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2016 Nathan’s Syracuse qualifier

Syracuse.com has an article and video about the qualifier

Ryan Siciliano has the winners from today’s Nathan’s qualifier in Syracuse. Larell Marie Mele says she took the women’s wild card lead. Results part 2

1) Geoff Esper 34.5
2) Yasir Salem 31, takes men’s wild card lead
3) Jim Reeves 23
4) Ryan Siciliano 16
5) Steven Dorgo 15
6) Bill Myers 14.5
7) Jesse Kanula 13
8) Don 8
9T) Kevin Belbey 7
9T) Derek 7

1W) Meredith Boxberger 21
2W) Larell Marie Mele 14.5, takes women’s wild card lead

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2015 Jackie Robinson Rotunda qualifier

update Brian Seiken has a contest video

Results Full results Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
Men
1) Tim “Eater X” Janus 36
2) Geoff Esper 30, wild card leader
3T) Brian Seiken 13.5
3T) Wild Bill Myers 13.5
5) Jordan Rothman 10
6T) Andy Flamm 7. 5
6T) Seth Rothman 7.5
8) Nick Durham 4

Women
1) Meredith Boxberger 18
2) Lisa George 6.5
3) Prudence DiBenedetto 6
4) Mary Sevastos 1

The favorites are Meredith Boxberger and Tim Janus, who says he has not eaten a hot dog since the 2014 Nathan’s finals.

Janus’ last contest was the Brooklyn cannoli eating contest in October. According to the official account of that event, he received second place after he claimed he was credited with an extra plate after tying Badlands Booker. (Interestingly, the Brookly Daily’s account makes no mention of that deduction and claims the margin was .75 cannolis.)

Previous Mets’ ballpark qualifier winners

2014 Jun 15 1st 28.5 10 min Tim “Eater X” Janus Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Queens, NY
2014 Jun 15 1st 14 10 min Larell Marie “The Real Deal” Mele Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Queens, NY
2013 Jun 29 1st 50 10 min Tim “Eater X” Janus Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Queens, NY
2013 Jun 29 1st 5 10 min Prudence DiBenedetto Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Queens, NY
2012 Jun 2 1st 40 10 min “Notorious” Bob Shoudt Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Queens, NY
2012 Jun 2 1st 20 10 min Maria “Edible” Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Queens, NY
2011 Jun 4 1st 45 10 min Tim “Eater X” Janus Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier – men Queens, NY
2011 Jun 4 1st 7 10 min Laura Leu Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier – women Queens, NY
2010 Jun 26 1st 46 10 min Tim “Eater X” Janus Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Queens, NY
2009 Jun 20 1st 40 10 min Eric “Badlands” Booker Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Queens, NY
2008 Jun 14 1st 42 10 min Tim “Eater X” Janus Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Queens, NY
2007 Jun 3 1st 26.5 12 min Erik “The Red” Denmark Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Queens, NY
2006 Jun 18 1st 29 12 min “Notorious” Bob Shoudt Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Queens, NY
2005 Jul 2 1st 20 12 min Crazy Legs Conti Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Queens, NY

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Tailgate Fan has an interview with Meredith "Deep Fried Diva" Boxberger. She hopes to return to the Nathan's finals next month, but does not mention her qualifier location.
CBSLocal's Tailgate Fan blog has a list of five things to know before entering an eating contest with advice from Meredith Boxberger.
The Lansing State Journal has an article about the graduation of Meredith "Deep Fried Diva" Boxberger from Michigan State University tomorrow with an MBA in marketing. She has landed a job at Mars Candy in New Jersey and hopes to qualify for the women's Nathan's finals.

Ghassan Al-Hadhrami wins Krispy Kreme Challenge

Ghassan Al-Hadhrami ran 2.5 miles, ate 12 donuts, then ran back 2.5 miles in 28:50 to win the Krispy Kreme Challenge in Raleigh, NC today. 2 time winner Tim Ryan, who has competed in several MLE contests, finished sixth. Meredith Boxberger finished the challenge in 57 minutes.

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Meredith Boxberger ate 9 specialty hot dogs in 12:29 to set the record at What Up Dawg? in East Lansing, MI.
Meredith Boxberger announces that she has accepted a job with Mars Chocolate North America as associate brand manager and will be moving to New Jersey.
Business Week has an interview with Meredith "Deep Fried Diva" Boxberger about how her competitive eating career has helped her job prospects. She is serving as a marketing intern for Mars Chocolate this summer and expects to graduate with a MBA from Michigan State University next year.

