Virginia eating challenges and contests category

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Chalkboard Wings & BBQ in Alexandria, VA will hold a wing eating contest on October 22 awarding up to $100.
RVA City Dogs will hold a hot dog eating contest awarding $100 to the winner in Richmond, VA on February 12.
Chalkboard Wings in Alexandria, VA is holding a wing eating contest awarding over $500 in cash and prizes. The contest is three rounds; the first round is January 29
Elephant Thai in Richmond, VA will hold an eating contest on October 29 awarding $300 to the winner.
Long Shots in Chesapeake, VA will hold a pizza eating contest on August 6 awarding $1000.

Geoff Esper wins Benny’s Pizza Giant Slice contest, James Webb 2nd

Results (Part 1 | Part 2) from today’s Benny’s Pizza Giant Slice contest in Blacksburg, VA. James Webb from Australia and Katina “Eats Kilos” DeJarnett make their MLE debuts. Katina was on the roster the the 2019 Fresno Taco eating contest which was cancelled after a fataltiy occured in a qualifier for it.

1) Geoff Esper 11.5 giant slices in 10 minutes
2) James Webb, 7.5
3) Brett Healey 5.25
4) Darron Breeden 5.125
5) Derek Jacobs 4.25
6) Katina DeJarnett 4.125
7) Steven Farlow 3
8T) Andrew Krawczyk 2.75
8T) Gerard Renger 2.75
10. Michael Deitz 2
11. Prudence DiBenedetto 1.125

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Darron Breeden finished the Volcano Challenge at Billiken's Smokehouse in Fredricksburg, VA in under 12 minutes to win $250. He is the first person to complete the five pound barbecue challenge. has an interview with Darron Breeden.
Northern Virigina Magazine has a profile of Darron Breeden.
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.
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