Male competitive eaters category

2019 Mutton Glutton

Official results

1st 52 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
2nd 43 Geoffrey Esper
3rd 31 Matt “Hungry” Hazzard
4th 25 Derek Jacobs
5th 24 Gideon Oji
6th 21 Bartley Weaver, IV
7th 20 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas
8th 15 Matt Hannan
9th 12.5 Matthew Raible
DQ ? John Wells

Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Miki Sudo, Gideon Oji, Matt Hazzard, Derek Jacobs, Darrien Thomas and Bartley Weaver are expected to compete.

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2019 Valdosta qualifier

Winners
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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Sandbar Sports Grill in Coconut Grove, Miami has a request for a challenger to face off against strongman Eddie Hall in a five pound burrito eating contest on May 11.

Newsday on “The Good, The Bad, The Hungry”

Newsday has an article about the upcoming ESPN competitive eating documentary The Good, The Bad, The Hungry directed by Nicole Lucas Haimes which includes the following quotes from Joey Chestnut about the MLE contract.

“She opened my eyes,” Chestnut, who has won 11 of the past 12 contests, said of Haimes. “Honestly, I’m so competitive that sometimes I don’t understand what other people are going through . . . I realized doing interviews that, ‘Oh my God, I was pretty insensitive to [Kobayashi’s] problems.’

“I had the same problems when I got older. I wanted more freedom, and eventually they gave me the same things he was asking for. So it’s sad that we had to lose years of competing against each other . . . . When he decided to protest his contract, I saw that as a way of not competing, a reason not to compete.

“But later I thought it took some serious guts to step away from the biggest contest of the year, and something you love. He loves it. He loves it as much as I do . . . If we had communicated more we could have helped him to solve his contract issue and continued competing against each other.”

Fink Beats the Stomach’s latest podcast includes a review of the documentary.

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Joey Chestnut will appear at Cub Minnehaha in Minneapolis tomorrow as part of its grand opening celebration.
The Cut has a report on an artistic happening titled "Supper" held at Ace Hotel in New York City which included a ramen eating exhibition with Takeru Kobayashi and drag queen West Dakota. The event was organized by Kobayashi's wife Maggie James, who was billed as the "cultural engineer" of the Ace Hotel. update Interview Magazine has an interview with Kobayashi in which he calls Nobuyuki "The Giant" Shirota his great rival.
Wayne Algenio attempted the challenge at Mac Shack NY with British strongman Eddie Hall for an upcoming episode of Eddie Eats America
Kids Access Press Team has a video of interviews done at the red carpet at the premier of The Good, The Bad, The Hungry. When asked about "reversals", Tim Janus said everyone did it after the competition concluded.

2019 Palm Beach Sweet Corn Fiesta

update May 2 AJC.com has an article about Gideon Oji’s victory.
Jason Genova video

Palm Beach Post has a gallery (note the debris in picture #8)

Ruptly has a video

Official top 7 & other results

1st 57 Gideon Oji
2nd 43 Darron Breeden
3rd 35.5 Nick Wehry
4th 34.25 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas
5th 32 Juan “Hungry Saiyan” Neave
6th 29.25 Crazy Legs Conti
7th 23.5 Eric “Badlands” Booker
? 16 Tracie Dickerson
? 14 Jason Ruppert

Jay Ruppert reports that Gideon Oji won today’s contest at the Sweet Corn Fiesta in West Palm Beach.

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Joey Chestnut did an interview for CBS Local about The Good, The Bad, The Hungry. He is more sympathetic to Takeru Kobayashi's grievances that he has previously been saying (around 7:20) "There are things he was right about. The contract needed to change." He also talks about the Wing Bowl and The Amazing race and announces the ESPN air date for the documentary as July 2.
British strongman Eddie Hall will attempt the sandwich challenge at Sarge's Deli in Manhattan tonight for his upcoming series Eddie Eats America.
Joey Chestnut appeared on NY1 this morning to promote the premier of the documentary The Good, The Bad, The Hungry, a film about his rivalry with Takeru Kobyashi, at the Tribeca Film Festival tonight. He also participated in a hot dog eating contest with station staff.
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch will attend a cheesesteak eating contest at IB's in Berkeley, CA on April 27.
Deadspin has a report on the NYC Hot Sauce Expo held earlier this month in Brooklyn with coverage of Wayne Algenio's victory in the Carolina Reaper pepper eating contest.

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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Wayne Algenio ate 95 grams of Carolina Reaper peppers in a minute yesterday to regain his Smokin' Ed's Reaper Eating Challenge title at the NYC Hot Sauce Expo in Brooklyn. (video)
Foodbeast will hold a streaming session on twitch.tv/foodbeast today starting at 10:30 am Pacific today in which Molly Schuyler, Dan Kennedy and Naader Reda will attempt to set eating records. The person who predicts Molly Schuyler's chicken nugget total will win a prize. update a video is available
Michael Jenkins reports that a pair from Chicago probably consisting of Pat Bertoletti and Tim "Gravy" Brown had the fastest time for Cici's Pizza 28 inch challenge and won a prize of $2500. update The official time for Bertoletti and Brown was 7:25, about four minutes faster than the St. Louis team consisting of Brandon "Da Garbage Disposal" Clark and Kyle Hanner.

Takeru Kobayashi defends Chronic Taco title

update April 12
Full official results have been posted:

1st 157 Takeru Kobayashi
2nd 146 Molly Schuyler
3rd 107 Dan “killer” Kennedy
4th 94 Jesse Pynnönen
5th 78 David “Tiger Wings and Things” Brunelli
6th 59 Kevin Ross
7th 47 Naader “Freak8r” Reda
8th 41 Jimmy “The Spicialist” Lin

Naader Reda has uploaded a video of his choking incident

update #2 The Los Angeles Daily News has a contest report giving the official results as
1) Takeru Kobayashi 157 tacos
2) Molly Schuyler 146 tacos

Naader Reda required the Heimlich maneuver during the contest, but completed the competition.

Takeru Kobayashi ate 157 tacos in 10 minutes to defend his Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos Challenge title at the Sabroso Taco Fest in Dana Point, CA. update Eric Anderson has a video of the contest. Kobayashi and Molly Schuyler were announced as having both eaten 160 tacos at the conclusion of the competition.

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Today is the 100th anniversary of the day that New York Yankees outfielder Ping Bodie faced off against an ostrich in an eating contest in Jacksonville, FL.
Henry "Nacho Extreme" Laun, who performed several eating stunts on the A & E series Wahlburgers and competed in Wing Bowl 23, will face off in a Celebrity Boxing match on June 29 against Thomas Markle Jr., half-brother of the Duchess of Sussex.
Dave Brunelli won the first prize of $1000 in yesterday's wing eating contest at Brixx and Barley in Long Beach, NY.
Will Moritz produced an animation of Randy Santel.
The duo of Brandon "Da Garbage Disposal" Clark and Kyle Hanner finished Cici's 28 inch pizza challenge in St. Louis in 11:26 to beat the time of Michael Jenkins and Casey Hentzen by 3 seconds and take the national lead.
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