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Miki Sudo, Michelle Lesco, Adam "Beard Meats Food" Moran, Derek Hendrickson, Katie Prettyman, Nate Biller, Ryan Rodacker, Jocelyn Walker and Kathryn Tesch are expected to compete in Saturday's World Tamale Eating Championship in Lewisville, TX.
The field for Saturday's Trenton Thunder World Famous Case’s Pork Roll Eating Championship will include: Geoff Esper, Nick Wehry, Pat Bertoletti, George Chiger, Eric "Badlands" Booker, Crazy Legs Conti, William Myers, Andy Krawczyk, Rene Rovtar, Prudence DiBenedetto, Radim Dvoracek, Sean Yeager and Jeff Bonacorda.
Geoff Esper, Miki Sudo, Nick Wehry, George Chiger, Derek Jacobs and Eric "Badlands" Booker are expected to compete in Sunday's bratwurst eating contest at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati in Cincinnati. Joey Chestnut, who has won the previous 10 contests, will apparently not defend his title. update Joey Chestnut says he will be having leg surgery on Thursday and will be out of competitive eating for a while.
Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Miki Sudo, Nick Wehry, Gideon Oji, George Chiger, Ronnie Hartman, Darrien Thomas, Bill Myers, Jim Reeves and Rene Rovtar are expected to compete in Saturday's Buffalo Buffet Bowl and Sunday's wing eating contest at the Buffalo Wing Fest. An amateur wing eating contest will be held on Saturday which has previously awarded its winner a spot in Sunday's wing eating contest.
The field for the World Banana Pudding Championship in Madison, AL on August 5 has been announced: Geoff Esper, Nick Wehry, Pat Bertoleti, George Chiger, Greg Wilson, Crazy Legs Conti, Matt Cohen, Andy Krawczyk and Steven Farlow.

Eater X, injured Joey Chestnut at weigh in

The Nathan’s weigh in was held today. Joey Chestnut was in crutches. He made a instagram post on December 29 about a leg injury requiring surgery. Tim “Eater X” Janus was present; it was not clear if he will be a competitor. His last eating contest was in October 2015.

update The official field is now out. There are no major surprises. Beard Meats Food will compete and Tim Janus will not make a comeback. Instead of doing a blog entry for each article about the competitors. I will have links to all the coverage of the confirmed entrants below

Geoff Esper
Nick Wehry
Gideo Oji
Pat Bertoletti
Ronnie Hartman
Brett Healey intends to retire from competitive eating after Nathan’s
Juan Rodriguez
Steve Hammond
Bartley Weaver, IV
James Webb
Adam “Beard Meats Food” Moran
George Chiger
Derek Hendrickson
Pablo Martinez
Derek Jacobs

Miki Sudo
Michelle Lesco
Katie Prettyman
Sarah Reinecke Rodriguez
Sophia DeVita
Larell Marie Mele
Jules Golberg
Holly Titus
Jocelyn Walker
Rene Rovtar
Prudence DiBenedetto
Catie Livermore

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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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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.
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.
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.
Ryan "Max Carnage" Rodacker has posted some of the competitors in Friday's Salvation Army donut eating contest on the USS Midway in San Diego which includes himself, Miki Sudo, Michelle Lesco, Derek Hendrickson, Sergio Reyes Raya and Alex Perez.
Geoff Esper, Miki Sudo, Nick Wehry, Michelle Lesco, Derek Hendrickson and Sophia DeVita are expected to compete in the Outlaw Egg Rolls’ World Egg Roll Eating Championship in Lubbock, TX on June 11.
NY1 reports that Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest will return to its traditional location outside the original Coney Island restaurant on July 4. 16 men and 12 women are expected to compete; the only named expected entrants in the article are Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo and Michelle Lesco.
Nick Wehry has posted more of the field for Saturday's Pepperoni Roll Eating Championship at the Three Rivers Festival in Fairmont, WV which includes Geoff Esper, Miki Sudo, Nick Wehry, Larell Marie Mele, Mike Whities and Rene Rovtar.
Joey Chestnut will not defend his title at the Three Rivers Festival Pepperoni Roll-Eating World Championship in Fairmont, WV May 28. Geoff Esper, Miki Sudo and Nick Wehry are expected to compete.
Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Miki Sudo, Derek Jacobs, Ronnie Hartman, Bartley Weaver, Matthew Raible, John Gebhard, Patrick Bertoletti, Katina “Katina Eats KIlos” DeJarnett and Tracy Goode are expected to compete in Jack’s Donuts World Donut Hole Eating Championship in New Castle, IN on May 27. This would be Bertoletti's first Major League Eating contest since February 2013.
Nick Wehry has posted some of the field for the sausage eating contest to be held at Manorpalooza in Manor, TX on Saturday which will include himself, Geoff Esper, Miki Sudo, Sophia Devita, Alex Perez. The MEEF fitness twins also say they will compete.
Nick Wehry has posted some of the field for the eating contest to be held at the Sweet Corn Fiesta in West Palm Beach, FL on April 24: Miki Sudo, Nick Wehry, Gideon Oji, Badlands Booker, Crazy Legs Conti and Rene Rovtar.
Nick Wehry has posted the field for the April 2 Wings for Wishes contest in Miami which includes Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Miki Sudo, George Chiger, Gideon Oji and Badlands Booker.
Nick Wehry has posted some of the field for Saturday's St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship in Indianapolis, which will include Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Miki Sudo, Darron Breeden, Nick Wehry and George Chiger.
Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, George Chiger, Adrian Morgan and others are expected to compete in Fay Boy's Pizza eating contest in Baton Rouge, LA on Saturday.
Joey Chestnut will defend his Fat Boy’s Pizza Eating Championship title in Baton Rouge, LA on November 13. The contest will take place on the Louisiana State University campus before the LSU vs. Arkansas game.
Geoff Esper, Miki Sudo, Nick Wehry, Katie Prettyman, Jocelyn Walker, Alex Perez and Greg Wilson are expected to compete in the Spamarama World SPAM Eating Championship in Austin on October 23.
The field for the Destination Outlets World Pumpkin Pie Eating Championship in Jefferson, OH on October 10 has already been determined and will include Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Darron Breeden, Miki Sudo, Nick Wehry and Gideon Oji.
Geoff Esper, Miki Sudo, Michelle Lesco, Gordon Hazzard, Steve Hammond and Jocelyn Walker are expected to compete in the Padrino Foods Annual World Tamale-Eating Championship in Lewisville, TX on Saturday.
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