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Submarine House will hold a sandwich eating contest in Kettering, OH on August 10 awarding $1000 to the winner. Entrants will need to qualify by eating a 16 inch submarine in under 16 minutes before July 21.

Parma Rib N Rock Nathan’s qualifier

Official results from today’s Nathan’s qualifier at Parma Rib ‘N Rock in Parma, OH. update News 5 Cleveland has an article

1st 48.25 Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti
2nd 48 Nick Wehry
3rd 30 William Lyon
4th 13.75 Peter Ritter
5th 13 John Gebhard
6th 12 Seth Bower
7th 11.5 Dominic Mandato
8th 10 Joey Kinsley
9th 9.75 Eddie Rodriguez
1st 11 Katie Prettyman
2nd 5.5 Stacey Queen

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Leo's at the Slice in Middletown, OH will hold a pizza eating contest on June 8 awarding $500 to the winner.
Nick Wehry announced that he will be competing in the Nathan's qualifier at the Parma, OH Rib N Rock Festival on June 6 along with Pat Bertoletti, Katie Prettyman and influencer "Sir Yacht".
Bryan Times has an article about Randy Santel, Radim Dvoracek, Nathan Klein and "Magic" Mitch Dombrowski attempting the "El Jefe" sandwich challenge at LaBo's Gourmet Grilled Cheese in Bryan, OH.

2024 Nathan’s qualifier circuit announced

Six Nathan’s qualifiers were posted today. Registration opens April 12.

  • May 11 Comstock, MI West Michigan Whitecaps game
  • May 17 Times Square, NYC
  • June 6 Cleveland, OH Parma Rib N Rock
  • June 8 Bristol, CT
  • June 15 Pleasanton, CA Alameda County Fair
  • June 22 Washington, DC Giant National Capital BBQ Battle

The last Central or Mountain time zone qualifier was at the Iowa State Fair in August 2019.

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Mercer County Outlook reports that Nathan Klein finished the Willow Warrior Challenge at the Willow in Celina, OH to claim a $250 jackpot. The challenge consists of 2 Bag O Burgers, 1 Big Daddy Fry and a Quart Shake.
Skyline Chili in Cincinnati will hold a green spaghetti eating contest on March 17 awarding two Bengals tickets.
Joey Chestnut ate 39 pierogis in 2 minutes during halftime of tonight's Cleveland Cavaliers game, defeating a team of three amateurs who combined for 23. It was originally announced that recently retired Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce would compete, but his participation did not materialize. update Full ESPN video of the contest.
The Lansing Community Center in Bridgeport, OH will hold a donut eating contest on February 10 awarding $150/$75/$25.
Barley House in Cleveland will hold a Super Bowl (February 11) cannoli eating contest awarding 2 Cavaliers tickets and a VIP Experience at Barley House. It will also hold a wing eating contest awarding a $250 gift card and a Barley House merchandise package.
Leo's at the Slice in Middletown, OH will hold a pizza eating contest on February 23 awarding $500 to the winner.
The top 3 from Saturday's professional donut eating contest at the Sandusky, OH Donut Fest: 1) Dan Kennedy 68 donuts in 8 minutes $1,000 2) Molly Schuyler 56 3) Andrew Puhl 50
The Heritage of Flight Festival will hold a wing eating contest in New Carlisle, OH on October 7 awarding $150 to the winner. The runner up will receive $100.
Joey Chestnut ate 69 donuts in 5 minutes to win Sunday's eating contest vs. Cleveland area celebrities at Mapleside Farms in Brunswick, OH. Austin Love was runner up with 36. (WKYC video)
A pie eating contest is not currently listed on the upcoming events page for Destination Outlets in Jeffersonville, OH. A MLE pumpkin pie eating competition has been held at that site the previous two years.
Joey Chestnut will face off against a team of 3-4 northeast Ohio celebrities in an apple cider donut eating contest held at Mapleside Farms in Brunswick, OH on September 24. The event will raise money for the Remarkable Youth Foundation. Mapleside Farms held a MLE apple pie eating contest in 2013. update Cleveland.com has an interview with Joey Chestnut about the event.
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati will take place in Cincinnati this weekend. Its schedule lists neither a MLE nor an amateur bratwurst eating contest.
Joey Chestnut will appear at the Newport, KY Hooters on August 29 and attempt to eat as many wings as possible in an hour. The event is to promote an all you can eat wing special available for $15.99.
Bristol Republic in Columbus, OH will hold a hot dog eating contest on July 20 awarding $500 to the winner.
Cherish Brown wrote a post for Food Challenge News about qualifying for the Nathan's Famous finals at a Dayton Dragons game earlier this month.

Darrien Thomas wins Cincinnati Nathan’s qualifier

update Cincinnati.com has a gallery

    Official results: Men | Women
    Video of last minute of contest

    1st 34.5 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas
    2nd 33.5 Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan
    3rd 16 Michael Doolin
    3rd 16 Ben Lottman
    5th 14 Dominic Mandato
    6th 11 Gage Ulery
    7th 7 Chris Wright
    8th 6 Thomas Sand
    DQ ? Garret Dexter
    1st 7.5 Rene Rovtar
    2nd 4.5 Prudence DiBenedetto

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Dayton Dragons Nathan’s qualifier

Results from the Nathan’s qualifier at tonight’s Daytons Dragons game

1st 40 Bartley Weaver, IV
2nd 12 Mark Enstrom
2nd 12 Jon Reed
4th 8 Joey “Dogs” Durham
1st 10 Kelly Wong
1st 10 Cherish “Five Pounds” Brown

Both Cherish Brown and Kelly Wong will receive a spot in the July 4 contest.

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The Toledo Blade has a gallery of Joey Chestnut's appearance at Saturday's Mudhens minor league baseball game. He did a cotton candy eating exhibition and oversaw a ice cream eating contest between local celebrities.

Berea, OH Nathan’s qualifier

updateMay 28
Video by Sam Messenger
Official results

1st 50 Geoffrey Esper
2nd 27.5 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas
3rd 18 Andrew Krawczyk
4th 16.75 Mike Landrich
5th 15 A Kamenski
6th 11 N Moufid
7th 10 A Djuric
8th 6 Carmen Angelo from WTAM’s The Bloomsdaddy Show
1st 15.5 Larell Marie “The Real Deal” Mele will compete in finals for 13th year in a row, 2nd longest streak after Joey Chestnut
2nd 7 Rene Rovtar
3rd 6.5 Brynn Szeles

Fox 8 is currently running a live video

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