Indianapolis eating challenges and contests category

Three random Indianapolis eating challenges
3.5 lb. hot dog The Big Dawg Dawg Haus Diner Greensburg, IN Available Monday-Saturday Takes about 30 minutes to prepare
20 in pizza 20 Inch Challenge Sammy's Pizza & Salad Greenwood, IN
2 lb. cookie The It Baked! of Bloomington Bloomington, IN includes one pound ice cream
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Brandon Clark ate 36 sausages to win $500 and defend his bratwurst title and win $500 at the Seymour, IN Oktoberfest.
The Seymour (IN) Ocktoberfest will hold a bratwurst eating contest on October 6 awarding $500/$150/$50.
Joey Chestnut will be in Carmel, IN Saturday to promote his new line of Joey Chestnut Select condiments.

2018 Indiana State Fair ice cream eating contest

update Aug 9
Articles: Indy Star | RTV6
Videos: Hungry Hazzard | Naptown Buzz | News Now | RTV6 | Crotin
Joey Chestnut Interviews: Nuvo | (says he had a motorcyle accident which damaged his teeth)

Indiana Dairy Association gallery

Official results

1st 15.5 Geoffrey Esper
2nd 14.5 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
3rd 12 Juan “more bite” Rodriguez
4th 11.5 Brian “Dud Light” Dudzinski
4th 11.5 Derek Jacobs
6th 11.25 Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan
7th 11 Matt “Hungry” Hazzard
7th 11 Gideon Oji
9th 7.25 Matt “Sweet Tooth” Cohen
9th 7.25 Matthew Raible
11th 5.5 Meliss Klabel

Joey Chestnut interview with Geist Magazine | WTHR.

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Indianapolis Monthly has an interview with Juan "Juan More Bite" Rodriguez about competing in the ice cream eating contest at the Indiana State Fair on Sunday.

2018 Hopcat Crack Fry qualifiers

Here are the results I have for yesterday’s Crack Fry eating qualifiers held at Hopcat locations in the Midwest. Sam Pohlen was the first female to win a crack fry contest. update Ethan Teske won the Minneapolis contest.

2018 Jan 20 1st 3.6 Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti Chicago, IL
2018 Jan 20 2nd 3.34 Brandon Clark Chicago, IL
2018 Jan 20 1st ? Kyle “The Hammer” Hanner Indianapolis, IN
2018 Jan 20 1st 1.8625 Sam Pohlen Grand Rapids, MI
2018 Jan 20 1st ? Rob Chopp Kalamazoo, MI
2018 Jan 20 1st ? Nick Adanczyk Kansas City, MO

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Joey Chestnut drank 12 pints of beer in under 75 seconds last night in a New Year's Eve show in Indianapolis hosted by Pat McAfee of Barstool Heartland.

2017 St. Elmo’s shrimp cocktail eating contest

Official Results (in pounds, contest duration 8 minutes)

1st 10.4 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut wins for 5th year in a row
2nd 8 Gideon Oji
3rd 5.1 Derek Jacobs
4th 4.6 Crazy Legs Conti
5th 4.2 Ivan “The Avocado” Mendoza
6th 4 Michael “Big Hoss” Deitz
6th 4 Matthew Raible
8th 3.4 Andrew “The Bear” Kogutkiewicz
9th 2.4 Bryan “Big Sexy” Beard

The contest is expected to be livestreamed on

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Registration will open Monday at noon Eastern for the World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship before the Big Ten Championship football game in Indianapolis on December 2.
Brandon "Da Disposal" Clark announces he ate 30 bratwurst in 10 minutes to set the contest record for the Seymour, IN Oktoberfest and take the first prize of $500.

Molly Schuyler wins Arni’s Pizza contest

Results of today’s eating contests at Arni’s Pizza in Lafayette, IN from Stephanie Wu

Pro Division – # of small pizzas eaten, all prizewinners also ate 3 large pizzas, contest length 1 hour

1st 8.5 Molly Schuyler
2nd 4 Brandon Clark
3rd 1.5 Tony Mitchell
4th 0.5 Stephanie Wu

Amateur Division – # of small pizzas eaten, all prizewinners also date 1 large pizza, contest length 1 hour

1st 5.5 Eric Dreifuerst
2nd 3.5 Steve Lancette
3rd 3.3 Jeremy Scott Rumpza
4th 3.25 Alex Lukens
5th 3 Raymod Carlisle

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Oktoberfest in Seymour, IN will hold a bratwurst eating contest on October 7 awarding $500/$150/$50.

