Hall Hunt repeats in Jacksonville qualifer

update #4 Sun-Sentinel has a blog entry

update #3 The KSO blog has a gallery and video and Kerry Speckman has a blog entry:

At first, my 12 point total doesn’t sound all that impressive until you consider I, a mere amateur in my very first eating competition, finished only one point behind The Hangman, who is currently the number two ranked eater on the Competitive Eating Senior Tour.

update #2 Full results are available

update Jacksonville.com has an article and the FirstCoastNews has a video (from the Hangman)

The Krystal Square off has the top 3 from today’s qualifier in Jacksonville

1) Hall Hunt 65 points
2) John Bello 36
3) RJ Frasca 35

Comments (33)


  1. Anonymous said

    September 7, 2009 @ 3:31 pm

    Hall Hunt is the greatest kirstal eater in the history of man.

  2. The_Hangman said (Registered August 30, 2006)

    September 7, 2009 @ 5:04 pm

    Congratulations to Hall Hunt on setting another record in Jacksonville. Standing next to him, that man was a machine.

    I’ll try to post some pictures as soon as I download them from my camera. In the meantime, here is a photo album link to the Florida Times Union. I’m the one with the black cowboy hat and wearing more makeup than Super Paul Barlow.


    Buffets have a discount price for children and seniors because both have limited capacity. Being the oldest eater now on the competitive circuit, this senior is on that limited eating capacity now. This sport is for the youngsters like Hall Hunt at 27. I’m twice his age. I had little to no chance to win but it sure was fun being on stage for almost 40 years.

    On a final note. I read here that “The Hungman”, whomever he or she is, said that if I did not make it in the top 5, they would never post a word here again. Will “The Hungman” be a person of their word and shut the heck up? One can only wish.

  3. The Icebox said (Registered August 16, 2009)

    September 7, 2009 @ 5:13 pm

    Congrats Hall

  4. The_Hangman said (Registered August 30, 2006)

    September 7, 2009 @ 5:47 pm

    First Coast News has a short news story with video and pictures. Maybe they will add the news teaser piece I just saw on their 5:30 newscast which featured myself, when they finish adding more pictures and videos.


  5. THE_HUNGMAN said (Registered September 7, 2009)

    September 7, 2009 @ 5:51 pm

    I am sorry to say Hangman, but there was an imposter posting on here for the past few months. Although I thought you would finish first or second vs the great Hall Hunt, I would never risk a no post bet on eatfeats. I apologize for the imposter’s agonizing and unfair remarks.

    The original Hungman is a big fan of yours and feels obligated to keep the word of the Hangman out there in the world of CE. You are the 8th wonder of the world, the people’s champ and a legend in multiple competitive disciplines. I won’t let you down my friend.



  6. THE_HUNGMAN said (Registered September 7, 2009)

    September 7, 2009 @ 5:56 pm

    The Jackosnville Newscast should be shut down. How dare they not feature the world’s greatest wrestler and professional eater The Hangman. I am going to write Floriday congressman and I assure you, heads will roll.

    Congrats to Hall, although he should feel blesses his praying and faith got him past the Hangman.


  7. Nic Fry said

    September 7, 2009 @ 7:37 pm

    congrats on a dominate performance…..

  8. anonymous said

    September 7, 2009 @ 8:08 pm

    Hey nic thanks

  9. Anonymous said

    September 8, 2009 @ 6:04 am

    There is a 2:41 video on Jacksonville.com that shows a speeded up 8 minute contest. I laughed just watching it. Reminded me of Alvin and the Chipmunks songs.


  10. krystalsquareoff blog said

    September 8, 2009 @ 8:09 am

    “There, Hunt, the seventh-ranked eater in the world, will go up against two-time defending champ and Krystal world record holder Joey Chestnut, three-time Krystal Square Off World Champion Takeru Kobayashi, the top finisher from each regional qualifier and two wild card entries”

    TK don’t gots 2 qualify

  11. Tom said

    September 8, 2009 @ 8:25 am

    How many did the Hangboy eat?

