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2021 Nathan’s Famous Field

The following people have announced they will compete in the 2021 Nathan’s Famous hot dog eating contest
Men: Nick Wehry, George Chiger, Adrian Morgan, Ronnie Hartman, Juan Rodriguez
Women: Michelle Lesco, Katie Prettyman, Jules Goldberg

The MLE contest page says that 18 men and 10 women will compete. Beard Meats Food says there will be no international competitors.

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Nick wehry announces that he, Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, George Chiger and Brett Healey are expected to compete in the pepperoni roll eating contest at the Three Rivers Festival in Fairmont, WV on May 29.
Joey Chestnut is expected to compete in the pepperoni roll eating contest at the Three Rivers Festival in Fairmont, WV on May 29.
Nick Wehry has posted the field for Sunday's contest at the Sweet Corn Fiesta in West Palm Beach, FL: defending champion Gideon Ojj, Darron Breeden, George Chiger, Crazy Legs Conti, Alex Perez and others.

Draft Kings Red Carpet Film Feast Odds

The current odds for Sunday’s Draft Kings Red Carpet Film Feast popcorn eating contest have been posted:
Joey Chestnut -400 (bet $400 to win $100)
Matt Stonie +300 (bet $100 to win $300)
Geoff Esper +400 (bet $100 to win $400)

The undercard fields appear to be
50 egg eating contest: Matt Hazzard, Michelle Lesco, Nick Wehry
Chugoff: Badlands Booker, Derek Hendrickson


The MLE website has been updated with the Draft Kings Red Carpet Film Feast. Joey Chestnut, Matt Stonie and Geoff Esper are expected to compete in a popcorn eating contest in Las Vegas on April 25. Badlands Booker will open the event with a chug, then a 50 hard boiled egg undercard will follow. The contest will take place the the same day as the Sweet Corn Fiesta eating contest in West Palm Beach.
The Draftkings Big Game Snackdown undercard will feature George Chiger vs. Matt Hazzard in a spray cheese chugging contest. Badlands Booker was originally expected to compete, but withdrew.
The current field for the Draft Kings Big Game Snack Down in Tampa on February 7 is Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Darron Breeden, Nick Wehry, Gideon Oji and Michelle Lesco after Miki Sudo will miss the competition due to her pregnancy. It is interesting that Matt Stonie is not expected to compete after his victory in the previous Draft Kings event, a Halloween candy eating contest.
The third event in a Draft Kings Major League Eating Contest trilogy, the Big Game Snackdown, will take place on February 7. The event that was to have been the second Draft Kings competition, a Thanksgiving turkey eating contest, fizzled into oblivion. Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Matt Stonie, Darron Breeden, Miki Sudo and Nick Wehry are the announced entrants and will face off in a steeplechase contest in which the foods will be eight-layer dip, pepperoni pizza, boneless wings, chili, a sub sandwich, cheese balls, pigs in a blanket and jalepeño poppers. The competition will be broadcast on DraftKings' Youtube channel and Twitch stream.

Draft Kings Halloween candy details

Draft Kings has a page about its Halloween candy eating contest that will be held at the Bellagio in Las Vegas on Saturday. The event will be streamed on Draft Kings’ youtube and twich channels starting at 7:30 Eastern. The contest will have a first-to-finish or “steeplechase” format with a time maximum of 6 minutes. Entrants will eat in sequence a pound of the following 6 types of candies: candy corn, Kit Kats, M & Ms, Milky Ways, Snickers and Mini Reese’s.

Current odds for the 6 entrants:
Joey Chestnut -110 (bet $110 to win $100)
Geoff Esper +160 (bet $100 to win $160)
Darron Breeden +600
Nick Wehry +700
Matt Stonie +1400
Miki Sudo +1500

Draft Kings is offering a free $10000 prize pool awarding $500 to the winner. Prizes will be awarded based on predicting the following:
1st, 2nd, 3rd and last places
1st to finish candy corn
Will Joey Chestnut finish all 6 pounds of candy
# of entrants to finish all candy
total pounds of candy eaten for all entrants

