2017 Valdosta, GA Nathan’s qualifier

The Valdosta Daily Times has a report claiming that Megan Drake will receive a free trip to NYC for the finals.

The stage clock stopped at 6:52

Valdosta, GA results via Valdosta Today Facebook Live video

Official results
1) “Buffalo” Jim Reeves 23
2) Damien Boykin 15

1W) Megan Drake 3 (ties for all-time lowest winning total, announced as 2.75)

WTXL held a promo contest

Comments (33)


  1. anonymous said

    May 13, 2017 @ 3:17 pm

    Reeves is an ok guy but he brags about himself way to much. He also inflates his prediction totals which rarely come true. I once heard him say yeah i think i can eat more wings than Sonya prior to the Buffalo contest and mentioned he could go past 30 hot dogs when we know his max is early 20’s

  2. anonymous said

    May 13, 2017 @ 3:55 pm

    What primitive competition. Shades of Goldstein / Feingold sister in 2006 and Goldstein / Sergniet in 2008.

  3. Anonymous said

    May 13, 2017 @ 5:41 pm

    Maybe Clutzy Candace should have gone here. Maybe had a fighting chance.

  4. Anonymous said

    May 13, 2017 @ 5:41 pm

    Sorry Conundrum Candace

  5. anonymous said

    May 13, 2017 @ 6:23 pm

    Goldstein was one of the worst eaters ever to set foot on stage. Jarvis should have ripped up his phone number when Goldstein approached him at J&R steakhouse and pleaded if there was an opening in the organization

  6. anonymous said

    May 13, 2017 @ 7:36 pm

    some of these primitive skilled fuckin eaters should stay home and watch kobayashi videos from beginning to end study and learn . study and learn . Watch how easy he makes it look. You pathetic fools make this game harder than it really is . Put your mind to it and the food will find its way down 15 fuckin hot dogs ? Cmon dude you can do better than that

  7. Anonymous said

    May 13, 2017 @ 10:50 pm

    Killer Candace is gearing up for a pukingly good time on highway 55 peep

  8. Anonymous said

    May 13, 2017 @ 11:38 pm

    Probably the worst NF qualifier contest ever. I can’t imagine how George was able to try and actually make those 10 minutes interesting. So boring…I’d want my 10 minutes back to see more zoo animals.

  9. anonymous said

    May 14, 2017 @ 1:19 am

    I dreamed of Dan Kennedy last night (this is true). We were roommates, and he somehow clogged the tub and bathroom sink up with yellow water. He schmoozed members of my family downstairs with a fake good guy attitude (I don’t know if Dan is this way in real life, but I am just reporting what I dreamed) while I checked the bathroom upstairs. Then we out and he brought his moose (multiple) which he kept as livestock. The moose went with us to a shopping plaza and played in the snow, running then sliding on their bellies. Then one moose kept running and escaped into the woods next to the plaza. We went looking for it down a path in the woods, but it became dark and we realized we were in the wrong place since there was a fence separating us from where it ran. It was scary, and I kept thinking of the 3 AM challenge which is currently being done on YouTube. In the meantime an old farmer who owned the property helped us and ended up selling his off road vehicle to Killer Kennedy. It was ok since he rarely used it and had two or three other vehicles. Dan want to use the car for fun, to go off-roading. The farmer had his butler prep the car. I was worried we were talking to loud on the sidewalk late at night and would wake the neighbors.

    I think the reason I dreamed of an old man was I had just watched multiple videos of 60-year old women who were monetized on YouTube and employed advanced videograpghy techniques, like vlogging in their car while driving, similar to what Nate Figueroa does.

  10. Anonymous said

    May 14, 2017 @ 2:55 am

    Conundrum Candace plans to flex his way through the contest while taking stupid selfies close up to make his food look bigger.

  11. anonymous said

    May 14, 2017 @ 3:27 am

    This contest was a joke. If you watch the video, basically of the eaters had stopped with 0:30 to a minute left. 1st and 2nd places were already clearly decided, and the rest ate like 4 or 5 HDB each. Richard Shea(?) was just ok on the microphone and it was pouring rain. At least George Shea can rap. And the music was too low. 2.75 HDB is a new all-time low for a female.

    The funny thing is I don’t CLC could have won this contest, no disrespect intended. 19 HDB will not cut it in this day and age. This is not the 2010 anymore.

  12. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    May 14, 2017 @ 6:41 am

    The stage clock stopped at 6:52 also.

  13. anonymous said

    May 14, 2017 @ 7:35 am

    OJ, can you fix this site. Something is wrong with all the formatting. Thanks!

  14. anonymous said

    May 14, 2017 @ 7:43 am

    UPDATE: Wild Adventures has a video:


  15. anonymous said

    May 14, 2017 @ 7:48 am

    MLE will not be coming back. The contest was a disaster. Part of the reason the contest was so bad was because the amusement park to chose two of the contestants itself via its social media pages. I read this somewhere on its facebook (can’t find it now). That’s why the contests sucked. 4 HDB for some of the men? Not even worth reporting.

    But then again, if there are willing to pay money, maybe MLE will agree to sanction it again.

  16. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    May 14, 2017 @ 8:08 am

    It was an interesting decision for Steve & Dee Martin to pass up a home state qualifier for mutton sliders.

