Michelle “Cardboard Shell” category

Michelle "Cardboard Shell" Lesco ate 150g of pasta in 26.69 seconds on AZFamily.com to promote Oregano’s Pizza and St. Mary’s Food Bank’s “Carbs For A Cause” . The time broke the Guinness record of 41 seconds, which requires diners to use a fork and not lift the plate of the table. Youtube Video

2017 Women’s Nathan’s Finals

Full results: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Meghan Drake did not compete. Daniella Gioia’s total was not given

1st 41 Miki Sudo personal best
2nd 32 Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco personal best, non-Asian women’s record (Schuler 31)
3rd 30 Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas
4th 25 “The Lovely” Juliet Lee
5th 18 Sophia Devita
6th 17 Meredith Boxberger
7th 15 Sarah “Unstoppable Bab” Reinecke
8th 14 Larell Marie “The Real Deal” Mele
9th 13 Kassandra Zapata
10th 12 Carlene LeFevre
11th ? Daniella Gioia
12th 8 Mary “I Love ‘em HOT!” Bowers
12th 8 Liz McClurg
12th 8 Rene Rovtar
12th 8 Marlene Wigginton
16th 7.75 Stevie “Eats a Lot” Palmer
17th 6 Deborah Bethea
17th 6 Danielle Leppert-Simenauer

ESPN could have truncated Sportscenter to televise the women’s contest or put it on in place of a rerun of the 2016 men’s contest on ESPN Classic.

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2017 Acme Oysters

updateInterview with Crazy Legs before contest. He says he will not try to qualify for the 2017 Nathan’s finals.

NOLA.com has an article and video and gallery
WGNO.com has an article and video

The top 3 from Rich Shea

1) Michelle Lesco 33 dozen
2) Sonya Thomas 31 dozen
3) Adrian Morgan 27 dozen
? Crazy Legs Conti
? Nate Biller
? Steve Martin

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2017 Las Vegas Nathan’s qualifier

update Apr 29 Full contest video

update Apr 25 The Las Vegas Sun has a gallery

update Apr 23 Las Vegas Review Journal has a contest writeup reporting Rich LeFevre reversed after the contest

Results
1) Rich LeFevre 30
2) Ryan Biuko 15
3) Doug Ecks 12.5
4) Brian Hochheim 9

1W) Michelle Lesco 29, personal best

If these are all the competitors, 5 might be an all time low for a qualifier field size

Fox5 had a promo contest yesterday

Previous winners of the Las Vegas qualifier

2016 Apr 23 1st 30 10 min Rich “The Locust” LeFevre Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Las Vegas, NV
2016 Apr 23 1st 28 10 min Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Las Vegas, NV
2015 Apr 25 1st 48 10 min Matt “Megatoad” Stonie Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Las Vegas, NV
2015 Apr 25 1st 27.25 10 min Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Las Vegas, NV
2014 Apr 26 1st 26 10 min Pablo Martinez Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Las Vegas, NV
2014 Apr 26 1st 13 10 min Carlene LeFevre Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Las Vegas, NV
2013 Apr 20 1st 31.5 10 min Jeff “The Beast Man” Butler Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Las Vegas, NV
2013 Apr 20 1st 40 10 min Miki Sudo Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Las Vegas, NV
2012 Apr 28 1st 30 10 min Sean “Flash” Gordon Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Las Vegas, NV
2012 Apr 28 1st 27 10 min “The Lovely” Juliet Lee Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Las Vegas, NV
2011 Apr 23 1st 30 10 min Sean “Flash” Gordon Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier – men Las Vegas, NV
2011 Apr 23 1st 23 10 min Stephanie “Xanadu” Torres Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier – women Las Vegas, NV
2010 May 6 1st 29 10 min “Big” Ben Monson Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Las Vegas, NV
2009 May 7 1st 26 10 min Rich “The Locust” LeFevre Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Las Vegas, NV
2008 May 8 1st 31 10 min Rich “The Locust” LeFevre Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Las Vegas, NV
2007 May 3 1st 46 12 min Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Las Vegas, NV
2006 May 18 1st 50 12 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Las Vegas, NV
2005 May 19 1st 27 12 min Rich “The Locust” LeFevre Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Las Vegas, NV
2004 May 27 1st 26 12 min Rich “The Locust” LeFevre Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Las Vegas, NV
2003 Jun 5 1st 20 12 min Rich “The Locust” LeFevre Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Las Vegas, NV
1998 Jun 28 1st 13 12 min “Kid” Cary DeGrosa Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Las Vegas, NV

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Advice from female competitive eaters in broadly.vice.com

Broadly.vice.com has advice from Kate Ovens, Michelle Lesco, Nela Zisser and Miki Sudo on how to maximize consumption at Christmas dinners.

