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Upcoming Cleveland eating contests
2020 Aug 22Pickle Eating Contest Cleveland Pickle Festival Cleveland, OH
Three random Cleveland eating challenges
big burger Triple Dog Date Burger Challenge Martini Brothers Burger Bar Youngstown, OH includes 1 lb. fries
80 oz. steak The Challenger Steak Main St. Saloon Akron, OH includes baked potato, salad, roll & 22 ounce drink - requires $10 deposit and 24 hour notice, $29.95 if not completed
48 oz. steak Galaxy Cowboy Steak Challenge Galaxy Restaurant Wadsworth, OH
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2014 Rock the Tot finalists announced

The field has been announced for the Rock the Tot finals in Cleveland on October 25 on the Bar Louie twitter:

1) Dave Brunelli 4.38 lbs.
2) Dave Wood 3.63 lbs.
3) Tedy Delacruz 3.5 lbs.
4) Bob Kuhns 3.44 lbs.
5) Joe Menchetti 3.39 lbs.

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The Cleveland Pizza CHallenge will award a trip to Las Vegas to the winner of a pizza eating contest at Columbus Day Parade in Little Italy on Monday October 13. A qualifier will be held on Sunday at ESPN Cleveland Tailgate.
The Cleveland Leader reports that Molly Schuyler's defense of her national Rock the Tot title in Cleveland October 25 is in doubt due to the lack of Bar Louies in northern California. Local contests will be held on October 9 and the highest amounts of tater tots eaten will advance to the finals.
Cleveland.com reports that masked men to attempted rob Hot Sauce Williams on September 13 and fled after a security guard fired 14 shots. The barbecue restaurant was one of three restaurants on the Cleveland episode of Man vs. Food,
RockTheTot.com has been updated with information about a 2014 contest. Bar Louie locations will hold a tater tot eating contest on October 9 and the top 5 will compete in the finals in Cleveland on October 25.
Cleveland Scene has a slideshow of ten northeast Ohio eating challenges.
Bubba’s Q B-B-Q in Avon, OH, owned by Cleveland Browns defensive lineman Al “Bubba” Baker, will hold a boneless wing eating circuit during halftime of Browns away games this season. The finals will award $300 and Browns suite tickets for any game of the 2015 season.
Flashback 2011: Cleveland Scene wrote a profile of Scott "Beefcakes" Bickel (RIP) about how he hoped success in his competitive eating career could assuage the pain of Cleveland sports and LeBron James' recent departure to Miami.

2014 Cleveland Nathan’s qualifier

update Winners Results: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
1) Brian Dudzinksi 29.5
2) Jeff Butler 29, takes wild card lead
3) Jim Reeves 22
4T) Crazy Legs Conti 20
4T) Brian Subich 20
6) Scott Thomas 18
7) Matt Bonnano 16
8) Bill Myers 14
9) Jacob Halicek 12
10) Tim Cain 10

1W) Nikki Rodriguez 10 – Neslie Ricasa takes wild card
2W) Molly N 5.5
update Brian Dudzinski might have won the men’s contest

Bob  Shoudt predicts he will eat 37 hot dogs in the first 8 minutes.

This might be the first qualfier where two unranked women hit 10+ if Nikki Rodriguez and Molly Nemunaitis compete.

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Jeff "The Beast Man" Butler reportedly did not show up for a hot dog eating contest on WKYC this morning. update Video of contest (via Joseph Cerulli)
Cleveland.com has a interview with Jeff "The Beast Man" Butler about competing in the Nathan's qualifier in Cleveland on June 29.
Pizza Works will hold an eating contest on July 4 in Howland, OH awarding $500 to the winner.
Cleveland.com calls Jeff "The Beastman" Butler as the favorite for the final Nathan's qualifier in Cleveland on June 29. Molly Nemunaitis is the only other competitor listed.
The Cleveland Pizza Challenge will award a trip to Las Vegas to the winner of its contest on October 13. The first qualifier will take place tomorrow at ESPN Cleveland's opening day tailgate.  

