Texas eating challenges and contests category

Three random eating challenges
7 pound burger World's Largest Hamburger Campo Verde Arlington, TX
5 lb. burger King Daddy Burger Cowboy Touch El Paso, TX
1.5 lb. burger Mega Mel Burger Mel's Country Cafe Tomball, TX burger includes a pound of bacon, record is 9 minutes
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Miki Sudo posted a video of her attempt at the 7 pound burger challenge at Kenny's Burger Joint in Frisco, TX. Joey Chestnut also attempted the challenge.
The Fort Worth Pizza Fest will hold an eating contest on November 15 awarding $250/$100/$50.
Texarkana Gazette has a report on Randy Santel completing the new "All About the Taste" challenge at Taco Tico in Texarkana, TX on Friday, which concluded a his tour of the southeastern United States that started on August 2.

2020 Lewisville Western Days tamales

Official results

1st 93 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut first appearance at contest since 2014
2nd 75 Miki Sudo
3rd 61 Nick Wehry
4th 57.5 Gideon Oji
5th 26.5 “Nasty” Nathan Biller
6th 21 Katie Prettyman
7th 16.5 Jocelyn Walker
8th 12.5 Alex “Moose” Perez
9th 8 Brian Moote
DQ ? Greg “The Savage” Wilson apparently had at least 30 before DQ

The Western Days Festival World Tamale Eating Championship can be viewed online at http://lewisvillewesterndays.com/. Joey Chestnut will be competing for the first time since 2014.

Previous winners
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Raina Huang and Joel Hansen both attempted the 28 inch pizza challenge at Studebaker's in Gatesville, TX.
Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo and Gideon Oji are expected to compete in the Western Days Festival World Tamale Eating Championship in Lewisville, TX on September 26. update Miki Sudo says that Nick Wehry, Katie Prettyman, Alex Perez and Jocelyn Walker will also compete.
The owner of a Dallas food truck says $1000 will be awarded if its burger challenge is completed.
Miki Sudo has posted a video of her attempting two 72 ounce steak challenges at The Big Texan in Amarillo, TX that was recorded in September 2019.
Raina Huang and Joel Hansen will attempt the new Krazy King Food Challenge at Krazy Katsu & Udon in Houston on September 9.
Lewisville, TX will hold a virtual tamale eating contest on September 26 as part of its Western Days celebration. Entrants have yet to be announced. update The contest will be in-person, but closed to spectators. Registration will open September 7
Lonestar Cheeseburger in San Angelo, TX will hold a cheeseburger eating contest on September 18 awarding $500 to the winner.
A tamale eating contest could be broadcast as part of Lewisville, Texas virtual Western Days festival that will replace the cancelled in-person event.
Joel Hansen recently completed the 72 ounce steak challenge at The Big Texan in Amarillo, TX in 12:24, which is believed to be a Canadian record. Raina Huang also attempted the challenge and finished in 24:41. (video)
The Buffalo Wing Festival announced it would not hold a 2020 event today. With the removal of the Lewisville, TX tamale contest, scheduled for September, there are currently no upcoming contests with a date on the MLE calendar. (Smoke's Poutinerie contest remains listed without a date). The Colorado State Fair will be scaled back, so a Slopper eating contest appears unlikely.
Joel Hansen ate 37 hot dogs in 10 minutes to win the first prize of $500 at a hot dog eating contest held July 4 in Canton, TX>
Canton, TX will hold a hot dog eating contest on July 4 awarding $500 to the winner.
The Big Texan in Amarillo, TX has resumed its 72 ounce steak challenge (outside) with Elder Michael Johnson finishing the meal in 29:20.
The home page for the Austin suburb, Manor, TX, announces it will hold a MLE sausage eating contest on May 8 or 9 as part of its Manorpalooza Festival.
Oysterfest in Fulton, TX will hold an oyster eating contest for men on March 7 and a competition for women March 8. Both events will award $200/$100/$50.

Molly Schuyler sets Laredo Jalapeno Festival record

Professional results from tonight’s La Costena Jalapeno eating contest in Laredo, TX. update Official results

1) Molly Schulyler 310 peppers in 15 minutes (contest record), $3000
2) Andrew Puhl, 202 peppers
3) Brandon “Da Garbage Disposal” Clark 170

from facebook video (results start at 42:30)

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Baltimore Ravens center Bradley Bozeman completed the Big Texan 72 ounce steak in about 50 minutes, which I think makes him the second active NFL player to have completed the Amarillo, TX challenge after Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. The stop was part of a 6 week cross-country tour to promote anti-bullying efforts.
Slacker's in San Antonio will hold a hot wing eating contest tomorrow awarding $300 to the winner, $100 to the runner up.
Monsters and Critics has a post about the steak eating challenge incident in last night's episode of 9-1-1: Lone Star. A woman drank so much water trying to finish a 96 ounce steak she suffered water intoxication and needed emergency assistance. (video)
The January 27 episode of 9-1-1: Lone Star will have an emergency at a steak eating contest. The original 9-1-1 set in Los Angeles had a crisis at an insect eating contest on its October 22, 2018 show. This is not the first steak eating contest incident on a Fox program. The March 28, 1999 episode of the Simpsons (Maximum Homerdrive) had a fatality after a steak challenge went wrong.
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