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The fast-moving world of competitive eating generates a nearly constant stream of eating contest news. To keep its fans informed, MLE maintains a presence on social networking and video sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Youtube, and also quickly updates the MLE News with complete information on events.

5/29/2017 Stonie Sets World Æbleskiver Record!
Elk Horn, IA Matt Stonie ate 87 Æbleskiver in eight minutes at the First Annual Tivoli Fest World Æbleskiver Eating Champio...
5/29/2017 Esper Claims First World Eating Record!
Fairmont, WV Major League Eating is proud to announce the date, place and time of Geoffrey Esper's first MLE world record-s...
5/7/2017 Joey Chestnut Sets New Taco-Eating Record!
There is a new World Taco-Eating Record and it is this: 126 tacos in eight minutes. The record was set at the Mystic Lake Casino H...
5/1/2017 Cincotti Sets Staggering Sweet Corn Record!
West Palm Beach, FL Well, that was something. Bad news for corn, good news for the history books, one could posit, and so i...
2/20/2017 Chestnut Opens 2017 Season With Victory!
Orlando, FL Major League Eating opened its 2017 season of sanctioned eating championships in Orlando, FL, with the fifth an...
12/21/2016 2016: Major League Eating's Year In Glory
1. Chestnut Regains Mustard Yellow Belt
Never doubt a champion. Joey Chestnut set a Coney Island record on the Fourt...
10/24/2016 Cincotti Claims First Title And Sets New World Brat Record!
Tulsa, OK: Year ye, hear ye, hear ye: Carmen Cincotti, the #4-ranked eater in the world, ate 101 Siegi's bratwurst sausages...
10/19/2016 IFOCE Poll: Election Driving Americans to Drink
More than 50 percent of Americans report that they have increased their consumption of alcoholic beverages as a result of the pres...
9/19/2016 Matt Stonie Claims Inaugural White White World Cheeseburg Championship!
Forty-one White Hut Cheeseburgs later, the first-ever White Hut World Cheeseburg Eating Championship At The Big E title belonged t...
9/19/2016 Joey Chestnut Defends World Brat-Eating Title! Again!
Guten tag, America. Guten tag, Welt. Let it be known that on September 17, 2016, Joey Chestnut once more proved that he is the Bra...
9/19/2016 World’s Top Eaters Confirmed For 2016 Smoke’s Poutinerie WPEC!
Outrageous Event in Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square to Feature Extraordinary, Interactive Fan Experiences

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8/29/2016 Stonie Sets World Chicken Spiedie Eating Record
Call this one Matthew Stonie's biggest win of the year to date. And we add "to date" because his performance at the 2016 Tioga Dow...
8/25/2016 Smoke’s Poutinerie Releases Details of 7th Annual World Poutine Eating Championship
Insanely Entertaining, Internationally Acclaimed Competitive Eating Event to be held October 1st at Yonge-Dundas Square, the He...
8/22/2016 Chestnut Claims Taco Crown
He is the greatest eater in the history of mankind. He is the #1-ranked eater in the world. He is the Great One. He is also, as of...
8/22/2016 Stonie Claims Gyoza Title
Winning is a habit. Which is why Matt Stonie likely feels relief at being top of the podium after eating 323 Day-Lee Foods Gyoza i...
7/12/2016 Gideon Oji Claims First Title At Inaugural Kale Championship
When the history of Zaria, Nigeria is written—and it will be written—spare a few sheets of paper and a quart of ink in celebration...
7/12/2016 Chestnut Defends Slugburger Title
Let's get the facts out of the way: Joey Chestnut, fresh off his crushing 2016 Nathan's Famous hot dog win and the #1-ranked eater...
7/12/2016 Joey Chestnut Reclaims Hooters Wing Title
It's all coming up Chestnut.

Joey Chestnut's comeback tour of 2016 pulled into Las Vegas, NV, for the fifth annual...
7/5/2016 Full Results From The 100th Anniversary Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest
JOEY CHESTNUT REGAINS CONEY CROWN!

MIKI SUDO DEFENDS TITLE AGAINST SONYA THOMAS!

Me...
6/29/2016 Nathan’s Famous 100th Anniversary Fourth Of July Hot Dog-Eating Contest Information
Annual Competition in Coney Island on July 4, 2016!

Joey Chestnut Seeks to Regain Title from Matt Stonie!...
4/4/2016 Stonie Slams 200 Peeps In Five Min To Set World Peeps Eating Record!
One Peep? So innocent. So pure. So meek, perhaps. A quiet, sweet reminder of the Easter season's promise of renewal and new life i...
3/21/2016 Chestnut Sets New Boysenberry Pie Record!
The photos told the story and this old scribe knows that there's no prose that can compete with the camera when it comes to offeri...
3/7/2016 Joey Chestnut Takes Meat Pie Title, Record!
Joey Chestnut, the #2-ranked eater in the world, continued his unbeaten 2016 at the Silver Slipper World Meat Pie Eating Champions...
12/23/2015 2015: Major League Eating's Year In Glory
1. MLE Basks In The Year Of Stonie
When the history of Major League Eating is written—and it will be written—the yea...
12/6/2015 Chestnut Crushes World Shrimp Cocktail Eating Record!
Indianapolis, IN There is no eater like the Great One, Joey Chestnut. And there is no shrimp cocktail like the St. Elmo Shr...
11/24/2015 Sudo Edges Chestnut For Turkey Glory!
Mashantucket, CT Let is be known that at the second annual Foxwoods World Turkey-Eating Championship Ms Miki Sudo—the #3-ra...
10/1/2015 Protective Eyewear in Competitive Eating - MLE Flashback
THE ROLE OF PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR AT EATING CONTESTS

Goggles protect the eyes from hazards such as wind and water, and...
9/8/2015 Chestnut Completes Buffalo Sweep With Dominant Wing Victory!
Buffalo, NY Before the emcee announced first place at the 2015 edition of the U.S. National Buffalo Wing Eating Championshi...
8/24/2015 Matt Stonie Reclaims Gyoza Crown
That was intense..

So Tweeted one @MattStonie at 6:49PM on August 22, 2015. We will forgive him the grammatical err...
8/17/2015 Matt Stonie Sets New Traditional Taco Record In San Jose
By MLE's measure, the capital of the world is San Jose, CA, and its crown rests comfortably on the head of one Matt Stonie. Matt S...
8/10/2015 Joey Chestnut Sets New World Chicken Spiedie Record
Winning solves everything. Winning erases the dark past. Winning extends a pen and demands you write history on your terms. Winnin...
7/28/2015 Matt Stonie Eats 241 Hooters Wings To Claim Hooters Title!
Those who chose not to attend the 2015 Hooters Worldwide Wing Eating Championship Finals at Clearwater Beach, FL, chose to turn th...
7/6/2015 Matt Stonie Wins Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest
Matt Stonie Victorious Over Joey Chestnut!

Miki Sudo Defended Title From Sonya Thomas!

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6/9/2015 Nathan’s Famous Fourth Of July Hot Dog-Eating Contest
Annual Competition in Coney Island on July 4, 2015!

Joey Chestnut Faces Matt Stonie; Sonya Thomas Seeks t...
3/18/2015 Nathan’s Famous Announces 2015 Qualifying Circuit For Fourth Of July International Hot Dog-Eating Championship
Annual Circuit Expands to More Cities, New Venues

New York, NY, March 18, 2015 -- Nathan’s Famous, ...
2/16/2015 Stonie Shatters Birthday Cake Record At Palm Beach Outlets First Birthday Party!
West Palm Beach, FL That Matthew "The Megatoad" Stonie won the inaugural Palm Beach Outlets World Birthday Cake-Eating Cham...
1/20/2015 MLE Big Game Recipes
Over the coming days, MajorLeagueEating.com will share some classic recipes that are a great fit for your big game party. By "big...
1/20/2015 MLE Big Game Recipes II
Couple recipes from fan bases that are always home during the Big Game.

Butt Fumble Apple Crumble

T...
12/22/2014 2014: The Year In Glory
The apex gurgitators of Major League Eating set 16 new World Records in 2014. Here's a breakdown of their heroic human achievement...
12/8/2014 Joey Sets A New Shrimp Cocktail World Record!
Start the year with a win. End the year with a win. Win as many as you can in the days and weeks and months in between. Do that ye...
11/10/2014 Matthew Stonie Wins World Twinkie Champs With 120 In Six Minutes!
Don’t call it an upset—Matthew “The Megatoad” Stonie was at his fast, unrelenting and brilliant best at the second annual World Tw...
11/6/2014 How To Watch The World Twinkie™-Eating Championship Live on ESPN3!
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE 2014 WORLD TWINKIE EATING CHAMPIONSHIP AT BALLY’S CASINO-TUNICA!...
11/5/2014 World Twinkie™-Eating Champion Joey Chestnut To Defend Title As He Battles Arch Rival Matt Stonie
$5,000 Prize Purse on the Line in Second Annual Twinkie-Eating Contest
Broadcast Live on ESPN3


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10/21/2014 MLE Splits From Peers, Supports Legalized Sports Betting In NJ
MLE Alone Among Top Five Sports Leagues with its Pro Wagering Stance

New York, October 21, 2014 Major...
8/31/2014 Watch The US National Buffalo Wing Championship Live On ESPN3!
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE 2014 US NATIONAL BUFFALO WING-EATING CHAMPIONSHIP LIVE!
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8/28/2014 Chestnut Defends Nugget Rib Crown
Joey “Jaws” Chestnut polishes off 9lb 2.7oz of ribs in 12 minutes; Matt “Megatoad” Stonie finishes second with 8lb 3 oz pounds....
8/18/2014 Joey Chestnut Smashes World Gyoza-Eating Record!
Records were made to be broken—so sayeth the tired sports journalist's cliché. This one was obliterated. Hadron Collider-style. Sp...
8/9/2014 Joey Chestnut Sets New Fish Taco Record With 30 Joey's Seafood Restaurants Fish Tacos In 5 Mins!
Let it be known that on August 7, 2014, Joey Chestnut—the #1-ranked eater in the world, the greatest eater who has ever lived, the...
7/24/2014 Chestnut Triumphs In Hooters Worldwide Wing Eating Championship!
And the world keeps turning. Another Championship event. Another title on the line. Another big prize purse up for grabs. And who ...
7/8/2014 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest Results And Video
CHESTNUT THE GREAT FENDS OFF GALLANT STONIE!

SUDO CLAIMS HER FIRST LADIES' BELT!

7/7/2014 Chestnut Vs Stonie Rematch at World Slugburger Eating Championship
July 7th, 2014: Joey Chestnut, the top eater in the world and winner of the July 4th Hot Dog Eating Championship, is set to battle...
6/30/2014 Men's Field for 2014 Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest
Sgt. Horacio Chanyau
Fort Polk, LA
5’11”, 220 lbs, 28 y/o
How He Got Here: Won Fort Lee, VA, Qualifier with 1...
6/30/2014 Women's Field for 2014 Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest
13. Val “Valkyrie” Bromann
Chicago, IL
5’5”, 148 lbs, 33 y/o
How She Got Here: Won Tunica, MS, Qualifier wit...
6/20/2014 Nathan’s Famous To Donate 100,000 Hot Dogs To Food Bank For New York City On July 4th
600,000 Hot Dogs Donated to Food Bank Since 2008

Jericho, NY, June 27, 2013 On July 4th, Nathan’s Fam...
5/19/2014 Stonie Defeats Chestnut—And Sets New WR—In Gyros
Matthew "The Megatoad" Stonie of San Jose, CA, ate 24 Niko Niko's Gyros on May 18, 2014, in Houston, TX, to set a new world gyro e...
4/21/2014 Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest Event Information
The Greatest Eaters In The World Return To Coney Island!

Following a 13-event qualifying circuit conducted t...
3/20/2014 Nathan’s Famous Announces Qualifying Circuit For The 2014 Season
Circuit Expands to More Cities, New Venues

Nathan’s Famous, Inc. has unveiled the official list of sites tha...
3/5/2014 IFOCE Creates Endangered Entrées List. Guacamole Among Those Included
West Coast Drought Leads Major League Eating To Create First-Ever ‘Endangered Entrées’ List

League Design...
3/3/2014 IFOCE Research Division To Monitor Hungry Black Hole
IFOCE Research Division To Join Scientific Community Studying March Black Hole Event

Gas cloud G2 to be c...
2/26/2014 IFOCE Makes Formal Request To Keck Observatory In The Interest Of Human Advancement
February 26, 2014

Mr. Taft Armandroff
Observatory Director
W. M. Keck Observatory
65-1120 Mama...
1/31/2014 Researchers Identify Chicken Wing-Eating Advancement
Information to Save Americans 116 Million Hours Annually

Elusive Finding Compared to Higgs Boson by Compe...
1/28/2014 Super Bowl And The Stomach: A Tale Of Two Cities
You’ve read the stories countless thousands of times. “During the Super Bowl, America will eat 53 million pounds of avocado!” ‘If ...
12/31/2013 Top 10 Moments in Competitive Eating in 2013
10. Katz’s Delicatessen Trophy Wins Best Trophy
No offense to the oversized novelty check, but the trophy awarded to...
12/9/2013 Jaws Chestnut Sets World Shrimp Cocktail-Eating Record
Joey "Jaws" Chestnut of San Jose, CA, the world's #1-ranked eater, ate 9.25lb of Shrimp Cocktail in eight minutes on Saturday, Dec...
10/14/2013 Chestnut Claims Inaugural World Brain Eating Championship!
Experience counts. As the final seconds loomed at the first-ever World Brain Eating Competition at Zombie Pub Crawl, Joey Chestnut...
10/14/2013 Bob Shoudt Takes Ben's Chili Title In Overtime Eat-Off!
After equalling the current world chili eating record of two gallons of Ben's Chili Bowl chili in six minutes*, two of MLE's great...
9/29/2013 Stonie Yougurtland Champ, Wild Bill in 2nd
Phantom Gourmet Food Fest welcomed eating fans to the first ever Yogurtland Frozen Yogurt eating Contest at Boston's Fenway Park t...
9/2/2013 FEMALE EATERS SWEEP BUFFALO WING-EATING BATTLE!
Call it ladies' nite in Buffalo.

For the first time in the history of the sport, women have swept a major in the c...
7/25/2013 Joey Wins Hooters Finals
So much speculation. Capacity this, debris food that. Current princes and future kings. Lots has happened this week, but Joey C...
7/23/2013 Hooters World Wing Eating Championship Finals Field Set!
International tastemakers and influencers will shift their attention from London to Clearwater as the world's top eaters gather in...
7/4/2013 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Contest New Video And Final Results
CLICK HERE for must-see video of the 2013 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Internationa...
7/3/2013 FINAL FIELDS FOR NATHAN'S FOURTH OF JULY CONTEST
Men's Field

Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, #1
Tim “Eater X” Janus, #2
Matt “The Megatoad” Stonie, #4
7/3/2013 Coney Island Astrotower Removal Will Not Affect Nathan's Famous Contest
CONEY ISLAND: The demolition of the historic Coney Island Astrotower will not affect the 98th Annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of Jul...
7/1/2013 NATHAN'S JULY 4th ESPN.COM LIVE BROADCAST DETAILS AND LINKS
The greatest competitive eaters on earth will gather on the corner of Surf and Stillwell avenues in Coney Island on Thursday, July...
6/14/2013 THE NATHAN'S FAMOUS FOURTH OF JULY CONTEST INFO!
Nathan’s July 4th Event Information:

The greatest competitive eaters on earth will gather on the corner of S...
5/2/2013 The Megatoad Earns First Career Win Over Chestnut In Stockton!
Stonie downs Chestnut in the Deep-fried Asparagus discipline. World in shock.

Ali/Frazier. Burr/Hamilton. Ai...
5/2/2013 MLE Investigating Switch To Metric Measurements
Major League Eating, the world body that governs all stomach-centric sports, is in the exploratory phase of converting all existin...
3/18/2013 NATHAN’S FAMOUS ANNOUNCES 2013 QUALIFYING CIRCUIT FOR JULY FOURTH INTERNATIONAL HOT DOG-EATING CHAMPIONSHIP
Joey “Jaws” Chestnut Seeks to Set New World Record

Nathan’s Famous, Inc. has unveiled the official list of 1...
3/12/2013 HOOTERS WORLD WING-EATING CHAMPIONSHIP KICKS OFF IN PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL
World’s best wing eaters compete for dominance!

March 12, 2013 (ATLANTA, GA) Hooters of America, LLC, today ...
3/7/2013 NATHAN’S FAMOUS KICKS OFF 2013 CIRCUIT ON BOARDWALK TO CELEBRATE OPENING OF CONEY ISLAND!
NATHAN’S FAMOUS KICKS OFF 2013 HOT DOG-EATING CIRCUIT ON BOARDWALK TO CELEBRATE OPENING OF CONEY ISLAND

C...
1/18/2013 POSTPONED: Hooters World Wing Eating Championship, Metairie, LA
THE HOOTERS WORLD WING EATING CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT IN METAIRIE, LA—ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, FEB 1, 2013—HAS BEEN POSTPONE...
10/23/2012 Yesterday in Competitive Eating History
Seven years ago yesterday:

JAWS Shatters GoldenPalace.net Record

10/22/2005

Competitiv...
10/15/2012 The Poutine-Scented Brotherhood of Chestnut And Bertoletti
TWO MOUTHS. ONE HEART. A ROAD TRIP TO UNDERSTANDING

The history books shall record who ate what and who fin...
10/10/2012 VICTORY CORNER: EATER X DOWNS JOEY, TALKS BEN’S CHILI BOWL
They are calling it the greatest upset in the history of sports—Tim “Eater X” Janus downed Joey Chestnut, and two gallons of ch...
9/26/2012 MLE Reacts to Bacon Shortage
Major League Eating, the world body that governs all stomach-centric sports, has indefinitely suspended all bacon-eating contests ...
9/8/2012 Tenth Annual Cannoli Contest in NYC
There will be a classic Cannoli Contest celebrating the Festa Di San Gennaro in Little Italy, NYC on Thursday, September 13 at 2pm...
8/19/2012 CHESTNUT SETS NEW WORLD DAY-LEE FOODS GYOZA EATING RECORD!
JOEY "JAWS" CHESTNUT SETS NEW WORLD RECORD AT THE 6TH ANNUAL DAY-LEE FOODS WORLD GYOZA EATING CHAMPIONSHIP!

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7/26/2012 Joey Chestnut Wins Another Major @Hooters in Clearwater! (revised)
As the party raged in West Florida last night, some results came through a tad bumpy. Here is the accurate report:

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7/20/2012 VICTORY CORNER: THE MEGATOAD REFLECTS ON HIS FIRST MLE CHAMPIONSHIP
Championships? The annals of MLE history are filled with the names of titans. After downing 30 Slugburgers in 10 minutes in Cor...
7/19/2012 ARCH RIVALS JOEY CHESTNUT AND SONYA THOMAS CLASH IN WING-EATING CHAMPIONSHIP
JOEY CHESTNUT AND SONYA THOMAS TO CLASH AT HOOTERS WORLD WING-EATING CHAMPIONSHIP!

