Florida eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming eating contests
2018 Jun 24Bulla Eating Contest Caribbean Festival Lauderhill, FL
2018 Jun 24Crawfish Eating Contest Caribbean Festival Lauderhill, FL
2018 Jun 24Donut Eating Contest Caribbean Festival Lauderhill, FL
2018 Jun 24Jackfruit Eating Contest Caribbean Festival Lauderhill, FL
2018 Jun 28Hot Dog Eating Qualifier Florida Fire Frogs Baseball Kissimmee, FL
2018 Jun 28Watermelon Eating Contest Palm Beach Harley-Davidson West Palm Beach, FL
2018 Jun 30Apple Pie Eating Contest Burgers and Brews Vero Beach, FL
2018 Jun 30Watermelon Eating Contest Fireworks and Fun Orange City, FL
2018 Jun 30Wing Eating Contest Landlubber's Raw Bar & Grill Plantation, FL
$500 2018 Jul 1Hot Dog Eating Contest Twisted Tuna Stuart, FL
2018 Jul 1Melons for Moolah Melons for Moolah Safety Harbor, FL
2018 Jul 3Hot Dog Eating Contest Crowbar Tampa, FL
2018 Jul 3Pie Eating Contest Firecracker Festival @ Earl Brown Park DeLand, FL
($20)2018 Jul 3 Pie Eating Contest Redlight Redlight Orlando, FL
2018 Jul 3Watermelon Eating Contest Red White & Kaboom! @ City of Lakeland Lakeland, FL
2018 Jul 4Burger Fi Burger Eating Contest July Fourth Delray Beach Delray Beach, FL
2018 Jul 4Hot Dog Eating Contest Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill St. Petersburg, FL
2018 Jul 4Hot Dog Eating Contest Fort Lauderdale 4th of July Spectacular Fort Lauderdale, FL
($85)2018 Jul 4 Hot Dog Eating Contest Hopcat Port St. Lucie, FL
($225)2018 Jul 4 Hot Dog Eating Contest O'Briens Irish Pub Brandon, FL
2018 Jul 4Hot Dog Eating Contest Sertoma's Independence Day Celebration Pensacola, FL
2018 Jul 4Hot Dog Eating Contest Sparklebration Dade City, FL
2018 Jul 4Hot Dog Eating Finals Florida Fire Frogs Baseball Kissimmee, FL
2018 Jul 4Mile High Key Lime Pie Eatin’ Contest Key Lime Festival Key West, FL
2018 Jul 4Pie Eating Contest 4th of July Celebration Largo, FL
2018 Jul 4Pie Eating Contest Fire on the Fourth Miami Beach, FL
2018 Jul 4Pie Eating Contest Red White & Boom Clermont, FL
2018 Jul 4Watermelon Eating Contest Fort Lauderdale 4th of July Spectacular Fort Lauderdale, FL
2018 Jul 4Watermelon Eating Contest Sparklebration Dade City, FL
2018 Jul 4Watermelon Eating Contest Watermelon 5K Winter Park, FL
$2,500 2018 Jul 14 CEC Meatball Eating Competition Bergeron Rodeo Grounds Davie, FL
2018 Jul 14Chili Eating Contest Chili Cook Off Fort Pierce, FL
2018 Jul 14Pie Eating Contest Mango Mania Cape Coral, FL
2018 Jul 15Pie Eating Contest Mango Mania Cape Coral, FL
2018 Sep 29Bacon Eating Contest Deland Bacon N Brew Fest DeLand, FL
Three random eating challenges
4.5 lb sandwich Mammoth Sandwich Rolli Pork Loin Melbourne, FL
12 lb. gyro Hercules Challenge Gyro King Palm Harbor, FL for 2 person teams, available after 4pm except on Wednesday
5 pancakes Pancake Challenge S & S Diner South South Miami, FL
(All Florida eating challenges and contests in database)

Palm Beach Happening has an interview with George Chiger, who was inspired to enter competitive eating by Larell Marie Mele.
Palm Beach Happening has an interview with Crazy Legs Conti where he critiques a new style of competitive corn eating: "Now these upstart whippersnappers use a technique titled, 'The Rake' where most of the kernels fly in the air and not in the mouth."
The CEC Meatball Eating Contest in Davie, FL on July 14 lists a $2,500 first prize. Molly Schuyler, Bradndon Clark, Nathan Figueroa, Liam Burt and Michael Jenkins are listed as expected entrants.
Palm Beach Happening has interviews with Matt "Hungry" Hazzard and Darrien Thomas, winner of the amateur division of the 2017 Smoke's Poutinerie contest in Toronto. Matt is also the guest on the latest Fink Beats the Stomach podcast.
Palm Beach Happening has an interview with Jason Ruppert, runner up in the 2018 Fort Myers Nathan's qualifier.
Brandon "Da Disposal" Clark ate a record 25 tacos in 10 minutes to win the first prize of $1000 in today's eating contest at Bodega in Miami Beach. Michael Jenkins was runner up. 2017 winner Nate Figgs could not defend his title due to being in New York City.
Palm Beach Happening has an interview with Max Suzuki, who says he was inspired to enter competitive eating by Moeno Azuki. He hopes that Japanese competitive eating can avoid the messiness that some American competitive eaters exhibit.
Bodega South Beach will hold a taco eating contest in Miami Saturday awarding $1000 to the winner.
Nate Figueroa produced a video of him attempting the Stack Attack burger challenge at Shula Burger in Delray Beach, FL with Juan Neave and Darron Breeden, whose attempt at setting the house record was impeded by choking during the meal.
Craigslist has a casting call for South Florida competitive eaters to participate in a "Ultimate Eating Championship" in June/July.

