Maryland eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming eating contests
2020 May 30Golgappa Eating Contest Great Food & Fashion Festival of India West Friendship, MD
2020 Jul 11Pie Eating Contest Car Show @ Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Mechanicsville, MD
2020 Aug 15Pie Eating Contest Pig Out in the Park Frostburg, MD
Three random eating challenges
5 decker sandwich The Bender Schmender Roy's Place Gaithersburg, MD "Corn beef, turkey, roast pork, chicken liver pate & golden brisket with lettuce, tomato, golden sauce & a psychiatric appointment"
big sandwich Super Duper Colossal Sandwich Chick and Ruth's Delly Annapolis, MD sandwich recommended to feed at least 5-6 people
5 lb. mac & cheese Five Pound Mac & Cheese Crazy Lil's Baltimore, MD
(All Maryland eating challenges and contests in database)

Steak and Main in North East, MD, famed for its Great Steak challenge, received tips of $500 and $200 today.
ESPN has an article about Baltimore Ravens lineman Bradley Bozeman's cross-country trip in an RV to promote anti-bullying initiatives which mentions him completing the 72 Big Texan steak challenge in 48:08.
DelMarVANow.com has an article about a cameo.com video produced by Miki Sudo and Nick Wehry to encorage Daniel "Chunky" Henson to compete in a muskrat leg eating contest in Cambridge, MD.
MDCoastDispatch.com reports that a Nathan's Famous qualifer has been approved by the city council of Ocean City, MD and will take place on June 13. update Feb 21 Delmarvanow.com has an article about the qualifier in which Rich Shea says that additional qualifiers will take place in Hershey, PA, Washington, DC and Pleasanton, CA. There will be a total of 12 competitions on the circuit, which may or may not include the two that were held in the second half of 2019.
MDCoastDispatch.com has an article about the possibility of a Nathan's Famous qualifier being held in Ocean City, MD on June 13 during the Ocean City Air Show.
The Baltimore Sun has an article about Joey Chestnut eating 230 wings in 57 minutes at Hooters, a personal record for a one hour session. He faced off against fans in 10 wing mini-contests and was defeated by Phil "The Fury" Fiore, founder of a competitive eating club at the University of Maryland in 2010.
The Frederick News Post has an article about Molly Schuyler finishing 2 Avalanche challenge burgers at Chubby's in Emmetsburg, MD.
Joey Chestnut will do a meet and greet at the Hooters in Orlando on International Drive on August 22. update The full schedule has been posted: Charlotte Aug 14, Atlanta Aug 15, Baltimore Aug 21, Orlando Aug 22, Newport, KY Aug 29, Arlington, TX Sept 8.
State Fare in Catonsville, MD will hold a hot dog eating contest on July 4 awarding $500 to the winner.
Banditos in Baltimore will hold a taco eating contest on April 14 awarding $200 to the winner.
Battley Cycles in Gaithersburg, MD will hold a hot pepper eating contest on February 10 awarding $300 to the winner.
Professional wrestler Bruan Strowman attempted the 7 pound Seafood UFO Sandwich at Jimmy's Famous Seafood in Baltimore.
District Harley Davidson in Gaithersburg, MD will hold a hot dog eating contest July 19 awarding $250 to the winner.

2018 Preakness Balloon Festival Nathan’s qualifier

update May 20 Darron Breeden has a video
update May 14 Videos: Frank Godfrey Jr. | K Womble introduction video

Darron Breeden practice session video

Official results

1st 46.5 Darron Breeden
2nd 33.5 Nick Wehry 3rd most so far in 2017-18 circuit
3rd 20 Kevin Liu
4th 13 Corey Yu-Yang Hsu
5th 12.75 William “Wild Bill” Myers
6th 7.5 Jonathan Koscianski
7th 6.5 Bryan Shepherd
8th 5.5 Chris Kilgalen
8th 5.5 Brett Shepherd
10th 5 Rich Henderson
1st 26 “The Lovely” Juliet Lee qualifies for 12th consecutive year

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The fourth episode of the MLE podcast Men in Boaters was released today. The retirement of Meredith "Deep Fried" Diva was announced and Darron Breeden and Juliet Lee were listed as expected entrants in Saturday's Nathan's qualifier at the Preakness Balloon Festival in Maryland.
Darron Breeden announces that he will compete in the Nathan's qualifier in West Friendship, MD on May 12.
The calendar for National Harbor, MD has no listing for a Peeps Day in 2018. A MLE peeps eating contest was held the previous two years before easter at that venue.

Nadia White finishes Great Steak challenge in 14 minutes

Porn Star Nadia White finished the 5.5 pound Great Steak Challenge at Steak and Main in Nort East, MD in 14 minutes. This is the second fastest challenge completion time for a female after Molly Schuyler.

The fastest documented times for any 72+ ounce steak challenge by women excluding Molly Schuyler I am aware of are:

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The Preakness Balloon Festival will hold a Nathan's hot dog qualifier in West Friendship, MD (Baltimore area). I think this is the first Nathan's qualifier in Maryland.
In the latest episode of Practitioners TV, John "Oink Oink" Bradley attempts the Great Steak Challenge at Steak & Main in North East, MD.
John from Ashton, PA finished the Great Steak Challenge (weight 74 oz) at Steak and Main in North East, MD in 13 minutes yesterday.
Results from Fish Tales hot dog eating contest in Ocean City, MD: 1) Bob Shoudt 32 (wins $1200) prize 2) Dave Brunelli 31 3) Stephen Hillegass 12
The Preakness Baloon Festival will hold a meatball eating contest on May 19 in West Friendship, MD awarding $200, a $100 Gianni's Restaurant gift card, 2 night stay at the Elk Forge B&B in Elkton, MD and more to the winner.

Matt Stonie defends National Harbor Peeps

update Apr 12 Matt Stonie and Capital News Service have videos

update Apr 11 DCRefined.com has a gallery
JTubeVideos has a contest video

update Full results have been posted: Official top 5 | Part 2 | Part 3

1st 255 Matt Stonie 5 minutes, new record, 1st contest of 2017
2nd 238 Geoffrey Esper
3rd 170 Carmen Cincotti
4th 165 “The Lovely” Juliet Lee
5th 155 Gideon Oji
6th 113 Kevin Ambs
7th 110 Yasir Salem
8th 70 Crazy Legs Conti
9th 67 Mike Deitz
9th 67 Sarah Reinecke probably top NW USA woman in MLE with one contest
11th 47 William Myers

National Harbor has a periscope
Washingtonian interviewed Matt Stonie about the contest.
Carmen Cincotti produced a practice video.

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Juliet Lee appeared on 98 Rock Baltimore yesterday to promote next month's Peeps eating contest in National Harbor, MD.
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