Florida eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming eating contests
2018 Oct 18Corn Eating Contest Sloth Week @ Wild Florida Kenansville, FL
2018 Oct 20Bratwurst Eating Contest Oktoberfest Panama City, FL
2018 Oct 20Pie Eating Contest Fall Festival Wellington, FL
2018 Oct 20Pie Eating Contest Fall Festival @ Christ the King Lutheran Church Largo, FL
2018 Oct 20Pie Eating Contest Haunted Halloween Mulberry, FL
2018 Oct 20Pretzel Eating Contest Barktoberfest @ World of Beer Destin, FL
2018 Oct 21Pie Eating Contest Pumpkin Fest @ Fruitville Grove Store Sarasota, FL
2018 Oct 27Pie Eating Contest Clermont Harvest Festival Clermont, FL
2018 Oct 27Spaghetti Eating Contest Italian Fest Fort Myers, FL
2018 Oct 28Pie Eating Contest Pumpkin Fest @ Fruitville Grove Store Sarasota, FL
2018 Nov 3Oyster Eating Contest - men Florida Seafood Festival Apalachicola, FL
2018 Nov 3Oyster Eating Contest - women Florida Seafood Festival Apalachicola, FL
$100 2018 Nov 4Sandwich Eating Contest Bad Ass Sandwiches Orlando, FL
2018 Nov 10Stone Crab Eating Contest - individual Keys Fisheries Restaurant & Market Marathon, FL
2018 Nov 10Stone Crab Eating Contest - team Keys Fisheries Restaurant & Market Marathon, FL
Three random eating challenges
misc items Tailgate Bucket The Tomahawk Sports Bar Tallahassee, FL a beer bucket full of assorted fried goodies + sliders
12 pierogies King Platter Pierogi Grill & Deli Clearwater, FL items: "CHICKEN SOUP, HOUSE SALAD, STUFFED CABBAGE ROLL, PORK CUTLET, GRILLED KIELBASA WITH COOKED SAUERKRAUT, TWO POTATO PANCAKES, MIX OF 12 PIEROGI, YELLOW RICE, FRENCH FRIES & MASHED POTATOS"
4 lb. potato MOAP Latitude 18 Lakeland, FL
(All Florida eating challenges and contests in database)

Michael Jenkins won the first prize of $250 at a hot dog eating contest held at the Country Music on the Bay Festival in St. Petersburg, FL.
Country Music on the Bay will hold a hot dog eating contest in St. Petersburg, FL on October 14 awarding $250 to the winner.
The Orlando Sentinel has a report on today's rib eating contest held at Tony Romo's in Orlando. Michael Jenkins ate 3.4 pounds in 3 minutes to win. Runner-up Dana Williams ate 3.1 pounds. She walked on after looking for a place to eat for her family.
Taste Pho & Noodle House will hold a pho eating contest in Gainesville, FL on September 6 awarding $300 to the winner. Entrants need to qualify.
ESPN has a blog entry about the 9,000 calorie / day diet of Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Noah Spence, which resulted in a 35 pound off-season weight gain.
The new Nathan's Famous in Cape Coral, FL expects to hold a qualifier in March 2019.

Molly Schuyler wins CEC meatball eating contest

The top 3 from today’s CEC meatball eating contest from an Alexander Witthöft comment

1) Molly Schuyler 62 meatballs
2) Bob Shoudt 53
3) Nate Figueroa 37

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Michael Jenkins ate 16 hot dogs in 10 minutes to win the first prize of $500 in today's hot dog eating contest at The Twisted Tuna in Stuart, FL.
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)
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