Nevada eating challenges and contests category

Three random eating challenges
1 lb. burger The Gauntlet The Dillinger Food & Drinkery Boulder City, NV includes 2 servings of beef brisket, two layers of bacon, sides of fries, sweet potato fries, cole slaw & bread pudding
big bowl Sumo Bowl Challenge Anime Ramen Las Vegas, NV
big burger The "Hudak" Menu Burger Challenge Fox & Hound Stateline, NV includes BBQ pulled pork, two fried eggs, a bacon cheeseburger, chili cheese garlic fries, a Philly cheesesteak, a teriyaki chicken sandwich and 6 hot wings
(All Nevada eating challenges and contests in database)

It does not appear the Nugget Rib Cookoff in Sparks, NV will hold a rib eating contest in 2017.
Miki Sudo will serve as a coach in a contest where five entertainers from the Sapphire Pool & Day Club will attempt to finish 2 hot dogs as fast as possible. The event will take place before the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight on August 26.
Tom Gilbert won the first prize of $500 in today's hot dog eating contest at Papaya King in Las Vegas.
Papaya King in Las Vegas will hold a hot dog eating contest on July 23 awarding $500 to the winner.

2017 Hooters wing championship

The Hooters facebook has a live video of the contest.

update The Las Vegas Sun has a gallery

Official results Part 1 | Part 2

1st 250 Geoffrey Esper
2nd 229 Matt “Megatoad” Stonie
3rd 210 Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan
4th 191 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut first finish outside top 3 since 2005
5th 168 Gideon Oji
6th 158 Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco
7th 152 Josh Miller
8th 124 Rich “The Locust” LeFevre
9th 114 Miki Sudo
10th 110 Steve Hendry
11th 108 Eric “Badlands” Booker

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KTNV did a segment about the Phozilla challenge at Pho 87 in Las Vegas that started Miki Sudo's competitive eating career.

2017 Las Vegas Nathan’s qualifier

update Apr 29 Full contest video

update Apr 25 The Las Vegas Sun has a gallery

update Apr 23 Las Vegas Review Journal has a contest writeup reporting Rich LeFevre reversed after the contest

Results
1) Rich LeFevre 30
2) Ryan Biuko 15
3) Doug Ecks 12.5
4) Brian Hochheim 9

1W) Michelle Lesco 29, personal best

If these are all the competitors, 5 might be an all time low for a qualifier field size

Fox5 had a promo contest yesterday

Previous winners of the Las Vegas qualifier

2016 Apr 23 1st 30 10 min Rich “The Locust” LeFevre Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Las Vegas, NV
2016 Apr 23 1st 28 10 min Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Las Vegas, NV
2015 Apr 25 1st 48 10 min Matt “Megatoad” Stonie Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Las Vegas, NV
2015 Apr 25 1st 27.25 10 min Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Las Vegas, NV
2014 Apr 26 1st 26 10 min Pablo Martinez Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Las Vegas, NV
2014 Apr 26 1st 13 10 min Carlene LeFevre Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Las Vegas, NV
2013 Apr 20 1st 31.5 10 min Jeff “The Beast Man” Butler Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Las Vegas, NV
2013 Apr 20 1st 40 10 min Miki Sudo Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Las Vegas, NV
2012 Apr 28 1st 30 10 min Sean “Flash” Gordon Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Las Vegas, NV
2012 Apr 28 1st 27 10 min “The Lovely” Juliet Lee Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Las Vegas, NV
2011 Apr 23 1st 30 10 min Sean “Flash” Gordon Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier – men Las Vegas, NV
2011 Apr 23 1st 23 10 min Stephanie “Xanadu” Torres Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier – women Las Vegas, NV
2010 May 6 1st 29 10 min “Big” Ben Monson Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Las Vegas, NV
2009 May 7 1st 26 10 min Rich “The Locust” LeFevre Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Las Vegas, NV
2008 May 8 1st 31 10 min Rich “The Locust” LeFevre Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Las Vegas, NV
2007 May 3 1st 46 12 min Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Las Vegas, NV
2006 May 18 1st 50 12 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Las Vegas, NV
2005 May 19 1st 27 12 min Rich “The Locust” LeFevre Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Las Vegas, NV
2004 May 27 1st 26 12 min Rich “The Locust” LeFevre Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Las Vegas, NV
2003 Jun 5 1st 20 12 min Rich “The Locust” LeFevre Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Las Vegas, NV
1998 Jun 28 1st 13 12 min “Kid” Cary DeGrosa Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Las Vegas, NV

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Ginormous Food will record at Truffles N Bacon in Las Vegas on Friday, March 31.
The instagram for the Heart Attack Grill announces that Miki Sudo is working as a bartender at the restaurant's new location on the Las Vegas strip. A reward of $1000 (it was $10000 this morning) will be paid if an amateur can best her time for the "Octuple Bypass" burger challenge.
TMZ reports that Verne Troyer, who played Mini-Me in the Austin Powers movies, ate a 32 ounce Tomahawk steak at the D casino hotel in Las Vegas.

