Virginia eating challenges and contests category

Three random eating challenges
3 signature dogs Triiple Hog Dare Ya HogsHead Cafe Richmond, VA includes 1 lb. fries
5 lb. meal The Dirty Challenge The Dirty Buffalo Norfolk, VA 1 lb of home fries, 1 1/2 lbs of mac & cheese, 2 chicken tenders, 2 burger patties w/ cheese, 2 hot dogs, 10 oz of pulled pork and 2 slices of bread
5 lb. burger 5 Pound Burger Challenge Blackstone Grill Christiansburg, VA available Mondays at 5:30, includes a pound of fries
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NBC29 has an article about Darron Breeden's hot dog eating exhibition at last night's high school basketball game in Orange, VA. The event was held to raise money for a scholarship for an Orange Count, VA student pursuing a career in information technology. (video)

Darron Breeden & Doris Garcia win Norfolk Harborfest qualifier

Darron Breeden and Doris Garcia have been announced as the winner of today’s Nathan’s qualifier at the Norfolk Harborfest.

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Darron Breeden completed the 13.5 pound ramen challenge at Gaijin Ramen Shop in Arlington, VA in 24:14.
The South Boston (VA) Pizza Festival will award $500 if a record is set in its pizza eating contest on October 13.
Bob Shoudt produced a video of him winning four eating contests in an hour during a Richmond Flying Squirrels game. reports that Matthew Edward Fiebig, an unsuccessful write-in candidate for the mayor of Wytheville, VA, was arrested public intoxication after disrupting that town's July 4 hot dog eating contest. Fiebig claims he came on stage to replace a contestant who did not show up.

2018 Norfolk Harborfest Nathan’s qualifier

update 13News Now video | Pilot Online article

Facebook Live video

Official results
1) George Chiger 30
2) Brian Dudzinski 24
3) Crazy Legs Conti 16

1W) Rene Rovtar 6

George Chiger, Crazy Legs Conti, Brian Dudzinski and Rene Rovtar are expected to compete.

Local competitiors Jack Saladino and Sam Roewer did interviews.

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Buffalo Wild Wings in Richmond will hold a qualifier Friday for a wing eating contest on Sunday awarding $200 to the winner.

2017 Norfolk Harborfest Nathan’s qualifier

update Darron Breeden has a video

The Virginian Pilot has a contest report

Official results
More results
1) Darron Breeden 38
2) Josh Peters 16
3) Michael Deitz 12
?) Danny Meyers 5
?) Tias Schuster 5

1W) Deborah Bethea 6.5

Darron Breeden has won with 38 hot dogs. George Shea claimed it was a record (Sonya Thomas retains the top Norfoik qualifier total of 38.5)

Darron Breeden and Michael Dietz are expected to compete.

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Darron Breeden finished the challenge at Family Pizzeria in Staffod, VA intended for two diners without assistance yesterday.
Shuck-n-Suck in Cape Charles, VA will hold a steamed clam eating contest tomorrow awarding $200/$100/$50 and an oyster eating contest for male & female pairs on Saturday also awarding $200/$100/$50.
Darron Breeden, 3rd place finisher in Sunday's Nathan's qualifier in Norfolk, has a youtube channel with a video of that contest. In May, he was denied the $500 prize for Benny DeLuca's pizza challenge because the restaurant considered him a "professional" even though he had not previously done an eating contest.

2016 Norfolk Nathan’s qualifier

update June 14 Debbie has videos Part 1 | Part 2

update June 13 The Virginia-Pilot has a gallery and video
Robbie Hickman has a facebook gallery

1) Gideon Oji 33
2) Steve Hendry 31, new wild card leader update tied with Yasir Salem for wild card lead
3) Darron Breeden 28 (record for total unknown?)

1W) BeeJay Alexander 16.5

Steve Hendry, Gideon Oji and BeeJay Alexander are expected to compete.

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Friday night, Molly Schuyler did a pizza challenge in Virginia, then she did the Champs Pizza challenge in Glen Burnie, MD with Bob Shoudt.
An amateur hot dog eating contest at Smithfield Foods headquarters in Smithfield, VA will be televised on the April 21 episode of NASCAR Race Hub on Fox Sports One.
Heritage Brewing in Manassas, VA will hold a rib eating contest on November 16. Washington Redskins Nick Sundberg, Dustin Hopkins & Silas Redd Jr. are expected to compete.
This summer, Seaver "The Achiever" Miller won a silver medal in Greco-Roman wrestling in the World Police & Fire Games in Northern Virginia. Intestinal issues forced the termination of Seaver's competitive eating career in 2007.
Mike Longo announces that he ate 51 wings to win the first prize of $500 at the Kickin Chicken Wing Fest in Richmond.
The Kickin Chicken Wingfest will award $500 to the winner of an eating contest in Richmond, VA on October 18. Qualifiers will be held October 8 and 15.
Vienna, VA will hold a chili dog eating contest on July 4 awarding $250 to the winner.
The Korean American Journal cancelled a May 2007 cover story about Sonya Thomas after the massacre at Virgina Tech according to a former editors roundtable.
ESPN has a blog entry about University of Virginia football players competing in the Munchin for Memory hot dog eating contest on Sunday to benefit Alzheimer's research. Fullback Vincent Croce was the runner up with 11 hot dogs.
Mike Longo reports he won the first prize of $500 at the eating contest at the Kicken Chicken Wing Fest in Richmond.
Members of the Washington Redskins will compete in a rib eating contest at The Bone in Manassas, VA on September 30.
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