San Diego eating challenges and contests category

Three random San Diego eating challenges
2 lb. burger Tank's "Bust Yo' Belly Burger" Buster's National City, CA
5 lb. burrito Ghetto Burrito El Cilantro Imperial Beach, CA
3 lb. burrito Burrito El Campeon Rigoberto's Taco Shop La Jolla, CA burrito contains french fries instead of rice and beans
(All San Diego eating challenges and contests in database)

2018 Baked Bear ice cream sandwiches

Official results

1st 25.5 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut defends title
2nd 23 Matt “Megatoad” Stonie
3rd 19.5 Pablo Martinez
4th 15.75 Matt “Hungry” Hazzard
5th 15.5 Mary “I Love ‘em HOT!” Bowers
6th 14.75 Doug “Cerebrus” Ecks
7th 14 Rich “The Locust” LeFevre
8th 10 Noah Huggins
9th 9.5 Jon Davis
10th 8.75 Carlene LeFevre
11th 7.75 Shawn “The Vacuum” Kirby
12th 7 Jon Haley

Joey Chestnut ate 25.5 ice cream sandwiches in 6 minutes to defend his title

This will probably be the last matchup of Joey Chestnut and Matt Stonie before the Nathan’s finals


Defending champion Joey Chestnut, Pablo Martinez, Jon Bello, Doug Ecks and Mary Bowers are expected to compete in the Baked Bear World Ice-Cream Sandwich-Eating Championship in San Diego on June 3.
Sandbox Pizza in San Diego will hold a hot wing contest on April 29 awarding a paddle board valued at $1000.
In "Furious" Pete Czerwinksi's latest video, he reflects on his first eating contest on April 19, 2008, the Collegiate Nationals in San Diego. The footage he comments on is from the CBS broadcast of the competition. I think it is the last eating contest that was broadfadcast on over-the-air network television in the USA.
Nicky Rottens in Coronado (San Diego area) is looking for burger challengers for an upcoming episode of the Travel Channel's Food Paradise to be recorded on June 24.
Larry's Deli in San Diego will award $1000 to the first finisher of its Ludicrous Lunker sandwich challenge.

2017 Baked Bear ice cream sandwich eating contest

update Jun 5 The Times of San Diego has a contest report.

update Post-contest interview with Joey Chestnut. He says he made $300,000 from competitive eating last year.

Full results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

1st 25.25 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut won in OT
2nd 25.25 Matt “Megatoad” Stonie 1st meeting w Chestnut since October
3rd 14 Miki Sudo
4th 13 Pablo Martinez
5th 12.5 Rich “The Locust” LeFevre
6th 10 Mary “I Love ‘em HOT!” Bowers
6th 10 Doug “Cerebrus” Ecks
8th 6.5 Carlene LeFevre
9th 6 Jon Haley
10th ? Barbara LaBarge
11th 3.5 Mallory Kelly
12th 3 Sabrina Quezada

Joey Chestnut and Matt Stonie tied with 25, with Chestnut winning the overtime

Facebook Live contest video

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Matt Stonie has been added to the roster of the Baked Bear World Ice-Cream Sandwich Eating Championship in San Diego Sunday. This will be his first matchup vs. Joey Chestnut since October 1.
Joey Chestnut, Rich LeFevre, Pablo Martinez, Mary Bowers and Doug Ecks are expected to compete in the The Baked Bear Ice-Cream Sandwich-Eating Champion in San Diego June 4.
Village News has a report on Heather Howard's attempt to be the first woman to finish the "Lamkinator" challenge at Oink and Moo in Fallbrook, CA.
Here is the current MLE schedule. Registration is open unless stated otherwise. New contests have been added in Owensboro, KY, San Diego and Elk Horn, IA (more...)
DiscoverSD has an article about Josh Hockett and San Diego eating challenges.
The San Diego Union Tribune has a flashback to the 1963 Golden West Eating Classic where Chargers lineman Ernie Ladd and Nick Cordileone faced off. Regis Philbin was the emcee and 1800 spectators paid a dollar to witness the event.
Tickets are available for $10 for LA Beast LIVE! at the Comedy Palace in San Diego on January 22.
Bleacher Report produced a video of San Diego Chargers linebacker Brock Hekking reportedly eating 21,396 calories in 43 minutes at Phil's BBQ in San Diego.
Erik "The Electric" Lamkin reports he ate 8 pounds of yogurt in 4:06 to break Damon Wells' record for Red Cup Yogurt's contest in Oceanside, CA. Since no one else finished all their yougurt, Erik claimed the entire purse of $300.
Red Cup Yogurt in Oceanside, CA will hold an eating contest on August 22 awarding $400.
Erik "The ELectric" Lamkin ate 17 hot dogs in 5 minutes to win his first eating contest at the Spring Forward Festival in Escondido, CA yesterday.
Island Soul Bistro in Lemon Grove, CA reports that Erik "The Electric" Lamkin finished a food challenge weighing 12.4 pounds in under 40 minutes.
TMZ has a video interview with D. J. Fluker, an offensive lineman on the San Diego Chargers, about his competitive eating history. He once ate 65 nuggets at Chick-fil-A, but did not set the house record and thinks he could take on Takeru Kobayashi with training. He calls his former University of Alabama teammate Chance Warmack the biggest eater in the NFL, who once ate two Mugshots burger challenges according to a 2012 USA Today article.
Erik "The Electric" Lamkin has uploaded a video of him eating 25,000 calories over 12 or 13 hours. The Broken Yolk Ironman omelet challenge is part of the food eaten. Josie Mai has a video where she attempts 10,000 calories.
Red Cup Yogurt in Oceanside, CA will hold an eating contest on Saturday awarding $400 in prize money.
Flashback: The last time the USA played Ghana in the World Cup in 2012, a Nathan's qualifier marked by controversy took place in Escondido, CA. (Deadspin post)
Matthew Asner has posted a picture of baseball Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson observing Sonya Thomas in the Golden Palace grilled cheese qualifier in San Diego in 2005. (That competition has id #1 in the contest database )    
Matt Cohen announces he won the eating contest at Friday's Pizza Underground concert in San Diego. Kevin Ross also competed.  
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