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The top 3 from today's World Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest at the Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence, NY via Molly Schuyler livestream. 1) Molly Schuyler 56 slices (previous record 50) 2) Andy Puhl 37 3) Nathan Klein 21 Dan Kennedy was co-MC
Joel Hansen ate 43 tacos to win the first prize of $500 in yesterday's eating contest at Tacos Locos in San Angelo, TX.
Fosters.com has a report on Sunday's lobster roll eating contest at the Hampton Beach (NH) Seafood Festival. Manny Cambra ate 22 lobster rolls to win the first prize of $600 and claim his third title at the event. (gallery)
Nick Wehry has posted the field for next Sunday's Zinzinnati bratwurst eating contest in Cincinnati which includes himself, Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo, Geoff Esper, George Chiger, Matt Hazzard and Bartley Weaver.

Interview with Anne Nelson, sister of Caitlin Nelson

Daily Mail has an article about Anne Nelson, whose father, Port Authority Police Officer James Nelson, died in the World Trace Center wreckage. Another shocking fatality would strike the family 16 years later.

Tragedy stalked Anne again in 2017 when her sister Caitlin (then a 20 year old college student) died in a freak accident when she choked in a charity pancake eating contest.

‘I think that loss is what really made me process my father’s death a little more. Even though I had gone to therapy before, the enormity of it all didn’t really hit me until that happened.’

Anne Nelson’s story is proof that people can live through not one but multiple traumas and still recover. Now 31, Anne tries to honor her sister and dad in everything she does.

She currently works as a special needs teacher at an elementary school, inspired by Caitlin’s studies in social work and her father’s life-long emphasis on education. ‘I take a little bit of both of them in what I’m doing and I try to carry them with me through that.’

Nathan’s Hot Dog qualifiers, restricted to NYC civil servants, were held on top of the original World Trade Center from 1998 to 2000. “Hungry” Charles Hardy won all 3 contests. Very little information about the competitions remains on the internet. Here is a screen capture from the 2002 documentary “Footlong”

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Like last year, Smoke's Poutinerie Eating Championship on September 18 will be a charity event for CEOs.

Miki Sudo wins 2021 Buffalo Wing Festival wing contest

Miki Sudo edged Joey Chestnut 246 wings to 244, to win today’s wing eating contest at the National Chicken Wing Festival in Buffalo. update George Shea has the top 4, which is all that will apparently be posted

WGRZ video

1st 246 Miki Sudo
2nd 244 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
3rd 220 Geoffrey Esper
3rd 220 Nick Wehry
? ? Eric “Badlands” Booker
? ? George Chiger
? ? Ronnie “MegaByte” Hartman
? ? Gideon Oji

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Molly Schuyler defends Taste of Hamburg-er title

Gideon Oji wins Buffalo Buffet Bowl

The top 3 from the Buffalo Buffet Bowl, posted 5 hours after the contest start:
1 Gideon Oji 4:41 to eat 5 pounds of Buffalo food items
2 Miki Sudo 5:32, first contest since giving birth
3 Joey Chestnut 5:55

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Barstool Sports produced a "mockumentary" about a milk chugging contest held at Kennesaw State in suburban Atlanta.

2021 Colorado State Fair Slopper contest

Official results. The fair did not bother to livestream the MLE contest.

1st 34 Geoffrey Esper wins for 3rd year in a row
2nd 22.5 Darron Breeden
3rd 20 Steve “The Rabbit” Hammond
4th 19 Ricardo Corbucci MLE debut
4th 19 Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan
6th 16.75 Brett “The Branimal” Healey
7th 14 Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco
8th 10 Mark “toothless” Sutherburg
9th 8.5 Doug “Cerebrus” Ecks
10th 7.5 Mike Coco from Gray’s Coors Tavern
10th 7.5 Jocelyn Walker

The Colorado Sate Fair facebook has a video of the contest. They are currently having an undercard for local media and celebrities.

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Ricardo Corbucci is expected to make his MLE debut tomorrow at the World Slopper Eating Championship at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo. Defending champion Geoff Esper, Darron Breeden, Michelle Lesco, Adrian Morgan, Steve Hammond, Brett Healy and Doug Ecks are also expected to compete.
The Great Pumpkin Farm will hold a pumpkin pie eating contest on September 18 in Clarence, NY awarding $1000/$500/$250/$50.
A fundraiser has been set up for Pat "from Moonachie" Philbin after a recent amputation that was forced by numerous leg issues. The gofundme is currently $65 away from its $15000 goal.
Kick N Chicken in Farmingdale, NY will award $1000 if its Carolina Reaper Kick 'n' Tender challenge is completed.
Geoff Esper and Darron Breeden are expected to compete in the World Slopper-Eating Championship at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo on September 4. The competition will be open to spectators unlike last year's event.
The NC Hot Sauce Contest will hold a pepper eating contest in Oxford, NC on September 11 awarding $1,000 to the winner.

Joey Chestnut in Twitter Trending Topics

Joey Chestnut is currently the #3 Twitter Trending Topic for the United States. The social media activity was spurred by a recent study claiming that eating one hot dog will reduce a diner’s lifespan by 35 minutes.

According to the eatfeats database, Joey Chestnut has eaten 1364.5 Nathan’s Famous hot dogs in 22 public events (17 finals, 3 qualifiers and 2 exhibitions). If the study is accurate, this would truncate Joey Chestnut’s lifespan by 47,757.5 minutes, or slightly more than 33 days. A list of all of Joey Chestnut’s Nathan’s Famous hot dog results follows.

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The New York Times has a long article about Nathan's Famous original Coney Island location.
Noble Pie Summit in Reno will hold an "Eats of Strength" pizza and wing eating contest Wednesday awarding over $2000 in prizes.
Dave Brunelli ate 216 clams to win his third consecutive contest at Peter's Clam Bar in Island Park, NY.
Copper Athletic Club will hold a Coney dog eating contest in Marshall, MI on August 28 awarding $300 to the winner, $150 to the runner up.
Alex Kaminski ate 14 sausages to win today's eating contest at Brat Days in Sheboygan, WI.
The professional division of the burger eating contest will award $1000/$750/$500/$250/$125 at the Taste of Hamburger festival on Sept 4 in Hamburg, PA. There will also be an amateur contest.
Bartley Weaver, IV ate 21 hot dogs in 10 minutes at a charity event in Cave City, KY to raise money to purchase food for schoolchildren.
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