Pioneer Press article about Mall of America qualifier

The Pioneer Press (St. Paul, MN) has an article about yesterday’s Nathan’s qualifier at the Mall of America won by Chip Simpson with 38 hot dogs.

Updated 6:27 pm – Brian Seiken has commentary

7:13 pm – a volunteer judge has a myspace blog entry about the contest

Comments (2)


  1. Ray The Bison Meduna said

    June 18, 2006 @ 8:17 am

    Congradulations Chip Simpson.

    What a performance!!

    Also Pat B. very impressive!

    The talent level is rising to levels of montrosity that the Japenese have to be worried.

    Here comes Team USA with a lineup to Coney Island that we have not encountered in the past.

    I believe the Belt is coming back to America and it’s going to stay.

    Now it’s Bob Shoudt’s time to crank it up at Shea stadium.

  2. beautifulbrian said

    June 18, 2006 @ 4:00 pm

    Bob Shoudt is the winner of Shea qualfier with 29. I am officially retired from hot dog eating as of today.However i am not retired from competitive eating. I wanted to go out on a positive note but thats the way the cookie crumbles. Eddie Hardy finished second with unofficial 17. Great eater very much like his dad at the table and he has a big future ahead of him. I wish him all the success in the world . I was fortunate enough to compete with both Hardy’s in their debuts. Hardy Sr in 1998 at the WTC and Hardy Jr at Shea in 2006 . Amazing that both debuted with same amount of 17 .

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