Mary Bowers category

Ken Hoffman has an interview with Mary Bowers about her quest to locate her birth parents in Korea.
Mary Bowers appeared on tonight's episode of America's Got Talent and attempted to eat her way out of a wedding cake she was encased in.
Mary Bowers will compete on tonight's episode of Dodgeball Thunderdome on the Discovery Channel at 9pm Eastern / Pacific.
Mary Bowers will give a talk at Hasting College in Nebraska tomorrow titled:“Eating for Equality: Opportunity and Representation in Sports”.

2019 Fort Myers Nathan’s qualifier has a gallery and video

Joni Mederios has an instagram gallery.

1) Nick Wehry 34
1W) Mary Bowers 10.25 has an interview with Mary Bowers.

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Regality Media has produced a promotional video about Mary Bowers.

2018 Salvation Army donut eating contest

Mary Bowers appearance (as the "Queen of Cupcakes") on last night's episode of The Gong Show on ABC can be viewed on youtube.

2017 Nathan’s Fort Myers, FL qualifier

update Mar 26 Naples News has an article

Nate Figgs has a video

update News Press has a contest report and video

Results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
1) Pablo Martinez 25.5
2) Nate Figueroa 21.5
3) Crazy Legs Conti 19
4) Andrew Renfrow 13.5
Tom Riordan 6.5
Stewart Beck? 6.5

1W) Mary Bowers 10

The MLE facebook has a live video

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BuzzFeed Yellow produced a video where female staffers receive coaching from Mary Bowers before they compete in a hot dog eating contest.
The St. Louis Cardinals produced a video of the April 16 Nathan's qualifier including interviews with Matt Stonie and Mary Bowers. The video lists the contest announcer's name as "George Shey".

2016 Nathan’s St. Louis qualifier

update April 19 has an article

update Juan Rodriguez and Mary Bowers won the contest. It appears their totals were 29 and 12. Taylor Coombs now has the women’s wild card lead.

Matt Stonie appeared on Fox2Now this morning.

Juan “More Bite” Rodriguez will face Matt Cohen, Matt Raible and Andrew Kogutkiewicz in his defense of his qualifier title.

Mary Bowers will seek her first victory in qualifier with multiple women when she faces off against Taylor Coombs. Marlene Wigginton will not attempt to threepeat the women’s qualifier due to her pregnancy.

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2015 Nisei Week gyoza contest

>update Aug 29 Rafu Shimpo has a contest report

update Aug 28 LA Weekly has a contest report by last place finisher Matt Ralston and a video

update Aug 25 LAist has a gallery

classicalmucia1an and Mikey Mouse have videos

Psycho Gourmet has a contest report

Results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

1st 343 Matt “Megatoad” Stonie
2nd 339 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
3rd 178 Miki Sudo
4th 175 Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan
5th 170 Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco
6th 169 Rich “The Locust” LeFevre
7th 145 Steve Hendry
8th 142 Erik “The Red” Denmark
9th 129 “The Lovely” Juliet Lee
10th 125 Eric “Badlands” Booker
11th 109 Josh Miller
12th 107 Pablo Martinez
13th 94 “Nasty” Nathan Biller
14th 77 Carlene LeFevre
15th 69 Lesley Ryder
16th 58 Rowell Marcos
17th 49 Mary “I Love ’em HOT!” Bowers
18th 8 Ralston

Rafu Shimpo has a contest preview
KPCC has an interview with Mary Bowers

Matt Stonie is working on the 1st IFOCE/MLE undefeated calendar year since Kobayashi in 2006. (Joey Chestnut never went the first six months of the year without at least one loss.

Previous gyoza winners

2014 Aug 16 1st 384 10 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship Los Angeles, CA
2013 Aug 17 1st 268 10 min Matt “Megatoad” Stonie Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship Los Angeles, CA
2012 Aug 18 1st 266 10 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship Los Angeles, CA
2011 Aug 20 1st 264 10 min Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti Day-Lee/Nisei Week Gyoza Eating Championship Los Angeles, CA
2010 Aug 21 1st 189 10 min “Big” Ben Monson Gyoza Eating Championship Los Angeles, CA
2009 Aug 22 1st 181 10 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut Gyoza Eating Championship Los Angeles, CA
2008 Aug 23 1st 231 10 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut Gyoza Eating Championship Los Angeles, CA
2006 Aug 19 1st 212 10 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut World Gyoza Eating Championship Los Angeles, CA

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The Daily News has a preview of Saturday's Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship in Los Angele.
The Dana Point Times has an interview with Mary Bowers.
Mary Bowers appeared on the lastest episode of The Josh Wolf Show on CMT and presided over a hot dog contest.

2015 Florida Strawberry Festival Nathan’s qualifier

update March 3 #2 Crazy Legs Conti has a preview for the Huffington Post.

update March 3 Plant City Observer has a contest report

Frankie has an instagram video

update has a contest report claiming that Conti received an unspecified deduction for debris.

Full men’s results part 1 | part 2
1) Nate Biller 23
2) Crazy Legs Conti 22.75
3) Jose Azua 12
4) Jerry Whited 11
5) Mark Trombetta 8.5
6T) Yariel Vignau 8
6T) Yadiel Vignau 8
8) Matthew Germuth 6
9) Thomas Brown 3

Nate Biller has been announced as the male winner with a total of 23

Crazy Legs Conti had at least 21 according to this picture. Dave Wood has the men’s wild card lead with 27.5

Mary Bowers was the top female with 10

Crazy Legs Conti, Nate Biller and Mary Bowers are expected to compete. has a contest preview. The contest is expected to start at 6pm.

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Aaron Ybarra has a blog entry about his competitive eating career which mentions his appearance on the competitive eating episode of Bones and recording a song with Mary Bowers.

2014 Nathan’s Houston qualifier

update May 8 The Memorial City facebook has a gallery

update May 7 Ken Hoffman has a contest report for the Houston Post and Click2Houston has a video

Update May 5 The Houston Chronicle has a gallery

update May 4 A contest video is available

update Erik Denmark reportedly won the men’s contest. Mary Bowers appears to be the sole female.

Official results
men rest of top 5
1) Erik Denmark 36, reaches Coney for 9th year in a row
2) Juan Rodriguez 21 31, takes wild card lead
3) Nate Biller 21
4) Jimmy Chiu 18
5) Bam Martinez 13

1) Mary Bowers 11.75
Laura Heywood (6 hot dogs in Las Vegas) is now the women’s wild card leader

Today’s Nathan’s qualifier in Houston is abou to start. Erik Denmark, Nate Biller, Juan Rodriguez, Bam Martinez, Alex Perez and Mary Bowers are expected to compete.

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Carlene LeFevre ends 9 year hiatus to win women’s Vegas qualifier, Pablo Martinez takes men’s

update April 27 VegasNews Vegas24Seven and HauteLiving have articles with galleries. The Las Vegas Sun has a gallery

El Toro has a video
of the women’s qualifier

The winners have been announced
1) Pablo Martinez 26
2) Rich LeFevre 25 – takes wild card lead (Nathan Biller 2nd w/18)

1) Carlene LeFevre 13 – first MLE contest since 2005, qualifies for Coney for 4th time (1st as winner of female division)
2) Mary Bowers 9 – takes wild card lead
3) Laura Heywood 6 wore hot dog hat

The qualifier has started. Some reports say the contest has been held at the New York New York Hotel & Casino for 17 years, which would probably make it the second longest running event on the MLE calendar after the Nathan’s finals. (Rich Shea said it has been held for 10 years in his interview.)

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