Saint Louis eating challenges and contests category

Three random St. Louis eating challenges
5 lb. bbq meal The Big Horn Big Chief Restaurant Wildwood, MO
5 hot dogs Big Daddy Rob's Challenge Mascots Saint Peters, MO includes 1 lb fries
24 oz. malts Malt Challenge Crown Candy Kitchen St. Louis, MO Since 1913, free if 5 malts eaten in 30 minutes
(All St. Louis eating challenges and contests in database)

Brandon "Da Garbage Disposal" Clark won the first prize of $300 in today's pumpkin pie eating contest at Casino Queen in East St. Louis, IL.
Casino Queen will hold a pumpkin pie eating contest in East St. Louis on October 27 awawrding $300 to the winner.
The Heavy Anchor in St. Louis will hold a taco eating contest on September 1 awarding $150 to the winner and $50 to the runner-up.
Casino Queen in East St. Louis, IL will hold a wing eating contest on July 21 awarding $300 to the winner.

2018 St. Louis Nathan’s Cardinal qualifier

update Results via Brandon Clark & Kyle Hanner comments
1) Jim Reeves 21
2) Brett Healey 20
3) Crazy Legs Conti 19.5

1W) “Panda” Jin 12

“Buffalo” Jim Reeves was the male winner of the Nathan’s qualifier at the St. Louis Cardinals ballpark according to Matthew Theodore.

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T Mo's Tacos will hold a taco eating contest in Bethalto, IL tomorrow awarding $200 to the winner.
Darron Breeden uploaded a video of him finishing the Pointersaurus Pizza at Pointer's Pizza in St. Louis without help. He is probably the first male and second overall after Molly Schuyler to finish the challenge intended for two people solo.
The Midwest Wingfest will hold wing eating contests in Fairview Heights, IL Saturday awarding $100/$50/$25 to the top 3 men & women.
Brandon "Da Garbage Disposal" Clark, runner-up in the St. Louis Nathan's qualifier, has started a youtube channel.

2017 St. Louis Nathan’s qualifier

Sophia DeVita has a travelog video

Results from facebook video
1) Erik Denmark 28
2) Brandon Clark 26.5

1W) Sophia DeVita 16
2W) Marlene Wigginton 9.75
3W) Allison 4
4W) Valerie

In the women’s contest Sophia DeVita will face Marlene Wigginton, who took a year off for pregnancy. This could leave the Naperville, IL women’s qualifier wide open if Sophia DeVita wins.

Erik Denmark is the only male entrant who has been mentioned. George Shea mentioned the controversy from his last qualifier in Washington, DC where he was accused of putting a hot dog in his pocket.

Joey Chestnut will be in attendance and serve as the judge.

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Registration is now open for two Nathan's qualifiers at MLB ballparks next month: Miami Marlins (April 15) & St. Louis Cardinals April 28.
DiGregorio's Market in St. Louis will hold a spaghetti eating contest tomorrow awarding $200 to the winner.
The St. Louis Cardinals produced a video of the April 16 Nathan's qualifier including interviews with Matt Stonie and Mary Bowers. The video lists the contest announcer's name as "George Shey".

2016 Nathan’s St. Louis qualifier

update April 19 StLouis.CBSLocal.com has an article

update Juan Rodriguez and Mary Bowers won the contest. It appears their totals were 29 and 12. Taylor Coombs now has the women’s wild card lead.

Matt Stonie appeared on Fox2Now this morning.

Juan “More Bite” Rodriguez will face Matt Cohen, Matt Raible and Andrew Kogutkiewicz in his defense of his qualifier title.

Mary Bowers will seek her first victory in qualifier with multiple women when she faces off against Taylor Coombs. Marlene Wigginton will not attempt to threepeat the women’s qualifier due to her pregnancy.

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Matt Stonie will be present at Saturday's Nathan's qualifier in St. Louis but will not compete. Juan Rodriguez will look to defend his qualifier title while wearing Chicago Blackhawks gear.
Randy Santel reports that Molly Schuyler was the first person to finish the Pointersaurus challenge at Pointer's Pizza in St. Louis by herself, a 10+ pound pizza intended for pairs. Her time was 16 minutes. Molly is the third all female group to finish the challenge; Stephanie Wu & Stephanie Torres and sisters Pam & Jennifer Cooney did it previously.
Registration will open tomorrow at noon Central for the Nathan's qualifier at the St. Louis Cardinals ballpark on April 16.
Nathan's Famous is a sponsor for the Cardinals bobblehead promotion on April 16, so that is the probable date for the Saint Louis qualifier.
In University City, MO today, Market Pub House will hold a ghost pepper wing challenge and Racanelli's will hold a pizza eating contest. Both competitions will award Rams tickets.
Yasir Salem had the fastest time in the Tour de Donut in Staunton, IL on July 11 after receiving a time deduction of 250 minutes for eating 50 donuts while bicycling. His unadjusted time was 2:33 for the 32 mile course. (via Bucks County Courier)
STLSportsPage has interviews with Juan Rodriguez and Marlene Wigginton about representing St.Louis in the Nathan's finals.
T Mo's will hold an amateur only taco eating contest in Bethalto, IL on May 30 awarding $400 ($200 to the winner).

2015 St. Louis Nathan’s qualifier

update May 18 A press release announces that Guinness will claim the record for most selfies taken (4,296) was set at the game. It would be interesting to know how that total was obtained.

The Cardinals official website has a video (via Teryn Schaefer)

Results

1) Juan “More Bite” Rodriguez 25
2) Kyle Hanner 16
3) Matt Raible 13

1W) Marlene Wigginton 10

Joey Chestnut appeared on KMOX yesterday

Personal bests for announced entrants

2014 Jul 4 6th 32 10 min Juan “more bite” Rodriguez Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – men Brooklyn, NY
2013 Jun 2 5th 12 10 min Matthew Raible Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men St. Paul, MN
2014 May 17 1st 9.5 10 min Marlene Wigginton Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women St. Louis, MO

Previous Winners

2014 May 17 1st 27.5 10 min Sean “Flash” Gordon Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men St. Louis, MO
2014 May 17 1st 9.5 10 min Marlene Wigginton Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women St. Louis, MO

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The field for Saturday's Nathan's qualifier is expected to include Juan "More Bite" Rodriguez, Matt Raible & 2014 St. Louis women's winner Marlene Wigginton.
Nathan's Famous will sponsor a Guiness World Records attempt for the most selfies taken at one time in conjunction with the qualifier at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on May 16. Joey Chestnut will be in attendance.
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