Las Vegas eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming Las Vegas eating contests
2018 Nov 25Wing Eating Contest Midnight Madness @ AWS Las Vegas, NV
Three random Las Vegas eating challenges
half gallon sundae Daddy Dave's Banana Special Leatherby's Family Creamery Las Vegas, NV also available in Sacramento
5 lb. sausage Sausage Eating Challenge Beer Park @ Paris Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV in pretzel bun
33 oz. burger 3x33 Burger Challenge Pub 1842 Las Vegas, NV includes side of duck fat fries & 33 oz ale, avaliable May 2014
(All Las Vegas eating challenges and contests in database)

PMQ.com has an article about Miki Sudo attempting the 7 pound pizza challenge at Slice of Vegas in Las Vegas on September 6, which has never been completed. She says she has no motivation to surpass her personal best of 41 hot dogs: "How come you only ate 37 yesterday? Was it the weather?’ I’m like, no, it’s because I have no incremental incentive to work harder … it makes no difference to me.” update Miki finished the challenge in a record 35 minutes.
Marcus, Patrick and Edher tied for the first prize of $2500 in today's Carolina Reaper hot wing contest at PT's Tavern in Henderson, NV.
PT's Tavern in Henderson, NV will hold a Carolina Reaper hot wing eating contest on July 29 awarding $2500/$1000/$500.
The Plaza Hotel Casino in Las Vegas will hold a hot dog eating contest on June 30 awarding a $1,000 prize pacakge including $200 cash.
Riz Sushi in Vancover is offering a 10 pound poke bowl challenge for two person teams. Pairs that can complete the meal in 30 minutes before the end of May will be entered into a drawing awarding a trip to Las Vegas.
Max Suzuki has posted a video of his trip to Las Vegas for the Nathan's qualifier which includes a visit to the Heart Attack Grill to attempt the "Octuple Bypass Burger" challenge.

2018 Las Vegas Nathan’s qualifer

update May 8 The Laughing Lion has a video

Results via El Toro periscope (official results)
1) 42.5 Max Suzuki, highest total on 2017-18 circuit so far
2) 25.5 Tom Gilbert
3) 17.75 Ron Koch, final MLE contest

1W) 29 Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco, highest female total on 2017-18 circuit

Tom Gilbert is expected to be the primary threat to Max Suzuki. This will be his first MLE contest since the 2013 Las Vegas Nathan’s qualifer. His total of 31 was the highest non-winning total on the 2012-13 circuit, but he did not receive the wild card spot in the finals which went to Erik Denmark.

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Rich Lefevre appeared on 8 News Now to promote Saturday's Nathan's qualifier at the NYNY Hotel & Casino. The hosts did not seemm to be aware that he had already qualified for the finals. (facebook video).
The MLE twitter announces that Max Suzuki will do Saturday's Nathan's qualifier at the NYNY Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. I think he will be the first Japanese competitive eater to attempt to qualify for the Nathan's finals since the 2006 qualifier in Tokyo. No other Vegas entrants were listed.
A Nathan's qualifier on April 28 at the NYNY Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas has been added to the schedule. This will extend the streak of qualifiers at that venue to at least 16 years and makes the total number of qualifiers in the 2017-18 circuit a record-tying 19.
The Cube has an interview with Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy about the wing eating contest his company held in Las Vegas that received recognition from Guinness as the largest wing contest. 3829 wings were eaten during the competition, with the winner consuming 59.
The Las Vegas Sun has a list of food challenges offered by Sin City restaurants. Miki Sudo is mentioned as one of the challenge finishers.
CNBC has a post about a wing eating contest held in Las Vegas Wednesday by Amazon Web Services. The 214 participants resulted in the competition receiving billing by Guinness World Records as the largest wing eating contest. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos mentioned the event yesterday, probably making him the richest person to be associated with an eating contest.
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.
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."
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