Eric Dahl wins Wakefield chicken salad sandwich contest

update April 28 has an article about the contest

Will Millender has the results from this morning’s Wakefield chicken salad sandwich eating contest:
1) Eric Dahl 15 sandwiches
2) Stephanie Torres 14
3) Will Millender 13.5
4T) “Mansfield Monster” 9.5
4T) Chris Abatsas 9.5
6) Tom Cortina 7

Comments (21)


  1. MOTIF said (Registered September 3, 2011)

    April 27, 2012 @ 11:44 am

    I had a feeling Dahl would inch out Torres, but I wasn’t expecting Will to within .5 a sandwich of Stephanie, Wow!

  2. Randy Santel said (Registered June 2, 2010)

    April 27, 2012 @ 11:49 am

    I agree with MOTIF, good job Will!! & Eric way to represent the Midwest!!

  3. anonymous said

    April 27, 2012 @ 11:51 am

    The only reason Will posted the results is because he is happy with his totals. If he ate 6 or 7 he wouldnt bother. Then again we are dealing with an amateur league anyhow

  4. Eric "So low" Dahl said

    April 27, 2012 @ 11:55 am

    OMG, this is priceless. Just today a post comes through that Dahl claims he can beat MLE top five, and on the same day that lie became public Dahl hardly beats an MLE reject that didn’t even make it to the top 10. This is perfect, APE lies now are even contradicting themselves. Hey APE is this a world record too? I guess ESPN was busy covering other stories.

  5. A friend of Steph said

    April 27, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

    Congrats to Eric… Although Millender being only .5 behind Stephanie tells me one of two things. 1) either Stephanie had a bad day or Millender had a career day… I do know that Stephanie has issues with some meats and sandwiches. It’s gonna be interesting when these two face off in Tamales.

    Stephanies strengths are in small finger foods, where she did well at Gyoza with a total of 172, but even there she fell 30-92 behind Pat, Matt, Sonya and Bob… and barely nudged out Gravy and Wells.

    Either way a win is a win for Eric. Top 5 in the MLE right now? not yet, top 7-12 is more likely.

  6. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    April 27, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

    Disregard the critics Eric. Though I’ve never met you, I’m an excellent judge of eating talent. You and Stephanie Torres have much of it, and you will continue to improve from that already talent-laden state. Will is also a heck of an eater. Chris is sometimes okay, sometimes surprisingly good.

    All the best to you in 2012 and beyond!

  7. Marcos The Monster Owens said (Registered August 16, 2011)

    April 27, 2012 @ 1:23 pm

    You guys all did great

  8. BigWillTheChamp said (Registered February 1, 2009)

    April 27, 2012 @ 1:40 pm

    I always post my results. Win, lose or draw…

  9. BigWillTheChamp said (Registered February 1, 2009)

    April 27, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

    Tnx Rhonda. I would say this was one of my bed eats. I felt good through most of the 8 mins. I’m def going to step things up this year.

  10. BigWillTheChamp said (Registered February 1, 2009)

    April 27, 2012 @ 1:42 pm

    Tnx Rhonda. @friend – I would say this was one of my bed eats. I felt good through most of the 8 mins. I’m def going to step things up this year.

  11. MOTIF said (Registered September 3, 2011)

    April 27, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

    I agree with you Rhonda, but putting aside actual talent its hard for me to completely respect someone who can’t put the money where their mouth is. I think that Friend of Steph has it dead on, both Stephanie and Dahl are without a doubt great eaters, but unarguablely fall short of the MLE’s top eaters. This same reason is why I lost some respect for Kobi going onto a roof, claiming 69 hot dogs and a world record. There are those who are Modest, those who know their place, and those who gloat.

  12. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    April 27, 2012 @ 2:22 pm

    MOTIF (Is that like HMFIC?–just joking), I occasionally become disenchanted with the actions of people when those actions occur after I have placed them above the level of acts I feel they shouldn’t have done (e.g. Koby’s turkey- and HDB-eating escapades). But, as quickly as I lose my composure and enchantment for a person’s act(s), I regress back to the mean (average perspective) and reflect on all the positive things about a person.

    One or two “ah shits!” don’t overwhelm a dozen “atta boys!” in my opinion. If they do, I’m doomed.

