Male competitive eaters category

ChipShotz.com has an article about the Cuban sandwich eating contest held Saturday in Tampa as part of cigar manufacturer J. C. Newman's Founder's Day celebration. Nick Wehry ate 22 sandwiches in 8 minutes to win the contest. Miki Sudo was runner up with 18.5.
James Webb ate 50 tacos and drank a 56 ounce margarita to win a taco eating contest held at Rio 150 in Lake Norman Sunday.
News and Star has an article about Bob "Notorious B.O.B." Shoudt and Brandon "Da Garbage Disposal" Clark setting for the pizza challenge at Hare on the Green in Brampton on a recent food challenge tour of the UK. Their time of 4:08 was less than half of the previous record of 10:15.

2024 Ultimate Bologna Showdown

Full results are on the MLE contest page updated May 19

1st 14 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
2nd 11.5 James Webb
3rd 10.75 Geoffrey Esper
4th 8.25 Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti
5th 5.625 George Chiger
6th 5.5 Tanner Gray
7th 3.75 Derek Hendrickson
8th 3.625 Peter Ritter
9th 3.25 Michael “Mailman” Doolin
10th 2.5 Matthew Raible
11th 2 Cherish “Five Pounds” Brown
11th 2 Glenn Jacobs Knoxville mayor / WWE’s “Kane”
13th 1 Rene Rovtar

The WATE article about the contest incorrectly claims that Gideon Oji competed. This makes 4 recent contests for which Oji was announced as an entrant (wings, fudge, sweet corn, bologna) but did not show up.

WVLT is livestreaming today’s Ultimate Bologna Showdown in Knoxville, TN.

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James Webb will compete in a taco eating contest at Rio 150 in Lake Norman, NC on May 19.

Times Square Nathan’s qualifier

Official results:

1st 35 Gideon Oji
2nd 32.5 George Chiger
3rd 26.5 Yunho Choi from South Korea
4th 15 Anthony Kamenski
5th 12.5 Crazy Legs Conti
6th 11 Jeffrey Bonacorda
7th 7.75 Jason Ruppert
8th 5.5 Steven Peterson
1st 16 Larell Marie “The Real Deal” Mele qualifies for 14th finals (all womens contests)
2nd 9 Olivia Murphy overall competitive eating debut
3rd 6 Julie Goldberg
4th 4 Prudence DiBenedetto

The Field: Steven Peterson, Olivia Murphy, Jeffrey Bonacorda, Anthony Kaminsky, Jay Ruppert, Julie Goldberg, A Korean (didn’t get the name), Prudence DiBenedetto, Larell Marie Mele, George Chiger, Crazy Legs Conti, Gideon Oji

KumaMonster has started a live stream of today’s Nathan’s qualifier at Times Square in Manhattan. The introductions are expected to start at noon Eastern.

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Fox 13 has an article about the Cuban sandwich eating contest that Miki Sudo and Nick Wehry will be competing in tomorrow in Ybor City, FL to celebrate Founder's Day for the cigar manufacturer J.C. Newman.
Nevada Public Radio has an article about Derek Hendrickson and Raina Huang completing The Feast burger challenge at Area 15 in Las Vegas.
Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt says he thinks that Joey Chestnut would defeat him in a competition consisting of eating a hot dog and then sprinting 100 meters.

West Michigan Whitecaps Nathan’s qualifier

Full results of the Nathan’s qualifier at tonight’s West Michigan Whitecaps game. Darrien Thomas Instagram video update WCSG has an article

1st 22 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas
2nd 20 Tanner Gray
3rd 14.5 Nathan Klein
4th 7.75 Paul Van Dussen
1st 8.5 Cherish “Five Pounds” Brown
2nd 7 Rubianne Garcia

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James Webb will do a Puerto Rican food challenge at The Mason Jar Lager Company in Fuquay Varina, NC on May 11.
Joey Chestnut did a White Castle eating contest at a 50th birthday party in Indianapolis and ate 42 sliders in 3 minutes.
The Manchester Evening News has an article about Adam "Beard Meats Food" Moran attempting the pie challenge at The Black Friar in Salford, England.

2024 Manor Palooza World Sausage Eating Championship

The top 8 from James Webb’s live video (10 minutes)
1) James Webb 51 sausages, new record
2) Geoff Esper 38
3) Nick Wehry 31
4T) Greg Wilson 20.5
4T) Christopher “Old Guy Eats” Dale 20.5
6 Tanner Gray, MLE debut
7T Yasir Salem 15
7T Alberto Bravo 15

Old Guy Eats has started a live video

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In a tiktok video posted this morning, Mo "MohMotion" Mbengue announced that he had been released from jail after being arrested in Galveston County on March 2 for narcotics possession.
The Brooklyn Cylones have produced a bobble-head doll of Joey Chestnut sitting on a hot dog throne that will be given to the first 1,500 fans that attend their July 3 game. In honor of the occasion, the team will be renamed the Coney Island Franks for one day.

Kobayashi announces retirement in Netflix documentary


Takeru Kobayashi is one of four subjects in the new Netflix documentary, “Hack Your Health: The Secrets of Your Gut”. His segment focuses on his inability to feel hunger after a 20 year competitive eating career. He decides to retire from eating contests to improve his gastrointestinal health: (youtube trailer) (transcript)

After analyzing Kobayashi’s poop and also performing other tests, including scanning his brain’s responses to images of different foods, doctors informed him that his microbiome was actually in good shape, but his brain scans were abnormal. This revelation means that getting to the bottom of Kobayashi’s lack of hunger will be more complex, and in order to focus on restoring his health, he’s decided to quit competitive eating. He has “mixed feelings” about it, but after years of ignoring his body’s signals, he’s eager to see if he can repair his gut-brain connection.

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Geoff Esper wins TV Tokyo’s “King of Gluttony”

Results from the final round of today’s “King of Gluttony” program televised on TV Tokyo: (Full program video)
1) Geoff Esper 26 bowls
2) Molly Schuyler 24
3) Kawaxile 23
4) Angela Sato 19

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Ricardo Corbucci has uploaded a video of a recent training session for Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest he did with Nick Wehry.
Joe Capozzi has an interview with Miki Sudo and Nick Wehry about competing in the National Sweet Corn Eating Championship in West Palm Beach on Sunday.
Yahoo has an article about Bob "Notorious B.O.B" Shoudt and Brandon "Da Garbage Disposal" attempting the 42 item food challenge at the Cafe at the End of the Universe in Warrington, England.
WATE has a news video about Knoxville mayor Glenn Jacobs (WWE Hall of Famer "Kane") competing in the Ultimate Bologna Showdown in Knoxville on May 18. Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, James Webb and Gideon Oji are also expected to compete. (youtube video).
WECT has an article about Adam "Beard Meats Food" Moran attempting the "Megga Gregga" 8 pound lobster roll at Shuckin Shack in Wilmington, NC.
Knoxville Mayor Glenn Jacobs, who competed in WWE as "Kane", will be the only amateur entrant in the Ultimate Bologna Showdown in Knoxville, TN on May 18. Joey Chestnut and Geoff Esper are also expected to compete.
Bryan Times has an article about Randy Santel, Radim Dvoracek, Nathan Klein and "Magic" Mitch Dombrowski attempting the "El Jefe" sandwich challenge at LaBo's Gourmet Grilled Cheese in Bryan, OH.
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