Texas eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming eating contests
2018 Apr 21Pie Eating Contest Cotton Gin Festival Burton, TX
($25)2018 Apr 21 Watermelon Eating Contest Craftsman Austin, TX
2018 Apr 28Crawfish Eating Contest Crawfish Fest Port O'Connor, TX
2018 Apr 28Jalapeno Eating Contest Buc Days Corpus Christi, TX
2018 Apr 28Lamb Fries Eating Contest Mills County Chamber of Commerce State Championship BBQ & Goat Cookoff Goldthwaite, TX
2018 May 5Bob Armstrong Queso eating contest Mattito's Tex-Mex - Oak Lawn Avenue Dallas, TX
2018 May 5Boudin Ball Eating Contest Rails & Tails Mudbug Festival Tomball, TX
2018 May 5Jalapeno Eating Contest Cinco de Mayo Celebration Mesquite, TX
2018 May 5Taco Eating Contest Fuzzy's Taco Shop League City, TX
2018 May 20Hot Wing Eating Contest Austin Chicken Wing Festival Austin, TX
2018 May 26INathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier - men Six Flags Over Texas Arlington, TX
2018 May 26INathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier - women Six Flags Over Texas Arlington, TX
2018 Jun 23Jalapeno Eating Contest East Texas Taco Festival Marshall, TX
$3,500 2018 Sep 29I Western Days Festival World Tamale Eating Championship Western Days Festival Lewisville, TX
Three random eating challenges
2 lb. burger Heisman Burger Challenge The 1st Draft Laredo, TX
spicy pizza Hotter Than Hell Pizza Challenge The Back 9 Addison, TX
2 lb. burger Two Pounds Unleashed Burger Challenge Charlie Wants a Burger San Antonio, TX
(All Texas eating challenges and contests in database)

2018 Poteet Strawberry Festival Nathan’s qualifier

Winners according to Fink Beats the Stomach Official results
1) Juan Neave 24
2) Crazy Legs Conti 17
3) Nate Biller 15

1W) Kassie Zapata 10

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The second episode of the MLE podcast, Men in Boaters, was released today and mentioned the expected entrants of Saturday's Nathan's qualifiers. Pablo Martinez and Rene Rovtar are expected to compete in Fort Myers, FL while Juan Neave, Nate Biller, Crazy Legs Conti, Steve Schuster and Kassie Zapata headline the Poteet, TX field.
The Dallas Pizza Fest will hold an eating contest on April 15 awarding $250/$100/$50.
Meatstock will hold sausage eating contests in Melbourne on March 18 and Sydney on May 6 awarding $2000 in cash and prizes.
The Fulton, TX Oysterfest will hold an oyster eating contest for men on March 3 and a competition for females on March 4. Both events will award $200/$100/$50 to the top 3.

2018 Nathan’s qualifier schedule

Update: The schedule has been posted and registration is open for all qualifiers on http://www.majorleagueeating.com/contests.php
Notable omissions include all NASCAR qualifiers and the NYNY Casino in Las Vegas which has held a qualifier every year since at least 2003. The Mets ballpark takes over as the longest running qualifier site.

MLE announces that the 2018 Nathan’s qualifier schedule will be released at 2pm Eastern today.

The Cincinnati Reds May 18 and the New York Mets June 24 are probable sites since Nathan’s Famous is listed as a sponsor for those game dates.

A qualifier will not be held at the San Antonio Big League Weekend next month since that event will not take place in 2018 due to the NCAA Final Four being held at the Alamo Dome.

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2018 Laredo Jalapeno Festival

Results announcement video (pro results begin at 13:00) (A HREF=”https://twitter.com/MexicoRicoTips/status/964940065704153089″>via Mexico Rico) contest video

1) Molly Schuyler 265, $3000
2) Pat Bertoletti 226, $1500
3) Brandon “Da Garbage Disposal” Clark, 153, $750

Results from Brandon Clark

Pictures: Z93 Laredo | Broadcast Laredo

Molly Schuyler, Brandon “Da Garbage Disposal” Clark and Pat Bertoletti are listed as expected entrants.

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George Shea appears in an advertisement for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway, so the Fort Worth racetrack might be the site of a Nathan's qualifier on April 7 or 8.
The La Costeña Jalapeño Eating Contest will award $3000/$1500/$750 at the Jalapeño Festival in Laredo, TX on February 16. update The contest is apparently restricted to Texas residents according to an application posted by Joe Menchetti.
The Spirit of Texas Festival will be held in College Station, TX from March 23 to 25. The website has no mention of an eating contest. Last year, a MLE chili eating contest was scheduled for the event, but was not held due to weather.
ZestFest will hold a jalapeno eating contest in Irving, TX on Sunday awarding a large screen TV to the winner. A Wingstop Atomic Wing eating contest on Saturday will also award a large screen TV.
The Hops n Hot Sauce Festival will hold a hot pepper eating contest in Houston on January 13 awarding $250 to the winner.
Randy Santel announces that he finished the 28 inch pizza challenge at Carmine's in Kerrville, TX and won $150. The restaurant opened solely for him to do the challenge. He did not win the announced $500 prize because Juan Neave claimed it on December 30.
Carmine's in Kerrville, TX has a 28 inch pizza challenge that will award $500 to a diner that can finish it in under an hour.   
A 2 day old Daily Mail Facebook video about Molly Schuyler eating two 72 ounce steak challenges at the Big Texan in Amarillo, TX in under 15 minutes has surpassed a million views. (The name or date is not given).
The Ford Bend County Fair will hold a corn dog eating contest today in Fort Bend, TX awarding $250 to the winner.

Geoff Esper wins Lewisville tamales

Navasota Examiner has an article about Canadian comedian Tom Green attempting the 85 ounce steak challenge at The Relay Station Restaurant in Plantersville, TX for a new Travel Channel show called Biggest America
Defending champion Adrian Morgan, Miki Sudo, Geoff Esper and Gideon Oji are expected to compete in the World Tamale Eating Championship in Lewisville, TX on September 30.
Isaac Harding Davis took the first prize of $1000 in Friday's Tic Toc Home Loans Instant Noodle Eating Championship in Sydney. (Australia Today Show video).
The Liberty Hill Independent has an interview with Juan Neave about qualifying for the Nathan's finals.
High Fives in Dallas will hold a tater tot eating contest on June 8 awarding $250 to the winner.
High Five in Dallas will hold a tater tot eating contest on June 8 awarding $250 to the winner.

2017 Nathan’s Fort Worth Mayfest qualifer

update Fast Food Stories has a contest video

Nathan Biller, Josh Miller, Steven Schuster and “Bam” Martinez will compete in the men’s division. Sarah “Unstoppable Bab” Reincke and Aly Biller are the known female competitors.

Results Part 1 | Part 2

1) Josh Miller 26
2) Steve Schuster 22.5

1W) Sarah “Unstoppable Bab” Reinecke 15
2W) Aly Biller 5.5

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Tamu.247sports.com has an article about Jermaine Eluemenor's victory in the 2015 hot chicken eating contest at the 2015 Music City Bowl that was motivated by a championship belt prize. The London-born Texas A & M offensive lineman hopes to be selected in this weekend's NFL draft. update Apr 29 Eluemenor was selected by the Baltimore Ravens
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