West Virginia eating challenges and contests category

Three random eating challenges
60 in pizza The Beast Fat Angelo's Pizza Cheat Lake Morgantown, WV
spicy chili Adam's Bomb Andy's Pizza Ranson, WV challenges available Mon-Thurs, also have a mini burger challenge
big burger Burger Challenge The Gridiron Skillet Matewan, WV
(All West Virginia eating challenges and contests in database)

Stuart's Smokehouse in Alderson, WV will hold a amateur-only hot dog eating contest on July 4 awarding $500/$100/$50. Hurricane, WV will hold a hot dog eating competition awarding $500/$250/$100.
The pepperoni roll eating contest at the Three Rivers Festival in Fairmont, NJ has apparently dropped its MLE affiliation. The competition on May 26 will award; a qualifier will take place on May 12.
Ethan Teske ate 17 hot dogs in 5 minutes yesterday to take the first prize of $500 in a hot dog eating contest held in Hurricane, WV.
The Boston Globe has an interview with Geoff Esper about his victory in the pepperoni rolls eating contest in Three Rivers Festival in Fairmont, WV last week. He says he will compete in the Boston Nathan's qualifier on June 18.

2017 Three Rivers Festival pepperoni rolls

update June 3 The Boston Globe has an interview with Geoff Esper about his victory

Darron Eats has a video

updateTheET.com has a press release spelling the winner’s name as “Jeffrey”

update Eric Shroder has a video

Results Part 1 | Part 2

1st 36 Geoffrey Esper
2nd 30.5 Miki Sudo
3rd 26 Darron Breeden
4th 20.5 Brian “Dud Light” Dudzinski
5th 20 “The Lovely” Juliet Lee
6th 13 Derek Jacobs
7th 9.5 William “Wild Bill” Myers
8th 8 Michael “Big Hoss” Deitz
9th 7 Jeff Chapman
10th 3.75 Brett Shepherd
11th 3.5 Alicia Hill

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Sandwich U in Morgantown, WV will hold a sandwich eating contest on October 30 awarding $500 to the winner. Entrants need to eat 2 Fat Freshmen sandwiches to qualify.
Stuart's Smokehouse in Alderson, WV will hold an amateur-only hot dog eating contest on July 4 awarding $500/$100/$50.

Geoff Esper wins pepperoni rolls, Miki Sudo not listed

update Miki Sudo posted a picture from the Delta terminal in Atlanta, so presumably she had travel issues

TWV has a contest video

update WDTV has a video Miki Sudo does not seem to have competed.

Results from today’s pepperoni roll eating contest at the Three Rivers Festival in Fairmont, WV Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

1) Geoff Esper 23
2T) Gideon Oji 20
2T) Sonya Thomas 20
4) Brian Dudzinski 19.75
5) Eric “Badlands” Booker 17.5
6) Juliet Lee 17
7) Matt Cohen 10.75
8) Michael Deitz 10
9) Matthew Raible 8
10) Bill Myers 7.75

Miki Sudo was expected to compete as of this morning

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Miki Sudo is expected to compete in the World Championship Pepperoni Roll Eating Contest at the Three Rivers Festival in Fairmont, WV on Saturday. She was previously announced as a competitor in the Chico, CA pancake eating contest. upate May 26 WVGazetteMail has an interview with Miki saying that Geoff Esper will also compete.
Registration opens today at noon eastern for the Three Rivers Festival Pepperoni Roll Eating World Championship in Fairmont, WV and the World Silver Dollar Pancake Eating Championship in Chico, CA. Both contests are on May 28.
Stephanie Wu ate 10 hot dogs in 5 minutes to win the first prize of $500 at a contest in Hurricane, WV.
Hurricane, WV will hold a hot dog eating contest on July 4 awarding $850 ($500 to the winner).

2015 WV Pepperoni rolls

John Provins has a contest video

WVMetronews and WDTV have articles. Matt Stonie says he does not expect to compete before July 4.

