ColoradoSprings.com has an article about the construction of the seven pound burrito challenge at Jack-N-Grill in Westminster, CO mentioning Molly Schuyler finishing the meal in 3 minutes.
Joey Chestnut is expected to compete at the Vaughan Pizza Festival in Vaughan, ON on July 15. The contest will be sponsored by Pie Wood Fired Pizza, which has sponsored an contest in Barrie, ON that Takeru Kobayashi has competed in since 2010.
Leader Herald has an article about Mark Gdd completing the meatball sub challenge at the Saucy Italian in Johnstown, NY. He has a food challenge youtube channel.
On his Instagram page, Ivan "The Avocado" Mendoza announced his ambition to successfuly complete restaurant challenges in all 50 states before he turns 21. He has 19 states remaining. update The trip expecerienced a setback after he failed to complete a nacho challenge in Durango, CO that was bigger than expected. Ivan is the subject of the latest Palm Beach Happenings competitive eater interview.
Daily Mail has an article about the 5kg burger that Cal "Hulk Smash Food" Stubbs created to celebrate surpassing 150,000 Instagram follower that has 150 strips of bacon.

2018 Preakness Balloon Festival Nathan’s qualifier

update May 20 Darron Breeden has a video
update May 14 Videos: Frank Godfrey Jr. | K Womble introduction video

Darron Breeden practice session video

Official results

1st 46.5 Darron Breeden
2nd 33.5 Nick Wehry 3rd most so far in 2017-18 circuit
3rd 20 Kevin Liu
4th 13 Corey Yu-Yang Hsu
5th 12.75 William “Wild Bill” Myers
6th 7.5 Jonathan Koscianski
7th 6.5 Bryan Shepherd
8th 5.5 Chris Kilgalen
8th 5.5 Brett Shepherd
10th 5 Rich Henderson
1st 26 “The Lovely” Juliet Lee qualifies for 12th consecutive year

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2018 Mutton Glutton contest

update May 17 Matt Hazzard has a video.

update May 14 Messenger-Inquirer, TriStateHomePage and WEVV have articles. 14News has a pre-contest interview with Joey Chestnut

Official Results

1st 81 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut 1st win of 2018, new record
2nd 53 Geoffrey Esper
3rd 52.5 Gideon Oji
4th 31 Derek Jacobs
5th 27 Matt “Hungry” Hazzard
6th 18.5 Matthew Raible
7th 13 Steve “Pi Guy” Martin
8th 9.5 Carpenter
9th 9 Dee “Princess Pi-Anna” Martin
9th 9 John Wells
11th 8 Coleman
11th 8 Ingleheart

WBKR video

Joey Chestnut appearance at restaurant yesterday

It has been over 5 months since Joey Chestnut’s last MLE win at the St Elmos Shrimp cocktail contest in Indianapolis, which might be his longest victory drought since he ascended to the #1 ranking.

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Palm Beach Happening has interviews with Matt "Hungry" Hazzard and Darrien Thomas, winner of the amateur division of the 2017 Smoke's Poutinerie contest in Toronto. Matt is also the guest on the latest Fink Beats the Stomach podcast.
Takeru Kobayashi appeared on New Day Seattle Thursday to promote his appearance at today's Sabroso Taco Festival in Auburn, WA. He will appear in Portland, OR tomorrow. (youtube video)
The Submarine House in Centerville, OH will hold the Super Duper Cheesesteak Challenge on June 9 awarding $1000 to the winner. Entrants need to eat a 16 inch cheesesteak in under 16 minutes to qualify.

Max Suzuki set Nathan’s debut record for 10 minute contests

Palm Beach Happening has an interview with Jason Ruppert, runner up in the 2018 Fort Myers Nathan's qualifier.
Katie Prettyman posted a video of her runner-up finish at Mazatlan in Everett, WA last night where she ate 27 tacos in 30 minutes. She has a website at beyondseattleeats.com documenting her competitive eating career and other food-related topics.
The fourth episode of the MLE podcast Men in Boaters was released today. The retirement of Meredith "Deep Fried" Diva was announced and Darron Breeden and Juliet Lee were listed as expected entrants in Saturday's Nathan's qualifier at the Preakness Balloon Festival in Maryland.
Joey Chestnut, Gideon Oji, Adrian Morgan, Rich LeFevre, Steve Hendry, Jon Bello, Doug Ecks, Mary Bowers an Alex Perez are expected to compete in the San Pedro Fish Market World Famous Shrimp-Eating Championship Presented By The Kings of Fi$h in San Pedro, CA on May 28.
The Cobbler Gobbler peach cobbler eating contest in Ruston, LA on June 23 will award $1000 to the winner.
Messenger Inquirer reports that defending champion Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Gideon Oji and Derek Jacobs are expected to compete in the Owensboro International Bar-B-Q Festival World Mutton Sandwich-Eating Championship in Owensboro, KY Saturday.
The instagram page for qii, a drink claiming it improves dental health, has an advertisement starring Meredith Boxberger.
Last Call Sports Grill in Jackson, MS will hold a wing eating contest on May 19 awarding $500 to the winner.
Yesterday Yasir Salem was the top fundraiser for the Doughman quadrathlon, the subject of the Durham, NC episode of Man vs. Food. Instead of competing on a four person team, he did all four stages of the race (running, biking, swimming, eating) by himself.
Brandon "Da Disposal" Clark ate a record 25 tacos in 10 minutes to win the first prize of $1000 in today's eating contest at Bodega in Miami Beach. Michael Jenkins was runner up. 2017 winner Nate Figgs could not defend his title due to being in New York City.
NBCChicago has an article about Juan Rodriguez and Sarah Reinecke attempting the 32 ounce "Mega Mary" Bloody Mary challenge at the Rib House in Crystal Lake, IL. Some of the toppings for the libation include a full slab of ribs, brats, sliders, 1/2 a chicken, doughnuts, cinammon rolls and a cantaloupe. update May 6 Facebook video of the attempt update< May 7 The Northwest Herald has an article about the attempts.
Registration is open for the Mattituck Lions Club World Strawberry Shortcake Eating Championship in Mattituck, NY on June 16. MLE also sanctioned the contest in 2007 and 2008.
Palm Beach Happening has an interview with Max Suzuki, who says he was inspired to enter competitive eating by Moeno Azuki. He hopes that Japanese competitive eating can avoid the messiness that some American competitive eaters exhibit.
Former Nathan's finalist Pete "Pretty Boy" Davekos was elected as a Town Meeting member of Danvers, MA last night.
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