600 Festival Nathan’s qualifier

update June 3 MLE videos: results announcement | Rene Rovtar interview

update First X Last and Byron Posadas have videos

Official results Part 1 | Part 2

Results announced on NBCCharlotte Facebook Live video

1) Eric “Badlands” Booker 24
2T) Damien Boykin 20
2T) Ronnie Hartman 20
4T) Ryan Siciliano 18
4T) Eric Vernsten 18
? Paul Barlow (1st MLE contest in two years)

1W) Rene Rovtar 7 (sole female)

Comments (16)


  1. nunonabun2 said (Registered November 10, 2009)

    May 27, 2017 @ 5:04 pm

    20 each for 2nd

  2. Anonymous said

    May 27, 2017 @ 5:04 pm

    Is Ronnie going to delete all of his social media accounts again?

  3. anonymous said

    May 27, 2017 @ 5:14 pm

    It appears from the video that Eric Vernston (sp???) and Ryn Sicialano had 18 HDB each, as Geoege Shea deemed them the future of the sport. Or maybe just Ryan had 18. It is hard to tell from the video. 30:53-31:17

  4. anonymous said

    May 27, 2017 @ 5:17 pm

    Rene has 7 HDB.

  5. Anonymous said

    May 27, 2017 @ 5:30 pm

    How many did Rene eat?

  6. anonymous said

    May 27, 2017 @ 5:40 pm

    Here is a pic:


  7. anonymous said

    May 27, 2017 @ 6:13 pm

    For Boykin to eat 20 they must have been cooked to perfection or smaller than average

  8. anonymous said

    May 27, 2017 @ 6:16 pm

    I doubt conti will be at Nathan’s as a spectator Matter fact he’s probably still hiding under the covers sobbing

  9. anonymous said

    May 27, 2017 @ 6:36 pm

    Rumor has it a very hungry seiken will be at citifield in a few weeks .Whether he competed remain to be seen

  10. Ryan said

    May 27, 2017 @ 7:20 pm

    18 for me

  11. Ronnie said

    May 27, 2017 @ 10:40 pm

    @5:04 lol xD you got me bro !
    They will remain active this year

  12. anonymous said

    May 27, 2017 @ 10:47 pm

    Well, we know Seiken will got to Citifield. He always does. But I doubt he competes.

  13. anon said

    May 28, 2017 @ 10:01 am

    Sorry don’t mean to be rude. That field chosen was for Booker to win. Open your eyes. Lol. Conte was supposed to win his also.But got upset. It’s all about the show after the top 3 eaters. Booker is still a draw cause of his size and Conte is also still a draw..

  14. oink oink said

    May 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

    Seiken was a draw to due to his skills on the guitar and impersonating Elvis. How come he never had a qualifier set up for him? Such disrespect.

  15. anonymous said

    May 28, 2017 @ 9:19 pm

    It would be such disrespect to CE if a qualifier was set up for some one who has done nothing for the sport to win with 11 hotdogs. Besides Seiken was bounced out of MLE at #50. That’s as low as you can get.

  16. anonymous said

    May 30, 2017 @ 8:11 pm

    For the first video linked, I got this message:


    “This video is no longer available because the YouTube account associated with this video has been terminated.

    Sorry about that.”

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