United States eating challenges and contests category

Registration is now open for the 2017 Chef One Dumpling Eating Contest that will take place in Brooklyn at the Atlantic Antic Festival on September 24. As in previous years, the contest will award $2000/$1000/$500 to both the top 3 men and women. (via Stephanie Wu)
Dave Brunelli ate 22 hot dogs in 5 minutes to take the first prize of $500 in Saturday's contest held by the Utica (NY) Observer-Dispatch to celebrate its 200th birthday. (Gallery)
Jamie "The Bear" McDonald will compete in a hot dog eating contest at GoldBurgers in Hartford, CT on August 24.

Silicon Valley Taco Fest eating contest

2017 Snowbird bratwurst contest

update Aug 21Good4Utah has an article and video

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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A hot dog eating contest awarding $500 to the winner will take place at the Utica (NY) Observer-Dispatch's 200th birthday party Saturday. The event was to have been held August 12, but was rescheduled due to weather.
Yardbird Chicken Co in Trussville, AL will hold a wing eating contest Saturday awarding a 55 inch TV.
Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo, Gideon Oji, Michelle Lesco, Steve Hendry and Pablo Martinez are expected to compete in the Dell’Osso Family Farm Baconfest in Lathrop, CA September 10. Adam Richman will serve as MC.
Miki Sudo is expected to compete in Saturday's bratwurst eating contest in Snowbird, Utah. update Gideon Oji and Rich LeFevre are also expected. update Aug 18 The Deseret News has an interview with Miki Sudo about competing, KUTV has a segment with local competitive eater Cody Pilot.
Noshfest will hold a bagel eating contest in Marietta, GA September 3 awarding $500 to the winner.
Jekyll in Cincinnati will hold taco eating contests starting tomorrow awarding $1000 to the top male and female.
Joey Chestnut and Matt Stonie are expected to compete in the Silicon Valley Taco Eating Contest in San Jose on Saturday.
The Corner Bar in Rockford, MI was destroyed after a fire that started in a dumpster triggered a gas line explosion. The restaurant started mainting a "Hot Dog Hall of Fame" for customers that could eat 12 or more chili dogs.

Joe Menchetti & Dan Kennedy split All Pro Eating Caribbean contest

Results from today’s contests held at Heckscher State Park in East Islip, NY

Royal Caribbean Bakery National Bun & Cheese Eating Championship:
1 “GentlemanM” Joe Menchetti 1:45
2 Dave Brunelli 1:57
3 Dan “Killer” Kennedy

Caribbean Food Delights National Beef Patty Eating Championship:
1 Dan “Killer” Kennedy 1:22 (New Record)
2 Dave Brunelli 1:34
3 Joe Menchetti

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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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Miki Sudo sets MLE ice cream record at Indiana State Fair

update Aug 18 Hungry Hazzard has a video

Update Aug 14
Fox59 video | NapTown Buzz video | Indiana State Fair Facebook video | CBS4Indy article and gallery | Crowemojo video

IndyStar.com has a contest report

Official results Part 1 | Part 2

1st 16.5 Miki Sudo announced as MLE ice cream record
2nd 15 Juan “more bite” Rodriguez
3rd 13 Brian “Dud Light” Dudzinski
4th 10.5 Derek Jacobs
5th 9 Matt “Hungry” Hazzard
6th 8 Sophia Devita
6th 8 Matthew Raible
8th 7.5 Ivan “The Avocado” Mendoza MLE debut
9th 5 Stacy Fitzsimmons
10th 4.5 Marcus Feldman

Ivan Mendoza will make his MLE debut at the contest.

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Robert McKinney has uploaded a video of him eating 26 hot dogs in 10 minutes to take the first prize of $1000 in a contest held at Mack's Prairie Wings in Stuttgart, AR yesterday. Brandon Clark was the runner up with 24.

2017 Chicken Spiedie contest

update Aug 18 Darron Breeden has a video

Michael Deitz says Daniella Gioia ate 5.75

PressConnects gallery

WENY has an article

Facebook Live video

Full results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

1st 25.5 Matt “Megatoad” Stonie
2nd 23.5 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
3rd 23.5 Carmen Cincotti
4th 20 Geoffrey Esper
5th 17.5 Darron Breeden
6th 14 Gideon Oji
7th 7.5 “Buffalo” Jim Reeves
8th 5.25 William “Wild Bill” Myers
9th 4.5 Michael “Big Hoss” Deitz
10th 1 “DJ Vinny”
11th 0.75 Daniella Gioia

Joey Chestnut and Matt Stonie appeared on WBNG yesterday to promote the contest.

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2017 Iowa State Fair Nathan’s qualifier

update Aug 17 Iowa Public Television has a video

Jesus Gonzalez video

Juan Rodriguez and Sophia DeVita are the favorites. Juan appeared on WeAreIowa yesterday.

Facebook Live video

Full Results Part 1 | Part 2

1st 28.5 Juan “more bite” Rodriguez
2nd 19 Jake Thompson
3rd 18 Matt “Hungry” Hazzard
4th 16.5 Mark “the muncher” Williams
5th 15.75 Matthew Raible
6th 9 Zach Adams
6th 9 Kameron Gray
6th 9 Andrew Kilborn
9th 6 Chris Branch

1W) Sophia DeVita 19 personal best (sole female)

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Miki Sudo will serve as a coach in a contest where five entertainers from the Sapphire Pool & Day Club will attempt to finish 2 hot dogs as fast as possible. The event will take place before the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight on August 26.
The Connecticut Taco Festival will hold a taco eating contest in Danbury, CT on August 26 awarding $1000 to the winner. Registration is available for $40 today (usual fee $100).
Backstage.com has a casting call for a food challenge event in New York City on August 26. Selected participants will receive $100 and the winner will receive additional prizes. (via Billy Carson)
Jenn Cheng, runner-up in the women's division of the eating contest held at the 2016 NYC Dumpling Festival, has started a competitive eating instagram at https://instagram.com/jennerous_eats. Her first post announces that she set the record (3:30) for the vegan burger challenge at The Organic Grill in Manhattan.
Miki Sudo, Juan Rodriguez, Derek Jacobs, Brian Dudzinski and Sophia DeVita are expected to compete in the The World Ice Cream Eating Championship At The Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis on Sunday.
The first episode of the 2017 season of Man v Food with new host Casey Webb can be viewed on the travel channel website. Wayne Algenio makes an appearance around minute 14.
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