Female competitive eaters category

Molly Schuyler ate 10.5 sandwiches in 10 minutes to win the eating contest at the Philadelphia Cheesesteak Festival.
Southern Minnesota News has an article about Stephanie Wu and Jeremiah Forster finishing the 30 inch Mega Fox Pizza at Fox’s Pizza Den in Madelia, MN in about 30 minutes. They were the first pair to complete the meal after 17 unsuccessful attempts.
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
Sergio Reyes Raya has the top 3 from yesterday's corn dog eating contest at the Tulare County Fair: 1) Molly Schuyler 26 corn dogs 2) Sergio Reyes Raya 10 3) Chad 5
MassLive has the roster for the amateur division of the the White Hut World Cheeseburg Eating Contest at the Big E Fair in West Springfield, MA listing Stephanie Wu as the most serious competitor.
Pic Nik magazine has an interview with Kate Ovens.
Daniella Gioia won the first prize of $500 in Saturday's Tour of Italy Eating Championship at the Hudson Valley Pizza and Meatball Fest in Newburgh, NY. update Picture
Brandon Clark has the top 3 for today's pizza eating contet at SliceaPalooza in Chicago: 1) Molly Schuyler 8.5 jumbo slices ($3500) 2) Pat Bertoletti 7.5 ($1000) 3) Brandon Clark 6.5 ($500).
"Chilli Queen" Shahina Waseem has started her youtube channel with a video of her victory in the chilli eating contest at the Alexandra Palace Foodies Festival in London Saturday, her 19th straight win in a spicy eating contest.

2017 Snowbird bratwurst contest

update Aug 21Good4Utah has an article and video

Official Results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

1st 34.5 Gideon Oji
2nd 29.5 Miki Sudo
3rd 20 Rich “The Locust” LeFevre
4th 14 Russ Adair
5th 12 John “Step Daddy J” Jugovic
5th 12 J Wall
7th 12 Kevin “Irish car bomb” Favreau
7th 12 Cody Pilot
9th 8.5 Rusty Johnson
10th 2.5 Tom Love

Snowbird has a Facebook Live video of today’s contest

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Mary Bowers appearance (as the "Queen of Cupcakes") on last night's episode of The Gong Show on ABC can be viewed on youtube.
Sarah Reinecke https://instagram.com/unstoppable_bab, the top female rookie in the 2017 Nathan's finals, has a blog entry about the new generation of competitive eater/athletes.
Miki Sudo is expected to compete in Saturday's bratwurst eating contest in Snowbird, Utah. update Gideon Oji and Rich LeFevre are also expected. update Aug 18 The Deseret News has an interview with Miki Sudo about competing, KUTV has a segment with local competitive eater Cody Pilot.

Miki Sudo sets MLE ice cream record at Indiana State Fair

update Aug 18 Hungry Hazzard has a video

Update Aug 14
Fox59 video | NapTown Buzz video | Indiana State Fair Facebook video | CBS4Indy article and gallery | Crowemojo video

IndyStar.com has a contest report

Official results Part 1 | Part 2

1st 16.5 Miki Sudo announced as MLE ice cream record
2nd 15 Juan “more bite” Rodriguez
3rd 13 Brian “Dud Light” Dudzinski
4th 10.5 Derek Jacobs
5th 9 Matt “Hungry” Hazzard
6th 8 Sophia Devita
6th 8 Matthew Raible
8th 7.5 Ivan “The Avocado” Mendoza MLE debut
9th 5 Stacy Fitzsimmons
10th 4.5 Marcus Feldman

Ivan Mendoza will make his MLE debut at the contest.

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2017 Iowa State Fair Nathan’s qualifier

update Aug 17 Iowa Public Television has a video

Jesus Gonzalez video

Juan Rodriguez and Sophia DeVita are the favorites. Juan appeared on WeAreIowa yesterday.

Facebook Live video

Full Results Part 1 | Part 2

1st 28.5 Juan “more bite” Rodriguez
2nd 19 Jake Thompson
3rd 18 Matt “Hungry” Hazzard
4th 16.5 Mark “the muncher” Williams
5th 15.75 Matthew Raible
6th 9 Zach Adams
6th 9 Kameron Gray
6th 9 Andrew Kilborn
9th 6 Chris Branch

1W) Sophia DeVita 19 personal best (sole female)

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Miki Sudo will serve as a coach in a contest where five entertainers from the Sapphire Pool & Day Club will attempt to finish 2 hot dogs as fast as possible. The event will take place before the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight on August 26.
Jenn Cheng, runner-up in the women's division of the eating contest held at the 2016 NYC Dumpling Festival, has started a competitive eating instagram at https://instagram.com/jennerous_eats. Her first post announces that she set the record (3:30) for the vegan burger challenge at The Organic Grill in Manhattan.
Joyland Magazine has a short story about (fictional) Veronica "T-Rex" Van Horn competing in Rocky's Red Hot Wiener Invitational.
Molly Schuyler announces she ate 25 donuts in 1:23 to win the first prize of $2500 at today's contest at Polar Donuts in Oklahoma City.
DisneyABCPress.com has posted some pictures from tonight's episode of The Gong Show (10pm on ABC). Molly Schuyler will appear in a segment titled "Gettin Cheesy". update A clip of the appearance is on youtube.
Veronica Boggia finished The Great Pizza Spano Meat Lover Challenge at Pizza Spano in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec in 19 minutes, breaking Randy Santel's previous record by 12 minutes. update On July 12, Veronica was the first person to finish (in 25 minutes) the challenge at Le Gras Dur in Montreal, which consists of 5 pounds of poutine, a 2 pound burger, a root beer float and 4 fried Oreos.
On Monday, Samantha Duffy became the first person to finish the 6 pound "Kitchen Sink" sundae at the Royal Scoop in Naples, FL (video) update July 28 Naples News has an article. Samantha has started an instagram at https://www.instagram.com/biteswithsammyb/
Michael Phelps racing a shark is not the only recent human vs. aquatic life matchup. Angela Sato faced off against a seal in an eating contest at North Safari in Hokkaido earlier this month.
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