Rich Lefevre appeared on 8 News Now to promote Saturday's Nathan's qualifier at the NYNY Hotel & Casino. The hosts did not seemm to be aware that he had already qualified for the finals. (facebook video).

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  1. anonymous said

    April 27, 2018 @ 7:41 am

    Go Rich! Congrats on qualifying already.

  2. anonymous said

    April 27, 2018 @ 7:42 am

    OJ, you have a small typo in the post (seem)

  3. anonymous said

    April 27, 2018 @ 7:46 am

    Rich is 74 and has been competing in eating contests for 23 years (since 1995) according to OJ’s database. Amazing.!

  4. anonymous said

    April 27, 2018 @ 7:47 am

    Rich looks great for his age. Does he work out regularly?

  5. anonymous said

    April 27, 2018 @ 11:47 am

    Rich is 5’6″ and 130 lb according to OJ’s database. I thought he was taller than that. Maybe it’s because he’s a towering legend in the world of competitive eating: http://eatfeats.com/query.php?_table=eaters&id=6

  6. anonymous said

    April 27, 2018 @ 11:49 am

    Also interesting is that Rich has been consistently active since 1995, with only 2 gap years) along the way (1996, 1998)

  7. anonymous said

    April 27, 2018 @ 11:51 am

    Rich’s most active years appear to have been 2004-2008 and then again in 2016-2017. He didn’t miss a beat and his numbers have stayed consistent. Someone last week on here noted his HDB numbers have stayed consistent in the 30ish range, whereas other eaters fluctuate up and down. Rich really has nailed the consistency over the years. Hats off good sir.

  8. anonymous said

    April 27, 2018 @ 11:52 am

    Rich has competed in 80 contests over 23 years, according to OJ’s database, and made over $67,000.

  9. anonymous said

    April 27, 2018 @ 11:53 am

    Rich’s per contest earning average is $837.5. Pretty amazing!

  10. anonymous said

    April 27, 2018 @ 11:54 am

    Here’s Rich’s full contest history from OJ’s database:

