1st MLE Top 50 of 2018 released

MLE has updated its top 50 for the first time in 2018. The new top 10:

1) Joey Chestnut
2) Carmen Cincotti
3) Geoffrey Esper
4) Matt Stonie
5) Darron Breeden
6) Gideon Oji
7) Miki Sudo
8) Adrian Morgan
9) Michelle Lesco
10) Max Suzuki


10) Max Suzuki
15) Nick Wehry
18) George Chiger
21) Matt Hazzard
33) Michael Whities
36) Darrien Thomas
40) Jingru Chen
42) Katie Prettyman

19) Josh Miller
26) Steven Schuster
27) Kevin Ambs
28) Meredith Boxberger
31) Daniella Gioia
37) Pedram Esmaeelzadeh
38) Michah Collins
48) Scott Thomas

Nela Zisser remains ranked at 35 despite not having done a MLE contest in over 2 years.

Comments (38)


  1. anonymous said

    August 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

    Biggest jumps:

    Larell Marie Mele +8
    Sarah Reinecke +7
    Ronnie Hartman +7
    Juan Neave +6

    Biggest falls:

    Matt Cohen -19
    Sophia DeVita -10
    Steve Hendry -6
    Jim Reeves -6
    Brian Dudzinski -6

  2. anonymous said

    August 20, 2018 @ 6:15 pm

    Why isn’t Rene Rovtar ranked?

  3. anonymous said

    August 20, 2018 @ 7:18 pm

    They bump up who they want to bump up and its not based on eating talent

  4. Anonymous said

    August 20, 2018 @ 9:17 pm

    What are the rankings according to the EatFeats method?

  5. Anonymous said

    August 21, 2018 @ 12:08 am

    steve hendry and brian dudzinski both ate 28 hot dogs and they fell 6 spots. that doesn’t make sense. no love from mle.

  6. anonymous said

    August 21, 2018 @ 1:55 am

    Carmen said he was done with major league joke of an organization

  7. anonymous said

    August 21, 2018 @ 1:58 am

    goya never belonged in MLE to begin with , Better off with the amateurs at aice

  8. Weekend Benge said

    August 21, 2018 @ 6:28 am

    What a joke . I’m going independent

  9. Not seiken said

    August 21, 2018 @ 8:12 am

    always refreshing to see people who deserve to be ranked are ranked, and people who wish they had a ranking not ranked

  10. What a joke. said

    August 21, 2018 @ 11:32 am

    Seems silly Moose is still at 50th. Rene should’ve gotten a spot, as she went to Coney & was rookie of the year.

    Also, the ranking system is a joke. Some eaters should be higher.

  11. Not Goldstein said

    August 21, 2018 @ 12:21 pm

    Why would Seiken care if hes ranked or not . Unlike you he has absolutely no interest in major league eating or any eating for that matter . It’s a slow grim death headed their way

  12. anonymous said

    August 21, 2018 @ 12:22 pm

    Goldstein 23 rank was a pity rank and certainly not based on his eating ability which was not only pathetic but horrendous

  13. anonymous said

    August 21, 2018 @ 1:38 pm

    The eaters who were dropped have no interest or could care less one way or another if they were dropped

  14. anonymous said

    August 21, 2018 @ 2:38 pm

    Carmen was paid off to leave it go…..Where is LAfever in the top 50?

  15. Anonymous said

    August 21, 2018 @ 2:53 pm

    Hendry should be ranked higher. He and Denmark should trade positions. Most of the other top 30 rankings are well thought out and accurate. The top 30 or so are relevant; the rest just rewarded for participation. Nela should be out as should others who haven’t been in any contests in the past year.

  16. anonymous said

    August 21, 2018 @ 5:15 pm

    2:38: Why was Carmen paid off? Did MLE not want hin?

  17. anonymous said

    August 21, 2018 @ 6:46 pm

    What does it matter where hendry is ranked? Top.4 or 5 ranked eaters that earn dollars from this nonsense . Everyone else makes shit and show up for the free meal

  18. never seiken said

    August 21, 2018 @ 7:14 pm

    I think Goldstein was ranked 12 or 13 at one time, boy was I jealous of that and especially for never making Nathan’s except in my dreams. If I could only get a rank of 51, I could truly say I lived.