100-Pound Thomas Will ...
7/5/2012 JOEY CHESTNUT & SONYA THOMAS ARE NATHAN'S HOT DOG EATING WORLD CHAMPS
JOEY CHESTNUT SECURES SIXTH NATHAN’S TITLE WITH 68 HOT DOGS, SONYA THOMAS DEVOURS 45 TO SET NEW WOMEN’S WORLD RECORD
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7/3/2012 NATHAN'S JULY 4th ESPN.COM LIVE BROADCAST LINKS
11:25 am ET -
6/29/2012 July 4th Competitor Bib Sheets - MEN'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
NATHAN’S FAMOUS FOURTH OF JULY INTERNATIONAL HOT DOG EATING CONTEST

2012 COMPETITOR BIB SHEET – MEN’S ...
6/29/2012 July 4th Competitor Bib Sheets - WOMEN'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
NATHAN’S FAMOUS FOURTH OF JULY INTERNATIONAL HOT DOG EATING CONTEST

2012 COMPETITOR BIB SHEET – WOMEN’...
6/26/2012 July 4th Contest Back to 12 Noon Start
CONEY ISLAND SUCCESS PUSHES NATHAN’S JULY 4 CONTEST BACK TO TRADITIONAL 12 NOON START

Plans to Move Even...
6/5/2012 Major League Eating Launches App
SIGNALING POSSIBLE END TO ‘ANGRY BIRDS’ ERA, MLE AND MASTIFF LAUNCH NEW GAMING APP

5/24/2012 ESPN to Televise Nathan’s July 4th Contest Through 2017
ESPN Extends Agreement with Major League Eating to Televise Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Through 2017

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5/3/2012 MLE Vault - May 3, 2004: Crazy Legs Conti & The Popcorn Sarcophagus
MLE Vault - May 3, 2004: A look back at Crazy Legs Conti and The Popcorn Sarcophagus

4/10/2012 Hooters® Kicks Off Coast-to-Coast Wing-Eating Championship
Chicken wing expert, Hooters of America, LLC, announced that it has engaged Major League Eating (MLE) to sanction and produce a ci...
3/20/2012 Nathan's Famous 2012 Circuit is Announced
NATHAN’S FAMOUS ANNOUNCES 2012 QUALIFYING CIRCUIT FOR JULY FOURTH INTERNATIONAL HOT DOG EATING CHAMPIONSHIP

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3/19/2012 TooJay's Takeaway
The pages of history will report that on March 17, 2012 at the third annual TooJay’s World Class Corned Beef Eating Championships ...
2/13/2012 Chestnut Crowned CP Biggest Eater in Bangkok, Sets New World Record
CP BIGGEST EATER COMPETITION 2011-2012 GRAND FINALE – ASIA PACIFIC’S LARGEST-SCALE BIGGEST EATING COMPETITION SET SERIES OF NEW...
2/1/2012 Around the world in 30 days with Sam Barclay
Sam Barclay is in Bangkok, Thailand, nearly 10,000 miles away from his Miami Beach residence. With the CP Biggest Eater Competi...
1/24/2012 Badlands Booker on Big Man Mentality, Cookie and the SB
Major League Eating recently caught up with Badlands Booker to chat about his new CD, Big Man Mentality, and more. Check it out...
1/19/2012 MLE Morning Snack: Bryan "Big Sexy" Beard
MLE recently caught up with The Big Sexy for a few thoughts on his career, Tim Tebow and his trademark cowboy hat...Follow him ...
12/15/2011 MAJOR LEAGUE EATING OFFERS SERVICES TO SIR GRAHAM WATSON & EU COMMISSIONER
MAJOR LEAGUE EATING OFFERS SERVICES TO SIR GRAHAM WATSON & EU COMMISSIONER

Eating Contest To Settle Prune...
11/22/2011 MLE & WILD TURKEY GIVE BACK DURING THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
Major League Eating continued its tradition of giving back this week by making a donation to the Food Bank for New York City. M...
11/21/2011 WHOLE TURKEY EAT-OFF: WORLD’S BEST FACE OFF IN WILD TURKEY® 81 EATING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
WHOLE TURKEY EAT-OFF: WORLD’S BEST FACE OFF IN WILD TURKEY® 81 EATING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
100-Pound Sonya “The Bla...
11/2/2011 New Champions Crowned @ CP Biggest Eater Singapore Finals
Three of the world’s top Major League Eaters and Singapore’s finest eaters stunned hundreds of spectators at Orchard Central on Sa...
10/26/2011 World Rankings Updated
While Joey Chestnut stays atop the competitive eating world, rising MLE stars made moves in the recently updated world rankings. M...
10/19/2011 CP Foods Biggest Eater 2011-12 Kicks Off in Singapore Saturday!
THE STAGE IS SET FOR THE ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN FOR THE TITLE OF CP BIGGEST EATER 2011-2012 SINGAPORE CHAMPION

Si...
9/28/2011 MLE Expands Global Footprint with CP Biggest Eater Competition
Major League Eating will be touring Asia and the South Pacific with CP Foods this fall and winter for a five-event circuit as part...
8/4/2011 MLE Touring Asia to Entertain U.S. Navy Troops
For the second straight summer Major League Eating is off to Asia to entertain troops on U.S. Naval Bases on a tour hosted by NAVY...
7/7/2011 Nathan's July 4th ESPN Broadcast Sets Viewership Record
Record-Setting Viewership for Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest

ESPN's telecast of the 2...
7/5/2011 Joey wins 5th Nathan's belt - Sonya claims first-ever Women's title
JOEY CHESTNUT WINS FIFTH NATHAN’S TITLE WITH 62 HOT DOGS, SONYA THOMAS IS FIRST-EVER WOMEN’S HOT DOG EATING WORLD CHAMPION<...
7/2/2011 JULY 4 COMPETITOR BIB SHEETS - MEN
NATHAN’S FAMOUS FOURTH OF JULY INTERNATIONAL HOT DOG EATING CONTEST

2011 COMPETITOR BIB SHEET – MEN’S ...
7/2/2011 JULY 4 COMPETITOR BIB SHEETS - WOMEN
NATHAN’S FAMOUS FOURTH OF JULY INTERNATIONAL HOT DOG EATING CONTEST

2011 COMPETITOR BIB SHEET – WOMEN’...
7/2/2011 Badlands Booker: A Pioneer of Fireworks and Food
Badlands Booker: A Pioneer of Fireworks and Food
by Newbear Lesniewski

Thanksgiving has its tu...
7/1/2011 Controversy to Coney: Big Brian and Crazy Legs
Controversy to Coney: Big Brian and Crazy Legs
by Newbear Lesniewski

If - borrowing from Crazy Legs C...
7/1/2011 NATHAN’S FAMOUS TO DONATE 100,000 HOT DOGS
NATHAN’S FAMOUS TO MAKE ANNUAL DONATION OF 100,000 HOT DOGS TO FOOD BANK FOR NEW YORK CITY

Nathan’s Famous h...
7/1/2011 NATHAN'S JULY 4 HISTORIC TIMELINE
Key Moments in the History of the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest

The be...
6/28/2011 NATHAN'S JULY 4 EVENT INFO
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6/22/2011 Steph and Michelle: Small, Mighty
Steph and Michelle: Small, Mighty
By Newbear Lesniewski

An alarm bell rings, setting off a lan...
6/18/2011 Nathan's Qualifier Takes Place in China
Nathan's Famous held its first-ever qualifying contest in Beijing, China on Saturday, June 18th. Earning the title of Chinese Nati...
6/11/2011 Ridin' the Gravy Train
Ridin' the Gravy Train
by Newbear Lesniewski

Think about the most arid, desert-like dry mouth you’ve ...
5/27/2011 Official World Rankings Updated
The Official World Rankings have been updated as Major League Eating enters Memorial Day Weekend -- and it's peak season. No chang...
5/20/2011 Davekos, Boston You're His Home
Davekos, Boston You're His Home
By Newbear Lesniewski

Before getting on the horn with one of Boston’s...
5/12/2011 Jason Bernhardt: Salting Away Fate
Jason Bernhardt: Salting Away Fate
By Newbear Lesniewski

Peanut butter. And jelly. Macaroni. And chee...
5/4/2011 ACME Oyster Eating Championship Returns to New Orleans Oyster Festival
The Acme Oyster Eating World Championship will return to the New Orleans on Sunday, June 5. Making its debut last year at the New ...
4/28/2011 Hall Hunt Returneth
Hall Hunt Returneth
by Newbear Lesniewski

Paint a mental picture of yourself as a child.

4/27/2011 Nathan's Increases Women's July 4th Prize Purse to $20,000
Women’s Purse to Match Men’s Purse at $20,000

Nathan’s Famous, Inc. announced that the prize purse fo...
4/20/2011 Nathan's Famous Adds Women's Division to July 4th Contest
NATHAN’S FAMOUS TO INTRODUCE A WOMEN’S DIVISION AT THE 2011 JULY FOURTH INTERNATIONAL HOT DOG EATING CHAMPIONSHIP
4/4/2011 U.S. Eaters Heading to China?
MLE and Nathan's Famous will give the opportunity for American eaters to compete in Beijing on May 18. In what will be the first-e...
3/31/2011 Wild Card Announced for 2011 Nathan's Circuit
Major League Eating has officially announced a Wild Card seat for the upcoming Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Circuit. The...
3/29/2011 2011 Nathan's Famous Circuit Announced
Nathan's Famous, Inc. is readying for its 96th annual July Fourth International Hot Dog Eating Contest. In anticipation of this s...
3/25/2011 La Costeña Spicing Up Jalapeno Purse in 2011 - $6,250
The La CosteñaFeel the Heat Jalapeno Eating Championship will return to Market Square in San Antonio on Sunday, May 1st with a blo...
3/25/2011 Niko Niko's Gyros Moved to Sunday, May 15
Major League Eating has announced that the Niko Niko's World Gyro-Eating Championship has been moved to Sunday, May 15th at 2:00pm...
3/22/2011 RIBMANIA returns to Ribfest Chicago on Friday, June 10th
Major League Eating will take the stage at Ribfest Chicago for the second straight year in 2011 to host RIBMANIA on Friday, June 1...
3/14/2011 Major League Eating Seeks to Raise $25,000 for Japan Quake Victims
Today, Major League Eating donated $5,000 to Save the Children, an organization that is conducting relief efforts in Japan. MLE's...
3/13/2011 CheeseSteaks @ Dorney Park on 5/21
Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom will again play host to the World CheeseSteak Eating Championship on May 21. The Philly-area amuse...
3/3/2011 Rouses Crawfish Cup Up For Grabs in NOLA
Rouses, Louisiana's Best supermarket, is hosting the second annual World Crawfish Eating Championship in New Orleans during the po...
2/1/2011 Dallas Weather Postpones Wingstop Event
Due to inclement weather in Dallas, the Wingstop World Wing-Eating Championship has been postponed until further notice....
1/21/2011 TooJay's Celebrating St. Patty's Day with Record Cash Purse
The TooJay's World Class Corned Beef Eating Championship just got richer...a lot richer. MLE has announced that TooJay's Gourmet D...
1/19/2011 Registration for Four MLE Contests Set To Open this Week
Four events on the 2011 MLE Circuit have been announced on the events page of IFOCE.com.

The Fat Tuesday King Cake...
1/14/2011 $10K Wingstop Wing Eating Championship heading to Dallas SB Week
Major League Eating will head to Dallas on February 1st when it joins with Wingstop to host the Wingstop World Wing-Eating Champio...
1/4/2011 Chestnut Sets Earnings Mark in 2010 with more than $200,000
2010 proved to be a hearty year in more ways than one for Joey Chestnut who earned a record-setting $218,500 through Major League ...
11/10/2010 MLE 2011 to kick-off @ Isle Biloxi w/PB&B's
MLE is kicking it's 2011 season off on January 8th with the 2nd annual Isle Biloxi PB&B Sandwich Eating World Championship! The ev...
10/22/2010 Martorano's Meatball Registration to Open at 2:00pm EST TODAY!!
Due to unexpected maintenance on IFOCE.com, registration for the Martorano's Masters Meatball Eating Championship will now open up...
10/22/2010 Bertoletti back at #2; Several Newcomers Crack top-50 in new World Rankings
Pat Bertoletti is back as the #2-ranked eater in the world, taking over the spot held by Bob "Notorious B.O.B." Shoudt for the pas...
10/21/2010 Martorano's Masters Meatball Eating Championship Set for 11/7 in Vegas!
The 2nd Annual Martorano's Masters Meatball Eating Championship is set for noon on Sunday, November 7th at the Rio All-Suite Hotel...
10/14/2010 Jimmy John's & MLE to Square Off at Sun Devil Stadium on 11/13
The 2010 Jimmy John's Freaky Fast Sandwich Makers vs Eaters Contest Series will come to a close in dramatic fashion on Saturday, N...
10/8/2010 MLE heads to Jake Melnick's in Chicago for Battle of the Bhut 11/11
Fire up those taste buds because Major League Eating will head to Jake Melnick's Corner Tap in Chicago on Thursday, November 11 fo...
9/28/2010 Isle Contests Wrap in Bettendorf, IA on 11/6
The Isle of Capri Casino properties will hold their eighth and final contest of the year on Saturday, November 6 in Bettendorf, IA...
9/13/2010 World Cannoli Eating Championship set for 9/16
This year will mark the 84th Annual Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy. More than a million people attend this festival every ye...
9/9/2010 MLE Celebrates Labor Day with US Troops
Major League Eating spent Labor Day weekend entertaining US troops stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on yet another MLE tour hoste...
9/7/2010 Pepto World Bratwurst Eating Championship heads to Oktoberfest Zinzinnati 9/18
The Pepto World Bratwurst Eating Championship will take place on Saturday, September 18th from North America's largest Oktoberfest...
9/7/2010 Lady Luck Caruthersville serving up Moon Pies on 10/16
The Isle of Capri Casinos will host their seventh eating championship of the year on Saturday, October 16th when Lady Luck Caruthe...
9/2/2010 Chestnut Regains JA Nugget Rib Title
World No.1 Joey Chestnut Regains Rib Eating Title
at the 22nd Annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off

8/16/2010 Ribs in Reno - Burritos in Albuquerque
The John Ascuaga's Best in the West Nugget World Rib Eating Championship is set for Wednesday, September 1 at 6:00pm! The event, n...
8/16/2010 Upper Crust World Pizza Eating Championship Returns to Boston 9/25
The Upper Crust World Pizza Eating Championship will return to Boston's Phantom Gourmet Food Festival on Saturday, September 25th....
8/16/2010 MLE Finally Fast Enough for JJ's at Mile High Music Fest
The Jimmy John's Freaky Fast Sandwich Makers finally met their match at Denver's Mile High Music Festival, suffering their first e...
8/15/2010 Chestnut Beats Team of Five in Pepto Ice Cream Battle
Joey Chestnut fought off a field of five challengers eating as a team at the Pepto Bismol Ice Cream Eating Contest in Austin, TX. ...
8/10/2010 World Tamale Eating Championship returns to Lewisville
Major League Eating will return to Old Town Lewisville, Texas and its 2010 Western Days Festival for the 6th Annual World Tamale E...
8/5/2010 Joey Chestnut Hits the Road with Pepto-Bismol to Challenge Locals this Summer
Pepto-Bismol® Sponsors Tour to Remind Consumers that the Stomach Aid Has Them Covered This Summer

Pepto-Bism...
8/5/2010 Major League Eaters Tour Japan to Compete for U.S. Troops
Major League Eating is off to entertain troops on U.S. Naval Bases in Japan on a tour hosted by NAVY Entertainment. The two week t...
7/29/2010 Buffalo Wings & Pickles Registration to Open Next Week
The National Buffalo Wing Festival is set for Labor Day Weekend (Sept 4-5) and with it comes the annual Buffet Bowl Eating Champio...
7/23/2010 Bertoletti Wins Red Faction Mars Bar Eating Championship
Patrick Bertoletti downed 38 Mars Bars in five minutes to win the Red Faction Mars Bar Eating Championship at Comic Con in San Die...
7/12/2010 Chestnut Makes it Six Straight at Chinook Winds
Just a week after capturing his fourth straight July 4th hot dog eating championship, Joey Chestnut ate 9.5 lbs of ribs at Chinook...
7/6/2010 Sonya Thomas Heading to Puerto Rico to eat for Boys & Girls Club
The Taco Bell Why Pay More Challenge begins for the benefit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico

The Why...
7/5/2010 Kobayashi's Arrest
Statement of Major League Eating on the arrest of Takeru Kobayashi:

"Takeru Kobayashi's actions at the Hot Dog Cont...
7/4/2010 Chestnut Secures Fourth Straight Title
Number-one-ranked eater Joey Chestnut won his fourth straight title by winning the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog-Eating C...
7/2/2010 Nathan's Famous Donates to the Food Bank for New York City
As it has done for years, Nathan’s Famous will donate 100,000 of its signature world famous beef hot dogs to a hunger relief chari...
7/1/2010 Taking the Subway to Coney?
Are you one the thousands of fans who will hop on the subway this Sunday to ring in Independence Day at the Nathan's Famous Fourth...
7/1/2010 ESPN3.com to carry Live Nathan's Broadcast on July 4th
For those in front of a computer on July 4th, ESPN3.com has you cover...
6/30/2010 First-Ever Cross-Species, Cross-Gender Eating Contest
The first-ever cross-gender, cross-species eating contest will take place when three female Ringling Bros. elephants weighing near...
6/29/2010 Pepto-Bismol Named First-Ever Stomach Remedy Sponsor of Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest
Pepto-Bismol Named First-Ever Stomach Remedy Sponsor of Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

Pepto-Bismol Has ...
6/29/2010 Old Navy Named Official Retailer Of 2010 Nathan's Famous Fourth Of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest
OLD NAVY NAMED OFFICIAL RETAILER OF 2010 NATHAN'S FAMOUS FOURTH OF JULY INTERNATIONAL HOT DOG EATING CONTEST

