2016 Nathan’s Pocono qualifier

update Pocono Record has a contest report

Full Results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
1) Badlands Booker 23.75
2) Kevin Ambs 23.33
3) George Chiger 19.5
4) Jim Reeves 18
5T) Michael Deitz 13
5T) Ryan Siciliano 13
7) Bill Myers 12.75
8) Tom Serpico 6

1W) Larell Marie Mele 12
2w) Tess Siciliano 8

update It appears Eric “Badlands” Booker narrowly won the men’s contest

Larell Marie Mele won the women’s contest, which puts Carlene LeFevre back in the wild card lead.

Larell Marie Mele, Jim Reeves and Bill Myers are expected to do 2 qualifiers in less than 24 hours. “Badlands” Booker is another listed entrant. A victory by Larell Marie would restore the women’s wild card lead to Carlene LeFevre.

Comments (57)


  1. please don't go to citfield said

    June 5, 2016 @ 11:52 am

    Now that Esper guy is out of the way i wish all the greedy bastards who made it to the finals in the past would just stay the fuck home for the Queens qualifier and let Beautiful Brian and Wild Bill battle it out for a spot at the Nathans finals in Coney Island . Give other eaters that never made it in a shot for christ sake

  2. anonymous said

    June 5, 2016 @ 12:18 pm

    Even if smelkin eats 17 hot dogs or more like he did a few yrs ago at Citifield the smelly midget will say that he ate 11 just to fuck with him. Wig wearers and meatball cheaters usually display that personality disorder

  3. Rich & Carlene said

    June 5, 2016 @ 1:02 pm

    We love you, Larell! Fantastic back to back performances. Nice to see Eric qualify there leaving Queens wide open. Brian, you better hope Salem is content with the wild card and that Hendry and/or Denmark don’t show up there. If all the cards fall in the right place you could have a shot. Maybe Alan will come out of retirement and your war of words will become a war at the table.

  4. anonymous said

    June 5, 2016 @ 1:12 pm

    If Tim Janus is really out, Yasir will compete at CF and win leaving Denmark’s WC in tact. Yasir used Syracuse as practice. The man runs marathons and is a real athlete, I’m sure he wants to win a qualifier outright. Either way, no way Seiken if doing anything with his 11 except be a spectator. Hey, Goldstein see if George Shea will let you in for this one just so Seiken keeps away from the area.. HAHAHAHA.

  5. Anonymous said

    June 5, 2016 @ 1:13 pm

    A pity spot for the Nathans Finals. Come on Guys. You would have to get MLE to give out some special awards. Bill Myers already got one. Really? How about all those who spent their own money to qualify and came close but didn’t quite make it. It is very simple. You have to win at the table. That’s it.

  6. anonymous said

    June 5, 2016 @ 1:24 pm

    Let’s not encourage mediocracy Rich

  7. anonymous said

    June 5, 2016 @ 1:41 pm

    Rich, Citifield is not wide open. A real eater wll show and win. Seiken has no shot, since he’s heavier, more out of shape and highly untrained in hotdogs, I’m sure he’d eat less than 11.

  8. Anonymous said

    June 5, 2016 @ 1:46 pm

    DC is in the bag

  9. Anonymous said

    June 5, 2016 @ 2:21 pm

    Rich, the promoters of a Vegaseating contest are trying to reach out to you. If you are interested, would facebook be a good place for them to reach you?

  10. anonymous said

    June 5, 2016 @ 2:37 pm

    Hendry will go to Citifield

  11. Anonymous said

    June 5, 2016 @ 2:46 pm

    11:52, coney has no room for table Enders like seiken

  12. Larellmarie said (Registered May 9, 2010)

    June 5, 2016 @ 3:30 pm

    Thank you! Glad to be going to Coney for the 100th!!

  13. Locust said

    June 5, 2016 @ 3:57 pm

    I meant Allen.