  12. The Fridge Raider said (Registered April 13, 2008)

    September 8, 2009 @ 10:49 am

    If TK dont have to qualify this year and does not take the win, i say hes out. He has not won in over 2 years, i mean really why do you keep flying and putting him up for contests. Let it go already…

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

    September 8, 2009 @ 11:43 am

    Fridge Raider, that’s why you’re where you are and TK is where he is.

    It would actually help TK if he qualified. It would serve as needed practice. It’s hard to practice with Krystals in Japan. That’s the hazard of being the CE icon he is after winning Nathan’s six consecutive years, along with the first-ever Krystals Finals.

    Having said that, with Hall right there in Krystal country; combined with his work (practice) ethic and devotion to CE, I would not be surprised if within 2 years he puts severe pressure on Joey and Koby (if they’re still in CE). I expect Hall to get around 70 points in the finals. He could even edge out Bob and / or X this year.

  14. The_Hangman said (Registered August 30, 2006)

    September 8, 2009 @ 1:28 pm

    This link is to many pictures from the Jacksonville contest.


    This link is to some pictures that my wife took of myself and the event..


  15. The Fridge Raider said (Registered April 13, 2008)

    September 8, 2009 @ 2:44 pm

    I’m just saying he should have to qualify like everyone else, and I agree with you it would be beneficial to him to. I mean you can only eat so many white castles, but it’s not a Krystal. If I was going to pick a winner this year, I’m going with Pat, but well have to wait and see

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

    September 8, 2009 @ 3:38 pm

    Koby would probably prefer to qualify. That would only help him.

    I feel sorry for Pat. He probably feels just a bit down right now, but that man has the ability to win any contest on the circuit! Anyone who thinks otherwise isn’t playing with a full deck. Even though I favor Joey or Koby to win, I wouldn’t bet the farm on either one of them.

    In the next year or two watch out for Flash Gordon and Gravy Brown to make a statement in Krystals, as well as in many other events. Either of them could be the Pat Bertoletti of the future.

  17. Anonymous said

    September 8, 2009 @ 4:56 pm

    My prediction, with Hall Hunt having such a powerful showing in JAX, he takes the 7 spot down there where he belongs. Stop stroking him.
    1. Joey
    2. Pat
    3. Koby
    4. Bob
    5. X
    6 Sonja
    7. Hall

    I’m the guy that made it to the finals last year by winning the lottery in Chatty!
    Kyle Brogdon

  18. Amommymous said

    September 9, 2009 @ 8:39 am

    Until further notice, Rich Lefevre is easily the number one senior eater in the world – Ron Koch has got to be number two, then a huge fall off to number three/four SuperPaul or probably Beautiful Brian – who has hit the fifty mark, then Richard Foley, and finally Hangman. No insults to anyone, that’s just the way it is.

  19. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    September 9, 2009 @ 10:14 am

    It would be interesting to see how senior eaters who have been inactive for a while (Frank Pastore, Lynda Kuerth, …) would fare.

  20. Anonymous said

    September 9, 2009 @ 9:29 pm

    Maybe they need to make a new rules video. That part about “unless your name is Joey Chestnut” does not ring true anymore. Hopefully this is the only rule that changes AFTER the rule change video was made. Bring back the 3rd wildcard spot !!!


    maybe the correct pronunciation of Takeru Kobayashi is Joey Chestnut

  21. Anonymous said

    September 9, 2009 @ 9:39 pm

    Rich Lefevre has retired so he is not easily the number one senior eater in the world.
    I read where The Hangman started those rankings in 2008. 2009 is another year.
    No insults to anyone, that’s just the way it is.

  22. anonymous said

    September 9, 2009 @ 10:44 pm

    Anyone pushing 70 has no business competing in eating contests. I dont care how healthy he eats during the year , at his age it can be hazerdous to your health and worse . Rich got away with it for a long time but now it caught up with him. And dont believe the bullshit that he gave it up because his mother in law is sick .

  23. A-Bomb said (Registered May 7, 2009)

    September 9, 2009 @ 10:52 pm

    Thanks for the insight, anonymous.

