Reno – Lake Tahoe eating challenges and contests category

Three random Reno eating challenges
3 lb spicy burrito Tostadaland Challenge Tostadaland Sparks, NV
4+ lb. noodles Big Bowl Challenge Joy Luck Noodle Bar - Harrah's Reno Reno, NV 2 lbs. of meat, 2lbs. of noodles, 3 qts. of broth
72 oz. sirloin 72 Ounce Sirloin - defunct Rapscallion's Roadhouse Grill Sparks, NV No longer offered according to El Toro email
(All Reno 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.

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.
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.
Reno.craigslist.org has a request for competitive eaters to attempt food challenges in sessions on September 6, 7 and 8. The casting call claims that the biggest names in MLE will participate in the project. The filming site is not mentioned, presumably it will be in north Nevada.

Stonie continues 2015 streak at Nugget Ribs, Lesley Ryder 4th

Official Results Part 1 | Part 2

1st 10.5 Matt “Megatoad” Stonie
2nd 9.75 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
3rd 6.25 Miki Sudo
4th 6.15 Lesley Ryder
5th 5 Rich “The Locust” LeFevre
6th 4 Steve Hendry
7th 3 Don Brown
8th 2.7 Crazy Legs Conti
9th 2 Drake Nelson

update Rainbow Entertainment claims Matt Stonie won the contest.

Matt Stonie will look to continue his 2015 winning streak. There has not been an undefeated year for an IFOCE/MLE competitor since Takeru Kobayashi in 2006. According the database, Joey Chestnut’s latest first loss of the year was in 2012 on May 19 (“That’s ‘Retha Franklin”)

Joey Chestnut interview on Reno.com

Previous winners
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Joey Chestnut, Matt Stonie, Miki Sudo, Erik Denmark and Crazy Legs Conti are expected to compete in the 10th Annual Nugget World Rib-Eating Championship in Sparks, NV on September 2.
Hot August Nights at the Atlantis Reno will hold a daily eating contest from August 3 to 6 each awarding $100 to the winner.
The Daily Sparks Tribune has an article about Molly Schuyler finishing the Super Mondo challenge (intended for two customers) at Pizza Plus in Sparks, NV without assistance. The reporter did not plan to write a story about the challenge; he just happened to be in the pizzeria while Molly stopped on her trip home from Iowa.

Joey Chestnut wins Nugget Ribs

update Aug 28 The Reno Gazette Journal has an article and video

BlueMauMau has a gallery

Official results (Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3)
1) Joey Chestnut 9 lb. 2.7 oz
2) Matt Stonie 8 3
3) Miki Sudo 6 7
4) Erik Denmark 5 14.75
5) Juan Rodriguez 5 7.2
6) Michelle Lesco 5 7
7) Steve Hendry 4 14.6
8) Drake Nelson 1 13.5
9) Crazy Legs Conti 1 7

Emerson Marcus reports that Joey Chestnut won the Nugget Rib eating contest in Sparks, NV with a total of 9.27 pounds in 12minutes.

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Joey Chestnut, Matt Stonie, Miki Sudo, Michelle Lesco and Crazy Legs Conti are expected to compete in the World Rib-Eating Championship in Sparks, NV on August 27.
The Silver Legacy Resort Casino in Reno will hold a wing eating contest on July 5 awarding $500 to the winner.
Bourbon Square Casino in Sparks, NV will hold a crawfish eating contest Saturday awarding $250.
In tonight's episode of Hotel Impossible (10 pm eastern & Pacific on the Travel Channel), host Anthony Melchiorri will compete in the Nugget Rib Eating Championship held in Sparks, NV in August. Joey Chestnut, Matt Stonie and Juan Rodriguez appear in a screen capture..
The mini-documentary about Miki Sudo and Juan Rodriguez competing in the Nugget Rib Eating Championship in Sparks, NV is now available on the VICE.com youtube channel.
Vice.com produced a mini-documentary for Schweppes Australia about Miki Sudo and Juan Rodriguez competing in the Nugget Rib Eating World Championship in Sparks, NV.
The Sparks Tribune has an article about comedian Drake Nelson, the ninth place finisher in last month's Nugget World Rib Eating Championship.

Joey Chestnut wins 2013 Nugget Ribs Contest

update August 29 RGJ.com has an article and video. Scott Ruen has a video

Top 5 | Rest
1) Joey Chestnut 13.76 lb in 12 minutes, new record
2) Matt Stonie 11.2 lb, would have broken old record (9.8)
3) Miki Sudo 7 female record
4) Juan Rodriguez 6
5) Steve Hendry 4.67
6T) Don Brown 3.9
6T) Douglas Ken 3.9
8) Anthony Melchiorri 3.85
9) Drake Nelson 3.4
10) Melissa Vojtko 1.87
11) Lee Hantzsche 1.8

update Joey Chestnut has won the contest with a record 13.76 pounds

RGJ.com has a transcript of today’s chat session with Joey Chestnut, who says he is going to [expletive] Matt Stonie. RGJ.com has has a contest preview.

Matt Stonie produced a rib training video.

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Expected competitors in Wednesday's Nugget World Rib Eating Championship in Sparks, NV include Joey Chestnut, Matt Stonie, Miki Sudo, Juan Rodriguez, Erik Denmark, Dax Swanson and Steve Hendry.
MyNews4.com reports that Pat Bertoletti will return to the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off in Sparks, NV, but he will judge the rib cook-off instead of participating in the eating contest.
Paulie's Pizza in Reno will hold a "King of the Wing" eating contest on July 14 awarding $500 to the winner.

Joey Chestnut wins Nugget Ribs eating contest

update Aug 30 #2 RGJ.com has a gallery. Drake Nelson has a video.

update Aug 30 Results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
1) Joey Chestnut 8 lb
2) Matt Stonie 7.5
3) Pat Bertoletti 5.8
4) Michelle Lesco 4.6
5) Juan Rodriguez 4.5
6) Steve Hendry 4
7) Erik Denmark 3.7
8) Allen Tripplett 3.1
9) Jason Erb 2.6
10) David Solomon 2.5
10) Matt Raible 2.5
12) Drake Nelson 2
13) Michael Norton 1.8

Contest reports RGJ | Sparks Tribune | KOLO

update 7:12 Pacific EricJ8 announces Joey Chestnut has defended his title

The contest is underway @ericj8 is posting pictures.

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North Nevada Buisness Weekly has an article about Joey Chestnut defending his title at the Nugget Best in the West Rib Cook-off, in Sparks, NV on Wednesday where he discusses his post-competitive eating career plans which include opening a boutique hot dog restaurant in San Jose. (Presumably it will not serve Hoffman hot dogs.)
A press release lists Pat Bertoletti, Matt Stonie, Erik Denmark, Juan Rodriguez and Michelle Lesco as expected entrants in the Nugget World Rib-Eating Championship in Sparks, NV on August 29.
Registration for the Nugget World Rib Eating Championship on August 29 in Sparks, NY will open at noon Pacific today.
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