Male competitive eaters category

Times Herald Online has an article about Merlin Chestnut, father of Joey Chestnut, who works as a music teacher at Solana, CA Middle School. His students will perform a concert on December 20 at the 105 year old Empress Theater in Vallejo, CA.
"Beard Meats Food" produced a video where he attempted three of Donald Trump's typical McDonald's meals, which reportedly consists of 2 Big Macs, 2 Filet O Fish and a chocolate milkshake.
Josh Hockett will start the Big Bite Podcast, a new competitive eating podcast series. Erik "The Electric" Lamkin is expected to be the first guest. Other episodes will feature Randy Santel, Nate Figueroa, Naader Reda and Mitch Dombrowski.
CBS officially announced the two-person teams that will compete on season 30 of The Amazing Race starting on January 3. Joey Chestnut and Tim "Eater X" will be competing as "Team Chomp". In an interview, Joey Chestnut says he hopes to show the world "that competitive eaters are the best at solving problems". (video interview)
Season 30 of The Amazing Race will run on CBS from January 3, 2018 to February 21, 2018. One of the two person teams will consist of Joey Chestnut and Tim Janus.

2017 St. Elmo’s shrimp cocktail eating contest

Official Results (in pounds, contest duration 8 minutes)

1st 10.4 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut wins for 5th year in a row
2nd 8 Gideon Oji
3rd 5.1 Derek Jacobs
4th 4.6 Crazy Legs Conti
5th 4.2 Ivan “The Avocado” Mendoza
6th 4 Michael “Big Hoss” Deitz
6th 4 Matthew Raible
8th 3.4 Andrew “The Bear” Kogutkiewicz
9th 2.4 Bryan “Big Sexy” Beard

The contest is expected to be livestreamed on https://www.facebook.com/stelmosteakhouse/

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LA Beast “Beyond the Record” episode available

Kevin “LA Beast” Strahle’s episode of Guinness’ Beyond the Record can now be viewed online. In this video he attempts the following eating records in a row:

  • Fastest time to eat all chocolates from an advent calendar
  • Most marshmallows eaten in one minute (no hands)
  • Most peanut butter cups eaten in one minute
  • Most gummy bears eaten with a stick in one minute
  • Fastest time to drink a cup of coffee
  • Fastest time to drink two litres of soda through a straw

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MLE produced a video where Carmen Cincotti, Eric "Badlands" Booker and Yasir Salem attempted to eat a Thanksgiving meal consisting of a 14 lb turkey, 115.5 oz of cranberry sauce, and 5 pumpkin pies. Yasir Salem also faced off against three BuzzFeed staffers in a Thanksgiving meal eating contest.
Kate Ovens and Beard Meats Food produced videos of the Thanksgiving dining event held yesterday at Pickle & Rye in London to promote NFL UK.
Kevin "LA Beast" Strahle will attempt 6 consecutive eating records in an upcoming episode of Beyond the Record, a facebook video series about Guiness World Record holders.
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.
The Culture Trip has a profile of Yasir Salem which labels him the world’s top ultra-endurance competitive eater. The article tells how his competitive eating career started after his wife Gweneviere Mann underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor.
Dave Brunelli won the first prize of $300 in Saturday's Taco Takedown at Legends Ale House in Succasunna, NJ.
Sports Business Journal has an article about Carmen Cincotti.
Metro.us has an article about Breandan "Skin & Bones" Lyman, who finished 5th in the 2016 Wing Bowl, competing in Sunday's Philadelphia Marathon. With a time of 2:36 in last year's marathon, he is probably the fastest competitive eater/runner.
Heeb Magazine reposted a 2010 article about Jewish competitive eating focusing on "Krazy" Kevin Lipsitz also containing quotes from Brian Seiken and Don Lerman. The article raises the possibility if digestive disorders like Crohn's Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which are more likely to affect Jews, are holding back Jewish competitive eaters.
Dale Boone lost the election for the District 4 representative on the Brookhaven, GA City Council versus incumbent Joe Gebbia by a margin of 339 to 212 votes. In 2015, Dale Boone lost the mayoral race for the Atlanta suburb.
The Odyssey Online has an article about mukbang eating videos with a quote from Erik "The Electric" Lamkin.

Geoff Esper defeats Chestnut at Fortune Bay Indian tacos

update Nov 8 Timberjay.com has a contest report

update VirginiaMN.com has an article

Joey Chestnut appeared on CBS3Duluth and KBJR 6 yesterday.

Results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

1st 29 Geoffrey Esper
2nd 28 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
3rd 23 Gideon Oji
4th 11 Matthew Raible
5th 9 Sean “2 Dolla” Nichols
5th 9 Mark Pedersen
5th 9 Doug Porter
8th 7 Billy Copenace
9th 6 Jesse Sympson
10th 5 George Echum
10th 5 John Tikkanen

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AmNY.com has an interview with Yasir Salem about his plans to run in the New York City Marathon on Sunday, which will be his 12th marathon in 2017. He hopes to qualify to ride in the 3000 mile bicycle Race Across America in 2019. update Nov 6 Runner's World lists Yasir Salem's time as 4:41:33 in a roster of celebrity entrants. His time was about three minutes behind former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber.
Adam "Beard Meats Food" Moran appeared on Monday's episode of The Digital Human produced by the BBC. The topic of the episode is super normal stimuli. (Download link)
Okta.com has a profile of Carmen Cincotti. He says that his biomedical engineering degree has helped his competitive eating career.

Dave Brunelli & Jenn Cheng defend Stitch wing titles

Results from tonight’s wing eating contest at Stitch in Manhattan from Stephanie Wu

Men
1) Dave Brunelli 75 wings in 8 minutes, $250
2) Wayne Algenio 31, $100
3) “Chunky Dunk” 30, $50
? Jo “Gavonne” Rose

Women
1) Jenn Cheng 39, $250
2) Stephanie Wu 34, $100
3) Kate 19, $50

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All Pro Eating put out a press release about Bob Shoudt eating 20 venison sandwiches from Arby's in 48:08, which was billed as a record.

2017 Tulsa Bratwurst contest

update Oct 26 Carmen Cincotti and Darron Breeden have videos

update Oct 23 Robert McKinney has the rest of the prizewinners

Matt Dutton has the top 3
1) Carmen Cincotti 90.5
2) Darron Breeden 76.5
3) Gideon Oji 66.5
4) Rich LeFevre 49
5) Robert “Food Challenge Bros” McKinney 40

Carmen Cincotti won today’s bratwurst eating contest at Linde Oktoberfest in Tulsa with a total of 90.5 sausages in 10 minutes. (from Facebook Live video)

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