Cincinnati / Southwest Ohio eating challenges and contests category

Three random Cincinnati eating challenges
24 inch pizza 24 Inch Pizza Ramundo's Pizzeria Cincinatti, OH for 2 person team
.5 gallon sundae The Terminator - possibly defunct Oxford Diner Oxford, OH topped with chocolate syrup, whipped cream & a cherry
4 sandwiches The Tin Roof Challenge The Tin Roof sandwiches are grilled chicken, peanut butter, honey includes 32oz. milk - locations in Nashville, Lexington, KY, Columbia, SC Knoxville, Birmingham, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Louisville, Cincinnati & Charlottte
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The May 15 Cincinnati Reds game will be presented by Nathan's Famous, so that is the probable date for the 2020 Ohio qualifier. Nathan's will present the August 16 St. Louis Cardinals game, which would be on the 2020-21 circuit if a qualifier is held then.
The schedule for Oktoberfest Zinzinnatti does not list a bratwurst eating contest. A MLE competition had been held every year since 2010.
Joey Chestnut will do a meet and greet at the Hooters in Orlando on International Drive on August 22. update The full schedule has been posted: Charlotte Aug 14, Atlanta Aug 15, Baltimore Aug 21, Orlando Aug 22, Newport, KY Aug 29, Arlington, TX Sept 8.
Jungle Jim's Market in Fairfield, OH has a store display consisting solely of Joey Chestnut brand condiments.

2019 Cincinnati Reds Nathan’s qualifier

Results men
1 Ronnie Harman 29.5
2 Derkek Jacobs 29

Results women
1T Katie Prettyman 14
1T Sophia Devita 14

An eat-off could not be held due to lack of time. Apparently finals spots will be awarded to both women.

Ronnie Hartman appeared on WKRC (video) today to promote tonight’s Nathan’s qualifier that will take place after the Cincinnati Reds game concludes (around 10 pm eastern if the game does not go into extra innings). Derek Jacobs, Sophia Devita and Katie Prettyman are also expected to compete.

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Registration is open for Cici's 28 inch pizza challenge in Orlando March 20 and Cincinnati on March 25. The overall winning team will receive $2500.

2018 Zinzinnati Bratwurst

Defending champion Joey Chestnut, Darron Breeden, George Chiger, Derek Jacobs, Matt Hazzard, Darrien Thomas and Matt Raible are listed as expected entrants in the Zinzinnati bratwurst eating contes in Cincinnati on September 23. Michael Whities has also said he will compete.
Derek Jacobs will attempt the Roc-A-Fella's Bomber pizza challenge with host Casey Webb on Monday's episode of Man v Food recorded in Cincinnatti.
Amigos in Cincinnati will hold taco eating contests on August 29 awarding $500 to the top male & female. Qualifiers will be held on Wednesdays in August.

Derek Jacobs repeats at Nathan’s Cincinnati qualifier

update Fox Sports Ohio has a video

Winners of qualifiers at tonight’s Cincinnati Reds games. The contest time was apparently moved up due to a rain delay.

1) 25.5 Derek Jacobs, repeats as Cincinnati qualifier winner
1W) 8.5 Holly Titus

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2018 Nathan’s qualifier schedule

Update: The schedule has been posted and registration is open for all qualifiers on
Notable omissions include all NASCAR qualifiers and the NYNY Casino in Las Vegas which has held a qualifier every year since at least 2003. The Mets ballpark takes over as the longest running qualifier site.

MLE announces that the 2018 Nathan’s qualifier schedule will be released at 2pm Eastern today.

The Cincinnati Reds May 18 and the New York Mets June 24 are probable sites since Nathan’s Famous is listed as a sponsor for those game dates.

A qualifier will not be held at the San Antonio Big League Weekend next month since that event will not take place in 2018 due to the NCAA Final Four being held at the Alamo Dome.

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French Fry Heaven will hold french fry eating contests in Cincinnati and Tempe, AZ on February 24 awarding $500 to the winner. Entrants will need to qualify.

2017 Zinzinatti bratwurst contest

update Oct 16 Video interview with Sean Mulcahey before contest

update WLWT has an article and video

MLE wannabe has a video

The top 3
1) Joey Chestnut 49
2) Gideon Oji 35
3) Rich LeFevre 28
4) Derek Jacobs 21.5
5) Ivan Mendoza 20
6) Matt Hazzard 16

? Adam Clements of Local 12 News

WLWT has a Facebook video of today’s bratwurst eating contest in Cincinnati.

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Joey Chestnut, Gideon Oji, Matt Raible and Sean Mulcahey are expected to compete in the World Bratwurst-Eating Championship at Oktoberfest Zinzinatti in Cincinatti on September 17.
Jekyll in Cincinnati will hold taco eating contests starting tomorrow awarding $1000 to the top male and female.
Elise Jesse of WLWT faced off against University of Cincinnati lineman Korey Cunningham in a 6 pound burrito eating contest yesterday.

2017 Cincinnati Reds Nathan’s qualifier

update Jun 3 MLE has a video

From the Facebook Live video
1) Derek Jacobs 23

1w) Meredith Boxberger 15

Nate Biller, Crazy Legs Conti and Meredith Boxberger are expected to compete.

The previous intersection of the Cincinatti Reds and competitive eating is pitcher Frank Pastore. His time of 9:30 for the Big Texan 72 ounce steak challenge in 1987 has only been surpassed by Molly Schuyler and Joey Chestnut.

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Ivan Mendoza announces that he was the first person to finish the "Uber Terminator" 3 foot bratwurst challenge at Meckelenburg's Garden in Cincinnati that was featured on "Ginormous Food".
The Food Network's new eating challenge program "Ginormous Food" will record at Bard's Burgers & Chili in Latonia, KY later this month. The challenge meal will be an 11 patty "Triple Cincinnasti Burger.

Joey Chestnut defends Zinzinnati brats

update WLWT has an article

Results Part 1 | Part 2

1) Joey Chestnut 67 bratwurst in 10 minutes
2) Gideon Oji 40.75
3) Matt Cohen 29
4T) Scott Thomas 26
4T) Ethan Teske 26
6) Matthew Raible 18
7) Sean Mulcahey 16.25
8) Patrick Kelly 6.5
9) Sara Lamar 6.25

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Joey Chestnut, Gideon Oji, Matt Cohen, Matthew Raible and Sean Mulcahey are expected to compete in the Oktoberfest Zinzinnati bratwurst eating contest on September 17.
LA Beast will do an extreme eating demonstration at Bobby Mackey's Music World in Wilder Kentucky Saturday at midnight.

Joey Chestnut defends Zinzinnati bratwurst

update WCPO and local12 have videos. Joey did a pre-contest appearance on WLWT

Results of today’s bratwurst eating contest at Zinzinatti Oktoberfest
Official results part 1 | part 2 | part 3

1 Joey Chestnut 45 sausages
2T Scott Thomas 31
2T Gideon Oji 31
4 Bill Myers 20
5 Matt Cohen 19
6 Matt Raible 16
7 Andrew Kogutkiewicz 14.75
8 Liz McClurg 10

Comments (19) reports that Joey Chestnut, Jeff Butler, Danielle Gioia, Bill Myers and Matt Raible are expected to compete in the bratwurst eating contest at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati on September 20.
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