Minnesota eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming eating contests
2019 Oct 19Pie Eating Contest - postponed Great Pumpkin Festival Brainerd, MN
$5,000 2019 Nov 2I Fortune Bay World Indian Taco Eating Championship Fortune Bay Casino Resort Tower, MN
Three random eating challenges
10 spicy wings Ghost Wings Challenge Girvan Grille Brooklyn Park, MN beverages & other food not allowed
4 lb. porterhouse Golden Butter Knife Steak for Three Murray's Restaurant Minneapolis, MN
30 in pizza The Big Braddah Belly Buster T.O.P.S. Restaurant and Bar Rosemount, MN
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Registration is now open on majorleagueeating.com for the True Texas BBQ Challenge at Circuit of the Americas in Austin on November 2. Registration is also open for the Fortune Bay World Indian Taco Eating Championship in Tower, MN also on November 2.
Youtube has a video of the opening ceremonies of a pasta eating contest between professional wrestlers Hulk Hogan and Randy "Macho Man" Savage held in 1995 to promote the opening of Hulk Hogan's Pastamania! restaurant at the Mall of American in Bloomington, MN. (The video ends before the competition starts) (via Guy Hutchinson)

2019 Mystic Lake rib eating contest

Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Darron Breeden and Miki Sudo are listed as expected entrants at the Great Midwest Rib Fest World Rib-Eating Championship in Prior Lake on July 27.
Registration is open on MajorLeagueEating.com for the Great Midwest Rib Fest Rib Eating Championship in Prior Lake, MN on July 27.
CityPages has an article about last month's Fortune Bay World Wild Rice Hotdish Eating Championship in Tower, MN containing an interview with Ethan Teske.

Miki Sudo wins Fortune Bay Wild Rice Hotdish

Official results of today’s Fortune Bay World Wild Rice Hotdish Eating Championship in Tower, MN (contest length 8 minutes).

1st 14 Miki Sudo
2nd 13.5 Geoffrey Esper
3rd 12.25 Darron Breeden
4th 8 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas
4th 8 Ben Welch
6th 6 Ethan Teske
7th 5 Alex Cook
8th 4 Billy Milbeck
8th 4 travis schultz
10th 3 Paul Shyrer

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Geoff Esper, Darron Breeden, Miki Sudo, Badlands Booker, Darrien Thomas, Matthew Raible and local John Rembold are listed as expected entrants in Saturday's Fortune Bay World Wild Rice Hotdish Eating Championship in Tower, MN, the last MLE non-qualifier contest before the Nathan's finals.
The Great Midwest Rib Fest World Rib Eating Championship will take place at Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, MN on July 27. Joey Chestnut is expected to compete.
The Bulldog Uptown will hold a hot dog eating contest on June 2 in Minneapolis awarding $300 to the winner.
Joey Chestnut will appear at Cub Minnehaha in Minneapolis tomorrow as part of its grand opening celebration.
StarTribune.com has a preview of the Hotdish Eating Championship that will take place at Fortune Bay Resort Casino in Tower, MN.
Hopcat will hold fry eating qualifiers at its 17 locations (mainly in the midwest, but also Port St. Lucie, FL) on January 19. Winners will receive a $500 prize package and the chance to compete for a $2000 prize in Ypsilanti, MI in July. The chain previously called its signature side dish used in the competition "crack fries", but will changing the name because it was considered insensitive to drug addicts.

2018 Fortune Bay Indian tacos

Official results

1st 30.5 Geoffrey Esper new record
2nd 23.5 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
2nd 23.5 Gideon Oji
4th 20 Miki Sudo
5th 19 Matt “Hungry” Hazzard
6th 15 George Chiger
7th 11 Brett Healey
8th 10 Matthew Raible
9th 3 Peter Boney
10th 2.5 Alex Cook

MLE (non-qualifier victories in 2018)
11 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
10 Geoffrey Esper
3 Carmen Cincotti
3 Darron Breeden
1 Matt “Megatoad” Stonie
1 Miki Sudo
1 Gideon Oji

A win today for Joey Chestnut would clinch the most calendar-year victories for him with just one more competition remaining in 2018.

Joey Chestnut appeared on KBJR yesterday

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VirginiaMN.com has a preview of tomorrow's Indian taco eating contest at Fortune Bay Resort Casino in Tower, MN with quotes from competitors Joey Chestnut and Matt Hazard. Geoff Esper, Gideon Oji, "Mike Sudo" and Matt Raible are also expected to compete.
Defending champ Geoff Esper and Joey Chestnut are expected to compete in the World Indian Taco Eating Championship at Fortune Bay Resort Casino in Tower, MN on Saturday.
The Star Tribune Vacation & Travel Experience will hold falafel eating contests in Minneapolis on November 10 and 11 awarding trips to Israel.
Minnesota competitive eater Kai "Kai Eats World" Chan will appear on Wednesay's episode of TKO: Total Knock Out on CBS (trailer).
HometownSoure.com has an article about Ethan Teske setting the house record for the 20 scoop Tornado Sundae at Two Scoops, in Anoka, MN.

Geoff Esper defeats Chestnut at Fortune Bay Indian tacos

update Nov 8 Timberjay.com has a contest report

update VirginiaMN.com has an article

Joey Chestnut appeared on CBS3Duluth and KBJR 6 yesterday.

Results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

1st 29 Geoffrey Esper
2nd 28 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
3rd 23 Gideon Oji
4th 11 Matthew Raible
5th 9 Sean “2 Dolla” Nichols
5th 9 Mark Pedersen
5th 9 Doug Porter
8th 7 Billy Copenace
9th 6 Jesse Sympson
10th 5 George Echum
10th 5 John Tikkanen

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VirginiaMN has a preview of Saturday's World Indian Taco Eating Championship at Fortune Bay Casino in Tower, MN where Joey Chestnut and Gideon Oji are expected to compete. The article incorrectly claims it will be the first MLE Indian taco contest; Foodabluza held a competition in 2013.
KEYC.com has a video about Ethan Teske & Jeremiah Forster finishing the 30 inch pizza challenge at Fox Pizza in Madelia, MN last week in 16 minutes, believed to be a record for the entire chain.
Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo are expected to compete in the World Indian Taco Eating Contest at Fortune Bay Casino in Tower, MN on Saturday.
The Star Tribune Vacation & Travel Experience will hold taco eating contests in Minneapolis on Saturday and Sunday awarding trips to Mexico.
Southern Minnesota News has an article about Stephanie Wu and Jeremiah Forster finishing the 30 inch Mega Fox Pizza at Fox’s Pizza Den in Madelia, MN in about 30 minutes. They were the first pair to complete the meal after 17 unsuccessful attempts.
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