2018 West Palm Beach Sweet Corn Fiesta

update May 8 Darron Breeden has a video and Bob Markey has a lot of videos including footage of the whole contest.

GoTownCrier has a gallery

update SouthFlorida.com has a gallery

The top 3 | More Results
1) Carmen Cincotti 58 ears
2) Gideon Oji 56
3) Yasir Salem 50
4) Darron Breeden
5T) Eric “Badlands” Booker
5T) Darrien Thomas
? Andrew Renfrow

Sean Brokert appeared on WPTV Friday to promote the contest.

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Palm Beach Happening has an interview with Darron Breeden, who will be competing in tomorrow's eating contest at the Sweet Corn Fiesta.
Gideon Oji has posted a video predicting victory in the corn eating contest at the Sweet Corn Fiesta in West Palm Beach, FL on April 29 due to improving his techniques.

2018 Fort Myers Miracle Nathan’s qualifier

update April 16 Naples Herald has an article, gallery and video

@miraclebaseball Twitter gallery

Article about Miracle employee Ben Brown competing

Results from viewed on Facebook Live video (official results)

1) 25 Pablo Martinez
2) 11 Jason Ruppert

1W) 10 Kathryn Tesch
2W) 8.5 Rene Rovtar

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The second episode of the MLE podcast, Men in Boaters, was released today and mentioned the expected entrants of Saturday's Nathan's qualifiers. Pablo Martinez and Rene Rovtar are expected to compete in Fort Myers, FL while Juan Neave, Nate Biller, Crazy Legs Conti, Steve Schuster and Kassie Zapata headline the Poteet, TX field.
Defending champion Carmen Cincotti and 2016 winner Yasir Salem are expected to compete in the corn eating contest at the Sweet Corn Fiesta in West Palm Beach, FL on April 29.
TampaBay.com has an interview with Molly Schuyler about her victory Thursday in the Taco Bus El Jefe Burrito eating contest. Before winning the $2,500 prize, she won $500 for finishing the Inferno Soup challenge at Nitally's, which she calls the worst experience of her competitive eating career. The article gives the source of the contest information as eatsfeats.com [sic] (the actual link works)
Molly Schuyler and Brandon "Da Disposal" Clark both broke the record for the spicy Inferno Soup challenge at Nitally's in St. Petersburg, FL on Wednesday. (video)

Molly Schuyler wins Taco Bus El Jefe burrito contest

update April 6 Brandon “Da Disposal” Clark has the top 3

The Tampa Bay Times has an article and video
Fox 13 also has an article and video

1st 1:06 Molly Schuyler actual time 58 seconds
2nd 1:08 “Gentleman” Joe Menchetti
3rd 1:29 Brandon Clark
? ? Michael Jenkins defending champ

Molly Schuyler ate a 2.5 pound El Jefe burrito in 1:06 to win the first prize of $2500 at Taco Bus in Brandon, FL.

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2018 Miami Marlins Nathan’s qualifier

Full official results

1st 21.5 Eric “Badlands” Booker qualifies for 20th time
2nd 13.5 Victor Aldrich
3rd 9.5 Ryan Hadley
4th 7 Jason Ruppert
5th 6 Richard Rusak
1st 7.5 Tracie Dickerson won in OT
2nd 7.5 Rene Rovtar lost in OT, 1st contest since being named FBTS 2017 Rookie of the Year
3rd 4 Brittany Broder

The winners have been posted from today’s Nathan’s qualifier at Marlins Park in Miami

1) Eric “Badlands” Booker 21.5

1W) Tracie Dickerson 7.5 (won in OT)

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An official MLE podcast, Men in Boaters, has been started with Rich Shea and Crazy Legs Conti as co-hosts. They call Sam Barclay, the emcee of tomorrow's Nathan's qualifier in Miami, who says that Rene Rovtar will have a female competitor from Winter Park, FL. Eric "Badland" Booker and George Shea also did podcasts earlier this week about the qualifier for Miami.CBSlocal.com.
Taco Bus has extended its qualification period for the El Jefe Burrito Eating Championship until April 4. The contest on April 5 in Tampa will award $2500/$1000/$500.
Eric "Badlands" Booker announces that he will compete in the Nathan's qualifier at the Marlins ballpark on Saturday. Unlike last year's qualifier in Miami, the competition will be held outside the stadium before the game, so there might be the possibility for walk-on entrants which could avoid an all-male field like the 2017 qualifier had.
Nathan Figueroa has uploaded a video of his victory of in the amateur division of Sunday's eating contest at Carnaval Miami where he ate 25 croquetas to win the first prize of $500.
Irish 31 in Tampa will hold a "Guinness Car Bomb Wing Eating Contest" on March 17 awarding $250 to the winner.
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