Wisconsin eating challenges and contests category

Three random eating challenges
burger Lakeside Burger Lakeside Bar, Grill & Lodging Athelstane, WI burger contains 2 hamburgers patties, two brat patties, two kinds of cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onions
2 lb. burger Quarter Barrel Party Challenge Painted Parrot West Allis, WI Tuesdays only
big breakfast Big Al's Craaaaazy 8 Challenge Big Al's Cafe West Allis, WI includes 8 Pancakes, 8 Eggs, 8 Sausage, 8 Bacon & 8 pieces of Toast
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GMToday has an article about Randy Santel and Katina Eats Kilos attempting a breakfast challenge at The Kitchen in Sussex, WI.
WeAreGreenBay.com reports that Blaize Koon won the burger eating contest at Burger Fest in Seymour, WI for the 11th year in a row.
The top 3 from Saturday's sausage eating contest at Brat Days in Sheboygan, WI: 1) Frank Wach 16 brats 2) Blaize Koon 15 3) Blake Hay 13 (gallery)
The Green Bay Press Gazzette reports that 78 year old Dennis Leffin will compete in the sausage eating contest at Brat Days in Sheboygan, WI this weekend after a 37 year absence from the competition. He first competed at the event in 1953 at the age of 9 and finished second overall.
WFRV has an article about Randy Santel's trip to the Black Otter Supper Club in Hortonville, WI to attempt over 10 pounds of prime rib.
Katina Eats Kilos attempted two 40 ounce steak challenges at Prime Quarter in Milwaukee.
WEAU.com has a report on Randy Santel and Katina DeJarnett's attempt at the "Sweet Heart Cheesecake Challenge" by Josef's Cheesecake in Chippewa Falls, WI today.
Chippewa.com has an article about Randy Santel and Katina Eats Kilos' trip to Chippewa Falls, WI Saturday to attempt Josef's Cheesecakes "Sweet Heart Cheesecake Challenge" two-person dessert challenge.

Aaron Osthoff commits suicide after attempted murder

Some shocking and tragic news:

In the early morning of November 19, Aaron Osthoff forced his way into the home of Megan Breuer in Potosi (in southwest Wisconsin about 20 miles from Osthoff’s hometown of Dubuque, Iowa). She called 911 and after police arrived, Osthoff fired his gun multiple times. He severely injured Breuer and then took his own life with his firearm. She was hospitalized and was listed in stable condition as of November 22. Police said that Breuer and Osthoff knew each other, but no additional information about their relationship has been divulged.

Osthoff was a member of Major League Eating from 2011 to 2014. He competed in the 2011, 2013 and 2014 Nathan’s finals, finishing 6th in the men’s division in 2013. In 2012, Osthoff and his wife Heather both qualified for the Nathan’s July 4 championship, but they did not participate in that competition that year. In 2015, Osthoff retired from Major League Eating. He concluded his competitive eating career with a victory in the Dubuque Wing Bowl later that year.

In February 2020, Osthoff was featured in a New York Time article about his acquisition of a copy of the House Judiciary Committee’s impeachment report that was autographed by former President Trump. The document was sold by Goldin Auctions for a price of $81,180.

On June 30, 2021, Osthoff’s 20 year old daughter Brielle took her own life. Her struggle with mental health was the subject of a September article by the Telegraph Herald. The Osthoffs have two other children: Brittany Murphrey and Brock Osthoff.

Osthoff’s social media offers minimal clues into what might have triggered the tragedy. His final facebook post on November 17 was an uncaptioned picture of himself in a room with no visible items other than high heeled shoes on a shelf. His twitter and instagram have not been updated for over a year.

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Adam Scherr, who wrestled in WWE as "Braun Strowman", completed the burger challenge at Big Guys in Hartford, WI in under 18 minutes.
Katina Eats Kilos has uploaded a video of the bratwurst eating contest at Oktoberfest in Milwaukee, which is the first head to head competition of her competitive eating career. (She was on the roster for the Fresno Tacos eating contest in 2019, which was cancelled after there was a tragedy in the qualifier for it).
JSOnline.com has an article about Randy Santel and Katina DeJarnett's recent move to Milwaukee so Randy can pursue a master's degree in dietetics at Mount Mary University.
Alex Kaminski ate 14 sausages to win today's eating contest at Brat Days in Sheboygan, WI.
Brat Days will hold a sausage eating contest in Sheboygan, WI on August 7 awarding $300/$150/$50
The Milwaukee Record has an article about Randy Santel and Katina "Eats Kilos" DeJarnett's move to Milwaukee.
Randy Santel and Katina DeJarnett will be moving to Milwaukee this summer so Randy can pursue a Masters of Science in Dietetics at Mount Mary University.
The Peanut Butter & Jelly Deli will hold "The Jampionship", a peanut butter and jelly sandwich eating contest awarding $250/$100/$50 in West Allis, WI on August 15.
ESPN2 announced it will rerun the 2006 Krystal Square Off finals at noon Eastern Sunday followed at 1pm by the 2006 Johnsonville Brat Eating World Championship held at Sheboygan, WI's Brat Days festival. The programs are part of ESPN8: The Ocho, an entire day devoted to non-traditional fields of competition.
Frank Wach ate 17 sausages to win the first prize of $300 for the eating contest held at Brat Days in Sheboygan, WI>
Brat Days will hold a sausage eating contest in Sheboygan, WI on August 3 awarding $300/$150/$50.
Fox News interviewed a customer while he was attempting the King (or Queen) of Johnny V's Challenge at Johnny V's Classic Cafe in West Allis, WI yesterday. Splinter News did an investigation about the meal.
Japanese competitive eater Moe Azuki finished a 192 ounce steak at Ward's House of Prime in Milwaukee. I think this is the most steak eaten by a woman in one session other than Molly Schuyler.
Hopcat will hold fry eating qualifiers at its 17 locations (mainly in the midwest, but also Port St. Lucie, FL) on January 19. Winners will receive a $500 prize package and the chance to compete for a $2000 prize in Ypsilanti, MI in July. The chain previously called its signature side dish used in the competition "crack fries", but will changing the name because it was considered insensitive to drug addicts.
Jack's American Pub will hold a Sloppy Joe eating contest on January 8 awarding a trip to Las Vegas.
MKE Oktoberfest will hold a bratwurst eating contest in Milwaukee on October 6 awarding $500 to the winner, $250 to the runner up.
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