  14. snack jack said (Registered February 8, 2010)

    June 5, 2016 @ 3:59 pm

    Great Job Qwazy and big haus

  15. anonymous said

    June 5, 2016 @ 5:11 pm

    Thanks for the tip Rich. With that said i doubt Seiken will bother. Seiken fears Salem not an old man like Goldstein who beat a bunch of setups to get to the finals

  16. anonymous said

    June 5, 2016 @ 5:15 pm

    Goldstein doesn’t eat Nathans hot dogs he made the switch to Criff dogs and Sabrett out of spite only because the crybaby felt he got a bum deal in Charlotte 5yrs ago when he got owned by Yasir Whhhhhaaaaaa

  17. anonymous said

    June 5, 2016 @ 5:19 pm

    They say it’s a man world? More like the exact opposite if women are allowed to qualify for finals get flown to NYC along with complimentary airfare hotel and $200 spending money for eating a minimum of 5 HDB . Despicable i say Despicable

  18. Eileen Feldman said

    June 5, 2016 @ 5:21 pm

    Goldstein penis is around 1/4 the size of 11. I know cause i saw it

  19. anonymous said

    June 5, 2016 @ 5:26 pm

    How can one decipher .75 from .33 ? Maybe is all about choosing Booker over a relatively unknown Kevin Ambs than the math. George probably instructed Rich or the other clowns who emcee the event ” Listen if the margin between Booker and anyone else who comes close to him is microscopic or too close to call, give the nod to Booker or your’e fired . Do i make myself perfectly clear?

  20. Where is jeff butler said

    June 5, 2016 @ 5:41 pm

    Remember that dude? What the hell happened to that guy?

  21. anonymous said

    June 5, 2016 @ 5:41 pm

    Goldstein why don’t you just admit your hate for the guy is the reason you focus on his totals. Wild Bill ate 12 and you don’t say shit about that? I remember overhearing you say some nasty things about Bills weight back when you were competing and saying he should give it up. Two faced assholes like you never had a real friend in their entire life

  22. anonymous said

    June 5, 2016 @ 5:45 pm

    112 Goldstein would never show if Salem is there . He kicked his ass already in Charlotte no need for a rerun. Even if George asked him to come out of retirement he would only show up if Tom Serpico was his one and only competition

  23. anonymous said

    June 5, 2016 @ 6:10 pm

    Sorry Locust, as funny it would be to see Seiken crap his pants on stage, AG is will remain retired.

  24. Anonymous said

    June 5, 2016 @ 7:36 pm

    526 my thoughts exactly. This whole field was to get badlands in and it almost didnt work.

  25. anonymous said

    June 5, 2016 @ 7:59 pm

    I think the guy who lost to Booker today by 1/4 of a hotdog thinks he got a bum rap. News flash Seiken, it’s not 2004 anymore.

  26. anonymous said

    June 5, 2016 @ 8:02 pm

    Is Crif dogs actually a name brand?

  27. anonymous said

    June 5, 2016 @ 8:08 pm

    AG was the worst eater that ever competed in the IFOCE. He couldnt even beat his mentor Jarvis . At least Seiken beat Jarvis Booker and Hardy even though it was years ago Goldstein couldnt even beat those three when he was competing . All he cared about was finishing ahead of Conti and Subich so he could preserve a ranking that he never deserved but a ranking that nobody gives a rats ass about

  28. anonymous said

    June 5, 2016 @ 8:10 pm

    Criff dogs is not a name brand nor have i ever seen the brand name in the supermarket. Criff dogs are about as well known as Seiken dogs

  29. anonymous said

    June 5, 2016 @ 8:13 pm

    Badlands is capable of putting up 30 so with that said he could qualify anywhere because 30 is still a premium number that many have yet to master

  30. anonymous said

    June 5, 2016 @ 8:14 pm

    Reeves only ate 18? Geez even Seiken came close to that number 2yrs ago.

  31. anonymous said

    June 5, 2016 @ 8:17 pm

    Rich and Carlene bashing Brian again.A dick and a dicket bashing Brian.At least he does’nt cheat

  32. anonymous said

    June 5, 2016 @ 8:27 pm

    11 is not near 18.

  33. Anonymous said

    June 5, 2016 @ 9:32 pm

    @8:08 who’s AG?

  34. anonymous said

    June 5, 2016 @ 10:07 pm

    jeff butler? anyone?

