Delaware eating challenges and contests category

Three random eating challenges
2 lbs. hot wings Fool's Challenge Wings Tom Foolery's Restaurant & Bar Middletown, DE
3 lb. burger Chelsea Challenge Chelsea Tavern Wilmington, DE includes 1 lb. fries
10 sliders Slide 'em Down eating challenge Main Street Sliders Newark, DE
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CapeGazette reports Sean Yeager ate 13.5 burgers in 10 minutes to win the first prize of $250 in Saturday's eating contest at Smashmouth Burgers in Rehoboth Beach, DE.
Smashmouth Burgers will hold a burger eating contest in Rehoboth, DE on June 24 awarding $250 to the winner.
Gus's Crab Shack will hold a corn eating contest in Port Penn, DE August 27 awarding $1000 to the winner.
SmashMouth Burgers in Rehoboth Beach, DE will hold a burger eating contest on May 28 awarding $250 to the winner.
The Starboard in Dewey Beach, DE will hold a "suicide" hot wing eating contest on July 16 awarding $500 to the winner.

2015 Dover Nathan’s qualifier

Results Part 1 | Part 2

1) Marcos Owens 27
2) Brian Dudzinski 25.5
3) Micah “Wing Kong” Collins 19
4) Nathan Biller 16
5) Jack Diamond 14
6) Wild Bill Myers 12
7T) Joey Haughey 8
7T) Bryan Sheppard 8

1W) Juliet Lee 24.5 Juliet Lee, Danielle Gioia, Brian Dudzinski, Nate Biller and Bill Myers are expected to compete.

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Juliet Lee and Brian Dudzinski are expected to compete in the first 2015-16 Nathan's qualifier at Dover (DE) International Speedway on October 4.
The 2015-16 Nathan's qualifer circuit will start October 4 at the Dover (DE) International Speedway. update Aug 18 Registration is now open.
Jack Diamond ate the Gut Buster Eating Challenge in Hockessin, DE in 4:05 today to win a contest. The food included a hamburger, hot-dog, cole-slaw, mashed potatoes, two chicken wings, two oysters, watermelon, a cupcake and a Budweiser.

2014 Dover Nathan’s qualifier

update Oct 13 Joseph Cerulli has a video

update Oct 2 Berks County Eats has a contest report

update #2 Joseph Cerulli has a video

update Official results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

1W) Juliet Lee 35

1M) Eric “Badlands” Booker 32
2) Dave Wood 27.5
3) Micah Collins 23
4) Eric “Steakbellie” Livingston 20
5) “Wild” Bill Myers 17
6) Mike Barton 16
7) Tony Colbert 10
8) Eric Senzer 8
9) Lee Bibb 5
10) Jim Holloway 3

I have yet to see any results for today’s Nathan’s qualifier in Dover, Delaware. According to this picture, Eric “Badlands” Booker had at least 32 and Juliet Lee had at least 28.

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The Dover Post has an interview with Micah "Wing Kong" Collins about competing in Sunday's Nathan's qualifier in Delaware. update Juliet Lee, Bill Myers and Eric "Steakbellie" Livingston are also expected to compete.
Registration is now open for the second stop on the 2014-15 Nathan's circuit at Dover (DE) International Speedway on September 28. This will be the first VA/MD/DE/DC Nathan's qualifer, at least in the past 10 years.
The Wilmington (DE) Blue Rocks will hold a hot dog eating contest after Friday's game awarding $500 to the winner.

Eating contests held throughout football season

Several restaurants are holding eating contests that will take place throught football season:

  • Battle of the Bone 5 – Phoenix area Native New Yorker restaurants – qualifiers will take place on Wednesdays throughout football season – finals December 8 will award a trip to the Super Bowl
  • Court Jester’s – Aberdeen & Freehold, NJ – Weekly hot wing eating qualifiers during Monday Night Football – finals during Super Bowl will award $1750 ($1000 to winner)
  • Smoke City Market – Sherman Oaks, CA qualify for Jan 27 contest by eating rack of ribs
  • Two Stones Pub – Newark, DE – 10 patrons who eat most foot long hot dogs will get a spot in a Super Bowl party
  • The Whiskey Barrel – Gloucester City, NJ – weekly hot dog eating qualifiers will be held during Monday Night Football, final will be held during Super Bowl


Dave Brunelli won the suicide wing eating contest at The Starboard in Dewey Beach, DE for the third year in a row on Sunday. Johnnie Excel also competed. the women's winner was not named. has a preview of Sunday's "suicide" wing eating contest to be held at The Starboard in Dewey Beach, DE on Sunday. The men's contest will award a first prize of $500 and the women's division will pay out $200 to the winner. Two time winner Dave Brunelli says he is not sure if he will go for a threepeat.
The Starboard in Dewey Beach, DE will hold a "suicide" wing eating contest on Sunday awarding $500 to the winner. (A women's division awarding $500 has been held in previous years.)
Delaware Park in Wilmington, DE will hold a Wing Off for Wing Bowl 20 on December 29.
Jake's Wayback Burgers has a facebook gallery of Friday's Chowdown Showdown burger eating contest in Wilmington, DE.
Furious Pete won Jake's Burgers eating contest in Wilmington, DE for the third year in a row, earning him a prize of $2000. update August 13 The top 3 has been posted: 1) "Furious" Pete Czerwinksi 11 burgers in 8 minutes 2) Dale Boone 9.5 burgers 3) Joe Menchetti 8.5 burgers
Wing eating contests at the Delaware State Fair in Harrington (Friday) and Union Station Grill in Columbia, PA will award $200 to the winner.
The website for Jake's Wayback Burgers has a page about the Fourth Chowdown Showdown burger eating contest. Ten qualifiers will take place in the northeast United States between August 2 and 11 and the finals on August 12 in Wilmington, Delaware will award $3,500 ($2,000 to the winner). The registration deadline is July 31.
Star News Online has a blog entry about the video produced to encourage Man vs. Food to record a segment about the pancake challenge at Cosmic Kitchen in Wilmington, NC. has a blog entry listing several Delaware (and one suburban Philadelphia) eating challenges.
Jake's Burgers facebook has the top 3 of Friday's Chowdown Showdown burger eating contest: 1) "Furious" Pete Czerwinski, 2) "Gentleman" Joe Menchetti, 3) Dale Boone
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