has an article about the Cuban sandwich eating contest held Saturday in Tampa as part of cigar manufacturer J. C. Newman's Founder's Day celebration. Nick Wehry ate 22 sandwiches in 8 minutes to win the contest. Miki Sudo was runner up with 18.5.
James Webb ate 50 tacos and drank a 56 ounce margarita to win a taco eating contest held at Rio 150 in Lake Norman Sunday.
News and Star has an article about Bob "Notorious B.O.B." Shoudt and Brandon "Da Garbage Disposal" Clark setting for the pizza challenge at Hare on the Green in Brampton on a recent food challenge tour of the UK. Their time of 4:08 was less than half of the previous record of 10:15.

2024 Ultimate Bologna Showdown

Full results are on the MLE contest page updated May 19

1st 14 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
2nd 11.5 James Webb
3rd 10.75 Geoffrey Esper
4th 8.25 Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti
5th 5.625 George Chiger
6th 5.5 Tanner Gray
7th 3.75 Derek Hendrickson
8th 3.625 Peter Ritter
9th 3.25 Michael “Mailman” Doolin
10th 2.5 Matthew Raible
11th 2 Cherish “Five Pounds” Brown
11th 2 Glenn Jacobs Knoxville mayor / WWE’s “Kane”
13th 1 Rene Rovtar

The WATE article about the contest incorrectly claims that Gideon Oji competed. This makes 4 recent contests for which Oji was announced as an entrant (wings, fudge, sweet corn, bologna) but did not show up.

WVLT is livestreaming today’s Ultimate Bologna Showdown in Knoxville, TN.

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James Webb will compete in a taco eating contest at Rio 150 in Lake Norman, NC on May 19.

Times Square Nathan’s qualifier

Official results:

1st 35 Gideon Oji
2nd 32.5 George Chiger
3rd 26.5 Yunho Choi from South Korea
4th 15 Anthony Kamenski
5th 12.5 Crazy Legs Conti
6th 11 Jeffrey Bonacorda
7th 7.75 Jason Ruppert
8th 5.5 Steven Peterson
1st 16 Larell Marie “The Real Deal” Mele qualifies for 14th finals (all womens contests)
2nd 9 Olivia Murphy overall competitive eating debut
3rd 6 Julie Goldberg
4th 4 Prudence DiBenedetto

The Field: Steven Peterson, Olivia Murphy, Jeffrey Bonacorda, Anthony Kaminsky, Jay Ruppert, Julie Goldberg, A Korean (didn’t get the name), Prudence DiBenedetto, Larell Marie Mele, George Chiger, Crazy Legs Conti, Gideon Oji

KumaMonster has started a live stream of today’s Nathan’s qualifier at Times Square in Manhattan. The introductions are expected to start at noon Eastern.

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Fox 13 has an article about the Cuban sandwich eating contest that Miki Sudo and Nick Wehry will be competing in tomorrow in Ybor City, FL to celebrate Founder's Day for the cigar manufacturer J.C. Newman.
Nevada Public Radio has an article about Derek Hendrickson and Raina Huang completing The Feast burger challenge at Area 15 in Las Vegas.
"Cheeseball Man", whose eating of an entire container of cheeseballs went viral, will compete in Saturday's Gray's Papaya hot dog eating contest at the Smashed Burger Block Party in Brooklyn.
Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt says he thinks that Joey Chestnut would defeat him in a competition consisting of eating a hot dog and then sprinting 100 meters.
Gideon Oji, George Chiger, Crazy Legs Conti and Larell Marie Mele are expected to compete in Friday's Nathan's qualifier in Times Square. The competition is part of a "Hot Dogs in the City" exhibition that features a 65 foot long hot dog that can rise up and shoot confetti.
The Sheboygan, WI Brat Days festival will return in August after taking a hiatus in 2023. On August 3, the bratwurst eating contest will award $300/$150/$50 to the top 3 finishers.
Macayo's will hold a chimichanga eating contest on September 28 awarding $2000/$1000/$500. Entrants will need to qualify by eating a 5 pound chimichanga before August 28 at one of its Phoenix area location. The fastest time at each restaurant will qualify for the finals.
The site for the June 8 Nathan's Famous qualifier in Bristol, CT has been announced as the Lake Compounce amusement park.

West Michigan Whitecaps Nathan’s qualifier

Full results of the Nathan’s qualifier at tonight’s West Michigan Whitecaps game. Darrien Thomas Instagram video update WCSG has an article

1st 22 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas
2nd 20 Tanner Gray
3rd 14.5 Nathan Klein
4th 7.75 Paul Van Dussen
1st 8.5 Cherish “Five Pounds” Brown
2nd 7 Rubianne Garcia

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Registration is now open for the National Donut Day World Donut Eating Championship in Washington, DC June 7 and the Mattituck Lions Club World Strawberry Shortcake Eating Contest in Mattituck, NY on June 15.
Guinness World Records Records Weekly video wishes Leah Shutkever a Happy Birthday (May 11). Her segment starts at 3:50.
James Webb will do a Puerto Rican food challenge at The Mason Jar Lager Company in Fuquay Varina, NC on May 11. has a list of Central New Jersey eating challenges which claims that two ten person teams have finished the 105 pound burger challenge at the Clinton Station Diner in Clinton, NJ. (I was only aware of the team that completed it in Fall 2018).
The Salvation Army will hold a MLE donut eating contest on the National Mall in Washington, DC on June 7.
Joey Chestnut did a White Castle eating contest at a 50th birthday party in Indianapolis and ate 42 sliders in 3 minutes.
Fat Sal's Sandwich Eating Competition at Topanga Social in Los Angeles will award $1,000 to the winner on June 22. Raina Huang is expected to compete.
The Manchester Evening News has an article about Adam "Beard Meats Food" Moran attempting the pie challenge at The Black Friar in Salford, England.
Raina Huang ate 33 tacos in 5 minutes to win Sunday's taco eating contest at All Season Brewing in Los Angeles.

2024 Manor Palooza World Sausage Eating Championship

The top 8 from James Webb’s live video (10 minutes)
1) James Webb 51 sausages, new record
2) Geoff Esper 38
3) Nick Wehry 31
4T) Greg Wilson 20.5
4T) Christopher “Old Guy Eats” Dale 20.5
6 Tanner Gray, MLE debut
7T Yasir Salem 15
7T Alberto Bravo 15

Old Guy Eats has started a live video

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