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6/28/2010 July 4 - Breaking News
“Takeru Kobayashi is currently not scheduled to compete in the 2010 Nathan's Famous July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest. In recent...
6/26/2010 Nathan's Circuit Wraps Up
With three contests today, the final table is set for Coney Island. The Nathan's Famous loyal will welcome Splashdown Park Champi...
6/15/2010 Vuvuzela Ban Announced for July 4th
Major League Eating has announced that vuvuzelas will be strictly prohibited at the Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating C...
6/14/2010 JJ's Sandwiches, Gyoza and Rocky Mountain Oysters on the Slate for July/August
Yes, we are still in the middle of hot dog season, but that's no reason to stop from looking ahead in the MLE Circuit. Two Jimmy J...
6/7/2010 Nathan's July 4 Event Info
The greatest competitive eaters on earth will gather on the corner of Surf and Stillwell avenues in Coney Island at high noon on S...
5/27/2010 Chestnut and Bertoletti to Unify Pizza Eating Titles at Pizza Hut Chow-Lenge
The controversy over who is the world pizza-eating champion will finally be resolved on June 5, when Joey “Jaws” Chestnut and Pat ...
5/19/2010 Nathan's Qualifier added to the Circuit!
Nathan's Famous has announced the addition of an official hot dog eating contest qualifier for its 2010 Circuit. WinStar Casino, l...
5/19/2010 Two Nathan's Qualifiers For America's Fighting Men and Women
Nathan's Famous will hold two Official Hot Dog Eating Contests in June featuring men and women of the armed services. The contests...
5/18/2010 Ribs @ Smokin' at the Ocean set for July 10-11!
Major League Eating will return to Chinook Winds Casino Resort on July 10-11 for its annual Smokin' at the Ocean BBQ & Brewfest. C...
5/17/2010 Gravy Wins, LaRue Loses, Super Paul Disappoints
At 11:40AM on Saturday, May 15, a silver sports car pulled into the expansive parking lot of Junction Lanes in Newnan, Georgia. B...
5/12/2010 Acme Oyster Eating Championship set for June 6
The Acme Oyster Eating World Championship is scheduled or June 6, 2010 at the New Orleans Oyster Festival. Always a favorite among...
5/9/2010 Chestnut defeats Kobayashi in Singapore
Joey Chestnut beat Takeru Kobayashi in the CP Biggest Eater Competition in Singapore Sunday afternoon. Joey ate 380 shrimp wontons...
5/3/2010 Chestnut and Kobayashi to face-off over CP Shrimp Wontons in Singapore
On Sunday, May 9th, CP Foods will host the 2010 CP Biggest Eater Competition featuring CP's Shrimp Wontons. In the competition Joe...
5/3/2010 Cherrystone Eating Championship back at Peter's Clam Bar
Major League Eating will return to Peter's Clam Bar in Island Park, NY on Memorial Day, May 31, for the 2nd Annual World Cherrysto...
5/2/2010 Chestnut takes Philly CheeseSteaks @ Dorney Park
MLE's Philly-based eaters, including newly appointed #2-ranked Bob Shoudt, tried their best to keep the CheeseSteak title in it's ...
4/30/2010 B.O.B. moves to #2; Monson cracks top-10 in new world rankings
Major League Eating has released updated World Rankings and with it comes some jockeying at the top. While Joey Chestnut retained ...
4/20/2010 Doctors Declare Jarvis Cancer Free
Add another victory to the trademark trench coat -- Cookie Jarvis was declared cancer free today after treatment for thyroid cance...
4/15/2010 Ribfest-Chicago Welcomes MLE for its 12-year Anniversary
Major League Eating will head to Chicago on Friday, June 11th to kick-off the opening day of Ribfest-Chicago with Rib-Mania - R...
4/12/2010 Jimmy John’s Sandwich Makers Challenge Major League Eaters
Major League Eating will again team up with Jimmy John’s in 2010 for a series of “Freaky Fast Sandwich Making & Eating Contests." ...
4/9/2010 Wild Card in Play for 2010 NF Circuit
Major League Eating has officially announced a Wild Card seat for the upcoming Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Circuit. The...
4/8/2010 Sweet Corn Purse Gets a Little Sweeter
The prize purse for the National Sweet Corn Eating Championship at Sweet Corn Fiesta in West Palm Beach, FL has been officially in...
4/6/2010 Nathan's Registration to open @ 11:00am
The contest pages have been posted for the twelve Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifiers for the 2010 Circuit. Registra...
3/31/2010 MLE Sports Slurping with 7-Eleven Australia
In a landmark announcement, Major League Eating has stated that it will sanction an Australian circuit of “Sports Slurping” in ass...
3/30/2010 Nathan's Famous 2010 Circuit is Announced
This summer will mark the 95th year of the Nathan’s Famous July Fourth International Hot Dog Eating Contest, an annual event that’...
3/25/2010 Crawfish @ French Quarter Festival - Registration Opens at 1pm
Major League Eating will be heading to New Orleans French Quarter Festival again in 2010...this time featuring Crawfish courtesy o...
3/24/2010 La Costena Jalapenos in San Antonio, May 2nd - $5800 cash purse
San Antonio's HIstoric Market Square will welcome Major League Eaters on Sunday, May 2nd when the 4th Annual La Costena "Feel t...
3/20/2010 Road Report: Rhythm City
Sonya Thomas added yet another record to her bib sheet after eating 6.75 pounds of fried catfish at the World Catfish Eating Champ...
3/18/2010 MLE podcast: Cookie in his own words
IFOCE legend Ed "Cookie" Jarvis recently sat down with Mike Antolini during a special MLE podcast to update the competitive eating...
3/17/2010 Chestnut Wins TooJay's Corned Beef Title
The results are in from the TooJay's World Class Corned Beef Eating Championship. Joey Chestnut reigned supreme and captured the C...
3/15/2010 Ben Monson: "I will truly turn heads this year."
MLE checked-in with rookie phenom Ben Monson as he prepares to make his first start in 2010 this Wednesday in Palm Beach Gardens:<...
3/12/2010 Two More MLE May Events Added
Major League Eating has added two more contests to it's active month of May in the disciplines of Gyros and Curly Fries.
3/6/2010 Binga's Stadium - Portland, ME 3/26-27
Major League Eating will be heading to Binga's Stadium in Portland, Maine on March 26-27 for the 1st Annual Binga's Tender Bender ...
3/6/2010 Gravy Brown visits the MLE podcast
Another episode of the Major League Eating podcast is now available on
3/5/2010 CheeseSteaks, Boneless Wings & Poutine, eh!
In what promises to be an action packed month on the 2010 MLE Circuit, three May contests will be open for registration next week ...
2/24/2010 Jarvis Benchmarked Corned Beef Years Ago
The TooJay's St. Patrick's Day World Class Corned Beef Sandwich Eating Championship is less than one month away and most handicapp...
2/18/2010 Isle of Capri Casino in Lula, MS serving up Ribs on April 17
Major League Eating will head to the Isle of Capri Casino Lula on Saturday, April 17 where Ribs will be on the menu and $3,000 wil...
2/16/2010 Bertoletti King of Cake @ Showboat on Fat Tuesday
"Today was Pat's day."
-Bob Shoudt, Fat Tuesday 2010, Showboat Casino

Pat Bertoletti hopped a plane from Chi...
2/9/2010 Don't Forget To Eat Your Vegetables...
Major League Eating's unofficial Vegetable Week has been set for the weekend of April 24-25. On Saturday, April 24, the World Deep...
2/1/2010 $10K Corned Beef Sandwich Showdown on St. Patty's Day
This St. Patrick's Day (Wed. March 17th) Major League Eating will team up with TooJay's Gourmet Deli and National Deli to present ...
1/22/2010 Haiti Relief
Major League Eating's MLEgives has made a donation to Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti foundation.

You can help those suffe...
1/13/2010 Rhythm City Casino to host Catfish Eating Championship in March
Rhythm City Casino in Davenport, IA will host the first-ever Catfish Eating Championship on Saturday, March 20th. A limited field ...
1/9/2010 Notorious B.O.B. Picks-Up Where He Left Off
Major League Eating kicked off its 2010 season from the Isle Casino Biloxi Saturday afternoon and although the discipline was new,...
1/6/2010 MLE Podcast has arrived
Major League Eating has launched a podcast to take you inside the minds of the world's best competitive eaters as they sit down to...
1/5/2010 Showboat AC + Fat Tuesday = King Cake Eating Championship
Major League Eating will return to the Showboat Atlantic City Hotel & Casino again in 2010 to celebrate "Fat Tuesday" in appropria...
1/4/2010 Stage Set for PB&B Contest at Biloxi's Isle Casino
Major League Eating will sanction the first-ever Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich Eating Championship in honor of Elvis’s 75th Bi...
12/6/2009 A New Decade Afoot?
Brady, Big Ben, Joey Chestnut. Three men you could bank on for the past number of... well... the past decade. Yet, today, Decemb...
12/4/2009 PB&B @ The Isle in Biloxi
Major League Eating will head to The Isle Casino Hotel Biloxi on Saturday, January 9 to celebrate an Elvis favorite (PB&B's) while...
12/3/2009 Moving Past Tiger, MLE focus is on Salmon
Major League Eating is officially moving on from the week's tabloid news and putting its entire focus on today's Slammin' Salmon C...
12/3/2009 Shoudt Super in Salmon
Robert Shoudt, a married male from the suburbs of Philadelphia, ate more than 2.4 gallons of chowder to win the first officially s...
11/24/2009 MLEgives
In recognition of Thanksgiving 2009, Major League Eating has made a donation to the Food Bank for New York City, a member of Feedi...
11/23/2009 Nathan's Contest a Must See
For the second time this year, the Nathan's Famous July Fourth extravaganza has been placed alongside such sporting events as The ...
11/16/2009 Mr. Humble Captures 6th Victory in '09
In a battle of mid-atlantic MLE superstars, Humble Bob Shoudt reigned supreme by capturing the Roy Rogers Roast Beef Slider Eating...
11/12/2009 Giddy Up, Roy Rogers Field Takes Shape
On Saturday the Roy Rogers on Buckeystown Road in Frederick, MD (locals call it Fred) will play host to the first ever real roast ...
11/8/2009 Chestnut wins Martorano's Masters!
In a star-studded affair from Martorano's at the Rio, Joey Chestnut ate 50 meatballs in 10-minutes to win the first-ever Martorano...
11/2/2009 Eater X delivers on Halloween -- Wins Billy Sims BBQ Title
In what many saw as a fitting win on Halloween night, the masked MLE Champion, "Eater X" Tim Janus won the 1st Annual Billy Sims B...
10/26/2009 Roy Rogers Roast Beef Sandwich Eating Championship Nov 14 in MD; Registration opens Wednesday!
Major League Eating and Roy Rogers will team up to host the Roy Rogers Roast Beef Sandwich Eating Championship on Saturday, Novemb...
10/23/2009 Jose's in La Jolla to host World Flauta Eating Championship Dec 6th
Major League Eating will crown the first Flauta-Eating Champion at Jose's in La Jolla, CA. The San Diego beach town will hold the ...
10/4/2009 Road Report: b.good Garlicky Greens
Pete "Pretty Boy" Davekos defended his b.good Garlicky Greens Eating title on Saturday afternoon after downing 7.5 lbs of spinach ...
10/1/2009 Kobayashi moves to #2 in the world after KSO win, while talented newcomers break into Top-50
Major League Eating updated its rankings today (Oct. 1) shuffling eaters from top to bottom after a September that boasted ninetee...
10/1/2009 Billy Sims BBQ Rib-Eating Championship to be held at OU 10/31
On Saturday, October 31st, Billy Sims BBQ will host its first-ever Rib-Eating Championship prior to the University of Oklahoma-Kan...
9/30/2009 Martorano's Masters Meatball Championship set for Las Vegas 11/8
On Sunday, November 8th, Major League Eating will head to Las Vegas for the first-ever Martorano's Masters Meatball-Eating Champio...
9/28/2009 Kobayashi Regains Krystal Crown
On a beautiful day in Chattanooga, Takeru Kobayashi set a new
"no dunking" world record and won the 2009 Krystal Square Of...
9/28/2009 b.good Garlicky Greens Eating Championship Returns This Saturday!
The b.good Garlicky Greens Eating Championship will take place this Saturday, October 3rd at b.good's new location at the Legacy P...
9/26/2009 Wing Kong takes Upper Crust Pizza Title
In a closely contested affair that featured former Sox & Pats greats in Jim Corsi and Max Lane, Philly's own Micah "Wing Kong" Col...
9/21/2009 KSO Wild Cards
The largest prize purse in Major League Eating is up for grabs in Chattanooga this coming Sunday. More than 10,000 fans will gath...
9/19/2009 Road Reports: NM & Bossier City
The Notorious R.O.B.ert Shoudt is living up to his moniker lately after continuing his attack on the MLE September calendar. Shoud...
9/13/2009 ATL Krystal Results
FULL RESULTS:

1-Humble Bob Shoudt - 66 pts (41 Krystals/5 Big Angus)
2-Eric Livingston - 42 pts (17/5)
...
9/12/2009 Birmingham KSO VI Results
Full Birmingham Krystal Square Off VI Results:

1-Eric Badlands Booker wins 51 Krystal Points (26 Krystals/5 Big An...
9/11/2009 MLE Entertains American Troops in Guantánamo Bay Navy Base
Three top-ranked Major League Eaters recently returned home from the Guantánamo Bay Navy Base where they spent the Labor Day holid...
9/5/2009 Watch the U.S. Buffalo Wing Eating Championship LIVE online at 4:00pm
Check out all the action from the National Buffalo Wing Festival, including the U.S. Buffalo Wing Eating Championships today at 4:...
9/3/2009 World Cannoli Championship Set for Sept 10th in NY's Little Italy
This year will mark the 82nd Annual Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy. More than a million people attend this festival every ye...
9/2/2009 Bertoletti Beats Chestnut in Ribs...by a tenth of a lb!
John Ascuaga's Nugget has a new Rib King in the name of Deep Dish. Pat "Deep Dish" Bertoletti downed 5.8 pounds of ribs in 12 minu...
8/29/2009 KSO VI Road Report: San Antonio
Sonya Thomas made a definitive return to the Krystal Square Off circuit today when she posted a personal best 64 Krystal points (5...
8/27/2009 16" Pizza World Record belongs to Deep Dish
Major League Eating and the IFOCE would like to report an oversight in the 16" pizza world record category. Pat "Deep Dish" Bertol...
8/27/2009 Three More Contests Added to MLE's September Schedule!!
In a month that already boasts fourteen Major League Eating contests, three more are being added to the schedule bringing the mont...
8/22/2009 Bertoletti Sets Bar w/67 in Chatty
Courtesy of www.krystalsquareoff.com:

The new rule changes and swelte...
8/21/2009 Krystal Big A - 9 seconds
Earlier today, Pat Bertoletti put a Krystal Big Angus Burger down in just nine (9) seconds time. One Big A is worth five Krystals...
8/21/2009 Chestnut remains #1; New Talent Breaks into Top 50
Major League Eating has posted the latest rankings, listing the top 50 professional eaters in the world. Joey Chestnut remains at ...
8/18/2009 World Burrito Eating Championship set for NM State Fair 9/18/09
It's official! The 2009 World Burrito Eating Championship will take place at the New Mexico State Fair on Friday, September 18th a...
8/17/2009 Philly CheeseSteak Eating Contest Coming to Brooklyn 9/6/09
Brooklyn's Five Spot Soulfood Restaurant will host Five Spot's Famous Philly CheeseSteak Fest on Sunday, September 6th adding some...
8/16/2009 Road Report: Minneapolis
Eater X bested an impressive field to win the Valleyfair World Funnel Cake Eating Championship on Saturday. X downed nearly 6 poun...
8/15/2009 Valleyfair Results
Eater X won the Funnel Cake Eating Contest at Valleyfair Amusement Park by downing 5.68lbs. Hall Elujah Hunt placed 2nd w/4.97. Hu...
8/5/2009 King's Island Skyline Chili Spaghetti Set for Labor Day
The King's Island Skyline Chili Spaghetti Eating World Championship is back for its second year this Labor Day (Monday, September ...
8/4/2009 $10K Up For Grabs in Houston at Kolache Factory Championship
In what will be the most lucrative month in terms of prize money on the Major League Eating Circuit, another jaw-dropper has been ...
8/3/2009 Weekend Recap: Deep Dish Takes Taco Crown at Balmoral Park
Pat "Deep Dish" Bertoletti won the first ever Pepe’s Soft Taco Eating Challenge at Balmoral Park Racetrack on Saturday, August 1st...
8/3/2009 KSO VI Registration Opens Tommorrow at Noon
Registration for the Krystal Square Off VI is set to open on IFOCE.com Tuesday, August 4th at 12:00pm est. $50,000 is on the line ...
7/30/2009 La Costena Spicing up "Feel The Heat" Challenge
In recognition of speed-eating jalapenos being among the most grueling events on the Major League Eating Circuit, La Costena has s...
7/29/2009 Krystal Circuit Announced
KSO6 Qualifying Dates And Cities Announced

Whether you're vying for a shot at the final table or simply a competiti...
7/29/2009 $50K On the Line in Chatty
Krystal To Award Largest Cash Purse In Competitive Eating .... Again

The Krystal Company is stepping up once again ...
7/29/2009 Registration for John Ascuaga's Nugget World Rib Eating Championship Opens Tomorrow @ 3pm
The John Ascuaga's Nugget World Rib Eating Championship is back on Wednesday, September 2nd as part of the Best in the West Nugget...
7/25/2009 Eaters Nearly Topple Jimmy John's Sandwich Makers
Perhaps it was the addition of an upstart rookie -- Steve Dokho of Chicago -- or perhaps it was extraordinary eating by Hall Hunt,...
7/17/2009 All Carb Break
For the first weekend in more than 12 weekends, Major League Eating is not holding an event. Not today, not tomorrow and not Sund...
7/14/2009 U.S. Buffalo Wing Championship & Buffet Bowl Contests to be held September 5-6; Registration opens this Thursday
The National Buffalo Wing Festival once again returns to Buffalo, NY on September 5-6 and with it comes two prized Major League Ea...
7/13/2009 Registration Opening This Week for Three MLE Events in August
Tomorrow at Noon EST, registration for the Pepe's Soft Taco Eating Contest will be available on IFOCE.com. This first-time contes...
7/12/2009 Chestnut sets new rib-eating world record at Chinook Winds Casino!
Another Smokin' at the Ocean BBQ & Brewfest is in the books at Chinook Winds Casino Resort and with it Joey Chestnut adds to his b...
7/6/2009 BIO Channel July 8 - I'm A Major League Eater
"I'm a Major League Eater" will air on The BIO Channel on Wednesday, July 8th at 10 EST and 11 PST.

7/4/2009 Joey Takes July 4 with New Record
Joey Chestnut today won the Nathan's Famous July Fourth International Eating Contest by eating 68 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes,...
7/3/2009 Krystal Square Off Date Announced
Date Announced for the 2009 World Hamburger Eating Championship

Krystal Square Off VI World Hamburger Eating Champi...
7/3/2009 JULY 4th Live on ESPN
ESPN and ESPN360.com to Offer Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Live July 4



For the sixth consecutive...
7/3/2009 Elephants Dominate First-Ever Cross-Species Eating Competition
Coney Island, NY – Three Asian elephants beat three Major League Eaters in the first-ever fully sanctioned cross-species eating co...
6/28/2009 Third Time's a Charm for "Pretty Boy"
"Pretty Boy" Pete Davekos earned this year's final qualifying spot to Coney Island in his third attempt of 2009 with a victory at ...
6/27/2009 Jim Reeves Takes Newnan Georgia Nathan's Spot
The heat was a major factor in the Newnan, GA, Nathan's Famous qualifier, suppressing numbers and forcing some eaters to push back...
6/26/2009 Bunnette Voting on CitySearch's Feedbag
Tomorrow, the Bunnette Bootcamp will take place in Coney Island after the final Nathan's qualifier. Veteran Bunnette Laura Leu, a...
6/25/2009 Ross & Subich No Scylla & Charybdis
There’s an Aesopic credo that advises “Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.” Pete Davekos, while Greek, t...
6/25/2009 FIRST-EVER CROSS-SPECIES EATING COMPETITION
A fully sanctioned cross-species eating contest will occur at 11 AM on Friday, July 3, between Major League Eating and the Ringlin...
6/22/2009 Badlands Makes it Rain in Queens
Facing a much improved Pat Philbin and ever-improving Nasty Nate, Badlands Booker put down 40 Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs and Buns to...
6/22/2009 World Rib Eating Championship Registration to Open Tuesday, June 23 12:00pm
Chinook Winds Casino Resort will once again host the World Rib Eating Championship at the 2009 Smokin' at the Ocean BBQ & Brewfest...
6/20/2009 Jimmy John's Sandwich Makers Swamp MLE Eaters
Three Jimmy John's sandwich makers overwhelmed Pat Bertoletti, Hall Hunt and Gravy Brown of MLE, making 52 sanwiches in 10 minutes...
6/18/2009 Nathan's Among 100 Sporting Events You Must See Live
Robert Tuchman, a die hard sports fan, recently authored a book titled "100 Sporting Events You Must See Live." The Nathan's Famo...
6/18/2009 Nathan's Famous July 4 Live Event Info
The Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest will begin with eater introductions at 12 Noon on Saturday...
6/16/2009 Nathan's Charlotte, Nathan's Denver
On June 13, there were two Nathan’s Famous qualifiers. The first was at the Concord Mills Mall in the Charlotte, NC metro area. ...
6/16/2009 Reeves Rocks Rudolph
Jim Reeves, the pride of Buffalo, snuck down to Harrod, Ohio and placed first in the Rudolph Foods World Pork Rind Eating Champion...
6/15/2009 Nathan's Holds 'Bunnette Bootcamp'
They are often overlooked at the annual Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest, but their role is cri...
6/9/2009 Colusa Casino Resort to Host World Tri-Tip Eating Challenge
On Sunday, June 28th, the first World Tri-Tip Eating Challenge will be held at Colusa Casino Resort in Colusa, CA. These tasty pri...
6/6/2009 Decisive KC Win for Gravy Brown
In the moment of victory Gravy Brown removed his shirt to reveal his bloated belly. It was, to say the least, unfortunate, the on...
6/4/2009 Sonya Dedicates Norfolk To Carson
Sonya Thomas may be known as The Black Widow, but those who know her understand she is a genuine and sweet individual. Sonya is f...
5/31/2009 Road Report: Tempe
Seattle eating great Erik the Red Denmark walked away with the Arizona Nathan's Famous Qualifier yesterday by downing 28 HDBs in 1...
5/31/2009 Kobayashi, Chestnut Mingle with Hollywood Glitterati
World Pizza Hut P'zone-eating champion Takeru Kobayashi and arch rival Joey Chestnut partied with the stars at the SpikeTV Guys' C...
5/31/2009 Deep Dish is Calamari King
Pat "Deep Dish" Bertoletti continued his torrid pace with his 5th win of the 2009 season after downing 6.625 pounds of fried calam...
5/30/2009 Sam's Club Tampa is All Hall
Hall Hunt took down 33 hot dogs to run away with the Nathan's Famous qualifier at the Sam's Club in Pinellas Park, Florida.
...
5/30/2009 Kobayashi Back on Top at P'Zones
Takeru Kobayashi of Japan beat his arch-rival Joey Chestnut in the Pizza Hut P'Zone Chow-lenge by eating 5 3/4 P'Zones in the six-...
5/27/2009 Chesnut, Kobayashi Clash in Pizza Hut P'Zone Chow-lenge
World hot dog-eating champion Joey Chestnut and arch-rival Takeru Kobayashi will face off on Saturday, May 30, 2009, in one of the...
5/26/2009 Head-to-Head Clash of Eating Greats?
Rumors are spreading that a clash of the titans, in the form of a head-to-head title match, will soon be announced. Speculation by...
5/25/2009 Juliet Adds Clams to Her World Records
Juliet Lee won the Peter's Clam Bar cherrystone clam-eating world championship on Monday, Memorial Day, by downing 23 dozen clams....
5/23/2009 Drama in Doswell
With the Roddick and Federer of competitive eating going head to head, it was sure to be an intense Funnel Cake Eating Championshi...
5/23/2009 Juliet Beats U.S. and other Males
Juliet Lee won the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating contest that took place at the Beach Bar of the Trump Plaza Casino in Atlantic C...
5/21/2009 Big Weekend On Tap
In NYC, and the fashion-minded world in general, it’s not cool to wear flip-flops unless it’s summer or you’re some poser named Kr...
5/17/2009 Mr. Humble W/38
Bob Shoudt, the vegetarian from Royersford, PA, won the Pennsylvania Nathan's Famous qualifier today by downing 38 hot dogs and bu...
5/16/2009 Eater X Downs 50!
One hot dog for every state in the nation. One hot dog for every card in a deck. One hot dog for every way to leave your lover.<...
5/9/2009 Gordon Upsets at Nathan's in Mass
Sean Gordon wins Patriot Place Nathan's match, downing 26 HDBs in 10 mins to edge out Pete Davekos and Shredder Goldstein, who tie...
5/9/2009 Gordon Upsets at Nathan's in Mass
Sean Gordon wins Patriot Place Nathan's match, downing 26 HDBs in 10 mins to edge out Pete Davekos and Shredder Goldstein, who tie...
5/8/2009 Shredder Vs. Davekos
It's too bad Pavoratti is not alive to witness tomorrow's Patriot Place Nathan's Famous showdown between Allen Goldstein and Pete ...
5/7/2009 The Optic, a Flashback
{{With the Las Vegas Qualifier just an hour or so away, MLE wanted to look back at this story from December 2005}}

