Pennsylvania eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming eating contests
2019 Feb 1Wing Eating Contest Wing Pole @ Cheerleaders Philadelphia, PA
Three random eating challenges
big pancake Attack the Stack Harvey's Country Cupboard Big Run, PA
1 lb. burger XXXL Brick Burger Brick House Tavern + Tap Willow Grove, PA
30 in pizza 30 Inch Monster Pizza Nuzzella's Pizza Challenge Fort Loudon, PA
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Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club in Philadelphia will hold a "Wing Pole 2019" with a wing eating contest on February 1 as a replacement for the cancelled WIP Wing Bowl.
Brandon Clark, Darron Breeden and Bob Shoudt have posted videos from the successful completion of the 105+ pound "8th Wonder" burger challenge at Clinton Station Diner in Clinton, NJ on Saturday. Other team members were Molly Schuyler, Miki Sudo, Geoff Esper, Nick Wehry, Dan Kennedy, George Chiger and Andrew Puhl.
Former MLB outfielder Lenny Dykstra said he considered Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas' victory over Bill "El Wingador" Simmons in the 2004 Wing Bowl one of the most dramatic events in the last 40 years of Philadelphia sporting history.

Clinton Station Diner 105 lb burger conquered

Miki Sudo announced that the 10 person team consisting of herself, Molly Schuyler, Bob Shoudt, Dan Kennedy, Darrron Breeden, Geoff Esper, Brandon Clark, George Chiger, Nick Wehry and Andrew Puhl completed the 105 pound burger challenge at the Clinton Station Diner in Clinton, NJ and claimed a $5,000 prize. Flux Happens has videos of the start and end of the challenge. Molly Schuyler was the last member eating.

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Brandon "Da Garbage Dispoal" Clark announces that a 10 person team consisting of himself, Miki Sudo, Dan Kennedy, Bob Shoudt, Nick Wehry, Darron Breeden, Andrew Puhl, Geoff Esper, George Chiger and a mystery competitor will attempt the 105 pound burger challenge at Clinton Station Diner in Clinton, NJ Saturday, November 17 in pursuit of a $5000 prize. The tenth member is probably female given the ponytail silhouette used.
The Clinton Station Diner in Clinton, NJ will hold a 15 pound Zeus burger eating contest for three person teams on December 15 awarding $1000/$500/$300 has an article about the induction of Bob Shoudt, father of "Notorious B.O.B" into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame for coaching track. He was accompanied by former NFL kick returner, Billy "White Shoes" Johnson. He was also recently inducted into the Ursinus College Hall of Fame.

Termination of Wing Bowl announced

Angelo Cataldi announced on WIP this morning that the Wing Bowl would not return in 2019 for a 27th edition. The Wing Bowl website has been rebranded as

With the termination of the Wing Bowl and the discontinuation of the Hooters Wing Championship (July 10, 2017 purse $17,500), American competitive eating has lost two of its three most lucrative events in four months.@

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WJET has an article and video about Brandon "Da Disposal" Clark setting the record for the 24 inch pizza challenge at Brooklyn Pizza in Millcreek, PA.
Stephanie Wu ate 15 hot dogs in 10 minutes to tie for first place at the Blossburg (PA) Fall Festival, then ate 7 hot dogs in 5 minutes to break the tie and claim the $200 prize. update has a contest report
Ivan "The Avocado" Mendoza won the first prize of $250 at the Karl Ehmer Bratwurst Eating Competition at Steelstacks in Bethlehem, PA.
The Blossburg Fall Festival will hold a hot dog eating contest on October 14 awarding $200 to the winner.
The Backyard Ale House in Scranton, PA will hold a hot dog eating contest on October 5 awarding $150 and a $100 gift card to the winner.
The Philadelphia Cheesesteak Festival will hold a sandwich eating contest on October 13 awarding $1000/$500/$250.
Oktoberfest at Steelstacks in Bethlehem, PA will hold bratwurst eating contests on October 6 and 13 awarding $250 to thw winner.

2018 Taste of Hamburg-er eating contest

Results via Dan Kennedy from yesterday’s professional burger eating contest at Taste of Hamburg-er in Hamburg, PA. The contest was truncated to 8 minutes from 10 after running short on burgers.

1st 24 Bob “The Notorious B.O.B.” Shoudt
2nd 22 Dan “killer” Kennedy
3rd 20 David “Tiger Wings and Things” Brunelli
4th 17 Andy Puhl
5th 10 Stephen “Barracuda” Hillegass

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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.
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