Quad Cities (Iowa – Illinois) eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming Quad Cities eating contests
2017 Dec 6Taco Eating Contest Los Candiles / El Fogon Davenport, IA
Quad Cities eating challenges
30 in pizza 28 Inch Pizza Millz Pizza & Grille Davenport, IA
24 scoop sundae Ol' Fashioned Barn Burner Happy Joe's Muscatine, IA
(All Quad Cities eating challenges and contests in database)

The Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport, IA will hold a corn dog eating contest on August 6 awarding $500 to the winner. Qualifiers will be held on August 3, 4 and 5.
Quad City Times has an article about Jeremiah Foster, who runs FitVsFood.com documenting his eating challenges (youtube channel). Forster is the former bodybuilding champion of Ohio and manages the Gold's Gym in Davenport, IA.

Pat Bertoletti defends Rhythm City catfish title

update March 27 Adrian Morgan has a gallery

The Rhythm City Casino twitter has posted the top 5 in todays catfish eating contest in response to a request from JimTheCandleman.

The rest of the results

1) Pat Bertoletti 9.5 pounds, new record
2) Tim “Eater X” Janus 9 pounds
3) Tim “Gravy” Brown 7.13 pounds
4T) Adrian Morgan 7 pounds
4T) Aaron Osthoff 7 pounds
6) Kevin “La Beast” 5 pounds
7) Justin Mih 4.2 pounds, first contest in 4 years
8) Mark Williams 3.5 pounds
9) Matt Raible 3.2 pounds
10) Andrew Kogutkiewicz 2.5 pounds
11) Clint .5 pounds

I think Justin Mih is the first former member of the IFOCE top 50 to be allowed back into the IFOCE/MLE after competing in an AICE/All Pro Eating contest. (Larry McNeil competed in last year’s Atlanta Nathan’s qualifier after joining the WLOCE.)

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QCOnline has a list of expected entrants in the World Catfish Eating Championship on March 24 at the Rhythm City Casino in Davenport, IA. Five of the top 12-ranked IFOCE members are expected: Pat Bertoletti, Tim Janus, Adrian Morgan, Tim Brown and Aaron Osthoff. Justin Mih will also return to competitive eating after an absence of almost 4 years.
Facebook posts announce the fields for two March MLE contests. TooJay's in Palm Beach Gardens on St. Patrick's Day will have four of the top six: two-time defending champion Joey Chestnut, Pat Bertoletti, Bob Shoudt and Matt Stonie. Catfish at Rhythm City Casino in Davenport, IA will be headlined by Pat Bertoletti and Tim Janus.

Bob Shoudt wins Maid-Rite Sandwich Eating Championship

update Oct 25 DwyerMichaels has a contest video

update Oct 23 AdrenalKrome has a video of Jessie Aguilar at the contest

The MLE facebook has full results for today’s Maid-Rite Sandwich Eating Championship at Isle Casino in Bettendorf, Iowa:
1) Bob Shoudt 20 sandwiches in 10 minutes
2) Aaron Osthoff w/15
3T) Ben Taylor 12
3T) Mark Williams 12
5) James Roberson 10
6T) Matt Raible 8
6T) Andrew Kogutkiewicz 8,
8T) Andrew McCormick 7
8T) Kelson Weig 7
10) Jess Aguiliar 5
11 Michael Sorenson 3

QCTimes has an article about the contest

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A press release lists "Notorious" Bob Shoudt, Tim "Gravy" Brown, Aaron "A-Train" Osthoff and Ben Taylor as expected entrants in Saturday's World Maid-Rite Sandwich Eating Championship at the Isle Casino in Bettendorf, Iowa.
Registration will open tomorrow at 11 am for the Maid-Rite Sandwich Eating Championship. The contest will be held October 22 at the Isle Casino in Bettendorf, Iowa (Quad Cities area).
Val Bromann has a report on competing in the April 23 cupcake eating contest held at the Isle Casino in Waterloo, Iowa.
BillyMax85 has uploaded a gallery of last month's catfish eating contest at the Rhythm City Casino in Davenport, Iowa.

Pat Bertoletti sets catfish record at Rhythm City Casino

update 3:45 The top 4 on the RCCasino twitter
update 4:54 #5-#8 from eatingcontest

1) Pat Bertoletti, 7.5 lb. new record
2) Sean Gordon 6.16 lb.
3) Tim Brown 6 lb.
4) Pete Davekos 5.5
5) Aaron Osthoff
6) Ben Taylor 3.75,
7) Dave Solomon 3.3
8) Matt Raible w/2 lbs

update 3:31 The contest has started and pictures are being posted on the casino’s yfrog page.

