2016 Nathan’s Las Vegas qualifier

update Apr 26 Las Vegas Sun has a report listing Michelle Lesco’s hometown as Las Vegas.

update Review Journal has an article KTNV has a video

Official results part 1 | part 2

1) Rich LeFevre 30
2) Erik Denmark 29.75, takes wild card lead, Thinks contest should have gone to overtime
3) Steve Hendry 27
4) Josh Miller 24.5
5) Justin Mih 20
6T) Adam Brickman 9
6T) Erick Wyrowski 9
8) Adrian Padilla 6

1) Michelle Lesco 28
2) Carlene LeFevre 12.5, takes wild card lead
3) Lesley Ryder 6.5
DQ) Barbara LaBarge

Rich LeFevre and Barbara LaBarge appeared on KTNV yesterday.

Comments (33)


  1. Anonymous said

    April 23, 2016 @ 6:09 pm


  2. anonymous said

    April 23, 2016 @ 6:59 pm

    Lefevre won 90 yr old man with high blood pressure stuffing his face with hot dogs. Pitiful to watch

  3. Anonymous said

    April 23, 2016 @ 7:07 pm

    and you have the nerve to believe Leslie ate 6.5 pounds of rib meat off the bone in the same time frame. I wonder what kind pills you’re on? Yeah she also beat today’s winner in ribs a man who took down 30, yeah she ate 6.5 ounces of rib meat not pounds.

  4. Anonymous said

    April 23, 2016 @ 8:45 pm

    FinK beats the stomach with all their superior knowledge of the sport defended Leslie in their podcast claiming her total in ribs was accurate yet today she barely finished 6.5 hot dogs proving there’s no way in bloody hell she consumed over 6 pounds of rib meat off the bone. No lame excuses we’re tired of hearing them.

  5. anonymous said

    April 23, 2016 @ 9:14 pm

    Carlene capacity is right there with Smelkin at this point

  6. anonymous said

    April 23, 2016 @ 9:15 pm

    Where was Koch? In a MMA steel cage match with El toro?

  7. Anonymous said

    April 23, 2016 @ 9:28 pm

    The woman who was DQ’ed, was she the chubby one on the news with Rich? Nice work Locust, you still got it!!!

  8. Anonymous said

    April 23, 2016 @ 9:38 pm

    How the hell could anyone think that was only 0.25 left on Erik’s plates. Looked like he should have been deducted at least two Hot Dogs, if not disqualified for such a meas

  9. Anonymous said

    April 23, 2016 @ 9:55 pm

    Are you sure Leslie didn’t eat 26.5 hd&bs after all she falsely beat Rich in ribs remember. Lmao!!!

  10. Anonymous said

    April 23, 2016 @ 9:57 pm

    Rich took extreme revenge on Erik after all the bum calls that went to Eriks favor over the years.

  11. Hahahaha! said

    April 23, 2016 @ 10:18 pm

    Erik, dude, what happened????!!

    And wow, Rich, holy crap! Nice work.

    Gotta say, Steve and Josh, though! Respect.

    No surprise on Michelle, though. Expected just a little more, though.

    Justin Mih? Wha???? Blast from the past! He’s still alive? still at 20? Dude, give it up. Come on. Don’t do that. If you aren’t going to practice or try, what are you doing? Don’t do it. Don’t be that guy,

    Charlene, meh, ok kind of low. Not too bad, nothing really to say, just meh.

    Lesley had a bad day, so what? She’s cool as shit. Go fuck a fleshlight, 7:07…you sound like a real joy to be around at a party…NOT! I’ll have a beer with Lesley any day.

  12. Anonymous said

    April 23, 2016 @ 10:18 pm

    LeFevre won fair and square. Denmark is just a poor sport. Rich would have beaten him in overtime anyway as he finished much stronger and has a greater capacity.

  13. Anonymous said

    April 23, 2016 @ 11:14 pm

    Leslie for president…..not!