    2018 Apr 21 1st 31 hot dogs 10 min Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Valencia, CA
    2017 Oct 21 4th $350.00 49 sausages 10 min Siegi’s World Championship Bratwurst Eating Contest Tulsa, OK
    2017 Sep 17 3rd $500.00 28 sausages 10 min Oktoberfest Zinzinnati World Bratwurst-Eating Championship Cincinnati, OH
    2017 Aug 26 8th $125.00 167 dumplings 10 min Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship Los Angeles, CA
    2017 Aug 19 3rd $500.00 20 sausages 10 min The Snowbird Bratwurst Eating Championship Snowbird, UT
    2017 Jul 10 8th 124 wings 10 min Hooters World Wing Eating Championship Las Vegas, NV
    2017 Jul 4 10th 29 hot dogs 10 min Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – men Brooklyn, NY
    2017 Jun 4 5th $150.00 12.5 pounds 8 min The Baked Bear World Ice-Cream Sandwich Eating Championship San Diego, CA
    2017 Jun 2 4th $150.00 32 donuts 8 min The Salvation Army National Donut Day World Donut Eating Championship Santa Monica, CA
    2017 Apr 22 1st 30 hot dogs 10 min Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Las Vegas, NV reversed after contest according to LVRJ
    2016 Oct 22 3rd $500.00 48 sausages 10 min Siegi’s World Championship Bratwurst Eating Contest Tulsa, OK
    2016 Oct 8 5th $150.00 3.875 32 oz bowls 6 min World Green Chile Stew Eating Championship Grants, NM
    2016 Aug 31 3rd $650.00 4.8 pounds 12 min John Ascuaga’s Nugget World Rib Eating Championship Sparks, NV
    2016 Aug 20 6th $250.00 168 dumplings 10 min Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship Los Angeles, CA
    2016 Jul 11 13th 90 wings 10 min Hooters World Wing Eating Championship Las Vegas, NV
    2016 Jul 4 9th $350.00 29 hot dogs 10 min Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – men Brooklyn, NY
    2016 May 28 2nd $1,000.00 89 pancakes 8 min World Silver Dollar Pancake Eating Championship Chico, CA
    2016 Apr 23 1st 30 hot dogs 10 min Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Las Vegas, NV
    2016 Mar 19 5th $50.00 8.5 pounds 8 min The Knott’s Boysenberry Festival World Pie Eating Championship Buena Park, CA
    2016 Mar 5 4th $500.00 17 meat pies 10 min Silver Slipper World Meat Pie Eating Championship Bay St. Louis, MS
    2015 Oct 24 2nd $1,000.00 43 sausages 10 min Siegi’s World Championship Bratwurst Eating Contest Tulsa, OK
    2015 Oct 17 4th $350.00 5.75 pounds 8 min Martorano’s Masters World Pasta Eating Championship Las Vegas, NV
    2015 Sep 2 5th $200.00 5 pounds 12 min John Ascuaga’s Nugget World Rib Eating Championship Sparks, NV
    2015 Aug 22 6th $300.00 169 dumplings 10 min Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship Los Angeles, CA
    2015 Jul 25 11th 116 wings 10 min Hooters World Wing Eating Championship Clearwater, FL
    2015 Jun 27 2nd $300.00 127.2 wings 10 min Hooters Wing Qualifier Long Beach, CA
    2015 Apr 25 3rd 26 hot dogs 10 min Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Las Vegas, NV
    2014 Aug 16 6th $300.00 175 dumplings 10 min Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship Los Angeles, CA
    2014 Apr 26 2nd 25 hot dogs 10 min Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Las Vegas, NV
    2014 Feb 1 1st 45 pancakes 20 min Pancake Bowl Las Vegas, NV
    2013 Aug 17 9th $100.00 139 dumplings 10 min Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship Los Angeles, CA won charity auction for final spot
    2012 Aug 25 4th 25 ribs 5 min Rib Eating Finals Las Vegas, NV
    2012 Aug 4 ? ? ribs 5 min Rib Eating Qualifer Las Vegas, NV advances to finals August 25
    2012 Apr 28 2nd 27 hot dogs 10 min Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Las Vegas, NV unexpected entrant, takes wild card lead
    2011 Nov 12 3rd 8.0625 pounds 7 min Spaghetti Eating Contest Las Vegas, NV
    2011 Sep 5 4th $750.00 23.75 hot dogs 10 min West Coast Hot Dog Eating Championship Mission Viejo, CA
    2011 May 28 3rd $250.00 29 hot dogs 15 min Hot Dog Eating Contest Finals Las Vegas, NV
