of the hot dog. At that event, Walter Paul reportedly ate 127 hot dogs. (A picture of an unnamed model at the centennial)
The Liberty Hill Independent has an interview with Juan Neave about qualifying for the Nathan's finals.
The Washington Post has a report on Juliet Lee qualifying for the women's Nathan's finals Saturday in Washington, DC.
WSMV has a segment on Stevie "Eats a Lot" Palmer competing in the women's Nathan's finals.

2017 Washington, DC Nathan’s qualifier

update June 29 WTOP has a longer report and video

WTOP has an article

Results
Full results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

1st 37 Gideon Oji
2nd 22 Kevin “Qwazy” Ambs
3rd 20 George Chiger
4th 15 William “Wild Bill” Myers
5th 14 Peyton Laramore
6th 11 Michael Patschak
7th 7 Jon Anderson
7th 7 Aaron Brooks

1W) Juliet Lee 28
2W) Van Tran 5

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Now 7 members in 50+ Nathan’s club

Yesterday, Carmen Cincotti (53) and Geoffrey Esper were added to the 50+ Nathan’s hot dog club, bringing the total membership in that group to 7. A list of everyone with a personal best of 30 or more according to the eatfeats database follows:

2016 Jun 25 1st 73.5 10 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Exhibition Washington, DC
2009 Jul 4 2nd 64.5 10 min Takeru Kobayashi Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Brooklyn, NY
2015 Jul 4 1st 62 10 min Matt “Megatoad” Stonie Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – men Brooklyn, NY
2009 Jul 4 3rd 55 10 min Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Brooklyn, NY
2009 Jul 4 4th 53 10 min Tim “Eater X” Janus Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Brooklyn, NY
2017 Jun 18 1st 53 10 min Carmen Cincotti Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Queens, NY
2017 Jun 18 1st 51 10 min Geoffrey Esper Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Boston, MA
2012 Jul 4 1st 45 10 min Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – women Brooklyn, NY
2012 Jul 4 5th 45 10 min Bob “The Notorious B.O.B.” Shoudt Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – men Brooklyn, NY
2009 Jun 20 1st 40 10 min Eric “Badlands” Booker Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Queens, NY
2013 Apr 20 1st 40 10 min Miki Sudo Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Las Vegas, NV

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2017 Boston Nathan’s qualifier

update June 21 The Boston Herald has a gallery

Men’s top 3
1) Geoffrey Esper 51
2) George Chigger 24
3) Adrian Prentice 12

Women’s winner
1) Danielle Leppert-Siminauer 5

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2017 Mets qualifier

The Mets twitter has a sped up video.

Full men’s results from Wild Bill

1st 53 Carmen Cincotti
2nd 27 Wayne “wayneywonder” Algenio
3rd 13 William “Wild Bill” Myers
3rd 13 “Beautiful” Brian Seiken 1st contest since removal from MLE top 50
5th 10 Bob Zazzaro
6th 8 Anthony Campos
7th 7 Andy Flamm

1W) Daniella Gioia 14.75

Carmen Cincotti and Daniella Gioia should win unless something unexpected happens.

Previous winners of qualifiers held at Mets ballparks

2016 Jun 19 1st 33 10 min Yasir Salem Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Queens, NY
2016 Jun 19 1st 16.5 10 min Sophia Devita Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Queens, NY
2015 Jun 14 1st 36 10 min Tim “Eater X” Janus Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Queens, NY
2015 Jun 14 1st 18 10 min Meredith Boxberger Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Queens, NY
2014 Jun 15 1st 28.5 10 min Tim “Eater X” Janus Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Queens, NY
2014 Jun 15 1st 14 10 min Larell Marie “The Real Deal” Mele Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Queens, NY
2013 Jun 29 1st 50 10 min Tim “Eater X” Janus Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Queens, NY
2013 Jun 29 1st 5 10 min Prudence DiBenedetto Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Queens, NY
2012 Jun 2 1st 40 10 min Bob “The Notorious B.O.B.” Shoudt Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Queens, NY
2012 Jun 2 1st 20 10 min Maria “Edible” Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Queens, NY
2011 Jun 4 1st 45 10 min Tim “Eater X” Janus Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier – men Queens, NY
2011 Jun 4 1st 7 10 min Laura Leu Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier – women Queens, NY
2010 Jun 26 1st 46 10 min Tim “Eater X” Janus Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Queens, NY
2009 Jun 20 1st 40 10 min Eric “Badlands” Booker Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Queens, NY
2008 Jun 14 1st 42 10 min Tim “Eater X” Janus Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Queens, NY
2007 Jun 3 1st 26.5 12 min Erik “The Red” Denmark Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Queens, NY
2006 Jun 18 1st 29 12 min Bob “The Notorious B.O.B.” Shoudt Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Queens, NY
2005 Jul 2 1st 20 12 min Crazy Legs Conti Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Queens, NY

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