Mother of all Runs Hooters qualifier

update May 16 Three pictures have been posted on the race’s facebook gallery

update May 14 There has been a lot of criticism about the event posted on its facebook page which is being deleted instead of addressed (Screen capture of removed post by Dustin Hoisington .

update May 12 Full results (but not full names) have been posted (Part 1 | Part 2)
Results (Top 3)
1) Erik Denmark 115 wings
2) Alex Perez 112
3) “Bam” Martinez 96
4) Mark P 92
5) Marco “Mongo” Marquez” 83
6) Roland A 80
7T) Ken K 76
7T) Aida Martinez 76
9) Clint G 67

A contest picture.

Marco “Mongo” Marquez is at the qualifier, which would be his first MLE contest since the Isle Black Hawk Rocky Mountain Oyster Eating World Championship in 2010.

It does not appear the contest will have a problem with spectators viewing the contest from nearby buildings

Comments (53)


  1. Anonymous said

    May 11, 2013 @ 3:19 pm

    Good job Erik, Alex, and Bam. Close between top two.

  2. Anonymous said

    May 11, 2013 @ 8:37 pm

    Did Mongo eat?

  3. Anonymous said

    May 12, 2013 @ 12:08 am

    Whats the time limit on the hooters contest?

  4. Roland_EL-TORO said (Registered August 29, 2012)

    May 12, 2013 @ 12:29 am

    He eat but after looked in pain

  5. Anonymous said

    May 12, 2013 @ 5:09 am

    Probably because he got cheated and robbed of the win. I heard they had an extremely suspect way of determining averages. Mongo is a way better eater than all the dudes who placed. Then again MLE does whatever they have to so they can take care of their posterboy. This isn’t the first time they screwed somebody over so mr. posterboy could win. I’ve caught MC clown’s turning a blind eye with my own eyes so they do whatever they please with their god complexes and then have the nerve to call their contests sanctioned. LMMFAO!!!!!

  6. Anonymous said

    May 12, 2013 @ 9:54 am

    Check your facts, 5:09 – I haven’t seen Mongo eat 27.5 hot dogs yet.

  7. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    May 12, 2013 @ 11:13 am

    Mongo ate 30 hot dogs to win thw 2009 Denver Nathans qualifier.

  8. Anonymous said

    May 12, 2013 @ 11:25 am

    My mistake – missed that result. But made me notice something else. Even though they are not under contract, why are Alex Perez, Bam Martinez and Mongo allowed to flip back and forth between non-sanctioned and IFOCE contests?

  9. anonymous said

    May 12, 2013 @ 12:57 pm

    Why 1125? So they can play the old familiar game of playing one against the other

  10. Anonymous said

    May 12, 2013 @ 1:22 pm

    Because they don’t mean a thing to the Sheas except for being spot fillers so they turn a blind eye when necessary. Although Mongo is a decent eater, the others aren’t good for numbers like the rest of the ranked 30-50 eaters.

  11. Anonymous said

    May 12, 2013 @ 1:44 pm

    So who’s claiming the last 6 spots at Vegas and Ohio?

  12. anonymous said

    May 12, 2013 @ 1:56 pm

    1:22 is correct. Some of the lower ranked eaters haven’t seen a contract since 2006.

  13. Anonymous said

    May 12, 2013 @ 4:28 pm

    Check your facts 11:25 Bam is under contract.He doesn’t do any thing else.He is a low ranked eater.He doesn’t do many contest.

  14. Anonymous said

    May 12, 2013 @ 4:31 pm

    Get your facts right.Bam is a low ranked eater.He doesn’t do out side contest.He maybe does 3 a year.

  15. Anonymous said

    May 12, 2013 @ 5:08 pm

    Bam has done contests outside on MLE in the past year or two. He just doesn’t get caught because nobody cares or make a fuss.

