Juan Rodriguez wins 2013 Naples, Fl Nathan’s qualifier

update May 8 Crazy Legs Conti has a report

The top 3 men
1) Juan Rodriguez 27.5
2) Kevin “LA Beast” Strahle 24.5
3) Crazy Legs Conti 23

Laura Riehman defends her women’s title at the Naples qualifier, increasing her winning count to 6.5 from 4.5

1:30 A Vine.com video from the contest has been posted (does not mention winner)

Today’s qualifier in Naples, FL is expected to start at 1 pm WINK held a promo contest yesterday.

Comments (22)


  1. DaxtheGinger said (Registered April 23, 2011)

    May 4, 2013 @ 11:10 am

    Good luck Beast, go get em Big guy.

  2. anonymous said

    May 4, 2013 @ 11:45 am

    Go get what? He not winning anything he a loser and should stay on youtube where he belongs

  3. Anonymous said

    May 4, 2013 @ 1:37 pm

    Beast and Conti both lose……….

  4. Anonymous said

    May 4, 2013 @ 3:16 pm

    Yeah when you don’t win you lose.

  5. Anonymous said

    May 4, 2013 @ 3:18 pm

    Beast actually ate 25.5. He cleared 5 plates and ate the 26th dog minus the bun. Just for the record

  6. Anonymous said

    May 4, 2013 @ 3:36 pm

    Hell Yea ! Good job Juan !

  7. anonymous eatah said

    May 4, 2013 @ 4:51 pm

    Record states 24.5

  8. Randy Santel said (Registered June 2, 2010)

    May 4, 2013 @ 5:02 pm

    Hell yeah is right!! Great job Juan!! Damn good job 🙂

  9. anonymous said

    May 4, 2013 @ 8:13 pm

    You would think after all these years they would get these videos right? The best they could come up with is some little amateur jerk with his cell phone getting 5 seconds of inaudible shoddy footage of the contest . Then again it fits the event considering some of the second rate competition.

  10. DaxtheGinger said (Registered April 23, 2011)

    May 4, 2013 @ 9:15 pm

    The “Queen” has asked that I pass along a “Great job Laura Riehman” and looks forward to meeting her on the 4th of July.

  11. Anonymous said

    May 4, 2013 @ 9:16 pm

    Dax you’re the real queen.

  12. DaxtheGinger said (Registered April 23, 2011)

    May 4, 2013 @ 11:07 pm

    I’m really a “Power Bottom Bear” if we are being real.

  13. anonymous said

    May 5, 2013 @ 12:37 am

    LA Beast will never make it to Nathans I think its long overdue that Beautiful Brian Seiken gets to the finals . How bout that? Nobody more beautiful than him

  14. anonymous said

    May 5, 2013 @ 5:16 am

    Pigpen was considered beautiful to some as well.

  15. anonymous said

    May 5, 2013 @ 7:28 pm

    It;s rare that we feel bad for the second place finisher of the contest, but poor LA Beast . He ate his heart out in the past two qualifiers and could not get the job done. It would be nice if the Sheas could give him a heads up on a weak qualifier like they did all these years for Conti so he could win

  16. anonymous said

    May 5, 2013 @ 10:31 pm

    Legs is a national treasure and a natural PR person., LA Beast is nothing..

  17. anonymous said

    May 5, 2013 @ 11:17 pm

    LA Beast is nothing? He is sexy extremely intelligent and knows how to captivate an audience. Conti personality is as dead as a doornail. Conti could never duplicate what Beast does on youtube. The Wall of fame should replace Conti with the Beast

  18. anonymous said

    May 6, 2013 @ 1:27 am

    The sport is dead without the Goldstein cousins. I truly miss them

  19. anonymous said

    May 6, 2013 @ 3:07 am

    Crazy Legs is a great PR person that does for the sport like no one else.LA Beast when you can talk like legs, handle media like legs than you can talk. Your like a pretty boy who’s full of himself..

  20. L.a. Beast said

    May 6, 2013 @ 1:38 pm

    I think I’ve handled media well so far. I’ve been on the tonight show with Jay Leno, was on the today show live broadcast nationally in Australia, had a crew fly to NJ from England to interview me for YouTube, and have done countless other interviews for different media outlets including the history channel, tru-tv, several different Internet shows and newspapers. Im currently working on new projects in addition to YouTube and competitive eating, and all I have to say to the haters is keep on hating. I have been pretty quiet this year minding my business and still the people who have issues with me are flapping their gums. In the end it just means that I’m winning.

  21. Anon said

    May 6, 2013 @ 2:22 pm

    Talk about sore losers and people who should not be dealing with media at all. It is amazing that at one point in time, The Shea’s asked Beautiful Brian to represent them and the sport of competitive eating on live television. 11 hot dog and bun performance in 10 minutes this year. Just a reminder to all.


  22. anonymous said

    May 6, 2013 @ 7:17 pm

    As usual who is the only hater to make such a big deal out of a picture LA BEAST posted on FB. Can’t stop hating on Beast & Goldstein bros. Can we call it an obsession? Let it go Mr so-called journalist.

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