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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.
University of Wisconsin basketball player Nigel Hayes competed in a cheesecake eating contest for United Cerebral Palsy of Dane County last month. (via Q106)
Jason Buttke, winner of Saturday's eating contest at the Madison Bacon Fest, has started a facebook page, youtube channel and twitter about his Wisconsin eating challenges and contests.

Molly Schuyler repeats as Ian’s Pizza champion

update Oct 14 has a blog entry

update Oct 13 WKow has a news video

update Chris Norris has a video

The top 5 for today’s contest at Ian’s Pizza in Madison, WI Part 1 | Part 2

1) Molly Schuyler 14 8.5 oz slices in 10 minutes, defends title
2) Dave Brunelli 11.2
3) Tom Gilbert 9.75
4) Spencer Fricke 8.5
5) Stephanie Torres 7

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A press release announces the field for Ian's Pizza National Pizza Eating Championship in Madison, WI October 11: defending champion Molly Schuyler, Dave Brunelli, Stephanie Torres and Tom Gilbert.
The official twitter of the University of Wisconsin-Madison retweeted a picture of a Twinkie eating contest held in an economics class today. has an article about Eric "Silo" Dahl.
Eric "Silo" Dahl will attempt a donut eating challenge during tomorrow's episode of What' Ya Know on Wisconsin Public Radio.

Molly Schuyler wins Ian’s Pizza, extends career undefeated streak

update Sept 23 WKOW has an article and video calling the winner “Mary”

The UW student paper has an article has an article about the contest.

Molly Schuyler won Ian’s Pizza contest in Madison WI, today with total of 12.9 slices weighing 8.5 oz.

The top 5:
1) Molly Schuyler 12.9 slices
2) Jamie McDonald 12.2
3) Stephanie Torres 10.2
4) Eric Dahl 8.9
5) Devin Hess 5.7

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The Wisconsin State Journal has an article about Eric Dahl competing in Ian's Pizza eating contest in Madison on Saturday. update Eric did a promo contest this morning.
A press release announces that Jamie McDonald, Molly Schuyler, Eric Dahl and Stephanie Torres are expected to compete in Ian's Pizza eating contest in Madison, WI on September 21. The contest purse is $2,250 with a first prize of $1,000. has a long thread about Eric Dahl's video of him completing the Double Glutton Burger at Rev Jim's Roadhouse in Madison, WI. The comments focus on the difficulty Eric Dahl received getting the restaurant owner to credit him with finishing the challenge.
Cheba Hut, a chain which bills itself as "the nation's only marijuana-themed restaurant" will hold a "Sticky Icky" peanut butter & jelly sub sandwich eating contest at all 16 of its locations (in AZ, CO, OR, IA, NM, CA and WI).
Ian's Pizza by the Slice will hold a pizza eating contest in Madison on September 27 awarding an iPad.
Eric "Silo" Dahl announces ate 10 wings in 1:04 at Quaker Steak & Lube in Middletown, WI to win $250 and a $250 gift certificate.
A wing eating contest at the Quaker Steak & Lube in Madison, WI will award $250 cash and a $250 gift card on February 28. Weekly qualifiers will be held on Tuesdays. has an article about Eric "Silo" Dahl. (via The NCCEA)
Ian's Pizza has a gallery of the pizza contest held last Friday in Madison, WI won by Eric "Silo" Dahl.
Ian's Pizza by the Slice in Madison, WI will hold an eating contest on Friday awarding a Xbox 360 with Kinect.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the University Square Food Court in Madison, WI, site of the The National Food Court and Wisconsin Collegiate Eating Championship in 2010 and 2011, closed earlier this month due to poor performance. The food court's youtube page remains available. has a video produced for Fuel TV's The College Experiment about the collegiate division of the USquare National Food Court Eating Championship held Super Bowl weekend in Madison, WI. (via NCCEA twitter)
Joe LaRue reports he won yesterday's National Food Court Eating Championship in Madison, WI and broke Ian Hickman's record from last year. Mark Williams was the runner-up and Chris "The Mad Greek" Abatsas was third. update KuehlOnLocation has a gallery
The University of Wisconsin's student paper lists Don "Moses" Lerman, "Jammin" Joe LaRue and Chris "The Mad Greek" Abatsas along with defending champion Ian Hickman as expected entrants in Saturday's National Food Court Eating Championship in Madison, WI. update The Daily Page has a longer preview and The Onion's AV Club has a youtube guide to competitive eating.
The facebook for the National Food Court and Wisconsin Collegiate Eating Championship announces that footage from the February 5 contest will be recorded for an upcoming episode The College Experiment on Fox Sports & Fuel TV.
The Wall Street Journal has an article about the diets of the offensive linemen for the University of Wisconsin which claims that Dallas Lewallen is the team's biggest eater even though Travis Frederick ate seven prime rib steaks (and wanted an eighth) at Lawry's Beef Bowl.
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