    2011 Apr 23 3rd 21 hot dogs 10 min Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier – men Las Vegas, NV
    2010 Nov 7 2nd $750.00 37 2 oz. meatballs 10 min Martorano’s Masters Meatball Championship Las Vegas, NV first contest in over a year
    2009 Nov 8 6th 33 2 oz. meatballs 10 min Martorano’s Masters Meatball Championship Las Vegas, NV comes out of retirement
    2009 May 7 1st 26 hot dogs 10 min Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Las Vegas, NV
    2008 Oct 17 1st 1 120 ounce steak 40 min 120 Ounce Steak Las Vegas, NV
    2008 Sep 28 9th $1,400.00 47 burgers 8 min Krystal Square Off finals Chattanooga, TN
    2008 Sep 21 1st 52 burgers 8 min Krystal Square Off qualifier Memphis, TN 5 out of 5 finals
    2008 Sep 14 4th $250.00 104 peppers 8 min La Costeña Jalapeño Eating Challenge Chicago, IL
    2008 Aug 27 4th $500.00 4.6 pounds 12 min Best in the West Nugget Rib Eating Contest Sparks, NV
    2008 Aug 23 3rd $250.00 175 dumplings 10 min Gyoza Eating Championship Los Angeles, CA
    2008 Jul 26 5th $400.00 25.5 pork BBQ sandwiches 10 min World BBQ Eating Championship Tulsa, OK
    2008 Jul 13 2nd $750.00 5.3 pounds 12 min World Rib Eating Championship Lincoln City, OR
    2008 Jul 4 13th 25 hot dogs 10 min Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Brooklyn, NY
    2008 May 8 1st 31 hot dogs 10 min Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Las Vegas, NV apparently originally reported as 32
    2007 Oct 28 6th $1,800.00 53 burgers 8 min Krystal Square Off finals Chattanooga, TN
    2007 Oct 11 5th 3.24 pounds 8 min MLE Chowdown – whole hams Las Vegas, NV
    2007 Oct 10 5th 3.39 pounds 8 min MLE Chowdown – whole turkeys Las Vegas, NV
    2007 Oct 9 5th 2.74 pounds 8 min MLE Chowdown – chicken wings Las Vegas, NV
    2007 Oct 7 1st 51 burgers 8 min Krystal Square Off qualifier Perry, GA
    2007 Sep 16 3rd $750.00 120 peppers 6m30s La Costeña Jalapeño Eating Challenge Chicago, IL
    2007 Sep 1 2nd $1,000.00 51 tamales 12 min City of Lewisville World Tamale Eating Championship Lewisville, TX
    2007 Aug 29 3rd $750.00 4.3 pounds 12 min Best in the West Nugget Rib Eating Contest Sparks, NV lost tooth during contest
    2007 Aug 8 3rd $500.00 34 sandwiches 10 min Peanut Butter & Jelly Eating Championship Buena Park, CA
    2007 Jul 15 2nd $750.00 5.75 pounds 12 min World Rib Eating Championship Lincoln City, OR
    2007 Jul 4 8th 31 hot dogs 12 min Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Brooklyn, NY
    2007 Jun 23 1st 34 hot dogs 12 min Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier San Francisco, CA
    2007 Jun 2 2nd 33 hot dogs 12 min Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Tempe, AZ
    2007 May 3 2nd 33 hot dogs 12 min Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Las Vegas, NV
    2007 Mar 16 ? $1,000.00 ? pounds corned beef & cabbage 10 min Saint Patrick’s Day Chowdown – Round 1 Savannah, GA
    2007 Feb 17 7th $175.00 4.19 pounds 10 min Queen Mary World Chili Cheese Fries Eating Championship Long Beach, CA
    2007 Feb 2 ? ? wings 30 min Wing Bowl 15 Philadelphia, PA
    2006 Dec 2 5th $250.00 9.03 pounds 12 min Tropicana World Meatball eating championship Atlantic City, NJ
    2006 Nov 18 3rd $350.00 136 ounces 12 min Sky City Posole Eating Contest Acoma, NM
    2006 Oct 28 8th $800.00 52 burgers 8 min Krystal Square Off finals Chattanooga, TN +1 PB
    2006 Oct 8 1st $2,000.00 247 peppers 8 min Major League Eating Big Tex Jalapeno Eating Championship Dallas, TX won Texas State Fair contest past 4 years
    2006 Oct 1 2nd 51 burgers 8 min Krystal Square Off qualifier Memphis, TN
    2006 Sep 23 2nd $1,000.00 28 sandwiches 10 min GoldenPalace.net World Green Chile Grilled Cheese Eating Championship Albuquerque, NM
    2006 Sep 16 3rd $750.00 6.1 pounds 10 min Harrah’s Pulled Pork Eating Championship Council Bluffs, IA $750
    2006 Sep 10 3rd $500.00 21.5 sausages 10 min GoldenPalace.net World Italian Sausage Eating Championship Salt Lake City, UT