  16. Ignatius Rake said (Registered August 6, 2012)

    May 13, 2013 @ 12:01 am

    Here’s our report:

    Includes last week’s Nathan’s qualifier and the Spanky’s hot dog contest in Livermore, with exclusive quotes from MLE, Juan ‘More Bite’ Rodriguez and Rob ‘Dog’ Nguyen.

    Also, if you’re interested, here’s our rather belated aspargus/Foodabluza/sweet corn report with exclusive quotes from Matt ‘Megatoad’ Stonie and Michelle ‘Cardboard Shell’ Lesco:

  17. The real Bam said

    May 13, 2013 @ 10:44 am

    Please name the contest in where i ate outside MLE.

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

    May 13, 2013 @ 10:49 am

    He can’t, Bam. He is just talking gibberish.

  19. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    May 13, 2013 @ 10:49 am

    2011 Cedar Hill hot dog eating contest:

  20. Anonymous said

    May 13, 2013 @ 11:05 am

    Owned by OJ

  21. Anonymous said

    May 13, 2013 @ 12:56 pm

    Who is posterboy?

  22. Anonymous said

    May 13, 2013 @ 1:41 pm

    Not Bam., looks more like Sieken in a Bam costume

  23. beautifulbrian said

    May 13, 2013 @ 2:28 pm

    Gimme a break man . I aint as bad as the guy with the headband

  24. The real Bam. said

    May 13, 2013 @ 2:39 pm

    Thanks OJ.That was in my real fat days before i was with MLE. Some one is a sore loser with no facts.

  25. Anonymous said

    May 13, 2013 @ 3:15 pm

    Bam. You were added to MLE roster in May 2011. This contest took place in July 2011. Seems like you were signed at the time with MLE

  26. OLDYBUTGOODIE said (Registered May 13, 2013)

    May 13, 2013 @ 6:57 pm

    Th e MLE is a Joke and should be shut down and a real company needs to take over Mongo definitely got cheated he is a wing Specialist he is a 6 time Colorado Wing Champ!!!

  27. The real Bam said

    May 13, 2013 @ 9:17 pm

    I3:15 I did some MLE contest and they add me I was asked later to join..Thanks for following my contest.Its cool being that im i don’t domany.6:57 How do you figure Mongo got cheated.Were you there,did you see the weight.

  28. Hmmmm said

    May 13, 2013 @ 10:48 pm

    So what your saying Bam is that you did a MLE event….they added to their top 50 ranking without signing, did other non MLE contests and then signed later? Hmmm I was I under the impression MLE won’t add you to their ranking unless you sign….maybe they made a exception for you Bam since your top notch.

  29. Anonymous said

    May 14, 2013 @ 12:32 am

    Bam beating Mongo, that’s like Joey losing to a #50 ranked eater. Never would happen at least not fairly.

  30. Anonymous said

    May 14, 2013 @ 9:40 am

    They do add a few lower ranked eaters without having them sign contracts. Bam did more than that though.

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

    May 14, 2013 @ 11:21 am

    12:32, it could happen in West Palm Beach Corn. I have little doubt. Joey is smart to stay away from there.

  32. Ignatius Rake said (Registered August 6, 2012)

    May 14, 2013 @ 12:11 pm

    Correction. A bit off-topic but in that second link I posted earlier it says Notorious B.O.B. is “an off-stage vegetarian”. We now know that this is not true.

  33. Anonymous said

    May 14, 2013 @ 1:08 pm

    Maybe George Shea should ditch that line then? I can’t even could how many times I’ve heard him say it.

  34. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    May 14, 2013 @ 1:22 pm

    Since the Sheas are continuing with the Jim Mullen 1916 origin story even after it was announced as a fabrication, I doubt they will alter Bob’s introduction.

  35. anonymous said

    May 14, 2013 @ 1:23 pm

    The two lines tbat George should ditch our of sheer redundancy is ” I gotta get to the gym” and ” oh lord I felt a tightness in my chest . Hope its not heart attack ” I see little humor in either or both

  36. Anonymous said

    May 14, 2013 @ 1:26 pm

    and the Sheas should remove Sister Christian from the intro song tracks. What is so motivating about this song?

