Miki Sudo wins Buffalo Wing championship, Joey Chestnut no-shows

update Sept 5 Crazy Legs Conti has posted part 2

update Sept 3 Crazy Legs Conti has a blog entry focusing on his pre-contest activities
Jkozela has a video
Article about Michelle Lesco finishing 2nd
Dutch articles: Volksrant | WTF.nl Serbian article

update Sept 2 BuffaloNews.com has a blog entry about Joey Chestnut’s absence, which reports that he did not appear to be ill Saturday night.

Winging it TV has an interview with Miki Sudo

WGRZ has a video and Buffalo News has an article and gallery ODV Vicious has a video of the stadium screen.

Joey Chestnut says he had a sore throat and fever. YNN has an article. Ghostline Entertainment recorded videos on UStream

The top 8
1 6.7 lb / 178 wings Miki Sudo
2 4.6 Michelle Lesco
3 4.32 Sonya Thomas
4 3.5 Yasir Salem
5 3.44 Jim Reeves
6 3.06 Badlands Booker
7 3 Steve Hendry
8 2.5 Mike Landrich

Miki Sudo has won the contest with 178 wings. Sonya Thomas, Michelle Lesco and Miki Sudo are the top three finishers. This is probably the first time all top 3 in a MLE/IFOCE contest have been women (excluding the Nathan’s female divisions).

A female reportedly won the wing eating championship at the Buffalo Wing Festival festival. Joey Chestnut did not compete.

Comments (63)


  1. Ummm... said

    September 1, 2013 @ 5:07 pm

    Poor baby, Joey…

  2. anonymous said

    September 1, 2013 @ 5:29 pm

    Another great pair of performances by Miki, the world’s best female competitive eater.

  3. anonymous said

    September 1, 2013 @ 6:12 pm

    Great job Sonya . Sonya is the best years of mileage before someone steps in her shoes

  4. anonymous said

    September 1, 2013 @ 6:23 pm

    What would sneaky OJ do without twitter? Some of you make it seem like its so impossible to find her identity when its very easy. She should have been ex incognito years ago. What is this 8yrs and you still haven’t been able to get off your ass and do your homework? Thank god none of decided to make law enforcement your career you would make the worst PI’s on the planet . Pitiful is an understatement

  5. anonymous said

    September 1, 2013 @ 6:35 pm

    Conti must have said what’s the point?. Why embarrass myself even further . Either that or him and Joey were still sleeping after a night out partying and smoking weed

  6. Anonymous said

    September 1, 2013 @ 6:37 pm

    Female? She’s the world’s best eater.

  7. anonymous said

    September 1, 2013 @ 6:59 pm

    Oh Miki you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow our mìnds, hey Miki!

  8. Anonymous said

    September 1, 2013 @ 7:28 pm

    6:35 Jus cuz CC has often had BO and sports dreadlocks , and JC eats a lot , does not mean they are both drunks and pot heads…. though it does sound feasible

  9. Gatsby said

    September 1, 2013 @ 7:31 pm

    Is it true he had to cancel do to a health reason? Will he ever compete again? Get well soon Joey!

  10. Ummm... said

    September 1, 2013 @ 7:53 pm

    Pat’s moving on is looking smarter and smarter, or at least well timed!

  11. anonymous said

    September 1, 2013 @ 8:08 pm

    I love this. Sore throat and fever? That man heart , kidneys liver and intestines must be shot to hell. Have you seen how much he perspires when he eats hot dogs? Oh yeah and just cuz EMT is present at the contests doesn’t mean he won’t kick the bucket

  12. Self Preservation First said

    September 1, 2013 @ 8:10 pm

    Chestnut fears Miki. The World #1 losing to her two days in a row was a chance he could not take.

  13. Registered Nurse said

    September 1, 2013 @ 8:52 pm

    I hope Joey recovers quickly.

  14. anonymous said

    September 1, 2013 @ 9:15 pm

    He once told me he thinks he has an ulcer but that was 6yrs ago

  15. anonymous said

    September 1, 2013 @ 9:30 pm

    Conti and Wild Bill competed in Wings . Their totals were so low wasnt even worth reporting

  16. anonymous said

    September 2, 2013 @ 7:30 am

    I hear bb was offered a spot last min and had better things to do so we have to make do with the stadium screen video. About that.what happen to TBW manners? Calling the food very dry at the 21:30 mark is like a spit in the face. Rolling your eyes on stage at 27:20 even a child knows not to do . Sonya has had tantrums in the past. In grilled cheese in Venice 2003 or 4 she refused to compete if the contest wasnt adjusted to a certain amt of minutes and she got her wish. 06 meatballs she snubbed the notorious one after a call she didnt agree with. Bb has the video solid proof. All nothing new for the princess in her own mind.

