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Three random Amarillo eating challenges
big burger Family Burgers Arnolds Burgers Amarillo, TX burgers range in diameter from 9 to 24 inches
72 oz. steak 72 oz. steak Big Texan Steak Ranch Amarillo, TX Free if eaten w/trimming in under an hour
5 lb. bowl Pho Challenge Taste of Thai Amarillo, TX
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Molly Schuyler breaks Big Texan 72 ounce steak record

update May 29 More Links: CNN | Huffington Post | Gawker | Jezebel

Molly is now on the BigTexan..com home page

Reddit.com forum thread with over 2000 comments, request for Ask Me Anything interview session.

update May 27 Molly Schuyler has a video and facebook gallery

Fox Sports, the Daily Mail and NBC Dallas Fort Worth have articles

The Big Texan reports that Molly Schuyler finished the 72 ounce steak challenge meal in 4:58, almost half the time of Joey Chestnut’s previous record. After finishing her first challenge meal,  she ate another challenge in 9:59. This makes the new all time wall of fame top 4 (Amarillo.com article)

  1. Molly Schuyler 4:58 2014
  2. Joey Chestnut 8:52 2008
  3. Frank Pastore 9:30 (Cincinnati Reds pitcher) 1987
  4. Molly Schulyer 9:59 2014 (attempt #2)

Molly Schuyler is the 3rd person to finish two 72 Big Texan steaks in one session. Pro wrestler Klondike Bill ate two in 1966 and Rich LeFevre consumed 144 ounces of steak on the Donnie and Marie Osmond show in 2000.

I think Carlene LeFevre had the previous women’s Big Texan record at 30 minutes, 6 times longer than Molly Schuyler’s duration. As far as I know, no women have done the challenge in 10:00  – 29:59.

update May 27 Here is the updated list for fastest female finishing times for 72+ ounce steaks. Molly Schuyler has at least five attempts under 10 minutes. I am not aware of any other women finishing in under 20 minutes.

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Last night, former NFL lineman Kyle Turley announced he would attempt the 72 ounce steak challenge at the Big Texan in Amarillo. He actually ordered a 24 ounce steak, citing too many rules as his reason for declining the challenge.
The Big Texan 72 ounce steak finishers list has been updated to include a time of 14:45 by Daniel Carpenter of Langwarrin, Australia earlier this month.
KAMR produced a video segment about the history of the Big Texan's steak challenge. Over 100,000 attempts have been made at the 72 ounce steak since the Amarillo, TX restaurant opened.
While usually one or two women finish the 72 ounce steak challenge at the Big Texan in Amarillo, TX, each year that was not the case in 2012. According to the finishers list, the most recent woman who finished the steak without assistance appears to be Mirit Ohana of Hollywood, FL in October 2011. (Jordan Lloyd is listed even though she ate the steak with Jeff Schroeder for a reality TV program.)
The finishers list for the Big Texan 72 ounce steak has been updated to include Kevin "LA Beast", who did the challenge on March 14 during his trip to California.
Bill Geist will attempt to eat the 72 ounce steak challenge at The Big Texan in Amarillo, TX on tomorrow's episode of CBS Sunday Morning. update Nov 19 A video of the segment is available.
The Words from a Vegan's Heart Facebook page has a post from Stephanie Pollice, a 2007 finsher of the Big Texan 72 ounce steak challenge, about her conversion to a vegan lifestyle.
The 72 ounce steak challenge at The Big Texan in Amarillo, TX will appear in an upcoming episode of Jeff and Jordan do America which will star to former Big Brother participants.
Amarillo Magazine reports that Sarai, a female tiger, ate the 72 ounce steak (with no side items) from the Big Texan in 80 seconds on July 4, breaking the all-species record of 89 seconds. (Joey Chestnut set the human record for the meal with side items with a time of 8:52. I think Carlene LeFevre has the homo sapiens female record of around 30 minutes.)
Someone claiming to be Jordan Lloyd, winner of the 11th season of CBS' Big Brother, is listed as having finished the 72 ounce steak at the Big Texan in Amaraillo, TX on May 8. Jordan appears to be the first female 72 ounce steak finisher of 2012. Jordan's boyfriend Jeff Schroeder, another Big Brother cast member, also finished a 72 ounce steak.
The Columbia Tribune has a history of the 72 ounce steak challenge at the Big Texan in Amarillo, TX focusing on its connection to the University of Missouri.
Someone claiming to be Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is the most recent entry in the list of 72 ounce steak finishers at the Big Texan in Amarillo, TX.
A video from a Swedish television program about the rib eating contest held at the Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo, Texas. (video from January about the recording of the segment)
Amarillo.com reports that Erik Ekstrand and Mackan Edlund, stars of Swedish reality television, competed in the team rib eating qualifier at the Big Texan on Tuesday. The pair also appeared on a local television program.
Pat Michels has a blog entry for the Dallas Observer about the rib eating contest that started yesterday at the Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo, Texas.
Information about the team rib eating contest to be held at the Big Texan in Amarillo, Texas has been posted on Amarillo.com. Qualifiers will be held on Tuesdays in January and February and the finals will take place on March 8. Teams will have four members and the registration fee is $100. The first prize is $1000 and the runner-up team will receive $400. Amarillo.com has an article about the contest.
Reb Stevenson, travel writer for the Toronto Star, produced an article and video about her attempt at the 72 ounce steak at the Big Texan in Amarillo, Texas.
BigTexan.com announces the Amarillo, Texas restaurant will hold a team rib eating contest with a $1,000 first prize. More information about the contest will be revealed on December 28.
Pat Bertoletti announces on his facebook page that the attempted the 72 ounce steak challenge today at The Big Texan in Amarillo, Texas and completed it in 16:01. Joey Chestnut also reportedly attempted the challenge.
NikkyDD announces she finished the 72 ounce steak at the Big Texan Steak Ranch in under 46 minutes, which is confirmed by the online finishers list (September 18 listing).
The Big Texan Steak Ranch makes an ESPN.com list of "Redneck Wonders".
US Weekly's website has a video of Tori Spelling attempting the 72 ounce steak challenge at the Big Texan in Amarillo from the April 5 season debut of Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood
Nations Restaurant News reports that the Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo will have an IFOCE eating contest on April 10 in honor of the 50th anniversary of the free 72 ounce steak challenge.

105 pound woman finishes 72 oz Big Texan steak

Stephanie Torres is one of the most recent additions (December 18) to the list of 72 ounce steak finishers at the Big Texan in Amarillo, Texas. At 105 pounds, she is one of the all time lightest successful challengers. Aty Vargas was an eyewitness to Ms. Torres’ meal and reports that she defeated her father, the owner of the restaurant, in a steak eating contest.

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