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KGUN has an article about Michelle "Cardboard Shell" Lesco's victory in the 2021 Nathan's Famous women's division. She keeps her championship belt in the schoolroom at Roberts Naylor school in Tucson where she teaches math to 8th graders. update News video corresponding to the article.
KVOA has a news video about Michelle Lesco competing in Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest in which she says "The title is mine for the taking".
Miki Sudo has uploaded a video of her attempt at eating 2 six pound burrito challenges at Red Desert BBQ in Tucson, the first update to her youtube channel in 5 years.
Tuscon Foodie has a post about Miki Sudo and Michelle Lesco completing the 6 pound burrito challenge at Red Desert BBQ. Miki Sudo finished two of the challenges weighing 12 pounds 1.2 oz. in 26:52.
ESPN has a report on how college football programs try to lure high school prospects with lavish meals during the recruitment process. During his visit to the University of Arizona in Tucson, offensive lineman Michael Eletise attempted the burger challenge at Lindy's on 4th and reversed following his completing the meal after he time limit expired.
The Tucson Homeskillet has an interview with Michelle "Cardboard Shell" Lesco. Her advice to wannabe competitive eaters: "Don't". She will return to Northern Ireland in September for the Hillsborough Oyster Festival.
Tucson Foodie has an article about Michelle "Cardboard Shell" Lesco containing a video of a training session for the Hooters wing contest where she ate 150 wings.
US Fries will hold a poutine eating contest on Sunday in Tucson, AZ awarding $1000 in US Fries gift cards ($500 to winner). Qualifiers will be held on Friday and Saturday.
Tucson.com has an article about Michelle "Cardboard Shell" Lesco's training session for the Hooters Worldwide Wing Eating Championship. She hopes to eat 150 wings in 10 minutes tonight. update The official total was 6 pounds or 164 wings.
A hot dog eating contest will be held at the Rialto Theatre in Tucson on July 3 awarding $500 to the winner. Qualifiers will be held on June 12 and 20.
Entertainer Mag has an article about Michelle "Cardboard Shell" Lesco. She will be competing in the West Virginia pepperoni eating contest on May 23 and the Denver burrito contest the following day. (via Cardboard Shell facebook)
The Tailgate Fan blog has an interview with Michelle "Cardboard Shell" Lesco. update July 18 Tucson.com also has an interview
Cheba Hut, a chain which bills itself as "the nation's only marijuana-themed restaurant" will hold a "Sticky Icky" peanut butter & jelly sub sandwich eating contest at all 16 of its locations (in AZ, CO, OR, IA, NM, CA and WI).

Sushi contest returns to RA Sushi

RA Sushi’s sushi eating tournament will return on April 7. A list of locations holding contests follows after the jump.
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Michelle "Cardboard Shell" Lesco is raising money for Equine Voices Rescue and Sanctuary and will do an on-air mac & cheese contest on KFMA Friday to promote her fundraising. If she raises more than $950, she will post a weekly video of a hot dog training session until she exceeds 31.5 hot dogs in 10 minutes. update March 8 A video of the mac & cheese contest is available.
Sir Veza's in Tucson will hold a Sonoran hot dog eating contest on Sunday awarding $500 to the winner. Stephanie Torres won last year's contest.
Michelle "Cardboard Shell" will do a hot dog eating contest on KFMA tomorrow morning.
Arizona Sonora News Service has a profile of Michelle "Cardboard Shell".
Michelle "Cardboard Shell" was the first person to complete the Bacon & Craeggs challenge consisting of 10 pieces bacon, 6 sausage rounds, 6 eggs, 2 texas toast, 4 pancakes, and homefries. (via Tuscon Weekly)
Sasha Flores reports that a female competitive eater from New Mexico (probably Stephanie Torres) won Friday's Sonoran hot dog eating contest at Sir Veza's in Tucson. update Sept 19 Sir Veza's announces that Stephanie Torres was the winner (gallery)
The Copa de Hot Dog Sonoran Hot Dog eating contest will take place at Sir Veza's in Tucson on September 16 in honor of Mexican Independence Day. Prizes of $500 will be awarded to the winners of the men's and women's divisions.
Naader Reda has a blog entry about his trip to Tuscon in January, where he attempted the five pound burrito at La Botana and the Sugar OD at Something Sweet Dessert Lounge.
Tuscon Weekly has a blog entry about Michelle "Cardboard Shell" Lesco.
Michelle "Cardboard Shell" has a report on competing in the Nathan's qualifier at Arizona Mills where she ate 21 hot dogs with no practice. Michelle is raising money for clean water wells at MyCharityWater.org update July 2 AZ Daily Star has an article about Michelle.
Tucson Weekly has a video of Michelle "Cardboard Shell" attempting the 17 taco challenge at Boca.
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