Maryland Washington, DC suburbs eating challenges and contests category

Three random Maryland DC area eating challenges
1 lb. burger The Tower of London Union Jack's Bethesda, MD
2.5 lb. burger Jurassic Burger Challenge Old Line Fine Wine Beltsville, MD
2 cheese steaks Multiple Cheese Steak Wall of Fame South Street Steaks College Park, MD cheesesteak record is five
(All Maryland DC area eating challenges and contests in database)

The 1st Annual Collegiate Competitive Eating League National Championship will take place at the Cornerstone Grill & Loft in College Park, MD on April 16. Colleges will need to assemble teams of 10 eaters to compete.
The facebook for Krazi Kebob in College Park, MD announces that ABC will be covering an appearance by University of Maryland's competitive eating team tonight.
WUSA 9 has a video of the University of Maryland competitive eating team at Ratsie's in College Park, MD tonight. update The Washington Post has an article about the contest won by Phil Fiore announcing an intercollegiate contest in College Park on April 16. A slideshow and video are also available.
WUSA9 has an article about the Washington, DC area Wing Bowl which is closed to professional competitive eaters like last year's contest.
In a response to a twitter question, Bonnie Bernstein of ESPN says she would not only have joined a collegiate competitive eating team if it existed when she was a gymnast at the University of Maryland, she claims she would have been a four time national champion in eating. update A facebook page about the team has been started.
106.7 The Fan has a page about the Washington, DC area Wing Bowl. The winner will receive $2,500, the runner-up $1,000 and third place will be awarded an iPad.
The qualifying circuit for the Hard Times (Washington, DC area) Wing Bowl has been announced. The first qualifier will take place in Germantown, MD on Tuesday.
The University of Maryland competitive eating team's appearance on CSN Washington last night can be viewed online. (via Josh Weissman)
Comcast Sports Net in Washington, DC and Baltimore will have a segment about the University of Maryland's competitive eating team tonight at 10.
The University of Maryland student paper has an article about the new competitive eating club team. Phil Fiore, winner of the 2009 Whiz Bowl cheesesteak eating contest, is one of the members. The club's ultimate goal is to have a national championship in May.
Norman Chad, poker commentator for ESPN, has a column in the Washington Post decrying the University of Maryland's competitive eating team. (I would assume gambling has ruined more lives than competitive eating, but I do not have exact statistics.)
The ESPN SportCenter blog has an interview with Keith Solomon, the founder of the new competitive eating club at the University of Maryland, who says that Juliet Lee is the inspiration for the club.
A competitive eating club team has been started at the University of Maryland.
Jay Gorman won last night's "Man vs. Grub" eating contest at Hank's Tavern in Hyattsville, Maryland.
Hank's Tavern and Eats will hold a Man vs. Grub burger eating contest on November 9 awarding $100 to the winner.
DCist reports there will be four Washington, DC area contests (wings & "Kentucky hot browns") at two sites on April 10.
Videos from the DC Wing Offs are available on the Wing Bowl Page. The rules are also available.
The Hard Times facebook has some information about the Washington, DC area Wing Bowl. Ryan Smith won last Tuesday's Wing Off qualifier by eating 68 wings in 10 minutes. (The January 14 Wing Off results have not been posted)
A "Wing Bowl" awarding $2,500 to the winner will be held at the Hard Times Café Springfield, Virginia on February 5. Qualifiers will take place at Washington, DC area Hard Times Cafés in January. has a report on Saturday's Whiz Bowl in Bethesda, MD. Phillip "The Fury" Fiore won the contest with 8.5 cheesesteak sandwiches in 15 minutes. Ian Hickman was the runner up with 8.25.

Beer & Bourbon baked beans contest

The writer of the web page about the baked bean contest to be held at the Beer and Bourbon Festival at National Harbor, Maryland (suburban Washington, DC) appears ignorant that two of the world’s top competitive eaters are DC-area women:

NEW CONTESTS. Ladies – Do you have what it takes to be Ms. Bar-B-Cutie? Guys – can you handle the WORLD BBQ BEAN –EATING CHAMPIONSHIP? Practice, practice, practice and win big bucks and bragging rights!

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Tripp Laino has a column in the University of Maryland student newspaper about a hot dog eating contest he had with Brian "Eatin" Keaton.

Sonya Thomas to judge Andrews AFB contest

The online newsletter for Andrews Air Force Base has the following item:

Beat the Black Widow

AAFES and Anthony’s Pizza are hosting a pizza eating contest today at 11:30 a.m. in the foodcourt of the base exchange. Sonya ‘‘Black Widow” Thomas, competitive eater, avid walker and Andrews Burger King manager, is slated to be on hand performing demonstrations and to serve as a judge for the contest. Prizes include AAFES gift cards. For more information call Anthony’s Pizza at 301-568-2200.

It is not clear whether the date of the contest is October 30 or 31.

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Bowie Baysox burger blog entry & videos

Jill Stoler has a blog entry containing three videos about competing in the burger eating contest held during Sunday’s Bowie Baysox game. David Mitolo and Tim “Obi Wing Kenobi” Cain also have videos.

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