Kentucky eating challenges and contests category

Three random eating challenges
3 lb. burger Triple Big Dixie Challenge Christi's Cafe Louisville, KY
tall burger Bigfoot XL Challenge Tucky's Peoples, KY burger contains 3 grilled cheese sandwiches, includes 12 oz. fries & milkshake
16 in pizza Pizza Challenge Strong's Brick Oven Pizzeria Hebron, KY
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The Owensboro Times has an article about Bartley Weaver, IV competing in the Titan Games. The second season of the series produced and hosted by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will premier tonight on NBC. has a profile of Bartley Weaver, IV, who will compete in NBC's Titan Games. He hopes to be the first person to have professional status in bodybuilding and competitive eating. has an article about Bartley Weaver IV competing in "The Titan Games" on NBC. The series will debut May 25 and be hosted by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
The International Bar-B-Q Festival scheduled for May 8 and 9 in Owensboro, KY has been cancelled and a mutton sandwich eating contest that was to have been held at that event has been removed from the MLE calendar. There are no plans to reschedule the festival on a later date this year.
Que Pasa in Bowling Green, KY will hold a taco eating contest on October 4 awarding $300/$200/$100.
Tin Roof in Louisville will hold a wing eating contest on September 30 awarding $200 to the winner.

2019 Mutton Glutton

Official results

1st 52 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
2nd 43 Geoffrey Esper
3rd 31 Matt “Hungry” Hazzard
4th 25 Derek Jacobs
5th 24 Gideon Oji
6th 21 Bartley Weaver, IV
7th 20 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas
8th 15 Matt Hannan
9th 12.5 Matthew Raible
DQ ? John Wells

Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Miki Sudo, Gideon Oji, Matt Hazzard, Derek Jacobs, Darrien Thomas and Bartley Weaver are expected to compete.

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Hopcat will hold fry eating qualifiers at its 17 locations (mainly in the midwest, but also Port St. Lucie, FL) on January 19. Winners will receive a $500 prize package and the chance to compete for a $2000 prize in Ypsilanti, MI in July. The chain previously called its signature side dish used in the competition "crack fries", but will changing the name because it was considered insensitive to drug addicts.
Brandon "Da Garbage Disposal" Clark ate 55 wings in 10 minutes to win the first prize of $500 in yesterday's Wing King Challenge at Lost River Pizza in Bowling Green, KY. Bartley Weaver IV ate 44 wings to take 2nd place. (video)
Lost River Pizza in Bowling Green, KY will hold a wing eating contest on November 23 awarding $500 to the winner.

2018 Mutton Glutton contest

update May 17 Matt Hazzard has a video.

update May 14 Messenger-Inquirer, TriStateHomePage and WEVV have articles. 14News has a pre-contest interview with Joey Chestnut

Official Results

1st 81 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut 1st win of 2018, new record
2nd 53 Geoffrey Esper
3rd 52.5 Gideon Oji
4th 31 Derek Jacobs
5th 27 Matt “Hungry” Hazzard
6th 18.5 Matthew Raible
7th 13 Steve “Pi Guy” Martin
8th 9.5 Carpenter
9th 9 Dee “Princess Pi-Anna” Martin
9th 9 John Wells
11th 8 Coleman
11th 8 Ingleheart

WBKR video

Joey Chestnut appearance at restaurant yesterday

It has been over 5 months since Joey Chestnut’s last MLE win at the St Elmos Shrimp cocktail contest in Indianapolis, which might be his longest victory drought since he ascended to the #1 ranking.

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Messenger Inquirer reports that defending champion Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Gideon Oji and Derek Jacobs are expected to compete in the Owensboro International Bar-B-Q Festival World Mutton Sandwich-Eating Championship in Owensboro, KY Saturday.
The Wisconsin State Fair World Cheese Curd Eating Championship in West Allis, WI on August 11 has been added to the MLE calendar (registration opens May 30). The Owensboro International Bar-B-Q Festival World Mutton Sandwich-Eating Championship in Kentucky on May 12(registration open) and the Trenton Thunder World Famous Case's Pork Roll Eating Championship on September 29 (registration opens July 19) have also been listed.
Dave "US Male" Goldstein completed an Ironman Triathlon (26.2 mile run, 2.4 mile swim & 112 mile bike ride) in Louisville on Sunday. (result page)

International Bar-B-Q Festival Mutton Glutton sliders

The field for Saturday's Owensboro International Bar-B-Q Festival World Mutton Sandwich-Eating Championship in Kentucky has been announced: Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Gideon Oji, Michelle Lesco, Matt Cohen, Matt Raible, Bill Myers, Steve Martin and Dee Martin.
Joey Chestnut has been announced as a competitor in the Owensboro International Bar-B-Q Festival World Mutton Sandwich-Eating Championship in Owensboro, KY on May 13.

2017 Louisville Nathan’s qualifier

update April 29 has a contest report

update April 24 AJean1991 as videos Part 1 | Part 2

update Courier Journal has an article about Stevie Palmer | Courier Journal gallery

Official results Part 1 | Part 2

1) Matt “Sweet Tooth” Cohen 22
2) Brian Eick 16
3) Steve Lancette 14
4) Matt Raible 13.5
5) Michael Jean 12.5
6) Ethan Teske 11.5

1w) Stevie “Eats a Lot” Palmer 10
2w) Liz McClurg 7, allowed to compete despite already qualifying in October in Nashville

WDRB has a qualifier preview featuring station employee Cory who will be competing in the qualifier.

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Joey Chestnut did an interview about Saturday's Nathan's qualifier at Thunder Over Louisville (he will not be present). The article does not list the expected entrants, but Matt Cohen, Sarah "Unstoppable BAB" Reinecke and "Stevie Eats a Lot" are hoping to compete.
Here is the current MLE schedule. Registration is open unless stated otherwise. New contests have been added in Owensboro, KY, San Diego and Elk Horn, IA (more…)
Registration opens at noon today for the Owensboro International Bar-B-Q Festival World Mutton Sandwich-Eating Championship in Owensboro, KY May 13. has an article about Randy Santel finishing the "Big Wick" challenge at Wick's Pizza Parlor in Louisville to start his Spring 2016 tour.
LA Beast will do an extreme eating demonstration at Bobby Mackey's Music World in Wilder Kentucky Saturday at midnight. reports the Louisville Cardinals defeated Texas A & M in the hot chicken eating contest for Music City Bowl teams in Nashville. The professional hot chicken eating contest will be held on Tuesday.
The Louisville Boat Show will hold a Hooter's wing eating contest on January 23 awarding a wing party from Hooter's and pair of tickets to all three races at Kentucky Speedway during Sprint Cup weekend.
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