  17. anonymous said

    September 2, 2013 @ 8:22 am

    In Sonya case words speak louder than actions. If you check out her site she praised Sudo and Lesco for a job well done. Everyone is allowed to roll their eyes

  18. anonymous said

    September 2, 2013 @ 9:43 am

    Ugh, no… ACTIONS speak louder than WORDS. Are you confused, 822?

  19. anonymous said

    September 2, 2013 @ 10:30 am

    I don’t know what you expect of her? She applauded when Miki won isn’t that enough? Do you want her to jump up for joy because she lost?

  20. Anonymous said

    September 2, 2013 @ 12:44 pm

    She could hug and kiss her.

  21. anonymous said

    September 2, 2013 @ 1:52 pm

    1244. I guess you want her to bow down on both knees kiss her feet and tell her she’s the greatest

  22. Boofalo said

    September 2, 2013 @ 2:44 pm

    Check out BB’s new Sept commentary. After reading it I can’t tell if he really is a delusional boob or is he just playing a big mind game just to evoke a response.

  23. Anonymous said

    September 2, 2013 @ 3:40 pm

    Seiken tells it like he sees it.

  24. Anonymous said

    September 2, 2013 @ 4:08 pm


  25. anonymous said

    September 2, 2013 @ 4:52 pm

    10:30a no hugs, just sonya putting down the sponsors food and rolling her eyes during winner announcements is childish. She’s like 50 . Grow up.

  26. anonymous said

    September 2, 2013 @ 5:35 pm

    She put down the food because it tastes like shit ok? They dont care if they put out the worst crap sitting under the sun for hours . They expect you to eat it . Obviously Joey got food poisoning the day before

  27. anonymous said

    September 2, 2013 @ 5:51 pm

    Word has it that the Buffalo Buffet food has always been nasty. Didn’t Booker throw up immediately while walking off the stage after one of these events?

  28. Ink Blot said

    September 2, 2013 @ 5:53 pm

    I am rolling my eyes at your stupidity right now. Are you pissed off cause the doctor didn’t give you a lollipop?

  29. anonymous said

    September 2, 2013 @ 6:16 pm

    Booker threw up at the 2008 Buffet bowl after Seiken asked him how was the chicken salad. He told Seiken why did you have to ask that and then heaved all over the grass. I was there

  30. anonymous said

    September 2, 2013 @ 6:19 pm

    Looks like Sudo is taking over the entire organization. The airfare and hotel reservation privileges were taken away from Sonya and given to the princess. Sucks

  31. anonymous said

    September 2, 2013 @ 8:32 pm

    No it doesn’t suck. Sudo deserves and certainly has earned the same perks Sonya has enjoyed for the past ten years. The best eaters will always get preferrenial treatment and that’s the way it should be. Sponsors want the best talent and right now Joey, Matt and Miki have easily distanced themselves from the rest of the pack as all around eaters. Tim is great at hot dogs but he will have trouble beating the aforementioned three in most events. He is, however, a worthy #4.

  32. Anonymous said

    September 2, 2013 @ 8:54 pm

    Soon enough Miki will own every record!

  33. anonymous said

    September 2, 2013 @ 9:28 pm

    553 that was funnnnnny I am LMAO

  34. anonymous said

    September 2, 2013 @ 9:30 pm

    are you sure 616 i thought it was 2005

  35. anonymous said

    September 2, 2013 @ 9:52 pm

    Ok smartass 8:54 thats wonderful but what does it do for you unless your name is Miki ?

  36. anonymous said

    September 2, 2013 @ 9:58 pm


    According to G.Shea twitter he announces that male eaters held their heads down in shame but if you watch the video he ordered them to do it . Crazy Legs refused

  37. anonymous said

    September 2, 2013 @ 11:41 pm

    Ya gotta feel the love in this room. Nothing but negative stupid comments about a great eater that never uttered one bad word about anyone. You don’t drag a legend into the mud like that. Sonya must have snubbed you in the past for two reasons. One because you are an idiot and two because you probably deserved it

  38. anonymous said

    September 3, 2013 @ 1:39 am

    What was stupid about it? I was just telling it like it is.

  39. anonymous said

    September 3, 2013 @ 11:26 am

    Some of you dont realize that by posting these idiotic comments, you are driving away intelligent people like Rhonda Evans

  40. Siggy said

    September 3, 2013 @ 1:55 pm

    Why wasn’t Sudo in the nathans?

  41. anonymous said

    September 3, 2013 @ 3:25 pm

    OOOH snap! Sonya rolls her eyes when the mc announce the winners!!

  42. Anonymous said

    September 3, 2013 @ 4:35 pm

    Yes why will no one answer that question? What is Sudo’s day time job?

