Buffalo / Western New York eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming Buffalo eating contests
2017 Aug 27Wing Eating Contest Olean Outdoor Festival Olean, NY
$1,750 2017 Sep 2I Buffalo Buffet Bowl Buffalo Wing Festival Buffalo, NY
$5,000 2017 Sep 3I U.S. National Buffalo Wing Eating Championship Buffalo Wing Festival Buffalo, NY
2017 Sep 9Peach Shortcake Eating Contest Peach Festival Lewiston, NY
Three random Buffalo eating challenges
3 burgers Big Bang Burger Challenge Good Tymes South Depew, NY
2 lb. burger The Whole-Man Challenge Bourbon & Burger Co. Batavia, NY includes 1 lb. fries
3.5 lb. sandwich The Barrel Brawler's Deli Buffalo, NY
(All Buffalo eating challenges and contests in database)

Gideon Oji defends Kale Yeah title

update Aug 14
Spectrum News article | WGRZ article and video | WYRK article and video |

interview with Gideon Oji after victory

Official results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

1st 22.5 Gideon Oji defends title
2nd 20 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
3rd 19.25 Geoffrey Esper
4th 18.75 Carmen Cincotti
5th 15.5 Darron Breeden
6th 15 Yasir Salem
7th 10.75 “Buffalo” Jim Reeves
8th 9 Mike Landrich
9th 6 Daniella Gioia

Joey Chestnut, Carmen Cincotti, Gideon Oji, Geoff Esper, Darron Breeden, Yasir Salem, Jim Reeves, Daniella Gioia and Mike Landrich are expected to compete in today’s Kale eating contest at the Erie County Fair in Hamburg, NY.

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MLE upcoming contests as of August 2, 2017

Here are the upcoming contests on the MLE contest calendar. A kale eating contest in Hamburg, NY on August 13 and a Nathan’s qualifier in Nashville on October 10 have been recently added. A new taco eating contest in Tower, MN on November 4 will also be held. Registration is open unless specified otherwise.
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Molly Schuyler defends Great Pumpkin Farm pie title

update WGRZ has an article and gallery

The top 5 from today’s pie eating contest at the Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence, NY.

1 Molly Schuyler – 42 slices
2 Bob Shoudt – 30 slices
3 Dave Brunelli – 29 slices
4 Dave Werick – 13 slices (won eat off)
5 Eric Rigg – 13 slices (lost eat off)

Molly’s total is 5 less than 2015, but she thinks she ate a higher poundage today.

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Wnypapers has a preview of this weekend's pie eating contest at The Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence, NY.

2016 Buffalo Wing Festival wing contest

official results Part 1 | Part 2

1 Joey Chestnut 188 wings
2 Gideon Oji 177
3 Geoffrey Esper 162
4 Yasir Salem 133
5 Sonya Thomas 118
6 Badlands Booker112
7 Jim Reeves 107
8 Daniella Gioia 76
9 Dave Werick 74
10 Bill Myers 72
11 Mary Bowers 34

update Joey Chestnut won the contest with 188 wings.

The contest has started.

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Geoffery Esper wins 2016 Buffalo Buffet Bowl, Chestnut 3rd

Craig Reed has the top 3:
Official Results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

1) Geoffrey Esper 5:00 to finish 5 lbs of pizza, beef on weck sandwiches and crunch rolls
2) Gideon Oji 6:26
3) Joey Chestnut 7:15, 1st finish out of top 2 since June 2013 Chicago Ribfest
4) Sonya Thomas, 3.75 lbs at conclusion
5) Jim Reeves, 3.27 lbs
6) Yasir Salem, 3.23 lbs
7) Badlands Booker, 2.62 lbs
8) Daniela Gioia, 2.4 lbs
9) Wild Bill Myers, 2.15 lbs
10) Larell Marie Mele, 1.66 lbs
11) Mary Bowers, 1.28 lbs

Buffalo News has an interview with “Buffalo” Jim Reeves.

Mary Bowers has a picture of the roster for tomorrow’s wing contest: Joey Chestnut, Sonya Thomas, Geoffrey Esper, Eric “Badlands” Booker, Yasir Salem, “Buffalo” Jim Reeves, Daniella Gioia, Gideon Oji, Bill Myers, Larell Marie Mele, Michael Dietz & Mary Bowers.

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The Great Pumpkin Farm World hands-Free Pumpkin Pie Eating Championship will take place in Clarence, NY on October 23 and award $1000/$500/$250/$50.

Gideon Oji wins Buffalo Kale contest

update Jul 12 The Independent Health Foundation has a video

update Jul 11 The Guardian has an article

update WGRZ has an article and video
WBBZ has a video

Official Results Part 1 | Part 2
1 Gideon Oji 25.5 16 ounce bowls
2 Carmen Cincotti 20.75
3 Marcos Owens 18.5
4 Eric “Badlands” Booker 17.5
5 Crazy Legs Conti 15.5
6T Daniella Gioia 14
6T Ben Do 14
8 Jim Reeves 12
9 Michael Deitz 10

A periscope video of the contest is available.

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Buffalo News has a preview of next Saturday's kale eating contest. Healthy Options has the full field: Ben Do, Carmen Cincotti, Crazy Legs Conti, Daniella Gioia, Badlands Booker, Jim Reeves, Marcos Owens, Michael Deitz and Alicia Hill.
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.
Buffalo.com has an article about the "Big Elm" burger challenge at Elma Town Grille in Elma, NY containing an interview with Stephanie Wu, the most recent finisher.
The NFL will hold a Buffalo wing eating contest in London on October 24 as part of the festivities for the Buffalo Bills vs. Jacksonville Jaguars game held in that city. Hall of famers Jim Kelly and Thurman Thomas will serve as hosts.

