New Jersey eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming eating contests
2020 Sep 12Cannoli Eating Contest Italian Festival Glassboro, NJ
$4,000 2020 Oct 3I Trenton Thunder World Famous Case's Pork Roll Eating Championship Trenton Thunder ballpark Trenton, NJ
Three random eating challenges
6 spicy tacos Unbearable Taco Challenge Rug's and Riffy's Woodbridge, NJ $50 to first person to finish challenge with spicier sauce, started Nov 16 2012
3 lb. burger Three Pound Burger Park East Hazlet, NJ
3 lb. burger Man vs. Mason Burger Mason Jar Mahwah, NJ
(All New Jersey eating challenges and contests in database)

The Trenton Thunder World Famous Case's Pork Roll Eating Championship, scheduled for October 3, has been removed from the MLE calendar.
Atlantic City government officials are seeking a court order to force the demolition of Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino, site of Nathan's qualifiers from 2009 to 2012.
Bill "El Wingador" Simmons posted a tribute to the winner of Wing Bowl 2 and 3, Kevin "Heavy Keavy" O'Donnell, who recently passed away following a struggle with cancer. He is one of five multiple Wing Bowl Winners: Simmons (5), Joey Chestnut (3), Molly Schuyler (3), Jonathan Squibb (3), O'Donnell (2). update Crossing Broad and the Gloucester City News have obituaries.
Press of Atlantic City reports that the town has announced plans to demolish the site of Trump Plaza in 2020, which is currently vacant. The venue held five Nathan's qualifiers from 2008 to 2012. The 2011 competition was the final qualifier for Sonya Thomas, after which she would be exempt from qualifying as a female champion.
Ringer.com has an article about last month's SopranosCon held in Seacaucus, NJ which reports that one of the entrants in the cannoli eating contest believed it had been rigged. Rolling Stone TV critic Alan Sepinwall agreed that "shady stuff" happened during the competition.
Joe Menchetti ate 23 pork rolls to win the first prize of $500 in tonight's pork roll eating contest at Meadowlands Racectrack in East Rutherford, NJ.
Meadowlands Racing in East Rutherford, NJ will hold a pork roll eating contest on November 30 awarding $500/$250/$150/$100. 10 entrants will be chosen at random.
Kevin "LA Beast" Strahle ate 14 cannolis to win today's eating contest at SopranosCon in Seacaucus, NJ.
Registration is open for the cannoli eating contests that will be held at SopranosCon in Seacacus, NJ on November 23 and 24. Kevin "LA Beast" Strahle will compete in Saturday's contest.
SopranosCon will hold a cannoli eating contest in Seacaucus, NJ on November 23. In "The Ride" episode of the series, televised in 2006, Crazy Legs Conti competed in a cannoli eating contest.
Birch in Hoboken, NJ will hold a wing eating contest October 6 awarding $300 to the winner.

2019 Trenton Thunder pork roll eating contest

Official results with Rene Rovtar additions

1st 61.5 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut new record
2nd 43.67 Geoffrey Esper
3rd 38 Darron Breeden
4th 31 Nick Wehry
5th 30 Miki Sudo
6th 23.5 Ronnie “MegaByte” Hartman claims he ate 27.5
7th 21 George Chiger
8th 20 Brian “Dud Light” Dudzinski
9th 12 Larell Marie “The Real Deal” Mele
10th 10.5 Crazy Legs Conti
11th 7 Rene Rovtar
12th 6 Julie Goldberg
13th 4.67 Prudence DiBenedetto

Results from the live video
1) Joey Chestnut 61 pork rolls, new record
2) Geoff Esper 43
3) Darron Breeden 38
4 or 5 Miki Sudo 30

Aaron Cohen has a live video

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Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Darron Breeden, Miki Sudo, Nick Wehry, George Chiger, Ronnie Hartman, Larell Marie Mele, Crazy Legs Conti, Prudence DiBenedetto, Rene Rovtar and Julie Goldberg have been listed as expected entrants in the Trenton Thunder World Famous Case's Pork Roll Eating Championship on September 21.
The NJ Taco Festival will hold a Carolina Reaper pepper eating contest September 7 in Augusta, NJ awarding $1000 to the winner.
Joe Menchetti ate 8 ears in 3 minutes to win the first prize of $500 in tonight's eating contest at Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, NJ.
Meadowlands Racing in East Rutherford, NJ will hold a corn eating contest on July 20 awarding $500/$250/$100. 10 entrants will be chosen at random.
Registration is now open for the Fresno Tacos World Taco-Eating Championship on August 17. Registration will open later today for the pork roll eating contest in Trenton September 21 and the Lewisville, TX tamale contest on September 28.
LA Beast has resumed eating challenges with a video of his attempt at the Reaper Taco Challenge at Gringo's Tacos in Jersey City, NJ.
A new playground in Clark, NJ was dedicated to Caitlin Nelson, who passed away after choking in a pancake eating contest on April 2, 2017 at Sacred Heart University.
La Chiflada in Paterson, NJ will hold a Pizza con Chile eating contest for men and a hot dog eating contest for women on May 5. Both competitions will award $300 to the winner.
NJ.com has an article about Rene Rovtar rapping to announce a snow day for Montville Township Public Schools, where she is superintendent. The song was inspired by Eric "Badlands" Booker.
André Burakovsky from the Washington Capitals attempted the XXL pizza challenge at Pete & Elda's in Neptune City, NJ yesterday.
Bob Shoudt produced a video of his team consisting of himself, Dan "Killer" Kennedy and Andrew Puhl eating a 14.5 burger at the Clinton Station Diner in Clinton, NJ in 7:17 to win $1000.
BreakingAC.com reports that Douglas Petock, who competed in the Wing Bowl at least 9 times using the "Obi Wing" nickname, has been arrested for sexual assault. His charges include aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, criminal sexual contact and stalking and could result in 15 to 30 years imprisonment.
Dan "Killer" Kennedy announced the trio consisting of himeself, Bob Shoudt and Andrew Puhl ate a 14 pound "Zeus" Burger in 7:45 to win the first prize of $1000 in last night's eating contest held at Clinton Station Diner in Clinton, NJ.
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