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5/7/2009 road Report: Las Vegas
The heat was a factor in Las Vegas as Rich "The Locust" LeFevre won his hometown Nathan's Famous qualifier with 26 HDBs in 10 minu...
5/4/2009 Rudolph Foods and MLE Join Hands for Pork Rind Championship
The largest maker of pork rinds in the world is Rudolph Foods, and MLE is thrilled to announce that it’s working in concert with t...
5/2/2009 Legs Steps up in Biloxi
A road report from Richard Shea informs us that Crazy Legs has won the first Nathan's Famous qualifier with 25 hot dogs and buns i...
5/1/2009 Twitter Pandemomium
George Shea has caused an uproar on Twitter by offering (to his followers only) special fan access to the July 4 Nathan's Famous h...
4/30/2009 Peter's Clam Bar Registration
Due to technical difficulties, MLE HQ was unable to post registration for the clam eating championship at noon today as scheduled....
4/28/2009 Niko Niko's Gyro Registration
Registration for Niko Niko's World Gryo-Eating Championship, to be held Houston, TX, on May 16, will open on Wendesday, April 29, ...
4/26/2009 Road Report: West Palm
Hall 'elujah' Hunt wins Sweet Corn w/33 ears.

Jammin Joe LaRue placed 2nd with 31 1/4.

Crazy Legs ...
4/26/2009 Road Report: West Palm
Hall 'elujah' Hunt wins Sweet Corn w/34 ears. LaRue placed 2nd and Conti took 3rd.

More info to follow or twitter...
4/25/2009 Road Report: Stockton
Joey Chestnut came onto the eating scene as a rookie at the deep fried asparagus contest and rocked the world with his victory. H...
4/24/2009 Three MLE Events in Pipeline
The 2009 Major League Eating season has come out of the gate faster than Funny Cide and HQ is please to announce that three additi...
4/24/2009 Matthew Penniman Tops at UMASS
Matthew Penniman, a sophomore at UMAS, won the UMASS Nathan's Famous pre-season match on Wednesday, April 23, with 11 hot dogs and...
4/18/2009 Black Widow Takes Acme Oyster Eating Match
Sonya Thomas won the Acme Oyster-Eating Contest in New Orleans Saturday, consuming 29 dozens oysters in 10 minutes to beat a field...
4/11/2009 California's GrATE America
Joey Chestnut won the first annual Funnel Cake Eating championship at California's Great America today by downing 5.44 pounds of t...
4/6/2009 Nathan's Famous '09
The sign-up process for the 2009 Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Circuit is set to begin in one hour, 12PM EST, at www.nathansfamou...
4/6/2009 Nathan's Registration
Nathan's site now accepting a third option....
4/3/2009 Jimmy Fallon in Boater?
Five Major League Eaters are set to appear on NBC’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon this evening. Also appearing are Lauren Graham, ...
3/23/2009 Nathan's Famous Announces 2009 Circuit
Nathan’s Famous, Inc. has announced that its annual July Fourth International Hot Dog Eating Contest will return for the 94th year...
3/16/2009 Bertoletti Wins Stroehmann Sandwich Slamm
St. Patrick Bertoletti, the Irish Italian American kid from Chicago, won today's Stroehmann Sandwich Slamm, corned beef on rye, ea...
2/26/2009 Male Man Delivers
According to Steakbellie, a fellow Philly-based eater, U.S. Male dies his blood green when donating in the hopes of influencing th...
2/24/2009 US Male Takes HOB Crawfish Match
An upset at the Showboat Crawfish Smackdown in AC as US Male beats Humble Bod, Sonya Thomas and Badlands Booker to take the House ...
2/3/2009 H.O.B. Crawfish Registration
Registration for the February 24th House of Blues Showboat Casino Fat Tuesday Crawfish Eating Championship will take place on this...
1/28/2009 A Rugged Off Season Nears End
It's been three months since Major League Eating has held an open, officially sanctioned eating contest. In this time the nation’...
12/30/2008 Gravy Brown Delivers with "Santa's Slay"
I am well aware of the gustatory greatness displayed by Chicago-based Gravy Brown, but I never knew he had musical talent. I now ...
12/28/2008 Koby Falls Short -- Black Widow's Record Stands
Takeru Kobayashi ate an impressive four pounds, eight ounces of fruitcake on Thursday, December 26, in New York City, as part of a...
12/28/2008 Collard Green Dies
Collard Green, a bitter vegetable-eating specialist from Newport News, Virginia, whose given name was William Carson Hughes, Sr., ...
12/12/2008 Kobayashi Seeks to Consume All Leftover Fruitcake
EATING PHENOM TAKERU KOBAYASHI
SEEKS TO EAT ALL LEFTOVER HOLIDAY FRUITCAKE

Effort Highlights Major League Ea...
11/10/2008 P Bert Ends MLE Season with Big Apple Pizza World Record
The two top-ranked major league eaters in the world, Joey Chestnut and Pat "P Bert" Bertoletti, have traded pizza-eating blows in ...
10/8/2008 Baked Bean Blowout with a Haggis Under Card
MLE Sanctioned two record attempts on Philadelphia's WMMR (the station that reaches the beaches and rocks the shore) early this mo...
10/3/2008 "I.M. Fletcher You Choose"
Crazy Legs Conti, one-time french cut Green Bean Eating champ of the world and current Lumberjack Breakfast Eating champ of the wo...
9/28/2008 Joey Wins KSO V
CHATTANOOGA, TENN. - American eating sensation Joey Chestnut retained his hamburger eating title today at the Krystal Square Off V...
9/27/2008 Tamales to Van Dam
Patrick Vandam won't the tamales contest in Lewisville TX by eating 44. Second place went to Gravy Sinclaire w/41 and Erik The Re...
9/27/2008 Davekos Takes b.good
Pretty Boy Pete Davekos consumed 7lbs of Garlicky Greens (sauteed spinach) at the b.good celebration in Harvard Square today. The...
9/24/2008 KSO V, Live on FSN South
FSN South To Televise 2008 Krystal Square Off World Hamburger Eating Championship Live On Sunday, Sept. 28 at 2:00 p.m. EST
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9/20/2008 Eater X: Burrito Repeat
Eater X and Humble Bob tied after ten minutes at Costa Vida in South Portland. A two-minute burrito eat off ensued and 8 came out ...
9/20/2008 Kobayashi Wins Krystal Qualifier
Takeru Kobayashi, the former Krystal champ, edged out Super Paul to win today's Bimingham Krystal qualifier. He ate 89 Krystals in...
9/17/2008 Costa Vida Draws Top Talent
This Saturday, September 20th, Kobayashi is expected to be krushing the Krystals in Birmingham (feature on this site due Friday). ...
9/14/2008 Mustard Yellow Card
Major League Eating announces today the creation of a new rule called the Mustard Yellow Card. The rule allows league officials a...
9/13/2008 Juliet Wins Krystal Nashville, League to Huddle
Juliet 'The Lovely' Lee won today's Nashville qualifier amid a controversy that swirled around excessive debris. The contest ende...
9/6/2008 Road Report: Atlanta
Patrick Bertoletti secured his seat at the Krystal Square Off V World Hamburger Eating Championship today, eating 66 Krystals in 8...
9/5/2008 NEW MLE POLL SHOWS PALIN DESTROYING BIDEN
New York, NY, Sept. 5, 2008 -- Major League Eating has released polling results that show Alaska Governor Sarah Palin overwhelming...
9/2/2008 Laboring Through Labor Day Weekend
It was a big Labor Day Weekend on the MLE circuit, with events from Jacksonville to Buffalo and many ports in between.

9/1/2008 KSO V : Jacksonville
Hall Hunt faught off a tough and determined Sonya Thomas in Jacksonville today to keep his beloved position as the Krystal Jax cha...
8/30/2008 road report: Myrtle Beach
Joey Chestnut beat his rivals Pat Bertoletti and Humble Bob Shoudt today at the Pulled Pork Sandwiches Championship in a swelterin...
8/23/2008 Humble Bob, Krystal Square Off V
Humble Bob Shoudt wins the first qualifier of KSO V Saturday in Chattanooga, TN. Mr. Humble don't call me Humble ate 58 Krystals i...
8/23/2008 Chestnut Breaks His Own Gyoza Record
Joey Chestnut again stunned the world with his gurgitory prowess on Saturday, downing 231 gyoza in 10 minutes to break his own wor...
8/22/2008 Krystal ’08 Kicks Off in a Big Way
The 2008 Krystal Square Off circuit is here, and the Chattanooga-based company has stepped up to the plate in a big way. With a re...
8/17/2008 Shoudt Takes Ash Creek
In a stunning upset, Bob Shoudt took the title of Ash Creek Saloon World Rib Eating Champion today, besting Joey Chestnut at his o...
8/14/2008 Krystal Announces Epic Cash Purse for KSOV
Largest cash purse in competitive eating history up for grabs at the World Hamburger Eating Championship

Cha...
8/7/2008 Krystal Announces Schedule for Krystal Square Off V World Hamburger Eating Championship
The road to the world championship starts August 23 in Chattanooga

For Immediate Release

August 07, ...
7/28/2008 Shoudt Takes Tulsa
Bob Shoudt had a huge win on Saturday at the Cherokee Casino World BBQ Eating Championship. Beating out four other top ten eaters,...
7/28/2008 Road Report: Singapore
Takeru Kobayashi took the World Chicken Satay-eating title this weekend at the first Major League Eating event in Singapore. Kobay...
7/25/2008 Judge Lerman
Don Moses Lerman will judge the 2008 Cannoli Contest at the Festa Di San Gennaro in New York City. The event is currently slated ...
7/14/2008 Road Report: Chinook Winds
Joey Chestnut once again took the Chinook Winds rib-eating title with 8.05 lbs of rib meat in 12 minutes. This is Chestnut's fourt...
7/6/2008 Krystal Square Off V
Krystal has announced that the Krystal Square Off V World Hamburger Eating Championship will take place on September 28, 2008, and...
7/4/2008 Chestnut Beats Kobayashi in OT
JOEY CHESTNUT BEATS TAKERU KOBAYASHI IN OT
DOWNING 59 NATHAN’S HOT DOGS IN 10-MINUTE REGULATION

Mustard Yell...
6/28/2008 Road Report: Nathan's Famous Camden, NJ
A large crowd assembled on the corner of 3rd and Market Streets in Camden today to watch the big man, the bad man, Eric Badlands B...
6/26/2008 The 1,2,3 from QVC
Pat Philbin wins again!! The man from Moonachie ate 22.5 Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs to edge out Wing Kong for the win. Wing Kong a...
6/24/2008 Nathan's Famous to Donate 100,000 Hot Dogs
On July 4, 2008 Nathan’s Famous will donate 100,000 hot dogs to the Food Bank For New York City, a hunger relief charity that is p...
6/21/2008 Nathan's Famous: Weekend Wrap-Up
It's the longest day of the year and major league eaters everywhere are fixin to dance naked under the stars. Before they do, they...
6/15/2008 Mattituck Lions, Strawberry Shortcake Championship
Pat Bertoletti held his title under fierce strawberry shortcake competition today from Eater X, Crazy Legs and Suffolk county Lege...
6/14/2008 Road Report: Nathan's in Charlotte
On a great stage with a great band and big ole NC crowd, Hall Hunt crushed his 2007 record of 28.75 hot dogs and buns in 12 minute...
6/14/2008 Final Contest at Shea
Nathan's Famous, the hot dog of the Mets, hosted its last contest at historic Shea Stadium tonight. At the end, Ryan Nerz yelled ...
6/7/2008 J Shibs Owns NOLA
Juris Shibayama ate 28 Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs and Buns in 10 minutes at the Sam's Club in Metairie, LA to qualify for the 08 Con...
6/7/2008 Sonya Walks Away With Norfolk
The Black Widow blew out the competition at Nathan's Famous in Norfolk today by eatin 38.5 HDBs. In second place was Russ The Bus...
6/2/2008 MLEgives: Boston
On June 1st, Major League Eating and Nathan's Famous held an event at the 19th annual Hot Dog Safari in Boston. The event, which ...
5/31/2008 Road Report: Kansas City
Erik The Red won the Kansas City Sam's Club Nathan's Famous qualifier today by consuming 24 Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs and Buns in 1...
5/31/2008 Three Brothers to Bertoletti
Pat Bertoletti, an Italian American from America, won the Three Brother's Pizza Eating Contest in Baltimore by eating 20 of the fa...
5/31/2008 Road Report: Nathan's Famous Arizona
Standing on the shoulders of Krazy Kevin Lipsitz, who qualified for the Nathan's Famous July 4th International Hot Dog Eating Cont...
5/24/2008 Road Report: Pittsburgh Nathan's Famous at Sam's Club
Juliet Lee downed 29 Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs and Buns to win the Pittsburgh Sam's Club qualifier and entry into the 2008 Nathan's...
5/24/2008 Road Report: Nathan's In Philadelphia
Humble Bob Shoudt, a vegetarian from Doylesford, PA, consumed 38 Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs and Buns in 10 minutes to win the Philly...
5/20/2008 Eater X, Crazy Legs and Head Woof Rock Rock Center
Major League Eating held a formal launch event for MLE: The Game today at the Nintendo store in Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center.
5/19/2008 A Star is Born in Chicago
Eric Booker. Sonya Thomas. Eater X. Juliet Lee.

Before they were ranked in the Top 10, before they even had nickn...
5/17/2008 Road Report: Nathan's Hartford
Arturo Rios "Grande" ate 22.75 Nathan's Famous HDBs on the East Hartford Glastonbury Line to win today's quailfier.

5/17/2008 Road Report: Houston
Pat Bertoletti ate 12 gyros to win 2000 bucks and edge out Joey Chestnut who placed second with 11 gyros and earned 1000 bucks. Hu...
5/10/2008 Road Report: Minnesota
Pat Bertoletti secured his place at the Coney Island table today near Minneapolis by eating 41 Nathan's Famous hot dogs and buns i...
5/8/2008 Brooklyn Ephemera Impacts Contest Length
Major League Eating was recently presented with a document that suggests the original hot dog eating contest was 10 minutes in len...
4/26/2008 Joey Owns Stockton
Joey Chestnut spearheaded another exciting tempura fried asparagus eating contest today and won the event by downing 8.8 pounds of...
4/25/2008
Roughly two years ago, MLE health correspondent Alexis Schneider published the column that appears below. Since it's posting, MLE...
4/25/2008 TYPE A vs. TYPE A
Roughly two years ago, MLE health correspondent Alexis Schneider published the column that appears below. Since it's posting, MLE...
4/12/2008 Road Report: NOLA
Pat Bertoletti continued to dominate the sport today in New Orleans, while Juliet Lee is quickly proving herself to be a force of ...
4/11/2008 NATHAN’S FAMOUS UNVEILS 2008 QUALIFYING TOUR FOR THE INTERNATIONAL JULY FOURTH HOT DOG EATING CONTEST
On July 4, 2007, America watched in awe as Joey Chestnut won the Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Championship, beatin...
3/24/2008 Bradley, We Hardly Knew Ye: Sciullo Announces Retirement
“Your candle burned out long before your legend ever did.”
--Elton John, “Candle in the Wind”

It is w...
3/2/2008 Joey Stays on Top
Joey Chestnut walked away with the top prize at the Kenny & Ziggy's World Matzoh Ball Eating Championship today in Houston. Chestn...
2/29/2008 10 Questions for Gravy
Meet Tim "Gravy" Brown.

1. Describe your first contest experience/How did you discover your talent?
...
2/8/2008 10 Questions for Doc Bigtime
One of the most exciting up-and-comers on the 2008 IFOCE/MLE circuit is Juris "Dr. Bigtime" Shibayama. A man of conflicting identi...
2/1/2008 Joey Wins, Pat Second, Gentleman Impresses
Joseph “Jaws” Chestnut defended his title and his number one ranking today, winning Wing Bowl for the third consecutive year. He a...
1/31/2008 Janus Eats a Football
Eater X consumed 14.3 ounces of fried pig skin (the equivalent of an official football) in six minutes to win the MLE Pigskin Eati...
1/23/2008 10 Questions for Super Paul BoneBreaker BigMouth PicassoBrush Barlow
MLE: Paul, your underground artwork recently hit the mainstream when it graced the cover of Badlands Booker’s new hip hop CD: Hung...
1/1/2008 Year in Review: 2007
With 2007 at an end and the New England Patriots smashing records both old and new, we have elected to take a look at the Tom Brad...
11/29/2007 Eater Donations Push Initial Hunger Charities Gift to $15,000
Major League Eating and the International Federation of Competitive Eating have increased the initial donation of $10,000 to hunge...
11/26/2007 Deep Dish Giveth
Who can forget the day that the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes, when all the Who’s in Whoville were so impressed that they ...
10/28/2007 Joey Breaks 100 Mark at Krystal
History was made today in Chattanooga when Joey Chestnut ate 103 Krystals to win the KS0 IV.

CHATTANOOGA, TENN. - ...
10/27/2007 Naruto Noodle Results
Eater X won today's Naruto Clash of the Ninja Ramen Noodle Eating Championship in New York City.

