Rich LeFevre category

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2017 Oct 214th49 10 minSiegi’s World Championship Bratwurst Eating Contest Tulsa, OK
2017 Sep 173rd28 10 minOktoberfest Zinzinnati World Bratwurst-Eating Championship Cincinnati, OH
2017 Aug 268th167 10 minDay-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship Los Angeles, CA

The appearance of Rich and Carlene LeFevre on tonight's episode of Little Big Shots: Forever Young can be viewed on youtube.
Sports Illustrated has a profile of Rich and Carlene LeFevre. The article describes Rich's personal music rankings which contains 3,500 songs. The couple will appear on Little Big Shots: Forever Young on NBC on July 19 at 8 PM. update a promo video for the episode is available.

2017 Las Vegas Nathan’s qualifier

update Apr 29 Full contest video

update Apr 25 The Las Vegas Sun has a gallery

update Apr 23 Las Vegas Review Journal has a contest writeup reporting Rich LeFevre reversed after the contest

Results
1) Rich LeFevre 30
2) Ryan Biuko 15
3) Doug Ecks 12.5
4) Brian Hochheim 9

1W) Michelle Lesco 29, personal best

If these are all the competitors, 5 might be an all time low for a qualifier field size

Fox5 had a promo contest yesterday

Previous winners of the Las Vegas qualifier

2016 Apr 23 1st 30 10 min Rich “The Locust” LeFevre Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Las Vegas, NV
2016 Apr 23 1st 28 10 min Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Las Vegas, NV
2015 Apr 25 1st 48 10 min Matt “Megatoad” Stonie Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Las Vegas, NV
2015 Apr 25 1st 27.25 10 min Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Las Vegas, NV
2014 Apr 26 1st 26 10 min Pablo Martinez Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Las Vegas, NV
2014 Apr 26 1st 13 10 min Carlene LeFevre Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Las Vegas, NV
2013 Apr 20 1st 31.5 10 min Jeff “The Beast Man” Butler Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Las Vegas, NV
2013 Apr 20 1st 40 10 min Miki Sudo Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Las Vegas, NV
2012 Apr 28 1st 30 10 min Sean “Flash” Gordon Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Las Vegas, NV
2012 Apr 28 1st 27 10 min “The Lovely” Juliet Lee Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Las Vegas, NV
2011 Apr 23 1st 30 10 min Sean “Flash” Gordon Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier – men Las Vegas, NV
2011 Apr 23 1st 23 10 min Stephanie “Xanadu” Torres Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier – women Las Vegas, NV
2010 May 6 1st 29 10 min “Big” Ben Monson Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Las Vegas, NV
2009 May 7 1st 26 10 min Rich “The Locust” LeFevre Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Las Vegas, NV
2008 May 8 1st 31 10 min Rich “The Locust” LeFevre Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Las Vegas, NV
2007 May 3 1st 46 12 min Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Las Vegas, NV
2006 May 18 1st 50 12 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Las Vegas, NV
2005 May 19 1st 27 12 min Rich “The Locust” LeFevre Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Las Vegas, NV
2004 May 27 1st 26 12 min Rich “The Locust” LeFevre Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Las Vegas, NV
2003 Jun 5 1st 20 12 min Rich “The Locust” LeFevre Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Las Vegas, NV
1998 Jun 28 1st 13 12 min “Kid” Cary DeGrosa Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Las Vegas, NV

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2016 Nathan’s Las Vegas qualifier

update Apr 26 Las Vegas Sun has a report listing Michelle Lesco’s hometown as Las Vegas.

update Review Journal has an article KTNV has a video

Official results part 1 | part 2

Men
1) Rich LeFevre 30
2) Erik Denmark 29.75, takes wild card lead, Thinks contest should have gone to overtime
3) Steve Hendry 27
4) Josh Miller 24.5
5) Justin Mih 20
6T) Adam Brickman 9
6T) Erick Wyrowski 9
8) Adrian Padilla 6

Women
1) Michelle Lesco 28
2) Carlene LeFevre 12.5, takes wild card lead
3) Lesley Ryder 6.5
DQ) Barbara LaBarge

Rich LeFevre and Barbara LaBarge appeared on KTNV yesterday.

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Amarillo.com reports Molly Schuyler will attempt to eat 3 72 ounce steak challenge meals at the Big Texan in Amarillo, TX on April 19. She will face four teams of two, one of which will be Rich and Carlene LeFevre. Molly ate 2 72 ounce steaks in under 15 minutes in May 2014. update www.bigtexanevents.com and a press release have more info. Molly will win $5000 if she finishes all three in under an hour.
Las Vegas Weekly has a profile of Miki Sudo in which she recounts her absence from the women's Nathan's finals last year. Rich LeFevre also makes an appearance.
Rich LeFevre and "El Toro" finished the 48 ounce prime rib challenge at Jerry's Nugget in Las Vegas on its launch date yesterday.