  14. anonymous said

    April 24, 2016 @ 1:14 am

    FBTS made a trip to Vegas for this? There is so much to do in Vegas like gambling and amusement parks . I think the Sheas flew them out or ranked eaters took up a collection to fly them out there

  15. Anonymous said

    April 24, 2016 @ 4:07 am

    The fix was in, tell me there was no bun pieces on the floor where Lafevre was..Erik you got screwed

  16. anonymous said

    April 24, 2016 @ 7:39 am

    Of course the fix was in. Denmark always gets screwed going back to the Krystal burger Juliet Lee days and lets not forget how Conti screwed him over in Corn back in 2011

  17. anonymous said

    April 24, 2016 @ 10:06 am

    I have witnessed Lefevre compete in Nathans finals then head to the bullpen room after the contest and help himself to more hot dogs fries and chicken fingers

  18. Anonymous said

    April 24, 2016 @ 11:16 am

    Rich LeFevre has enormous capacity. He was known for this in the lengthy contests and made his bones in Japan before MLE really got going. He builds up steam rather than slowing down. I have no opinion about the overtime or anything to do with that, lots of eaters have lost by 1/4 or 1/2 hotdog. Blame the refs, not the eaters.

  19. Anonymous said

    April 24, 2016 @ 12:22 pm

    I was there and had a front row view of the contest and its aftermath and can accurately state that Rich ate cleanly and had very little debris on the table and the floor while Erik’s workplace was literally a mess. Water cups were checked for both eaters and the head guy was very thorough in checking to make sure the right person was declared the winner. Erik could have easily been deducted the equivlant of two whole hot dog buns. People who were with me witnessed it as well. Oh, and it was obvious that the old man wasn’t slowing down while all the other eaters seemed to be fading.

  20. anonymous said

    April 24, 2016 @ 1:44 pm

    1222 had best seat in house because he was the one that won

  21. Anonymous said

    April 24, 2016 @ 1:49 pm

    Don’t feel bad for Erik, he can easily win another qualifier or just hang back and take the WC. He’s not stupid, he knows it too.

  22. Hot Dog Observer said

    April 24, 2016 @ 2:52 pm

    Trust me Erik through unfair judging has robbed Rich of many higher placings in many contests throughout the years. Notice Erik didn’t take a picture of Richs eating area after the contest hence proving his Twitter post is a blatant lie and he is a sore loser to a much better eater.

  23. anonymous said

    April 24, 2016 @ 5:24 pm

    No such thing as a sore loser. If someone else wins and you lose there is no reason to be happy for that person and that goes for comp eating gambling and any other venue where someone else profits and you dont

  24. LA Beast said

    April 24, 2016 @ 7:02 pm

    I lost to Crazy Legs Conti by a .25 of a hot dog in Ohio

  25. anonymous said

    April 24, 2016 @ 7:51 pm

    Superior knowledge of the sport? They are obsessive fans with a basement apt podcast . They stumbled upon the sport a year ago

  26. Anonymous said

    April 24, 2016 @ 10:51 pm

    Lolol you know what I saw on Erik picture was an entire hot dog behind that plate of uneaten hot dogs unless they changed it to 6 hot dogs per plate….. Where is a picture of rich table of it was so bad

  27. Anonymous said

    April 25, 2016 @ 12:47 am

    Rich ate clean so what’s the point of a picture. 7:51p I shouldn’t have to explain I was being extremely sarcastic with the superior knowledge comment.

  28. ErikTheElectric said (Registered January 11, 2015)

    April 25, 2016 @ 3:02 am

    Oh the drama..

  29. Jam.Josh said (Registered April 11, 2013)

    April 25, 2016 @ 8:39 am

    Oh the huge manatee… (wish I could insert that meme)

  30. FBTSPod said (Registered August 20, 2014)

    April 25, 2016 @ 3:13 pm

    “obsessive fans with a basement apt podcast”

    You are giving us WAY too much credit!
    We live in a walk up apartment – We could never afford a basement!

  31. Anonymous said

    April 25, 2016 @ 6:32 pm

    FBTS thoughts on the ribs? Will you retract your previously held beliefs? Just asking the hard questions.

  32. anonymous said

    April 25, 2016 @ 7:12 pm

    Erik did get screwed its very simple. MLE should have someone credible checking after contest is done.. In the watercups , under the table ( that’s where Rich would have had a deduction.

  33. anonymous said

    April 29, 2016 @ 12:16 am

    Erik, It looks like you really got the screws put on you. If you look at facebook photos ,Rich eating next to Carlene there is one hotdog clearly out of place…Did Rich really eat 30?

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