Ronnie Hartman wins 2014 Nathans’ Charlotte qualifer

update May 30 The Rushville Republican has a contest report

update May 28 Crazy Legs Conti has a contest report for the Huffington Post

update May 26 Exmainer.com has an article

Brian Seiken interview Brian Subich about the qualifier in his latest podcast

Rake and Herald has a contest report

Ronnie Hartman (contest | results) and NGuyenCHanh1911 have videos

update Results from George Shea
1) Ronnie Hartman 21
2) Crazy Legs Conti 20.5
3) Brian Subich 20
? Corey Fanguy 15
? Jeremy Sims
? Damien Boykin

1W) Meredith Boxberger 18, highest so far in 2013-14
?) Katie Boykin wife of Damien Boykin

Joey Chestnut’s appearance on WBTV and Ronnie Hartman’s interview on WCCM can be viewed online.

Meredith Boxberger is the only announced female competitor.

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NUVO Magazine has a short article about competitive eating focusing on Matt Stonie and Meredith Boxberger making note of the face that they are both 5 feet 8 inches and 128 pounds.

2013 Smokes Poutinerie contest

update Oct 27 Matt Stonie has a video and gallery

update Oct 25 The Rake & Herald has an interview with Joey Chestnut after the contest

The Milk and Coco has a video and blog entry

update Oct 23 #2 Rake & Herald has a contest report
Full amateur contest results
The Discovery Channel of Canada has a segment about Meredith Boxberger calling her Canada’s top competitive eater (via Dan Riskin)

update Oct 23 York Region reports that Steven Dorgo won the amateur contest with 8 pounds in 6 minutes

update Oct 22 K’s Random Vlog has a video

CanCulture has a blog entry

update Oct 21 CNN has a segment using footage from the amateur contest

The top official top 5 | Part 2
1) Joey Chestnut 24 pounds in 10 minutes
2) Matt Stonie 20
3) Bob Shoudt 16.75
4) Yasir Salem 12
5) Meredith Boxberger 9
6T) Jesse Kankula 8.5
6T) Jim Reeves 8.5
8) Ben Do 7.5
9) Bill Myers 6.75
10) Mike Landrich 6
11) Larell Marie Mele 5.25
12) “Rake & Herald” 4

update Joey Chestnut has won with a reported total of 24 pounds in 10 minutes.

Joey Chestnut, Matt Stonie, Bob Shoudt, Larell Marie Mele, Ben Do and “Rake & Herald” are expected to compete.

Joey Chestnut appeared on 102.1 The Edge yesterday.

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The Detroit Free Press and Barrie Examiner have articles about Meredith "Deep Fried Diva" Boxberger's fourth place finish in the Nathan's women's finals. update July 16 Meredith has a contest video

Aaron Osthoff & Meredith Boxberber win Nathan’s Calgary qualifier

update June 9 The Globe and Mail has an article about Meredith Boxberger.

update Nathan’s Famous Canada has a facebook gallery
The Calgary Herald has an article reporting that Nicole Anderson was disqualified.

Men
1) Aaron Osthoff 31 hot dogs

Women
1) Meredith Boxberger 23

Meredith Boxberger appeared on CTV yesterday to promote the contest. The Calgary Herald also has a gallery of extreme eating contests.

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Holiday foods eating videos

Merry Christmas. A list of holiday food eating videos produced by competitive eaters follows:

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InsiderLouisville has an interview with Meredith Boxberger about competing in the Wild Eggs Pancake Eating Championship in Louisville on Saturday. Pat Bertoletti and Matt Stonie are also expected to compete.
Simcoe.com has an article about Meredith Boxberger's fourth place finish in the women's Nathan's finals.

2012 Nathan’s finals coverage Part 2

General contest links

Competitor-specific links

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2012 Nathan’s finals converage

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The Globe and Mail has an interview with Meredith "Deep Fried Diva" Boxberger. She says she has never faced off against another female (she competed against Lara Martin in her PIE pizza debut.)
Meredith "Deep Fried Diva" Boxberger has a video previewing her appearance at the women's Nathan's finals on July 4.
Meredith "Deep Fried Diva" Boxberger has uploaded a video of the Hooters qualifier held in Roseville, MI on May 12.
Meredith "Deep Fried Diva" Boxberger has produced a video about her trip to California to compete in the deep fried asparagus eating contest at the Stockton Asparagus Festival.
Simcoe.com has as short profile of Meredith "Deep Fried Diva" Boxberger (spelled "Boxburger" in the article).
Meredith "Deep Fried Diva" Boxberger has produced a video about her first (and also last) place finish in the women's division at the Nathan's qualifier in Garden City, MI two weeks ago. update May 8 The Barrie Examiner has an article about Meredith, who was a figure skater for 15 years and now owns a Little Caeasar's Pizza franchise. She will be competing in the Hooter's qualifier in Detroit Saturday.
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