Tampa / St. Petersburg eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming Tampa eating contests
2018 Jun 23Watermelon Eating Contest SummerFest Zephyrhills, FL
Three random Tampa eating challenges
1 lb. burger Big Burger Challenge Big Belly Burgers Brandon, FL comes w/ 1 lb. of fries, also a St. Augustine, FL location
21 oz. burger Monster Burger - defunct? Debbie Lee's Kountry Kafe Lakeland, FL Probably closed - no current info available as of April 2015
5 lb. spicy burger 3rd Circle of Hell Tank's Tap Room Tampa, FL burger topped w/firey habi-que sauce, crushed cherry peppers and jalapenos
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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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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.
Irish 31 in Tampa will hold a "Guinness Car Bomb Wing Eating Contest" on March 17 awarding $250 to the winner.
The Taco Bus will hold an El Hefe Burrito eating contest in Tampa on April 5 awarding $2500/$1000/$500. Entrants will need to qualify and appear to be restricted to Florida residents.

2017 Tampa Nathan’s qualifier

update May 14 TapedFromFlorida video

Results from Facebook Live Official results Part 1 | Part 2
1) Pedram “In Jaws We Trust” Esmaeelzadeh 18
2) Crazy Legs Conti 17.5

1W) Carlene LeFevre 12

Crazy Legs Conti and Pedram Esmaeelzadeh headline the men’s division. Carlene LeFevre will compete in her first Nathan’s qualifier outside of Las Vegas since 2005.

The Tampa Riverwalk has a Facebook Live broadcast (in vertical format)

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Michael Jenkins ate a 2.5 pound burrito in 2:22 to win the first prize of $250 at tonight's contest at Taco Bus in Tampa. Noah Pransky of WTSP, who claims he had a 13 contest winning streak, was the runner up. update Apr 8 813area has a contest writeup reporting Meredith Marsh was third in her first eating contest.
Registration is now open for a Nathan's qualifier at the Tampa RiverFest on May 6. A qualifier in Valdosta, GA on May 13 has also been listed.
Taco Bus will hold a burrito eating contest in Tampa on April 6 awarding $250/$150/$50/$25/$25. Entrants will need to eat an El Jefe burrito by March 31 to qualify.
Irish 31 Pub House & Eater will hold a "Guinness Car Bomb" wing eating contest tonight awarding $250 to the winner.
Michael Jenkins won the first prize of $250 at tonight's hot wing contest at Irish 31 in Tampa.
Bleacher Report has a video of future Notre Dame offensive lineman Dillan Gibbons attempting the burger challenge at EATS American Grill in Tampa.
Irish 31 in Tampa will hold a "Guinness Car Bomb Wing Eating Contest" on March 17 awarding $250 to the winner.
Tampa Rays outfielder attempted a 35 ounce steak along with vegetables, two salads, two regular sides and a bag of donuts at Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill in Clearwater, FL. The restaurant donated $4000 to his charity of choice, Joshua House, despite lack of success.
The Hyde Out in Tampa will hold a "braut" eating contest tonight awarding $500 to the winner.

Matt Stonie wins 2015 Hooters Wing Championship

update Jul 30 contest video: HarmonTampaPR

update Jul 28 A press release about the contest is available

update Jul 26 Videos: Official Hooters video | Tampa Bay Online | ElisaTweetvVid | VeggiePowered

Results Part 1 | Part 2

2015 Jul 25 1st 241 10 min Matt “Megatoad” Stonie Hooters World Wing Eating Championship Clearwater, FL
2015 Jul 25 2nd 200 10 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut Hooters World Wing Eating Championship Clearwater, FL
2015 Jul 25 3rd 194 10 min Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan Hooters World Wing Eating Championship Clearwater, FL
2015 Jul 25 4th 192 10 min Yasir Salem Hooters World Wing Eating Championship Clearwater, FL
2015 Jul 25 5th 170 10 min Gideon Oji Hooters World Wing Eating Championship Clearwater, FL
2015 Jul 25 6th 158 10 min Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco Hooters World Wing Eating Championship Clearwater, FL
2015 Jul 25 7th 154 10 min Miki Sudo Hooters World Wing Eating Championship Clearwater, FL
2015 Jul 25 8th 126 10 min “The Lovely” Juliet Lee Hooters World Wing Eating Championship Clearwater, FL
2015 Jul 25 8th 126 10 min Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas Hooters World Wing Eating Championship Clearwater, FL
2015 Jul 25 10th 118 10 min Juan “more bite” Rodriguez Hooters World Wing Eating Championship Clearwater, FL
2015 Jul 25 11th 116 10 min Rich “The Locust” LeFevre Hooters World Wing Eating Championship Clearwater, FL
2015 Jul 25 12th 114 10 min Steve Hendry Hooters World Wing Eating Championship Clearwater, FL
2015 Jul 25 13th 106 10 min Erik “The Red” Denmark Hooters World Wing Eating Championship Clearwater, FL

Joey Chestnut has won all 3 previous Hooters Wing Championsip and he has at least 15 victories in wing eating contests.

Matt Stonie has no wing victories. His only wing contest was 3rd place in last year’s Hooters finals.

More coverage
Joey Chestnut on WGN
Matt Stonie on 740 The Game
Adrian Morgan on FBTS podcast

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Sunstar Scheduling has a request for a medic for the Hooters Wing Championship on Saturday.
The full roster for Saturday's Hooters wing eating championship in Clearwater, FL is available. Erik Denmark, Adrian Morgan and Michelle Lesco are three recipients of byes that were not previously announced.
Terez Owens reports that Matt Stonie, Sonya Thomas and Miki Sudo will receive byes for the Hooters wing finals in Clearwater, FL on July 25, joining Joey Chestnut and 6 other qualifier participants.
Seamus Gallagher reports that Dale Boone retired from competitive eating after winning a contest at Crowbar in Tampa with a total of 24 hot dogs.
The 2015 Hooters Wing Eating Championship will take place in Clearwater, FL on July 25 and award $17500. Qualifiers in Long Beach on June 27 and Knoxville on July 12 will award 3 spots in the finals.
The Daily Meal has a post about the Inferno Soup at Nitally's in St. Petersburg, FL calling it the "spiciest dish in America'. The blog entry makes the interesting claim that the restaurant pays $65 after failed challenges.
On Saturday, high school offensive lineman Dillan Gibbon ate 14 Coney dogs in 12 minutes to win a contest at Skyline Chili in Clearwater, FL. This week he is making recruiting visits to Ohio State and Notre Dame.
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