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Latest results in database (All results)
2019 Jul 281st14 2 minHot Wing Eating Contest Henderson, NV
2018 Apr 282nd25.5 10 minNathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier - men Las Vegas, NV
2017 Jul 231st?? 1st Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest Las Vegas, NV

PT’s Ranch Scorpion Wing results

Prizewinners from Sunday’s Scorpion Wing eating contest at PT’s Ranch in Henderson, NV. (Review Journal gallery)

1T Tom Gilbert, $1750
1T Raymond Bryant, $1750
3 Patrick Gregory, $500

Tom Gilbert and Raymond Bryant agreed to split the 1st & 2nd place prize money after a draw in a tiebreaking round.

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2018 Las Vegas Nathan’s qualifer

update May 8 The Laughing Lion has a video

Results via El Toro periscope (official results)
1) 42.5 Max Suzuki, highest total on 2017-18 circuit so far
2) 25.5 Tom Gilbert
3) 17.75 Ron Koch, final MLE contest

1W) 29 Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco, highest female total on 2017-18 circuit

Tom Gilbert is expected to be the primary threat to Max Suzuki. This will be his first MLE contest since the 2013 Las Vegas Nathan’s qualifer. His total of 31 was the highest non-winning total on the 2012-13 circuit, but he did not receive the wild card spot in the finals which went to Erik Denmark.

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Tom Gilbert won the first prize of $500 in today's hot dog eating contest at Papaya King in Las Vegas.
The first two finishers of the 32 taco challenge at Mercadito at Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas appear to be Tom Gilbert and "El Toro".
Top 3 in today's lobster roll eating contest at the Bangor State Fair: 1) Tom Gilbert 19 2) Joe Menchetti 15.75 3) Al Morrill 9
TV Tokyo's "Battle of the Big Eaters" program from last month where a US team of Molly Schuyler, Dave Brunelli, Stephanie Torres and Tom Gilbert faced a Japanese quartet consisting of Angela Sato, Hitomi Sato, Tomoko Miyake and Takuya Yamamoto along with teams from Germany is available on youtube. (playlist | video list) (Via Will Millender)

2013 Final Nathan’s wild card standings

Top totals by 2013 Nathan’s circuit competitors who did not win a qualifier:

2013 Apr 20 2nd 31 10 min Tom “Goose” Gilbert Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Las Vegas, NV
2013 Apr 20 4th 27.5 10 min Erik “The Red” Denmark Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Las Vegas, NV
2013 May 4 2nd 24.5 10 min Kevin “LA Beast” Strahle Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Naples, FL
2013 Jun 2 3rd 24 10 min Steve Hendry Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men St. Paul, MN
2013 Jun 29 3rd 24 10 min “Buffalo” Jim Reeves Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men East Rutherford, NJ
2013 Jun 29 4th 23.5 10 min Ronnie “MegaByte” Hartman Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men East Rutherford, NJ
2013 Apr 13 2nd 23 10 min Brian “Dud Light” Dudzinski Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Miami, FL
2013 May 4 3rd 23 10 min Crazy Legs Conti Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Naples, FL


2013 Apr 20 2nd 24 10 min Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Las Vegas, NV
2013 Jun 2 2nd 8 10 min Courtney Taylor Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women St. Paul, MN
2013 Jun 12 2nd 7 10 min Jessica Kopsic Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Pittsburgh, PA
2013 Jun 22 2nd 7 10 min Terri Reeves Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Boston, MA

MLE is recognizing Erik Denmark as the recipient of the men’s wild card even though Tom Gilbert finished ahead of him at the Las Vegas qualifier held at the New York New York Casino on April 20. If an explicit written rule provides a reason for denying Tom Gilbert the wild card spot, then he probably does not have a basis for a complaint. But if no such rule exists, Tom Gilbert might have an avenue of recourse should he choose to pursue it. Promotional contests held on the grounds of Las Vegas casinos are subject to regulation by the Nevada Gaming Control Board. In 2004, that body fined The Venetian $1,000,000 for rigging a promotional contest to award a Mercedes-Benz to a high-roller who had incurred significant losses.

In 2005 Arnie “Chowhound” Chapman filed a complaint with the FCC that WIP did not follow its rules when he was prevented from competing in Wing Bowl 13 after qualifying for that contest. This resulted in a $4,000 fine for the Philadelphia sports radio station.

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MLE does not recognize Tom Gilbert as the current leader for the Nathan's wild card spot even though he has the highest total for a qualifier runner-up (31). Erik Denmark is listed as the official leader (27.5).
Tom Gilbert was the first person to finish the 120 ounce steak challenge at Herbs and Rye in Las Vegas, winning a prize of $200.
Tom Gilbert has been added to the field for the Fried Pie Eating Championship in Dallas Saturday joining headliners Eric Dahl, Jamie McDonald and Stephanie Torres. This will be the first meeting between Tom Gilbert and Eric Dahl.

