Duluth eating challenges and contests category

Three random Duluth eating challenges
2 lb. burger Burger to be Named Later Big Daddy's Burgers Duluth, MN includes 2 lb. fries
1 lb. burger Galley Buster Anchor Bar Superior, WI
2 lb. burger Big Daddy's Challenge Big Daddy's Burgers Duluth, MN includes 1.5 pounds of fries, burger size increases when finished
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2019 Fortune Bay Indian taco eating contest

Official results

1st 39 Geoffrey Esper
2nd 31.5 Gideon Oji
3rd 27 Miki Sudo
4th 13 John Gebhard
5th 10 Jake Becker
6th 8.5 Jason Krause
7th 8 Sean Lien
8th 5 Rene Rovtar
9th ? Chad Johnson

Defending champ Geoff Esper, Miki Sudo, Gideon Oji and Rene Rovtar are expected to compete.

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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.
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.
StarTribune.com has a preview of the Hotdish Eating Championship that will take place at Fortune Bay Resort Casino in Tower, MN.

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.

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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Molly Schuyler reports she ate three six pound burgers, which would probably be a record for most weight consumed in a burger challenge. update Jun 26 The Another challenge Molly completed was the Shackamonjaro at The Shack in Superior, WI.
Northlands News Center has a video segment about Molly Schuyler finishing the 8 pound Great Divide Challenge at Gronk's Grill in Superior, WI in 7:13. (Fox 21 article) update July 25 WKZO also has an article and video
McKenzie's Bar and Grill in Hermantown, MN (Duluth area) will hold a hot dog eating contest on Saturday awarding $500 to the winner.
Norm's Beer and Brats in Superior, WI (Duluth area) will hold a wing eating contest on Thursday awarding $500 to the winner.
Pat Bertoletti has posted a video of him eating a 3 pound burger and 2 pounds of fries at Gronk's Grill (Duluth area) to his yardbarker blog.