Geoff Esper category

2018 Bass Pro Shops Moon Pie contest

2018 Trenton pork rolls

2018 Buffalo Buffet Bowl

Official results, posted 20 hours after contest conclusion Part 1 | Part 2

1st 5.25 Geoffrey Esper
2nd 5.25 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
3rd 5.25 Gideon Oji
4th 5.25 Darron Breeden
5th 3.17 George Chiger
6th 2.8 Mike Landrich
7th 2.55 “Buffalo” Jim Reeves
8th 2.53 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas
9th 2.25 Miki Sudo
10th 2.11 Ronnie “MegaByte” Hartman
11th 1.88 Eric “Badlands” Booker
12th 1.81 William “Wild Bill” Myers

Fink Beats the Stomach reports that Geoff Esper won the Buffet Bowl held at the Buffalo Wing Festival. MLE has yet to post results.

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Most MLE wins in 2018

With his victory yesterday at the Indiana State Fair ice cream eating contest, Geoff Esper now has the most MLE wins in 2018 excluding Nathan’s qualifiers.

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

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2018 Indiana State Fair ice cream eating contest

update Aug 9
Articles: Indy Star | RTV6
Videos: Hungry Hazzard | Naptown Buzz | News Now | RTV6 | Crotin
Joey Chestnut Interviews: Nuvo | (says he had a motorcyle accident which damaged his teeth)

Indiana Dairy Association gallery

Official results

1st 15.5 Geoffrey Esper
2nd 14.5 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
3rd 12 Juan “more bite” Rodriguez
4th 11.5 Brian “Dud Light” Dudzinski
4th 11.5 Derek Jacobs
6th 11.25 Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan
7th 11 Matt “Hungry” Hazzard
7th 11 Gideon Oji
9th 7.25 Matt “Sweet Tooth” Cohen
9th 7.25 Matthew Raible
11th 5.5 Meliss Klabel

Joey Chestnut interview with Geist Magazine | WTHR.

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Geoff Esper wins Fresno Tacos

update: Fresno Bee column | Visalia Times Delta gallery | CBS47 video

Official results of taco eating contest at Taco Truck Throwdown in Fresno (8 minutes)

1st 73 Geoffrey Esper
2nd 65 Matt “Megatoad” Stonie
3rd 50 Gideon Oji
4th 45 Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco
5th 36 Zach Armas
5th 36 Steve Hendry
7th 29 Pablo Martinez
8th 17 Jon Davis
9th 15 Scott Rubin
10th 9 Jorge Martinez

Article about yesterday’s qualifier won by Zach Armas

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2018 Taste of Syracuse Nathan’s qualifier

update June 10 Syracuse NewTimes gallery
Official results
1) Geoff Esper 45
2) George Chiger 26
3) Jim Reeves 22

1W) Kristina Rovtar 6.5, daughter of Rene Rovtar reports Geoff Esper won the men’s division with 45 hot dogs. From the picture, it appears there was at least one female entrant, so “uncontested” failed to defend the women’s division.

Geoff Esper is the favorite in the men’s division. We will see if “Uncontested” defends her Taste of Syracuse qualifier title in the women’s division.

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2018 Mutton Glutton contest

update May 17 Matt Hazzard has a video.

update May 14 Messenger-Inquirer, TriStateHomePage and WEVV have articles. 14News has a pre-contest interview with Joey Chestnut

Official Results

1st 81 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut 1st win of 2018, new record
2nd 53 Geoffrey Esper
3rd 52.5 Gideon Oji
4th 31 Derek Jacobs
5th 27 Matt “Hungry” Hazzard
6th 18.5 Matthew Raible
7th 13 Steve “Pi Guy” Martin
8th 9.5 Carpenter
9th 9 Dee “Princess Pi-Anna” Martin
9th 9 John Wells
11th 8 Coleman
11th 8 Ingleheart

WBKR video

Joey Chestnut appearance at restaurant yesterday

It has been over 5 months since Joey Chestnut’s last MLE win at the St Elmos Shrimp cocktail contest in Indianapolis, which might be his longest victory drought since he ascended to the #1 ranking.

