Fort Myers / Southwest Florida eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming Fort Myers eating contests
2017 Nov 11Bacon Eating Contest Bacon Fest Naples, FL
Three random Fort Myers eating challenges
4 patty burger 4x4 Challenge Red n Margie's Family Cafe North Fort Myers, FL
1/2 lb. burger The Hangover Catch 22 Live Music and Sports Bar Fort Myers, FL includes fried Buffalo chicken breast
6 lb. burger 6 Pound Burger Miceli's Matlacha, FL
(All Fort Myers eating challenges and contests in database)

On Monday, Samantha Duffy became the first person to finish the 6 pound "Kitchen Sink" sundae at the Royal Scoop in Naples, FL (video) update July 28 Naples News has an article. Samantha has started an instagram at https://www.instagram.com/biteswithsammyb/
92 year old veteran Kenneth Hansen, who served in both World War II and the Korean War, will participate in a chili dog eating contest at the City Tavern in Fort Myers on July 4.

2017 Nathan’s Fort Myers, FL qualifier

update Mar 26 Naples News has an article

Nate Figgs has a video

update News Press has a contest report and video

Results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
1) Pablo Martinez 25.5
2) Nate Figueroa 21.5
3) Crazy Legs Conti 19
4) Andrew Renfrow 13.5
Tom Riordan 6.5
Stewart Beck? 6.5

1W) Mary Bowers 10

The MLE facebook has a live video

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News Press has an interview with Pablo Martinez about competing in Saturday's Nathan's qualifier in Fort Myers, FL. Mary Bowers, Crazy Legs Conti, Nate Figueroa, Bill Weller and Steven Rossomando are also expected to compete. The article incorrectly claims the competition will be the first qualifier in southwest Florida; contests were held in Naples, FL in 2012 and 2013.
Registration will open today for the first Nathan's qualifier of 2017 at Germain Arena in Estero, FL on March 25. update Registration is also open for a San Antonio qualifier on March 18.
Pelican Larry's in Naples, FL will hold a wing eating contest today awarding $300/$200/$100.
The Freedom Fest in Fort Myers, FL will hold a hot dog eating contest tomorrow awarding $500 to the winner.
Viva El Mirage in Fort Myers will hold a turkey eating contest Thanksgiving Eve awarding $300.
Backstreets Sports Bar in Cape Coral, FL will hold a taco eating contest on November 6 awarding $1,000. Qualifiers will be held on October 9/16/23/30 and the top performer will face "The Undertaker" for the $1K prize.

Juan Rodriguez wins 2013 Naples, Fl Nathan’s qualifier

update May 8 Crazy Legs Conti has a report

The top 3 men
1) Juan Rodriguez 27.5
2) Kevin “LA Beast” Strahle 24.5
3) Crazy Legs Conti 23

Laura Riehman defends her women’s title at the Naples qualifier, increasing her winning count to 6.5 from 4.5

1:30 A Vine.com video from the contest has been posted (does not mention winner)

Today’s qualifier in Naples, FL is expected to start at 1 pm WINK held a promo contest yesterday.

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Crazy Legs Conti, Juan "More Bite" Rodriguez and Kevin "LA Beast" Strahle are expected to compete in Saturday's Nathan's qualifier in Naples, FL. update May 2 Pat Bertoletti claims he will be visiting Naples this weekend.

Adrian Morgan wins 2012 Nathan’s Naples qualifier

update May 13 NaplesNews.com has a gallery

7:09 MarcoNews.com has a contest report

2:14 Official top 4 (Part 1 | Part 2)
1) Adrian Morgan 33 HDB
2) Kevin “LA Beast” 24
3) Kyle Nestel 19
4) Jon Bello 17
1W) Laura Riehman 4.5

Rich LeFevre retains the wild card lead with 27

1:56 Jim The Candleman reports Adrian Morgan won with 33 hot dogs.

1:43 The qualifier has 3 minutes left according to Jim The CandleMan

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NaplesNews.com has a preview of tomorrow's Nathan's qualifier focusing on locals Jesse Schertell and Ryan Fantasia. Adrian Morgan and Kevin "LA Beast" are expected to compete. A promotional contest for the qualifier was held this morning on Fox 4 Rising (pictures at bottom of gallery).
Spaces are available for the May 12 Nathan's qualifier in Naples, FL.
Registration for the May 12 Naples, FL Nathan's qualifier will open today at noon eastern.
Naples News reports that the Florida State Chicken Wing Eating Contest will take place at Buffalo Chips in Bonita Springs, Florida on Saturday, but the restaurant's web site reports the contest was on December 12. Chip Simpson won last year's contest, the article says he has not decided if he will defend his title.

2009 Rock the Tot results

update #2 Naples, FL report and gallery

update The two Rock the Tot posts have been merged and bumped up

Val Bromann has a gallery of her local Rock the Tot tater tot eating contest

DCist has a gallery of last night’s Rock the Tot contest won by James “Big Bess” Besser

update Skinnyboy has a blog entry about his second place (missing 1st place by .1 oz) finish at a Denver Rock the Tot

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Link Buffet: December 21, 2008

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Chip Simpson wins SW Florida wing contest

NewsPress.com reports that Chip Simpson ate 4.75 pounds of meat in 12 minutes at a wing eating contest held at Buffalo Chips in Bonita Springs, Florida. Simpson has not competed in an IFOCE contest since the 2007 Krystal finals and was the sole participant in the professionals division, which was created by the restaurant manager just before the contest started to make the contest more fair for the other entrants. Austin Anderson won the amateur division with 2 pounds, 9 ounces of meat.

NaplesNews.com also has an article

update News-Press.com has an updated article in which Chip Simpson claims he defeated Kobayashi in a wing eating contest. (As far as I am aware, Kobayashi has competed in one wing eating contest in his career which Chip Simpson did not participate in.)

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Link Buffet: July 21, 2008

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