Tennessee eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming eating contests
2020 Aug 22Crawfish Eating Contest Ragin Cajun Music Fest Cleveland, TN
$200 2020 Sep 19 Pickle Eating Contest Fried Pickle Festival Cleveland, TN
Three random eating challenges
16 scoop sundae Rocky Top Challenge It's All So Yummy Knoxville, TN
3 pounds Challenger Burger The Roaming Gnome Knoxville, TN The burger was 3 pounds and had 3 pounds of fries with it!
27 oz. burger Super Deluxe Burger Fat Mo's Nashville (several locations), TN
(All Tennessee eating challenges and contests in database)

Brett "Branimal" Healey started a Memphis version of the Krispy Kreme Challenge, a race in which participants run 2.5 miles, eat 12 donuts and return 2.5 miles.
Bartley Weaver appeared on Wicked Tasty, a podcast about the Nashville food scene.
Kooky Canuck owner Shawn Danko was named the Memphis Restaurant Association 2020 Restaurateur of the Year.
Brandon "Da Garbage Disposal" Clark and Michael Whities set the record for the two person King Kookamonga burger challenge at Kooky Canuck in Memphis with a time of 15:59.
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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