Eater X ate 10.5 ...
10/23/2007 MLE / IFOCE to Raise $100,000 for Hunger Charities
Major League Eating and the International Federation of Competitive Eating have donated $10,000 to Second Harvest and selected org...
10/17/2007 Joey Takes Birmingham Krystal Qualifier
Joey Chestnut ate 87 Krystals today to qualify for the KSO IV. This is ten off the record but very impressive for a qualifier.
10/16/2007 Spike to Televise ChowDown
The first episode of Major League Eating’s three-part ChowDown series will air on Spike on Thursday, October 18th at 11pm EST.
10/14/2007 Crazy Legs, Mr. October
Crazy Legs Conti qualified for the KSO IV by eating 44 of the cult classic Krystals in eight minutes today. Conti ll appear on t...
10/7/2007 Deep Dish Does Dallas
Pat 'Deep Dish' Bertoletti continued his winning streak against Joey Chestnut today at the State Fair of Texas, winning the Waffle...
9/30/2007 Krystal Qualifier Goes to Eater X
Eater X continued his impressive fall season with a win in Memphis today downing 73 Krystals in eight minutes for entry into the K...
9/29/2007 Louisiana Downs a Lot of Grits
Patrick Bertoletti won the Lousiana Downs World Grits Eating Championship today by eating 21 pounds of grits in 10 minutes. Tim J...
9/23/2007 Bertoletti Downs 85 Krystals
Superstar Major League Eater put down 85 Krystals in eight minutes today to win the Atlanta qualifier for KSO IV. Bertoletti will...
9/22/2007 Burrito Champion X
New Englanders set aside their concern over the Red Sox today and celebrated the Costa Vida World Burrito Eating Championship in S...
9/16/2007 Road Report: Krystal Knoxville
Chip Simpson cruised to victory in Knoxville this afternoon by downing 49 Krystals in eight minutes to qualify for the Krystal Squ...
9/16/2007 Road Report: La Costena Feel the Heat Jalapeno Eating Challenge
With mariachis beating in the distance, Chicago's hometown boy Pat 'Deep Dish' Bertoletti prevailed in what many believe is the mo...
9/14/2007 Cannoli to X
Eater X won his second straight cannoli title today in Little Italy. The face painted lothario consumed XXI cannoli in VI minutes ...
9/9/2007 Humble Bob 69 Krystals
Humble Bob Square Pants rolled like the Patriots offense today by winning the Krystal Square Off Nashville qualifier with 69 Kryst...
9/3/2007 Hall Hunt Hometown Hero
Hall Hunt won today's Krystal Square Off in his hometown of Jacksonville, FL.

More than 400 fans gathered at the ...
9/2/2007 Sonya Beats the Boys in Buffalo
Sonya Thomas won the annual buffalo wing eating championship at the National Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo by downing 5.17 lbs ...
9/1/2007 Eater X Sets Record
X ate 71 tamales in 12 minutes today to set a new Lewisville and World record.

LeFevre placed second with 51 despit...
9/1/2007 Chestnut Sets New Record in Myrtle Beach
Today in Myrtle Beach at the Beach, Boogie and BBQ Festival, Joey Chestnut set a new world record in pulled pork BBQ sandwiches. T...
8/30/2007 Road Report: Reno
On August 29, Major League Eaters gathered at the 19th Annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off in Sparks, NV for the 2nd Annua...
8/25/2007 Road Report: Krystal Country
Sonya Thomas won the first of nine Krystal Square Off qualifiers today in Chattanooga, TN by downing 51 of the classic burgers in ...
8/25/2007 Road Report: Fairfield
Pat Bertoletti once again proved his astonishing athletic ability today by winning the Ash Creek Saloon World Rib Eating Champions...
8/21/2007 Road Report: Saratoga
Crazy Legs Conti won the Saratoga Springs Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest by downing 21.5 HDBs in 12 minutes.

8/13/2007 Rapid Fire Surprise: Nathan
IFOCE added an unexpected Nathan's event in Saratoga. This is a rapid fire addition to the MLE 2007 Eating Event Schedule.
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8/8/2007 Road Report: Drum Corps PB&J Contest
Patrick “P-Rock” Bertoletti solidified his reputation as the best sweets-eater in the known universe by taking the Drum Corps Inte...
8/2/2007 KSO IV Announced
KRYSTAL ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR KRYSTAL SQUARE OFF IV WORLD HAMBURGER
EATING CHAMPIONSHIP

NINE-CITY QUALIFY...
7/28/2007 Road Report: Stand By Me
Blueberry pie results - winner: Pat Bertoletti 9.17 lbs in 8 min, Second place, Gravy Brown 8.47, Third goes to Mongo 6.56, then K...
7/17/2007 Road Report: Oregon
Joey Chestnut has once again taken the title at the Chinook Winds World Rib Eating Championship. Chestnut has never been beaten in...
7/4/2007 Chestnut Beats Kobayashi, Brings Mustard Yellow Belt Back to America
Joey Chestnut of San Jose, Calif., today won the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest, beating form...
7/2/2007 July 4 Resource Center
Nathan’s Famous July Fourth International Hot dog Eating Contest

Six-time world champion Takeru Kobayashi of Japan ...
6/28/2007 Road Report: QVC
Bob Shoudt won the QVC qualifier today with 32 HDBs in 12 minutes. Shoudt was followed closely by rising star Brad Sciullo with 26...
6/25/2007 Kobayashi 'Day-to-Day'
New York, NY, June 25, 2007 -- Japanese eating phenom and hot dog-eating world champion Takeru Kobayashi was listed as “day-to-day...
6/24/2007 Rios Takes Pigs Feet-Eating Contest
Arturo Rios, Jr. won the Pigs Feet-Eating Contest at the New Jersey State Fair, beating out Eric Denmark, who took second, Crazy L...
6/23/2007 Zoo Atlanta all Boone
Dale Boone shook off a surging Bubba Yarbrough to win the Nathan's qualifier in Atlanta. Boone ate 21 HDBs to Bubba's 20. In thir...
6/23/2007 St. Pat Sets Shoo Fly Record
Chicago's Pat Bertoletti set a new Shoo Fly Pie eating record by downing 11.1 pounds at Pennsylvania's Rockvale Outlets.
...
6/23/2007 LeFevre Takes San Fran NF Title
Rich LeFevre at 34 HDBs to win the San Francisco Nathan's Famous qualifier. Erbivoe did 16 and Skinny Boy Lane ate 14.
6/22/2007 Road Report: Molly Pitcher
Pat “from Moonachie” Philbin won the Nathan's Famous qualifier at the Molly Pitcher Rest Stop in Cranbury, NJ, today by consuming ...
6/18/2007 Mustard Yellow Money Belt
For nearly a century the most coveted prize in competitive eating has been the bejeweled Nathan's Famous Mustard Yellow Belt of In...
6/17/2007 Strawberry Strawberry
St. Patrick Bertoletti set a world record for eating strawberry shortcake at today's Mattituck Strawberry Festival sponsored by th...
6/16/2007 Road Report: Norfolk
Juliet Lee won the Norfolk, VA Nathan's Famous qualifier today by consuming 26 HDBs in 12 minutes.

She advances t...
6/16/2007 Road Report: MOA
Crazy Legs Conti, the venerable East Village eater, won the Mall of America qualifier with a personal best of 24 Nathan's Famous H...
6/9/2007 Hall Hunt Wins Charlotte Nailbiter
Hall Hunt edged out Juliet Lee at the Nathan's Famous Charlotte qualifier.

Florida's faith-based eater consumed 2...
6/4/2007 Competitive Eating Giant to Represent India at Nathan's 2007 Contest
P. Theyagarjan, the eating champion of India, will attend the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest ...
6/3/2007 Erik The Red Makes Coney at Shea
In a dramatic one minute overtime eat off, Erik the Red beat Pat from Moonachie to take the Shea Stadium qualifier. The man from ...
6/2/2007 Chestnut Sets World Record
Joey Chestnut set a world record today in Phoenix, AZ, eating 59.5 Nathan's Famous hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes. Chestnut break...
5/21/2007 TripRewards Ultimate Hot Wing Eaing Championship
Joey Chestnut won the TripRewards Ultimate Hot Wing Eating Championship held in New York's Grand Central Terminal today and goes h...
5/19/2007 Road Report: Nathan's Hartford
Eater X rocked the crowd assembled at the vacant Ames in East Hartford by eating 41.5 Nathan's Famous HDBs in 12 minutes.
...
5/18/2007 East Hartford Venue Change
Last evening, Fox’s hyperbolic weather man Joe Bastardi wrote the following in all caps:

“METEO MAP DISCO HAS BEEN...
5/6/2007 Joey Back on Top
After a big St. Pats victory and an impressive showing at the Nathan's Las Vegas Qualifier, everyone felt Pat Bertoletti would hav...
5/4/2007 Road Report: Vegas
Pat Bertoletti continues to earn his keep as the #3 eater in the world. On May 3 in Vegas, the young culinary graduate from Chicag...
4/30/2007 Conti Crowned King of Corn
Jammin' Joe LaRue walked into the arena in West Palm Beach to raucus
cheers. A yellow shirt with the inscription "MLE -- ...
4/28/2007 Joey Again in Asparagus
Joey Chestnut has done it again in Stockton at the Asparagus Festival. The phenom downed 8.6 lbs of tempura fried asparagus in th...
4/23/2007 Simpson Wins Broadway at the Beach Event
This weekend confirmed that the man known simply as ChipBurger is one of the hottest eaters on the circuit.

On a l...
3/19/2007 Bertoletti Takes St. Pat's Chowdown
Patrick Bertoletti won the St. Patrick's Day Chowndown on Spike TV, edging out eating phenom Joey Chestnut and setting three new r...
3/17/2007 St. Pat's ChowDown Tonight on Spike
The St. Patrick's Day ChowDown will air on Spike TV at 7pm Eastern on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 2007.

It is a th...
3/8/2007 Eater X, Crazy Legs Video
In advance of the St. Patrick's Day Chowdown, Legs and Eater X shot a video promo at IFOCE HQ. Following is the link. ...
3/1/2007 Nathan's Famous '07 Tour Stops
Nathan’s Famous, Inc. has announced the list of American cities that will host official qualifying events for Coney Island 2007. ...
2/17/2007 Long Beach - QM Wienerschnitzel
Takeru Kobayashi, in L.A. to shoot a commercial, watched as Joey Chestnut continued his undefeated streak at the Weinerschnitzel W...
2/16/2007 Spike TV and MLE™
Spike TV and Major League Eating announced today that four MLE specials will be broadcast on the popular cable network in 2007. <...
2/2/2007 MLE 1, 2, 3 at Wing Bowl 15
Major League Eaters invaded Philly once again for the fanatical bacchanalia that is WIP’s Wing Bowl.

While some b...
1/27/2007 Bikini's Results: Joey, Second In A Row
Joey Chestnut has continued his stellar start to the 2007 Major League Eating season by winning the Bikini's Bar and Grill String ...
1/20/2007 Joey Leads Points Chase, Wins Pretzel Twister Miami
Joey Chestnut won the Pretzel Twister World Pretzel Championship in Miami today by eating 21 Pretzel Twister Pretzels in 10 minute...
1/3/2007 History Made at Acme Oyster House
Pat Bertoletti consumed 53.5 dozen Louisiana Oysters today at the Acme Oyster House in Metairie, Louisiana. This is a new record ...
12/20/2006 Bertoletti Chock full O'Nuts
Competitiveeatingnews.com reports that Patrick Bertoletti won the Chock full O'Nuts World Date Nut Bread Eating Championship held ...
12/11/2006 Ham for Seaver
Seaver Miller, the 10th-ranked eater in the World, will look to set a ham-eating record on Friday, December 15th.

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12/4/2006 Shoudt Wins Meatball Eating Contest Amid Controversy
Humble Bob Shoudt won the Carmines Meatball Eating Contest at the Tropicana in Atlantic City, consuming 9.97 lbs of meatballs in 1...
11/29/2006 Thomas Takes UK Mince Pie Eating Contest
Sonya Thomas won the Wookey Hole Big Eat Mince Pie Eating Championship, considered to be the the single greatest sporting event in...
11/22/2006 Bertoletti Wins Axia3 Thanksgiving Invitational
Patrick Bertoletti, the #3 ranked gurgitator in the entire world, won the prestigious Axia3 Thanksgiving Invitational today by dev...
11/20/2006 Axia 3 Thanksgiving Invitational
The Axia 3 Thanksgiving Invitational is confirmed for Wednesday, November 22 at Artie's Delicatessen in Manhattan. The event will...
11/18/2006 Sky City Posole Results
Pat Bertoletti ate 9 pounds 2.25 ounces to win the Sky City Casino Posole Eating championship in Acoma,NM today.

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11/14/2006 Can LeFevre Keep Posole Title in the Family
Competitive eating fans are focused on a big battle set to take place on Saturday at the World Posole Eating Championship at Sky C...
11/13/2006 Conti Returns to Louisiana for WOW Café & Wingery Event
Crazy Legs Conti will return to Louisiana to conduct a wing-eating clinic prior to the WOW Wingman Amateur Wing Eating Competition...
10/28/2006 Kobayashi with 97 Krystals
Takeru Kobayashi raised the bar of athletic greatness yet again today, devouring 97 Krystals in 8 minutes in what was arguably the...
10/26/2006 Sky City Fry Bread at AZ State Fair
The Arizona State Fair will play host to the Sky City Casino Fry Bread Eating Challenge on Saturday, October 28th.

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10/17/2006 KSO III Nears
Japan's Takeru Kobayashi will face his greatest challenge ever on American soil this October 28, 2006, when he competes live on ES...
10/15/2006 Crazy Legs Takes Jackson
Crazy Legs Conti won the Jackson MS Krystal Square Off today eating 38 of the cult favorites and earning a spot in the ESPN-televi...
10/8/2006 LeFevre Wins Jalapeno Match
Veteran Major League Eater Rich 'the Locust' LeFevre ate 247 Jalapeno peppers to beat Sonya Thomas, Pat Bertoletti and Erik the Re...
10/8/2006 Boone is Back in Georgia
Dale Mouth of the South Boone took the stage at today's Krystal Square Off in his trademark coveralls and with his ever-annoying c...
10/1/2006 KSO Memphis
Eater X accomplished his goal of winning a Krystal qualifier today when he banged down 53 Krystals in 8 minutes.

O...
9/29/2006 Competitve Eating Krystal Style
In an effort to win a Krystal Square Off qualifier outright, Eater X will fly to Memphis for the KSO III event taking place there ...
9/28/2006 Booker's Wife Swap Episode October 9
The Competitive Eating Network news site reports that Eric Badlands Booker will appear on ABC's Wife Swap on October 9 at 8 pm. Th...
9/24/2006 Simpson Edges Out Janus
Chip Simpson edged out Tim Janus in the Atlanta Krystal qualifier, eating one half of a Krystal more to secure a seat in Chattanoo...
9/23/2006 Kobayashi 41; Boston 28
Takeru Kobayashi devoured 41 lobster rolls in 10 minutes, beating a team of four Boston eaters who combined to finish with 28. The...
9/23/2006 Joey Wins Green Chili Grilled Cheese
Joey Chestnut of San Jose banged dow 34.5 green chili grilled cheese sandwiches to win the Golden Palace.net event in NM.
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9/21/2006 Kobayashi is in Boston
The world's greatest eater, Takeru Kobayashi, has arrived in Boston and lobsters all over the Atlantic Ocean floor are running sca...
9/18/2006 Bertoletti to Chattanooga
Patrick Bertoletti, of Chicago, IL, set a new Knoxville area Krystal hamburger-eating record today, devouring 48 of the fast food ...
9/18/2006 Kobayashi Against Team of Four in Competitive Eating First
Takeru Kobayashi will compete against a team of four amateurs in the first-ever GoldenPalace.net Lobster Roll-Eating Challenge to ...
9/17/2006 Road Report: Council Bluffs
Joey Chestnut established a new pulled pork eating record at Harrah's Horseshoe Casino in Council Bluffs, IA by downing 9.6 lbs of...
9/16/2006 Road Report: Oklahoma City
Sonya Thomas wins the GoldenPalace.net Okra Eating Championship by consuming 9 and 3/4 lbs of fried okra.

Pat Be...
9/15/2006 Competitive Eating News: X Wins Cannoli-Eating Contest
According to CompetitiveEatingNews.com, the breaking news website of the competitive eating world, Eater X Tim Janus won the World...
9/14/2006 Festa di San Gennaro
Eater X, Conti, Mih and other Major League Eaters will gather at the Annual Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy tomorrow to vie f...
9/10/2006 Mirroring Chestnut
Having eaten 28 Krystals in two minutes yesterday, Philly's top gurgitator Bob Shoudt qualified for the 06 KSO by eating 52 Krysta...
9/10/2006 Road Report: Salt Lake City
Under the watchful eye of pioneer Joe Smith, Joey Chestnut ate 29 Colosimo Italian sausages to win the GoldenPalace.net World Ital...
9/6/2006 Joey Eats 52 Krystals in Jacksonville, Your MLE Mid Week Update
Joey Chestnut, 2005 Krystal Square Off Runner Up, qualified for the 2006 KSO by downing 52 Krystals in Jacksonville, Florida.
9/4/2006 Chestnut Sets New World Record at Waffle House Match
Joey Chestnut broke the world reccord of 18.5 large waffles at exactly ten minutes and 23 seconds into the 12 minute match. From ...
9/3/2006 Eaters Finsh Three-Day Swing in Jacksonville
Crazy Legs Conti, Sonya Thomas and several of the other top Major League Eaters will complete a three-day Labor Day swing at the K...
9/2/2006 Buffalo Championship Contest to Occur at 4 pm Buffalo Amateur at 6 pm
The National Buffalo Chicken Wing Championship, originally scheduled for 6 pm on Saturday, September 2, will be held at 4 pm. The...
9/2/2006 Road Report: Buffalo, Dallas and Nebraska
Drew Cerza's legendary Wing Fest went off before Ernesto hit and Chip Simpson rocked Dunn Tire Park, inning with 158 Buffalo Wings...
8/31/2006 Road Report: Reno
Joey Chestnut continues his six-month streak, having never been defeated by an American eater in that time. The Best in the West N...
8/30/2006 Cannoli-Eating Contest at feast of San Genarro
The Cannoli-Eating Title, currently held by eating legend Edward Cookie Jarvis, will be up for grabs on Friday, September 15th at ...
8/30/2006 $100,000 to Amateur Who Can Top Chestnut's Grilled Cheese Record
There is a $100,000 Bounty on Joey Chestnut's world grilled cheese-eating record.

GoldenPalace.net has announced th...
8/28/2006 GoldenPalace.net Horseshoe-Eating Contest Results
Delayed results for the first-ever horseshoe eating championship, a 10-minute competition held at the Illinois State Fair on Augus...
8/27/2006 Sonya Takes Chatty
Sonya Thomas banged down a personal best 62 Krystals in today's Square Off qualifier in beautiful Chattanooga, TN. She set a new f...
8/26/2006 Road Report: New Mexico
Pat Bertoletti took home the title of World Jalapeno Eating Champion with 177 pickled peppers in 15 minutes. Coming in second was ...
8/26/2006 New Record in Sausage Sandwiches
Today at the New York State Fair, competing on the stage before the epic band, Color Me Badd, Chip Simpson continued on his streak...
8/25/2006 Joey Chestnut to Defend Waffle House Title, One of Major League Eating's Top Honors
The dramatic Stone Mountain Park in Atlanta, GA, will serve as the arena for some of the World’s finest competitive eaters on Sund...
8/24/2006 Major League Eaters Gather in Buffalo for National Buffalo Wing Match
The National Buffalo Wing Festival on Labor Day weekend will host some of the World’s finest competitive eaters in the Buffalo Win...
8/22/2006 Krystal: Instant Satisfaction
The Krystal Square Off III World Hamburger Eating Championship begins its two-month qualifying circuit this weekend and fans acros...
8/20/2006 Road Report: L.A.
Joey Chestnut edged out Sonya Thomas by two gyoza to win the dumpling contest.