  17. anonymous said

    May 14, 2017 @ 8:12 am

    Hmmm…but would Steve have even qualified against Reeves, especially since there is no wild card this year? Dee probably would have qualified, but would she have gotten the magical number of 10?

  18. Anonymous said

    May 14, 2017 @ 12:42 pm

    Interesting dream above about Conundrum Candace. If I were to have a dream about him it would most likely involve him frolicking through a field of mediocre McDonalds sandwiches taking selfies while laughing like a girl. In the second half he would be filling his personal Carbo Pukey pool with vomit while intermittently flexing and yelling peeps.

  19. nunonabun2 said (Registered November 10, 2009)

    May 14, 2017 @ 1:49 pm

    I am not that good at hot dogs. But i keep trying to get 20. Jim is a super nice guy and he won with a smile and hand shakes for all. This stuff.is suppose to be fun.

  20. anonymous said

    May 14, 2017 @ 2:30 pm

    the contest stopped being fun when they stopped holding qualifiers in LI and NJ malls . At one time back in 1999 they had 4 qualifiers in NJ The hot dogs tasted better back then because they were grilled to perfection. Nowadays the hot dogs are grilled maybe 30 seconds on the grill the day before the contest end up eating raw pig intestines

  21. anonymous said

    May 14, 2017 @ 6:25 pm

    Who is “nunonabun2”? I thought that was Pat from Moonachie? Wasn’t he MLE?

  22. anonymous said

    May 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

    I thought was “Pi Guy” (a mathematical expert?), not “nunonabun2”, whatever that means?

  23. anonymous said

    May 14, 2017 @ 6:41 pm

    Who is that supposedly super smart person that used to be with IFOCE? A Mensa member and friend of Brian Seiken? Wasn’t there some kind of buffet story? Was that Juris Shabayama? Of course, lots of people who are competitive esters are super intelligent, but just don’t mention it.

  24. anonymous said

    May 14, 2017 @ 7:04 pm

    2:30: Wasn’t there a contest too at the Molly Pitcher Service Area on the NJ Turnpike? I think it was Sonya Thomas who won that?

  25. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    May 14, 2017 @ 7:06 pm

    Leon Feingold was the Mensa member he also pitched in the Israel baseball league


  26. nunonabun2 said (Registered November 10, 2009)

    May 14, 2017 @ 9:18 pm

    Nun is damien

  27. anonymous said

    May 14, 2017 @ 10:11 pm

    Seiken was not friends with Leon Feingold in the sense that they were close. They knew one another through competitive eating and that was it. There was a buffet meet up with Crazy Legs Nate Biller Seiken and Leon on Veterans day 2008 . Leon Feingold is an extremely bright articulate man . You can liken him to the late JFK Jr with his passion of exploring new ventures . Only difference is that i doubt he would fly a plane in turbulent weather with another passenger on board with less than 300 hrs of flight training. I think you know the rest of the story

  28. anonymous said

    May 14, 2017 @ 10:15 pm

    You never knew which Leon Feingold would show up at the competitive eating table. On a good day he would put up impressive numbers On a bad day ???? Well this video should tell the story

  29. Anonymous said

    May 14, 2017 @ 10:19 pm

    @12:42 any dream about Candace is bound to be killer. Was he pointing the whole time in his carbo pukey pool? Peep? Peep? Anyone?

  30. anonymous said

    May 14, 2017 @ 10:28 pm

    jersey contests were
    Edison Monmouth Mall
    Freehold Mall NJ
    Meadowlands NJ
    Molly Pitcher came later on Before the IFOCE came into being those were the primary qualifier locations along with Oceanside, and i think one in the Bronx NY There was also a qualifier for civil service members on the observation deck of the world trade center before 911

  31. anonymous said

    May 15, 2017 @ 1:22 am

    Thanks OJ! I remember there was some story in the comments about Feingold going to a buffet with Seiken, and someone not tipping, not sure though. He was a little before my time. I think that Juris guy is a doctor.

    I did some research, and also found out Hall Hunt is a Mensa member too [assuming the poster was not joking].


    “Cutter said (Registered November 9, 2010)
    February 15, 2011 @ 11:12 pm

    I am not a mensa member like Hunt, however I am pretty smart.”

    I think Naader Reda knows Cutter’s identity, as he met him in LV from what I remember in the comments, but he is otherwise anonymous.

    The only other mention on this site of “mensa” was when Brian Seiken’s alter ego “Beautiful Brain” claimed to be a Mensa member and praised US Male [Boy, the comments in that post are a doozy! World War III!]:


    “Beautiful Brain said
    June 20, 2011 @ 9:47 pm

    I’m not a big fan of that male guy, but if he can get one over on that mensa member and english scholar Beautiful Brain, I’ll tip my cap.”

  32. anonymous said

    May 15, 2017 @ 1:23 am

    Got it! Thanks nunonabun2. I would never have guessed, as you generally are quiet.

  33. anonymous said

    May 15, 2017 @ 2:03 pm

    3:17: “I once heard him say yeah i think i can eat more wings than Sonya prior to the Buffalo contest and mentioned he could go past 30 hot dogs when we know his max is early 20′s”

    Jim Reeves did 28.5 HDB on July 4, 2009 according to the eatfeats database:


    “The Valdosta Daily Times has a report claiming that Megan Drake will receive a free trip to NYC for the finals.”

    Well then, maybe they changed the rules, which leaves open the question why Liz McClurg did a qualifier again this year after having already won the Nashville one.

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