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2017 Snowbird bratwurst contest

Official Results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

1st 34.5 Gideon Oji
2nd 29.5 Miki Sudo
3rd 20 Rich “The Locust” LeFevre
4th 14 Russ Adair
5th 12 John “Step Daddy J” Jugovic
5th 12 J Wall
7th 12 Kevin “Irish car bomb” Favreau
7th 12 Cody Pilot
9th 8.5 Rusty Johnson
10th 2.5 Tom Love

Snowbird has a Facebook Live video of today’s contest

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Gideon Oji defends Kale Yeah title

update Aug 14
Spectrum News article | WGRZ article and video | WYRK article and video |

interview with Gideon Oji after victory

Official results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

1st 22.5 Gideon Oji defends title
2nd 20 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
3rd 19.25 Geoffrey Esper
4th 18.75 Carmen Cincotti
5th 15.5 Darron Breeden
6th 15 Yasir Salem
7th 10.75 “Buffalo” Jim Reeves
8th 9 Mike Landrich
9th 6 Daniella Gioia

Joey Chestnut, Carmen Cincotti, Gideon Oji, Geoff Esper, Darron Breeden, Yasir Salem, Jim Reeves, Daniella Gioia and Mike Landrich are expected to compete in today’s Kale eating contest at the Erie County Fair in Hamburg, NY.

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2017 Washington, DC Nathan’s qualifier

update June 29 WTOP has a longer report and video

WTOP has an article

Results
Full results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

1st 37 Gideon Oji
2nd 22 Kevin “Qwazy” Ambs
3rd 20 George Chiger
4th 15 William “Wild Bill” Myers
5th 14 Peyton Laramore
6th 11 Michael Patschak
7th 7 Jon Anderson
7th 7 Aaron Brooks

1W) Juliet Lee 28
2W) Van Tran 5

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2017 Chicago Ribfest

Official results Part 1 | Part 2

1st 4.06 Gideon Oji
2nd 3.95 Miki Sudo
3rd 3.8 Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco
4th 3.675 Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan
5th 3.45 Juan “more bite” Rodriguez
6th 2.66 Sophia Devita
7th 2.34 Andrew “The Bear” Kogutkiewicz
8th 1.99 Matthew Raible

It appears Gideon Oji won the contest according to this picture

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Gideon Oji wins Grants, NM green chile

Results Part 1 | Part 2 (32 oz bowls, duration not given)

1st 5.25 Gideon Oji
2nd 4.75 Miki Sudo
3rd 4.25 Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco
4th 4 Josh Miller
5th 3.875 Rich “The Locust” LeFevre
6th 2.25 Kobi Bauer
7th 2 Stevie Bauer
8th 1 Jamie West

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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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Gideon Oji wins Buffalo Kale contest

update Jul 12 The Independent Health Foundation has a video

update Jul 11 The Guardian has an article

update WGRZ has an article and video
WBBZ has a video

Official Results Part 1 | Part 2
1 Gideon Oji 25.5 16 ounce bowls
2 Carmen Cincotti 20.75
3 Marcos Owens 18.5
4 Eric “Badlands” Booker 17.5
5 Crazy Legs Conti 15.5
6T Daniella Gioia 14
6T Ben Do 14
8 Jim Reeves 12
9 Michael Deitz 10

A periscope video of the contest is available.

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The Root has a profile of Gideon Oji.
Clayton State Sports has an article about Gideon Oji's return to the Nathan's finals.

2016 Norfolk Nathan’s qualifier

update June 14 Debbie has videos Part 1 | Part 2

update June 13 The Virginia-Pilot has a gallery and video
Robbie Hickman has a facebook gallery

update
1) Gideon Oji 33
2) Steve Hendry 31, new wild card leader update tied with Yasir Salem for wild card lead
3) Darron Breeden 28 (record for total unknown?)

1W) BeeJay Alexander 16.5

Steve Hendry, Gideon Oji and BeeJay Alexander are expected to compete.

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The new poll asks who you think will be 2016 MLE Rookie of the Year. Gideon Oji and Geoff Esper are the leading candiates, with Nela Zisser a dark horse.