Dress for the occasion. Remember, it’s competitive eating, not competitive prettiness. Wear loose fitting pants and something with high elasticity. My midsection is always covered by something pretty baggy. (Miki Sudo)

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Paste Magazine has an interview with Michelle "Cardboard Shell" Lesco about her victory at the Hillsborough Oyster Festival in Northern Ireland where she ended Colin Shirlow's decade long streak. update Sept 29 Tuscon.com also has an article.
Michelle "Cardboard Shell" Lesco ate a XXXXL burger, fries and a milkshake in 3:30 to set the house record at Kua 'Ania in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Michelle "Cardboard Shell" Lesco won today's eating contest at the Hillsborough Oyster Festival in Northern Ireland, ending Colin Shirlow's streak.
Michelle "Cardboard Shell" Lesco discusses pie eating contests on KCRW's Good Food podcast.
Adrian Morgan and Michelle Lesco are expected to compete in the World Oyster Eating Championship in Hillsborough, Northern Ireland on September 3.
The Tucson Homeskillet has an interview with Michelle "Cardboard Shell" Lesco. Her advice to wannabe competitive eaters: "Don't". She will return to Northern Ireland in September for the Hillsborough Oyster Festival.
Tucson Foodie has an article about Michelle "Cardboard Shell" Lesco containing a video of a training session for the Hooters wing contest where she ate 150 wings.

2016 Nathan’s Las Vegas qualifier

update Apr 26 Las Vegas Sun has a report listing Michelle Lesco’s hometown as Las Vegas.

update Review Journal has an article KTNV has a video

Official results part 1 | part 2

Men
1) Rich LeFevre 30
2) Erik Denmark 29.75, takes wild card lead, Thinks contest should have gone to overtime
3) Steve Hendry 27
4) Josh Miller 24.5
5) Justin Mih 20
6T) Adam Brickman 9
6T) Erick Wyrowski 9
8) Adrian Padilla 6

Women
1) Michelle Lesco 28
2) Carlene LeFevre 12.5, takes wild card lead
3) Lesley Ryder 6.5
DQ) Barbara LaBarge

Rich LeFevre and Barbara LaBarge appeared on KTNV yesterday.

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Michelle "Cardboard Shell" Lesco and Steve Hendry are the guests on the latest Fink Beats the Stomach podcast. The interviews start around the 18 minute mark.
WOW247 has interviews with Matt Stonie, Tim Janus, Miki Sudo and Michelle Lesco about what it takes to be a champion eater.
Colin Shirlow ate a contest record 235 oysters to extend his winning streak at the Hillsborough Oyster Festival in Northern Ireland and defeat Michelle "Cardboard Shell" Lesco. update Sept 7 Demotix gallery
Michelle "Cardboard Shell" Lesco will attempt to break the MLE losing streak in tomorrow's oyster eating contest in Hillsborough, Northern Ireland.
Tucson.com has an article about Michelle "Cardboard Shell" Lesco's training session for the Hooters Worldwide Wing Eating Championship. She hopes to eat 150 wings in 10 minutes tonight. update The official total was 6 pounds or 164 wings.
TheDodo.com has a report on the animal rights protest after the conclusion of the men's Nathan's finals claiming that Michelle "Cardboard Shell" Lesco and Tim "Eater X" Janus shoved some of the activists and took their signs.
KGUN9 has an article and video about Michelle "Cardbaord Shell" Lesco.
Michelle "Cardboard Shell" Lesco describes her training regimen in an article in Muscle and Fitness.

2015 Chicago Ribmania

update Jun 16 Val Bromann has a contest report
Northcenterchamber contest video

updated Jun 15 Protestors jumped on stage mid-contest and were pushed off by some of the competitors. (via Juan Rodriguuez).