The contest should start at 2 pm central according to the contest page on the casino’s website.

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Quad Cities online has a competitors list for the 2nd Annual World Catfish Eating Championship at Rhythm City Casino on March 19. (via Pete Davekos twitter)
The MLE facebook announces 3 eating contests at Isle Casinos in Iowa: catfish March 19 @ Rhythm City (Davenport), cupcakes April 23 @ Waterloo and Maid-Rite sandwich (date unknown) @ Bettendorf.

Pat Bertoletti wins Maid Rite loose meat sandwich contest

update Nov 10 Billy Max has a contest gallery

update Nov 8 Val Bromann has a blog entry and gallery about the contest

update Nov 7 The Quad City Times has a contest report.

update 8:40Dave Solomon has the top 10 and a gallery

update 4:06 The top 6 from eplastino (The top 8)
1) Pat Bertoletti 26
2) Bob Shoudt 23
3) Tim “Eater X” Janus 21
4) Sonya Thomas 20
5) Tim “Gravy” Brown 16
6) Eric “Badlands” Booker 15
7T) Pete Davekos 14
7T) Aaron Osthoff 14
9) Dave Solomon 12
10) Crazy Legs Conti 11

update 3:51 The contest is over.

update 3:45 According to Val Bromann, the contest has started

The Maid Rite loose meat sandwich contest at the Isle Casino in Bettendorf, Iowa should start at 3pm eastern.

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PJStar.com has an article about Matthew Raible, who will compete in Saturday's Maid-Rite sandwich eating contest in Bettendorf, Iowa. update QCTimes has a contest preview and article about two local rookies competing.
An article about Aaron Osthoff lists his competition in the November 6 Isle Casino Bettendorf Maid-Rite Sandwich Eating Championship as Sonya Thomas, Tim Janus, Tim Brown and Pete Davekos. Pat Bertoletti has also said he will compete. update Oct 28 Bob Shoudt's twitter announces he will compete.

Bettendorf, Iowa loose meat sandwich field

EPlastino has listed the expected entrants in November’s loose meat sandwich eating contest in Bettendorf, Iowa: Bob Shoudt, Sonya Thomas, Tim “Eater X” Janus, Tim “Gravy” Brown, Eric “Badlands”Booker, Sean Gordon, Pete Davekos, Crazy Legs Conti, Bryan Beard, David Solomon, Aaron Osthoff, Mark Williams & Matt Raible.

Pat Bertoletti also said he would compete in his podcast last Friday.

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Registration will open tomorrow for the The Isle Bettendorf Maid-Rite Sandwich Eating World Championship in Bettendorf, Iowa (Quad Cities area).
Isle of Capri Casinos has posted a video of the entire World Catfish Eating Championship.

Sonya Thomas wins Rhythm City catfish

update #2 A contest video and a gallery from Adrian Morgan are available

update QCTimes has an article

Top 4 from twitter.com/eplastino:
1) Sonya Thomas 6.75 lbs.
2) Tim “Eater X” Janus 6.5
3) Tim “Gravy” Brown 5
4) Adrian Morgan 4.25
5T) “Nasty” Nate Biller 4
5T) Joe Larue 4
5T) Crazy Legs Conti 4
8) Benjamin Taylor
9) Eric “Badlands” Booker 2.75
10) Matt Spahr 1.75
11) David Grimes 1

updated with full results Adrian Morgan came in fourth

The Rhythm City Casino website has a contest page listing
Sonya Thomas, Tim Janus, Tim Brown, Crazy Legs Conti, Nate Biller and Benjamin Taylor as expected entrants. Badlands Booker, Joe La Rue and Adrian Morgan also appear in eplastino’s tweetphoto page.

WQAD has a video of an interview Tim Janus did yesterday

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The Quad-City Times has a preview of Saturday's catfish eating contest at the Rhythm City Casino in Davenport, Iowa focusing on Tim "Eater X" Janus.
QCOnline has a preview of the March 20 World Catfish Eating Championship that will be held at the Rhythm City Casino in Davenport, Iowa listing Sonya Thomas, Tim Janus, Tim Brown and Crazy Legs Conti as expected entrants.