Chestnut ate 212 gyoza to Sonya's...
8/19/2006 Shoudt takes Indy
Humble Bob Shoudt dominated in Indianapolis, taking first place in the Toyota Trucks State Fair Chowdown Championship.
8/14/2006 Bertoletti Celebrates 30 Years of Three Brothers
Over the weekend, Patrick Bertoletti won the Three Brothers Pizza Eating Championship and took home $2,500 for the effort.
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8/13/2006 Road Report: Fairfield, CT
Joey wins the Ash Creek Baby Back Rib contest with 6.15 pounds of rib meat off the bone in 12 minutes. Chip Simpson places secon...
8/6/2006 Kobayashi Sets New Johnsonville World Brat-Eating Record
Takeru Kobayashi set a new Johnsonville world bratwurst-eating record on August 5, in Sheboygan, WI, by downing 58 of the world-cl...
8/3/2006 Top Competitive Eaters arrive in Sheboygan for Johnsonville Brat Match on ESPN
ESPN will televise a one-hour show of the August 5 Johnsonville World Brat-Eating Championship in Sheboygan, an event that feature...
7/27/2006 Krystal Square Off, $30K
Registration begins on this site today for the eight official qualifying contests that comprise the 2006 Krystal Square Off World ...
7/25/2006 A Game of Horseshoes
GoldenPalace.net is pleased to present the first-ever horseshoe eating
championship. It will be a 10-minute competition a...
7/18/2006 Chestnut Eats 28 Krystals in Two Minutes
Joey Chestnut visited Chattanooga today and downed 28 of Krystal’s famous hamburgers in two minutes, a new short course record.
7/16/2006 Road Report: Oregon
Mike Castellano reports from the Northern Pacific Coast that America's greatest eater consumed 8.4 pounds of rib meat to win the C...
7/12/2006 July is Rib Month, All You Can Eat
As Chestnut, Erik The Red and the Pork Slayer prepare for battle in Oregon this weekend they can benchmark ribs easily by looking ...
7/6/2006 Sonya, LeFevre and Eater X at Harrah's Cherokee
Harrah’s Cherokee Casino will play host to a number of the circuit's finest competitive eaters on Friday, July 7, at 7:00 p.m. att...
7/5/2006 July 4 Eater Totals
Takeru Kobayashi 53.75
Joey Chestnut 52
Sonya Thomas 37
Patrick Bertoletti 34.25
Tim Janus 34
C...
7/4/2006 Koby (53.75) Fights Off Challenge From Chestnut (52)
Takeru Kobayashi of Japan ended the 2006 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest as champion once agai...
6/28/2006 Nathan's Famous Donates to City Harvest
Nathan’s Famous will make a donation of 10,000 hot dogs to City Harvest, the world's oldest food rescue organization and a member ...
6/27/2006 One More Nathan's Eating Contest Qualifier
Thai eating officials recently contacted the IFOCE with an offer to sponsor an American eater to represent Thailand in the Nathan’...
6/27/2006 Booker Takes Seaport Qualifier
Eric Badlands Booker ate 30.5 hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes at New York City's South Street Seaport to win the Nathan's Famous ...
6/26/2006 Hunt Gets Nathan's Wild Card
Hall Hunt, an eating champion from Florida, has been named the 2006 Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest Wild Card...
6/25/2006 Shoo-Fly Showdown
Shoo-Fly Pie Day in Lancaster, Pa is as recognizable as 4th of july in Coney Island. The gods of Competetive Eating held off the r...
6/24/2006 Bertoletti Wins Atlanta
The annual Nathan's Famous qualifier at Zoo Atlanta drew a near-capacity crowd and the fans were thrilled by the finest assemblage...
6/24/2006 Jed Takes San Fran Nail Biter
The O.C.'S Jalapeno Jed Donahue made California proud at the Daly City Nathan's Famous qualifier by eating 19.5 HDBs today, earnin...
6/24/2006 Road Report: Shoo Fly Pie
Bob Shoudt won the Shoo Fly Pie eating contest with well north of 9 pounds.

Eater X took 2nd place. Details to fo...
6/24/2006 Competitive Eating Stalwart Allen Goldstein Wins to Earn Seat at Coney
Allen "The Shredder" Goldstein consumed a personal best of 21.5 HDBs to take the LI Ducks Nathan's Famous qualifier and earn a sea...
6/23/2006 Philbin Advances in NJ
Competitive eating fans gathered on the side of the New Jersey Turnpike for the 4th installment of the Molly Pitcher Nathan's Famo...
6/22/2006 Seaver the Achiever to Coney
Competitive Eating newcomer Seaver Miller edged out accomplished veteran Jim Reeves in the QVC Nathan's Famous Qualifier today in ...
6/21/2006 Wild Card Race Is On
As the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Circuit comes down to its final qualifiers in Philly, New Jersey, Atlanta and New York, the ...
6/19/2006 Shoudt Qualifies for Coney
Bob Shoudt showed the faith of Thomas Aquinas and the wisdom of a Jedi Knight this past weekend to win the Shea Stadium nathan's q...
6/17/2006 Chip Simpson, Amazing
Chip Simpson underscored the incredible ability of eating's 'young guns' today by eating 38 Nathan's Famous hot dogs and buns in t...
6/17/2006 Janus, Wach, Brown in Brats
Tim Janus won the Milwaukee Harley Davidson Johnsonville Brat-Eating Contest in Milwaukee on Saturday, downing 29 of the top-rated...
6/14/2006 Harrah's is Host Once Again
Ribs will be the focus as top eaters gather in the shadow of Great Smokey Mountains National Park for the Harrah’s Rib-Eating Cont...
6/11/2006 Chestnut Sets New GoldenPalace.net Grilled Cheese Record: 47 in 10 Mins
Joey Chestnut continued his amazing rise in the eating world, downing 47 grilled cheese sandwiches in 10 minutes to win the Golden...
6/10/2006 Road Report: Nathan's in Norfolk
Big Brian Subich took his first Nathan's qualifier by downing 20.5 HDBs in 12 minutes.

The event almost went to o...
6/10/2006 Seat Allocation for Johnsonville Brat-Eating Contest
It has been determined that seats for the August 5 Johnsonville Brat-Eating Championship -- which will feature $20,000 in prizes -...
6/4/2006 Chinook Winds World Rib Eating Championship
The Chinook Winds Casino will hold the 2006 Chinook Winds World Rib Eating Championship on July 15 and July 16, 2006, in Lincoln C...
6/3/2006 LeFevre Downs 28 HDBs to Win Tempe
Henderson, NV, resident Rich LeFevre consumed 28 hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes to win the Nathan's Famous qualifier at the Arizo...
6/2/2006 Nathan’s Famous and ifoceGIVES on Safari
There will be an amateur Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Boston this weekend as part of the 16th annual Hot Dog Safari, ...
5/31/2006 $100,000 Bounty to LV Amateur Who Can Break GoldenPalace.net World Grilled Cheese Record
GoldenPalace.net will hold three grilled cheese-eating contests – one of which will offer $100,000 to an amateur who can break the...
5/30/2006 QVC Nathan's Qualifier
Nathan's Famous has added a last-minute regional qualifier to the preliminary circuit this year. The event will take place at the...
5/27/2006 Thomas with 36.5 HDBs in Philly
Sonya Thomas set a new Philadelphia record by eating 36.5 HDBs in 12 minutes at a Nathan's Famous qualifier. Bob Shoudt second wi...
5/27/2006 Simpson Takes House of Blues Wing Match
Chip Simpson won the House of Blues Wing-Eating Contest in Cleveland, Ohio, consuming 3 pounds 15 ounces of wings in eight minutes...
5/26/2006 Bertoletti New Ice-Cream-Eating King
Patrick Bertoletti won the GoldenPalace.net World Ice Cream Eating Contest by consuming 1.75 gallons of ice cream in eight minutes...
5/25/2006 $5,000 on Line in GoldenPalace.net Las Vegas Grilled Cheese Contest
GoldenPalace.net will hold a GoldenPalace.net Grilled Cheese Eating Contest with $5,000 in prizes on Saturday, June 10, 2005 as pa...
5/24/2006 Eaters Prep for GoldenPalace.net Ice Cream Match
On the eve of Memorial Day weekend, eaters will vie for the world ice cream title at the GoldenPalace.net World Ice Cream-Eating C...
5/22/2006 Janus Repeats in Hartford
Eater X took his second straight Nathan's Famous qualifier in Connecticut this past weekend by downing a personal best 27.5 HDBs. ...
5/18/2006 CHESTNUT: 50 HOT DOGS!!!
Joey Chestnut devoured 50 hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes today to set a new American record in the Las Vegas qualifier of the Nat...
5/15/2006 Nathan's Circuit Begins in Earnest
Eaters begin traveling America this week as the Nathan's Famous circuit kicks into high gear. On Thursday, Rich LeFevre will defe...
5/8/2006 Simpson Takes Tamales at Berryhill Baja Grill
Rookie Chip Simpson won the the Berryhill Baja Grill tamales-eating contest in Houston over the weekend, beating eating veteran Ri...
5/1/2006 Jammin' Joe's Redemption
Florida's Jammin' Joe LaRue drew a record crowd to the World Sweet Corn Eating Championship today and he did not disappoint. The t...
4/30/2006 EATS OF STRENGTH Films in Long Island
Eating fans are welcome to attend as the IFOCE begins filming a new series for InHD on Saturday, May 6, in Islandia, NY (off LIE e...
4/30/2006
Florida's Jammin' Joe LaRue drew a record crowd to the World Sweet Corn Eating Championship today, and he did not disappoint. The...
4/29/2006 Sonya Reigns in Mid Atlantic, Simpson Impresses
Sonya Thomas, the top-ranked eater in America, won the Phillips Seafood Crab Cake Eating Championship in Baltimore today by consum...
4/26/2006 Sighting: Eater X Scouts Crab
Eater X was spotted today at the Whole Foods Market on 24th Street and Seventh Avenue in Manhattan.

The gurgitato...
4/22/2006 Road Report: Myrtle Beach
Rain and hail greeted the gurgitators at the annual Taste of Broadway Ultimate Eating Competition but the event went off as schedu...
4/22/2006 Road Report: Stockton, CA
Joey Chestnut retained his Asparagus Title in Stockton, CA today by beating Sonya Thomas, the former world record holder, in an in...
4/15/2006 Conti over LaRue in One Minute OT
The Nathan's Famous circuit kicked off today in Florida in a fashion befitting the hype the 2006 qualifiers have received.
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4/14/2006 Competitive Eaters Embark on Nathan
The 2006 Nathan's Famous hot dog-eating circuit begins.

Florida residents Joe LaRue (sweet corn champion) and Hall ...
4/9/2006 Competitive Eating Star Joey Chestnut Takes Jalapeno Poppers
Comfirming what seems to be a new order within the ranks of American competitive eating, Joey Chestnut won the GoldenPalace.net Ja...
4/9/2006 Legs Tops Zigun at CIUSA Fundraiser
Crazy Legs Conti topped Coney Island impressario Dick Zigun and set a new world record by downing 92 mini franks in 10 minutes. Z...
4/5/2006 Broadway at the Beach, But no Boone
Dale Boone has won the Broadway at the Beach Eating Tournament each of the past two years, but the cherubic trash talker will not ...
3/31/2006 Eaters Hungry, Circuit Full
This year’s Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifying circuit has drawn exceptional interest. Veterans and ...
3/21/2006 Bertoletti Takes GoldenPalace.net Key Lime Pie-Eating Contest
Patrick Bertoletti continues his amazing eating juggernaut, downing 10.8 pounds of Key Lime Pie in eight minutes to win the Golden...
3/19/2006 LeFevre Tops in GoldenPalace.net Huevos Rancheros-Eating Match
Rich LeFevre, a retired CPA who is really just a college kid a heart, won the GoldenPalace.net Huevos Rancheros-Eating Contest in ...
3/17/2006 Tamales-Eating Contest at Berryhill Baja Grill
The Berryhill Baja Grill has announced that it will hold a tamales-eating contest on May 6, 2006, in honor of Cinco de Mayo. The ...
3/15/2006 Upstart Bertoletti Takes GoldenPalace.net Corned Beef Match
Chicago eater Patrick Bertoletti today won the GoldenPalace.net Corned Beef and Cabbage Eating Championship at Ned Devine’s Irish ...
3/10/2006 Boastful Boone Back in June
Dale Boone, the eater known worldwide for his deft hand with reindeer sausage and an uncanny ability to prove the resiliency of to...
3/3/2006 Power Returning to South Florida
Jammin’ Joe LaRue, Florida’s reigning Hot Dog Eating Champion who has been inactive since last fall’s devastating hurricane season...
2/28/2006 Nathan's Circuit Announced
Host cities for of the 2006 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Circuit have been determined. As in years past, each host city will sen...
2/23/2006 IFOCE Expands to College Circuit
In an unprecedented move intended to broaden the ever-expanding scope of competitive eating, the IFOCE announced today that the tw...
2/15/2006 Results by weight for Chili Cheese Fries
Following is a list of eater results from the Queen Mary Weinerschnitzel Chili Cheese Fry Contest.

1) Sonya Thomas:...
2/13/2006 Bertoletti Takes GoldenPalace.net Chocolate Eating Contest
Chicago's Patrick Bertoletti was victorious at the GoldenPalace.net St. Valentine’s Day Chocolate Massacre in Chicago. The contest...
2/11/2006 Thomas Over Chestnut by a Fry
Sonya Thomas edged out arch-rival Joey Chestnut by one ounce at the Weinerschnitzel World Chili Cheese Fry Eating Championship in ...
2/10/2006 Bertoletti's Kind of Town
Chicago’s Patrick Bertoletti, who credits the music of Irish punk bands as the driving force behind the creation of his signature ...
2/10/2006 Early Arrivals Seen on Queen Mary
Reliable reports now confirm that IFOCE eaters have begun to gather aboard the historic Queen Mary - former transatlantic ocean li...
2/3/2006 CHESTNUT TAKES WING BOWL
Nearly 20,000 competitive eating fans packed Philadelphia’s Wachovia Center for WIP Radio’s 14th Annual Wing Bowl. This year’s co...
2/1/2006 Sonya Thomas Wins GoldenPalace.net Grilled Cheese Finals
The Passion of the Crust reached its apex today at the GoldenPalace.net World Grilled Cheese Eating Championship when Sonya Thomas...
1/31/2006 Hardy's Rule
Hungry Charles Hardy, IFOCE commissioner and arguably the most respected athlete in the history of the sport, released an importan...
1/30/2006 $20,000 at GoldenPalace.net World Grilled Cheese-Eating Championship
The nation’s top competitive eaters – including 100-pound Sonya Thomas, newcomer Joey Chestnut and surging rookie Patrick Bertolet...
1/21/2006 Sonya Thomas Retains Big Daddy Burger Title
Sonya 'The Black Widow' Thomas retained her title today at the Plaza Hotel & Casino Big Daddy Burger Eating Contest by devouring t...
1/14/2006 Eating Contest Upset! Bertoletti Beats Thomas, Chestnut
At first the news coming over the wire was too shocking to be believed. "It must have been a mistake," people said. "There must h...
1/12/2006 All Aboard! Eaters Chow on Chili Cheese Fries on Queen Mary
The nation's top competitive eaters will converge at the historic Queen Mary - former transatlantic ocean liner - in Long Beach, C...
1/11/2006 First Showdown of the Year at Hot Springs Corned Beef Eating Contest
Competitive eaters from all over the country including Dallas, Chicago and Baton Rouge, will face-off at the Hot Springs Internat...
1/7/2006 Competitive Eating at its Best: GoldenPalace.net Grilled Cheese Bowl Set for February 1
This is what competitive eating is all about! The highly anticipated GoldenPalace.net World Grilled Cheese Eating Championship wi...
1/2/2006 Sonya Thomas: 250 Tater Tots at Orlando Magic
Sonya Thomas shocked a crowd of 15,000 at the TD Waterhouse Aren...
12/9/2005 Big Daddy Burger Contest is Back in Vegas
History will be made on January 21, 2006 at 1 p.m. when competitive eating’s finest gurgitators descend upon the Plaza Hotel and C...
12/3/2005 Sonya Repeats at Carmines at the Tropicana
Cementing her spot at the top of the American meatscape, Sonya Thoma...
11/30/2005 DeVito to Hold "Commissioner's Volunteer Day"
IFOCE eaters will sort (not eat) food on December 10 (tentative date) as IFOCE Director of Charitable Giving Michael DeVito holds ...
11/29/2005 Hot Springs International Corned Beef Eating Championship
Eating professionals and talented Arkansas amateurs will chow down January 14 at the first-ever Hot Springs International Corned B...
11/26/2005 Can Kobayashi be Beaten by a Competitive Eating Rookie?
Never has an eating contest caused such speculation.

The competitive eating community has been talking about newcom...
11/23/2005 Tropicana Meatball Eating Championship at Carmine's
With the Thanksgiving Invitational in the books, the eyes of America's top eaters are now turn to Atlantic City in New Jersey, whe...
11/22/2005 GoldenPalace.net Thanksgiving Invitational at Hand
Joey Chestnut, arguably the most promising rookie eater of all ...
11/22/2005 Thomas vs. Chestnut at GoldenPalace.net Thanksgiving Invitational
With his astonishing 62 Krystals during Saturday’s Krys...
11/19/2005 Kobayashi Eats 67 Krystals To Win, Chestnut in Front Until Final Minute
Japan's Takeru Kobayashi consumed 67 Krystal hamburgers in eight...
11/18/2005 Jarvis States He Is Not Woodward Leak Source
Competitive eater Ed “Cookie” Jarvis today stated that he is not ...
11/18/2005 Kobayashi Weighs in at 172 Pounds
An extraordinarily buff Takeru Kobayashi weighed in at exactly 1...
11/13/2005 Bertoletti Wins in Knoxville
The final qualifier of the 2005
11/12/2005 Chestnut Takes Verizon VoiceWing Championship
Joey Chestnut won the
11/10/2005 GoldenPalace.net Thanksgiving Invitational
IFOCE President Richard Shea today announced the GoldenPalace.ne...
11/8/2005 Ingestion Engine: Booker to Unveil Sophmore Album
Julien is on the boards; Badlands Booker on the vocal cords.

The corned beef hash-eating champion of the world is n...
11/7/2005 Conti to Chatty
Crazy Legs Conti, nearing the end of what one fan recently dubbed a “less than career year” on the IFOCE circuit, delivered a care...
11/7/2005 Wild Wild Card
Bubba Yarbrough and Hall Hunt, two high-performing newcomers with something to prove, have best defined the 2005 Krystal circuit a...
11/1/2005 Smirnoff Twisted V Wild Grape Title to Jarvis
Cookie Jarvis ate 8.95 pounds of wild grapes in 10 minutes to win today's Smirnoff Twisted V Wild Grape World Grape Eating Champio...
10/30/2005 Savannah Square Off
It was a tie for second place as doggedly determined Hall Hunt downs 26 Krystals but is matched by a fellow Floridian in the last ...
10/29/2005 Sonya Takes Flight
In a personal rebuke to the avian flu, Sonya Thomas shattered the Buffalo Wing Record at today's Verizon VoiceWing Battle at Union...
10/28/2005 Verizon VoiceWing Battle in D.C.
Our nation's capitol is gripped with intrigue and speculation today as gurgitators from within the Beltway and beyond ready for to...
10/27/2005 Krystal Wildcard Spots Down to the Wire
Competitive eating fans will be keenly watching the last three qualifiers of the 2005 Krystal Square Off World Hamburger Eating Ch...
10/26/2005 Donahue over LeFevre in 84 Lumber Baked Bean Match
Jed Donahue won the 84 Lumber Baked Bean Eating Contest in Chandler, Arizona, consuming 84 ounces (5.25 pounds) of baked beans in ...
10/25/2005 Top Eaters to Vie for Smirnoff Twisted V Grape Title
Cookie Jarvis, Badlands Booker, Tim Janus, Patrick Philbin, Don Lerman, Bob Shoudt and Crazy Legs Conti are among the eaters who h...
10/23/2005 Alabama Slamma
The Krystal Square Off brought talent to Birmingham. Bubba Yarbrough continued his impressive fall season by consuming 30 Krystal...
10/22/2005 JAWS Shatters GoldenPalace.net Record
Competitive Eating phenom Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut continued his extraordinary 2005 by setting a new world record of 32.5 grilled chee...
10/21/2005 Smirnoff Twisted V Wild Grape World Grape Eating Championship
Eight of the world’s top competitive eaters will gather at Grand Central Terminal in New York, NY, on Nov. 1, 2005 for the Smirnof...
10/20/2005 Top Competitive Eaters to Phoenix, Birmingham
Number-three ranked eater Joey Chestnut is on his way to Phoenix to compete in the GoldenPalace.net grilled cheese-eating qualifie...
10/18/2005 Where is Dale Boone?
When Dale Boone finally boarded the plane for India many Americans sighed in relief. Dale had offended so many so often that he h...
10/17/2005 Hunt Earns GoldenPalace.net Win in NC
Rookie stalwart Hall Hunt of Florida squeaked out a win over Loren Yarbrough at the North Carolina State Fair, eating 20 grilled c...
10/16/2005 Road Report: Krystals in Jackson
Buffalo Jim Reeves took the Krystal Jackson qualifier with 27 in eight minutes. Close on his heels was Yazoo City native D. Ray w...
10/16/2005 LeFevre Tops Jarvis in Verizon Double OT
Rich LeFevre finally subdued Cookie Jarvis in hard-fought double overtime to win the San Francisco Verizon VoiceWing chicken wing ...
10/15/2005 Booker Takes SC Grilled Cheese Eating Match
Badlands Booker put on a strong performance in Columbia, SC, eating 24 1/2 grilled cheese sandwiches to win $1,000 and a chance at...
10/12/2005 Weekend Eating Contests in SC, CA, MS and NC
IFOCE eaters will span the nation this weekend at eating contests in Columbia, South Carolina; San Francisco, California; Jackson,...
10/11/2005 84 Lumber Baked Beans
If anything could bring Dale Boone back from India it is this.