  19. Not Goldstein said

    August 22, 2018 @ 2:17 am

    If Seiken went up against the competition Goldstein was up against he would have made the Nathans finals Oh and talk about being jealous when Seiken ate 8 lbs of watermelon in Ohio for 3rd place Goldstein not only didnt congratulate Seiken for his efforts but was jealous as hell when he found out George payed his hotel and travel expenses plus $200 spending money . What do you think of that baldie?

  20. Not Goldstein said

    August 22, 2018 @ 2:23 am

    You made Nathans with five fake trophies you never deserved because you went up against total crap and you are a pathetic shitty eater with serious mental issues . Seiken won a pickle title and beat the best . Who the hell did you beat besides Leon Feingold sister? As stated in the past whats the point of making the Nathans finals if you cant win the contest or at least finish in the money like you never did . In your case you were seated at the far end of the table for table enders and last place finishers

  21. Not seiken said

    August 22, 2018 @ 11:29 am

    amazing to see how bitter sieken is after all these years

  22. Anonymous said

    August 22, 2018 @ 1:57 pm

    Lets be crystal clear here. Seiken beat Cookie in A. his 1st pickle contest. Its kinda a technique food. B. There were tons of weighing issues with this contest thru the following years. If there were issues AFTER, how could there have not been issues then? C. I didn’t go, cuz it wasn’t worth it. 🙂

    Too lazy to log in, Gentleman Joe

  23. never seiken said

    August 22, 2018 @ 2:22 pm

    I thought I would have moved on by now but it seems I’m stuck in 2003 clinging to my roach egg covered pickle trophy, the only meaningful thing in my life.. Sob, sob, sob…

  24. Anonymous said

    August 22, 2018 @ 3:26 pm

    D. His only win, that he hangs his toupe on is one that wasn’t with his long time organization ifoce/mle. HA ha ha

  25. Anonymous said

    August 22, 2018 @ 4:48 pm

    Love it when you guys bicker. It’s like when my brother and I used to argue about who was better, Mantle or Mays.

  26. anonymous said

    August 22, 2018 @ 5:37 pm

    Goldstein is the one with twopay not seiken

  27. anonymous said

    August 22, 2018 @ 5:42 pm

    Doesnt matter if seiken won by a hairline fracture he went up against the best and beat the best. Who did that wiig wearing midget beat to win his oscar meyer bologna contest ? Answer a homeless drifter they practically picked off the street

  28. anonymous said

    August 22, 2018 @ 5:44 pm

    What meaningful thing did you accomplish in your life goldshit besides purchasing a cheap wig with no hairline and fitting hearing aids for senior citizens

  29. anonymous said

    August 22, 2018 @ 6:40 pm

    You would think Goldstein would move on and maybe grow or at least wear high heels to look.taller but it appears that his life still revolves around eatfeats and seiken

  30. Anonymous said

    August 22, 2018 @ 6:52 pm

    Hey 537pm, that’s toupee; not twopay! Wow!

    btw-where did you go to school (or did you?). If so, your education was wasted.

  31. anonymous said

    August 22, 2018 @ 6:56 pm

    Booker hardy jarvis household names in competitive eating but does anyone remember the name Gus Shaefer?

  32. anonymous said

    August 22, 2018 @ 8:57 pm

    What does never seiken mean you pathetic dick? You mean always Goldstein By the way is he still married to a porcupine?

  33. anonymous said

    August 22, 2018 @ 11:48 pm

    4 comments awaiting moderation Goldstein must be foaming at the mouth

  34. anonymous said

    August 24, 2018 @ 4:51 pm

    Oink oink oink who cares?

  35. anonymous said

    August 24, 2018 @ 5:36 pm

    This is not seiken but i will personally go on record to confirm he does not wear a wig . His scalp was partially burmed in a fire which explains why he wears a hat

  36. never seiken said

    August 25, 2018 @ 1:35 pm

    oink oink oink I care because I live in 2003 with my cheap wig

  37. Anonymous said

    September 1, 2018 @ 6:26 pm


  38. Moses said

    September 1, 2018 @ 11:07 pm

    Moses is great moses is great all ingrates say moses is great

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