Nashville eating challenges and contests category

Three random Nashville eating challenges
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
30 in pizza Monster Pizza Challenge - 2 person Knead Dough Pizzeria Hendersonville, TN
30 inch pizza 30 Inch Monster Pizza - suspended Village Pizza Hartsville, TN must drink 2L Dr. Pepper
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A 12 pound "Smashville" burger will be available at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville for the NHL All-Star weekend on January 30 and 31. The burger has impaled hot dogs as a topping.

Dave Brunelli wins Music City Bowl hot chicken contest

update Dec 31 Kyle Hanner video Naader Reda video (introductions)

Naader Reda has the top 3
1) Dave Brunelli 3 plates & 3 pieces
2) Naader Reda 2 plates & 2 pieces
3) Kyle Hanner 2 plates

Matthew Chang also competed and says he finished 4th

There was one reversal.

Dave Brunelli has been announced as the winner

It does not appear that defending champ Molly Schuyler was in attendance.

Comments (12) reports the Louisville Cardinals defeated Texas A & M in the hot chicken eating contest for Music City Bowl teams in Nashville. The professional hot chicken eating contest will be held on Tuesday.
Defending champion Molly Schuyler, Dave Brunelli and Naader Reda are expected to compete in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl World Hot Chicken Championship in Nashville on December 29. There will also be a contest for amateurs before the professional competition.

2015-16 Nashville Nathan’s qualifier

update Oct 22 The name of the female winner was Noelle Morgann

results Part 1 | Part 2

1st 24 Brian “Dud Light” Dudzinski
2nd 23 Ronnie “MegaByte” Hartman
3rd 19 Pedram “The Punisher” Esmaeelzadeh
4th 17.5 Crazy Legs Conti
5th 16 “Nasty” Nathan Biller
6th 14 Frank “the Kaiser” Wach
7th 13 Matthew Raible
8th 11.5 Stephen Underwood
9th 8 Alex “Moose” Perez
1st 6.5 Mrs. Dudzinski no first name given
2nd 6 Taylor Coombs

Brian Dudzinksi, Crazy Legs Conti, Nate Biller, Ronnie Hartman and Matt Raible are expected to compete. Taylor Coombs will hopefully prevent a repeat of the spring Nashville qualifier where no preregistered females showed up and a walkon won by default.

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Randy Santel and Olivia Ragni finished the breakfast challenge at the Pied Piper Eatery in Nashville yesterday.
The All Pro Eating calendar has been updated with the Bierhaus bratwurst eating contest in New York City on November 14 and the Music City Bowl hot chicken eating contest on December 29. The website also moved Stephanie Torres from the top 15 to its All Stars page. (via Stephanie Wu)
Registration is now open for a Nathan's qualifier that will take place at Tootside's Orchid Lounge in Nashville on October 21. This might make Nashville the first city besides NYC to have two Nathan's qualifiers in a calendar year.

2015 Nashville Nathan’s qualifier

update Jun 14 David Dycus has a video

The top 2:
1) Adrian Morgan 33
2) Josh Miller 17.5

3T) Padrem Amaelzedeh
3T) Michael Schwertz

1W Brandi 3.5

Josh Miller thinks the first name of the female winner was Brandi and she was a walk-on after no women showed up.

A picture of a female holding a trophy has been posted without a name. She appears to have eaten 3 hot dogs.

Adrian Morgan, Josh Miller and Matt Raible are the listed entrants.

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Adrian Morgan is expected to compete in the Nathan's qualifier at Tootsie’s World Famous Orchid Lounge in Nashville on June 13.

2015 Nathan’s qualifier circuit announced

The remainder of the 2015 Nathan’s qualifier circuit has been posted on update Registration will open March 19 at 1pm EDT for all qualifiers. Registration will also open for the May 17 Niko Niko gyros contest in Houston.