Carlene LeFevre ends 9 year hiatus to win women’s Vegas qualifier, Pablo Martinez takes men’s

update April 27 VegasNews Vegas24Seven and HauteLiving have articles with galleries. The Las Vegas Sun has a gallery

El Toro has a video
of the women’s qualifier

The winners have been announced
Men
1) Pablo Martinez 26
2) Rich LeFevre 25 – takes wild card lead (Nathan Biller 2nd w/18)

Women
1) Carlene LeFevre 13 – first MLE contest since 2005, qualifies for Coney for 4th time (1st as winner of female division)
2) Mary Bowers 9 – takes wild card lead
3) Laura Heywood 6 wore hot dog hat

The qualifier has started. Some reports say the contest has been held at the New York New York Hotel & Casino for 17 years, which would probably make it the second longest running event on the MLE calendar after the Nathan’s finals. (Rich Shea said it has been held for 10 years in his interview.)

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Rich LeFevre ate 51 donuts in 20 minutes to win an eating contest held at Zappos in Las Vegas. (via Miki Sudo)  (picture)
Eat Me Las Vegas has a picture of Rich LeFevre at Wind City Beefs n Pizza. The caption says he ate over 7 pounds of food at that restaurant.
Ditlo has a gallery of Miki Sudo at the 2013 Hooters Wing finals in Clearwater, FL with several behind the scenes pictures. There is also an interview section where she claims that the LeFevres are the most inspiring competitive eaters.
Brian Seiken has uploaded the Travel Channel's Battle of the Buffets program from 2002 where competitors including Rich & Carlene LeFevre, Ed "Cookie" Jarvis and "Badlands" Booker chowed down on a variety of foods at the Aladdin in Las Vegas.
Brian Seiken has uploaded Gut Busters in Alaska which starred Crazy Legs Conti, Charles Hardy and Dale Boone. Videos of The LeFevres appearance on the Jay Leno Show along with Eric "Badlands" Booker on the Jimmy Kimmel Show are also available.
Rich LeFevre was one of two competitors in the August 4 Village Pub rib eating qualifier to advance to the finals on August 25.
The Las Vegas Review Journal covered Rich LeFevre becoming the first person to finish the eight pound burger challenge at The Pub in the Monte Carlo in an article about southern Nevada eating challenges. The article mentions Naader Reda's completion of the 12 pound nacho challenge at Cabo Wabo, but does not give his name.
The Las Vegas Sun has a preview of tomorrow's Nathan's qualifier containing quotes from Rich LeFevre, who will not be competing in the contest.
Youtube has a clip from "Party at the Palms" (recorded 2005) on E! of Rich LeFevre competing in a pizza eating contest against a team of two men. Carlene LeFevre appears but does not participate in the contest.
WLOCE announces it has signed Rich LeFevre.

Tom Gilbert wins Las Vegas spaghetti contest

Naader Reda has the top 5 (Part 1 | Part 2) in today’s spaghetti eating contest awarding $1000 in Las Vegas:

1) Tom Gilbert 11 lbs 6 oz, 7 minutes
2) Stephanie Torres 10 lbs 5 oz
3) Rich LeFevre 8 lbs 1 oz
4) Juan Rodriguez 7 lbs 12 oz
5) Naader Reda 6 lbs 1 oz, competed in pie contest earlier in the day

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El Toro has emailed that Rich LeFevre has been prohibited from ordering Chicken Bonz' all-you-can-eat wings for $12.95. They have a sign saying that only Joey Chestnut and Kobayashi are not allowed to order AYCE wings.
The Ellis Island Casino twitter has the top 3 of tonight's hot dog eating contest: 1) Tom Gilbert 2) Johnnie Excel 3) Rich LeFevre
Rich and Carlene LeFevre officially announce their retirement from competitive eating in a Las Vegas Review Journal article.

Rich LeFevre on KTNV

(via IFOCE facebook) Rich LeFevre appeared on KTNV to promote the Martorano’s Masters Meatball Eating Championship. The facebook lists Joey Chestnut, Pat Bertoletti, Sonya Thomas, Badlands Booker, Playboy model Angelica Bridges and the poker star Phil Hellmuth as other expected competitors in addition to LeFevre.

A list of the top IFOCE meatball eating performances in the database is available after the jump.
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VegasNews has a press release about next month's Martorano’s Masters Meatball Eating Championship which reports that Rich LeFevre will return to competition. Joey Chestnut, Bob Shoudt and Ben Monson are other expected entrants.
Kobayashi has a tribute to Rich LeFevre on his blog. He also has several entries about his trip to Chattanooga.
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