Charlotte eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming Charlotte eating contests
$150 2019 Jul 19 Hot Dog Eating Contest World of Beer - Epicentre Charlotte, NC
2019 Aug 3Hot Pepper Eating Contest Summer Concert Series Fort Mill, SC
2019 Aug 17Tomato Eating Contest Woodleaf Tomato Festival Cleveland, NC
2019 Aug 24Peach Pie Eating Contest Queen City Summer Festival Charlotte, NC
2019 Oct 19Liver Mush Eating Contest Mutts Music & Mutts Shelby, NC
Three random Charlotte eating challenges
25 BBQ sliders Big Eats Pig Challenge Jackalope Jack's Charlotte, NC
4 lb. burger Big Buckin Burger Bikini's Sports Bar & Grill Austin, TX also a San Antonio & Charlotte, NC location
22 oz. burger MEGA burger Broadway John's Restaurant Indian Trail, NC
(All Charlotte eating challenges and contests in database)

Tin Roof in Charlotte, NC will hold a hot dog eating contest on October 27 awarding $200 to the winner.
Eric "Badlands" Booker appeared on Fox 46 Charlotte to promote tomorrow's Nathan's qualifier at the 600 Festival, so presumably he is the favorite for that competition. Ronnie Hartman will also compete.
Charlene Sunny Williams has started a food challenge youtube channel. Her first video is the 28 inch pizza at Big Guy's in Charlotte.

2016 American Burger Co Roadstar Challenge

Full Results Part 1 | Part 2

1 Joey Chestnut, 4 in 4:24
2 Caremen Cincotti, 4 in 4:48
3 Gideon Oji 4 in 7:42
4 Josh Miller 3.125 in 12 minutes
5 Ronnie Hartman 2.5 in 12
6 Matt Raible 2 in 12
7 Bill Myers 1.75 in 12
8 Henry Roach 1.25 in 12

Joey Chestnut did a podcast about the challenge.

A list of the amateur competitors has been posted.

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American Burger Company has a page about its Roadstar burger Challenge at http://roadstarchallenge.com/ Amateurs can qualify for a contest awarding $500 on July 23 by having the fastest time at a location (mainly in Charlotte, NC area) as of July 15.
American Burger Co will hold an eating contest for amateurs on July 23 in Charlotte awarding $500. Entrants will need to qualify to compete. The contest will precede a MLE contest that will be headlined by Joey Chestnut.
Registration is now open for the American Burger Company Roadstar Challenge in Charlotte, NC on July 23. This will be the first MLE non-qualifier in the Carolinas, Georgia or Virginia since a funnel cake eating contest at Kings Dominion in Virginia in 2009. Registration is also open for the Nugget World Rib-Eating Championship in Sparks, NV on August 31.

2016 Nathan’s Charlotte qualifier

update May 31 Charlotte Agenda has a contest report with a full roster

update May 29 The Sporting News has a contest report. The men’s top 3
1) David Schuster 21.5
2) Ronnie Hartman 18.5
3) Damien Boykin 16

Native New Yorker Elizabeth Petra was the sole woman, perhaps the female Carolinians boycotted due to the HB2 transgender bathroom law ;)

WCCB has a gallery

Steve Shuster won the men’s division with 21 and Elizabeth Petra took the women’s with 6

Ronnie Hartman ad Corey Fanguy are the expected ranked eaters. Rich Shea says a female will make her debut.

Mitchell Johnson and Anthony V. Taddeo did a podcast about the contest

SpeedStreetAutograph is claiming Michael Alvarez is a “semifinalist” who “rocked” last year’s qualifier despite a total of 11 hot dogs.

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The new poll asks what action, if any, Nathan's / MLE should take regarding HB2, North Carolina's controversial transgender bathroom law. Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam have cancelled concerts in the state to protest it and the NBA says it could move the 2017 All Star Game from Charlotte if the law is not repealed. The next Nathan's qualifier will be on May 28 at the Speed Street Festival in Charlotte.
Teddy Delacruz was the first person to finish the 28 inch pizza challenge at Benny Pennello's in Charlotte, NC today and claimed a $500 prize.
Benny Pennello's in Charlotte, NC awards $500 if its 28 inch pizza is finished in an hour without help.
Flashback April 2015: Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis and kicker Graham Gano oversaw a "Fuel Up to Play 60" event at Southside Middle School in Florence, SC which included a milk chugging contest and ice cream eating competition.
Jed Donahue ate a 1.5 pound pound Roadstar Burger and 1 pound of fries in 3:05 to win the first prize of $500 at the American Burger Co. in Charlotte.
American Burger Co. will hold a 1.5 pound burger eating contest on August 6 in Charlotte awarding $500 to the winner. Entrants will need to qualify in Charlotte and Greenville, SC.
CharlotteObserver.com reports that Joe Menchetti ate a meal including a full rack of ribs in five minutes to win a contest yesterday at the Midwood Smokehouse in Charlotte.
Ronnie Hartman has posted a request on reddit for someone to transport natural casing Nathan's hot dogs ordered by a Publix grocery store in Charlotte to Greensboro, NC.