  • April 12, Atlanta – Dogwood Festival
  • April 25, Las Vegas – NY NY Hotel
  • May 2, Houston, Memorial City Mall
  • May 16, St. Louis, Busch Stadium
  • May 23, Charlotte, Speed Street
  • June 7, Pocono, PA – Pocono Raceway
  • June 13, Nashville – Tootsie’s Country Music Fan Fest Alley
  • June 14, Queens – NY Mets ballpark
  • June 27, Rochester, NH – Phantom Gourmet BBQ
  • June 28, Cleveland, Crocker Park
  • June 28, Sonoma, CA Sonoma Raceway

The circuit is similar to the 2014 Spring schedule. Nashville and Atlanta have been added and Savannah, St. Paul and Bloomington, IL dropped. The contest held at the Phantom Gourmet BBQ moved with the festival from Boston to New Hampshire.

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Molly Schuyler goes for undefeated 2014 at Music City Bowl Hot Chicken contest

update Molly Schuyler appears to have won with total of 4.75 pounds.

Molly Schuyler will go for an undefeated calendar year at the hot chicken eating contest at the Music City Bowl in Nashville.

Naader Reda has a blog entry and video about the contest.


Players from Notre Dame defeated LSU team members in the Music City Bowl hot chicken eating contest 25 to 19. The professsional eating contest will be held on Monday.
The Music City Bowl is looking for amateur competitors for its hot chicken eating contest in Nashville on December 29.
The field for the hot chicken eating contest at the Music City Bowl in Nashville on December 29 is expected to include Dave Brunelli, Stephanie Torres, Naader Reda and Molly Schuyler, who will be looking to go undefeated for 2014.
All Pro Eating's Hot Chicken Eating World Championship will be held at the Music City Bowl in Nashville on December 29.
Offensive lineman Andy Levitre of the Tennessee Titans is looking for a partner to attempt the 11 pound, 36 inch Godfather Pizza at Sal's in Franklin, TN.
G’s Pancake House Restaurant in Clarksville, TN will hold a pancake eating contest on May 10 awarding $500 in cash and prizes including a big screen HDTV.

Molly Schuyler wins Music City Bowl hot chicken contest

update Dec 30 WKRN has an article & video

The top 3:
1. Molly Schuyler 4.3 lb.
2. Eric Dahl 2.5
3. Stephanie Torres 1.9

The twitter for the Music City Bowl announces that Molly Schuyler ate 4.3 pounds of hot chicken in 8 minutes to win today’s eating contest in Nashville.

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A press release about the The Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl World Hot Chicken Eating Championship announces that Molly Schuyler, Eric Dahl, Stephanie Torres and Chris Abatsas are expected to compete in Nashville on December 29.
The Music City Southern Hot Wing Festival will hold an eating contest on Saturday awarding $300 to the winner.
A segment (probably from 2008) about Juris "Dr. Shibayama" was recently replayed by Fox 17 for its "Video Vault" series.

2012-13 college football bowl eating contests

Several college football bowls held eating contests as part of their pre-game activities:

  • Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA) Wisconsin defended their Lawry’s Beef Bowl title by eating a total of 619 pounds of prime rib to defeat Stanford by 17 pounds. Joshua Garnett and Dallas Lewallen of Wisconsin were reportedly the individual winners with 7 24-ounce steaks eaten.
  • Chick-fil-A Bowl (Atlanta) LSU outate Clemson at Sal Grosso’s Brazillian Steakhouse by 624 pounds to 454
  • Music City Bowl (Nashville) NC State outate Vanderbilt by 19 ribs. NC State’s Rogers Clark ate 21 ribs in 2 minutes to win the individual contest.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (Tempe, AZ) Michigan State ate an average of 33 wings per player to defeat TCU by a margin of 13. MSU’s Shawn Kamm was the individual winner with 65 wings.
  • Outback Bowl (Tampa) Ashton Tate of South Carolina ate 8 mini key lime pies to defeat Michigan’s Ben Braden by 3 pies.


Motor Trend Auto Shows reports that Dale Boone won the finals of the Noshville hot dog eating contest held at the Nashville International Auto Show with a total of 21 hot dogs in 4:50.
Dale Boone won today's qualifier held at Noshville in Nashville with a total of 20 hot dogs.
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