Flashback: 26.25 lbs. pie poundage promulgated

Joey Chestnut’s 24 pounds of poutine is not the highest weight ever announced for a MLE contest. The initial results for last month’s Mapleside Farms apple pie eating contest in Brunswick, OH claimed the winning total was 26.25 pounds (in 8 minutes).

15 minutes after the first results were posted, the pie counts for all competitors were cut in half without explanation and the previous results were deleted. A screen capture of the MLE twitter with all the results follows

update Oct 23 In Maplesides Farms’ video, (results start at 3:30 mark) the pie counts announced on-stage (8.75/7.25/5.75/5/4.5) are double the official final results. Joey’s weight is announced as 13 pounds
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2013 Rock the Tot finals

update NewsNet5 has an article and video

The Cleveland Leader has an article and video preview

Results start at 20:30 mark of video
1) Molly Schuyler 6 lbs in 3 min, continues undefeated streak in contests allowing use of hands
2) Bob Kuhns
3) Sean Mulcahey
4) Brian Feldman
5) Jose Carbajal

Cleveland Leader has a link to live video coverage on its youtube page.

Fox8 has an article about the finals

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A press release announces the finalists for the Rock the Tot tater tot eating finals in Bar Louie Cleveland on Saturday: Molly Schuyler, Bob Kuhns, Jose Carbajal (Chicago), Brian Feldman (Washington, DC) and Sean Mulcahey (Cincinnati).
Ianazone's Pizza in Canton, OH is holding a pizza eating contest Saturday awarding $250 to the winner.

2013 Mapleside Farms apple pie contest

update Sept 15 Time.com has a video
update Sept 14 The Medina Gazette has an article claiming that Joey Chestnut competed in Thursday’s cannoli contest.

WSNet5 has a video and article.

update #2 Fox 8 has a video and article.

update All pie counts have been cut in half: Part 1 | Part 2

Results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

1) Joey Chestnut 8.75 pies (reported weight 3 lb for a total of 26.25 lbs.?) 4.375 three pound pies
2) Tim Janus 7.25 3.625
3) Sonya Thomas 6.75 3.375
4) Yasir Salem 5 (15 pounds?) 2.5
5) Jim Reeves 4.5 2.25
6) Scott Thomas 3.25 1.625
7) Bill Myers 2.25 1.125
8) Adam Friedrick 2/ 1
9) Ted Merg
1.5/ .75
10) Greg Clemente
1 .5

Joey Chestnut reportedly ate 13.5 pounds

According to the eatfeats database, tonight’s contest will be the first IFOCE/MLE contest held on Friday the 13th. A listing of previous contests held on the 13th follows after the jump.

Joey Chestnut has 5 defeats in 2013, the same of losses he had in 2011 and 2012 combined. He is not expected to face anyone who has beaten him in 2013 in this contest.

