Houston eating challenges and contests category

Three random Houston eating challenges
7 lb. burger TKO Burger Challenge Dempsey's Sports Pub League City, TX
4 lb. pho bowl eNOMous Challenge Nom Nom Noodles Houston, TX
tacos Taco Eating Record Tacos del Julio Houston, TX record attempts held on Wednesday nights
(All Houston eating challenges and contests in database)

ESPN has a blog entry about Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt's daily diet, which contains 6000-9000 calories.

2015 Niko Niko gyro’s contest

update May 24 Fire Forks has a video of the whole contest

update May 18 Robb “Pizza Punisher” Zipp has a 32 minute video from the contest.

update Matt Stonie has defended his title with a total of 22.

The top 3 from Miki Sudo Official Results Part 1 | Part 2
1) Matt Stonie 22
2) Joey Chestnut 15.25
3) Miki Sudo 14.5
4) Steve Hendry 10.5
5) Nate Biller 7.5
6) Costa Pollos 7
7) Nick Trevino 5.75
8) Alex Perez 4

Joey Chestnut, Matt Stonie, Miki Sudo, Steve Hendry, Nate Biller and Alex Perez are expected to compete.

Joey and Matt appeared on KPRC earlier today.

previous winners

2014 May 18 1st 24 10 min Matt “Megatoad” Stonie Niko Niko’s World Gyro Eating Championship Houston, TX
2013 May 19 1st 22.5 10 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut World Gyro Eating Championship Houston, TX
2012 May 20 1st 18 10 min Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti World Gyro Eating Championship Houston, TX
2011 May 15 1st 21.5 10 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut Niko Niko’s World Gyro Eating Championship Houston, TX
2010 May 15 1st 21 10 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut Niko Niko’s World Gyro Eating Championship Houston, TX
2009 May 16 1st 21 10 min Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti Niko Niko’s World Gyro Eating Championship Houston, TX
2008 May 17 1st 12 10 min Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti Niko Niko’s World Gyro Eating Championship Houston, TX

Joey Chestnut vs. Matt Stonie, previous 365 days

2014 Nov 22 1st 9.35 10 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut Foxwoods World Turkey-Eating Championship Mashantucket, CT
2014 Nov 22 2nd 8.45 10 min Matt “Megatoad” Stonie Foxwoods World Turkey-Eating Championship Mashantucket, CT
2014 Nov 8 1st 120 6 min Matt “Megatoad” Stonie World Twinkie Eating Championship Tunica, MS
2014 Nov 8 2nd 85 6 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut World Twinkie Eating Championship Tunica, MS
2014 Oct 5 1st 20.8125 8 min Matt “Megatoad” Stonie Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival World Pumpkin Pie Eating Championship Elk Grove, CA
2014 Oct 5 2nd 19.625 8 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival World Pumpkin Pie Eating Championship Elk Grove, CA
2014 Oct 4 1st 14.75 10 min Matt “Megatoad” Stonie World Poutine Eating Championship – pros Toronto, ON, Canada
2014 Oct 4 2nd 11.75 10 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut World Poutine Eating Championship – pros Toronto, ON, Canada
2014 Aug 27 1st 9.16875 12 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut John Ascuaga’s Nugget World Rib Eating Championship Sparks, NV
2014 Aug 27 2nd 8.1875 12 min Matt “Megatoad” Stonie John Ascuaga’s Nugget World Rib Eating Championship Sparks, NV
2014 Aug 16 1st 384 10 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship Los Angeles, CA
2014 Aug 16 2nd 377 10 min Matt “Megatoad” Stonie Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship Los Angeles, CA
2014 Jul 22 1st 182 10 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut Hooters World Wing Eating Championship Las Vegas, NV
2014 Jul 22 3rd 165 10 min Matt “Megatoad” Stonie Hooters World Wing Eating Championship Las Vegas, NV
2014 Jul 12 1st 43 10 min Matt “Megatoad” Stonie The World Slugburger Eating Championship Corinth, MS
2014 Jul 12 2nd 42 10 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut The World Slugburger Eating Championship Corinth, MS
2014 Jul 4 1st 61 10 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – men Brooklyn, NY
2014 Jul 4 2nd 56 10 min Matt “Megatoad” Stonie Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – men Brooklyn, NY
2014 May 18 1st 24 10 min Matt “Megatoad” Stonie Niko Niko’s World Gyro Eating Championship Houston, TX
2014 May 18 2nd 21 10 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut Niko Niko’s World Gyro Eating Championship Houston, TX

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Examiner.com lists Joey Chestnut, Matt Stonie, Miki Sudo and Steve Hendy as expected entrants in Sunday's World Gyro Eating Championships in Houston.

