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Some sad news from Stephanie Wu: she has discovered that her throat issues were symptoms of thyroid cancer and has terminated her restaurant challenge tour to focus on her health. Ed "Cookie" Jarvis was diagnosed with thryoid cancer in 2010 which was removed by surgery. has an article about Stephanie Wu completing the chili dog challenge at the Rockford Corner Bar in Rockford, MI and setting the house record for the hot dog challenge at Dog Central in Mt. Pleasant, MI.
Stephanie Wu ate 15 hot dogs in 10 minutes to tie for first place at the Blossburg (PA) Fall Festival, then ate 7 hot dogs in 5 minutes to break the tie and claim the $200 prize. update has a contest report

Joel Hansen wins Cheboygan, MI hot dog contest

Results from Dukes Dogs hot dog eating contest in Cheboygan, MI via Stephanie Wu (5 minute contest)
1) Joel Hansen 20, $500
2) Stephanie Wu 11.5, $300
3) Teddy Ormsbee 11, $200
4) Sean Nichols 9.5, $100 (initially announced as 3rd)
5) Oliver Hill 8

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KTWOSports covered the Wyoming State Hot Dog Eating Championship held in Mills, WY last night, Good Morning Wyoming Anchor Billy Floyd won the contest. Stephanie Wu won the women's division and was overall runner-up. (Stephanie Wu writeup)
Valpolife has an article about Stephanie Wu finishing the 96 ounce steak at Kelsey's in Valporaiso, IN in 41 minutes, making her the first woman to complete the challenge.
Southern Minnesota News has an article about Stephanie Wu and Jeremiah Forster finishing the 30 inch Mega Fox Pizza at Fox’s Pizza Den in Madelia, MN in about 30 minutes. They were the first pair to complete the meal after 17 unsuccessful attempts.
MassLive has the roster for the amateur division of the the White Hut World Cheeseburg Eating Contest at the Big E Fair in West Springfield, MA listing Stephanie Wu as the most serious competitor.
Stephanie Wu was the first person to finish the 9 pound Rock Top sundae challenge at It's All So Yummy! in Knoxville, TN today.
Stephanie Wu announces that she ate 6.25 corn dogs in 4 minutes to win the first prize of $200 at Denio's Market in Roseville, CA today. has an article about the "Big Elm" burger challenge at Elma Town Grille in Elma, NY containing an interview with Stephanie Wu, the most recent finisher.
Baltimore Magazine's report on Pete's Grille's pancake eating contest mentions Stephanie Wu's disqualification for being a "professional" from last year's competition.
Stephanie Wu ate 10 hot dogs in 5 minutes to win the first prize of $500 at a contest in Hurricane, WV.
Stephanie Wu won today's hot dog eating contest at Kennywood amusement park near Pittsburgh. The contest went into overtime after a tie at 13 hot dogs. update has an article and video. Tim Cain was the runner up.

Stephanie Wu announces she has finished 100+ eating challenges

Stephanie Wu announced yesterday she successfully completed the challenge at Uncle Linny’s which takes her count to 100.5. She is the first woman (and fifth overall) to reach the challenge century mark. Others with 100+ documented challenge counts: Randy Santel (250+), Ramsey Hilton (200+), Naader Reda, Ryan “Max Carnage” Rodacker.

Other possible members of the century club include the LeFevres, Pete Czerwinski, Pat Bertoletti, Joey Chestnut.

Taft Parker has finished Shula’s 48 ounce steak
at least 347 times. This might be the overall top mark for challenges done if you do not require different sites.

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Stephanie Wu announces that she and an anonymous partner were the first to finish the Big Di XXXL pizza challenge at DiPiazza's in Grand Rapids, MI, earning them a prize of $450.
Stephanie Wu has a facebook post on Spike's Junkyard Dogs Kennel Club record and the mystery about who holds the overall record for the chain. Matt Stonie ate 23 hot dogs in 2010.
Stephanie Wu announces that she and Manny Cambra set the house record for the challenge pizza at Randy's Wooster St in Connecticut. They are the 5th duo to succeed in over 2062 attempts.
Stephanie Wu announces that she set the house record at Crown Candy Kitchen in St. Louis with 9 milkshakes in 29:17, breaking a mark previously set by Joey Chestnut and Ben Monson.

Stephanie Wu Oregon / Washington trip report

Aaron’s Food Adventures has a report on Stephanie Wu’s recent trip to the Pacific Northwest which includes an account of her finishing two 72 ounce steaks at Sayler’s in Portland. A list of the fastest female finishing times for 72+ ounce steaks has been updated with the time for the first challenge.
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Stephanie Wu announces she ate two 72 ounce steak challenges at Sayler's in Portland. She finished the first meal in 16:%2 and the second in 56:12. As far as I know, this is the fourth time someone has finished two 72 ounce steaks in a session. Two 72 ounce meals at the Big Texan has been finished three times: wrestler Klondike Bill (1966), Rich LeFevre (2000), Molly Schuyler (2014).
Stephanie Wu announces she completed the Lucky Sevens Challenge at China Blue in Corvalis, OR to claim the $1,500 jackpot.
Stephanie Wu finished the Alaska size pizza challenge at Neighbors Pizza in Yuba City, CA without assistance, becoming the second person to finish the two person challenge solo. (Molly Schuyler was the first.)

2014 Pete’s Grille pancake contest

update Nov 22 Baltimore Magazine has a contest report. Facebook and City Paper have galleries.

Stephanie Wu reports that she would have set an all-time record for this morning’s pancake eating contest at Pete’s Grille in Baltimore, but was disqualified for being a “professional”. The official winners are Matthew Ullman (13.5 pancakes) and Mallory Heinke (9.75).

Stephanie has been doing a competitive eating tour of the northeastern USA which can be followed on her facebook and includes new overall records for King Leonidas’ calzone at Jimmy the Greek’s in Maine and the hot wiener record at Olneyville NY System in Providence.


Stephanie Wu finishes Big Texan challenge in 30:40

Stephanie Wu announced that she finished the 72 ounce steak challenge at The Big Texan in Amarillo, TX in 30:40. This would make the five fastest times for women in the official finishers list (a fire destroyed pre-1991 records)

  • 4:59, Molly Schuyler, 2014
  • 9:58, Molly Schuyler, 2014
  • 30:40, Stephanie Wu, 2014
  • 32m, Carlene LeFevre, March 20, 2002
  • 32:24, Johanna Hickey, August 9, 2005

In a 2000 Ripley’s Believe it or Not program, Carlene LeFevre finished the steak challenge in 32 minutes, which was billed as a new women’s record. (Results from that episode do not appear in the finishers list).

update Nov 12 On her trip, Stephanie also set the women’s record for the milkshake challenge at Crown Candy Kitchen in St. Louis and the overall Onion Burger record at Dust Bowl in Tulsa.

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