Pennsylvania eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming eating contests
2018 Aug 18Gelato Eating Contest Flow State Coffee Bar Philadelphia, PA
($100)2018 Aug 18 Spaghetti Eating Contest Bloomfield Little Italy Days Pittsburgh, PA
2018 Aug 18Watermelon Eating Contest O'Neill's Market Glenside, PA
2018 Aug 19Pierogi Eating Contest Doznki Festival Houtzdale, PA
2018 Aug 19Wing Eating Contest Jack Callaghan's Ale House Allentown, PA
2018 Aug 25Pie Eating Contest 150th Anniversary Celebration York Springs, PA
2018 Aug 25Watermelon Eating Contest 150th Anniversary Celebration York Springs, PA
2018 Aug 26Pickle Eating Contest Hava Negrilla Wynnewood, PA
2018 Aug 26Speed Eats for Speed Seats PA WingFest @ Pocono Raceway Long Pond, PA
$300 2018 Sep 1Burger Eating Contest - Amateur A Taste of Hamburg-er Hamburg, PA
$1,950 ($250)2018 Sep 1 Burger Eating Contest - Professional A Taste of Hamburg-er Hamburg, PA
2018 Sep 1Garlic Eating Contest Pocono Garlic Festival East Stroudsburg, PA
2018 Sep 1Hot Dog Eating Contest Fort Bedford Museum Fort Bedford, PA
2018 Sep 2Garlic Eating Contest Pocono Garlic Festival East Stroudsburg, PA
2018 Sep 7Pie Eating Contest u pick 6 Erie, PA
2018 Sep 8Jalapeno Eating Contest Chile Pepper Festival Bowers, PA
$300 2018 Sep 8National Fried Mushroom Eating Contest - local amateurs Mushroom Festival Kennett Square, PA
2018 Sep 8National Fried Mushroom Eating Contest - pros Mushroom Festival Kennett Square, PA
2018 Sep 8Spaghetti Eating Contest Italian Festival Uniontown, PA
2018 Sep 9Pickle Eating Contest Pickledelphia Pickle Festival Philadelphia, PA
2018 Sep 15Pierogi Eating Contest Pottsville on Tap Pottsville, PA
2018 Sep 15Whoopie Pie Eating Contest East Petersburg Day East Petersburg, PA
($25)2018 Sep 22 Apple Pie Eating Contest Apple Festival @ Linvilla Orchards Media, PA
2018 Sep 22Pie Eating Contest Harvest VegFest York, PA
($25)2018 Sep 23 Apple Pie Eating Contest Apple Festival @ Linvilla Orchards Media, PA
2018 Oct 6Apple Pie Eating Contest Franklin Applefest Franklin, PA
2018 Oct 13Cheesesteak eating Contest Philly's Cheesesteak and Food Fest Philadelphia, PA
$200 2018 Oct 14 Hot Dog Eating Contest Blossburg Fall Festival Blossburg, PA
2018 Oct 14Pie Eating Contest Sippin By The River Philadelphia, PA
2018 Oct 20Donut Eating Contest ArsenalCider-Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
Three random eating challenges
large pizza Large Pizza Challenge Bites and Brews Pittsburgh, PA
1 lb. fish sandwich Wholey Whaler Robert Wholey's Pittsburgh, PA
2 1 lb. burgers Shame Challenge Wishing Well Philadelphia, PA includes 2 one pound burgers, 2 pieces of scrapple, 2 fried eggs, 2 orders of fries and 2 pints of beer
(All Pennsylvania eating challenges and contests in database)

Molly Schuyler finished Benny's 28 inch pizza challenge in 6:50 at Benny Fierro's in Pittsburgh to set a chain record. Brandon Clark also finished the challenge to win $500 earlier this week.
Taste of Hamburg-er in Hamburg, PA will hold a burger eating contest for professionals on September 1 awarding $1000/$500/$250/$125/$75. A contest for teams of three amateurs will award $150/$90/$60.
Dan "Killer" Kennedy ate 26 hot dogs in 10 minutes to win an eating contest at The Texas restaurant in Kane, PA yesterday.
The Greene Turtle in North Wales, PA will hold a hot wing eating contest on July 28 awarding $500 to the winner.
Dan Kennedy ate 36 4 inch blueberry pies in 10 minutes to win a eating contest at the Red White & Blueberry Festival in Reynoldsville, PA. Andy Puhl was the runner up with 27.
Registration is open for the National Fried Mushroom Eating Championship in Kennett Square, PA on September 8. Professioinals can win $1000/$500/$300; the top local amateurs will get $200/$100.
Bob Shoudt won the first prize of $500 and a pair of tickets to the Eagles home opener in last night's crab fries eating contest at Chickie's & Pete's in Philadelphia. Dave Brunelli was runner-up and Nick "The Lunatic" Volpi was 3rd.
The Pittsburgh Post Gazette has a interview with Brad "The Lunatic" Sciullo, who has started his own competitive eating organization promoting Pittsburgh area contests.
Chickie's & Petes in Philadelphia will hold a crab fry eating contest on July 13 awarding tickets to the Eagles opener and cash.