Miki Sudo wins Village Pub rib contest

update #2 Miki Sudo has uploaded a contest video.

update The following results have been entered into the database:
1) Miki Sudo 35 ribs
2) Tom Gilbert 31
3) El Toro 29
4) Rich LeFevre 25
5) ? 20
6) Carlene LeFevre 18

Miki Sudo announces she won the rib eating contest held at the Village Pub in Las Vegas and received a prize of $1,299. Tom Gilbert was the runner-up. The event was her first ever head-to-head eating competition.

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Andrew Lane reports that Tom Gilbert won a hot dog eating contest held at Ellis Island Casino in Las Vegas last night with a total of 32 hot dogs.

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

Comments (47) has a video from the first qualifier for the 2012 Las Vegas Wing Bowl which said that Tom Gilbert was disqualified.
Vegas CheeseSteaks reports that Tom Gilbert (7:30) and Juan "More Bite" Rodriguez (17:52) finished its 10 pound cheesesteak challenge today. update Jan 16 A video of the challenge is available.
VegasSportsGab has a report on the first qualifier for the 2012 Las Vegas Wing Bowl held last night. Tom Gilbert (34 wings in 5 minutes), 2010 winner Travis Fowler (37 wings, best of night), 2011 winner Paul Trovato (36 wings) and Kimberly (23 wings) were among those who qualified for the finals on February 3. update KTNV has a short video.
Tom Gilbert won a three pound burger eating contest held at the Las Vegas Cheeburger Cheeburger. Juan "More Bite" Rodriguez was the runner up. (gallery)

Tom Gilbert wins Las Vegas spaghetti contest

Naader Reda has the top 5 (Part 1 | Part 2) in today’s spaghetti eating contest awarding $1000 in Las Vegas:

1) Tom Gilbert 11 lbs 6 oz, 7 minutes
2) Stephanie Torres 10 lbs 5 oz
3) Rich LeFevre 8 lbs 1 oz
4) Juan Rodriguez 7 lbs 12 oz
5) Naader Reda 6 lbs 1 oz, competed in pie contest earlier in the day

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The Las Cruces Bulletin reports that Tom Gilbert won Sunday's eating contest at the Enchilada Fiesta and donated $900 of his $1000 prize. Stephanie Torres was the runner-up.

2011 Bartolini’s meatballs results

Full results of today’s professional Bartolini’s meatball eating contest (via email)

1st Place Tom “GOOSE” Gilbert 53 Meatballs, new record
2nd Place Bob “KILLER” Kuhns 43 1⁄4 Meatballs
3rd Place “Furious” Pete Czerwinski 35 Meatballs
4th Place Clay “LUNCH PAIL” Luttrell 34 Meatballs
5th Place Juan “JUAN MORE BITE” Rodriguez 32 Meatballs
6th Place “Gentleman” Joe Menchetti 30 3⁄4 Meatballs
7th Place Steve “FREIGHT TRAIN” Moss 29 1⁄4 Meatballs
7th Place Jake “THE GREAT LAKE” Larry 29 1⁄4 Meatballs
8th Place Frank “THE FORK” Wach 26.5 Meatballs
9th Place Tom “SHREK” Topel 25.5 Meatballs
10th Place Tom “TOMMY BOY” Cortina 16 3⁄4 Meatballs
11th Place Eric “THE STOMACH” Hucke 11 3⁄4 Meatballs

Robert “THE AMATUER” Harms won the amateur division with 18.5 Meatballs

update The Southtown Star has an article about the contest.

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The facebook for Ellis Island Casino in Las Vegas has a gallery of Saturday's chili dog eating contest won by Tom Gilbert.
The Ellis Island Casino twitter has the top 3 of tonight's hot dog eating contest: 1) Tom Gilbert 2) Johnnie Excel 3) Rich LeFevre
95.5 Vegas Country has posted a video of Tom Gilbert winning the corned beef eating contest held at Hash House A Go Go in Las Vegas on St. Patrick's Day.
Naader Reda has a blog entry about successfully completing a burger challenge, a sandwich challenge and a team pizza challenge with Tom Gilbert in Las Vegas on Christmas Eve.
The facebook for Naked City Pizza in Las Vegas has a gallery of the debut of its pizza challenge on Christmas Eve. Tom Gilbert and Naader Reda were the first pair to finish the challenge with a time of 16:19.
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