Friday 2013 Sep 13 I Mapleside Farms World Apple Pie Eating Championship Johnny Appleseed Festival Brunswick, OH
Saturday 2013 Jul 13 I The World Slugburger Eating Championship Slugburger Festival Corinth, MS
Saturday 2013 Apr 13 I Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Kmart – 3825 7th St NW Miami, FL
Saturday 2013 Apr 13 I Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Kmart – 3825 7th St NW Miami, FL
Saturday 2013 Apr 13 I Rouses World Crawfish Eating Championship French Quarter Festival New Orleans, LA
Saturday 2012 Oct 13 I Smoke’s Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship Yonge-Dundas Square Toronto, ON, Canada
Thursday 2012 Sep 13 I Cannoli Eating Competition Fest of San Gennaro Manhattan, NY
Wednesday 2012 Jun 13 I Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Market Square Pittsburgh, PA
Wednesday 2012 Jun 13 I Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Market Square Pittsburgh, PA
Wednesday 2011 Apr 13 I Wingstop World Wing-Eating Championship American Airlines Center Dallas, TX
Sunday 2010 Jun 13 I Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Winstar World Casino Thackerville, OK
Sunday 2009 Sep 13 I Krystal Square Off qualifier Lenox Square Mall Atlanta, GA
Sunday 2009 Sep 13 I La Costeña Jalapeño Eating Challenge Mi Tierra restaurant Chicago, IL
Saturday 2009 Jun 13 I Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Sam’s Club Denver, CO
Saturday 2009 Jun 13 I Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Concord Mills Charlotte, NC
Saturday 2009 Jun 13 I Rudolph Foods Pork Rind Eating Contest Pork Rind Heritage Festival Harrod, OH
Saturday 2008 Sep 13 I Louisiana Downs World Grits Eating Championship Harrah’s Louisiana Downs Bossier City, LA
Saturday 2008 Sep 13 I Krystal Square Off qualifier Tennessee State Fair Nashville, TN
Sunday 2008 Jul 13 I World Rib Eating Championship Chinook Winds Casino Lincoln City, OR
Sunday 2006 Aug 13 I Ash Creek Saloon Rib Eating Contest Ash Creek Saloon Fairfield, CT
Monday 2006 Feb 13 I GoldenPalace.net Valentine’s Day Chocolate Massacre Chicago Chocolate Company Chicago, IL
Sunday 2005 Nov 13 I Krystal Square Off qualifier West Town Mall Knoxville, TN
Saturday 2005 Aug 13 I GoldenPalace.com grilled cheese qualifier Illinois State Fair Springfield, IL
Saturday 2005 Aug 13 I World Lobster Eating Championship World Lobster Eating Festival Kennebunkport, ME
Wednesday 2005 Jul 13 I Alka Seltzer U.S. Open of Competitive Eating Finals ESPN Zone – NYNY hotel and casino Las Vegas, NV
Wednesday 2005 Apr 13 I World Strawberry Jubilee Eating Championship Southeast Louisiana University Hammond, LA
Saturday 2004 Nov 13 I Krystal Square Off finals First Tennessee Pavilion Chattanooga, TN
Wednesday 2004 Oct 13 I Krystal Square Off qualifier Alabama National Fair Montgomery, AL
Tuesday 2004 Jan 13 I Matzo Ball Eating Contest Qualifier Ben’s Deli Greenvale, NY
Monday 2003 Oct 13 I Columbus Day Pasta Eating Contest Paesano’s of Little Italy Manhattan, NY
Saturday 2003 Sep 13 I Zocalo Taco Eating Contest Grand Central Terminal Manhattan, NY
Saturday 2002 Apr 13 I Acme World Oyster-Eating Championship Acme Oyster House New Orleans, LA

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Joey Chestnut's appearance on WKYC this morning to promote this evening's apple pie eating contest at Mapleside Farms in Brunswick, OH can be viewed online. update Joey Chestnut also appeared on Fox 8.
Barrio in Cleveland and Lakewood, OH will hold taco eating contests on October 6 awarding $500 to the winner.
Cleveland Scene has an interview with Joey Chestnut about competing in the apple pie eating contest on Friday.
Cleveland.com has a preview of Friday's apple pie eating contest in Brunswick, OH where Joey Chestnut offers some training tips. Bob Shoudt and Adrian Morgan are other expected competitors. update A full competitors list includes Tim Janus and Sonya Thomas. According to the eatfeats database, the event will be the first IFOCE/MLE contest held on Friday the 13th.
A page about the tater tot eating contest to be held at Bar Louie locations on September 19 has been set up at rockthetot.com. The top five performers will win a trip to Cleveland to compete in the national finals on October 5 to compete for a first prize of $500. (press release)
Joey Chestnut, Bob Shoudt and Adrian Morgan are expected to compete in the Mapleside Farms World Apple Pie Eating Championships in Brunswick, OH on September 13.
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