    So, in a way, I suppose my philosophy helps me live with myself.

    Sorry to get so deep.

  13. Joel The Cannon said

    April 27, 2012 @ 2:39 pm

    Hey anonymous said:

    April 27, 2012 @ 11:51 am I normally don’t like to respond to people who hide behind anonymous. However, today is an exception. If you knew Will personally, he happens to post his numbers all the time. That includes good, bad, or indifferent. You need to complete your due diligence before making such inaccurate unacceptable comments.

  14. MOTIF said (Registered September 3, 2011)

    April 27, 2012 @ 3:10 pm

    Haha Rhonda, my SN MOTIF actually comes from the fact that the keyboard I’ve been playing for the past 5 years is a Yamaha Motif and still love it.

  15. Eating is Sexy said

    April 27, 2012 @ 4:01 pm

    In the previous string about Eric “Silo” Dahl, I think I understand now why Dahl goes around claiming he can beat the top MLE eaters. According the article when Dahl was asked, “Last question: What do the ladies think when you tell them how much you can eat?” Dahl replied, “You’d be surprised what a good conversation starter it is. It’s worked pretty well for me.” Yeah, I can see how well that pick up line works for him. DAHL: “Hey, baby I’m the top competitive eater in the world.” GIRL: “Oh, are you Joey Chestnut?” DAHL: “No.” GIRL: “Oh, are you Pat Bertoletti?” DAHL: “Um, no.” GIRL: “Tim Janus, Bob Shoudt? DAHL: No, I”m not them either.” GIRL: “Well, I know you’re not the ‘Black Widow.’” DAHL: “I’m Eric ‘Silo’ Dahl! Hey baby where are you going? Come back!”

  16. Naader Reda said

    April 27, 2012 @ 4:49 pm

    LOL. Very few ordinary people can even name a single pro-level competitive eater.

  17. Randy Santel said (Registered June 2, 2010)

    April 27, 2012 @ 5:07 pm

    I think its so funny how piss ignorant a lot of people are on this site. It’s easy to see who has never took a risk and tried to do anything of significance with his or her life. Because if you did, you probably would have been interviewed by media at least once. It only takes 1 interview to know that sometimes reporters make up lines and quotes, and change words around to make a story better. I have had stories done where most of the quotes were made up. If you knew eric at all, you would think differently, and know he would never say anything like that. I have never met Stephanie, but I’m sure the same goes for her too. Awesome job by the top 3. I am excited to hear tamales results!!

  18. BB BDA BUTT said

    April 27, 2012 @ 5:18 pm

    You know who dat posting about Will dontcha ya’all. He is da king of anon personal attacks. Oh yeah!! IMO

  19. Eric "So Low" Dahl said

    April 27, 2012 @ 5:19 pm

    Randy it’s a transcript, not a on the record or background interview. Before you go out and call people ignorant, maybe you should read the transcript first. I’m sure the reporter would love to hear you say that the made up quotes. Man, APE’s management of the media is pathetic if they don’t know the difference. Reporter: “Do you ever think you’ll head out to Coney Island for the big July 4 hot-dog-eating contest?” Dahl: “That’s actually an event put on by Major League Eating, which is a competing organization with All Pro. Honestly, I think I’m probably at the level of the top five guys and girls they have, but the problem with MLE is you have to sign a three-year exclusive deal. I make way more money being independent and entering eating challenges wherever I want. I’m eating for my education, and being in these contests has helped me pay for school. Plus I can do them on weekends so it doesn’t really interfere with my schoolwork.” By the way, I pointed out earlier that Dahl lied about being able to make more as an independent. Check the MLE top five, and what Dahl made this year. Maybe your buddy Eric needs to watch what he says on the record before he goes out and starts dissing the top eaters in the world.

  20. Anonymous said

    April 27, 2012 @ 10:42 pm

    Wasnt Wakefield a prison that is now closed down?

  21. Joe said

    April 28, 2012 @ 9:23 am

    About SOME of the people on this site. Not only are they ignorant , they’re a bunch of douchebags who take things out of context, twist words or just make up pure lies to further an organization in which the eaters AS A WHOLE get less than 1% of gross revenue. These Idiots do not seem to realize mle is just pimpin them out.

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