Molly Schuyler defends Great Pumpkin Farm pies title

update Sept 29 The Buffalo News and TWC News have articles. Molly received a $1000 bonus ($200/slice) for breaking the record by 5 slices.

The top 4 in the World Hands Free Pumpkin Pie Championship at the Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence, NY.

1) Molly Schuyler 47 slices (14.69 pounds) new record
2) Dave Brunelli 32
3) Dave Werick 20
4) Michael Dietz 16

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2015 Buffalo Wing Festival wing championship

update Sept 8 The Buffalo News has a gallery The UB Spectrum has a report on the college wing contest

update Sept 7 Full Results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

1st 205 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut defends title
2nd 170 Miki Sudo
3rd 157 Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas
4th 151 Gideon Oji
5th 132 “Buffalo” Jim Reeves
5th 132 Yasir Salem
7th 126 Juan “more bite” Rodriguez
8th 125 Steve Hendry
9th 116 Eric “Badlands” Booker
10th 94 Daniella Gioia
11th 87 William “Wild Bill” Myers
12th 77 Max Wojciechowski

Previous winners

2014 Aug 31 1st 192 12 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut U.S. National Buffalo Wing Eating Championship Buffalo, NY
2013 Sep 1 1st 6.7 12 min Miki Sudo U.S. National Buffalo Wing Eating Championship Buffalo, NY
2012 Sep 2 1st 7.61 12 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut U.S. National Buffalo Wing Eating Championship Buffalo, NY
2011 Sep 4 1st 6.43 12 min Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas US Chicken Wing Eating Championship Buffalo, NY
2010 Sep 5 1st 4.86 12 min Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas U.S Buffalo Wing Eating Championship Buffalo, NY
2009 Sep 5 1st 3.38 12 min Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas U.S Buffalo Wing Eating Championship Buffalo, NY
2008 Aug 30 1st 4.23 12 min Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas U.S Buffalo Wing Eating Championship Buffalo, NY
2007 Sep 1 1st 82.72 12 min Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas U.S Buffalo Wing Eating Championship Buffalo, NY
2006 Sep 2 1st 79 12 min Chip “The Phenom” Simpson U.S Buffalo Wing Eating Championship Buffalo, NY
2005 Sep 3 1st 137 12 min Eric “Badlands” Booker U.S Buffalo Wing Eating Championship Buffalo, NY
2004 Sep 5 1st 5.09 12 min Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas U.S Buffalo Wing Eating Championship Buffalo, NY
2003 Aug 31 1st 92 12 min Ed “Cookie” Jarvis U.S Buffalo Wing Eating Championship Buffalo, NY
2002 Sep 1 1st 74 12 min Oleg Zhornitskiy U.S Buffalo Wing Eating Championship Buffalo, NY

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Joey Chestnut wins 2015 Buffalo Buffet Bowl

Results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

1st 5 7m17s Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
2nd 5 9m18s Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas
3rd 5 10m32s Miki Sudo
4th 4.56 10m32s Juan “more bite” Rodriguez
5th 4.24 10m32s Yasir Salem
6th 4.169 10m32s Steve Hendry
7th 3.786 10m32s “Buffalo” Jim Reeves
8th 3.498 10m32s Gideon Oji
9th 3.316 10m32s Daniella Gioia
10th 2.63 10m32s William “Wild Bill” Myers
11th 2.613 10m32s Larell Marie “The Real Deal” Mele
12th 2.442 10m32s Eric “Badlands” Booker

Joey Chestnut ate 5 pounds of food in 7:17 to win the Buffet Bowl at the Buffalo Wing Festival.

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PamplinMedia reports that Joey Chestnut will judge a cooking contest Saturday at Chinook Winds in Lincoln City, OR, site of an IFOCE rib eating contest from 2003 to 2010. This will preclude him from doing the Buffet Bowl at the Buffalo Wingfest and probably make travel to Sunday's wing eating contest unpleasant, which he is still doing according to a Daily News Online interview.
Joe Menchetti ate 37 wings to win the Brockport, NY Wing Bowl Thursday.
The Buffalo News reports that Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo, Sonya Thomas and Gideon Oji are expected compete in the Buffalo Wing Festival on September 6. Badlands Booker, Juan Rodriguez, Yasir Salem and Steve Hendry headline the Buffalo Buffet Bowl on September 5.
The Armor Inn Tap Room in Ellicottville, NY will hold a wing eating contest on September 13 awarding $500 ($300 to the winner). Entrants need to win a Sunday qualifier.
Registration is now open for the World Hands-Free Pumpkin Pie Eating Championship in Clarence, NY on September 27. The purse is $1800 ($1000 to winner) (via Stephanie Wu)
Registration is now open for the Buffalo Wing Festvial contests: the Buffet Bowl on September 5 and the wing eating contest on September 6. (via Stephanie Wu)
Joe Menchetti appears to have won the first prize of a three year Smart Car lease at today's Dog e Style hot dog eating contest in Buffalo. The contest was billed a an event for local amateurs.
The Buffalo News website has republished an article about an hot dog contest in its January 22, 1975 issue. Tony Domagala ate 18 hot dogs in 20 minutes to win the $200 first prize.
Josh Kozlowski reports that Molly Schuyler ate 13.65 pounds (42 slices) of pie in 10 minutes at the Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence, NY to win at the site of her only competitive eating defeat. update Sep 29 The rest of the top 4: 2) Dave Brunelli 33 slices 3) Dave Werick 19 slices 4) Crystal Tirpak
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