Gideon Oji in Sports Illustrated



Nels Popp has a screenshot
of the Faces in the Crowd page in the latest issue of Sports Illustrated magazine featuring Gideon Oji’s Nathan’s performance. (via Beth Cianfrone)

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Joey Chestnut wins Knoxville Hooters qualifier, Gideon Oji 2nd

Results Part 1 | Part 2

1) Joey Chestnut 176 wings
2) Gideon Oji 155
3) Juliet Lee 145
4) Juan Rodriguez 112
5) Damien Boykin 103
6) Matt Raible 96
7) Eric “Badlands” Booker 94
8) Ronnie Hartman 90
9) “Wild” Bill Myers 70

Eric “Badlands” Booker appeared on WATE 6 this morning.

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2015 Nathan’s Charlotte qualifier

WBTV has a gallery Queen City Videos has a video

Official top 3 males
1) Gideon Oji 16
2) Craig Wasberg 14
3) Ronnie Hartman 13

1W) BJ Alexander 14
2W) Mary Nelson ? girlfriend of Ronnie Hartman, walked on

Gideon Oji won the contest with 16. BJ Alexander appears to be the name of the female winner.

The women’s winner ate 14. I do not think Sonya Thomas made the contest.

Clayton State Sports has an article about Gideon Oji. If he qualifies he might be the tallest finalist with a height of 6 ft. 9 in.

Joey Chestnut has been headlining the promotion of the contest even though he is not competing: NBCCharlotte | WBTV | Sports Night

This will be the first Nathan’s qualifier for Sonya Thomas since 2011. She has not exceeded 37 hot dogs since 2012. The 27.75 hot dog she ate at last year’s finals was the lowest since her debut year of 2003.

2014 Jul 4 2nd 27.75 10 min Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – women Brooklyn, NY
2013 Jul 4 1st 36.75 10 min Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – women Brooklyn, NY
2012 Jul 4 1st 45 10 min Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – women Brooklyn, NY
2011 Jul 4 1st 40 10 min Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – women Brooklyn, NY
2011 May 28 1st 34 10 min Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier – women Atlantic City, NJ

Previous winners of Charlotte qualifier

2014 May 24 1st 21 10 min Ronnie “MegaByte” Hartman Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Charlotte, NC
2014 May 24 1st 18 10 min Meredith Boxberger Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Charlotte, NC
2012 Jun 16 1st 24 10 min Yasir Salem Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Concord, NC
2011 Jun 18 1st 20 10 min “Big” Brian Subich Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier – men Charlotte, NC
2011 Jun 18 1st 12.5 10 min Grace “Man Eater” Lee Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier – women Charlotte, NC
2010 Jun 19 1st 30 10 min Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Charlotte, NC
2009 Jun 13 1st 23 10 min Micah “Wing Kong” Collins Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Charlotte, NC
2008 Jun 14 1st 34.5 10 min Hall “Hoover” Hunt Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Charlotte, NC
2007 Jun 9 1st 28.75 12 min Hall “Hoover” Hunt Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Charlotte, NC

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DanMang noticed that Gideon Oji was inserted into the MLE top 50 at #26 (probably the first Africa-born member of that list). Dax "The Ginger" Swanson reports that he was ejected.

2015 Palm Beach Sweet Corn

update April 29 Sun Sentinel has a contest video

update April 28 Crazy Legs Conti has a contest report. Sean Brockert was a judge.

update Palm Beach Post has an article and gallery

Fink Beats the Stomach has the top 5 Top 3 ear totals

1) Erik Denmark 37 ears
2) Crazy Legs Conti 35
3) Gideon Oji 34
4) Yasir Salem
5) Miki Sudo

Miki Sudo, Nate Biller, Erik Denmark, Yasir Salem and defending champion Crazy Legs Conti are expected to compete. Gideon Oji will make his non-qualifier debut.

Crazy Legs Conti appeared on WFLX Friday morning.

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2015 Atlanta Nathan’s qualifier

update April 23 The WSB-TV segment is available on youtube

update April 17 Crazy Legs Conti has a Huffington Post report which is primarily a eulogy to “Little Jimmy”.

update April 16 News-Daily.com has an article about runner-up Gideon Oji who plans to compete next in the Charlotte qualifier in May.

WSBTV has an article and gallery.

update April 13 The contest page has been updated to lis Dee Martin as the female winner with 7 hot dogs

No female winner has been announced as of 5:20 pm eastern. Dee Martin was present, so presumably she was the victor. At least one other woman competed, so there will be a women’s wild card leader (if the female runner-up total was recorded).

The top 3 men:
1) Crazy Legs Conti 21
2) Gideon Oji 20
3) Damien Boykin 17

Paul Barlow will be competing in his first MLE contest in almost two years.

A picture of the entire field.

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