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2023 BBQ in DC Nathan’s qualifier

updateWUSA9 has a news video

Official results from today’s Nathan’s Famous qualifier at the Giant National Capital BBQ Battle in Washington, DC.

1st 35 Gideon Oji
2nd 23 Ronnie “MegaByte” Hartman gets wild card
3rd 21 Crazy Legs Conti gets wild card
4th 18 Josh “The Goat” Krady
5th 8.5 Trevor Kisler
6th 8 David Magat
1st 9.5 Julie Goldberg
2nd 4.5 Barbara LaBarge

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The top 6 of today's National Sweet Corn-Eating Championship at the South Florida Sweet Corn Fiesta in West Palm Beach, FL: 1 Gideon Oji 54 ears in 12 minutes, defends title 2T Darron Breeden 52 2T Nick Wehry 52 4 Miki Sudo 50 5 Darrien Thomas 45 6 James Webb 38

Gideon Oji wins Buffalo Buffet Bowl

The top 3 from the Buffalo Buffet Bowl, posted 5 hours after the contest start:
1 Gideon Oji 4:41 to eat 5 pounds of Buffalo food items
2 Miki Sudo 5:32, first contest since giving birth
3 Joey Chestnut 5:55

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Darron Breeden and Gideon Oji attempted the Grand Sicilian deep dish pizza challenge at Beau Jo's in Denver, CO.

Quarantine expansion puts Nathan’s field in doubt

New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he is expanding the list of states whose residents must self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving in his state, which will apparently prevent Matt Stonie (CA), Gideon Oji (GA) and Michelle Lesco (AZ) from competing in the 2020 Nathan’s Finals if they cannot get an exemption. Earlier today, Rich Shea appeared to confirm that Michelle Lesco will not be able to compete. Joey Chestnut is already in New York, so he is not affected by the directive.

update MLE has announced Nick Wehry will replace Matt Stonie.

update July 1 George Chiger will replace Gideon Oji.

update July 1 #2 A press release lists Miki Sudo, Katie Prettyman and Larell Marie Mele as female competitors. Katie Prettyman does not think that Sarah Reinecke and Sophia DeVita will compete due to schedule conflicts.

update July 2 reports Rene Rovtar will be the 4th female competitor.

update July 2 #2 Julie Goldberg will apparently complete the women’s field.

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BetOnline Quarantine Challenge Finals

Official Results – finals
1:50 Joey Chestnut (Penalized 1 Sec)
2:48 Gideon Oji (Penalized 5 Sec)

3rd place
2:36 Nick Wehry (Penalized 3 Sec)
2:40 Darron Breeden (Penalized 1 Sec)

The BetOnline Quarantine Challenge Finals between Gideon Oji and Joey Chestnut can be viewed at The food will be 10 cups of Nissin Cup Ramen. There will also be a third place matchup between Darron Breeden and Nick Wehry.

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Juliet Lee & Gideon Oji win DC Nathan’s qualifier

Rich Shea announced that Gideon Oji (25 hot dogs) and Juliet Lee (23) won today’s Nathan’s qualifier at the Giant National Capital BBQ Battle in Washington, DC. Juliet Lee extends her streak of years with a qualifier victory to 13.

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2019 Palm Beach Sweet Corn Fiesta

update May 2 has an article about Gideon Oji’s victory.
Jason Genova video

Palm Beach Post has a gallery (note the debris in picture #8)

Ruptly has a video

Official top 7 & other results

1st 57 Gideon Oji
2nd 43 Darron Breeden
3rd 35.5 Nick Wehry
4th 34.25 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas
5th 32 Juan “Hungry Saiyan” Neave
6th 29.25 Crazy Legs Conti
7th 23.5 Eric “Badlands” Booker
? 16 Tracie Dickerson
? 14 Jason Ruppert

Jay Ruppert reports that Gideon Oji won today’s contest at the Sweet Corn Fiesta in West Palm Beach.

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2018 Washington, DC Nathan’s qualifier

Official results

1st 21 Gideon Oji late to contest, started with 4:20 remaining
2nd 15 Gregory Price
3rd 13.5 William “Wild Bill” Myers
4th 11 Jack Caldwell
5th 7 Shawn Redwine
1st 7 Brittany Powell
2nd 4 Amanda Kulick

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2018 Canteen sandwich eating contest

Gideon Oji has posted a video predicting victory in the corn eating contest at the Sweet Corn Fiesta in West Palm Beach, FL on April 29 due to improving his techniques.
Gideon Oji is the guest on the latest episode of the Fink Beats the Stomach podcast and the main topic of discussion is the debut of his youtube channel with a video of him eating 50 eggs with their shells. (Interview starts around 25:00)
Gideon Oji has started a youtube channel with a video of him eating 50+ eggs including the shells.