    2006 Sep 2 2nd $1,000.00 50 tamales 12 min Old Town Lewisville World Tamale Eating Championship Lewisville, TX
    2006 Aug 30 3rd $750.00 3.8 pounds 12 min Best in the West Nugget Rib Eating Contest Reno, NV
    2006 Aug 26 2nd $500.00 155 jalapenos 15 min Sky City Casino Jalapeno Eating Contest Acoma, NM
    2006 Aug 19 3rd $750.00 162 gyozas 10 min GoldenPalace.net World Gyoza Eating Championship Los Angeles, CA
    2006 Aug 5 7th $600.00 31.5 sausages 10 min Johnsonville Brat-Eating World Championship Sheboygan, WI
    2006 Jul 16 2nd $750.00 5.04 pounds 12 min World Rib Eating Championship Lincoln City, OR repeats as runner up
    2006 Jul 7 DQ ? pounds 12 min Harrah’s Rib Eating Contest Cherokee, NC felt sick before contest
    2006 Jul 4 8th 28.5 hot dogs 12 min Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Brooklyn, NY
    2006 Jun 10 4th $325.00 35 sandwiches 10 min GoldenPalace.net Grilled Cheese Contest Las Vegas, NV
    2006 Jun 3 1st 28 hot dogs 12 min Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Tempe, AZ
    2006 May 18 2nd 30.5 hot dogs 12 min Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Las Vegas, NV first person to break 30 & not win qualifier
    2006 May 6 3rd $500.00 36 tamales 12 min Berryhill Baja Grill Tamales Eating Contest Houston, TX
    2006 Apr 22 3rd $250.00 5.25 pounds 10 min World Deep Fried Asparagus-Eating Championship Stockton, CA
    2006 Mar 18 1st $1,500.00 7.75 pounds huevos rancheros 10 min GoldenPalace.net Spring Break Challenge South Padre Island, TX
    2006 Feb 11 5th $750.00 5.625 pounds 10 min Queen Mary World Chili Cheese Fries Eating Championship Long Beach, CA
    2006 Feb 3 2nd 156 wings 30 min Wing Bowl 14 Philadelphia, PA crowd favorite despite being from out of town
    2006 Feb 1 5th $1,000.00 20 sandwiches 10 min GoldenPalace.com grilled cheese finals New York City, NY
    2006 Jan 21 2nd $2,500.00 8.525 9 lb. burger 27 min Big Daddy Burger Eating Contest Las Vegas, NV
    2005 Dec 3 5th $250.00 6.8 pounds 12 min Tropicana World Meatball eating championship Atlantic City, NJ
    2005 Nov 19 5th $1,000.00 42 burgers 8 min Krystal Square Off finals Chattanooga, TN
    2005 Nov 12 6th ? pounds 10 min Verizon VoiceWing Buffalo wing finals Boston, MA
    2005 Oct 25 2nd $500.00 84 ounces 1m59s 84 Lumber Baked Bean Eating Contest Chandler, AZ
    2005 Oct 15 1st $1,500.00 4.92 pounds 10 min Verizon VoiceWing Buffalo wing qualifier San Francisco, CA won in double overtime
    2005 Oct 9 1st $500.00 18 corny dogs 10 min World Corny Dog Eating Championship Dallas, TX
    2005 Oct 2 1st 35 burgers 8 min Krystal Square Off qualifier Dallas, TX
    2005 Sep 3 1st $1,000.00 21 sandwiches 10 min GoldenPalace.com grilled cheese qualifier Denver, CO
    2005 Aug 21 1st $2,000.00 7.06 pounds 10 min World Smoked Pork Eating Championship Council Bluffs, IA
    2005 Aug 6 3rd $1,250.00 30 sausages 10 min Johnsonville Brat-Eating World Championship Sheboygan, WI
    2005 Aug 3 2nd $500.00 20 sandwiches 10 min GoldenPalace.com grilled cheese qualifier San Diego, CA
    2005 Jul 30 2nd 13 pounds 15 min Swellin with Melon Watermelon-Eating Championship Brookville, OH
    2005 Jul 17 2nd $750.00 4 pounds 12 min World Rib Eating Championship Lincoln City, OR
    2005 Jul 12 2nd ? pounds chopped salad 7 min Alka Seltzer U.S. Open of Competitive Eating Round 3: 3-6 Las Vegas, NV
    2005 Jul 11 1st $750.00 ? pounds cheese fries 5 min Alka Seltzer U.S. Open of Competitive Eating Round 1 : 3-30 Las Vegas, NV
    2005 Jul 11 1st $500.00 9 pounds pasta 14 min Alka Seltzer U.S. Open of Competitive Eating Round 2 : 3-14 Las Vegas, NV
    2005 Jul 9 1st $1,500.00 7.5 jumbo slices 15 min Bacci World Pizza Eating Championship Chicago, IL broke Sonya Thomas record by 1.5 slice
    2005 Jul 8 1st $2,000.00 4.81 pounds 12 min Harrah’s Rib Eating Contest Cherokee, NC 3.75 lb before 2 min OT
    2005 Jul 4 6th 25.5 hot dogs 12 min Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Brooklyn, NY
