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

2019 Cincinnati Reds Nathan’s qualifier

Results men
1 Ronnie Harman 29.5
2 Derkek Jacobs 29

Results women
1T Katie Prettyman 14
1T Sophia Devita 14

An eat-off could not be held due to lack of time. Apparently finals spots will be awarded to both women.

Ronnie Hartman appeared on WKRC (video) today to promote tonight’s Nathan’s qualifier that will take place after the Cincinnati Reds game concludes (around 10 pm eastern if the game does not go into extra innings). Derek Jacobs, Sophia Devita and Katie Prettyman are also expected to compete.

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2019 Colorado Rockies Nathans qualifier


Juan “More Bite” Rodriguez 26
Sarah Reinecke 20

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2019 Valdosta qualifier

Adrian Morgan 26
Jocelyn Walker 10

Adrian Morgan, Jocelyn Walker and Brittany Powell are expected to compete. Adrian Morgan will have the chance to match Larell Marie Mele as the only people with qualifier wins every year since the 2011 gender split.

Most Nathan’s qualifier victories since 2011.

9 Larell Marie “The Real Deal” Mele
8 “The Lovely” Juliet Lee
8 Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco
8 Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan
6 Erik “The Red” Denmark
6 Meredith Boxberger
6 Yasir Salem
6 Mary “I Love ’em HOT!” Bowers
6 Juan “more bite” Rodriguez
6 Eric “Badlands” Booker

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2019 Long Island Ducks Nathan’s qualifier

News12 video

Results via Fink Beats the Stomach (More results)

1st 47 Geoffrey Esper
2nd 29 George Chiger
3rd 22.5 Eric “Badlands” Booker
4th 19 Roderick Buenviaje
1st 18 Larell Marie “The Real Deal” Mele has won qualifier every year since gender split in 2011
2nd 7 Julie Goldberg
3rd 4 Prudence DiBenedetto

Facebook Live video by Fink Beats the Stomach

Previous winners of Nathan’s qualifiers held at the Long Island Ducks ballpark. A gap of almost 13 years between competitions might be a record for qualifier sites.

2006 Jun 24 1st 21.5 12 min Allen “Shredder” Goldstein
2005 Jun 25 1st 24 12 min Ed “Cookie” Jarvis
2004 Jun 26 1st 18.75 12 min Oleg Zhornitskiy

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George Chiger, Brian Dudzinsky, Larell Marie Mele, Bill Myers and Michael Deitz are listed as expected entrants in the Nathan's qualifier to be held at Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster, PA on June 2.

2019 Las Vegas Nathan’s qualifier

Max Suzuki, Michelle Lesco and Rich LeFevre are expected to compete in Saturday's Nathan's qualifier at the NYNY Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

2019 Miami Marlins qualifier

Official results. This might be the first time women have taken 3 of the top 5 overall places in a Nathan’s qualifier.

1st 27.25 Pablo Martinez
2nd 26 Brett Healey
3rd 8 Brian Roselar
4th 7.75 Mike Anderson
5th 7 Jason Ruppert
6th 5 Richard Rusak
1st 11.5 Kelly Wong
2nd 10.5 Doris Garcia
3rd 8.5 Tracie Dickerson
4th 4 Brittany Broder

Pablo Martinez, Brett Healey, Jay Ruppert and Tracie Tiburon are expected to compete.

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Adrian Morgan and Brian Dudzinski are expected to compete in the Nathan's qualifier at Wild Adventures in Valdosta, GA on May 11.
Geoff Esper, George Chiger, Eric "Badlands" Booker and Larell Marie Mele are expected to attend the Nathan's qualifier held before the May 9 Long Island Ducks game in Central Islip, NY.

2019 Fort Myers Nathan’s qualifier

News-Press.com has a gallery and video

Joni Mederios has an instagram gallery.

1) Nick Wehry 34
1W) Mary Bowers 10.25

FortMyersBeachTalk.com has an interview with Mary Bowers.

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Nick Wehry, Mary Bowers and 12 Floridians are expected to compete in Saturday's Nathan's qualifier in Cape Coral, FL.
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.
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