Florida eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming eating contests
($100)2019 Jul 20 Hot Dog Eating Contest Miracle City Harley Davidson Titusville, FL
2019 Jul 21Ice Cream Eating Contest Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Mile Davie, FL
2019 Jul 21Vermonster Challenge Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Mile Davie, FL
$4,000 2019 Jul 27I Mack's Tenders World Chicken Tender Eating Championship Mack's Tenders St. Johns, FL
2019 Jul 28Ice Cream Eating Contest Bassetts Sweet Servings Ice Cream Shop Coral Gables, FL
2019 Jul 28Watermelon Eating Contest Fleamasters Fleamarket Fort Myers, FL
2019 Jul 29Hot Wing Eating Contest Spring Chicken Miami, FL
2019 Aug 17Taco Eating Contest Jacksonville Taco Fest Jacksonville, FL
2019 Sep 14Pepper Eating Contest I Like it Hot! Festival Largo, FL
2019 Sep 15Lolly Lick-A-Thon I Like it Hot! Festival Largo, FL
2019 Oct 26Stone Crab Eating Contest - individual Keys Fisheries Restaurant & Market Marathon, FL
2019 Oct 26Stone Crab Eating Contest - team Keys Fisheries Restaurant & Market Marathon, FL
2019 Nov 16Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest FixxFest European Car Show Bradenton, FL
Three random eating challenges
big sundae Everest Eating Challenge King Kone Ice Cream & Smoothies Orlando, FL
12 lb. gyro Hercules Challenge Gyro King Palm Harbor, FL for 2 person teams, available after 4pm except on Wednesday
burger Man vs. Burger D-Hooker Key Largo, FL
(All Florida eating challenges and contests in database)

Sandbar in Miami will hold a hot dog eating contest on July 4 awarding $250 to the winner.
Armature Works in Tampa will hold a hot dog eating contest on July 4 awarding $500 to the winner.

Adrian Morgan wins Rouse’s Markets crawfish contest

update Jun 7 Darron Breeden has a video with totals for the top 4

update Top 8 via Jay Ruppert
1st) Adrian Morgan
2nd) Michelle Lesco
3rd) Tony Wood
4th) Darron Breeden
5th) Crazy Legs Conti
6th) Alex Perez
7th) Jason Ruppert
8th) Pretty Boy Davekos

The Top 3 from Rich Shea

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Corey Fanguy has posted two emails from Sam Barclay. The first email announced he had received a place in the Rouse's crawfish eating contest. A subsequent message told him that the spot was offered in error and that he would not be able to compete.
Registration will open today on majorleaugeeating.com for Mack's Tenders World Chicken Tender Eating Championship to be held in St. Johns, FL on July 27. Registration is also open for Fat Boy's Pizza Eating Championship to be held in Metairie, LA on July 14.
Sandbar Sports Grill in Coconut Grove, Miami has a request for a challenger to face off against strongman Eddie Hall in a five pound burrito eating contest on May 11.

Brandon Clark defends Bodega taco title

Brandon “Da Garbage Disposal” Clark ate 24 tacos in 10 minutes to defend his title at Bodega in Miami Beach and win $1000.

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2019 Palm Beach Sweet Corn Fiesta

update May 2 AJC.com has an article about Gideon Oji’s victory.
Jason Genova video

Palm Beach Post has a gallery (note the debris in picture #8)

Ruptly has a video

Official top 7 & other results

1st 57 Gideon Oji
2nd 43 Darron Breeden
3rd 35.5 Nick Wehry
4th 34.25 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas
5th 32 Juan “Hungry Saiyan” Neave
6th 29.25 Crazy Legs Conti
7th 23.5 Eric “Badlands” Booker
? 16 Tracie Dickerson
? 14 Jason Ruppert

Jay Ruppert reports that Gideon Oji won today’s contest at the Sweet Corn Fiesta in West Palm Beach.

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Bodega in Miami will hold a taco eating contest on May 5 awarding $1000 to the winner.

2019 Miami Marlins qualifier

Official results. This might be the first time women have taken 3 of the top 5 overall places in a Nathan’s qualifier.

1st 27.25 Pablo Martinez
2nd 26 Brett Healey
3rd 8 Brian Roselar
4th 7.75 Mike Anderson
5th 7 Jason Ruppert
6th 5 Richard Rusak
1st 11.5 Kelly Wong
2nd 10.5 Doris Garcia
3rd 8.5 Tracie Dickerson
4th 4 Brittany Broder

Pablo Martinez, Brett Healey, Jay Ruppert and Tracie Tiburon are expected to compete.

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George Shea did an interview on the Hochman & Crowder Show yesterday (starts 14:30) about today's Nathan's qualifier at the Miami Marlins ballpark (Pablo Martinez is the only mentioned competitor). The most intersting part of the interview is about the documentary "The Good, The Bad, The Hungry", premiering at the Tribeca Films Festival Friday, which the MLE commissioner says portrays him as a villain.
Schooners in Panama City Beach, FL will hold a crawfish eating contest on April 28 awarding $200/$100/$50.
Nick Wehry, Mary Bowers and 12 Floridians are expected to compete in Saturday's Nathan's qualifier in Cape Coral, FL.
Today is the 100th anniversary of the day that New York Yankees outfielder Ping Bodie faced off against an ostrich in an eating contest in Jacksonville, FL.
Registration is open for Cici's 28 inch pizza challenge in Orlando March 20 and Cincinnati on March 25. The overall winning team will receive $2500.

2019 Carnaval Miami croqueta eating contest

Official Results

1st 185 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
2nd 140 Darron Breeden
3rd 108 Matt “Hungry” Hazzard
4th 101 Adam “Beard Meats Food” Moran
5th 85 George Chiger
6th 64 Eric “Badlands” Booker
6th 64 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas
8th 28 Katie Prettyman
9th 27 Jocelyn Walker
10th 20 Tracie Dickerson

Amateur contest results from Michael Jenkins (5 minutes)
1) Joel Hansen 87
2) Michael Jenkins 46
3) Jay Figueroa 33

Katie Prettyman’s live stream

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The Miami Herald has a column about the disclamier that entrants in Sunday's croqueta eating contests are required to sign with quotes from Joey Chestnut.
Joey Chestnut appeared on the Hochman and Crowder show yesterday to promote Sunday's croqueta eating contest in Miami.
A press release announces that Adam "Beard Meats Food" Moran is expected to make his MLE debut at the World Championship Croqueta-Eating to be held during El Croquetazo At Calle Ocho Music Festival in Miami on March 10. Other expected entrants include Joey Chestnut, Darron Breeden, Adrian Morgan, George Chiger, Matt Hazzard, Eric "Badlands" Booker, Katie Prettyman, Tracie Dickerson and Jocelyn Walker.
The Orlando Chili Cook-Off will hold the World Vegan Chili Dog Eating Challenge for local competitors on Februray 16 instead of a MLE competition. If no MLE contests are added, this will result in a gap of 12 weeks between MLE events, (14 weeks excluding Nathan's qualifiers).
Michael Jenkins won the first prize of $250 in the pie eating contest at the Florida Key Lime Pie eating contest in Merrit Island, FL.
Jacksonville.com has a profile of retired competitive eater Hall HUnt Jr., who did his last MLE contest in 2011.
Registration is now open for the croqueta eating contest at Croquetoza in Miami on March 10, which will probably be the first MLE contest of 2019.
Registration is open for the amateur division of the croqueta eating contest at Croquetoza in Miami on March 10. The top 3 will receive $250/$150/$50.
Wood Tavern in Miami will hold a wing eating contest on November 15 awarding $300 to the winner.
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