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2018 John’s Incredible Pizza contest

Official results Part 1 | Part 2

1st 83 Geoffrey Esper new record
2nd 62 Matt “Megatoad” Stonie first contest of 2018
3rd 48 Gideon Oji
4th 38 Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco
5th 34 Juan “more bite” Rodriguez
6th 32 Pablo Martinez
7th 31 Jon Bello
8th 29 Sarah “Unstoppable Bab” Reinecke
9th 24 Crazy Legs Conti
10th 22 Doug “Cerebrus” Ecks

Geoff Esper has won with 83 slices.

Running Around Los Angeles has a video

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2018 Miami Croquetazo

update Mar 20 Darron Breeden has a video

update Rise Miami News has a contest video


1st 154 Geoffrey Esper falls short of Carmen Cincottis record of 158 by 4
2nd 141 Darron Breeden
3rd 116 Gideon Oji 4 croqueta deduction
4th 80 Eric “Badlands” Booker
5th 38 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas
6th 34 Jia Lee
7th 26 Alex “Moose” Perez
DQ ? Victor Aldrich

The contest can be viewed on Facebook Live

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Geoff Esper defeats Chestnut at Fortune Bay Indian tacos

update Nov 8 has a contest report

update 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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2017 Elk Grove Pumpkin Pie Contest

update Oct 16 Elk Grove Citizen has a report on the contest held for local amateurs. It was the first eating competition for victor Kristina Ramirez.

update Oct 11 Jon Davis video

update Oct 9 Videos: Elk Grove News | corralesderabago | Jeremy Flint | Doc Souza article

Facebook Live video

Results from scoresheet

1st 15.75 Geoffrey Esper
2nd 9.5 Gideon Oji
3rd 9 Miki Sudo
4th 8 Steve Hendry
5th 6.875 Pablo Martinez
6th 4.5 Ryan Buicko
7th 4.25 Sergio Reyes-Raya
8th 3.75 Jon Davis
9th 3.5 Kristina Ramirez Elk Grove police department
10th 3.25 Dan Davis Laguna Creek High School football coach
11th 3 Rod Brewer Consumes CSD board president
12th 2.5 Mary “I Love ‘em HOT!” Bowers current MLE #47, finished behind 6 unranked eaters
13th 2 Alex “Moose” Perez current MLE #50, finished behind 6 unranked eaters
14th 1.75 Nick Flores Consumes Fire Dept
15th 1.5 Joel Steinberg

Picture of the entire contest field

Sam Barclay appeared on Good Day Sacramento this morning to promote the contest.

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Geoff Esper wins Lewisville tamales

Geoff Esper wins Buffalo Buffet Bowl

Official Results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6

1st 5 3m51s Geoffrey Esper
2nd 5 4m07s Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
2nd 5 4m07s Carmen Cincotti
4th 3.88 4m07s Gideon Oji
5th 3.82 4m07s Darron Breeden
6th 2.86 4m07s “Buffalo” Jim Reeves
7th 2.53 4m07s Eric “Badlands” Booker
8th 2.39 4m07s Mike Landrich
9th 1.85 4m07s William “Wild Bill” Myers
10th 1.75 4m07s Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas

The top 3 in today’s Buffalo Buffet Bowl at the Buffalo Wing Fest from Fink Beats the Stomach

1) Geoff Esper
2T) Carmen Cincotti
2T) Joey Chestnut

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2017 Hooters wing championship

The Hooters facebook has a live video of the contest.

update The Las Vegas Sun has a gallery

Official results Part 1 | Part 2

1st 250 Geoffrey Esper
2nd 229 Matt “Megatoad” Stonie
3rd 210 Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan
4th 191 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut first finish outside top 3 since 2005
5th 168 Gideon Oji
6th 158 Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco
7th 152 Josh Miller
8th 124 Rich “The Locust” LeFevre
9th 114 Miki Sudo
10th 110 Steve Hendry
11th 108 Eric “Badlands” Booker

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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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The Boston Globe has an interview with Geoff Esper about his victory in the pepperoni rolls eating contest in Three Rivers Festival in Fairmont, WV last week. He says he will compete in the Boston Nathan's qualifier on June 18.

