Scranton – Wilkes-Barre / Northeast Pennsylvania eating challenges and contests category

Three random Scranton eating challenges
48 oz. steak Marty's 48 oz. Wall of Fame Marty's Blue Room Nanticoke, PA
12 egg omelet Polish Omelet Coffe Grinder Honesdale, PA contains sausage, bacon, tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, kielbasa
tall burger Monster Burger Challenge Jason's Pub & Eatery Scranton, PA available Sundays
(All Scranton eating challenges and contests in database)

Times Leader has a report on a potato chip eating contest held in Exeter, PA won by Dan "Killer" Kennedy.
Paulie's Hot Dogs in Honesdale, PA will hold hot dog eating contests on July 29 awarding $250 to the top male & female.

2017 Pocono Raceway qualifier

update Report of the Week has a video

Fox56 article. Larell Marie Mele planned to be a judge before entering the contest without preparation.

Official Results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

1st 34.5 Yasir Salem
2nd 27 George Chiger
3rd 21 Kevin “Qwazy” Ambs
4th 14.5 Jack “Snack Jack” Diamond
5th 14 William “Wild Bill” Myers
6th 8.5 Andrew Kossuth
7th 8 Adam Bergen
7th 8 Anthony Maglio
1st 13 Larell Marie “The Real Deal” Mele had announced retirement to care for father
2nd 6.75 Julie Grey
3rd 5 Rebecca Rakauskas

Yasier Salem, Kevin Ambs, Bill Myers and three female rookies are expected to compete.

Larell Marie Mele retired from competitive eating to care for her father, so she will not defend her title.

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Dave "The Termite" Wood ate 17.75 cannolis in 5 minutes to set a contest record at La Festa Italiana in Scranton, PA today. Russell Keeler was the runner up.
Paulie's Hot Dogs in Honesdale, PA will hold hot dog eating contests on Saturday awarding $200 to the top man & woman.

2016 Nathan’s Pocono qualifier

update Pocono Record has a contest report

Full Results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
1) Badlands Booker 23.75
2) Kevin Ambs 23.33
3) George Chiger 19.5
4) Jim Reeves 18
5T) Michael Deitz 13
5T) Ryan Siciliano 13
7) Bill Myers 12.75
8) Tom Serpico 6

1W) Larell Marie Mele 12
2w) Tess Siciliano 8

update It appears Eric “Badlands” Booker narrowly won the men’s contest

Larell Marie Mele won the women’s contest, which puts Carlene LeFevre back in the wild card lead.

Larell Marie Mele, Jim Reeves and Bill Myers are expected to do 2 qualifiers in less than 24 hours. “Badlands” Booker is another listed entrant. A victory by Larell Marie would restore the women’s wild card lead to Carlene LeFevre.

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Dave "The Termite" Wood ate 16 cannolis in 5 minutes to defend his title at La Festa in Scranton yesterday. Russ Keeler was runner up with 11.
La Festa Italiana will hold a cannoli eating contest in Scranton, PA on September 7 awarding $275 ($150 to the winner).

Yasir Salem, Larell Marie win 2015 Pocono qualifier

update WNEP has an article and video. Larell Marie’s TV appearance yesterday is on youtube.

Official results part 1 | part 2 | part 3

Men
1) Yasir Salem 29
2) George Chiger 17
3T) Carmen Cincotti 13 (women’s wild card runner-up if female)
3T) Dave “The Termite” Wood 13
5) “Snack” Jack Diamond 12
6T) Ryan “The Abyss” Siciliano 11.5
6T) “Wild” Bill Myers 11.5
8) Michael Dietz

1W) Larell Marie Mele 14
update Dave Wood reports that Yasir Salem won the men’s contest

Expected entrants: Yasir Salem, Dave “The Termite” Wood, Ryan “The Abyss” Siciliano, Larell Marie Mele, The Artist formely known as Brian Seiken.

Current wild card standings

2014 Sep 28 2nd 27.5 10 min David “The Termite” Wood Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Dover, DE
2015 Apr 25 2nd 27 10 min Steve Hendry Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Las Vegas, NV
2015 Apr 25 3rd 26 10 min Rich “The Locust” LeFevre Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Las Vegas, NV
2014 Sep 28 3rd 23 10 min Micah “Wing Kong” Collins Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Dover, DE
2015 Apr 25 2nd 14 10 min Carlene LeFevre Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Las Vegas, NV

Previous winners

2014 Jun 7 1st 28 10 min Marcos “The Monster” Owens Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Long Pond, PA
2014 Jun 7 1st 27.5 10 min “The Lovely” Juliet Lee Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Long Pond, PA

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Larell Marie Mele appeared on 69 News WWFMZ this morning to talk about competing in the Nathans' qualifier at Pocono speedway tomorrow.
The Pocono Record has an interview with Joey Chestnut about judging the Nathan's qualifier at Pocono Raceway on June 7.
The Backyard Ale House in Scranton, PA will hold a pumpkin pie eating contest on October 11 awarding $250 to the winner.
Citizens' Voice reports that David Wood ate 13.5 cannolis in 5 minutes to win yesterday's eating contest in Scranton. Russ Keeler was the runner-up.

2014 Nathan’s Pocono qualifier

update June 8The Pocono Record has a gallery

update The Times Tribune has a blog entry & gallery

update Marcos Owens won the men’s contest with 28. Juliet Lee appears to have won the women’s

Official results | Part 2
1) Marcos Owens 28
2) Brian Dudzinski 22
3) Micah Collins 21
4) “Wild” Bill Myers 15 updated
5) Eric Livingston 14
6) Andrew Kossuth 9
7T) Chuck Bush 8
7T) Jimmy Coponi 8
9) Scott Long

1W) Juliet Lee 27.5
2w) Andrea Giramonte 4.25
3W) Sarah Garwood 3
The Times Tribune has a contest preview. Bob Shoudt says he will not be able to come due to work issues.

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Nathan's Famous will be the primary sponsor for the #43 car at this weekend's race at Pocono, PA.
MCall.com has the field for next weekend's Nathan's qualifier at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA. Bob Shoudt and Juliet Lee will be the favorites. Marcos Owens, Meredith Boxberger (probably inaccurate), Bill Myers and Eric Livingston are also listed.
Mulligan's in Scranton, PA will hold a pepper eating contest on May 3 awarding $200.
The Pocono Record has a preview of the June 7 Nathan's qualifier a Pocono Raceway focusing on Larell Marie Mele.
Backyard Ale House in Scranton will hold a pumpkin pie eating contest on October 5 awarding $250 to the winner.
Russ Keeler won yesterday's cannoli eating contest at La Festa Italiana in Scranton, PA with a total of 11 cannoli in 5 minutes.
La Festa Italiana will hold a cannoli eating contest Monday in Scranton awarding $275 ($150 to the winner).
The Backyard Ale House in Scranton will hold a pumpkin pie eating contest on October 6 awarding $250 to the winner.
La Festa Italia in will hold a cannoli eating contest in Scranton, PA tomorrow awarding $175 ($100 to the winner). update Sep 3 Russ Keeler won the contest with a total of 12 cannolis in 5 minutes.
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