2016 Nugget Rib Eating Championship

update Sept 1 TMZ.com has an article about Rich LeFevre’s 3rd place performance.

update MyNews4 and RGJ.com have articles

Results Part 1 | Part 2

1 Joey Chestnut 9.6 lb in 12 minutes
2 Matt Stonie 7.8 lb
3 Rich LeFevre 4.8 lb
4 Steve Hendry 3.6 lb
5 Brian Burghart 2 lb, U of Nevada teacher
6 Donald Brown 1.8 lb
7T Marlon Ting .8 lb
7T Micheal Simpkins .8 lb
9 Gilbert Chick DQ

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Joey Chestnut and Matt Stonie are expected to compete in the Nugget World Rib Eating Championship in Sparks, NV on Wednesday.
Yesterday, Robert McKinney uploaded a video the Gringo Bandito Chronic Taco Challenge held last month in Las Vegas. Carmen Cincotti noticed that Molly Schuyler's counter did not get updated after she finished a tray at 9:06 and at the 15:11 mark, Kobayashi had his tray swapped with a new one. Kobayashi says that the trays were recounted accurately after the contest. Molly Schuyler has yet to comment.

2016 Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos eating contest

update Aug 3 Press Release about the contest with the following quote from Chronic Tacos CEO Michael Mohammed: “The competition was a close call as it looked like Molly Schuyler was going to beat Kobayashi but once we weighed the scraps it was clear that Kobayashi had devoured more”

update LetsRun has a forum post about the controversy.

Robert McKinney won the amateur contest with 20 tacos in 3 minutes.

update Naader Reda has a video Results before deductions Molly Schuyler 160 tacos, Takeru Kobayashi 150 tacos

update Kobayashi defended his title with a total of 137 tacos.

This will be the first head to head matchup between Molly Schuyler and Takeru Kobayashi, who has never lost to a woman.

Kobayashi appeared on Fox5 to promote the contest.

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The Las Vegas Sun has an interview with Takeru Kobayashi about competing in the Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos Eating Contest on Friday. He incorrectly claims it will be his second contest in Las Vegas after recording shows for Spike TV in 2007; he also won the US Open of Competitive Eating tournament in 2005. On Joey Chestnut he says: "I don’t like him at all, I dislike him very much."

Joey Chestnut retakes Hooters wings, Miki Sudo 11th

update Jul 12 The Las Vegas Sun has a gallery
Richard Corey has a video

Results Part 1 | Part 2
1 Joey Chestnut 194 in 10 min, continues undefeated 2016
2 Matt Stonie 186
3 Adrian Morgan 176
4 Gideon Oji 161
5 Michelle Lesco 142
6 Yasir Salem 138
7 Geoff Esper 137
8 Juan Rodriguez 136
9 Juliet Lee 126
10 Josh Miller 122
11 Miki Sudo 116
12 Steve Hendry 104
13 Rich LeFevre 90

Matt Stonie appeared on KTNV earlier today.

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Matt Stonie and Joey Chestnut are expected to compete in Hooters Worldwide Wing Eating Championship in Las Vegas Monday.
The field has been announced for the Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce & Chronic Tacos Challenge in Las Vegas July 29. Takeru Kobayashi and Molly Schuyler will compete at the same table for the first time. Pat Bertoletti, Dave Brunelli, Kevin Ross and Naader Reda are also expected. There will also be an open amateur contest.
Registration will open today for the Hooters Wing Eating Championship in Las Vegas on July 11. The purse will be $17500. Registration will also open today for the Kale Yeah! The World's Healthiest Eating Championship in Buffalo on July 9.
A press release announces the Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos Eating Contest will take place at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on Friday, July 29. Could this be the first head-to-head matchup between Molly Schuyler and defending champion Takeru Kobayashi?
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 Las Vegas qualifier

update Apr 26 Las Vegas Sun has a report listing Michelle Lesco’s hometown as Las Vegas.

update Review Journal has an article KTNV has a video

Official results part 1 | part 2

Men
1) Rich LeFevre 30
2) Erik Denmark 29.75, takes wild card lead, Thinks contest should have gone to overtime
3) Steve Hendry 27
4) Josh Miller 24.5
5) Justin Mih 20
6T) Adam Brickman 9
6T) Erick Wyrowski 9
8) Adrian Padilla 6

Women
1) Michelle Lesco 28
2) Carlene LeFevre 12.5, takes wild card lead
3) Lesley Ryder 6.5
DQ) Barbara LaBarge

Rich LeFevre and Barbara LaBarge appeared on KTNV yesterday.

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The field for Saturday's Nathan's qualifier at the New York New York Hotel Casino in Las Vegas has been announced: men - Erik Denmark, Steve Hendry, Rich LeFevre, Josh Miller, Ron Koch | women Michelle Lesco, Leslie Ryder and Carlene LeFevre.
Footage for a documentary about Joey Chestnut will be recorded at a hot dog eating contest at the Las Vegas Spirit Fest on Saturday.
The Smithfield Foods Whole Hog Challenge will return to the 2016 NASCAR circuit. Winners of bacon eating contest held before the stock car races will receive a trip to Miami to compete in the finals. The next contest will be Sunday in Las Vegas.
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