2015 Nathan’s Charlotte qualifier

WBTV has a gallery Queen City Videos has a video

Official top 3 males
1) Gideon Oji 16
2) Craig Wasberg 14
3) Ronnie Hartman 13

1W) BJ Alexander 14
2W) Mary Nelson ? girlfriend of Ronnie Hartman, walked on

Gideon Oji won the contest with 16. BJ Alexander appears to be the name of the female winner.

The women’s winner ate 14. I do not think Sonya Thomas made the contest.

Clayton State Sports has an article about Gideon Oji. If he qualifies he might be the tallest finalist with a height of 6 ft. 9 in.

Joey Chestnut has been headlining the promotion of the contest even though he is not competing: NBCCharlotte | WBTV | Sports Night

This will be the first Nathan’s qualifier for Sonya Thomas since 2011. She has not exceeded 37 hot dogs since 2012. The 27.75 hot dog she ate at last year’s finals was the lowest since her debut year of 2003.

2014 Jul 4 2nd 27.75 10 min Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – women Brooklyn, NY
2013 Jul 4 1st 36.75 10 min Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – women Brooklyn, NY
2012 Jul 4 1st 45 10 min Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – women Brooklyn, NY
2011 Jul 4 1st 40 10 min Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – women Brooklyn, NY
2011 May 28 1st 34 10 min Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier – women Atlantic City, NJ

Previous winners of Charlotte qualifier

2014 May 24 1st 21 10 min Ronnie “MegaByte” Hartman Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Charlotte, NC
2014 May 24 1st 18 10 min Meredith Boxberger Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Charlotte, NC
2012 Jun 16 1st 24 10 min Yasir Salem Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Concord, NC
2011 Jun 18 1st 20 10 min “Big” Brian Subich Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier – men Charlotte, NC
2011 Jun 18 1st 12.5 10 min Grace “Man Eater” Lee Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier – women Charlotte, NC
2010 Jun 19 1st 30 10 min Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Charlotte, NC
2009 Jun 13 1st 23 10 min Micah “Wing Kong” Collins Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Charlotte, NC
2008 Jun 14 1st 34.5 10 min Hall “Hoover” Hunt Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Charlotte, NC
2007 Jun 9 1st 28.75 12 min Hall “Hoover” Hunt Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Charlotte, NC

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PennLive has an article about eating challenges at minor league ballparks reporting that the Hickory (NC) Crawdads will hold a series of between innings eating contests at tomorrow's game.
The Nathan's qualifier in Charlotte, NC on May 23 is looking for counters.
Yahoo! has a blog entry about the Charlotte Motor Speedway offering a 6 pound "Speedway Picnic Burger" and a 6.5 pound "Crank Shaft Burrito" during All Star Race weekend May 15-16.
The Carolina Panthers held an ice cream eating contest as part of a "Fuel Up to Play 60" event held at Southside Middle School in Florence, SC. Linebacker Thomas Davis was in attendance (but did not compete).
In My Fat Story on UK TLC, Katie Hopkins intentionally gained weight to attempt to prove that weight loss is mainly a matter of self-discipline. In her attempt to gain 42 pounds, she traveled to an unnamed restaurant in North Carolina to attempt its burger challenge (which appears to be the 40/20 challenge at BT's Burger Joint in Charlotte).
The Sporting News reports that the Charlotte Hornets will serve a giant "Wow Burger" at home games this season for $70+ containing 7 pounds of meat.
MILB.com has a blog entry about the "CLAWlossal Challenge" available at Hickory (NC) Crawdads games. Spectators who finish the meal consisting of a foot-long chili-cheese dog, pub chips, a half-pound burger, a pulled pork sandwich and a corn dog in less than an inning will get it for free.

Ronnie Hartman wins 2014 Nathans’ Charlotte qualifer

update May 30 The Rushville Republican has a contest report

update May 28 Crazy Legs Conti has a contest report for the Huffington Post

update May 26 Exmainer.com has an article

Brian Seiken interview Brian Subich about the qualifier in his latest podcast

Rake and Herald has a contest report

Ronnie Hartman (contest | results) and NGuyenCHanh1911 have videos

update Results from George Shea
1) Ronnie Hartman 21
2) Crazy Legs Conti 20.5
3) Brian Subich 20
? Corey Fanguy 15
? Jeremy Sims
? Damien Boykin

1W) Meredith Boxberger 18, highest so far in 2013-14
?) Katie Boykin wife of Damien Boykin

Joey Chestnut’s appearance on WBTV and Ronnie Hartman’s interview on WCCM can be viewed online.

Meredith Boxberger is the only announced female competitor.

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