Central Illinois eating challenges and contests category

Three random Central Illinois eating challenges
2 lb. burger The Big Joe Joe's Brewery Champaign, IL
2+ lb. sandwich The Clydesdale Horseshoe Richard's on Main Peoria, IL 1/2 lb. of ham, 1/2 lb. of turkey, 1/2 lb. of hamburger and a 1/2 lb. of chicken strips, served w 2 pounds fries and 2 pounds cheese sauce
3 lb. burger Big Game Burger Field House Pizza & Pub Springfiled, IL
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Brandon "Da Garbage Disposal" Clark ate 30 hot dogs in 10 minutes to win the first prize of $500 and 4 St. Louis Cardinals tickets in the Heinkel's Hot Dog Eating Contest at the Decatur (IL) Celebration. update Fox2Now.com has an interview.
CentralIllinoisProud.com has an interview with Matt Hazzard.
The Decatur Celebration will hold a hot dog eating contest in Decatur, IL on August 3 awarding $500 and four St. Louis Cardinals tickets to the winner.
Brandon Clark ate 33 hot dogs in 10 minutes to win $500 and defend his title at Heinkel’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at Decatur Celebration in Decatur, IL today. Kyle Hanner was the runner up with 18 hot dogs.
The Decatur Celebration will hold a hot dog eating contest in Decatur, IL on August 4 awarding $500/$250/$100. A qualifier will be held on July 14.
NowDecatur.com reports that Brandon "da Garbage Disposal" Clark ate a contest record 27 hot dogs in 10 minutes to win the first prize at Heinkel’s Hot dog Eating Contest at Decatur Celebration in Decatur, IL.
NowDecatur.com has a report on yesterday's qualifier for the eating contest at Decatur Celebration. Brandon "Da Disposal" Clark won with a record 24.5 hot dogs in 10 minutes.
Teddy Delacruz won the Heinkel's Hot Dog eating contest at the Decatur Celebration for the third year in a row. Frank Wach was the runner up. (gallery) update Herald Review has a contest report.
Kyle Hanner reports that Yasir Salem defended his Tour de Donut title in Staunton, IL. Kyle Hanner was third.
Heinkel's Hot Dog Eating Contest will award $500/$250/$100 in Decatur, IL on August 6. Qualifiers will be held in June and July.
Teddy Delacruz defended his Heinkel's hot dog eating contest title at Decatur (IL) Celebration today. update Frank Wach & Connor Holliday tied for runner-up | contest video update Aug 10 Now Decatur has a gallery
Heinkel's Packing will hold a hot dog eating contest at Decatur (IL) Celebration on August 8 awarding $850 ($500 to thewinner). Qualifiers start June 20.
Adam Richman traveled to Decatur, IL to visit fan Silas Martin, who is currently in a hospice with an inoperable brain tumor.
The Herald Review reports that Teddy Delacruz ate 22.5 hot dogs in 10 minutes to win Heinkel's Hot Dog Eating Competition at Decatur (IL) Celebration. Defending champion Frank Wach was runner-up. (video)
Pat Bertoletti ate 3.5 apple pies in 7 minutes to win an apple pie eating contest in Atlanta, Illinois yesterday.
Pat Bertoletti will compete in an apple pie eating contest next to the Paul Bunyon statue on historic Route 66 in Atlanta, IL on Sunday. The contest will be recorded by a Czech film crew.
Heinkel's hot dog eating contest will award $850 ($500 to the winner) at Decatur (IL) Celebration on August 2.  Entrants will need to submit videos of themselves eating Heinkel's hot dogs.
Kyle Hanner has a report on winning two contests (a team burger contest and a wing qualifier) in Champaign, IL on Wednesday night.
John Palmgren won the finals of Crusen's taco eating contest in Peoria, IL with a total of 36 tacos in 10 minutes. Kyle Hanner was the runner up with 31. (via Kyle Hanner)
Crusen's in Peoria, IL will hold a taco eating contest on April 8 awarding $800 ($500 to the winner). Qualifiers will be held today and April 1.  
Pat Bertoletti was a "celebrity eater" at Heinkel's Hot Dog Eating Competition at Decatur (IL) Celebration according to this picture. The festival facebook hinted at a special guest without revealing his/her identity. update Herald Review confirms Bertoletti's appearance. He ate 40 hot dogs and says he sympathizes with Takeru Kobayashi's frustrations with the MLE contract. update August 4 Frank Wach won the main contest with 17 hot dogs | video
Decatur (IL) Celebration will hold a hot dog eating contest on August 3 awarding $850 ($500 to the winner along with 4 St. Louis Cardinals tickets). A qualifier will be held on June 22.
Decatur (IL) Celebration will hold a hot dog eating contest on August 4 awarding $850 ($500 to the winner). A qualifier will be held on July 14.
Illinois Home Page reports that Randy Santel finished the "Big Fat Ugly" sandwich challenge at Fat Sandwich Company in Champaign, IL giving him 50 food challenge wins.
Herald Review: Clockwork Pizzeria has a 42 inch pizza challenge that will award $1,000 to a team of two that can finish it in under an hour.
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