Jeff “The Beast Man” Butler category

2015 Cleveland Nathan’s qualifier

update Jul 1 Joseph Cerulli has a contest video

1) Jeff Butler 22
2) Ronnie Hartman 20

1W) Liz McLurg 8.5

Ronnie Hartman and Scott Thomas appeared on Fox 8 this morning. Jeff Butler also is expected to compete.

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Jeff "The Beast Man" Butler reportedly did not show up for a hot dog eating contest on WKYC this morning. update Video of contest (via Joseph Cerulli) has a interview with Jeff "The Beast Man" Butler about competing in the Nathan's qualifier in Cleveland on June 29. calls Jeff "The Beastman" Butler as the favorite for the final Nathan's qualifier in Cleveland on June 29. Molly Nemunaitis is the only other competitor listed.
AZ Central an article about Saturday's Wingstock festival in Mesa, AZ with quotes from defending wing eating champion Jeff Butler who will not defend his title because he is now a MLE eater living in Ohio.
Phoenix Magazine has an article about Jeff "The Beast Man" Butler. He says his next contest will be the king cake contest In Atlantic City.
Phoenix Magazine has a video of Jeff "The Beast Man" Butler attempting to eat 36 hot dogs in 10 minutes. There will be an article about him in the January 2014 issue.
The facebook for the Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship has interviews with 7 expected entrants (Jon Bello, Mary Bowers, Jeff Butler, Steve Hendry, Pablo Martinez, Juan Rodriguez, Dax Swanson)
Why Did I Eat This? has a interview with Jeff "The Beastman" Butler.
ABC15 has a segment about Jeff "The Beastman" Butler where he competes in a pie eating contest.
Jeff "The Beastman" Butler appeared on Fox 10 today to talk about competing in the Nathan's finals. (via email)

B for Banishment: Bertoletti, Brown, Biller out of MLE top 50, Miki Sudo #7

update May 10 Rake & Herald has a post about the new rankings containing an interview with Pat Bertoletti who says he declined to extend his MLE contract due to issues it was causing with the Glutton Force Five food truck and his “Stuffed” youtube series. He says he might have competed in his last eating contest.

Flashback: November GQ article where Pat Bertoletti says he is contemplating retirement. ( Joey Chestnut also says he is considering retiring after the 2013 Nathan’s finals)

update May 9 Flashback to the Spring 2010 top 10 Half are apparently no longer with MLE ( Kobayashi (#3) Pat Bertoletti (#4) Ben Monson (#7) Hall Hunt (#9) Tim Brown (#10) )

Miki Sudo noticed that the MLE top 50 was updated today. The new top 10:
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Jeff "The Beast Man" Butler has started a facebook page at

Miki Sudo (40 hot dogs) & Jeff Butler (31.5) win MLE debuts

update April 22 The UNLV student paper has an article about Miki, who will be competing in the Stockton Asparagus Festival.

update April 21 Rake & Herald has a contest report
Twitpics: Lefevres | winners w/trophies | winner announcement | 40 sign | Miki w/trophy | contest

update Las Vegas Informer has a short article

update 4:09 Pacific Full results: Part 1 | Part 2 have been added
update 3:59 Pacific Winners have been announced

1) 40 Miki Sudo, all-time best female debut, best non Sonya Thomas women’s result
2) 24 Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco (should take women’s wild card barring surprises)
3) 3 “Birthday girl”

1) 31.5 Jeff “The Beastman” Butler
2) 31 Tom Gilbert (takes men’s wild card lead)
3) 29.5 Pablo Martinez
4) 27.5 Erik Denmark (Nathan’s streak in jeopardy)
5) 22 Juan “More Bite” Rodriguez
6) 21 Kevin “LA Beast” Strahle
7) 14 Andrew Kim
8) 11 Mark King
9) 3 “Raiders Fan”

update 3:49 Pacific The first report claims Miki Sudo ate 40 hot dogs

Expected to make their MLE debut today: Miki Sudo, Jeff “The Beastman” Butler and Pablo Martinez.

A video of an undercard contest has alread been posted.

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