Minnesota eating challenges and contests category

Three random eating challenges
spicy wings 666 Wings Smalley's Caribeean Barbecue Stillwater, MN
burgers Tender Maid Challenge Tender Maid Sandwich Shop Austin, MN
3 lb. burger & Fries Mattie's Super Burger Challenge Matties's Lanes, Sports Bar and Grille South St. Paul, MN
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MinnesotasNewCountry.com has a post about Randy Santel failing to complete the American “Barbarian” Pancake Breakfast Challenge at the Nicollet Diner in Minneapolis. The meal consists of a 3 pound pancake, 6 fried eggs, bacon, 4 sausage patties, 2 English muffins, hash browns, and more.

Geoff Esper wins Mystic Lake ribs

Official results of today’s rib eating contest at the Great Midewest Ribfest at Mystic Lake in Prior Lake, MN (12 minutes,results in pounds)

1st 5.8 Geoffrey Esper undefeated in 2022 except for Nathan’s
2nd 4.2 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
2nd 4.2 Nick Wehry
4th 3.2 Ethan Teske
5th 3 Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco
6th 1.8 Matthew Raible
7th 0.8 Kevin Shumaker

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The University of Minnesota Lettuce Club held an eating contest in which students attempted to eat an entire head of iceberg lettuce.
Ethan Teske ate 20 tacos in 6:48 to win the first prize of $250 in an eating contest held at Tacos Tacos Tacos in Duluth.
The Birdhouse in Robbinsdale, MN will hold a hot dog eating contest Saturday awarding $200 to the winner. The runner-up will receive a $100 gift card.
The Duluth News Tribune has an interview with Minnesota food challenger Matt Ahlberg.
Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, MN announced that it will not hold the Great Midwest Rib Fest, scheduled for July 16-18, due to coronavirus concerns. Last year's event held a MLE rib eating competition.

2019 Fortune Bay Indian taco eating contest

Official results

1st 39 Geoffrey Esper
2nd 31.5 Gideon Oji
3rd 27 Miki Sudo
4th 13 John Gebhard
5th 10 Jake Becker
6th 8.5 Jason Krause
7th 8 Sean Lien
8th 5 Rene Rovtar
9th ? Chad Johnson

Defending champ Geoff Esper, Miki Sudo, Gideon Oji and Rene Rovtar are expected to compete.

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Registration is now open on majorleagueeating.com for the True Texas BBQ Challenge at Circuit of the Americas in Austin on November 2. Registration is also open for the Fortune Bay World Indian Taco Eating Championship in Tower, MN also on November 2.
Youtube has a video of the opening ceremonies of a pasta eating contest between professional wrestlers Hulk Hogan and Randy "Macho Man" Savage held in 1995 to promote the opening of Hulk Hogan's Pastamania! restaurant at the Mall of American in Bloomington, MN. (The video ends before the competition starts) (via Guy Hutchinson)

2019 Mystic Lake rib eating contest

Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Darron Breeden and Miki Sudo are listed as expected entrants at the Great Midwest Rib Fest World Rib-Eating Championship in Prior Lake on July 27.
Registration is open on MajorLeagueEating.com for the Great Midwest Rib Fest Rib Eating Championship in Prior Lake, MN on July 27.
CityPages has an article about last month's Fortune Bay World Wild Rice Hotdish Eating Championship in Tower, MN containing an interview with Ethan Teske.

Miki Sudo wins Fortune Bay Wild Rice Hotdish

Official results of today’s Fortune Bay World Wild Rice Hotdish Eating Championship in Tower, MN (contest length 8 minutes).

1st 14 Miki Sudo
2nd 13.5 Geoffrey Esper
3rd 12.25 Darron Breeden
4th 8 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas
4th 8 Ben Welch
6th 6 Ethan Teske
7th 5 Alex Cook
8th 4 Billy Milbeck
8th 4 travis schultz
10th 3 Paul Shyrer

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Geoff Esper, Darron Breeden, Miki Sudo, Badlands Booker, Darrien Thomas, Matthew Raible and local John Rembold are listed as expected entrants in Saturday's Fortune Bay World Wild Rice Hotdish Eating Championship in Tower, MN, the last MLE non-qualifier contest before the Nathan's finals.
The Great Midwest Rib Fest World Rib Eating Championship will take place at Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, MN on July 27. Joey Chestnut is expected to compete.
The Bulldog Uptown will hold a hot dog eating contest on June 2 in Minneapolis awarding $300 to the winner.
Joey Chestnut will appear at Cub Minnehaha in Minneapolis tomorrow as part of its grand opening celebration.
StarTribune.com has a preview of the Hotdish Eating Championship that will take place at Fortune Bay Resort Casino in Tower, MN.
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.

2018 Fortune Bay Indian tacos

Official results

1st 30.5 Geoffrey Esper new record
2nd 23.5 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
2nd 23.5 Gideon Oji
4th 20 Miki Sudo
5th 19 Matt “Hungry” Hazzard
6th 15 George Chiger
7th 11 Brett Healey
8th 10 Matthew Raible
9th 3 Peter Boney
10th 2.5 Alex Cook

MLE (non-qualifier victories in 2018)
11 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
10 Geoffrey Esper
3 Carmen Cincotti
3 Darron Breeden
1 Matt “Megatoad” Stonie
1 Miki Sudo
1 Gideon Oji

A win today for Joey Chestnut would clinch the most calendar-year victories for him with just one more competition remaining in 2018.

Joey Chestnut appeared on KBJR yesterday

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VirginiaMN.com has a preview of tomorrow's Indian taco eating contest at Fortune Bay Resort Casino in Tower, MN with quotes from competitors Joey Chestnut and Matt Hazard. Geoff Esper, Gideon Oji, "Mike Sudo" and Matt Raible are also expected to compete.
Defending champ Geoff Esper and Joey Chestnut are expected to compete in the World Indian Taco Eating Championship at Fortune Bay Resort Casino in Tower, MN on Saturday.
The Star Tribune Vacation & Travel Experience will hold falafel eating contests in Minneapolis on November 10 and 11 awarding trips to Israel.
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