    2005 Jun 8 2nd 9.5 popcorn boxes 10 min MTV Movie Awards Popcorn Eating Competition Los Angeles, CA
    2005 May 28 2nd $2,000.00 7.89 pounds 10 min Armour Vienna Sausage Eating World Championship Charlotte, NC
    2005 May 19 1st 27 hot dogs 12 min Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Las Vegas, NV
    2005 May 10 1st 1 5 pound cake 11m27s World Birthday Cake-Eating Championship New York City, NY
    2005 Apr 23 2nd ? pounds 11m30s World Deep Fried Asparagus-Eating Championship Stockton, CA
    2005 Apr 11 1st $2,000.00 5.75 pounds 12 min Boomtown Lobster Eating Match Reno, NV
    2005 Mar 12 1st 30 Tex Mex rolls 12 min GameWorks World Tex Mex Roll Eating Championship Auburn Hills, MI
    2005 Feb 12 2nd $1,750.00 23 sandwiches 10 min GoldenPalace.com Grilled Cheese Eating Championship Venice Beach, CA
    2005 Jan 22 2nd $1,500.00 ? 9 lb. burger 48 min Plaza Hotel & Casino Barrick Burger Contest Las Vegas, NV
    2004 Dec 4 2nd $1,250.00 5.125 pounds 12 min Tropicana World Meatball eating championship Atlantic City, NJ
    2004 Nov 21 2nd $500.00 96.25 ounces 12 min Sky City Posole Eating Contest Acoma, NM
    2004 Nov 13 3rd $2,500.00 41 burgers 8 min Krystal Square Off finals Chattanooga, TN
    2004 Oct 10 1st 38 burgers 8 min Krystal Square Off qualifier Perry, GA
    2004 Sep 26 1st $500.00 15.5 corny dogs 10 min World Corny Dog Eating Championship Dallas, TX
    2004 Sep 24 ? 1 72 oz. steak ? 72 oz. steak Amarillo, TX
    2004 Sep 22 1st $1,500.00 42 donuts 8 min Winchell’s World Donut-Eating Championship Pomona, CA
    2004 Jul 24 1st $1,000.00 11.22 pounds 15 min Swellin with Melon Watermelon-Eating Championship Brookville, OH
    2004 Jul 17 1st $1,250.00 3.4 pounds 12 min World Rib Eating Championship Lincoln City, OR
    2004 Jul 4 4th 27.75 hot dogs 12 min Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Brooklyn, NY
    2004 Jun 12 2nd 30 donuts 8 min Winchell’s World Donut-Eating Championship Qualifier Del Mar, CA
    2004 May 27 1st 26 hot dogs 12 min Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Las Vegas, NV competed despite qualifying in LA
    2004 May 8 1st 25 hot dogs 12 min Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Los Angeles, CA
    2004 Apr 3 1st 6.25 spamburgers 12 min Spam Burger Eating contest Austin, TX
    2004 Mar 15 ? 1 72 oz. steak ? 72 oz. steak Amarillo, TX
    2003 Nov 26 ? ? pounds 12 min Thanksgiving Meal Invitational Manhattan, NY
    2003 Oct 13 2nd 5.5 pounds 10 min Columbus Day Pasta Eating Contest Manhattan, NY dead heat for 2nd
    2003 Oct 4 1st $500.00 166 ounces 10 min Stagg Chili Eating Contest Reno, NV
    2003 Sep 28 1st $500.00 12 corny dogs 10 min World Corny Dog Eating Championship Dallas, TX
    2003 Jul 4 4th 25.5 hot dogs 12 min Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Brooklyn, NY
    2003 Jun 5 1st 20 hot dogs 12 min Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Las Vegas, NV
    2003 Mar 12 ? 1 72 oz. steak ? 72 oz. steak Amarillo, TX
    2003 Feb 24 ? 1 72 oz. steak ? 72 oz. steak Amarillo, TX
    2002 Oct 5 1st $500.00 166 ounces 10 min Stagg Chili Eating Contest Reno, NV
    2002 Mar 19 ? 1 72 oz. steak ? 72 oz. steak Amarillo, TX
    2001 Jun 18 ? 1 72 oz. steak ? 72 oz. steak Amarillo, TX
    2000 Jan 22 ? 1 72 oz. steak ? 72 oz. steak Amarillo, TX for Ripley’s Believe It or Not
    1999 Apr 11 ? 1 72 oz. steak ? 72 oz. steak Amarillo, TX
    1997 Jul 7 ? 1 72 oz. steak ? 72 oz. steak Amarillo, TX
    1997 Jun 19 ? 1 72 oz. steak ? 72 oz. steak Amarillo, TX
    1995 Jul 5 ? 1 72 oz. steak ? 72 oz. steak Amarillo, TX
    ? 6 24 oz. malts 25 min Malt Challenge St. Louis, MO

  11. anonymous said

    April 27, 2018 @ 12:13 pm

    since Rich has become so popular on this site we should do a This is your life Rich Lefevre

  12. anonymous said

    April 27, 2018 @ 12:15 pm

    Maybe we should all bow down and sing Hail to the Chief Locust Lefevre long live the locust

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