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2020 Jul 45th2010 min Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest - men Brooklyn, NY
2019 Nov 210th910 min True Texas BBQ Challenge Austin, TX
2019 Sep 110th112 12 minU.S. National Buffalo Wing Eating Championship Buffalo, NY

Eric "Badlands" Booker is the guest on the latest DiehardKnicks podcast.
Badlands Chugs will present The Ultimate Chugging Showdown at Wynn Las Vegas on May 19. Joey Chestnut, Matt Stonie and Badlands Booker will compete.
"Battle of the Buffets" a 2003 event recorded in Las Vegas televised on the Travel Channel has been uploaded to youtube. Competitors include Eric "Badlands" Booker, Rich and Carlene LeFevre and Ed "Cookie" Jarvis. has a youtube video titled "How the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Became an ESPN Icon". The video contains a demonstration contest won by Badlands Booker in which George Shea catches Crazy Legs Conti cheating. ( blog entry)
Eric "Badlands" Booker announced that his Badlands Chugs youtube channel surpassed a million subscribers.
Eric "Badlands" Booker discusses on the Viral Family youtube challenge how he almost choked during an eating contest and provides advice on handling food lodged in your throat along with tips on wing eating techniques. has an article about Rene Rovtar rapping to announce a snow day for Montville Township Public Schools, where she is superintendent. The song was inspired by Eric "Badlands" Booker.
News 12 Long Island produced a video about Eric "Badlands" Booker.
Eric "Badlands" Booker attempted the burger challenge at Clinton Hall in Manhattan in a video for ABC Localish.
Doug Sakmann posted a clip from an upcoming Troma film of Badlands Booker, Wayne Algenio, Crazy Legs Conti, Tim "Gravy" Brown and adult actress Nadia White competing in an eating contest.

2018 Miami Marlins Nathan’s qualifier

Full official results

1st 21.5 Eric “Badlands” Booker qualifies for 20th time
2nd 13.5 Victor Aldrich
3rd 9.5 Ryan Hadley
4th 7 Jason Ruppert
5th 6 Richard Rusak
1st 7.5 Tracie Dickerson won in OT
2nd 7.5 Rene Rovtar lost in OT, 1st contest since being named FBTS 2017 Rookie of the Year
3rd 4 Brittany Broder

The winners have been posted from today’s Nathan’s qualifier at Marlins Park in Miami

1) Eric “Badlands” Booker 21.5

1W) Tracie Dickerson 7.5 (won in OT)

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An official MLE podcast, Men in Boaters, has been started with Rich Shea and Crazy Legs Conti as co-hosts. They call Sam Barclay, the emcee of tomorrow's Nathan's qualifier in Miami, who says that Rene Rovtar will have a female competitor from Winter Park, FL. Eric "Badland" Booker and George Shea also did podcasts earlier this week about the qualifier for
Eric "Badlands" Booker announces that he will compete in the Nathan's qualifier at the Marlins ballpark on Saturday. Unlike last year's qualifier in Miami, the competition will be held outside the stadium before the game, so there might be the possibility for walk-on entrants which could avoid an all-male field like the 2017 qualifier had.
MLE produced a video where Carmen Cincotti, Eric "Badlands" Booker and Yasir Salem attempted to eat a Thanksgiving meal consisting of a 14 lb turkey, 115.5 oz of cranberry sauce, and 5 pumpkin pies. Yasir Salem also faced off against three BuzzFeed staffers in a Thanksgiving meal eating contest.

600 Festival Nathan’s qualifier

update June 3 MLE videos: results announcement | Rene Rovtar interview

update First X Last and Byron Posadas have videos

Official results Part 1 | Part 2

Results announced on NBCCharlotte Facebook Live video

1) Eric “Badlands” Booker 24
2T) Damien Boykin 20
2T) Ronnie Hartman 20
4T) Ryan Siciliano 18
4T) Eric Vernsten 18
? Paul Barlow (1st MLE contest in two years)

1W) Rene Rovtar 7 (sole female)

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Eric "Badlands" Booker appeared on Fox 46 Charlotte to promote tomorrow's Nathan's qualifier at the 600 Festival, so presumably he is the favorite for that competition. Ronnie Hartman will also compete.
The Biography Channel will rerun the episode of Wife Swap starring Badlands Booker tonight at 10pm Eastern.
Eric "Badlands" Booker and Carmen Cincotti appeared on a Facebook Live video for in honor of National Sandwich Day tomorrow.
Eric "Badlands" Booker offering his 4 secrets of competitive eating on Friday's episode of Men in Blazers, NBC Sports soccer talk show can be viewed on twitter.
Eric "Badlands" Booker will appear on this afternoon's episode of NBC Sports' soccer talk show at 5:30 pm after the Chelsea Liverpool game.
Eric "Badlands" Booker will be a guest on Right NOW! with Carolyn Castiglia, a live talk show held at Union Hall in Brooklyn on August 18.
Eric "Badlands" Booker will throw the first pitch at tonight's Coney Island Cyclones game. The minor league ballclub will be renamed the "Coney Island Franks" for one night only in honor of the 100th anniversary of Nathan's Famous.

2016 Nathan’s Pocono qualifier

update Pocono Record has a contest report

Full Results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
1) Badlands Booker 23.75
2) Kevin Ambs 23.33
3) George Chiger 19.5
4) Jim Reeves 18
5T) Michael Deitz 13
5T) Ryan Siciliano 13
7) Bill Myers 12.75
8) Tom Serpico 6

1W) Larell Marie Mele 12
2w) Tess Siciliano 8

update It appears Eric “Badlands” Booker narrowly won the men’s contest

Larell Marie Mele won the women’s contest, which puts Carlene LeFevre back in the wild card lead.

Larell Marie Mele, Jim Reeves and Bill Myers are expected to do 2 qualifiers in less than 24 hours. “Badlands” Booker is another listed entrant. A victory by Larell Marie would restore the women’s wild card lead to Carlene LeFevre.

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Joey Chestnut wins Knoxville Hooters qualifier, Gideon Oji 2nd

Results Part 1 | Part 2

1) Joey Chestnut 176 wings
2) Gideon Oji 155
3) Juliet Lee 145
4) Juan Rodriguez 112
5) Damien Boykin 103
6) Matt Raible 96
7) Eric “Badlands” Booker 94
8) Ronnie Hartman 90
9) “Wild” Bill Myers 70

Eric “Badlands” Booker appeared on WATE 6 this morning.

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The Huffington Post has a profile of Eric "Badlands" Booker claiming he has competed in every Nathan's final since 1997. (He missed 2007 and 2011).
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