Cleveland / Northeast Ohio eating challenges and contests category

Three random Cleveland eating challenges
1 lb. burger Terminal Tower Burger Playmakers Sports Bar & Grill Parma, OH
80 oz. steak The Challenger Steak Main St. Saloon Akron, OH includes baked potato, salad, roll & 22 ounce drink - requires $10 deposit and 24 hour notice, $29.95 if not completed
3 lb. burger The Stu-anator Mike's Place Kent, OH burger served on sub sandwich bun
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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
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)
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 has an interview with Joey Chestnut about the event.

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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Registration open for 2023 Nathan’s qualifers

Registration is now open for four Nathan’s qualifiers awarding a spot in the July 4 contest to the top male and female finishers.

May 27 Berea, OH
June 9 Dayton, OH
June 17 Pleasanton, CA
June 24 Washington, DC

update Registration for a June 17 qualifier in Cincinnati will open May 6 at 9 am. This places 3 out of the 6 announced qualifiers in Ohio.

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Flat Iron Cafe in Cleveland will hold a wing eating contest on February 8 awarding $100 to the winner.
In an eating contest held during halftime of tonight's Cleveland Cavaliers game, Joey Chestnut ate 47 pierogis to defeat three amateurs who combined for a total of 33.
Dan Kennedy has posted the top 3 for Saturday's professional eating contest at the Sandusky, OH Donut Fest: 1) Dan Kennedy 51.5 donuts in 8 minutes 2) Molly Schuyler 39 donuts 3) Andrew Puhl 34
The Sandusky, OH Donut Fest will hold a professional donut eating contest tomorrow awarding $1000/$750/$500. An amateur competition will pay out $500/$300/$150.

Molly Schuyler wins Sandusky, OH donut eating contest

The top 4 from today’s donut eating contest at the Bait House Brewery in Sandusky, OH. (video)

1 Molly Schuyler 69 donuts in 8 minutes
2 Dan Kennedy 65 donuts
3 Nathan Klein 22 donuts
4 David Wise 20 donuts


Sandusky, OH will hold a donut eating contest on October 9 awarding $500/$100/$50.
Barrio in Cleveland will hold a taco eating contest on July 13 as part of its Tequila Fest awarding $500 to the winner.
Barrio in Cleveland will hold a taco eating contest on May 5 awarding $200/$100/$50.
Four Cleveland area restaurants will hold wing eating qualifiers from March 28 to March 31. The Finals at Garage Bar in Willoughby, OH on April 6 will award cash and a 40 inch TV.
The Suburbanite has a report on Dan "Killer" Kennedy eating 4 pizzas and 2 slices to win the first prize of $500 in the PizzaBOGO eating contest in Hartville, OH on October 6.
Brandon "Da Garbage Disposal" Clark will appear in an upcoming Travel Channel program recorded at Greek Village Grill in Lakewood, OH. LakewoodObserver has pictures of the recording on Tuesday.
Dan "Killer" Kennedy ate 34 slices of pizza in 10 minutes to win the first prize of $500 at a contest in Hartville, OH.
Hartville, OH will hold a pizza eating contest on October 6 awarding $500 to the winner. Entrants should contact the Pizza BOGO facebook page. (via cantonrep)
Steel City Scoop has an interview with Bob Shoudt, who says eating 23.4 pounds of chowder in 6 minutes is his favorite competitive eating record. He will appear at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland on August 2.
The Fairborn Herald has a profile of Ivan "the Avocado" Mendoza, who hopes to be ranked in the MLE top 10.
The Wright State student newspaper has a profile of Ivan "The Avocado" Mendoza, who is a senior with double majors in management and human resources who has a 4.0 GPA at that university. There is a also a video.
RIP "Tiny" Tim Rauscheder, who passed away on October 30 according to these youtube comments. LA Beast confirmed the passing on twitter. 2013 article about Tim.
The Upper Deck in Akron, OH will hold a hot dog eating contest tomorrow awarding $300 to the winner.
News Herald has a report on Ivan Mendoza's victory in the shortcake eating contest at the Kirtland (OH) Kiwanis’ Strawberry Festival over four-time defending champion Nick Gordish.
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