Top 7

1) Michelle Lesco 3.2, first non-qualifier win
2) Miki Sudo 2.9, ends 2 contest Ribmania streak
3) Juan Rodriguez 2.26
4) Erik Denmark 1.9
5) Nate Biller 1.6
6) Crazy Legs Conti 1.5
7) Paul Zwiercan 1.2, amateur qualifer winner
8) Val Bromann 1, walked on after Jeff Buter did not show

Val Bromann reports that Michelle Lesco won the contest.

The event website has a list of competitors. Jeff Butler will compete in his first contest of 2015.

Previous Winners

2014 Jun 6 1st 4.8 8 min Miki Sudo Ribfest Chicago’s RIBMANIA Eating Championship Chicago, IL
2013 Jun 7 1st 2.9 6 min Miki Sudo Ribfest Chicago’s RIBMANIA Eating Championship Chicago, IL
2012 Jun 8 1st 7.8 8 min Tim “Gravy” Brown Ribfest Chicago’s RIBMANIA Eating Championship Chicago, IL
2011 Jun 10 1st 5.24 8 min Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti Rib Eating Contest Chicago, IL
2010 Jun 11 1st 4.26 8 min Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti Rib Eating Contest Chicago, IL

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Entertainer Mag has an article about Michelle "Cardboard Shell" Lesco. She will be competing in the West Virginia pepperoni eating contest on May 23 and the Denver burrito contest the following day. (via Cardboard Shell facebook)

2015 NYNY Casino Nathan’s qualfiier

update Apr 29 jmanr78 has a contest video

update Apr 26 Review Journal has a gallery

NYNY Casino has a press release about the contest

Results Part 1 | Part 2
1) Matt Stonie 48
2) Steve Hendry 27 – current wild card #2 (Dave Wood #1)
3) Rich LeFevre 26 – current wild card #3
4) Pablo Martinez 19
5T) Zack Frank 9
5T) Adrian Padilla 9
7) Brian Chung 8
8) Magnificent Ben 7

1W) Michelle Lesco 27.25
2W) Carlene LeFevre 14, women’s wild card leader

Crazy Legs Conti wrote a preview of the qualifier for the Huffington Post

The field appears to include
Matt Stonie, Michelle Lesco, the LeFevres, Steve Hendry and Pablo Martinez. Joey Chestnut is present as a spectator.

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Records in danger in tomorrow’s Las Vegas qualifier?

Matt Stonie has posted a video of a training session where he ate 59 hot dogs. If he can match that in tomorrow’s Nathan’s qualifier in Vegas, he would have a chance at breaking the all time qualifier of 59.5 hot dogs (in 12 minutes) set by Joey Chestnut in 2007. The high temperature tomorrow is predicted to be 73 with a chance of rain, which should facilitate high numbers.

2007 Jun 2 1st 59.5 12 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Tempe, AZ
2014 Jun 21 1st 53 10 min Matt “Megatoad” Stonie Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Boston, MA
2006 May 18 1st 50 12 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Las Vegas, NV
2009 May 16 1st 50 10 min Tim “Eater X” Janus Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier East Hartford, CT
2013 Jun 29 1st 50 10 min Tim “Eater X” Janus Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Queens, NY

In a recent Fink Beats the Stomach podcast, Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco said she hoped to hit 35 hot dogs. This would be the all time non-Asian women’s Nathan’s record, which is still held by Molly Schuyler.

2013 Jun 2 1st 31 10 min Molly Schuyler Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women St. Paul, MN
2011 Jul 4 3rd 28.5 10 min Stephanie “Xanadu” Torres Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – women Brooklyn, NY
2014 May 31 1st 28.5 10 min Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Bloomingdale, IL
2013 Jul 4 3rd 27.5 10 min Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – women Brooklyn, NY
2014 Jul 4 3rd 27 10 min Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – women Brooklyn, NY
2013 Jul 4 4th 26 10 min Meredith Boxberger Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – women Brooklyn, NY
2012 Jul 4 3rd 25.5 10 min Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – women Brooklyn, NY
2005 Jul 4 7th 25 12 min Carlene LeFevre Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Brooklyn, NY

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