Iowa eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming eating contests
2020 Sep 5Best Dam BBQ Wing Eating Contest Big Four Fair Nashua, IA
Three random eating challenges
1.5 lb. burger King of the Ring TPC at Mystique Dubuque, IA total weight 4 pounds
3 lb. sandwich The Lake Monster Papa's Pizza in Polk City Polk City, IA debuts Feb 4, small Meatza pizza, topped with a 10-ounce breaded pork tenderloin, four chicken strips, a bacon cheeseburger, lettuce, tomato, a bun and 12 ounces of onion rings
2.5 lb burger The Fat Boy Burger Jo's Roadhouse Solon, IA includes 1 lb. fries
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TravelIowa.com claims that the Tivoli Fest in Elk Horn, IA will hold an Ebelskiver Eating Contest on Memorial Day weekend.
Direct Action Everywhere disrupted yesterday's Hilary Clinton rally in Des Moines to protest her relationship with wholesale club Costco (video) The vegan activist group previously stormed the stage of last month's Nathan's Famous finals and June's Chicago Ribfest eating contest.
HawkeyeSports has an article and gallery about the University of Iowa attending the Beef Bowl tonight, a pregame meal for Rose Bowl teams held at Lawry's. The event has not been an official eating contest since the 1960s. Stanford will visit the Beverly Hills steakhouse tomorrow. Elika Sadeghi got to dine with the Hawkeyes and posted a video of her meal. (Patch.com article)
KWWL has an article about Aaron Osthoff, who says he might return to competitive eating in 2016.

Molly Schuyler to attempt two records in Des Moines

Molly Schuyler will attempt to break two records this weekend in Des Moines: her mark of 4:50 for the “Emmenecker Challenge” at Jethro’s BBQ on Saturday and the record for five pounds of bacon on Sunday. update Jethro’s is looking for competitors to face Molly. udpate Mar 28 The Des Moines Register and KCCI have articles. A video of Molly’s appearance on Great Day Des Moines is also available.

update March 28 #2 Molly finished the challenge in 2:55 to break her record. KCCI has an article and Simon Conway has a video

update March 30 KCCI reports that Molly finished five pounds of bacon in 5 minutes and 2 seconds.

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Kyle Hanner reports that Aaron Osthoff ate 3.7 pounds of wings in 5 minutes to win the first prize of $1000 at the Wing Bowl at the Mystique Casino in Dubque, Iowa.
Mystique Casino in Dubuque, Iowa will hold a wing bowl awarding $1000 on January 30. Qualifiers will be held on the preceding Fridays starting January 2.
The University of Iowa student paper has a report on an attempt at the Airbus burger challenge at the Airliner in Iowa City, IA.
Kyle Hanner ate over 5 pounds of "chicken lips" in 5 minutes at Graze in Iowa City yesterday to claim the first prize of $500.
Graze Grill in Iowa City will hold a "chicken lips" eating contest on May 12 awarding $500 to the winner. (via Zach)  
Los Portales in Iowa City will hold a taco eating contest on April 23 awarding a $1000 travel voucher.
The Ames Tribune has an article about how Iowa State quarterbacks are eating more this off season to improve their arm strength. Former Kansas head coach Mark Mangino was recently named offensive coordinator for the Cyclones.
The Des Moines register has an article and video about Molly Schuyler defending her title at the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival yesterday. <b>update</b> Molly broke her record for the Emmenecker Challenge at Jethro's today: KCCI | Des Moines Register | video
Kyle Hanner won tonight's Wing Bowl in Dubuque, IA with a total of 2.9 pounds in five minutes. Sean Nichols was runner-up.
Aaron Osthoff will be the featured competitor in the wing eating contest at the Big Boy Toy Show in Dubuque, Iowa on January 25.
Mystique Casino in Dubuque will hold a wing eating contest on January 31 awarding $1000 to the winner. Weekly qualifiers will be held in January.
Molly Schuyler finished the Quadruple Bypass Food Challenge, consisting of five pounds of tater tots topped with barbecue, at the Pit Smoke House in Iowa in 3:15. The previous record, by Jeremiah Foster was 9:50.
Molly Schuyler won the eating contest held at the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival in Des Moines, IA with a total of 2 pounds in 3.5 minutes.
Eric Silo Dahl reports he won the finals of the TPC chicken wing eating contest held at Mystique Casino in Dubuque, Iowa with a total of 3.4 pounds in 5 minutes to claim the $2000 first prize.
Aaron Osthoff defended his wing eating title at the Big Boy Toy Show in Dubuque, Iowa today. Adam Alt was the runner up and won an iPad (Aaron Osthoff was not eligible to win the prize.) update Jan 27 THOnline has a video & paywalled article.
The Des Moines Register reports that Molly Schuyler broke the record (now 7:08) for the Adam Emmenecker challenge at Jethro's BBQ in Altoona, Iowa today. This was her fourth successful attempt at the sandwich.
Aaron Osthoff will compete in the wing eating contest at the Big Boy Toy Show in Dubuque, Iowa on January 26. The winner of the contest (other than Aaron Osthoff) will receive an iPad.

Molly Schuyler & Eric Dahl finish 36 inch Randy’s Pizza challenge

The Des Moines Register has an article about Molly Schuyler’s attempt to become a four time finisher of the Adam Emmenecker sandwich challenge at Jethro’s BBQ. This afternoon she finished the challenge in Waukee, IA, but did not break the all-time record. Tonight, Molly will attempt the 36 inch challenge at Randy’s Pizza in Oakdale, MN with Eric Dahl and on Friday she will attempt the Adam Emmenecker at Jethro’s Altoona, Iowa location. The challenge will appear on an ABC5 News segment later today.

update Jan 17 Eric & Molly finished the 36 inch pizza as time expired. They complete the challenge at the 37 minute mark of the uStream video.

ABC5 has a video about Molly Schuyler (thanks for the eatfeats mention) finishing the Emmenecker challenge yesterday and USA Today has an article about her.

update Jan 18 More Molly Schuyler coverage: KCCI | Daily Mail | Des Moines Register video

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Y105 will hold a Wing Bowl at Mystique Casino in Dubuque, IA on February 1 awarding $2,000 and four tickets to the Chicago Cubs home opener. Qualifiers will be held at the casino on Fridays in Jaunary.
Molly Schuyler announces she finished the Adam Emmeneker challenge featured on the Des Moines episode of Man vs. Food. The facebook for Jethro's BBQ says her time of 7:39 was nine seconds off the record.
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