Trenton / Central New Jersey eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming Trenton eating contests
$4,000 2018 Sep 29I Trenton Thunder World Famous Case's Pork Roll Eating Championship Trenton Thunder ballpark Trenton, NJ
Three random Trenton eating challenges
cheese steak Cheese Steak Challenge Hungry Piney Browns Mills, NJ
2 1 lb. burgers The Daily Allowance Challenge - defunct The Office Beer Bar & Grill 7 New Jersey locations, NJ
1 lb. burger The Thunder Burger Challenge Trenton Thunder Luxury Suites Trenton, NJ burger consists of 3 grilled cheese sandwiches separated by 8 ounce hamburger patties, finishers will be invited to an August 28 contest
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The Wisconsin State Fair World Cheese Curd Eating Championship in West Allis, WI on August 11 has been added to the MLE calendar (registration opens May 30). The Owensboro International Bar-B-Q Festival World Mutton Sandwich-Eating Championship in Kentucky on May 12(registration open) and the Trenton Thunder World Famous Case's Pork Roll Eating Championship on September 29 (registration opens July 19) have also been listed.

Carmen Cincotti wins Trenton pork rolls

update Oct 11 Videos Carmen Cincotti | Darron Breeden | Darron Breeden“>practice video

Carmen Cincotti precontest interview | Crazy Legs Conti Huffington Post preview

update has an article
Trenton Thunder have a video

The top 3 | Part 2
1) Carmen Cincotti 40
2) Darron Breeden 33
3) Brian Dudzinski 23.25
4T) Crazy Legs Conti 15.5
4T) Michael Deitz 15.5

Carmen Cincotti ate 40 pork rolls to
win the Trenton Thunder World Famous Case’s Pork Roll Eating Championship.

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The Trenton Thunder announce that Joey Chestnut has pulled out of Case's Pork Roll Eating Championship on September 30, leaving Carmen Cincotti and Darron Breeden as the favorites.
The field for the World Famours Case's Pork Roll Eating Championship in Trenton, NJ on September 30 has been announced: Joey Chestnut, Carmen Cincotti, Darron Breeden, Badlands Booker, Brian Dudzinski, Kevin Ambs, Crazy Legs Conti, Bill Myers, Michael Deitz, Rene Rovtar, Jack Diamond, Shinn from 94.5 and Dimitry "The Ukraine Train" Shchupak.

2016 Trenton pork roll contest

update Sept 29 CentralJersey has an article about Carmen Cincotti’s runner-up finish.

update Sept 27
A lot of coverage for Bill Spadea at the festival: NJ101.5 video | Chasing News video | NJ101.5 blog entry | personal blog entry

Carmen Cincotti has a video | Interview with Carmen Cincotti

update Sept 25 has an article

update The Trenton Thunder have a contest video

update Full Results | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

1st 43 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut defends title
2nd 40 Carmen Cincotti
3rd 31 Geoffrey Esper
4th 22.5 Brian “Dud Light” Dudzinski
5th 15 Eric “Badlands” Booker
6th 14.5 Kevin “Qwazy” Ambs
7th 14 Micah “Wing Kong” Collins
8th 10.5 Crazy Legs Conti
8th 10.5 William “Wild Bill” Myers
10th 9 Larell Marie “The Real Deal” Mele
11th 6.5 Bill Spadea

update Hugging Harold Reynolds has the top 2
1) Joey Chestnut 43
2) Carmen Cincotti 40

Joey Chestnut appeared on NJ 101.5 yesterday

Comments (21) has an article about Carmen "The Mutiny" Cincotti competing in the Trenton Thunder pork roll eating contest on September 24. has the field for the World Famous Case's Pork Roll Eating Championship in Trenton, NJ on September 24, which includes Joey Chestnut, Carmen Cincotti, Gideon Oji, Geoffrey Esper, Eric "Badlands" Booker and Brian Dudzinski. reports that Dmitry "Ukraine Train" Shchupak won the pork roll eating qualifier at tonight's Trenton Thunder game. Joey Chestnut and Carmen Cincotti were in attendance.
Joey Chestnut and Carmen Cincotti will attend Friday's Trenton Thunder game. A qualifier awarding a spot in the September 24 MLE pork roll eating contest will also take place.

