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The Pittsburgh Post Gazette has a interview with Brad "The Lunatic" Sciullo, who has started his own competitive eating organization promoting Pittsburgh area contests.
Several videos of outtakes from the Hungry competitive eating documentary are available on youtube including clips of Pat Bertoletti, Brad Sciullo and Dave "US Male" Goldstein.
Vimeo has four clips from the documentary "Hungry" including segments featuring Takeru Kobayashi, Brad Sciullo and Dave "US Male" Goldstein. Tickets remain available for the films debut tomorrow at DOC NYC. has an interview with Barry Rothbart (starts at 37 minute mark), co-director of the documentary Hungry. Clips of Brad Sciullo from the film are shown during the segment.
A new trailer for the "Hungry" competitive eating documentary focusing on Takeru Kobayashi and Brad Sciullo is available on youtube. The caption lists a release date this fall.
Brad Sciullo won an eating contest held on July 28 at Wintzell's Oyster House in Pittsburgh with a total of 260 oysters in 5 minutes. Katie "Mothballs" was the runner up with 170.

Kobayashi to compete in Crif Dog Classic in NYC July 4

(via Darren Rovell) has a press release announcing that Takeru Kobayashi will compete in a hot dog eating contest at Roberta’s in Brooklyn on July 4. Other listed competitors are Stephanie Torres, Tom Gilbert, Johnnie Excel, Dave “US Male” Goldstein and Brad Sciullo. No prizes or qualifiers are listed; two entrants will be selected using The competition will be streamed on

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Point Park News Service has an article about western Pennsylvania competitive eating featuring Brad Sciullo and "Big" Brian Subich which lists 2013 as the expected release date of the "Hungry" documentary co-starring Sciullo.
Brad Sciullo ate 47 pierogies in 3 minutes to win contest at the Men's Culinary Classic at the Washington County (PA) Fairgrounds on March 10. Brian Subich was the MC. reports that Brian Subich will MC a pierogi eating contest at the Men's Culinary Classic in Meadowlands, PA on March 10. Bob Kuhns and Brad Sciullo are expected to compete.
Furious Pete has posted pictures of him and Brad Sciullo at the Gringo Bandito Taco Challenge: Picture 1 | Picture 2
Brad Sciullo has been listed as an expected entrant in the Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce taco eating contest in Huntington Beach, CA on August 3.

Brad Sciullo finishes 20 pound burger at Heat-Wizards game

BGR Burger joint is holding a 20 pound burger eating challenge at tonight’s Miami Heat-Washington Wizards game. The challenger might be Brad Sciullo.

update The burger was finished during the fourth quarter of the game and there was reportedly a lot of debris under the table.

update Dec 20 NBCWashington has a short article and the Wizards’ facebook page has some pictures: start | midway | near end.

Brad Sciullo on The Colbert Report last year about his completion of a 15+ pound burger at Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub Part 1 | Part 2.

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Brad Sciullo qualified for Wing Bowl 19 by successfully performing his stunt of eating 3 pounds of calamari in less than 2 minutes.

New Wing Bowl website at

A new official web site for the Wing Bowl has been set up at The calendar page announces that tickets will go on sale on December 14 and that Brad Sciullo will attempt to qualify by eating 3 pounds of calamari in 2 minutes on Monday. Dave “US Male” Goldstein and Brian Subich are scheduled to attempt their stunts on Tuesday. 5 Wing-Off qualifiers are scheduled for January 2011. Wing Bowl founder Al Morganti says the total purse will be over $100,000 and the grand prize will be $20,000 cash.

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Herald Standard reports that Brad Sciullo ate five pounds of spaghetti in 4:23 at the Italian Festival in Uniontown, PA, breaking a world record of 4:31. The official IFOCE pasta record is 6.67 pounds in 10 minutes by Cookie Jarvis even though Takeru Kobayashi ate 13 pounds in 14 minutes at the 2005 US Open of Competitive eating.
Pittsburgh Live has a report on the milk chugging contest at the Fayette County Fair where Brad Sciullo drank a gallon of milk in 52.35 seconds.

