Male competitive eaters category

Michael Jenkins won the first prize of $250 at a hot dog eating contest held at the Country Music on the Bay Festival in St. Petersburg, FL.

2018 Smoke’s Poutinerie contest

Official results. Miki Sudo was announced on stage as the runner up

1st 17.5 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut regains lead for 2018 MLE non-qualfier wins with 11
2nd 16 Darron Breeden
3rd 15 Miki Sudo announced as runner-up on stage
4th 12.5 Matt “Megatoad” Stonie announced as 3rd place on stage
5th 11.5 George Chiger
6th 10 Eric “Badlands” Booker
7th 9.5 Derek Jacobs
8th 8 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas
9th 7.5 “Buffalo” Jim Reeves
10th 5.5 Jesse Kankula
10th 5.5 William “Wild Bill” Myers

Joel Hansen ate 8.5 pounds in 5 minutes to win the amateur contest, which is more than 4 of the 11 professionals ate in 10 minutes

Matt Stonie has posted a livestream video of the contest

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2018 Bass Pro Shops Moon Pie contest

KSNT has an article and video about Randy Santel winning $500 for completing the sheet pizza challenge at Topeka Pizza.f
Molly Schuyler is expected to defend her pumpkin pie title at the Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence, NY Sunday. The competition appears to have dropped affiliation with All Pro Eating; Bob Shoudt is handling registration.
NJ.com has a report on yesterday's ramen eating contest held at Ani Ramen in Jersey City, NJ won by Wayne Algenio.

2018 Pacific Park taco eating contest

LaPresse.ca has an article in French about American competitive eating focusing on Bob Shoudt. Molly Schuyler, Raina Huang and Fink Beats the Stomach are also mentioned.
Thrillist produced a video about the Guinness World Records held by Kevin "LA Beast" Strahle.

2018 Trenton pork rolls

Vice.com has an article about UK competitive eaters containing interviews with Adam "Beard Meats Food" Moran, Kate Ovens and Andrey Sidorov which examines whether British competitive eating is in decline.
Mens Health has an interview with Erik "The Electric" Lamkin about recovery from his eating disorder.
The MLE twitter claims Joey Chestnut will defend his title in Saturday's pork roll eating contest in Trenton, NJ. Carmen Cincotti won the 2017 competition.
Raina Huang ate 80 wings in 10 minutes to win the first prize of $500 in last night's wing eating contest at Wing Nuts in Costa Mesa, CA. Kevin Ross was the runner up with 74 wings.
Journalist Gersh Kuntzman announced he was interviewed for an upcoming ESPN documentary about competitive eating, which will include Takeru Kobayashi.

2018 Chef One NYC Dumpling Festival

Results from Stephanie Wu
Men Part 1 | Part 2
1) Dave Brunelli 74
2) Wayne Algenio 67
3) Bob Shoudt 63
4) Joe Menchetti 60
5) Dan Kennedy 50
? Brain Seiken 29
? Jo Rose 16

Women
1) Molly Schuyler 69
2) Jen Cheng 45
3) Giovanna Ragano 27

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2018 Zinzinnati Bratwurst

Aaron Cohen recorded a video of Molly Schuyler, Dan Kennedy and Kevin "LA Beast" Strahle attempting the burger challenge at Michael's Roscommon House in Belleville, NJ last night. update LA Beast has posted his video. Molly Schuyler ate 2 burgers in less time than it took for him to finish one challenge burger.
In a new ad for Crystal Pepsi, Kevn "LA Beast" Strahle used the beverage to soothe his mouth after a hot wing challenge.
Bedford and Bowery has a report from a competitor in the Friday's San Gennaro cannoli eating contest containing an interview with winner Wayne Algenio, who thinks he ate 24 pastries (He was credited with 33). The competition was the first of three victories for Wayne in New York City this past weekend. (In the other two contests he received a handicap against amateur competition.)

2018 Big E White Hut World Cheeseburg Championship

update Full official results (10 minutes) Part 1 | Part 2

1st 47 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
2nd 45 Geoffrey Esper
3rd 28 Nick Wehry
4th 26 Gideon Oji
5th 21 George Chiger
6th 16 Eric “Badlands” Booker
7th 15.5 Brian “Dud Light” Dudzinski
7th 15.5 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas
9th 11.5 William “Wild Bill” Myers
10th 5 Rene Rovtar
11th 4 Prudence DiBenedetto

There is a close race between Joey Chestnut and Geoff Esper for most non-qualifier MLE victories in calendar year 2018:

8 Geoffrey Esper
7 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
3 Carmen Cincotti
2 Darron Breeden
1 Matt “Megatoad” Stonie
1 Miki Sudo
1 Gideon Oji

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Youtube has a clip from Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party of Martha Stewart, Snoop, Don Cheadle and Sherri Shepherd competing in a hot pepper eating contest.
Joe Menchetti ate 16 lobster rolls in 10 minutes to defend his title at the Hampton Beach (NH) Seafood Festival and claim a $600 prize.
Bob Shoudt produced a video of him winning four eating contests in an hour during a Richmond Flying Squirrels game.
MDJ Online has a report on Sunday's bagel eating contest at Noshfest in Marietta, GA covering the rivalry between runner-up Dale Boone and winner Brandon "Da Garbage Disposal" Clark, who wore a skullcap to mock Boone's baldness.
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