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Joe Capozzi has an interview with Miki Sudo and Nick Wehry about competing in the National Sweet Corn Eating Championship in West Palm Beach on Sunday.
Defending champion Miki Sudo, Nick Wehry, Eric "Badlands" Booker, Yasir Salem, George Chiger and Darrien Thomas are expected to compete in the National Sweet Corn Eating Championship at the Sweet Corn Fiesta in West Palm Beach on April 28. This will be Yasir Salem's first MLE contest since 2018.
Miki Sudo and Nick Wehry appeared on WFLA this morning to promote their Cuban sandwich eating contest versus Tampa Bay celebrities in Ybor City on May 18. This will apparently prevent them from competing in the bologna contest in Knoxville that will take place on that day,
Julia of Hellthy Junk Food uploaded a video of her competing in the Sweet 16 Challenge held at Jojo's Shake Bar in Orlando last month. Wayne Algenio won the local contest. Does anyone know who won the national $2000 prize? With 3 million subscribers for her channel, Julia is now the most followed youtube account for an American or European female competitive eater. updateWayne Algenio won the national contest.
Miki Sudo, Gideon Oji, Nick Wehry and Jocelyn Walker are expected to compete in the National Sweet Corn Eating Championship at the Sweet Corn Fiesta in West Palm Beach on April 28.
Miki Sudo and Nick Wehry will face off against Tampa Bay celebrities in a Cuban sandwich eating contest in Ybor City on May 18.
Jojo's Shakebar will hold a Sweet 16 Challenge at its Chicago, Naperville, Detroit, Orlando and Scottsdale, AZ locations on March 21. The fastest overall time to finish a 16 oz. milkshake, a double burger, a pound of fries and a 16 oz drink will win $2,000.

2024 Wings for Wishes

Registration is now open for the National Sweet Corn Eating Championship to be held at the Sweet Corn Fiesta in West Palm Beach on April 28.
Joey Chestnut did an interview on yesterday's Hochman & Crowder show to promote today's Wings for Wishes contest in Miami. The most interesting part starts at 4:00 where Joey discusses his MLE contract status. He says he is not currently signed for the 2024 Nathan's finals. He is willing to do a one year extension, but is balking at a four year term that MLE is apparently demanding. At the 6:10 mark Joey praises James Webb but also appears to cast doubt on his victory in last month's pistachio eating contest: "He is notorious for swallowing things whole, like he will swallow nuts whole."
Saigon Night Market in North Pinellas Park, FL will hold a pho eating contest on January 20 and a spicy Wings & papaya eating contest on January 21. Both competitions will award $300 to the winner.
Registration is now open for the Wings for Wishes Professional Wing Eating Championship to be held in Miami on March 9. Geoff Esper, Miki Sudo and defending champ Nick Wehry have been announced as expected entrants.
Three Brothers Pizza will hold a pasta eating contest tomorrow in Odessa, FL to raise money for veterans. Nick Wehry and Bartley Weaver will attend.
The Jamaican Jerk Festival will hold a beef patty eating contest in Miramar, FL on November 12 awarding $1,000 to the winner.
The Port St. Lucie, FL American Little League Fall Festival will hold a hot dog eating contest on November 4 awarding $100 to the winner.
The Hot Diggity Dogs Fest will hold a hot dog eating contest in Pensacola, FL on November 11 awarding $500/$250/$100 to the top three finishers.
Laker Lutz News has an article about Miki Sudo and Nick Wehry receiving awards from Pasco County, FL.
Miki Sudo and Nick Wehry were officially honored by Pasco County, FL for their competitive eating success.
The Floridian Social will hold a hot dog eating contest in St. Petersburg, Fl on July 2 awarding $500 to the winner.
Daily Dot has an article about a recent video by tiktok food challenger mohmotion in which employees at an Orlando Golden Corral discussed if he would be allowed to continue dining at the buffet. He was in town to compete in Saturday's Nathan's qualifier in Kissimmee, FL, but missed the competition due to forgetting what time it was.

2023 Kissimmee Nathan’s qualifier

Nick Wehry, Bartley Weaver IV, Rene Rovtar and Jocelyn Walker are expected to compete in Saturday's Nathan's Famous qualifier in Kissimmee, FL

Miki Sudo wins Palm Beach Sweet Corn Fiesta

Full Results:

1st 52 Miki Sudo
2nd 51.5 Gideon Oji
3rd 44 Nick Wehry
4th 41 Wayne “wayneywonder” Algenio
5th 40 Andrew Krawczyk
6th 39 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas
7th 31 Eric “Badlands” Booker
8th 21 Sergio Reyes-Raya
9th 13 Jocelyn Young
10th 12 Peter Rovtar
10th 12 Rene Rovtar

Miki Sudo ate 52 ears of corn in 12 minutes to win this afternoon’s corn eating contest at the Sweet Corn Fiesta in West Palm Beach, FL, ending Gideon Oji’s three contest winning streak.

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Nathan’s qualifier May 13 in Kissimmee, FL

A facebook event page claims that the first Nathan’s Famous qualifier of 2023 will take place May 13 at Old Town in Kissimmee, FL (south Orlando). BBQ in DC will also hold a qualifier in Washington, DC on June 24. The traditional New York Mets Father’s Day qualifier might also return. Nathan’s will sponsor the giveaway promotion for their June 18 game, which has previously been a hint that a qualifier will take place during the event.

update April 21 A press release says there will also be qualifiers in Cincinnati on June 17 (probably a Reds game) and Pleasanton, CA (probably a return to the Alameda County Fair)

Registration opens today (April 21) at noon eastern for the Kissimmee qualifier.

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