United States eating challenges and contests category

The Greeley, CO Stampede will hold a wing eating contest on July 4 awarding $500 to the winner.

Miki Sudo wins Fortune Bay Wild Rice Hotdish

Official results of today’s Fortune Bay World Wild Rice Hotdish Eating Championship in Tower, MN (contest length 8 minutes).

1st 14 Miki Sudo
2nd 13.5 Geoffrey Esper
3rd 12.25 Darron Breeden
4th 8 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas
4th 8 Ben Welch
6th 6 Ethan Teske
7th 5 Alex Cook
8th 4 Billy Milbeck
8th 4 travis schultz
10th 3 Paul Shyrer

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Juliet Lee & Gideon Oji win DC Nathan’s qualifier

Rich Shea announced that Gideon Oji (25 hot dogs) and Juliet Lee (23) won today’s Nathan’s qualifier at the Giant National Capital BBQ Battle in Washington, DC. Juliet Lee extends her streak of years with a qualifier victory to 13.

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Eagle Grocery in Eagle Pass, TX will hold a hot dog eating contest on July 4 awarding $500 to the winner.
Armature Works in Tampa will hold a hot dog eating contest on July 4 awarding $500 to the winner.
Geoff Esper, Darron Breeden, Miki Sudo, Badlands Booker, Darrien Thomas, Matthew Raible and local John Rembold are listed as expected entrants in Saturday's Fortune Bay World Wild Rice Hotdish Eating Championship in Tower, MN, the last MLE non-qualifier contest before the Nathan's finals.
The Great Midwest Rib Fest World Rib Eating Championship will take place at Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, MN on July 27. Joey Chestnut is expected to compete.

2019 Hooters Wing Championship

Takeru Kobayashi will compete in a hot dog eating contest at Kings County Distillery in Brooklyn on July 4 for a fundraiser for local LGBTQIA foundations.
Registration is now open for two qualifiers for the 2019-20 Nathan's circuit: July 17 at a Salt Lake Bees game and August 10 at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines.

Beard Meats Food & Julie Goldberg win Mets qualifier

updateQNS.com has an article

Official results from this morning’s qualifier at the Mets ballpark in Queens.

1) Adam “Beard Meats Food” Moran 32, first Briton to qualify since 2005
2) Eric “Badlands” Booker 28
3) Brian Dudzinski 23
4) Michael Dietz
5) “Beautiful” Brian Seiekn 13

1) Julie Goldberg 9.5
2) Prudence DiBenedetto 6

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Geoff Esper wins Mattituck Strawberry Shortcake

The MLE instagram has posted the top 6 for the Mattituck Lions Club World Strawberry Shortcake Eating Championship in Mattituck, NY

1) Geoff Esper 17.5 pounds in 8 minutes
2) Darron Breeden 14
3) Darrien Thomas 11
4T) Adam “Beard Meats Food” Moran 10.75
4T) Wayne 10.75
6) George Chiger

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WFMZ.com has an article about "Gluttony Night" held at yesterday's Reading Fightin Phils game where Bob Shoudt attempted to break a record.
Randy Santel announced that he completed a burger challenge at Boss Hoggz in Homer, AK to become the 3rd person (after Ramsey Hilton and Ivan Mendoza) to complete restaurant challenges in all 50 states.

Darron Breeden & Doris Garcia win Norfolk Harborfest qualifier

Darron Breeden and Doris Garcia have been announced as the winner of today’s Nathan’s qualifier at the Norfolk Harborfest.

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Darrien Thomas & Kay Wong win Taste of Syracuse qualifiers

Official results

1st 19.25 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas probably first Canadian male to win qualifer in USA
2nd 17 Crazy Legs Conti
3rd 14.5 Mike Landrich
4th 14 Steve Radzwilla
1st 6 Kay Wong
2nd 3 Prudence DiBenedetto

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Geoff Esper wins Malted Barley pretzel eating contest

Matt Stonie wins Salvation Army donuts

Official results

1st 46 Matt “Megatoad” Stonie
2nd 43 Matt “Hungry” Hazzard
3rd 41.5 Miki Sudo
4th 40.25 Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco
5th 31 Derek Hendrickson
6th 17 Doug “Cerebrus” Ecks
7th 16 Sergio Reyes-Raya
8th 12 Elder
9th 11.5 Mary “I Love ‘em HOT!” Bowers
10th 11 Ortiz

Prize winners for today’s Salvation Army donut eating contest held at the USS Midway in San Diego via Facebook Live video (results start at 1:07)

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Geoff Esper defeats Joey Chestnut in Hostess Donettes

Official results for today’s Hostess Donettes eating contest in Austin.

1st 235 Geoffrey Esper
2nd 200 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
3rd 146 Juan “Hungry Saiyan” Neave
4th 134 Brett Healey
5th 125 Greg Wilson
6th 79 Albert Bravo
7th 77 Albert Carr
8th 61 Juan Aguilar
9th 52 Aaron Stroope
10th 51 Jocelyn Walker

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The Providence Journal has an interview with Geoff Esper about competing in the Malted Barley pretzel eating contest on Saturday.
The Louisana Peach Festival will hold a "Cobbler Gobbler" eating contest on June 22 awarding $1000 to the winner.
Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper and Juan Neave are expected to compete in the Hostess Donettes Eating Contest in Austin on June 7.
North Meets South Fest will hold donut eating contests in Calverton, NY on June 8 and 9 awarding $200 to the winner.
LA Beast has resumed eating challenges with a video of his attempt at the Reaper Taco Challenge at Gringo's Tacos in Jersey City, NJ.
Z-Burger will hold a burger eating contest in Washington, DC on July 3 awarding $1500/$850/$500/$400.
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