2014 Nathan’s St. Louis qualifier

update May 19 The Riverfront Times has a slideshow

update May 18 StlToday has an article giving the female winner’s last name was Wigginton

MLB.com has a video

update 1:13 Central George Shea has the top 3
1) Sean Gordon 27.5
2) Eric “Badlands” Booker 27
3) Kyle Hanner 20
Nic Zamora 16 former Missouri State hockey player

1W) Marlene Wiggenstein Wigginton 9.5
?) Rachel Steele 6
Advantage News has an article about Kyle Hanner competing in today’s qualifier at Busch Stadium. Rachel Steele is another local competing.

Fox2Now has an article

Comments (16)


  1. anonymous said

    May 17, 2014 @ 3:42 pm

    the predictions were almost on the money. Gordon Booker and the phenom bust

  2. anonymous said

    May 17, 2014 @ 3:43 pm

    I think hammer ate 12

  3. Anonymous said

    May 17, 2014 @ 3:45 pm

    how many hammer eat?

  4. Anonymous said

    May 17, 2014 @ 3:57 pm

    “it’s all good”

  5. Sean Nichols said (Registered October 14, 2013)

    May 18, 2014 @ 12:52 am

    according to Randy Santel Hammer did 20. It takes practice to get that technique just right.

  6. The Hammer said (Registered October 30, 2013)

    May 18, 2014 @ 7:06 am

    I ended up with 20. Can’t say I was too dissapointed. Only going up from here.

  7. Hot dogs said

    May 18, 2014 @ 9:18 am

    I saw Hanner ate 20. Remember the great Joey Chestnut at 20ish dogs when he did his first Nathans. I think we all are spoiled from what happened last season with Miki, Pablo and Jeff. Hanner is a decent eater if he seriously wants to sign with MLE he should be up around 25 range or its best just to stay Independent and win every time.

  8. anonymous said

    May 18, 2014 @ 9:46 am

    Did not know that . Usually when they post the first two finishers with totals and no total for 3rd place it means the totals were nothing to write home about but this time we were wrong 20 for the first time out is great Kyle. Keep up the great work

  9. ButtKicker said (Registered June 26, 2012)

    May 18, 2014 @ 2:06 pm

    1) Marlene ate 9.5 HDB:


    “Marlene Wigginton, a software engineer from Troy, Ill., bested the other women in the contest with nine and a half hot dogs.”

    2) The St. Louis Post-Dispatch in the link above also lists her name as “Marlene Wiggington” (with a “g”) in the tags at the end of the article.

  10. anonymous said

    May 18, 2014 @ 2:35 pm

    Good job Kyle. You would think it takes years of practice in CE to reach 20 HDBs yet some never exceed 15.

  11. ButtKicker said (Registered June 26, 2012)

    May 18, 2014 @ 4:29 pm

    Scott Bickel did 18 in his first Nathan’s outing. Why didn’t he get congratulations like Kyle?

  12. ButtKicker said (Registered June 26, 2012)

    May 18, 2014 @ 4:33 pm

    If people had been positive and encouraged Scott, maybe he wouldn’t have committed suicide.

  13. Anonymous said

    May 18, 2014 @ 5:29 pm

    People have a hard time getting past 11

  14. anonymous said

    May 18, 2014 @ 9:40 pm

    Some people also like to fabricate personal bests in HD based upon bad arithmetic by judges with an organization they are no longer affiliated with

  15. anonymous said

    May 18, 2014 @ 9:41 pm

    Goldshit never ate more than 17 HDB with the IFOCE and his cuz in LI never got past 19

  16. anonymous said

    May 18, 2014 @ 10:55 pm

    Oh please, get over it 9:41. Who cares!!!

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