Michelle “Cardboard Shell” category

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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Tuscon.com has an interview with Michelle "Cardboard Shell" Lesco about competing in tomorrow's Native Grill & Wings World Wing Eating Championship.at the Arizona Sports Fan Expo in Scottsdale tomorrow.
Youtube has videos of Adrian Morgan, Michelle Lesco and Crazy Legs Conti competing in a hot dog eating contest at Atsugi Base in Japan. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
"Cardboard Shell" has a gallery of her tour of Japanese military bases with Adrian Morgan and Crazy Legs Conti.
Crazy Legs Conti has an interview with Michelle "Cardboard Shell" Lesco in the Huffington Post about participating in the tour of Navy bases. In an event on Okinawa, she ate 20 hot dogs in 5 minutes.
Crazy Legs Conti has two new Huffington Post blog entries (Aug 14 | Aug 15) about competing in eating contests at Navy bases in Japan with Michelle Lesco and Adrian Morgan.
The Tailgate Fan blog has an interview with Michelle "Cardboard Shell" Lesco. update July 18 Tucson.com also has an interview

2014 Chicago Nathan’s qualifier

update June 3 WGN has a podcast of an interview with Michelle Lesco ChicagoNow calls for a Chicago style hot dog eating contest

update June 2 Val Bromann has a contest report

update #2 The Daily Herald has a contest report where George Shea incorrectly claims Michelle Lesco set the Nathan’s Illinois record; Patrick Vandam ate 31 hot dogs in Matteson in 2008.

update Juan Rodriguez has the winners & runners up

Men
1) Badlands Booker 27.5 HDB
2) Yasir Salem 26
? Thomas Coats Jr. 10

Women
1) Michelle Lesco 28.5
2) Niki Rodriguez 10, new women’s wild card leader
? Val Bromann 4
Siblings Juan (31 HDB) and Nikki (10) Rodriguez are currently the wild card co-leaders.

Yasir Salem and Val Bromann appeared on NBC Chicago this morning.

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Michelle "Cardboard Shell" Lesco is the guest on Brian Seiken's second podcast.

2014 Pork in the Park Wing War

update May 19 Rake & Herald has a contest report Part 1 | Part 2

gons041 has a video

update May 14 Crazy Legs Conti has a contest report for the Huffington Post

update May 13 Rebecca Tully has a video of the amateur contest Brian Seiken has a video of the professional competition and the weighing

update May 12 Kyle Hanner won the amateur contest with 58 wings in 5 minutes. Defending amateur champion Lauren Smith was 3rd w/44.

update DelMarvaNow has an article

Results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

1) Joey Chestnut 220 wings
2) Adrian Morgan 186 wings
3) Michelle Lesco 166 wings
4) Miki Sudo 164 wings,first loss to another woman
5) Tim Janus 144
6) Sonya Thomas 142
7) Juliet Lee 133
8) Marcos Owens 127
9) Steve Hendry 123
10) Yasir Salem 97
11) Bill Myers 87
12) Crazy Legs Conti 68
13) Brian Seiken 59

Kyle Hanner reports that Joey Chestnut won with 220 wings.

In last year’s contest the winner of the 6 minute amateur contest, Lauren Smith ate almost as many wings (69) as the last place professional, Crazy Legs Conti, despite the 12 minute duration of that event.

In honor of Mother’s Day, the new poll asks who you think is the top mother in competitive eating history.

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For her 30th birthday, Michelle "Cardboard Shell" Lesco is raising money for clean water projects.

Miki Sudo wins Buffalo Wing championship, Joey Chestnut no-shows

update Sept 5 Crazy Legs Conti has posted part 2

update Sept 3 Crazy Legs Conti has a blog entry focusing on his pre-contest activities
Jkozela has a video
Article about Michelle Lesco finishing 2nd
Dutch articles: Volksrant | WTF.nl Serbian article

update Sept 2 BuffaloNews.com has a blog entry about Joey Chestnut’s absence, which reports that he did not appear to be ill Saturday night.

Winging it TV has an interview with Miki Sudo

WGRZ has a video and Buffalo News has an article and gallery ODV Vicious has a video of the stadium screen.

Joey Chestnut says he had a sore throat and fever. YNN has an article. Ghostline Entertainment recorded videos on UStream

The top 8
1 6.7 lb / 178 wings Miki Sudo
2 4.6 Michelle Lesco
3 4.32 Sonya Thomas
4 3.5 Yasir Salem
5 3.44 Jim Reeves
6 3.06 Badlands Booker
7 3 Steve Hendry
8 2.5 Mike Landrich

Miki Sudo has won the contest with 178 wings. Sonya Thomas, Michelle Lesco and Miki Sudo are the top three finishers. This is probably the first time all top 3 in a MLE/IFOCE contest have been women (excluding the Nathan’s female divisions).

A female reportedly won the wing eating championship at the Buffalo Wing Festival festival. Joey Chestnut did not compete.

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Miki Sudo has uploaded a video of her entire 10 minute hot dog training session with Michelle Lesco. In her recent online video chat she responded to a question about missing the Nathan's finals (at the 15 minute mark), but did not provide any new specific information. The Ditlo LLC has a new video of Miki Sudo at the Hooter finals.
Miki Sudo has posted a video of a one minute hot dog training session she did with "Cardboard Shell".
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