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ESPN has a press release about its telecast of the 2022 Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest. The men's contest will be live on ESPNews while the women's contest will be streamed on ESPN3 while ESPNews shows Sportscenter. (The two main ESPN channels will be showing Wimbledon.) John Anderson will replace Mike Golic Jr. as Rich Shea's broadcast partner.
Seaside Signal has an article about Cameron McKirdy taking on Eric "Badlands" Booker and 6 other lemonade drinkers in the chugging undercard contest for the July 4 Coney Island hot dog eating championship. Booker's participation in the chugging contest probably implies that he will not be competing in the hot dog eating contest. This will be McKirdy's first MLE event since July 2010.

Possible 2022 Nathan’s finals field

The official field for the 2022 Nathan’s Famous hot dog eating contest has yet to be released. Last year, the entrant list was not announced until July 4. Here is how the roster could shape up:

Previous Champions bye: Joey Chestnut, Matt Stonie (might not compete)
Miki Sudo, Michelle Lesco

Qualfied: James Webb, Pablo Martinez, Derek Hendrickson, Pat Bertoletti, Ronnie Hartman, Derek Jacobs
Prudence DiBenedetto, Rene Rovtar, Catie Livermore

Probable Byes: Geoff Esper, Nick Wehry, Gideon Oji, Darron Breeden (will probably miss due to birth of son)
Sarah Rodriguez, Larell Marie Mele, Katie Prettyman, Sophia DeVita-Gutierrez

Possible Byes: Max Suzuki, Ricardo Corbucci, Steve Hammond, Adrian Morgan, Adam “Beard Meats Food” Moran, Bartley Weaver, George Chiger, Brett Healey, Juan Rodriguez
Holly Titus, Jocelyn Walker, Kelly Wong, Kathryn Tesch, Mary Bowers

When the contest was originally fannounced, the field sizes were given as 16 men and 12 women.

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Fish Tales in Ocean City, MD will hold a hot dog eating contest for amateurs on July 4 awarding $1000 to the winner.
Janns Marketplace in Thousand Oaks, CA will hold a pie eating contest on July 4 awarding $300 to the winner.

Bertoletti, Rene Rovtar win BBQ in DC Nathan’s qualifier

The top 3 men and women from today’s Nathan’s qualifier at Giant National Capital BBQ Battle in Washington, DC. The top 3 men and women advance to the finals.

1 Pat Bertoletti 40, 1st Nathan’s qualifier since April 21, 2012
2 Ronnie Hartman 29.5
3 Derek Jacobs 27

1 Rene Rovtar 6.5
2 Prudence DiBenedetto 5
3 Catie Livermore 2.8

Mac Stoddard has a video. Crazy Legs Conti and Buffalo Jim Reeves also competed. Mike Whities had to miss the contest for work. George Chiger and Jules Goldberg might have received byes.

Catie Livermore’s 2.8 hot dogs is a record low qualifying total, breaking a tie for 3 by:
Lauren Gallagher, Foxborough, MA 2011
Meghan Drake, Valdosta, GA 2017

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The MLE twitter has posted the field for Saturday's Nathan's Famous hot dog eating qualifier at the Giant National Capital BBQ Battle in Washington, DC. Pat Bertolett will return to Nathan's after an almost 10 year absence. Other listed entrants include Ronnie Hartman, Derek Jacobs, Jim Reeves, Darrien Thomas, Crazy Legs Conti, Prudence Di Benedetto and Rene Rovtar.
Hurricane, WV will hold a hot dog eating contest on July 4 awarding $500/$250/$100 to the top 3 finishers.
The following people have announced on twitter that they will compete in Saturday's Nathan's qualifier at the Giant National Capital BBQ Battle in Washington, DC: George Chiger, Crazy Legs Conti, Prudence DiBenedetto, Jules Goldberg, Ronnie Hartman, Mike Whities.
So Cool Italian Icee in Sumter, SC will hold an Italian ice eating contest on July 3 awarding $500 to the winner. Nathan’s preview has a preview of the Nathan’s finals for bettors. The following odds for the men’s field are given:

oey Chestnut (-2500) (bet $2500 to win $100)
Geoffrey Esper (+700) (bet $100 to win $700)
Nick Wehry (+1000)
Darron Breeden (+1200)
Gideon Oji (+2000)

Matt Stonie is not listed.

