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Nashville eating challenges
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Nash Today has a list of five Nashville area restaurant challenges.
Deja Vu Showgirls in Nashville will hold a footlong hot dog eating contest on July 1 awarding $1000 to the winner. Entrants must be females from middle Tennessee weighing more than 225 pounds.
In a hot chicken wing eating contest held for Music City Bowl competitors, the University of Kentucky defeated the University of Iowa 50 wings to 49. Iowa Hawkeye Yahya Black won the individual contest with 15 wings.
Bartley Weaver appeared on Wicked Tasty, a podcast about the Nashville food scene. has an article about bodybuilder/competitive eater Bartley Weaver, who will be the "Titan Man" mascot for the Tennessee Titans this upcoming NFL season.
Nashville Scene has a review of You Are What You, a new play with a female competitive eater protagonist.
Hopsmith in Nashville will hold a hot dog eating contest on July 4 awarding $250 to the winner.
The Music City Bowl in Nashville will hold informal hot chicken eating contests for amateurs in the Fan Zone on December 28. An All Pro Eating competition will not take place.
The calendar for the Music City Bowl does not list a hot chicken eating contest, which it has held since 2013.
The Fink Beats the Stomach has an interview with the winners of the Nathan's qualifier in Nashville in October 2017, Brynn Szeles and Ronnie Hartman, who has moved to Buffalo to pursue a professional wrestling career. Brynn has been a competitive eating fan for over a decade, but could not compete in a qualifier due to living in Hungary.
update Dec 29 The Tennessean has a video update "Orvile Fartwell" has a video of the contest The top five from todays Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl World Hot Chicken Eating Championship Featuring Hattie B's Hot Chicken in Nashville
1st4Molly Schuyler defends title
2nd3.33Brandon Clark
3rd3Dan "killer" Kennedy
4th2.75Bob "The Notorious B.O.B." Shoudt
5th1.75Ryan Best
Defending champion Molly Schuyler, Bob Shoudt, Dan Kennedy and Brandon Clark are expected to compete in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl World Hot Chicken Eating Championship featuring Hattie B's Hot Chicken in Nashville on Thursday December 28. Spots remain available for competitors.   

2017 Nashville Nathan’s qualifier

Official results men | women

1 Ronnie Hartman 28.75
2 Michael “Big Eater Mike” whities 23
3 Brian Dudzinski 19

1W Bryn Szeles 8.75
2W Rene Rovtar 8.5

Facebook Live video from NewsChannel 5

Fox Nashville has a live stream of the contest.

Brian Dudzinski, Ronnie Hartman, Michael “Big Eater Mike” Whities and Rene Rovtar are expected to compete.

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MLE upcoming contests as of August 2, 2017

Here are the upcoming contests on the MLE contest calendar. A kale eating contest in Hamburg, NY on August 13 and a Nathan’s qualifier in Nashville on October 10 have been recently added. A new taco eating contest in Tower, MN on November 4 will also be held. Registration is open unless specified otherwise.
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WSMV has a segment on Stevie "Eats a Lot" Palmer competing in the women's Nathan's finals.
Yesterday, Ethan Teske and Matt Cohen were the first pair to finish the 36 inch Godfather challenge at Sal's Family Pizza in Franklin, TN.

Molly Schuyler regains Music City Bowl hot chicken title

update Bob Shoudt has a contest video

The top 4 for Thursday’s Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl World Hot Chicken Eating Championships:

1) Molly Schuyler 4 lbs. in 8 minutes
2) Bob Shoudt 3 lbs
3) Dave Brunelli 2.75 lbs
4) Wayne Algenio 1.25

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In a pregame event for the 2012 Music City Bowl, Vanderbilt lineman Adam Butler accused members of the NC State Wolfpack of cheating in a rib eating contest. Butler's combative attitude impressed the defensive coaching staff, which led to a position change to the defensive line. Today, those two teams will face off in the Camping World Independence Bowl in Shreveport, LA.
Jack Brown's Beer & Burger Joint announces that Chip "Burger" Simpson set a record for its challenge with a total of 18 burgers. He has been minimally active in competitive eating since leaving MLE in 2007 after attaining a Nathan's personal best of 39.5 burgers.
Molly Schuyler, Bob Shoudt, Dave Brunelli and Wayne Algenio are expected to compete in the Music City Bowl hot chicken eating contest in Nashville on December 29.
Ethan Teske posted to Piranha's facebook page that he completed the cheesesteak challenge at the Nashville restaurant, but did not receive the $100 prize a manager said was awarded to finishers.

Rib contest complaint results in football position change

The Tennessean has a report on how Vanderbilt lineman Adam Butler credits his grievances at a rib eating contest held at the 2012 Music City Bowl for his switch from offense to defense. His coaches thought his complaints about his opposition from North Carolina State cheating showed a combative nature.

“For some reason, the judge voted that we lost the rib-eating contest, and I stood up and argued with the judge,” Butler said. “(The judges) were counting the bones. But (North Carolina State players) had ribs on their plate that didn’t have a bone in it, which means they just took the bones out of the ribs and threw them in the tub.”


Nashville will hold the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl Hot Chicken Eating World Championships on December 29. Comment on the bowl's facebook page to get a spot in the contest.

2016 Nathan’s Nashville qualifier

Results from the first qualifier in the 2016-17 Nathan’s circuit: Part 1 | Part 2

1 Brian Dudzinksi 27.5
2 Badlands Booker 25.5, takes wild card lead
3 Nate Biller 18

1) Liz McClurg 9.5
2) Taylor Coombs 8.5, takes wild card lead
3) Noelle Morgan 8, thinks she had 8.5

Comments (39) has an article about Ethan Teske competing in Tuesday's Nathan's qualifier in Nashville.
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