Roanoke – Lynchburg eating challenges and contests category

Three random Roanoke eating challenges
double cheeseburger Tommy Two Ton Abbot's Restaurant Roanoke, VA burger between two double grilled cheese sandwiches
5 lb. burger 5 Pound Burger Challenge Blackstone Grill Christiansburg, VA available Mondays at 5:30, includes a pound of fries
3 lb. burger Endless Burger Deal Ham's Restaurant Danville, VA
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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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Benny Marzano's in Blacksburg, VA will hold a pizza eating contest for two person teams during the NCAA tournament awarding $400 to the winning team.
Grace Lee will judge a meatball eating contest in Lynchburg, VA on Friday. (Grace's twitter bio still lists her as an undefeated eating champion.)
Eventzone reports that Jessica Franklin won Martin's Rib eating contest at the Big Lick Blues Festival in Roanoke, Virginia, defeating last year's winner, Ron Webb. (The winning total of 4.6 oz. is probably inaccurate; Ron Webb ate 20 ounces to win the 2009 contest.)

Link Buffet: November 11, 2008

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Ian Hickman wins Lynchburg Dickey’s qualifier

The NewsAdvance.com reports that Ian Hickman won the Dickey’s pulled pork eating qualifier in Lynchburg, VA. Joshua “Jabber Jaws” Currier was second.

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Sonya & Booker vs. Harley riders in VA ham biscuit contest

From dailypress.com

16th Annual Virginia State Harley Davidson Owners Group Rally, Lynchburg, VA

Sonya Thomas 60 biscuits in 8 minutes
Badlands Booker 42 biscuits

Updated 9:55 The Lynchburg News Advance has an article about the contest

11:16 USA Today has an AP article and picture of the contest

Updated June 25 9:14 pm, WDBJ7 has a video of the contest

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Virginia Ham preview

The News & Advance has a preview of Saturday’s Virginia Ham biscuit contest in Lynchburg, VA. Sonya Thomas and Eric “Badlands” Booker will compete against twelve of the best Harley riding eaters in an 8 minute contest.

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Ham steak contest in Richmond June 24?

The calendar on Badlands Booker’s myspace page announces that he will appear at the Virginia State Lottery Ham Steaks Contest in Richmond on June 24. This contest does not appear on the IFOCE list of contests.

Updated June 12 1:50 PM Ian Hickman has confirmed that the Virginia Lottery will sponsor a contest on the 24th in Lynchburg, not Richmod. Sonya Thomas is expected.

A new goldenpalace rib contest in Memphis on July 3 has also been announced.

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