84 Lumber has announced an 84 Lumber Baked bean Eati...
10/11/2005 Jalapeno Wins Grilled Cheese
‘Jalapeno’ Jed Donahue added another impressive accomplishment to his competitive eating resume on Monday night in Lake Perris, CA...
10/10/2005 Shoudt Eats 29 Krystals, Wins Macon Qualifier
Humble Bob Shoudt, a stalwart on the IFOCE circuit, won an official qualifier of the 2005 Krystal Square Off World Hamburger Eatin...
10/8/2005 Jarvis Takes GoldenPalace.net Eating Contest
Cookie Jarvis advanced a winning season by eating 19 grilled cheese sandwiches in Little Rock, Arkansas, to beat a field of 15 gur...
10/4/2005 Pat from Moonachie in Arkansas
Arkansas residents who are also fans of Pat from Moonachie could not ask for a better gift.

The rakish Man from Moo...
10/3/2005 LeFevre Takes Texas Square-Off
Rich LeFevre, a Nevada resident who is considered an honorary Texan for his numerous victories in that state, won the Krystal Squa...
10/3/2005 Wing and a Prayer: Chestnut Takes Seattle
Competitive eating phenom Joey Chestnut continued his meteoric rise to the upper echelons of the sport on Saturday, defeating a ta...
9/29/2005 Weekend Warriors To Conquer Washington and Texas
Epic showdowns are on tap for this weekend's first Verizon VoiceWing Battle in Seattle on Saturday and the next round of the Kryst...
9/26/2005 Vise Takes Memphis Krystal Qualifier
Sam Vise lived up to his billing on Sunday as perhaps the greatest homegrown Krystal eater of all time, devouring 33 Krystal hambu...
9/20/2005 GoldenPalace.net Event Added
Another qualifying round has been added to the GoldenPalace.net World Grilled Cheese Eating Championship circuit at the Arkansas S...
9/19/2005 GoldenPalace.net Breaks New Ground
Pioneering grilled cheese eaters waged war this weekend on two new IFOCE battlefields: Oklahoma City and Salt Lake City. GoldenPa...
9/18/2005 Janus Wins Krystal Square Off at Gwinnett County Fair
Tim Janus won the 2005 Krystal Square Off hamburger-eating qualifier on Sunday, September 18 at the Gwinnett County Fair outside o...
9/16/2005 Jarvis Recaptures Cannoli Crown in Little Italy
Edward Cookie Jarvis delivered an emphatic performance at the International Cannoli Eating Championship that was held today at the...
9/11/2005 Resurgent Booker Dominates in Nashville
Fresh off his victory over a talented field including Sonya Thomas at the National Buffalo Wing Festival, Eric ‘Badlands’ Booker c...
9/6/2005 Verizon Chicken Wing Circuit Begins Next Month
Verizon has announced it will host the "Verizon VoiceWing Battle" chicken wing eating circuit next month. The battle will feature ...
9/6/2005 Thomas Defeats Chestnut at Krystal Square Off, $5,000 Raised in Chattanooga
After being handed back-to-back defeats in wings and waffles - at the hands of men - The Black Widow struck back in Chattanooga.
9/5/2005 Chestnut Defeats Thomas at Waffle House, Dontates $2,500 to Gulf Coast
Joey Chestnut beat the number-one-ranked American, Sonya Thomas, in Stone Mountain, GA, by eating 18 1/2 eight-ounce Waffle House ...
9/4/2005 Booker, LeFevre, Jarvis
Road Report: Buffalo & Denver

In a stunning, career performance Eric Badlands Booker took the National Buffalo Wing...
8/31/2005 IFOCE Events Raise $16,000 for Disaster Relief Efforts
The IFOCE has announced that it will use upcoming eating contest events as a platform to raise money for disaster relief efforts o...
8/28/2005 Janus Sets New Record at GoldenPalace.net Event
Tim Janus set a new world record of 31 grilled cheese sandwiches in 10 minutes at the Nebraska State Fair, winning $1,000 and repl...
8/23/2005 LeFevres Dominate at Bluffs Run
The Bluffs Run World Smoked Pork Eating Championship was won by Richard LeFevre, who consumed 7 lbs and one ounce of smoked pork. ...
8/21/2005 Road Report: Midway Slots
Michael Castellano reports from Midway Slots on August 21st, the crabcake results:

In third place with 32 three-oun...
8/21/2005 Jarvis Wins Pizza-Eating Title at NJ Tomato Fest
Ed Cookie Jarvis continues to impress in the second half of 2005 with a win in the Pizza Contest at the New Jersey Tomato Festival...
8/21/2005 Bertoletti Wins GoldenPalace.net Grilled Cheese-Eating Contest
More than 4,000 fans watched in awe as newcomer Patrick Bertoletti, aka Big Shoulders, won his first IFOCE event by downing 21.5 g...
8/18/2005 Saratoga Nathan's Contest Cancelled
The Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Contest scheduled for Sunday, August 21, in Saratoga, NY, has been cancelled....
8/15/2005 Shoudt Takes GoldenPalace Illinois Qualifier
Bob Shoudt triumphed in Saturday’s qualifier of the GoldenPalace.net World Grilled Cheese Eating Championship at the Illinois Stat...
8/13/2005 Thomas Maine Lobster Eating Champion
Sonya Thomas broke her own world lobster-eating record, consuming 11.3 pounds of Maine lobster meat, the equivalent of 44 lobsters...
8/11/2005 Road Report: Sturgis Rally
Walter Hamilton devoured 12 grilled cheese sandwiches in front of thousands of cheering bikers in Sturgis, SD to win a qualifer of...
8/10/2005 GoldenPalace.net Grilled Cheese Eating Championship Circuit Registration
Registration for GoldenPalace.cnet World Grilled Cheese Eating Championship Circuit events can now be found
8/9/2005 Krystal Square Off to Deliver $22,500
The top eaters of the famous hot, small, square Krystal Hamburger will walk away with some serious cold, hard cash at the Krystal ...
8/8/2005 KRYSTAL TOUR DATES
Chattanooga, Tenn., August 8, 2005 – Fast food icon Krystal, along with the International Federation of Competitive Eating (IFOCE)...
8/6/2005 Johnsonville Brats -- Now That's a lot of Brats
History was made in Wisconsin at the Johnsonville Brat eating contest when Sonya Thomas downed 35 of the favorites, obliterating t...
8/4/2005 Reeves Tops LeFevre to Take Watermelon Eating Contest
Buffalo Jim Reeves achieved an impressive victory at the Brookville Community Picnic in Ohio, besting number-three-ranked Richard ...
8/4/2005 Black Widow Sonya Thomas Wins GoldenPalace.net Grilled Cheese Eating Contest
Sonya Thomas of Alexandria, VA, won the first in a series of 15 GoldenPalace.net grilled cheese eating contests in San Diego, CA, ...
8/4/2005 World Maine Lobster Eating Championship
Kennebunkport, Maine, will host the second annual World Lobster-Eating Festival on Saturday, August 13, 2005, from noon to 5 p.m. ...
8/4/2005 GoldenPalace.net Grilled Cheese Circuit Dates Announced
GoldenPalace.net has announced dates for the GoldenPalace.net World Grilled Cheese Eating Championship Circuit. Each event will fe...
8/3/2005 GoldenPalace.net Grilled Cheese Sandwich Tour Begins
The pursuit for America’s Grilled Cheese-Eating championship title begins today as the nation’s leading competitive eaters gather ...
8/3/2005 Eaters Book Passage for Buffalo Wing Festival
Joe LaRue, Jim Reeves, Sonya Thomas and Crazy Legs Conti are among the eaters headed to Buffalo on Labor Day Weekend for the U.S. ...
7/31/2005 Kobayashi Takes Alka-Seltzer US Open of Competitive Eating
Takeru Kobayashi of Japan won the Alka-Seltzer US Open of Competitive Eating, a three-day, three-hour elimination tournament on ES...
7/27/2005 National Buffalo Wing Festival
Wing King Drew Cerza has announced that the U.S. Buffalo Wing-Eating Championship will be held at the fourth annual National Buffa...
7/26/2005 Johnsonville Brats Attract Top Talent to Sheboygan
The Johnsonville Brat-Eating World Championship, an IFOCE-sanctioned competition sponsored by The Sheboygan Jaycees and Johnsonvil...
7/18/2005 Chestnut Delivers World Record Performance
San Jose's Joey Chestnut broke the world rib eating record at Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City, OR by consuming 5 1/2 pounds o...
7/12/2005 LeFevre With Harrah's Rib Win
The first annual Harrah’s Cherokee Rib Eating Contest title was accompanied by a hefty $5,000 in prize money broken down as follow...
7/11/2005 Bacci Pizza Eating Contest Goes to LeFevre
The second installment of the Bacci World Pizza Eating Championship at Bacci Pizzeria in Schiller Park in Chicago drew big names. ...
7/4/2005 Koby with 49, Thomas 37 -- Chestnut Surprises with 32
Takeru Kobayashi of Japan sucessfully defended his title at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island by consuming 49 Nathan's Famous hot do...
7/1/2005 Krystal Championship Announced
Chattanooga, Tenn., July 1, 2005 –

When Japan’s Takeru Kobayashi competed in the first ever Krystal Square Off Wor...
6/28/2005 $5,000 Up For Grabs at Harrah's
Some of the world�s finest eaters will converge at the Harrah�s Cherokee Casino & Hotel in Cherokee, NC on Friday, July 8, 200...
6/27/2005 JOHNSONVILLE BRAT-EATING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
The Sheboygan Jaycees and Johnsonville Sausage have announced The Johnsonville Brat-Eating World Championship, an IFOCE-sanctioned...
6/26/2005 Bacci World Pizza Championship July 9th
In Chicago on Saturday, July 9, 2005 the second installment of the Bacci World Pizza Eating Championship will take place. Due to t...
6/26/2005 Chinook Winds World Rib Eating Championship
The Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City, OR, will hold the 2005 Chinook Winds World Rib Eating Championship on July 17, 2005 at t...
6/25/2005 Road Report: 6/25/05
Carlene LeFevre took the June 25th Nathan's Famous Atlanta qualifier by consuming 23 Nathan's HDBs in 12 minutes. The outspoken a...
6/24/2005 The Godfather Takes Molly Pitcher
"Hungry" Charles Hardy, aka the Godfather, downed 21 Nathan's Famous hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes to take first at the Molly Pi...
6/24/2005 Nathan's Dontes 10,000 Hot Dogs to City Harvest
On July 4, 2005, Nathan’s Famous will donate 10,000 hot dogs to City Harvest, the world's oldest food rescue organization. Nathan...
6/24/2005 Nathan's Resource Center
Nathan’s Famous July Fourth International Hot dog Eating Contest

Four-time world champion Takeru Kobayashi of Japan...
6/21/2005 Lottery Winners: Alka-Seltzer US Open of Competitive Eating
Eating veteran Hungry Charles Hardy, who will act as head official judge at the Alka-Seltzer US Open of Competitive Eating in Las ...
6/20/2005 LaRue Maintains Grip on Florida
Jammin' Joe LaRue proved again why he's the top-ranked eater in the sunshine state when he won the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating ...
6/19/2005 Sonya, Janus, Lerman in Salty Potato Balls
Sonya Thomas ate six pounds of Maui's special salty potato balls in eight minutes, 40 seconds to win $2,500. In the same time, Ti...
6/15/2005 Swellin' with Melon
The world watermelon eating record stands at 11.22 pounds in 15 minutes. Rich LeFevre, America’s top-ranked male eater, set the r...
6/14/2005 Oguni Takes Nathan's Tokyo Qualifier
Keiji Oguni topped a field of a dozen eaters at the Nathan's Famous qualifier in Tokyo, Japan, by down 19 hot dogs and buns in 12 ...
6/13/2005 Sonya Takes Norfolk
Sonya Thomas won the Nathan's Famous qualifier in Norfolk with an impressive 32 hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes. While the number...
6/8/2005 Rockvale Outlets Shoo Fly Pie Contest in PA
Lancaster, PA's Rockvale Outlets will host the World’s Greatest Shoo-Fly Pie-Eating Championship on June 25, at 3:00 p.m. The Shoo...
6/8/2005 And The Envelope Please: Black Widow Wins MTV Movie Awards World Popcorn Eating Championship
Sonya 'The Black Widow' Thomas added yet another world title to her collection today, winning the MTV Movie Awards World Popcorn E...
6/5/2005 Road Report: San Fran, Tempe
Two more regional champions have been crowned as Nathan's Famous continues its hotly contested qualifying circuit. Joey Chestnut ...
6/5/2005 Koch v. LeFevre
Carlene LeFevre squared off against arch rival Ron Koch in Tempe, AZ, for a seat in the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Internation...
6/3/2005 MTV Posts Special Eating Contest Site
In advance of the upcoming World Popcorn Eating Contest hosted by MTV in honor of the MYV Movie Awards, MTV has posted a special s...
6/1/2005 Salty Ball Potatoes at Maui's Dog House in Wildwood, NJ
The summer beach season will kick into high gear on June 18 as Maui’s Dog House holds the World Salty Ball Potato-Eating Champions...
5/30/2005 Rob Burns Takes UK Championship
Rob Burns, a diminutive first-time eater from Birmingham, England, won the UK Eating Championship by downing 18 pork pies in 12 mi...
5/28/2005 Road Report: Philly & Charlotte
In a Philadelphia nailbiter, new eater Pat from Moonachie ate 20 1/2 Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs and Buns to edge out a powerful Jim ...
5/27/2005 MTV To Set New Popcorn-Eating World Record To Honor MTV Movie Awards
MTV Gathers Nation’s Best Eaters in IFOCE-Sanctioned Event

