Eating Contests category

Chalkboard Wings in Alexandria, VA is holding a wing eating contest awarding over $500 in cash and prizes. The contest is three rounds; the first round is January 29
Club Risque in Philadelphia will hold the 2023 Wing Pole amateur wing eating contest on February 10. The event has become a replacement for the Wing Bowl, which was canceled in 2018.
Barry Rigby ate a meat and potato pie in 34.5 seconds to regain his title at the World Pie Eating Championship held this morning at Harry's Bar in Wigan, England for his third victory in the competition. The event has probably been the best publicized British eating contest, but has not been held in the 2020s due to covid. (video)
Registration will open later today for the Wonderful Pistachios Get Crackin' Eating Championship to be held in Santa Monica on February 26. A press release lists Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Miki Sudo, Nick Wehry and Gideon Oji as expected entrants. This probably implies that Joey Chestnut has extended his MLE contract and dropped plans for a rematch with Takeru Kobayashi.

Geoff Esper wins Bagelmania contest

Official results from today’s bagel eating contest at Bagelmania in Las Vegas, 8 minutes

update Las Vegas Sun has a gallery Slomoproductions22 has an Instagram video

1st 17.75 Geoffrey Esper
2nd 14.75 Nick Wehry
3rd 12.75 Miki Sudo
4th 10 Gideon Oji
5th 9.25 Derek Hendrickson
6th 7.5 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas
7th 5.5 Naader “Freak8r” Reda
7th 5.5 Sergio Reyes-Raya
9th 5 Kevin Ross
10th 4.5 Ryan “Max Carnage” Rodacker
11th 3.5 Alex “Moose” Perez

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Scoops 'N Cups Cafe in Greenwood, SC will hold an ice cream eating contest on January 25 awarding $200 to the winner.
Token in Dublin will award €300 cash to the person who has the fastest time for eating 1kg of mozzarella bites in January.
Nick Wehry has posted some of the field for Sunday's Bagelmania eating contest in Las Vegas which will include himself, Geoff Esper, Miki Sudo, Gideon Oji, Derek Hendrickson, Juan Rodriguez and Naader Reda. l
Double Barrel Taphouse in Vancouver, WA will hold a wing eating contest on February 1 awarding $500 to the winner.
The Hudson Valley Wingfest will hold a wing eating contest in Poughkeepsie, NY on February 4 awarding $5,000. Qualifiers will be held at Hudson Valley restaurants.
The BagelFest Winter Games will hold a bagel eating contest in Brooklyn on January 15 awarding $500 to the winner.
Nick Wehry has announced that he, Miki Sudo, Geoff Esper and Joey Chestnut will compete in the Bagelmania eating contest in Las Vegas on January 15. If Chestnut competes, then he will have extended his MLE contract which was to have expired today.
The Fulton, TX Oysterfest will hold men's and women's oyster eating contests on March 4 and 5 awarding $200/$100/$50.
Code Sports ranked James Webb competing in Nathan's Famous hot dog finals as one of the top 5 Australian niche sports stories on 2022.
On December 16, Piada Italian Street Food in Easton, OH will hold a spaghetti eating contest inspired by the movie "Elf". The pasta toppings will be maple syrup, chocolate syrup, marshmallows, M&Ms, rainbow sprinkles and a Chocolate Fudge Pop-Tart.
The Laredo, TX Jalapeno Festival will hold the La Costeña Jalapeño Eating Contest on February 18. It appears the contest will award $3000/$1500/$750.

Geoff Esper wins St. Elmo’s Shrimp Cocktail eating contest

Official results. 8 minute contest, results in pounds.

1st 16.4 Geoffrey Esper 15th MLE victory of 2022
2nd 14.9 Miki Sudo
3rd 11 Nick Wehry
4th 10.6 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut ends contest winning streak, ends 2022 with 1 win (Nathan’s)
5th 6 Derek Jacobs
6th 4.5 Matthew Raible
7th 2.5 Holly Titus

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The field for Saturday's St. Elmo's Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship in Indianapolis has been announced and will include the top 5 ranked active MLE competitors: defending champion Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Miki Sudo, Nick Wehry and Gideon Oji. Derek Jacobs and Matt Raible are also expected to compete. has an article and video about the hot dog eating contest held at Cholo Dogs in Orlando on November 12 won by Michael Jenkins.
A press release announces that ESPN has extended its contract with MLE to show Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest on July 4 until 2029. During that time period, the live contest will probably be web streamed only since ESPN will be broadcasting Wimbledon in early July until 2035.
PhillyMag has an article about the retirement of Angelo Cataldi from WIP with a section about the Wing Bowl his morning radio show hosted:
Angelo isn’t exactly contrite about overseeing Wing Bowl: “You know what? I don’t feel that bad about it. I feel like we were a product of the times and we reflected what was acceptable. We pushed it a little, but we kind of knew where the line was. Or at least not to go too far over.”
Raina Huang won the first prize of $1000 at the taco eating contest at the Great Las Vegas Taco Festival on November 6
Michael Lopez ate 70 tacos to win the first prize of $200 in a taco eating contest held November 1 at La Calle in Houston.

Molly Schuyler wins Great Pumpkin Farm pie eating contest

Brandon “The Titanium Jaw” has posted a video from the pie eating contest held at the Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence, NY on October 16. (I assumed the contest was cancelled since I could find no information about it in the past 10 days. ) The top 3

1 Molly Schuyler 48 slices
2 Andrew Puhl 40 slices
3 Brandon “The Titanium Jaw” Macey 18

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The Great Las Vegas Taco Festival will hold a taco eating contest on November 6 awarding $1000 to the winner. A qualifier will take place at Pinches Tacos on November 1.
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