Joey Chestnut edges Geoffrey Esper to win Trenton pork rolls

update Sep 30 Jeff Edelstein has a report on his last place finish.

update Sep 28 has an article

update Full Results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 article

1st 32 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
2nd 28 Geoffrey Esper
3rd 22 Yasir Salem
4th 21.75 “The Lovely” Juliet Lee
5th 20 Gideon Oji
6th 18 Eric “Badlands” Booker
7th 16 Carmen Cincotti
8th 13 Micah “Wing Kong” Collins
9th 12 William “Wild Bill” Myers
10th 10 Crazy Legs Conti
11th 8 Andrew Kossuth
12th 3.25 Jeff Edelstein

The Trentonian has a contest report with some results and a gallery. MLE has yet to post any news.

JZig12 reports that Joey Chestnut won today’s pork roll eating contest in Trenton, NJ.

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The roster for the September 26 pork roll eating contest in Trenton, NJ has been posted and includes Joey Chestnut, Juliet Lee, Geoffrey Esper, Badlands Booker, Yasir Salem, Crazy Legs Conti, Gideon Oji, Micah Collins and Bill Myers. update Sep has an interview with Joey Chestnut about competing in the contest. update Sep 23 Jeff Edelstein has a column about competing in the contest has an article about Carmen Cincotti, who will compete in the Trenton Thunder World Famous Case's Pork Roll Eating Championship on September 26 after winning the qualifer.
Tickets are on sale for the Case's Pork Roll Eating Championship in Trenton, NJ on September 26. A qualifier will be held at the September 5 Trenton Thunder game.
The Trentonia reports that Joey Chestnut will compete in a pork roll eating contest in Trenton, NJ on September 26. Another pork roll eating contest will be held in East Rutherford, NJ on June 20. update Jun 7 A page about the contest is available on the Trenton Thunder's website. reports that Dave Wittenburg ate 96 oysters in 2 minutes to win the Princeton Oyster Bowl for the third year in a row and donated his prize of a trip for two to the Dominican Republic to a breast cancer survivor. Theza Friedman was the runner up with 82 oysters.
Dave Wittenburg won the Oyster Bowl held in Princeton, NJ yesterday.  update Full results (individual | team) have been posted.
The Oyster Bowl will take place in Princeton, NJ on Sunday and award a trip for two to Punta Cana. Dave "US Male" Goldstein will commpete and appeared on Talk Philly with Theza Friedman to promote the contest.
Dan Mangiapane has a report for MyCentralJersey about competing in the World Ice Cream Eating Championships in Lakeland, FL. He finished 8th and hopes to receive a slot in the Meadowlands Nathan's qualifier June 29. reports that Dave Wittenberg won today's Oyster Bowl in Princeton with a total of 93 oysters in 2 minutes. Trevor Lamb was the runner up and 2012 overall winner Lizzy McDaniel repeated as the women's division champion. (gallery)
Defending champion Lizzy McDaniel and 2011 women's division winner Theza Friedman competed in a promo contest for the Princeton Oyster Bowl on CBS Philly earlier this week (gallery). The contest will award a Caribbean trip to the overall winner on Sunday. Dave "US Male" Goldstein is listed as a 3.5- 1 underdog for the contest.
Lizzy McDaniel won Oyster Bowl XIII in Princeton, NJ today with a total of 99 oysters in 2 minutes, denying Bill Forrest, who ate 94, a chance at a threepeat. update Dave "US Male" Goldstein has a gallery update Feb 6 The top 10 and a gallery are available. has an article about the Oyster Bowl that will award a trip for two to the Caribbean in its oyster eating contest in Princeton, NJ on Sunday.
The Washingtonian has an interview with Sonya Thomas about her first eating contest, the 2003 Nathan's qualifier at the Molly Pitcher Travel Plaza on the New Jersey Turnpike.
The Witherspoon Grill in Princeton, NJ will hold a pumpkin pie eating contest tomorrow awarding a gift basket with a listed value of $300.
EveJersey has a slideshow of Saturday's Premio Italian Sausage Eating Contest held at Six Flags in New Jersey won by Dave "US Male" Goldstein.
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