Official results part 1 | part 2 | part 3
1 Matt Stonie 34 rolls, new record
2 Miki Sudo 28.5
3 Adrian Morgan 23
4 Michelle Lesco 19.5
5 Juliet Lee 18.5
6 Jim Reeves 15.5
7 Eric “Badlands” Booker 15
8 Nate Biller 11
9 “Wild” Bill Myers 8
10 Dan Mangiapane 7.5
11 Deitz 7.25

Brian Subich says that it appears Matt Stonie has broken the contest record.

Previous winners

2014 May 24 1st 31 10 min Matt “Megatoad” Stonie West Virginia Three Rivers Festival Pepperoni Roll Eating World Championship Fairmont, WV
2013 May 25 1st 28 10 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut West Virginia Three Rivers Festival Pepperoni Roll Eating World Championship Fairmont, WV
2012 May 26 1st 33 10 min Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti West Virginia Three Rivers Festival Pepperoni Roll Eating World Championship Fairmont, WV
2011 May 28 1st 30.5 10 min Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti WV Three Rivers Festival Pepperoni Roll Eating World Championship Fairmont, WV

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The Exponent Telegram has an interview with Matt Stonie about defending his pepperoni roll title next weekend at the West Virginia Three Rivers Festival in Fairmont, WV.
Registration is now open on majorleagueeating.com for the West Virginia Three Rivers Festival Pepperoni Roll Eating World Championship in Fairmont, WV on May 23.
An EMT needed to clear an 11 year boy's throat who choked in a watermelon eating contest at the Berkeley County Youth Fair in Martinsburg, WV.
Stuart's Smokehouse in Alderson, WV will hold a hot dog eating contest on July 4 awarding $650 ($500 to the winner).

2014 Three Rivers Festival Pepperoni Rolls

WDTV article

Results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

1 Matt Stonie 31, birthday
2 Miki Sudo 26
3 Michelle Lesco 18.5
4 Marcos Owens 18
5 Juliet Lee 17.6
6 Jim Reeves 15.5
7 Bill Myers 7.25
8 Leo Gioia 6.5
9 James Haynes 6
10 Tim Cope 5.5

Bob Shoudt was unable to get out of Carnegie Mellon

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Matt Stonie, Miki Sudo, Bob Shout, Juliet Lee, Michelle Lesco and Badlands Booker are expect to compete in the pepperoni rolls eating contest tomorrow at the Three Rivers Festival.   Joey Chestnut will be doing an appearance at the Charlotte qualifierupdate The DPost reports that Jeff Butler and Jim Reeves are also expected.
WVNS reports Dale Boone ate 17 hot dogs in 12 minutes to claim the first prize of $500 at Stuart's Smokehouse in Alderson, WV yesterday.
Stuart's Smokehouse in Alderson, WV will hold a hot dog eating contest on July 4 awarding $650 ($500 to the winner).

Joey edges Miki to win Three Rivers Festival pepperoni roll contest

update May 30 WV Metronews has a gallery and WDTV has an article and video

update WBOY has an article and video

The top 6 (part 1 | part 2)
1) Joey Chestnut 28
2) Miki Sudo 27.5
3) Sonya Thomas 24
4) Bob Shoudt 22.5
5) Tim Janus 22
6) Juliet Lee 19.5

Video will be livestreamed at http://vp.telvue.com/player?s=gfcc I think the last time Juliet Lee lost to a woman besides Sonya Thomas was to Elizabeth Canady in a 2007 Krystal qualifier.

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The Charleston Daily Mail has a preview of Saturday's pepperoni roll eating contest at the Three Rivers Festival with quotes from Joey Chestnut, Tim Janus and Miki Sudo. Pat Bertoletti departure from MLE is mentioned.
Joey Chestnut, Tim Janus, Sonya Thomas, Bob Shoudt, Miki Sudo, Juliet Lee, Micah Collins, Yasir Salem, Marcos Owens, Brian Subich and Bill Myers are expected to compete in Saturday's pepperoni roll eating contest at the West Virginia Three Rivers Fest.
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