  37. OLDYBUTGOODIE said (Registered May 13, 2013)

    May 14, 2013 @ 3:12 pm

    @ Bam I would put up 1000.00 that Mongo would beat you in any event!!! you think you some big Eater!! and Yes I have seen First hand the MLE cheat so that the higher ranked eaters win!!!! and this BS of letting Crazy compete @ Nathans every year when He Sucks Makes them look like a joke more than anything!!!!

  38. The real Bam said

    May 14, 2013 @ 3:48 pm

    I will take that beat.Ask him cause iwould do it.As long as you will be there.

  39. Anonymous said

    May 14, 2013 @ 5:06 pm

    I’ll take action on Mongo any day.

  40. Anonymous said

    May 14, 2013 @ 6:48 pm

    I’d bet 1000 dollars Mongo would beat Erik with any food but especially wings. I’m positive that mc Sam is surprised somebody called him out on his scandalous shanagains. Have him take a lie detector, he won’t because if he did the damn machine would blow up.

  41. Hmmmm said

    May 14, 2013 @ 10:35 pm

    Sounds like mongo and his fans (if he has any) are sore losers.

  42. anonymous said

    May 15, 2013 @ 12:19 am

    Strong rumor that seiken will be in Cincy for Hooters

  43. Observer said

    May 15, 2013 @ 7:53 am

    Sore losers, I don’t think so….more like its common knowledge Mongo was robbed and cheated put pf his legitamate win, point blank.

  44. Anonymous said

    May 15, 2013 @ 7:58 am

    Strong rumor that he will fail miserably.

  45. Stop observing said

    May 15, 2013 @ 9:47 am

    and learn to type and spell – “cheated put pf his legitamate..”

    Suggestion: don’t use words you don’t understand and can’t spell. LOL!

  46. Hmmmm said

    May 15, 2013 @ 10:02 am

    @observer if your calms of cheating are true, then why did they allow ETR to lose badly during the Nathan’s qualifier in Vegas? He was beat by 2 amatures and 1 Indy eater who wasn’t even supposed to be allowed to eat? I think you suffer from a condition called “denial”

  47. OLDYBUTGOODIE said (Registered May 13, 2013)

    May 15, 2013 @ 5:02 pm

    Just face it all you Stupid freaks that think the MLE is a Legit Corrp. because you are the ones in Denial!!!! and the reason they cheated is because they couldn’t let Mongo get to the Main stage because that is under more of a watchful eye and that’s where Mongo would have been top 3!!!

  48. OLDYBUTGOODIE said (Registered May 13, 2013)

    May 15, 2013 @ 5:11 pm

    I think they need to Fire the so Called MC’s and Hire Joe Rogan!!!

  49. Hmmmm said

    May 15, 2013 @ 5:25 pm

    @oldybutgoodie so instead of providing legitimate excuses to why MLE cheated, you resort to calling everyone “stupid freaks.” You say they didn’t want Mongo on the main stage?? Why not? If they could supposedly cheat or fix the contest at a qualifier, what’s stopping them from doing it at the final? Sorry but claiming MLE cheats without offering more definitive proof other then “Mongo is just that good to lose” is foolish.

  50. anonymous said

    May 15, 2013 @ 5:34 pm

    MC? S they were either fired or they quit. Turnover ratio with personal is staggering

  51. King said

    May 15, 2013 @ 11:04 pm

    Mongo for President.

  52. Hobo said

    May 17, 2013 @ 7:50 am

    So much controversy, I wonder if Erik feels bad his winning number purposely got switched with Mongos. I’ve heard of shady things going on at MLE contests.

  53. Anonymous said

    May 17, 2013 @ 11:52 am

    Really think these comments do nothing good for competitive eating followers or the eaters. Seems like a bunch of in fighting and most people have no idea half the time what people are saying except that most posters seem like real bozos. It’s a sport, it isn’t a sport? Seems like a bunch of rotten spoilers. Noone comes off looking good.

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