California eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming eating contests
2018 Jan 202018 Jalapeno Eating Contest 1st Annual Heber Tamale Festival @ Tito Huerta Park Heber, CA
2018 Jan 20Tamale Eating Contest Tamale Festival Atascadero, CA
2018 Feb 16Pho Eating Contest UVSA Tet Festival Anaheim, CA
2018 Feb 17Pho Eating Contest UVSA Tet Festival Anaheim, CA
2018 Feb 18Pho Eating Contest UVSA Tet Festival Anaheim, CA
Three random eating challenges
6 spicy wings Wall of Flame Chatterbox Cafe Lake Isabella, CA must wait one minute before drinking anything
30 in pizza 30 Inch Pizza Luigi's Pizza Redding, CA for 3 person teams
hot dogs Hot Dog Record Fab Hot Dogs Reseda, CA
(All California eating challenges and contests in database) has a report on the "Beef Bowl" fest held for members of Rose Bowl teams at Lawry's the Prime Rib in Beverly Hills.
Fox40 reports that Hamdy Rounin took his own life after murdering his two daughters in West Sacramento. He reportedly won a hot wing eating contest two weeks earlier.
The University of Georgia football team reportedly ate more meat than the University of Oklahoma Sooners did at their pregame meal at Lawry's to win the "Beef Bowl". The event has been held for teams competing in the Rose Bowl.
Times Herald Online has an article about Merlin Chestnut, father of Joey Chestnut, who works as a music teacher at Solana, CA Middle School. His students will perform a concert on December 20 at the 105 year old Empress Theater in Vallejo, CA.
Raina Huang defeated the 4-time defending champ in yesterday's eating contest at the Tamale Festival in Indio, CA yesterday.
David Kilimnick has a column for titled "Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest: The Legend of a Jewish Athlete" about competing in the 2003 Los Angeles Nathan's qualfier against Ray "The Bison" Meduna. (Qualifier winner Boyd Bulot is not mentioned.)
Yesterday at the FoodBeast headquarters in Santa Ana, CA Raina Huang attempted to eat a 50x50 burger (50 patties & 50 slices of cheese) from In-n-Out Burger, which was billed as a record. update Nov 6 Foodbeast has a blog entry and video and
Molly Schuyler ate a 5 pound Burritozilla in 1:25 to defend her title at Iguana's in San Jose and win $1000. After winning the contest, she ate a 2nd Burritozilla in 2:20 to win a $100 bonus.
Molly Schuyler will attempt to defend her Burritozilla eating title and claim a $1000 prize at Iguana's in San Jose on Saturday. Her competition will be Edward Chin, Justin and Steve.
The Elk Grove Citizen has a report on the contest for local amateurs held during the World Pumpkin Pie-Eating Contest in Elk Grove, CA on October 8. In her first ever eating competition, Elk Grove Crime Prevention Officer Kristina Ramirez not only bested the amateur field with a total of 3.5 pounds, she also finished ahead of two ranked MLE eaters (Mary Bowers #47 & Alex Perez #50).
The top 3 for yesterday's burger eating contest at Lumpy's Diner in Antioch, CA: 1 Edward Chin $1000 prize 2 Sergio Reyes Raya $250 3 Gim Chu $100 (via Sergio Reyes Raya) Contest video

2017 Elk Grove Pumpkin Pie Contest

update Oct 16 Elk Grove Citizen has a report on the contest held for local amateurs. It was the first eating competition for victor Kristina Ramirez.

update Oct 11 Jon Davis video

update Oct 9 Videos: Elk Grove News | corralesderabago | Jeremy Flint | Doc Souza article

Facebook Live video

Results from scoresheet

1st 15.75 Geoffrey Esper
2nd 9.5 Gideon Oji
3rd 9 Miki Sudo
4th 8 Steve Hendry
5th 6.875 Pablo Martinez
6th 4.5 Ryan Buicko
7th 4.25 Sergio Reyes-Raya
8th 3.75 Jon Davis
9th 3.5 Kristina Ramirez Elk Grove police department
10th 3.25 Dan Davis Laguna Creek High School football coach
11th 3 Rod Brewer Consumes CSD board president
12th 2.5 Mary “I Love ‘em HOT!” Bowers current MLE #47, finished behind 6 unranked eaters
13th 2 Alex “Moose” Perez current MLE #50, finished behind 6 unranked eaters
14th 1.75 Nick Flores Consumes Fire Dept
15th 1.5 Joel Steinberg

Picture of the entire contest field

Sam Barclay appeared on Good Day Sacramento this morning to promote the contest.

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Raina "Blonde Candy" Huang won the dumpling eating contest at the San Gabriel Dumpling & Beer Fest in San Gabriel, CA (pictures | video).
Miki Sudo, Geoff Esper, Steve Hendry and Pablo Martinez are expected to compete in the Giant Pumpkin Festival World Pumpkin Pie-Eating Championship in Elk Grove, CA on October 8. updateMary Bowers, Alex Perez, Jon Davis, Sergio Reyes Raya and Joel Steinberg are also expected.
Sergio Reyes Raya has the top 3 from yesterday's corn dog eating contest at the Tulare County Fair: 1) Molly Schuyler 26 corn dogs 2) Sergio Reyes Raya 10 3) Chad 5
The Tulare County Fair will hold a corn dog eating contest in Tulare, CA on September 16 awarding $500/$200/$100.

2017 Dell’Osso Family Farm Baconfest contest

update Sept 11 Record Net has a video corralesderabago also has a video

Official results Part 1 | Part 2

1st 7.75 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
2nd 6.75 Gideon Oji
3rd 5 Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco
4th 3.75 Pablo Martinez
5th 3.25 Steve Hendry
6th 3 Sergio Reyes-Raya
7th 2.5 Miki Sudo
8th 1.75 Mary “I Love ‘em HOT!” Bowers has an article about yesterday’s qualifier won by Brian Keil.

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2017 Gyoza Championship

Casa Blanca Restaurant in Santa Barbara, CA has an 8 pound mega burrito challenge that awards $500 if finished in under 30 minutes. (via Stephanie Wu)

Silicon Valley Taco Fest eating contest

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.
Joey Chestnut and Matt Stonie are expected to compete in the Silicon Valley Taco Eating Contest in San Jose on Saturday.
The field for the Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship in Los Angeles has been announced with a series of memes on A contest roster lists Joey Chestnut, Matt Stonie, Miki Sudo, Geoff Esper, Gideon Oji, Cardboard Shell, Juan Rodriguez, the LeFevres, Badlands Booker, Darron Breeden, Steve Hendry, Pablo Martinez, Mary Bowers, Doug Ecks and Jon Bello as expected entrants.

2017 Fresno taco contest

A qualifier awarding a spot in the July 29 MLE taco contest in Fresno will be held on Friday. Entrants will need to submit an Instagram video by Tuesday.
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