2018-19 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Circuit category

A Nathan's qualifier at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, CA on June 26 has been added to the 2018-19 circuit. Registration opens March 15.

2019 San Antonio Nathan’s qualifier

update MySanAntonio.com has a gallery

Results from Fox San Antonio video
1 Juan Neave 27
2 Nate Biller 16.5

1W Kathryn Tesch 9.5

Juan Neave, Nate Biller, Alex Perez and Kathryn Tesch are expected to compete. Kassandra Zapata will apparently terminate her streak of San Antonio area qualifiers at three.

Previous San Antonio area qualifier winners

2018 Apr 14 1st 24 10 min Juan “Hungry Saiyan” Neave Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Poteet, TX
2018 Apr 14 1st 10 10 min Kassandra Zapata Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Poteet, TX
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 18 1st 11 10 min Kassandra Zapata Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating qualifier – women San Antonio, TX
2016 Mar 19 1st 22 10 min Crazy Legs Conti Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating qualifier – men San Antonio, TX
2016 Mar 19 1st 11 10 min Kassandra Zapata Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating qualifier – women San Antonio, TX

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A Washington, DC qualifier on June 22 has been added to the 2019 Nathan's circuit.

Registration open for 2019 Nathan’s qualifiers

Registration opened today for all 2019 Nathan’s Famous qualifiers: update A Miami Marlins qualifier on April 20 has been added.

Feb 23,San Antonio, TX
Apr 13 Cape Coral, FL
Apr 20 Miami, FL
Apr 27 Las Vegas, NV
May 9 Central Islip, NY
May 11 Valdosta, GA
May 11 Denver, CO
May 17 Cincinnati, OH
Jun 1 St. Louis, MO
Jun 2 Lancaster, PA
Jun 8 Syracuse, NY
Jun 9 Norfolk, VA
Jue 16 Queens, VA

If no competitions are added, there will be 13 qualifiers on the 2018-19 circuit, down from 19 in 2017-18.

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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.
The new Nathan's Famous in Cape Coral, FL expects to hold a qualifier in March 2019.