Allentown / Lehigh Valley eating challenges and contests category

Three random Allentown eating challenges
132 oz. ribeye 132 Ounce Steak - defunct (closed - verified April 2, 2009) Gregory's Seafood Factory Quakertown, PA
3 lb. burger The Beast Spuds Kutztown, PA
20 lb. cake 20 Pound Coconut Cake Sagra Bistro Hellertown, PA also have BLT sandwich with 1 pound of bacon
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Yasir Salem announces he won the Donut Derby bike race / donut eating contest in Trexlertown, PA for the third year in a row. Dave "US Male" Goldstein was the runner-up. reports that a 14 year old student at Saucon Valley High School had charges of cyber harassment and ethnic intimidation filed against him for making racist comments while recording a wing eating contest held at his school. According to the DA, the student will probably need to complete a racial sensitivity program to have the charges dropped.
The Morning Call has an article about Yasir Salem's defense of his Donut Derby title in Trexlertown, PA. The bicycle race deducts 3 minutes for every donut eaten during the race.
The Morning Call has a column about "Eat Your Way Through Musicfest" in Bethlehem, PA mentioning "Wild" Bill Myers.
Bob Shoudt ate 17 Buffalo dogs in five minutes to win an eating contest held at the Rising Sun Inn in Telford, PA on July 4. Dave "The Termite" Wood was the runner up. reports that Gregory's Steakhouse in Allentown, PA has repoened after being closed for over two years due to a fire. The restaurant offers a 120 ounce steak for $99.95, which it bills as the world's largest steak.
The Lehigh Valley Wing Offs will award $500 to the winner on February 2 in Forks Township, PA. Qualifiers on January 12 and 19 will award a spot in the finals and one night in Bally’s Resort & Casino in Atlantic City.
Dave Brunelli defended his Lehigh Valley Munch Madness title today by eating almost 7 pounds of scrapple in 12 minutes and won a prize of $500. has information about its 2013 Munch Madness circuit. The finals will take place on April 7 at Big Woody's in Allentown, PA and award $500 to the winner of a scrapple eating contest. The first qualifier will be held February 27 at Casey's Place in Quakertown.
Justin Vernon won the finals of Big Woody's Wing Off in Forks, PA Sunday for the fifth year in a row and received a prize of $500. (gallery)
The Pennsylvania episode of the Travel Channel's "Edge of America", to be televised on January 29, will have a segment about the haggis eating contest held at the Celtic Classic in Bethlehem.
ESPN 1230/1320 is holding a wing eating circuit at Big Woody's locations located in Lehigh Valley, PA. The finals on February 3 will award $500. Five qualifiers start today and will award $100 and a one night stay in Bally’s Resort & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ to the winner in addition to a spot in the finals. The contest rules restrict entry to amateurs from Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Dominick's Pizza in Quakertown, PA will hold a pizza eating contest tomorrow awarding $200 to the winner. The runner-up will receive Phillies tickes.

Pat Bertoletti wins 2012 Dorney Park cheesesteak contest

update May 23 I Love Dorney 23 has some videos

update May 22 has a gallery

update May 21 The rest of the results are available. Brian Seiken has uploaded some contest videos and “Badlands” Booker has a video of his performance.

Results (Part 1 | Part 2):
1) Pat Bertoletti, 20 sandwiches
2) Joey Chestnut, 17
3) Bob Shoudt 14.5
4T) Sean Gordon 12
4T) Kevin “LA Beast” Strahle 12
6T) Brian Dudzinski 10.5
6T) Brian Subich 10.5

update The Dorney Park twitter announces Pat Bertoletti won with 20 cheesesteaks

MCall has a blog entry about Stacey “Eatorama” McCarthy competing in the cheesesteak eating contest at Dorney Park in Allentown, PA. The contest will start at 1 pm.

Comments (36) has a roster for the May 19 cheesesteak eating contest at Dorney Park in Allentown, PA listing defending champion Joey Chestnut, Pat Bertoletti and Bob Shoudt as expected competitors.
ESPNLV has a video about the finals of the Munch Madness series held at Big Woody's in Allentown, PA won by Dave Brunelli.
Registration for the cheesesteak eating contest at Dorney Park in Allentown, PA on May 19 will open tomorrow on at 11 am eastern. (Lehigh Valley) announces 2012 Munch Madness. The first qualifier will take place at Roosevelt's 21st in Allentown, PA. The finals on April 1 will award up to $500 in prizes. (via Nick email) has an article about Stacy "Eatorama" McCarthy, who is hoping to eat a record breaking 268 wings at Wing Bowl 20.
Philly2Philly has a report on yesterday's wing eating contest at Buckeye Tavern in Macungie Borough. Martin "The Rooster" Russo won the contest with a total of 178 wings in 30 minutes. Bill "El Wingador" Simmons ate 32 meatballs in a minute at the event, reportedly a world record.
The Morning Call has an article on Stacy "Eatorama" McCarthy, who is planning a competitive eating reality TV show.

2011 Dorney Park Cheesesteaks

update May 23 has an article about Bob Shoudt’s second place finish.

update May 22 The Morning Call has an article and SheCrochets has a gallery.

update 10:40 Micah “Wing Kong” Collins can’t remember the name of the fourth place finisher.

update 2:47 Full results have been posted

1) Joey Chestnut 23 cheesesteaks in 10 minutes
2) Bob Shoudt 19
3) Sean Gordon 17.8
4) Juliet Lee 16
5) Micah “Wing Kong” Collins 14
6) Eric “Badlands” Booker 13.5
7) Brian “Dud Light” Dudzinski 12.5
8) Pat Philbin 11
9) Eric “Steakbellie” Livingston 10.25
10) Brian Subich 8.5
11) “Wild” Bill Myers 8
12T) Crazy Legs Conti 7.75
12T) Larell Marie Mele 7.75
13) “Beautiful” Brian Seiken 7
14) Andrew Kossuth 6

update 2:10 Thomas V Marino has a picture of a victorious Joey Chestnut. Bob Shoudt was apparently the runner-up. Marino also has a picture of Badlands Booker competing in the contest despite being announced as a participant in the Patriots Place Nathan’s qualifier.

The contest should start at 1:30 pm eastern.

Lehigh Valley Live has a preview listing Juliet Lee and Crazy Legs Conti as expected entrants in addition to previously announced competitors.

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The Morning Call and (via email) have previews of Saturday's cheesesteak eating contest at Dorney Park in Allentown, PA.
A Morning Call blog entry lists Joey Chestnut, Bob Shoudt, Eric "Steakbellie" Livingston, Micah "Wing Kong" Collins, Sean Gordon, Brian Dudzinski and Larell Marie Mele as expected entrants in the cheesesteak eating contest to be held on May 21 at Dorney Park in Allentown, PA. announces that registration for the the cheesesteak eating contest at Dorney Park in Allentown, PA will open tomorrow at 11 am eastern.
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