Buffalo / Western New York eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming Buffalo eating contests
$1,750 2019 Aug 31I Buffalo Buffet Bowl Buffalo Wing Festival Buffalo, NY
$5,000 2019 Sep 1I U.S. National Buffalo Wing Eating Championship Buffalo Wing Festival Buffalo, NY
Three random Buffalo eating challenges
5 lb. burrito Five Pound Burrito Challenge Burrito Fresco Brockport, NY available Saturdays
30 in. pizza The Big Ragu La Nova Pizzeria & Wing Company Buffalo, NY
2 sandwiches Double Prime Sandwich Challenge Buffalo's Best Grill Orchard Park, NY
(All Buffalo eating challenges and contests in database)

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
A press release announces that Molly Schuyler and Dave Brunelli are expected to compete in the HandsFree Pumpkin Pie Eating Championship at the Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence, NY on September 28. Last year's contest was the site of the only defeat of Molly Schuyler's competitive eating career.

2014 Buffalo Wing Festival

update Sept 4 Adrian Morgan has a different top 6 on his facebook. Full results can be found on the MLE contest page

1 Joey Chestnut 192 wings
2 Adrian Morgan 146
3 Steve Hendry 143
4 Michelle Lesco 141
5 Sonya Thomas 140
6 Jeff Butler 130
7 Marcos Owens 128
8 Badlands Booker 126
9 Jim Reeves 112
10 Yasir Salem 104
11 Brian Subich 102
12 Miki Sudo 99
13 Wild Bill Myers 72
14 Max Wojciechowski (amateur winner) 35

Buffalo Live and ODV Vicious have videos.

update Sept 3 The festival facebook has more results with the interesting exception of the MLE wing contest.

update Sept 2 The festival facebook has a larger picture of Joey holding the results sheet which appears to list Joey Chestnut’s weight as 6.02 pounds. This is well below the his winning total of 7.61 pounds two years ago which would make Sunday’s contest a non-record.

CW23 has an article and interview and with Michelle Lesco, confirming she got third place

Bufalo News reports that Joey’s weight was approximately 6 pounds, less than his winning total of 7.61 lbs. in 2012.

WGRZ.com has a gallery.

The top 5 according to this picture:
1) Joey Chestnut 192 wings
2) Adrian Morgan 146
3) Michelle Lesco 141
4) Sonya Thomas 140
5) Jeff Butler 130

Joey Chestnut has been announced as the winner with 192 wings. This was claimed as a world record even though the contest had previously been judged by weight.

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2014 Buffalo Buffet Bowl

Richard Shea has the top 5:
1) Joey Chestnut
2) Adrian Morgan
3) Jeff Butler
4) Michelle Lesco
5) Sonya Thomas, first victory over Miki Sudo
? Miki Sudo
? Badlands Booker

The contest page on the festival website has last year’s field, but not the 2014 competitors.

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The National Buffalo Wing-Eating Championship will be web-streamed on ESPN3 on August 31 at 5 pm eastern.
Stoneyard Brewing Company in Brockport, NY will hold a wing eating contest tonight awarding $500 to the winner.
Registration is now open for the Zinzinatti bratwurst eating contest in Cincinnati on September 21. The purse for the Buffalo Wing Festival wing contest has been increased to $5,000.
WNYPapers reports that Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino will become the title sponsor for the MLE wing eating contest at the Buffalo Wing Festival on August 31. The contest purse remains at $2,800 despite the new sponsorship.
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