2015 Houston Nathan’s qualifiers

update May 3 Chron has a gallery and CW39 has a video

Cpactor says she was the female winner or sole participant in an instagram comment Her full name is Crystin Pactor

The top 3 males:

1) Erik Denmark 29.5
2) Alex Perez 18
3) Rodrigo Serna 9

1W) Crystin Pactor 8.5

I have not seen any female entrants mentioned in the previews. (Could wee see the first competitor-less MLE contest the same week as the initial spectator-free game in MLB history?)

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Joey Chestnut and Matt Stonie are expected to compete in the Niko Niko Gyro Eating Championship in Houston on May 17. This would be their first matchup of 2015.
Chron.com reports Erik Denmark, Alex Perez, John Tong and Mark Preng are expected to compete in the Nathan's qualifier on May 2 at Memorial City Mall in Houston. No female competitors are listed.
Niko Niko's gyro eating contest will take place at the Houston Greek Fest on May 17.
Bayou City Wings in Houston will hold a hot wing eating contest Friday awarding $200.
Bayou City Wings in Pasadena, TX will hold a wing eating contest on October 24 awarding $200 to the winner.
The Houston Texans website has an article about quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick finishing the 72 ounce steak challenge at the Big Texan in Amamrillo, TX>

Matt Stonie wins 2014 Niko Niko gyros

update May 26 Rake & Herald has a contest report
Niko Niko’s has a video

update May 19 ABC13 and Examiner have articles

Robb Zipp has videos: intro | contest | results

Adrian Morgan has a gallery

Full Results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
1) Matt Stonie 24
2) Joey Chestnut 21
3) Adrian Morgan 12.5
4) Miki Sudo 11.5
5) Juan Rodriguez 9.5
6) Steve Hendry 8
7) Nate Biller 6.5
8) Mark Preng 5.5
9T) Alex Perez 4.5
9T) Tommy Miller 4.5
11 Nicole Miller 3.5
12 Alex Brouskakis 3

Niko Niko’s reports Matt Stonie ate 24 gyros to set a new record.

Joey Chestnut and Matt Stonie appeared on Local 2 Houston this morning.

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Click2Houston televised a gyro eating contest to promote Niko Niko's World Gyro-Eating Championship on Sunday.  

2014 Nathan’s Houston qualifier

update May 8 The Memorial City facebook has a gallery

update May 7 Ken Hoffman has a contest report for the Houston Post and Click2Houston has a video

Update May 5 The Houston Chronicle has a gallery

update May 4 A contest video is available

update Erik Denmark reportedly won the men’s contest. Mary Bowers appears to be the sole female.

Official results
men rest of top 5
1) Erik Denmark 36, reaches Coney for 9th year in a row
2) Juan Rodriguez 21 31, takes wild card lead
3) Nate Biller 21
4) Jimmy Chiu 18
5) Bam Martinez 13

women
1) Mary Bowers 11.75
Laura Heywood (6 hot dogs in Las Vegas) is now the women’s wild card leader

Today’s Nathan’s qualifier in Houston is abou to start. Erik Denmark, Nate Biller, Juan Rodriguez, Bam Martinez, Alex Perez and Mary Bowers are expected to compete.

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The field for Niko Niko gyro's eating contest in Houston on May 18 has been announced: Part 1 | Part 2. Joey Chestnut, Matt Stonie and Miki Sudo are the top 4 eaters expected.  
Miki Sudo is not expected to defend her title at Saturday's Nathan's qualifier in Las Vegas. She is listed as an entrant in the Houston qualifier May 3. update April 22 The Houston Chronicle column does not appear to be accurate; it claims the qualifier is Saturday and not May 3 and the contest does not appear on Miki Sudo's calendar.
Chron.com has a slideshow of Houston area eating challenges.
In the latest episode of Welcome to Sweetie Pie's, a program on the Oprah Winfrey Network, "The Beast", a 6 pound burger challenge at The Backyard Grill in Houston, TX, was attempted. Nicole Doty was the only person who has previously completed the challenge.
Registration will open at noon Central today for the Niki Niko World Gyro Eating Championship in Houston on May 18.  
Fat Boy's Bar & Grill will offer a 27 pound "Big Watt" burger when it opens tomorrow in Houston. The restaurant will award a $500 gift certificate to a customer that can finish the burger in five hours or less.  update A video of the burger is available
The Houston Chronicle reports that members of the Rice football team attempted (and failed) the Kookamonga burger challenge while in Memphis for the Liberty Bowl.
Bayou City Wings in Pasadena, TX will hold a hot wing eating contest Friday awarding $200 to the winner.
The Australian boy band Five Seconds of Summer attempted the 28 inch pizza challenge at Russo's New York Pizzeria in Houston during their US tour.
Nathan's Famous will open a location in Houston later this year, so that might be a stop on the 2014 qualifier circuit.
McAlister's Deli in Galveston, TX will hold a sandwich eating contest on July 3 awarding $350 ($200 to the winner).
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