  24. SPBBBMBBB said

    September 9, 2009 @ 11:04 pm

    I hope to see Rich in action again. Locust, I hope all is well with you and the female Locust!

  25. anonymous said

    September 10, 2009 @ 1:09 am

    everyone hopes to see rich in action again but as you see he wants nothing to do with competitive eating or you would have heard from him already

  26. Bellybuster said

    September 10, 2009 @ 1:37 am

    Hey guys,Rich is one of the best eaters in the world.,layoff you wanabee eaters.AT 80 he would still kick your ass.He will take some time off to feel if its worth the effort anymore.No krystal contest in westcoast so he would have to travel.The cost is not worth it. With all the water training that the guys do,Rich cannot compete with this.What ever happened to natural eaters? is there even such a thing anymore..for anonymous who brings up Richs age, come to Vegas and take him on if you dare….LAY OFF RICH

  27. Ron Koch said

    September 10, 2009 @ 1:49 am

    Mr Anonymous,I was up in Reno for the Rib eating contest,finished six and missed fourth by .03..I dedicated my contest for Rich..Hes my friend,and if you are in Vegas anytime soon look me up,and we will do some eating in this town.Lets see if you can eat as well as you critique people.,this senior is ready..Imay live in Vegas but Brooklyn is still in my heart………………Let rock””””

  28. Jon Bello said (Registered April 14, 2008)

    September 10, 2009 @ 10:07 am

    Hall proved once again why he is a pro! Congratulations Hall “Krystal” Hunt-a! It was nice to meet you Hangman and sorry for splashing you with my drink! Rj did awesome, we got some eaters down here in Florida, we just need more contests! Good luck Super Paul in your next qulaifier!!

  29. Jon Bello said (Registered April 14, 2008)

    September 10, 2009 @ 10:07 am


  30. Jennifer said

    September 10, 2009 @ 2:11 pm

    It’s pretty obvious the Hangman/Hungman are the same .The posts are mere minutes apart.

    Who are you fooling.

    Both of you are hung out to dry as One FOOL!

  31. The_Hangman said (Registered August 30, 2006)

    September 11, 2009 @ 8:19 pm

    Sorry to disagree with you Jennifer. I have no idea on who Hungman is and really do not care. I do know he or she is not me.

    I do want to wish Super Paul all the best on Saturday. Hope Badlands does not beat you as bad as Hall Hunt beat me and all the other eaters. I’m in the middle of shooting my most recent movie in Virginia and wish I could be with you in Alabama.

    For now I’ll go back to reading my lines for tomorrows shoot.

    Hang In There,
    The Hangman

  32. THE_HUNGMAN said (Registered September 7, 2009)

    September 11, 2009 @ 8:53 pm

    Hello Jennifer. I am not the Hangman. I am the biggest fan of the Hangman and look to become rich & famous while riding the coat tails of his long time success. He is my idol! If I had his wrestling and eating talents, I would have a belt as shiny as his. Super Paul will never surpass the senior leagues #1 eater.


  33. SPBBBMBBB said

    September 11, 2009 @ 10:52 pm

    Hungman, I think you are right….or drunk….or both.
    Hangman, I wish I was in Atlanta…wait, I am…just not in the Atlanta qualifier. Yet, I still think Dr. Bigtime, even though he won’t be there, will still eat more than me.
    I have done my usual training regiment……nothing…..except think about training, and ran a few miles, and begged my wife to let me go….it worked…I’m going.
    I also talked to some great eaters on the phonethis week, hoping to absorb their mouth transmissions, and form that into my mouth electronically, or digitally I guess I should say, causing my mouth to duplicate their eating skills.
    This was probably my best idea yet. Much better than peeing on the Krystals…that, I found out, will cost me 20 Krystals, and will make the Krystals, oddly enough, taste like poop. Perhaps that is why I referred to the large burger as the Big Anus.
    I will be at the Atlanta qualifier filming my new TV project “I’m Maad as Hell”.


    Humble Bob has promised me he will be Mad As Hell – if anyone is showing up there, be Mad As Hell, so I can make you an internet star…..chew on, hosers!

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