2018 Dutch Wonderland Nathan’s qualifier

update June 10 WGAL article

Official results – men

1st 50 Carmen Cincotti
2nd 26 George Chiger
3rd 13 Jack “Snack Jack” Diamond
4th 11.5 William “Wild Bill” Myers
5th 7 Patrick Ryan
6th 4 Brett Shepard

Official results women

1st 17.5 Larell Marie “The Real Deal” Mele
2nd 5 Rene Rovtar
3rd 4.25 Tysheema Holmes

From Patch Ryan’s twitch video, it appears Carmen Cincotti won with 50 hot dogs. Larell Marie Mele was the female winner.

Carmen Cincotti, George Chiger, Bill Myers, Larell Marie Mele and Rene Rovtar are expected to compete at today’s Nathan’s qualifier at Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster, PA.

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2018 Hostess Donette eating contest

PhillyVoice has an article
Dizexhaled has a video

The top 3 | 4-10

1st 257 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
2nd 244 Carmen Cincotti
3rd 204 Darron Breeden
4th 176 Gideon Oji
5th 139 George Chiger
6th 124 Brian “Dud Light” Dudzinski
7th 122 Eric “Badlands” Booker
8th 116 Ivan “The Avocado” Mendoza
9th 44 William “Wild Bill” Myers
10th 24 Rene Rovtar

This will probably be the last meeting of Joey Chestnut and Carmen Cincotti before the Nathan’s finals. Joey Chestnut has not defeated Carmen Cincotti since the White Hut cheeseburg eating contest in West Springfield, MA on September 23.

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Allanah Richman reports Bob Shoudt ate 7 sandwiches to win the first prize of $500 in yesterday's eating contest held at the HoagieNation festival in Philadelphia headlined by Hall & Oates.
Joey Chestnut, Carmen Cincotti, Gideon Oji and Darron Breeden are expected to compete in the World Hostess® Donettes® Eating Championship in Philadelphia on June 1.
Dan "Killer" Kennedy announced that he and Darron Breeden fiished the 25.5 pound burger challenge at Denny's Beer Barrel Pub in Clearfield, PA.
Registration is open for a Hostess Donettes eating contest in Philadelphia on June 1. The purse of $8000 is the largest so far for a MLE contest in 2018.
The Courier Express has an article about Dan "Killer" Kennedy's attempt at a 48 inch submarine sandwich at Sub Hub in Reynoldsville, PA, which he thinks weighed 14+ pounds. The event raised $300 for multiple sclerosis research.
Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers posted a meatball eating contest on his Instagram story. He claimed to have bet $40,000 on the contest.
Amamda Kessel, a member of the hockey team that won the Olympic gold medal last month, says she could defeat her brother Phil Kessel, who plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins, in a hot dog eating contest.
Inside Edition has a post about Kate Ovens' recent video in which she ate two foot long cheesesteak sandwiches to show her support for the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 52.

Molly Schuyler wins Wing Bowl 26 with record 501 wings

9:07 The official top 5
1 501 Molly Schuyler
2 396 Dave Brunelli
3 388 Bob Shoudt
4 262 Dan Kennedy
5 250 Moe Train

8:59 The contest has concluded

8:56 The top 5
5 231 Moe Train
4 233 Dan Kennedy
3 373 Bob Shoudt
2 382 Dave Brunelli
1 455 Molly Schulyer

8:53 The First Responder division winner goes to firefighter

8:52 The Wingette of the Year is Katie

8:44 The second half is over. Dave Bruneeli and Nadia White struggled, but continued.

8:32 The first half top 10 (actually 11) (Wayne Algenio has the totals)
1 241 Molly Schuyler
2 224 Dave Brunelli
3 218 Bob Shoudt
4 141 Dan “Killer” Kennedy
5 138 John “Oink Oink” Bradley
6 134 Moe Train
7 125 Skin & Bones
8 112 Nadia White, 1st local woman to advance to 2nd round since 2001
9 98 Ukraine Train
10T 97 Geno Bambino
10T 97 Kenzo Kevin

No 1st responders made the 2nd round

8:25 Iceman has won the entourage award.

8:14 The first round has finished. Pittsburgh Paulie quit after one wing and Butch reversed and was DQed.

8:00 The eating contest has started

7:54 The entrance processions have concluded and the national anthem is about to start

Philadelphia.cbslocal.com has a roster with odds. Bill “El Wingador” Simmons, Pat Bertoletti and Dave “US Male” Goldstein will not be competing.

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Murphy's Beef & Ale in Levittown, PA will hold a Wing Bowl on Saturday awarding $800 (prize breakdown not given).
Jon Wasserman ate 20 wings in 4 minutes to win the first prize of $200 in last night's Manayunk Wing Sprint in Philadelphia. Bill "El Wingador" Simmons also competed and NFL lineman Jahri Evans.
SOMO Manayunk in Philadelphia will hold a Wing Sprint on January 31 awarding $200 to the first person to finish 20 wings. Bill "El Wingador" Simmons will compete and NFL lineman Jahri Evans will referee.
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