2014 Chicago Nathan’s qualifier

update June 3 WGN has a podcast of an interview with Michelle Lesco ChicagoNow calls for a Chicago style hot dog eating contest

update June 2 Val Bromann has a contest report

update #2 The Daily Herald has a contest report where George Shea incorrectly claims Michelle Lesco set the Nathan’s Illinois record; Patrick Vandam ate 31 hot dogs in Matteson in 2008.

update Juan Rodriguez has the winners & runners up

1) Badlands Booker 27.5 HDB
2) Yasir Salem 26
? Thomas Coats Jr. 10

1) Michelle Lesco 28.5
2) Niki Rodriguez 10, new women’s wild card leader
? Val Bromann 4
Siblings Juan (31 HDB) and Nikki (10) Rodriguez are currently the wild card co-leaders.

Yasir Salem and Val Bromann appeared on NBC Chicago this morning.

Comments (3)


  1. anonymous said

    May 31, 2014 @ 2:55 pm

    Badlands always comes through in the clutch just like old times

  2. Locust said

    May 31, 2014 @ 4:09 pm

    It’s all good, Eric. Congrats again!

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

    June 1, 2014 @ 8:44 pm

    Congratulations on qualifying Eric!! Great to meet you in St Louis!!

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