Tennessee eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming eating contests
($75)2019 Oct 18 Jalapeno Eating Contest Arlington BBQ Fest Arlington, TN
2019 Oct 19Hot Pepper Eating Contest Bristol Pepper Festival Bristol, TN
2019 Oct 19Hot Wing Eating Contest Bristol Pepper Festival Bristol, TN
2019 Oct 24Pie Eating Contest Taste of Wilson County Lebanon, TN
2019 Oct 25Wing Eating Contest Hooters of Rivergate Goodlettsville, TN
2019 Oct 26Hot Chicken Eating Contest King of the Wing Fest Charleston, TN
2019 Oct 26Pie Eating Contest Grove Center Pumpkin Fest Oak Ridge, TN
2019 Oct 26Pie Eating Contest Halloween in the Park Smyrna, TN
2019 Oct 26Waffle Eating Contest Just Love Coffee Roasters Murfreesboro, TN
Three random eating challenges
2.5 lb. burger 5 Star General Challenge Cheeseburger Charlies Clarksville, TN burger has 5 1/2 lb. patties, challenge includes fries & drink
2 lb. burger Two Pound Burger Highway 63 Diner La Follette, TN includes 1 lb. fries
burgers Burger Record Jack Brown's Beer and Burger Joint Murfreesboro, TN
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BGDailyNews.com has an article about bodybuilder/competitive eater Bartley Weaver, who will be the "Titan Man" mascot for the Tennessee Titans this upcoming NFL season.
Nashville Scene has a review of You Are What You, a new play with a female competitive eater protagonist.
The Middlesboro (TN) Wing Fling will hold a wing eating contest August 3 awarding $500/$250/$100.
Hopsmith in Nashville will hold a hot dog eating contest on July 4 awarding $250 to the winner.
A Spanish team part of a group doing a Mississippi valley food challenge tour is the first four person group to finish the 12 pound Humonga Kookamonga burger challenge at Kooky Canuck in Memphis.
Brandon "Da Garbage Disposal" Clark won the first prize of $400 in Saturday's hotwing eating contest at the Southern Hotwing Festival in Memphis.
The Southern Hotwing Festival will hold a hot wing eating contest on April 14 awarding $400 to the winner.
WBBJ has an article about Randy Santel becoming the first finisher of the Big A** Burger Challenge at KC Finn's in Jackson, TN,
The Music City Bowl in Nashville will hold informal hot chicken eating contests for amateurs in the Fan Zone on December 28. An All Pro Eating competition will not take place.
The calendar for the Music City Bowl does not list a hot chicken eating contest, which it has held since 2013.

2018 Bass Pro Shops Moon Pie contest

Geoff Esper, Gideon Oji, Matt Hazard, Juan Neave and Nick Wehry are expected to compete in the Bass Pro Shops Moon Pie eating contest in Memphis Saturday.
KnoxNews.com has an article about Matt "Sweet Tooth" Cohen's victory in the 4/20 Sandwich Challenge held at It's All so Yummy Cafe in Knoxville, TN on Friday.
The Slawburger Festival will hold a Slawburger eating contest in Fayetteville, TN awarding $500/$200/$100 on April 21. The top woman and Lincoln County resident will also get $100.
The Southern Hotwing Festival will hold a wing eating contest in Memphis on April 21 awarding $400 to the winner.
The Fink Beats the Stomach has an interview with the winners of the Nathan's qualifier in Nashville in October 2017, Brynn Szeles and Ronnie Hartman, who has moved to Buffalo to pursue a professional wrestling career. Brynn has been a competitive eating fan for over a decade, but could not compete in a qualifier due to living in Hungary.
The Memphis Flyer has an article about Mike "Big Eater Mike" Whities and Brett Healy setting the new record of 37:58 for the 12 pound King Kookamonga two person burger challenge at Kooky Canuck in Memphis.
"Big Eater Mike" Whities and Brett "Branimal" Healy set a new record of 37:58 for the 12 pound two person King Kookamonga burger challenge at Kooky Canuck in Memphis.
update Dec 29 The Tennessean has a video update "Orvile Fartwell" has a video of the contest The top five from todays Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl World Hot Chicken Eating Championship Featuring Hattie B's Hot Chicken in Nashville
1st4Molly Schuyler defends title
2nd3.33Brandon Clark
3rd3Dan "killer" Kennedy
4th2.75Bob "The Notorious B.O.B." Shoudt
5th1.75Ryan Best
Defending champion Molly Schuyler, Bob Shoudt, Dan Kennedy and Brandon Clark are expected to compete in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl World Hot Chicken Eating Championship featuring Hattie B's Hot Chicken in Nashville on Thursday December 28. Spots remain available for competitors.   

2017 Memphis Moon Pies

update Oct 25 Brett Healey has a video

update Oct 17 Ivan Mendoza has a video

update Matt Hazzard has a video

Results from Facebook Live video
1) Matt Stonie 73 in 8 minutes, defends title
2) Geoff Esper 69
3) Ivan Mendoza 33.5
4) Michael Whities 32.5
5) Derek Jacobs 30
6) Matt Hazzard 29 originally announced 5th
? Nate Biller
? Brett Healey

The contest is expected to be streamed on Facebook Live at noon Central on https://www.facebook.com/bassproshops/videos/10155718243207270/. Defending champion Matt Stonie, Geoff Esper, Nate Biller, Michael Whities and Ivan Mendoza are expected to compete.

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2017 Nashville Nathan’s qualifier

Official results men | women

1 Ronnie Hartman 28.75
2 Michael “Big Eater Mike” whities 23
3 Brian Dudzinski 19

1W Bryn Szeles 8.75
2W Rene Rovtar 8.5

Facebook Live video from NewsChannel 5

Fox Nashville has a live stream of the contest.

Brian Dudzinski, Ronnie Hartman, Michael “Big Eater Mike” Whities and Rene Rovtar are expected to compete.

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MLE upcoming contests as of August 2, 2017

Here are the upcoming contests on the MLE contest calendar. A kale eating contest in Hamburg, NY on August 13 and a Nathan’s qualifier in Nashville on October 10 have been recently added. A new taco eating contest in Tower, MN on November 4 will also be held. Registration is open unless specified otherwise.
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WSMV has a segment on Stevie "Eats a Lot" Palmer competing in the women's Nathan's finals.
Ethan Teske attempted the Rocky Top challenge at It's All So Yummy Cafe in Knoxville for an upcoming episode of Food Network's Ice Cream Nation.
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