  35. Anonymous said

    June 5, 2016 @ 10:14 pm

    Shredder was the smart one to walk away from competitive eating when he did unlike the loser who collects spiderwebs at the bottom of the rankings. Seiken insists on keeping his name out there for no reason but to bash those he could never beat. Never was never will be. Go away.

  36. anonymous said

    June 5, 2016 @ 10:37 pm

    I guess I can be the first…. Congrats on your victory Badlands!

  37. anonymous said

    June 5, 2016 @ 11:14 pm

    He walked away cause he couldn’t get his way like all spoiled babies only difference is he’s 65

  38. anonymous said

    June 5, 2016 @ 11:17 pm

    Honestly does anyone actually pay attention to this stuff anymore with the exception of OJ Rifkin?

  39. Locust said

    June 5, 2016 @ 11:38 pm

    Imbicile 8:17, If it were my intent to bash Brian, I could do a helluva lot better than telling him he would have a shot under the right circumstances.

  40. anonymous said

    June 6, 2016 @ 12:14 am

    At least Rich doesnt resort to making nasty untrue comments about people hygiene and living conditions when in reality its those same individuals or shall i say individual that stinks himself when it comes to breath and ass.

  41. anonymous said

    June 6, 2016 @ 12:15 am

    I have competed at the same people with a few unnamed eaters (not seiken) and i can tell you for a fact they need to change their shirt or wash their ass

  42. anonymous said

    June 6, 2016 @ 12:48 am

    Ok i’ll shutup does that make you happy? Geeez

  43. anonymous said

    June 6, 2016 @ 12:49 am

    Wild Bill vs BB for all the gold? I like that oink oink oink

  44. anonymous said

    June 6, 2016 @ 12:55 am

    Why don’t they cut out this dumb woman contest which airs only on the internet and let them go back to competing against the men then lets see how many of them make it to the finals

  45. i made a fartski said

    June 6, 2016 @ 7:31 am

    i agree with 1215

  46. the great gavonne said

    June 6, 2016 @ 7:54 am

    8:08 I take offense at that remark. Everyone knows I was the worst eater in the history of competitive eating! Hence the title, “World’s Worst Eater”.

  47. anonymous said

    June 6, 2016 @ 9:31 am

    Congratulations to Eric and LarellMarie!

  48. Anonymous said

    June 6, 2016 @ 9:56 am

    Bill and Brian or anyone putting up non-competitive numbers will never make it to the finals. This isn’t non-competitive eating, it’s competitive eating. If you don’t like it, improve. If you don’t like that move on. Don’t complain like a man-baby small-handed donnie trump with bad hair.

  49. anonymous said

    June 6, 2016 @ 11:34 am

    Last time Seiken had a Caribbean vacation was when he took his roaches to Jamaica…..Queens

  50. anonymous said

    June 6, 2016 @ 11:50 am

    Vacations are boring especially if you have no money. You get the same results without spending a dime by attending the caribbean day parade while soaking in the rays at brighton beach

  51. anonymous said

    June 6, 2016 @ 11:52 am

    Ok 956 if it makes you happy ill shut my mouth and move on. Just asking one time to give Bill or Brian a chance at something they have yet to experience. Matter fact Bill deserves it more for all the time and money he invested in competing . Not to mention he was responsible for documenting Brian 11 HDB total three yrs ago at Coney

  52. anonymous said

    June 6, 2016 @ 1:42 pm

    Rich, You talk about Brian.What about the extra dog between your plate and Carlenes? Brian never did that.

  53. Larellmarie said (Registered May 9, 2010)

    June 6, 2016 @ 9:36 pm

    Anon 931 Thanks! Always fun 🙂

  54. anonymous said

    June 7, 2016 @ 2:02 pm

    I bet when 122 smiles he looks like Mr Ed with sunglasses

  55. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    June 7, 2016 @ 2:22 pm

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  56. anonymous said

    June 7, 2016 @ 2:28 pm

    Rich and Carlene the two biggest fraud in the business.Erik it hurts me to say you lost the qualifier by being double teamed

  57. anonymous said

    June 8, 2016 @ 1:26 am

    No comments from the king and queen?

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