Brad Sciullo defeats Bob Kuhns in Sloppy Joe Showdown

Tim Cain has emailed the following results of the Sloppy Joe Showdown held at Downey’s House Saturday. The contest was 8 minutes with picnic style rules:

1st Brad Sciullo 29 sandwiches (7 1/4 lbs)
2nd Bob Kuhns 28 3/4 sandwiches ( 7 lbs.)
3rd Ryan DeCaro 16 sandwiches (4 lbs.)

The blog for Downey’s House has some pictures

update July 28 ObiWingKenobi has uploaded a video

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Herald Standard on Brad Sciullo’s training regimen

The Herald Standard has an article about “Rock the Tot” national champion Brad Sciullo, who will compete in a pizza eating contest reportedly awarding $5,000 at Tony Baloney’s in Atlantic City tomorrow. Brad credits his tater tot victory to his training for a previous pierogi contest and says he has been eating five pounds of pizza a day to prepare for tomorrow’s contest.

update The Pitttsburgh Channel has a video and article about Brad Sciullo.

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Bar Louie's website announces that Brad Sciullo was declared the national Rock the Tot champion after eating 5 pounds and 13 ounces of tater tots in 6 minutes.
Tim "Obi Wing Kenobi" Cain has uploaded a video of his second place finish in at a Rock the Tot contest at a Pittsburgh Bar Louie. Brad "The Lunatic" Sciullo won the contest with by eating 5 pounds and 13 ounces of tater tots, an amount greater than the national winner ate the previous two years.
A web site for the May 15 pizza contest at Tony Boloney's in Atlantic City has been set up at Jon Squibb and Brad Sciullo are listed as expected entrants.
The facebook for the Double Wide Grill reports that Brad "The Lunatic" won its eating contest last night by eating a 1.5 pounds of tofu and seitan wings in 40 seconds.

Brad Sciullo wins Men’s Culinary Classic pierogi contest

The Herald Standard reports that Brad Sciullo won the pierogi-eating contest at the Men’s Culinary Classic at the Washington County Fairgrounds by eating 58 pierogis in 3 minutes. Some more facts about Sciullo from the article:

  • He says he almost died and had a temperature of 104 after eating the 15+ pound Denny’s Belly Buster burger
  • He claims to have won the world milk drinking competition by drinking a gallon of milk in 22 seconds
  • His next contest will take place Thursday at the finals of the tofu wing eating contest at the Double Wide Grill.

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A Brief History of Brad Sciullo

Here is a quick recap of the highlights of Brad Sciullo’s competitive eating career for newcomers to this web site:

  • 2007 Competes in 6 IFOCE contests in 2007. Sciullo’s highest finish is runner-up in a Nathan’s qualfier.
  • February 2008 Competes in Wing Bowl 16 and is in second place halfway through the contest (ahead of Pat Bertoletti and behind Joey Chestnut), but is disqualified for “snotting a wing”.
  • March 2008 Announces retirement from competitive eating, no reason provided.
  • July 2008 Competes in a non-IFOCE meatball eating contest in suburban Chicago under the name Eric “The Herald” Durst and finishes in 8th place.
  • August 2008 Returns to IFOCE competition at the Buffalo Wing Festival. While in Buffalo, Sciullo records a video disparaging the victor of the meatball contest, Furious “Pete” Czerwinski, and AICE, the organization which sanctioned the competition.
  • September 2008 Wins the cannoli eating contest at the Festival of San Gennaro in New York City. Footage from the contest appears in an ESPN E:60 segment about the IFOCE in which Sciullo’s passion for competitive eating impresses reporter Jeremy Schaap.
  • October 2008 Becomes the first person to complete the 15-20 pound Belly Buster burger at Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub. Sciullo is not listed in the new IFOCE rankings for October 2008, which probably indicates he has been banned for doing an eating challenge which was not sanctioned by the IFOCE.
  • December 2008 Completes the 10-11 pound burger at Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub in 2 hours and 23 minutes, breaking the 2005 record of 2:54 jointly held by Kate Stelnick and Lori Weiss. Sciullo’s feat will appear in a Travel Channel program called Extreme Restaurants
  • April 2009 Finishes fourth in the Wing Madness contest in Pittsburgh.
  • October 2009 Sciullo’s completion of the Belly Buster Burger is the subject of 2 segments on The Colbert Report Part 1 | Part 2

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