  43. anonymous said

    September 3, 2013 @ 5:18 pm

    When you’re used to winning its hard to put on a fake smile.She was nice enough to just roll her eyes. If I was her I would have just went the hell home

  44. anonymous said

    September 3, 2013 @ 5:29 pm

    Its still better than running into people you know that see you but make believe they didn’t see you so they dont have to go out of their way to say hello .Plenty of those in ifoce

  45. Anonymous said

    September 3, 2013 @ 5:46 pm

    Next year Miki and Wayne will kiss and make up.

  46. Anonymous said

    September 3, 2013 @ 5:53 pm

    Rolling eyes: proper sentence = 10 months house arrest.

  47. anonymous said

    September 3, 2013 @ 9:08 pm

    There are only two ways to earn a living if you are female living in Vegas

  48. anonymous said

    September 4, 2013 @ 9:45 am

    The only interesting thing about Conti boring blog was
    ” I may be getting to old for competitive eating…my esophagus muscles becoming recalcitrant and my manual to oral dexterity becoming arthritic.”

  49. anonymous said

    September 4, 2013 @ 11:07 am

    Regardless of whether or not he was sick, he seems to enjoy playing with the sponsors thinking that he’s someone real important in this world when he is not. Small band of competitive eating loyalists and this site right here find him important and that’s where it ends. He is also in constant communication with his good buddy Pat .. He might have put him up to this no show charade

  50. Anonymous said

    September 4, 2013 @ 11:51 am

    He is important enough to be a seven time world champion. Who in competitive eating is more important than Joey Chestnut? Hmmm? Hmmm?

  51. Anonymous said

    September 4, 2013 @ 2:48 pm

    People seem to have very short memories or attention spans and are so quick to judge others thinking that history has no part in who is important. Joey along with Sonya have records which are huge and of long duration. Even though Joey has been beaten recently, until someone else beats him in hotdogs, he is The Champion and #1.

  52. Anonymous said

    September 4, 2013 @ 3:25 pm

    Joey is not a top two eater anymore.

  53. Anonymous said

    September 4, 2013 @ 3:42 pm

    Those two are both has beens. They need to retire. The world belongs to Miki and Matt. Nuff said.

  54. Siggy said

    September 4, 2013 @ 4:16 pm

    Will miki be in Nathans ever?

  55. Anonymous said

    September 4, 2013 @ 6:56 pm

    Have circumstances that kept her away this year chaanged?

  56. Siggy said

    September 4, 2013 @ 8:29 pm

    Wow! just saw the pics where Sonya stuffed her cups! Will she continue to get away with this?

  57. Anonymous said

    September 4, 2013 @ 9:29 pm

    Will you continue to stuff your pants pockets?

  58. anonymous said

    September 6, 2013 @ 11:44 am

    Part 1 of Conti blog was a snoozer . Was there a need to post a part 2? It was worse. Seems that Conti has been making the rounds in eating establishments which explains the bigger belly we are not accustomed to

  59. Ummm... said

    September 6, 2013 @ 12:16 pm

    Thanks, BS. You are an amazing talent.

  60. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    September 6, 2013 @ 1:13 pm

    I just read part 2. I really admire Crazy Legs for his outstanding writing ability, which is on display here.

    Anyone who would diss the article does so subjectively, with a firmly entrenched negative bias toward him.

    Even if Legs wasn’t in MLE’s top 50, even if he stopped eating (competitively) altogether, his contributions to CE (like those of Badlands) are greater than all but the best-known competitors.

    As long as I’m a fan of CE, may Legs continue to write about and emcee at CE events.

  61. Anonymous said

    September 6, 2013 @ 4:19 pm

    2:48 MLE is not to be trusted with, respected as, or believed in any manner in regards to records of amounts consumed or who is the past or even current champion. In all but a few contest I have been part of or observed they have regularly manipulated totals and refereed with bias. Anyone remember a couple years ago 100 plus wings was supposed to weigh right around a pound or Conti cheating with their blessing as the MLE butt boy Adrian Morgan just bends over and takes it, doesn’t say sh#%… just watches his master cheat? He’s looked like a nut-less puss. Joey, Sonya, Kobi, Miki, cannot claim to the worlds best as they are not competing against one another in a fair unbiased eating competition. MLE is a carnival sideshow at best.
    Eater X is a alien!!!

  62. Anonymous said

    September 6, 2013 @ 5:38 pm

    Life is a carnival, so it fits right in.

  63. gavonne is back said

    September 8, 2013 @ 10:54 pm

    I hear that Gavonne is calling the MLE sponsors telling them that Sudo is a terrorist and they want to drop her and or MLE . I guess you reap what you sow. Next time think before you make a phone call you might regret

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