2017 Snowbird bratwurst contest

update Aug 21Good4Utah has an article and video

Official Results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

1st 34.5 Gideon Oji
2nd 29.5 Miki Sudo
3rd 20 Rich “The Locust” LeFevre
4th 14 Russ Adair
5th 12 John “Step Daddy J” Jugovic
5th 12 J Wall
7th 12 Kevin “Irish car bomb” Favreau
7th 12 Cody Pilot
9th 8.5 Rusty Johnson
10th 2.5 Tom Love

Snowbird has a Facebook Live video of today’s contest

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Gideon Oji defends Kale Yeah title

update Aug 25 Darron Breeden has a video | King Carb has a commentary

update Aug 14
Spectrum News article | WGRZ article and video | WYRK article and video |

interview with Gideon Oji after victory

Official results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

1st 22.5 Gideon Oji defends title
2nd 20 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
3rd 19.25 Geoffrey Esper
4th 18.75 Carmen Cincotti
5th 15.5 Darron Breeden
6th 15 Yasir Salem
7th 10.75 “Buffalo” Jim Reeves
8th 9 Mike Landrich
9th 6 Daniella Gioia

Joey Chestnut, Carmen Cincotti, Gideon Oji, Geoff Esper, Darron Breeden, Yasir Salem, Jim Reeves, Daniella Gioia and Mike Landrich are expected to compete in today’s Kale eating contest at the Erie County Fair in Hamburg, NY.

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2017 Washington, DC Nathan’s qualifier

update June 29 WTOP has a longer report and video

WTOP has an article

Full results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

1st 37 Gideon Oji
2nd 22 Kevin “Qwazy” Ambs
3rd 20 George Chiger
4th 15 William “Wild Bill” Myers
5th 14 Peyton Laramore
6th 11 Michael Patschak
7th 7 Jon Anderson
7th 7 Aaron Brooks

1W) Juliet Lee 28
2W) Van Tran 5

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2017 Chicago Ribfest

Official results Part 1 | Part 2

1st 4.06 Gideon Oji
2nd 3.95 Miki Sudo
3rd 3.8 Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco
4th 3.675 Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan
5th 3.45 Juan “more bite” Rodriguez
6th 2.66 Sophia Devita
7th 2.34 Andrew “The Bear” Kogutkiewicz
8th 1.99 Matthew Raible

It appears Gideon Oji won the contest according to this picture

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Gideon Oji wins Grants, NM green chile

Results Part 1 | Part 2 (32 oz bowls, duration not given)

1st 5.25 Gideon Oji
2nd 4.75 Miki Sudo
3rd 4.25 Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco
4th 4 Josh Miller
5th 3.875 Rich “The Locust” LeFevre
6th 2.25 Kobi Bauer
7th 2 Stevie Bauer
8th 1 Jamie West

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Geoffery Esper wins 2016 Buffalo Buffet Bowl, Chestnut 3rd

Craig Reed has the top 3:
Official Results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

1) Geoffrey Esper 5:00 to finish 5 lbs of pizza, beef on weck sandwiches and crunch rolls
2) Gideon Oji 6:26
3) Joey Chestnut 7:15, 1st finish out of top 2 since June 2013 Chicago Ribfest
4) Sonya Thomas, 3.75 lbs at conclusion
5) Jim Reeves, 3.27 lbs
6) Yasir Salem, 3.23 lbs
7) Badlands Booker, 2.62 lbs
8) Daniela Gioia, 2.4 lbs
9) Wild Bill Myers, 2.15 lbs
10) Larell Marie Mele, 1.66 lbs
11) Mary Bowers, 1.28 lbs

Buffalo News has an interview with “Buffalo” Jim Reeves.

Mary Bowers has a picture of the roster for tomorrow’s wing contest: Joey Chestnut, Sonya Thomas, Geoffrey Esper, Eric “Badlands” Booker, Yasir Salem, “Buffalo” Jim Reeves, Daniella Gioia, Gideon Oji, Bill Myers, Larell Marie Mele, Michael Dietz & Mary Bowers.

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Gideon Oji wins Buffalo Kale contest

update Jul 12 The Independent Health Foundation has a video

update Jul 11 The Guardian has an article

update WGRZ has an article and video
WBBZ has a video

Official Results Part 1 | Part 2
1 Gideon Oji 25.5 16 ounce bowls
2 Carmen Cincotti 20.75
3 Marcos Owens 18.5
4 Eric “Badlands” Booker 17.5
5 Crazy Legs Conti 15.5
6T Daniella Gioia 14
6T Ben Do 14
8 Jim Reeves 12
9 Michael Deitz 10

A periscope video of the contest is available.

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The Root has a profile of Gideon Oji.
Clayton State Sports has an article about Gideon Oji's return to the Nathan's finals.

2016 Norfolk Nathan’s qualifier

update June 14 Debbie has videos Part 1 | Part 2

update June 13 The Virginia-Pilot has a gallery and video
Robbie Hickman has a facebook gallery

1) Gideon Oji 33
2) Steve Hendry 31, new wild card leader update tied with Yasir Salem for wild card lead
3) Darron Breeden 28 (record for total unknown?)

1W) BeeJay Alexander 16.5

Steve Hendry, Gideon Oji and BeeJay Alexander are expected to compete.

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The new poll asks who you think will be 2016 MLE Rookie of the Year. Gideon Oji and Geoff Esper are the leading candiates, with Nela Zisser a dark horse.
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