Cincinnati / Southwest Ohio eating challenges and contests category

Three random Cincinnati eating challenges
2 lb. burger Two Pound Burger Challenge By Golly's Milford, OH includes one pound of french fries
10 lbs pasta 10 Pound Spaghetti Challenge Padrino Milford, OH
6 lb. sandwich Sandywich Challenge Dunaway's Irish Pub and Eatery Troy, OH
(All Cincinnati eating challenges and contests in database) has a report on today's coney dog eating contest. Shannon Smith (male) ate 13 frankfurters in 3 minutes to win.
Bleacher Report has a video of Tommy Kraemer attempting a five pound Reuben sandwich at Izzy's in Cincinnati. Another incoming Notre Dame offensive lineman, Dillan Gibbons, won a coney dog eating contest earlier this month.
Cincinnati Magazine has a list of five southwest Ohio eating challenges.

Joey Chestnut defends Zinzinnati bratwurst title

update Sept 22 has a video

WCPO has an article and gallery

Official Results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
1) Joey Chestnut 50
2) Jeff Butler 34
3) Daniella Gioia 23.5
4) Wild Bill Myers 21.5
5T) Stephen George 17
5T) Matt Raible 17
7) Andy Gasper 15
8) Brian Lamar 8.5
9) Justin Purtee 7
10) Drew Lachey 6.33
11) Nick Lachey 6.25

Joey Chesntut has defended his bratwurst title with at Oktoberfest Zinzinatti with a total of 50 sausages. Former boy band members Nick and Drew Lachey also competed.

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Registration is now open for the Zinzinatti bratwurst eating contest in Cincinnati on September 21. The purse for the Buffalo Wing Festival wing contest has been increased to $5,000.
CVG airport (Cincinatti area) will hold a pie eating contest on May 15 awarding a trip to Tampa Bay / St. Pete (PIE) to mark the start of non-stop service to that  destination.  
The Cincinnati Reds will hold a "Bacon Challenge" at home games this season. Fans who can finish four one pound bacon sandwiches in an inning will get their meal and a T-shirt for free.  
Lori Kurtzman has a blog entry about covering Joe LaRue's failed attempt at the challenge burger at Joe's Diner in Cincinnati.

2013 Zinzinnati bratwurst contest

Results Part 1 | Part 2

1) Joey Chestnut 70
2) Miki Sudo 61.5
3) Adrian Morgan 46
4) Bill Myers 21.25
5) Andrew Kogutkiewicz 19.6
6) Matt Raible 17.5
7) Sean Mulcahey 16
8) Jacob Halicek 15
9) Tracy Goode 11
11) Megan Hartman 5

Joey Chestnut won with a total of 70 sausauges. Miki Sudo was runner up with 61.5. Both totals smash the previous event record of 42:

2012 Sep 22 1st 32 10 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut Oktoberfest Zinzinnati World Bratwurst-Eating Championship Cincinnati, OH
2011 Sep 17 1st 35 10 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut Oktoberfest Zinzinnati World Bratwurst-Eating Championship Cincinnati, OH
2010 Sep 18 1st 42 10 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut World Bratwurst Eating Championship Cincinnati, OH

Joey Chestnut is the only expected entrant listed on the festival website. Miki Sudo has also said she will compete.

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Joe LaRue won a coney eating contest held today at Fountain Square in Cincinnati with a total of 14 dogs in 3 minutes. update WCPO has an article and video.

Michelle Lesco wins 2013 Hooters Cincinnati qualifier

Results Part 1 | Part 2
1) Michelle Lesco 152 wings
2) Juliet Lee 128
3) Brian Subich 120
4) Andrew Kogutkiewicz 112
5) Corey Fanguy 92
6) Matthew Raible 88
7T) Tracy Goode 84
7T) Sean Mulcahey 84
9) John “Ticket Wizard” 32
10) Jerry Fowler 10

A picture of the stage.

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Registration is now open for the Hooters qualifier that will take place at the Cincinnati Reds' ballpark on June 8. Registration will open at noon Central for the eating contest to be held at the Chicago RibFest on June 7.
A facebook page has been started for the Competitive Eaters of Southern Ohio Club.

Joey Chestnut defends Zinzinnati bratwurst title

update Sept 23-2 Andrew Kogutkiewicz has a video of the overtime

update Sept 23 Fox19 has a video

Robert Bolson has a gallery.

Results from Zinzinnati Oktoberfest in Cincinnati (Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3)

1st 32 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut ate 5 in 1 minute OT
2nd 32 Tim “Gravy” Brown ate 3 in 1 minute OT
3rd 24 Kevin “LA Beast” Strahle
4th 16.5 Andrew “The Bear” Kogutkiewicz
5th 12 Hunter Brankamp
6th 11 Sean Mulcahey
7th 10.5 Matthew Raible
8th 10 Brian Gee
9th 8.5 Tracy Goode
10th 4.5 Veronica
10th 4.5 Cameron Hanby
12th 4 Vance Van Drake

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A press release announces Joey Chestnut will defend his bratwurst title at Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati in Cincinnati on September 22. Other expected entrants include Tim "Gravy" Brown, Kevin "LA Beast" Strahle, Andrew Kogutkiewicz and Matthew Raible.
Registration for the Oktoberfest Zinzinnati World Bratwurst-Eating Championship in Cincinnati on September 22 will open at 5 pm eastern today on
An article and gallery about the Cold Spring, KY pizza eating contest for charity that former New York Giants Quarterback Jared Lorenzen competed in are available. has an article about Joe LaRue eating 10 hot dogs bananas in 105 seconds at the Junk Food Showdown.
Jared Lorenzen, a former backup quarterback for the New York Giants, will be competing in a pizza eating contest at Raniero's in Cold Spring, KY on Sunday with Kentucky high school player of the year Patrick Towles as his teammate. (The listed weight of the team is 565 pounds. Towles' weight is 235 pounds which would give Lorenzen a current weight of 330 pounds.) via SBNation
Joe LaRue will attempt to eat 10 bananas in 3 minutes at the Kenton County Public Library’s Junk Food Showdown in Fort Mitchell, KY on Monday.
The student newspaper for Northern Kentucky University has a list of Cincinnati area eating challenges.
Joe LaRue's monologue about his competitive eating career at trueHunger in Cincinnati November 7 can be viewed on youtube. At the end of the video, Joe announces that he is retiring and has started a hunger charity.
Tonight's episode of Man vs. Food:Nation will feature Cincinnati restaurants. Adam Turer (interview) will attempt the 5.5 pound 110 Reuben sandwich at Izzy's.
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