Springfield / Western Massachusetts eating challenges and contests category

Three random Springfield, MA eating challenges
6.5 lb. corned beef sandwich Gus & Paul's Challenge Gus & Paul's Springfield, MA
12 egg omelet The Godzilla Misty Moonlight Diner Pittsfield, MA
9 patty burger Triple Triple Burger Jake's Wayback Burgers Springfield, MA
(All Springfield, MA eating challenges and contests in database)

Keith Bona ate 20 hot dogs to win yesterday's hot dog eating contest at Jack's Hot Dog Stand in North Adams, MA after leader LA Beast reversed. update iberkshires.com has an article about the contest. LA Beast had a 26 to 20 hot dog lead when he reversed with about a minute left.
LA Beast will compete in a hot dog eating contest at Jack's Hot Dog Stand in North Adams, MA on August 17. 100 T-shirts will be given away.

2018 Big E White Hut World Cheeseburg Championship

update Full official results (10 minutes) Part 1 | Part 2

1st 47 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
2nd 45 Geoffrey Esper
3rd 28 Nick Wehry
4th 26 Gideon Oji
5th 21 George Chiger
6th 16 Eric “Badlands” Booker
7th 15.5 Brian “Dud Light” Dudzinski
7th 15.5 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas
9th 11.5 William “Wild Bill” Myers
10th 5 Rene Rovtar
11th 4 Prudence DiBenedetto

There is a close race between Joey Chestnut and Geoff Esper for most non-qualifier MLE victories in calendar year 2018:

8 Geoffrey Esper
7 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
3 Carmen Cincotti
2 Darron Breeden
1 Matt “Megatoad” Stonie
1 Miki Sudo
1 Gideon Oji

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Joey Chestnut, Eric "Badlands" Booker, Crazy Legs Conti and Michael Deitz are expected to compete in the White Hut Cheeseburg-Eating Championship in West Springfield, MA on September 15.

2017 White Hut World Cheeseburg Eating Championship

MassLive has the roster for the amateur division of the the White Hut World Cheeseburg Eating Contest at the Big E Fair in West Springfield, MA listing Stephanie Wu as the most serious competitor.
Joey Chestnut, Carmen Cincotti, Geoffrey Esper, Badlands Booker and Crazy Legs Conti are expected to compete at the White Hut Cheeseburger Eating Championship at the Big E Fair in West Springfield on September 23.
Joey Chestnut and Carmen Cincotti are expected to compete in the White Hut World Cheeseburg Eating Championship in West Springfield, MA on September 23. The amateur undercard is seeking competitors.

2016 White Hut cheeseburgers

Results from the Big E Fair in West Springfield, MA (Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3)
1) Matt Stonie 41 burgers in 10 minutes
2) Carmen Cincotti 38
3) Geoffrey Esper 35.5
4T) Brian Dudzinski 21
4T) Eric “Badlands” Booker 21
6) Bill Myers 14
7) Crazy Legs Conti 12.5
8) James Burgess 11
9) Jon Taylor 10
10 Steven Wojick 7

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An article about the amateur undercard for tomorrow's White Hut burger eating contest in West Springfield, MA also has the professional field: Matt Stonie, Carmen Cincotti, Geoffrey Esper, "Badlands" Booker, Brian Dudzinski, Crazy Legs Conti, Bill Myers, Jon Taylor, Steven Wojick and James Burgess.
Jamie McDonald won the finals of the wing eating contest held at the Toasted Owl Tavern in Northampton, MA last night. Joe Menchetti was runner-up and Todd Neuman was 3rd.
The Toasted Owl Tavern in Northampton, MA will hold a chili dog eating contest in June. Four qualifiers will be held on Wednesdays and the winner of each qualifier will receive Red Sox tickets. The finals will take place on June 30.
Red Sox tickets will be awarded at an ice cream contest in Amherst, MA tomorrow. (It is not clear if the tickets are eating contest or raffle prizes).
Greg "The Great Moomsi" Maloomian has uploaded a video of the 8 pound sandwich challenge he attempted with a partner at Gus and Paul’s Deli in Springfield, MA. The challenge has raised $1,000 for the Open Pantry Organization.

The Great Moomsi to attempt sandwich challenge for charity

TheGreatMoomsi.com reports that Greg “The Great Moomsi” Maloomian will attempt “The World’s Biggest Corned Beef Sandwich” at Gus & Paul’s with a partner on January 16. Donations to Open Pantry Community Services are being accepted in conjunction with this challenge attempt.

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TheReminder.com has an article and picture of a 6.5 pound corned beef sandwich from Gus & Paul's in Sprinfield, MA. If the sandwich is completed in less than an hour, it will be named after the finisher and the deli will donate $100 to the Food Bank.