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Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo and Gideon Oji are expected to compete in the Western Days Festival World Tamale Eating Championship in Lewisville, TX on September 26. update Miki Sudo says that Nick Wehry, Katie Prettyman, Alex Perez and Jocelyn Walker will also compete.
The qualifiers for the British Eating League chicken nugget eating contest have concluded. The field for the finals at The George Pub in Stockton-on-Tees awarding £1000 on October 3 will consist of Kyle Gibson, Max Stanford, John "The Beast" Dawesy, Lewis Tordoff, Arron Badger and Patrick Finn.
The field for the World Slopper Eating Championship at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo Saturday will include Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Gideon Oji, Nick Wehry, Bryan Beard, Alex Perez and defending champion Darron Breeden.
The fields for the 2020 Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest have finally been announced. The big shock is that Geoff Esper is not competing with the men's field consisting of Joey Chestnut, Darron Breeden, Nick Wehry, George Chiger and Badlands Booker. This is the second consecutive surprise omission for Esper after he was left out of the Quarantine Challenge field. The women's field is as expected: Miki Sudo, Larell Marie Mele, Katie Prettyman, Julie Goldberg and Rene Rovtar.
Z-Burger announces that Molly Schuyler will defend her burger eating title on July 3 in Washington, DC. The contest is not open to public spectators. update The field will also include Dan Kennedy, Dave Brunelli, Joe Menchetti, Andrew Puhl and Mike Longo.
Joey Chestnut has announced his opponents for the men's division of the 2020 Nathan's finals: Geoff Esper, Matt Stonie, Darron Breeden, Gideon Oji and Badlands Booker. This will be the 21st Nathan's finals for Booker, the 16th straight for Chestnut.

BetOnline Quarantine Challenge

Major League Eating announced today the BetOnline Quarantine Challenge today, a 4 round, 8 person tournament that can be viewed on youtube. The purse is $11,500 with $5,000 awarded to the winner. The schedule:

Apr 17 Qualifying Round, Bologna
Apr 19 Quarterfinals, Milk and Cookies
Apr 21 Semifinals, Baked Beans
Apr 22 Finals, Ramen

Joey Chestnut, Matt Stonie, Darron Breeden, Badlands Booker, Miki Sudo, Michelle Lesco, Gideon Oji and Nick Wehry are expected to compete.

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Round Table Pizza announced that Kevin Ross, Jon Rivera, Jon Davis, Raina Huang and edwardc3523 (probably Edward Chin) are the Reign of Fire finalists and will compete for a $5000 prize on March 28. It appears that Raina Huang received the wild card spot.
Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Adrian Morgan and Gideon Oji are expected to compete in the Blue Runner Foods World Red Beans and Rice Eating Championship at the Louisiana Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans February 8.
Joey Chestnut and Geoff Esper are expected to compete at the Blue Runner Foods World Red Beans and Rice Eating Championship to be held at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans on February 8.
Molly Schuyler and Dan Kennedy are listed as expected entrants in a burger eating contest at Uncle Jack's Meat House in Astoria, NY on November 23 awarding $3000 to the winner. 8 contest spots remain open.
Japanese competetitive eater Sachiyo Masubuchi, Nate Figueroa, Michael Jenkins and others are expected to compete in the Bad As's Sandwich eating contest in Orlando November 3. Free beer will be provided to spectators.
A press release gives the expected entrants for the moke’s Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship (WPEC) in Toronto October 19: Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Matt Stonie, Darron Breeden, Miki Sudo, Nick Wehry, Michelle Lesco, George Chiger, Adam "Beard Meats Food" Moran, Ronnie Hartman, Eric "Badlands" Booker and Darrien Thomas. The final paragraph says that in 2020, the WPEC will be replaced with the "SMOKE-A-PALOOZA! The Rock N’ Roll Psycho Circus", so this might be the final MLE Smoke's Poutinerie competition.
Geoff Esper, Darron Breeden, Adrian Morgan, George Chiger, Brett Healey, Darrien Thomas, Katie Prettyman, Nate Biller and Steve "The Rabbit" Hammond are expected to compete in the tamale eating contest at Western Days in Lewisville, TX Saturday. Joey Chestnut said he might be able to compete.
Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo, Juan Rodriguez, Sergio Reyes Raya and Mary Bowers are expected to compete in the Pacific Park World Taco-Eating Championship in Santa Monica, CA October 4.
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