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James Webb wins Alameda County Fair Nathan’s qualifier

update Derek Hendrickson, Safeway and Misty Family Vlogs have videos. KCBS has a radio segment

The top 6 men from today’s Nathan’s qualifier at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton, CA (top 3 qualify for finals)
1 James Webb 41.5
2 Derek Hendrickson 28.75
3 Pablo Martinez 28.5
4 Erik Denmark 25
5T Gabriel Lucas 7
5T BJ Thompson 7

Austalia’s James Webb broke the UK Commonwealth Nathan’s record previously held by Adam “Beard Meats Food” Moran (32)

There were not female entrants according to Pablo Martinez

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2022 Mattituck strawberry shortcake contest

Official results

1 Geoff Esper 18.25 pounds in 8 minutes, undefeated in 2022
2 Nick Wehry 16
3 Ronnie Hartman 14
4 Max Stanford 10.5
5 George Chiger 10
6 Eric “Badlands” Booker 9
7 Crazy Legs Conti 7.5
8 Jules Goldberg 4
9 Prudence DiBenedetto 3
10 Jacklyn Thrapp 1

The Festival facebook page is running a live video

Geoff Esper is going for undefeated an first half of 2022 with 7 victories in 7 events.

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QDog Cafe in Erath, LA will hold a hot dog eating contest on July 4 awarding $250 to the winner.
The women's Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest has yet to be listed on the ESPN July 4 schedule. The MLE page about the contest says it will be on ESPNews, but that channel is showing Sportscenter all morning.
Armature Works in Tampa will hold a hot dog eating contest on July 4 awarding a $500 gift card to the winner.
The Smoking Gun in San Diego will hold a hot dog eating contest on July 4 awarding $1000 to the winner.
Brookville, IN will hold a hot wing eating contest on June 24 awarding $200 to the winner.
Official results for today's Outlaw Eggs Rolls World Championship in Lubbock, TX 1 Geoff Esper 32.25 egg rolls in 8 minutes, undefeated in 2022 2 Miki Sudo 28.75 3 Nick Wehry 25 4 Derek Hendrickson 20 5 Michelle Lesco 14.75 6 Greg Wilson 13 7 Albert Bravo 9 8 Sophia DeVita 8.666 9 Frankie Galicia 7.5 10 Jocelyn Walker 6.5
Sadie Loveland ate 15 hot dogs in about 5 minutes Thursday to win the Wienerschnitzel hot dog eating contest at the Orem Utah Summerfest for the fourth time in a row.
Bullseye Burgers Subs and More in Yakima, WA will hold a hot dog eating contest on July 4 awarding $1000 to the winner.
A press release says that Geoff Esper and Nick Wehry are expected to compete in the 2022 Nathan's hot dog eating contest, so presumably they will receive byes without needing to qualify.
Z Burger's eating contest in Washington, DC will award $5750 on July 1. The prize breakdown is $2000/$1250/$1000/$750/$500/$250.
The July 4 schedule for the ESPN family of networks is now out. ESPN News at noon has a showing of "Great American Events", which is what the Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest has been listed as previously. ESPN and ESPN2 will be televising Wimbledon tennis at that time. ESPN will show a rerun at 4pm.

Miki Sudo wins Salvation Army donuts

Official results of taday’s Salvation Army donut eating contest on the USS Midway in San Diego | Facebook Live video

1 Miki Sudo 39.5 donuts in 8 minutes
2 Derek Hendrickson 37
3 Michelle Lesco 26
4 Ryan “Max Carnage” Rodacker 22.5
5 Sergio Reyes Raya 15
6 Doug Ecks 12.5
7 Alex “Moose” Perez 8

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