2017 Three Rivers Festival pepperoni rolls

update June 3 The Boston Globe has an interview with Geoff Esper about his victory

Darron Eats has a video has a press release spelling the winner’s name as “Jeffrey”

update Eric Shroder has a video

Results Part 1 | Part 2

1st 36 Geoffrey Esper
2nd 30.5 Miki Sudo
3rd 26 Darron Breeden
4th 20.5 Brian “Dud Light” Dudzinski
5th 20 “The Lovely” Juliet Lee
6th 13 Derek Jacobs
7th 9.5 William “Wild Bill” Myers
8th 8 Michael “Big Hoss” Deitz
9th 7 Jeff Chapman
10th 3.75 Brett Shepherd
11th 3.5 Alicia Hill

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Crazy Legs Conti has an interview with Geoff Esper on his Huffington Post blog and has proposed a nickname contest to select an alternate to "He really needs a nickname".

Geoffery Esper wins 2016 Buffalo Buffet Bowl, Chestnut 3rd

Craig Reed has the top 3:
Official Results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

1) Geoffrey Esper 5:00 to finish 5 lbs of pizza, beef on weck sandwiches and crunch rolls
2) Gideon Oji 6:26
3) Joey Chestnut 7:15, 1st finish out of top 2 since June 2013 Chicago Ribfest
4) Sonya Thomas, 3.75 lbs at conclusion
5) Jim Reeves, 3.27 lbs
6) Yasir Salem, 3.23 lbs
7) Badlands Booker, 2.62 lbs
8) Daniela Gioia, 2.4 lbs
9) Wild Bill Myers, 2.15 lbs
10) Larell Marie Mele, 1.66 lbs
11) Mary Bowers, 1.28 lbs

Buffalo News has an interview with “Buffalo” Jim Reeves.

Mary Bowers has a picture of the roster for tomorrow’s wing contest: Joey Chestnut, Sonya Thomas, Geoffrey Esper, Eric “Badlands” Booker, Yasir Salem, “Buffalo” Jim Reeves, Daniella Gioia, Gideon Oji, Bill Myers, Larell Marie Mele, Michael Dietz & Mary Bowers.

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2016 Nathan’s Syracuse qualifier has an article and video about the qualifier

Ryan Siciliano has the winners from today’s Nathan’s qualifier in Syracuse. Larell Marie Mele says she took the women’s wild card lead. Results part 2

1) Geoff Esper 34.5
2) Yasir Salem 31, takes men’s wild card lead
3) Jim Reeves 23
4) Ryan Siciliano 16
5) Steven Dorgo 15
6) Bill Myers 14.5
7) Jesse Kanula 13
8) Don 8
9T) Kevin Belbey 7
9T) Derek 7

1W) Meredith Boxberger 21
2W) Larell Marie Mele 14.5, takes women’s wild card lead

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Geoff Esper wins pepperoni rolls, Miki Sudo not listed

update Miki Sudo posted a picture from the Delta terminal in Atlanta, so presumably she had travel issues

TWV has a contest video

update WDTV has a video Miki Sudo does not seem to have competed.

Results from today’s pepperoni roll eating contest at the Three Rivers Festival in Fairmont, WV Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

1) Geoff Esper 23
2T) Gideon Oji 20
2T) Sonya Thomas 20
4) Brian Dudzinski 19.75
5) Eric “Badlands” Booker 17.5
6) Juliet Lee 17
7) Matt Cohen 10.75
8) Michael Deitz 10
9) Matthew Raible 8
10) Bill Myers 7.75

Miki Sudo was expected to compete as of this morning


Century 21 produced a video starring Geoffrey Esper claiming his eating speed is similar to the realtors proficiency in selling houses.
Boston Magazine has an article about New England eating challenges which contains Geoff Espers training tips.

Joey Chestnut edges Geoffrey Esper to win Trenton pork rolls

update Sep 30 Jeff Edelstein has a report on his last place finish.

update Sep 28 has an article

update Full Results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 article

1st 32 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
2nd 28 Geoffrey Esper
3rd 22 Yasir Salem
4th 21.75 “The Lovely” Juliet Lee
5th 20 Gideon Oji
6th 18 Eric “Badlands” Booker
7th 16 Carmen Cincotti
8th 13 Micah “Wing Kong” Collins
9th 12 William “Wild Bill” Myers
10th 10 Crazy Legs Conti
11th 8 Andrew Kossuth
12th 3.25 Jeff Edelstein

The Trentonian has a contest report with some results and a gallery. MLE has yet to post any news.

JZig12 reports that Joey Chestnut won today’s pork roll eating contest in Trenton, NJ.

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