Amarillo / North Texas eating challenges and contests category

Three random Amarillo eating challenges
72 oz. steak 72 oz. steak Big Texan Steak Ranch Amarillo, TX Free if eaten w/trimming in under an hour
big burger 7 Layer Burger 7 Bar and Grill Amarillo, TX
8 jumbo dogs Big Challenge Moe Dogs GrillAmarillo, TX
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Val Bromann wrote a blog entry for SillyAmerica.com about her visit to the Big Texan in Amarillo, TX while on a tour of Route 66 this summer. She did not attempt the 72 ounce steak challenge.
The Big Texan in Amarillo, TX has had its 72 ounce steak challenge finished in under an hour 10,000 times since its opening in 1960. The 10,000th success was by John Lamons on September 1.
The Big Texan in Amarillo, TX currently has 9,998 finishers of its 72 ounce steak over the 60 year history of the challenge.
The Big Texan in Amarillo, TX has started a youtube channel for videos of attempts at its 72 ounce steak challenge.
AR15.com has a forum thread about the livestream of diners attempting the 72 ounce steak challenge at The Big Texan in Amarillo, TX. The thread started on September 7 and currently has 307 pages. Molly Schuyler and Katina Eats Kilos are some of the steak challengers mentioned by commenters.
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.
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 Big Texan in Amarillo, TX has resumed its 72 ounce steak challenge (outside) with Elder Michael Johnson finishing the meal in 29:20.
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.
Michelle "Cardboard Shell" Lesco completed the 72 ounce steak meal at the Big Texan in Amarillo, TX in 21:13, which I think is the fastest time for a female excluding Molly Schuyler's results.
Geoff Esper completed the Big Texan 72 ounce steak challenge in 5:08, surpassing Joey Chestnut (8:52) for the fastest non Molly Schuyler time for the meal.
Miki Sudo ate two 72 ounce steaks in 63 minutes at the Big Texan last night, making her the second female (after Molly Schuyler) to complete multiple challenges at the iconic Amarillo, TX steakhouse. update The official times were 26:40 and 34:30. I think 26:40 is the female non-Molly Schuyler record for the challenge.
Erik "The Electric" Lamkin attempted the 72 ounce steak challlenge at The Big Texan in Amarillo, TX in an episode of The List Show about restaurant challenges.
A 2 day old Daily Mail Facebook video about Molly Schuyler eating two 72 ounce steak challenges at the Big Texan in Amarillo, TX in under 15 minutes has surpassed a million views. (The name or date is not given).
City Journal has an account of the Amarillo Opera's meal at the Big Texan where a Croatian tenor attempted the 72 ounce steak challenge.

Amarillo high school tortilla eating contest results in school board meeting

Amarillo.com reports that a tortilla eating contest held at a Amarillo High School pep rally has resulted in a meeting of the Amarillo Independent School District Board of Trustees:

Last week, there was a “fiesta-themed” pep rally at Amarillo High School prior to its football game against Caprock High School, a school with a predominantly Hispanic student body. The rally caused a stir on social media.

At the pep rally there was a tortilla-eating contest, and later that night things escalated on social media, where initial claims were made that students were throwing tortillas at the pep rally as well as at the football game.

It was later determined that no tortillas were actually thrown.

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Amarillo.com has a report on the Big Texan's plans to move to a new location in east Amarillo and then build a Branson, MO style "entertainment village" around the new site.
The Big Texan facebook has a video of Molly Schuyler recorded yesterday. She expects to return in May or June for a third faceoff against the 72 ounce steak and hopes to face "Furious" Pete Czerwinksi or "LA Beast".
Teams will compete in a steak eating contest at The Big Texan in Amarillo, TX in tonight's episode of The Great Food Truck Race at 9 pm on the Food Network.

Molly Schuyler eats 3 Big Texan 72 oz. steaks in 20 minutes

update April 20

The times for all three challenges were 4:18, 7:29 and 8:13. All three times broke Joey Chestnut’s previous record of 8:52. Her times from 2014 (4:58 & 9:59) giver her 5 of the 7 sub 10-minute finishes. Former MLB pitcher Frank Pastore (RIP) has the other (9:30 from 1987)

This morning, Molly ate a 9.5 burrito on Kiss FM to giver her a total of over 22 pounds of food consumed in 15 hour (before | after | video )

Rich and Carlene LeFevre did not compete against Molly despite being mentioned as a competing team.

Amarillo.com has an article, gallery and video

More local coverage: MyHighPlains | ConnectAmarillo.com | News Channel 10

National Coverage: People | Huffington Post | E! Online | Perez Hilton | USA Today | AOL | Time | Washington Post |

The third challenge is now finished with a time of about 20 minutes

Molly has finished the second challenge at 11:47

Molly’s official time for the first steak is 4:18, a new record.

Molly Schuylers’s attempt at 3 (or more) 72 ounce steak challenges at the Big Texan in Amarillo, TX is about to start and can be viewed at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/amarillo-globe-news ama big-texan molly-schuyler

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Amarillo.com has a preview of Molly Schuyler attempting three (possibly four) 72 ounce steak meals at the Big Texan on Sunday. The event will be live-streamed at 3pm central time.
BigTexanEvents.com is accepting reservations for spectators who want to watch Molly Schuyler attempt 3 72 ounce steak challenges on April 19 in Amarillo, TX. Sponsors can also reserve tables for sums of $500-$2500.
Amarillo.com reports Molly Schuyler will attempt to eat 3 72 ounce steak challenge meals at the Big Texan in Amarillo, TX on April 19. She will face four teams of two, one of which will be Rich and Carlene LeFevre. Molly ate 2 72 ounce steaks in under 15 minutes in May 2014. update www.bigtexanevents.com and a press release have more info. Molly will win $5000 if she finishes all three in under an hour.
Amarillo.com reports that at least 10 Chinese tourists will attempt the 72 ounce steak at the Big Texan tomorrow live on a reality show. update July 25 Amarillo.com reports none of the group finished the challenge.
Several cast members of Sister Wives, A TLC reality show about a polygamous family, will attempt the 72 ounce steak at the Big Texan in Amarillo, TX on tonight's new episode (9pm Eastern). (video preview)
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