Male competitive eaters category

The Sunday Times of South Africa has an article about competitive eating which calls Erik the Electric "Erik Lamil".
Randy Santel achieved his 900th restaurant challenge victory today at Wacked Out Weiners in Gulf Shores, AL.
Jesse Pynnönen took third place in Finland's Strongest Man contest, coming back from 9th place on the final day of the competition.
For National Taco Day (which was on Sunday) Joey Chestnut created and attempted to eat a 12 pound walking taco. (TMZ article)
Mel Magazine has an article about vegan competitive eaters focusing on German bodybuilder Ferdinand Beck.
The Sun reports that John Fury, father of British boxer Tyson Fury, broke the Guinness World Record for most Ferrero Rocher chocolates eaten in a minute.

2020 Lewisville Western Days tamales

Official results

1st 93 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut first appearance at contest since 2014
2nd 75 Miki Sudo
3rd 61 Nick Wehry
4th 57.5 Gideon Oji
5th 26.5 “Nasty” Nathan Biller
6th 21 Katie Prettyman
7th 16.5 Jocelyn Walker
8th 12.5 Alex “Moose” Perez
9th 8 Brian Moote
DQ ? Greg “The Savage” Wilson apparently had at least 30 before DQ

The Western Days Festival World Tamale Eating Championship can be viewed online at http://lewisvillewesterndays.com/. Joey Chestnut will be competing for the first time since 2014.

Previous winners
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MyHorryNews.com has an article about Randy Santel completing the 8.25 pound food challenge at Crooked Oak Tavern in Conway, SC which included a four pound ribeye steak.
The "Beef Cakes of Wrestling" blog has an entry about Ronnie "Megabyte" Hartman.
The British Eating League will hold today the first of four qualifiers for a parmo eating contest awarding 500 pounds. Pro eaters can receive a bye to the finals. The league has started a youtube channel. The first video is a review of the organization by Bob Shoudt.
Darron Breeden and Gideon Oji attempted the Grand Sicilian deep dish pizza challenge at Beau Jo's in Denver, CO.
Former Yankee and White Sox player Ron Blomberg, best known as the first designated hitter in Major League Baseball History, announced his desire to cross over into competitive eating. In 1971, Murray Chass of the New York Times wrote a column about his eating feats, which included a 72 ounce steak in North Carolina.
Ronnie Hartman faced off against Brian Cage in All Elite Wrestling Dark Tuesday (video) Articles WBKW | Figure Four Online | Cageside Seats | Wrestling Rumors
Tiffin the Indian Kitchen restaurant in Chicago will hold a samosa eating contest on October 25 awarding $500 to the winner. Pat Bertoletti will be a celebrity judge at the event.
Former professional cyclist Conor Dunne attempted to eat the diet of a Tour de France competitor which consists of 6,000 to 7,000 calories.
GastonGazette has an article about Randy Santel attempting the new challenge burger at Bad Daddy's Burger Bar in Gastonia, NC Friday. The crowd for the challenge was the restaurant's largest since February.
Ronnie Hartman will face off against Brian Cage in All Elite Wrestling After Dark on September 15.
CBS Denver has an interview with Bryan "Big Sexy" Beard about his 11 year competitive eating career.
In her latest video, Stephanie "NuttyFoodieFitness" Joshi ate like WWE legend The Rock for 24 hours.

2020 Colorado State Fair Slopper contest

(Official results)
1) Geoff Esper 37.5 sloppers in 8 minutes, new record
2) Joey Chestnut 32
3) Nick Wehry 28
4) Gideon Oji 23.5
5) Darron Breeden 21.5
6) Bryan Beard 12
7) Alex Perez 6

The livestream of today’s World Slopper Eating Championhip can be viewed at https://www.coloradostatefair.com/

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Geoff Esper has posted his video of the burger challenge at Eagle's Deli in Brighton, CO, which was featurede in the Boston episode of Man v. Food. Nick Wehry also attempted the challenge.
A writer for Men's Health attempted to eat The Rock's cheat day diet, which resulted in a response from the WWE legend.
SalisburyPost.com has a report on Randy Santel completing the burrito challenge at Go Burrito in Salisbury, NC.
American log lift record holder Rob Kearney, who bills himself as "World's Strongest Gay", completed an 8,000 calorie ice cream challenge at a Friendly's restaurant. (video)
Wayne Algenio's appearance on the Brooklyn episode of "Eddie Eats America" was televised by The Cooking Channel yesterday and can be streamed online. The episode will be rerun at 10:30pm eastern on September 1.
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