Colorado eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming eating contests
2018 Aug 17Peach Eating Contest Palisade Peach Festival Palisade, CO
2018 Aug 18Gelato Eating Contest Gelato Festival Boulder, CO
2018 Aug 18Peach Eating Contest Palisade Peach Festival Palisade, CO
2018 Aug 18Peach Pie Eating Contest Fort Collins Peach Festival Fort Collins, CO
$125 2018 Aug 18 Rocky Montain Oyster Eating Contest Town of Severance Severance, CO
2018 Aug 19Hot Dog Eating Contest Food Fest Littleton, CO
2018 Aug 25Corn Eating Contest Corn Roast Festival Loveland, CO
$150 2018 Sep 23 Jalapeno Eating Contest Pueblo Chile & Frijoles Festival Pueblo, CO
Three random eating challenges
8 lb. burger The Govanator Govnr's Park Tavern Denver, CO 5 pound pattie, one pound bun, served with a pound of fries
macho burrito Macho Burrito Challenge Del Taco Boulder, CO
tacos Taco Record T|Aco Boulder Boulder, CO current record is 28 tacos
(All Colorado eating challenges and contests in database)

Westword reports that Jack-n-Grill has closed both of its Denver-area locations. The restaurant was the site of a Man v Food episode and was famed for a seven pound burrito challenge that awarded female finishers free food for life. has a post about Brian Shaw, 4-time winner of the "World's Strongest Man" contest, attempting the 7 pound "Gut Buster" burrito challenge at Big City Burrito in Fort Collins, CO. has an article about the construction of the seven pound burrito challenge at Jack-N-Grill in Westminster, CO mentioning Molly Schuyler finishing the meal in 3 minutes.
Takeru Kobayashi will do a taco eating challenge at tomorrow's Denver-area Sabroso Taco Festival. He will also do challenges in Auburn, WA on May 12 and Portland, OR on May 13.
Viewhouse in Denver will hold a hot dog eating contest on April 7 awarding $200 to the winner as part of its baseball opening day celebration.
Flaming Joe's Seafood in Aurora, CO has announced a crawfish eating contest that will award $3000 to the winner. There will be three rounds and the first round will start on March 31. Entrants will need to qualify.
The 36 inch pizza challenge awarding $500 that was to have taken place December 10 at the Watering Bowl in Denver has been moved to January 28.
The Watering Bowl in Denver will hold a 36 inch pizza challenge on Sunday awarding $500.
The Watering Bowl in Denver will offer a 36 inch pizza challenge that will award $500 if it is finished during one half of a Denver Broncos game. has an article in German about the Denver Oktoberfest Bratwurst eating contest won by Andrew Renfrow with a total of 13.5 sausages in 10 minutes.
The Wing Shack Wing Bowl at the Greeley (CO) Stampede will award $500 to the winner on July 1.

2017 Denver Outlaws Illegal Pete’s burritos

update April 6 Joey Chestnut has an interview with WTSP about competitive eating dangers update April 4 Voodoo Doughnut has suspended the challenge at all locations KUSA reports that Travis Maloof passed away after choking during an attempt at the "Tex-Ass" Challenge at Voodoo Doughnut in Denver early Sunday morning. update KDVR has an interview with former MLE eater Brian Beard about the fatality who says “Every competitive eater has choked. It happens.”
The Terminal Bar in Denver Union Station will hold a pretzel eating contest on Friday awarding a New Belgium Cruiser Bike.

Joey Chestnut defends Illegal Pete’s burrito

update June 1 Westword has a gallery

update May 30 Shelly Fradkin has a full contest video

Results for Illegal Pete’s burrito eating contest at tonight’s Denver Outlaws game: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

1) Joey Chestnut 14.5, defends title
2) Adrian Morgan 9.5
3T) Michelle Lesco 7.5
3T) Yasir Salem 7.5
3T) Josh Miller
6) Mark Sutherburg 7.25
7) Joshua Kahill 4
8) Bryan Beard 3.5
9) Mary Bowers 3
10T) Alex Perez 2.5
10T) Noah Molnar 2.5
12) Benjamin Parmenter 2.25

Joey Chestnut did a podcast on ESPN Denver yesterday

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The event page for a May 24 qualifier at Illegal Pete's awarding a spot in the World Burrito Eating Competition at the May 28 Denver Outlaws game lists the MLE roster for that contest: Joey Chestnut, Adrian Morgan, Michelle Lesco, Yasir Salem, Josh Miller, Lesley Ryder, Mary Bowers, Bryan Beard and Mark Sutherburg. If Joey Chestnut and Matt Stonie (who will do pancakes in Chico, CA) do not compete May 28, they may not compete until July 4.
Registration is now open for the Niko Niko's World Gyro Eating Championship in Houston on May 15 and the Denver Outlaws World Burrito Eating Championship in Denver on May 28.
"Furious" Pete Czerwinski has uploaded a video of a spaghetti eating contest where he faced Brian Shaw, winner of the World's Strongest Man contest. produced a video about his diet and everyday life in Denver last year.
Bryan "Big Sexy" Beard offers his recollections about competing in the 2010 Nathan's finals to the Denver Post.
Yellow Scene has an interview with Josh Miller (thanks for the plug).
Wings & Whiskey will hold a wing eating contest in Denver June 7 awarding a cruiser bike.

2015 Illegal Pete’s burritos

9News has a contest report which says that Michael Simon of the Denver Outlaws ate 4 burritos, which would put him ahead of Mary Bowers at 11th.

Top 6 | 7-11
1 Joey CHestnut 19 12 ounce burritos
2 Miki Sudo 18.5
3 Michelle Lesco 14.25
4T Adrian Morgan 14
4T Juan Rodriguez 14
6 Yasier Salem 13
7 Daniella Gioia 12
8 Josh Miller 8.5
9 Pablo Martinez 8
10 Alex Perez 5
11 Mary Bowers 3

Joey Chestnut will look to avoid his first three contest losing streak since September 2009.

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The Denver Outlaws web site has a list of some competitors expected at Sunday's Illegal Pete's burrito eating contest: Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo, Adrian Morgan and Michelle Lesco.
Illegal Pete's burrito eating contest on May 24 makes's list of 12 must try culinary events in May. There will be a qualifier awarding a competition spot on May 10. (via Josh Miller)
Mardee Gofff announces that Kyle Hanner won today's French fry eating contest in Denver that will be part of an exhibit at the Biennial of the Americas. update April 17 The Denver Post has a blog entry and Westword has a gallery.
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