Miki Sudo sets MLE ice cream record at Indiana State Fair

update Aug 18 Hungry Hazzard has a video

Update Aug 14
Fox59 video | NapTown Buzz video | Indiana State Fair Facebook video | CBS4Indy article and gallery | Crowemojo video has a contest report

Official results Part 1 | Part 2

1st 16.5 Miki Sudo announced as MLE ice cream record
2nd 15 Juan “more bite” Rodriguez
3rd 13 Brian “Dud Light” Dudzinski
4th 10.5 Derek Jacobs
5th 9 Matt “Hungry” Hazzard
6th 8 Sophia Devita
6th 8 Matthew Raible
8th 7.5 Ivan “The Avocado” Mendoza MLE debut
9th 5 Stacy Fitzsimmons
10th 4.5 Marcus Feldman

Ivan Mendoza will make his MLE debut at the contest.

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Miki Sudo, Juan Rodriguez, Derek Jacobs, Brian Dudzinski and Sophia DeVita are expected to compete in the The World Ice Cream Eating Championship At The Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis on Sunday.
Registration is now open on for the The World Ice Cream Eating Championship At The Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis on August 13.
The Indianapolis Star has an article about Jug Eckert eating 102 White Castle sliders to win a $1000 bet some time during the mid-1970 containing a quote from Joey Chestnut.

Joey Chestnut 4-peats St. Elmo’s Shrimp contest

IndyStar has an interview with Joey Chestnut about defending his St. Elmo Steak House Shrimp Cocktail-Eating Championship Saturday in Indianapolis where he will face off against Carmen Cincotti.

Bob Shoudt wins Arni’s pizza

Results from today’s pizza eating contest at Arni’s in Lafayette, IN

1st 11 $1,000.00 Bob “The Notorious B.O.B.” Shoudt Royersford, PA 1 large pizza & 10 small ones
2nd ? $500.00 Teddy Delacruz Wood Dale, IL
3rd ? $300.00 Eric Dreifuerst
4th ? $200.00 Raymond Maas
5th ? $100.00 Steve Lancette
6th ? Derek Jacobs

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Oktoberfest in Seymour, IN will hold a bratwurst eating contest on October 1 awarding $500/$150/$50.
Arni's Pizza in Lafayette, IN will hold an eating contest on September 25 awarding $1000/$500/$300/$200/$100.

2015 St. Elmo’s shrimp cocktail eating contest

WISH-TV has an article and gallery (youtube)
Fox59 has a video

Full results: Part 1 | Part 2

1st 12.25 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut new record
2nd 7.42 Miki Sudo
3rd 6 Yasir Salem
4th 5.5 Steve Hendry
5th 4.75 Matthew Raible
6th 3.5 Tracy Goode announced as final MLE contest
7th 2.67 Andrew “The Bear” Kogutkiewicz
8th ? Jeremy “PhilosoFonzie” Ildefonso did not finish

update Joey Chestnut ate a record 12.25 pounds in 8 minutes.

Joey Chestnut appeared on RadioNOW and WIBC to promote the contest.


NUVO has an interview with Joey Chestnut about defending his St. Elmo's shrimp cocktail title in Indianapolis on Saturday. Interestingly, no mention is made of Matt Stonie's 2015 dominance. update The interview was from 2014.
George Shea has posted the field for the December 5 St. Elmo's shrimp eating contest in Indianapolis: Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo, Yasir Salem, Steve Hendry, Gideon Oji, Matthew Raible, Andrew Kogutkiewicz and Tracy Goode. If Matt Stonie misses the contest, that will keep his winning streak alive into 2016.
Registration is now open for the St. Elmo World Shrimp Cocktail Championship in Indianapolis on December 5.
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