Hollywood, CA, Friday, May 27, 2005 -- MTV’s Quddus Phil...
5/26/2005 Nathan's Hot Dogs in Kansas
The finest eaters in Kansas will converge at a Dillon’s Food Store in Wichita in an effort to win the title of Kansas Nathan’s Fam...
5/26/2005 Nathan's Qualifier Added
An official qualifier for the 2005 Nathan's Famous International Fourth of July will occur on at 12 noon on June 4th at Century Th...
5/22/2005 LeFevre Takes Las Vegas Nathan's Bout
Rich LeFevre extended his winning streak last week at the New York New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas by downing 27 Nathan's Fam...
5/21/2005 Janus Takes East Hartford Nathan's Match
Tim Janus earned top honors at the second qualifier of the 2005 Nathan's Famous circuit by eating 22 1/2 hot dogs and buns in 12 m...
5/17/2005 Tamales in Texas
Some of the world’s finest eaters will converge in Lewisville, TX, on June 4, at 1:00pm for the World Tamale-Eating Championship. ...
5/12/2005 Labor Day Wing Fest Announced
The Fourth Annual National Buffalo Wing Festival has announced that it will host the U.S. Buffalo Wing-Eating Championship on Sept...
5/10/2005 LeFevre Takes Trip Rewards Cake Contest
Rich LeFevre today won the world cake-eating contest celebrating the first birthday of TripRewards, the world’s largest hotel loya...
5/6/2005 Armour Vienna Sausage-Eating Contest
The two fastest growing sports in America will converge on May 28, 2005, when the Armour® Vienna Sausage Eating World Championship...
5/4/2005 TripRewards® to Celebrate First Birthday with Cake-Eating Contest
Top American eaters, including William “The Refrigerator” Perry, will compete in a cake-eating contest at Grand Central Station to...
4/25/2005 Boone Repeats, Chestnut and LaRue Surprise
Dale Boone won the Broadway at the Beach Ultimate Eating Competition for the second year in a row, shaking off local muscle-mouth ...
4/22/2005 Weekend Gurgitators Buoy Airline Industry
Ed Cookie Jarvis, Jed Donahue, Rich and Carlene LeFevre, Jammin Joe LaRue and Dale 'Mouth of the South' Boone are among the big na...
4/20/2005 Sweet Science of Matzo Ball Eating
In a hotly contested match, Eric Badlands Booker again took the matzo ball title by consuming 30 matzo balls in five minutes, 25 s...
4/18/2005 Eaters Prep for Matzo Ball Eating Contest
The eating world is focused on The Ruthie & Gussie’s/Empire Kosher Matzo Ball-Eating Championship at the Friar’s Club in New York ...
4/14/2005 Broadway at the Beach
The 3rd Annual Broadway at the Beach Ultimate Eating Tournament will take place during the Taste of Broadway Spring Festival in My...
4/13/2005 Strawberries to Badlands
Eric ‘Badlands’ Booker consumed 7 pounds of strawberries in four minutes to beat a field of college eaters at Southeastern Louisia...
4/11/2005 LeFevre Wins Boomtown Lobster Eating Match
Rich LeFevre continued his impressive winning streak at the Boomtown Casino & Hotel in Reno, NV, by downing 5.75 pounds of Maine l...
4/6/2005 Nathan’s Famous 2005 Schedule Announced!
The official contest schedule has been announced for the 2005 Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest:...
4/5/2005 Stockton Hosts World Deep-Fried Asparagus Contest
The world’s most celebrated competitive eaters will converge at the Stockton Asparagus Festival in Stockton, CA on April 23, for t...
3/31/2005 Jarvis Takes Nathan's Fries Eating Contest
Cookie Jarvis came back big today in Oceanside, NY, winning the Nathan's Famous World French Fry Eating Championship by downing a ...
3/24/2005 Nathan's Fries Event SRO
Cookie Jarvis, Don Lerman and Eric Booker are among the eaters who will compete at Nathan’s Famous in Oceanside, NY, on March 31, ...
3/24/2005 Poe Wins Life on a Stick Contest
Newcomers showed promise in the Veggie on a Stick Amateur Eating Challenge, but the professionals showed them how it's done.
...
3/21/2005 FOX's Life on a Stick Contest
Amateur Eaters, this is your opportunity to compEAT against the best when IFOCE and FOX cook up an eating contest celebrating the ...
3/20/2005 Thomas Eats 46 Dozen Oysters at Acme
Sonya Thomas shocked the world by smashing her own record of 36 dozen oysters in 10 minutes at the Acme World Oyster Eating Champi...
3/17/2005 Boomtown Casino and Hotel in Reno to Hold Lobster Buffet Contest
Some of America’s top competitive eaters will square off at Boomtown Casino and Hotel Reno’s Lobster-Eating Challenge on April 9, ...
3/15/2005 Sonya to Defend at Acme
Competitive Eating fans throughout the southeast are gearing up to watch Sonya Thomas defend her title at the 2005 Acme World Oyst...
3/12/2005 LeFevre Takes Tex Mex Roll Eating Contest
Rich LeFevre took first prize -- a trip for two to Hawaii valued at $4,000 -- at the ‘GameWorks World Tex Mex Roll-Eating Champion...
3/7/2005 UK Eating Championship
The International Federation of Competitive Eating will hold a UK Eating Championship in England, on Sunday May 1, 2005.
3/6/2005 Six New Records at Title Rally
Verducci's Market in Ringoes, NJ, hosted a remarkably dramatic IFOCE Title Rally yesterday, which will appear on the high-definiti...
3/4/2005 Sweet Corn in Palm Beach
Competitive eaters will make their annual pilgrimage to West Palm Beach, FL, on Sunday, April 24, for the National Sweet Corn-Eati...
3/4/2005 Ruthie & Gussie/Empire Kosher Matzo Ball Contest
Ruthie & Gussie’s, the world’s premier Kvetch-Proof ready-to-cook kosher food line, and Empire Kosher, the world's largest produce...
3/4/2005 Nathan's World French Fry-Eating Championship
America’s finest competitive eaters will assemble at Nathan’s Famous in Oceanside, NY, on March 31, 2005 for the first-ever Nathan...
2/24/2005 Title Rally
The 2005 IFOCE Title Rally will occur at Verducci's Specialty Market in Ringoes, New Jersey on March 5th. This event will feature...
2/16/2005 Acme Date Set
The 2005 Acme World Oyster Eating Championship will occur on Sunday, March 20th, and serve as the anchor event of the Grand Openin...
2/16/2005 Chow-Down In Motown
Auburn Hills, MI – Only eight months after the Detroit Pistons secured the NBA Championship title, Michigan looks forward to the c...
2/12/2005 GRILLED CHEESE TO THOMAS
Sonya Thomas took the GoldenPalace.com World Grilled Cheese Eating Championship by consuming 25 grilled cheese sandwiches in 10 mi...
2/4/2005 El Wingador Wins Wing Bowl
Bill 'El Wingador' Simmons achieved one of the greatest comebacks in sports history today by defeating Sonya 'The Black Widow' Tho...
2/3/2005 WingBowl arrives
February 4, 2005, Philadelphia, PA, 3:30 AM -- They have drained every spigot in Philadelphia. They have emptied every beer barre...
2/2/2005 Prize Money Breakdown For Goldenpalace.com Championship
The $10,000.00 in prize money for the Goldenpalace.com World Grilled Cheese Eating Championship will be broken down as follows:
1/22/2005 Sonya Thomas Brady-Like in Barrick Burger Event
The Plaza Hotel's famed nine-pound Barrick Burger was put away by America’s top-ranked eater Sonya Thomas in 48 minutes and 10 sec...
1/13/2005 Plenty of Bread on the Line at World Grilled Cheese Eating Championship
It will be a cross between a major sporting event and a religious pilgrimage when the nation’s top competitive eaters gather in Ve...
1/11/2005 All Eyes Turn to Philly
The first weekend in February is a time when months of preparation, training and hard work culminate in one of the greatest and mo...
12/31/2004 Gurgitators to Tackle Nine-Pound Burger For $9,000 in Las Vegas
History will be made on January 22nd, 2005 when competitive eating’s finest gurgitators converge at the Plaza Hotel and Casino in ...
12/30/2004 Happy Holidays
The IFOCE wishes its members, sponsors, fans and friends a very Happy New Year 2005. Without a doubt, 2004 was the greatest year ...
12/16/2004 Tears of Joy, Tears of Pain
Hungry Charles Hardy, Ed Cookie Jarvis and Crazy Legs Conti qualified for Wing Bowl today at WIP in Philadelphia. They ate burrit...
12/14/2004 Hungry & Focused Flies Off Shelves
Hungry & Focused, the debut rap album by top-ranked eater Badlands Booker, has proven extraordinarily popular on the IFOCE website...
12/13/2004 Nick Stipelcovich, Jr.
Noted Southern Eating Champ, Nick Stipelcovich Jr., died last week. Stipelcovich, 54, a bar and restaurant owner, competed succes...
12/10/2004 Janus in for WIP Wing Bowl
Eater X has qualified for WIP Wing Bowl XIII by consuming 5 pounds of cottage cheese in 2 minutes 30 seconds. Jarvis, Booker and ...
12/9/2004 Fruitcake Postponed
The citizens of Buffalo and the world will have to wait to see a new fruitcake champion crowned. The World Fruitcake Eating Champi...
12/4/2004 Thomas, LeFevre, Booker at Tropicana Meatball Eating Contest
Eric Badlands Booker, Hungry Charles Hardy and Rich LeFevre battled back and forth for first place in the early minutes of the Tro...
11/30/2004 Meatballs at the Tropicana in Atlantic City
The Tropicana Casino and Resort will host the Tropicana World Meatball-Eating Championship in Atlantic City, NJ, on Saturday, Dec....
11/30/2004 Lerman, Krazy Kev to Wing Bowl
Don Moses Lerman and Krazy Kevin Lipsitz are the first two eaters to qualify for WIP's Wingbowl XIV. Lerman consumed three pounds...
11/29/2004 Grant Hill with 29, Sonya Thomas with 52
Sonya Thomas delivered an exciting performance during halftime of the Orlando Magic/Philadelphia 76ers game in Orlando on Saturday...
11/25/2004 Al Jazeera Covers Thanksgiving Invitational
Competitive eating has received amazing media coverage during the past five years, but perhaps nothing tops a recent news feature ...
11/24/2004 INHD Tour de Gorge
The IFOCE's Tour de Gorge series kicks off on Thanksgiving night, November 25, at 7 pm, with the Zocalo Taco Eating Contest at Gra...
11/22/2004 Booker Takes Entenmann's Pies Thanksgiving Invitational
Eric Badlands Booker came on strong at Chelsea Market to win the Entenmann's Pies Thanksgiving Invitational, consuming 4 3/8 pumpk...
11/22/2004 Carlene Conquers Sky City Posole Title
Carlene LeFevre of Henderson, NV, consumed a whopping 109.75-ounces of posole in 12 minutes to conquer the Sky City Casino World P...
11/20/2004 Thomas Edges Booker at Harrah's
Badlands Booker and Sonya Thomas engaged in hard-fought battle in St. Louis, trading ravioli for ravioli at the Harrah's World Toa...
11/19/2004 Harrahs Toasted Ravioli Eating Championship
Eater X (Tim Janus), Crazy Legs Conti and Sonya Thomas are expected to travel to St. Louis, MO, attend the Harrah’s World Toasted ...
11/19/2004 Conti Battles for his Mother
Crazy Legs Conti of New York City will make his way to Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico, this weekend in a moving effort to win his mother...
11/19/2004 Tropicana World Meatball-Eating Championship
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - All eyes will be on Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, NJ, on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, when a handfu...
11/17/2004 High Drama, High Def
INHD, cable’s most widely distributed all high-definition networks, have teamed up with the IFOCE to introduce a new, larger-than-...
11/14/2004 Kobayashi, Thomas, Lefevre at Krystal Square Off
Takeru Kobayashi of Japan showed his dominance yet again at the Krystal Square Off in Chattanooga, TN, by eating 69 Krystals in ei...
11/11/2004 Give 'Em Hell Harry
Florida’s Harry Richter has long been a fan of competitive eating. In recent years his wife has maintained a focus on family and ...
11/8/2004 Kobayashi Downs 50 Krystals, Sets Stage for Finals
After 11 regional qualifiers, 273 preliminary bouts, 1743 total contestants, and 17,688 of the mouthwatering, cult-craving, two an...
11/3/2004 Sky City Casino Posole Eating Contest
The World Posole Eating Championship, sponsored by the Sky City Casino, will be held in Acoma, NM, on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004, at 3 ...
11/2/2004 Krystal To Issue Final Wild Card For Championship
The Krystal Company announced plans today to allow a final wild card birth in the Nov. 13th Krystal World Hamburger Championship i...
11/2/2004 Change of Date for Harrah
St Louis, already known as one of the nation’s most renowned sports towns, will enhance that reputation on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004...
11/1/2004 Bottomless Pit Mauls Birmingham
With his devoted cult of fans known as ‘The Pit Crew’ cheering wildly, Bill ‘The Bottomless Pit’ Pendleton cruised to a Halloween ...
11/1/2004 Boone Doggle?
Dale Boone continued his string of baked bean eating victories, winning his third 84 Lumber contest in a row over top American eat...
10/28/2004 84 Lumber Attracts State’s Best
”Everything is big in Texas, and that includes my appetite,” said Randy Harrison of Seguin, TX. Harrison is registered to compete ...
10/25/2004 He Be Jammin
Embarking on what he called “a personal quest,” Joe LaRue left Hollywood in the October Saturday pre-dawn and traveled north. Hou...
10/24/2004 Boone, LaRue Take Bean-Eating Contests
Jammin' Joe LaRue won the 84 Lumber Baked Bean-Eating Contest in Deland, FL, beating Eater X and Buffalo Jim Reeves by downing 84 ...
10/22/2004 Eating Contest Crusaders
IFOCE eaters hit the road this weekend for a number of different contests in the Southeast. Rookie Tim Janus and Buffalo Jim Reev...
10/20/2004 Black Widow Wins World Sweet Potato Casserole Eating Championship
Sonya 'The Black Widow' Thomas added yet another prestigious title to her ever expanding collection by devouring 8.62 pounds of sw...
10/19/2004 IFOCE in NC, FL, GA and AL
The IFOCE makes a string of stops in the next five days, with $7,000 on the line at three different events in North Carolina, Flor...
10/18/2004 Boone Tops Jarvis in 84 Lumber Bean Event
Dale Boone delivered a masterful come-from-behind victory to beat Cookie Jarvis in Summerville, SC, at the kick-off of the 84 Lumb...
10/18/2004 $5,000.00 In Prize Money On The Line at Harrah’s St. Louis
St Louis, already known as one of the nation’s most renowned sports towns, will enhance that reputation on Nov. 21, 2004, when the...
10/17/2004 Reeves Takes Jackson With 32 Krystals
Jim Reeves devoured 32 Krystals in eight minutes at the Mississippi State Fair to win an official qualifier of the 2004 Krystal Wo...
10/15/2004 84 Lumber Bean-Eating Contest
The honor of the Carolinas will rest on the shoulders of local resident Charles Bullard at the 84 Lumber Company World Baked Bean-...
10/14/2004 'Your Eatin' Heart'
In the shadow of the Hank Williams museum, and surrounded by an
estimated 1,000 eating fans, the beautiful Carlene LeFevre...
10/13/2004 Krystal Square Off in Montgomery
Top eaters assemble in Montgomery, Alabama, for the next event in the ongoing Krystal Square Off circuit, which has moved like a j...
10/11/2004 Dinner For Two: LeFevres Devour 68 Krystal Hamburgers in Macon Qualifier
Rich 'The Locust' LeFevre kept his string of strong gustatory performances intact yesterday by polishing off 38 Krstal Hamburgers ...
10/7/2004 Krystal Qualifier in Macon
The Krystal Square Off, the Krystal Company’s 10-event hamburger-eating circuit, moves on to Macon, GA, as it winds its way throug...
10/6/2004 A&E to Air Crazy Legs Doc
Oyster Productions' documentary, "Zen and the Art of Competitive Eating" will air Wednesday, October 13th at 9PM on A&E. The docu...
10/4/2004 Hardy Devours 32 Krystals To Take Atlanta Qualifier
‘Hungry’ Charles Hardy, the Godfather of eating and the #6 ranked eater in the world, won the Atlanta qualifier of the 2004 Krysta...
10/1/2004 Bison Lays Down the Spoon
The competitive eating community paused today as Ray ‘The Bison’ Meduna, the top ranked eater in the Northwest and the World Sweet...
10/1/2004 IFOCE Announces 84 Lumber World Baked Bean Eating Championship Circuit
The 84 Lumber Company and the IFOCE have announced the kickoff of the 84 Lumber World Baked Bean Eating Championship.

9/29/2004 Sonya Retains Taco Title
Sonya Thomas consumed 48 soft tacos in 11 minutes to win the Zocalo Taco-Eating championship at the Inside Out Festival at Grand C...
9/29/2004 Vise Takes Memphis Qualifier With 34 Krystals
Another highly regarded gurgitator fell at the hands of an unheralded southern eater on Tuesday, September 28, as Sam Vise destroy...
9/27/2004 Booker, Janus, Goldstein in Cheesecakes
Eric Badlands Booker won the World Cheesecake-Eating Championship at the Downtown Atlantic Restaurant during Brooklyn's 30th annua...
9/24/2004 Zocalo Taco-Eating Contest
Taco, egg and oyster champion Sonya Thomas, cannoli champion Eric Badlands Booker and surging rookie Tim Janus are among those who...
9/23/2004 LeFevre Wins Winchell's World Donut Eating Championship
Rich ‘The Locust’ LeFevre, long classified in competitive eating circles as a distance specialist, put this label to rest Wednesda...
9/21/2004 Winchell's Donut Final at LA Fair
At stake is $1,500 in prize money and the prestigious title of World Donut-Eating Champion as America's top eaters travel to the L...
9/21/2004 $3,000.00 and Title on the Line at N.C. State Fair
$3,000.00 in prize money and the prestigious title of World Sweet Potato Casserole Eating Champion will be on the line Wednesday a...
9/20/2004 Hicks Tops Wing in Krystal Match
Knoxville resident Jeff Hicks beat chicken wing eating specialist El Wingador, Bill Simmons, at the Tennessee Valley Fair in Knoxv...
9/19/2004 Booker Squeaks Cannoli Win Over Janus
In what is easily the most hard-fought battle in competitive eating history, Badlands Booker took the Cannoli Belt at the Feast of...
9/15/2004 W Is For Cookie: Jarvis Takes Nashville Krystal Qualifier
In a scene reminiscent of the Rocky Balboa vs. Apollo Creed fight in the movie 'Rocky', Cookie Jarvis fended off an unheralded new...
9/9/2004 Winchell's Donuts Draw Eaters
Santa Ana, CA, September 9, 2004 – A star-studded lineup of competitive eating champions will converge in Los Angeles, CA on Wedne...
9/9/2004 Downtown Atlantic Cheesecake
Eaters are preparing for the Downtown Atlantic Cheesecake Eating Contest to be held as part of the 30th annual Atlantic Antic fest...
9/7/2004 Widow Takes Wings, Krystal Kick Off
Sonya Thomas topped a field of 16 eaters in Buffalo, NY, on Sunday, September 5, to win the U.S. Chicken Wing-Eating Championship ...
9/7/2004 Cannoli's at San Gennaro Fest
On September 17, Little Italy’s 77th Annual Feast of San Gennaro will hold the World Cannoli-Eating Contest in Manhattan's Little...
9/7/2004 Krystal Square Off to TN,
The Krystal Square Off hamburger eating championship circuit moves on to Tennessee, with events at the Tennessee State Fair in Nas...
9/1/2004 Krystal Kick-Off
The quest begins on Labor Day Weekend, September 3 - 6, in Chattanooga, when fast food icon Krystal holds the inaugural Krystal Sq...
8/24/2004 Eaters Head to Buffalo
Top IFOCE eaters are preparing to compete at the U.S. Buffalo Wing-Eating Championship at the third annual National Buffalo Wing F...
8/22/2004 Thomas Maine Lobster Champ
Maine lobster-eating champion Kevin Cross faced an extraordinary challenge when Sonya Thomas, Cookie Jarvis, Badlands Booker, Hung...
8/16/2004 84 Lumber Bean Record
A decisive victory by Sonya Thomas in the 84 Lumber baked bean-eating contest in Centerville, Indiana, has set off a frenzy among ...
8/12/2004 KRYSTAL SQUARE OFF: $17,500
When fast food icon Krystal holds the inaugural Krystal Square Off® World Hamburger Eating Championship from this September to Nov...
8/11/2004 Mo's Money
Mo's Irish Pub in Milwaukee has announced the following prize money for this Saturday's Corned Beef Challenge. Grand Prize is $1,0...
8/10/2004 Milwaukee Braces for Jarvis
Beef-eating powerhouse Ed Cookie Jarvis is scheduled to challenge Milwaukee's most daring eaters when Mo's Irish Pub hosts its Ann...
8/9/2004 SONYA LOVES INDY
Sonya Thomas returned to Indiana, the same state where she set the hard-boiled egg eating record as a rookie in 2003, and downed 8...
8/9/2004 Aloha Maui, Hoo Ahh
Eric Badlands Booker won the Maui Onion Challenge and the beautiful Maui Onion Lei by consuming 9 ounces of raw Maui Onion in just...
8/2/2004 84 Lumber Baked Bean Bout
America’s #1 and #2 Ranked Eaters Set To Collide in Indiana


The Brickyard 500 won’t be the only world class...
7/28/2004 Maui Onions in Hawaii
Maui, HI, will be more than an island paradise on Sunday, August 8, 2004 as the Whalers Village Maui Onion Festival holds the 2004...
7/27/2004 Lobster A Team Event
The World Lobster-Eating Championship, which will be held as part of the World Lobster-Eating Festival on Saturday, August 21, 200...
7/26/2004 LeFevre in Melon Match
Rich LeFevre continued his eating dominance in Ohio, winning the "Swellin' with Melon" watermelon eating contest at the Brookville...
7/26/2004 Shredder to Maine for Lobster?
IFOCE Rookie of the Year Nominee Allan "The Shredder" Goldstein is rumored to be checking out MapQuest for the most direct route t...
7/22/2004 Ruling OKs Salt for Melon Contest
A ruling from the desk of IFOCE President Richard Shea has approved the use of salt in the upcoming Swellin' with Melon watermelon...
7/19/2004 LeFevre Takes Ribs in Bumpy Contest
Richard LeFevre won the Chinook Winds World Rib Eating Championship at the Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City, OR, to earn $1,25...
7/15/2004 Molar Extraction Aids Jarvis Rib Effort
When Cookie Jarvis boards the plane from New York to Oregon, he will face a nine-hour trip – 2,000 miles in the air and 200 miles ...
7/12/2004 Lerman Hangs on for Donut Win
At the conclusion of the eight minute Winchell's World Donut Eating qualifier in Orange County on Saturday, July 10, Ray Meduna ha...
7/9/2004 Winchell's Donuts at OC Fair
Santa Ana, CA, July 9, 2004 – Jammin' Joe LaRue, Don Moses Lerman, and Ray Meduna will compete at the Orange County Fair in Costa ...
7/7/2004 Chinook Winds Rib Championship
Will Cookie Jarvis return to defend his title?

This is the question on the lips of competitive eaters throughout th...
7/7/2004 Mellon Melee Approaches
Eaters are eagerly anticipating “Swellin’ with Mellon” at the annual Brookville Community Picnic in Brookville, Ohio, on Saturday,...
7/6/2004 Koby with 53.5
Takeru Kobayashi of Japan achieved an unprecedented four-peat on July 4, winning the annual Nathan's Famous dogfest with a new wor...
7/3/2004 Kobe Tops in BetUS.com Odds
BetUS.com, the world’s leading offshore gaming company, today released official odds for the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Intern...
7/1/2004 Nathan's Eating Roster
The following eaters will compete in the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest.


6/28/2004 Oleg in LI, Boone in Atlanta
As the Nathan's Famous qualifying season winds down, two more eaters have secured seats for the Fourth of July International Hot D...
6/28/2004 Swellin' With Melon
The annual Brookville Community Picnic in Brookville, Ohio on Saturday, July 24, 2004, will feature tractor pulling, bingo, a 5k r...
6/28/2004 ESPN Preps for Nathan's Event
No utensils will be necessary and no condiments allowed during ESPN’s inaugural telecast of the 2004 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Conte...
6/25/2004 Simmons Trades Wings for Dogs
El Wingador triumphed in his second-ever attempt in the hot dog discipline, winning the Nathan's Famous qualifier at the Molly Pit...
6/21/2004 LaRue Takes Lauderdale
There was little if any competition for the great Joe LaRue at the Nathan's Famous qualifier at the Pembroke Lakes Mall in Fort L...
6/15/2004 Reeves Buffalos Competition in Norfolk
Collard Green had the crowd behind him on Saturday at the MacArthur Center Mall in Norfolk. Men nodded encouragement, children wa...
6/14/2004 Donahue Returns With Winchell’s Win
Shockwaves rippled through the competitive eating community on Saturday, June 12, as ‘Jalapeno’ Jed Donahue pulled off an unexpect...
6/10/2004 Nathan's Unveils Wall of Fame
To memorialize the world’s greatest eating athletes, Nathan’s Famous has established an enormous three story high Hot Dog Eating W...
6/7/2004 Carlene LeFevre Owns Phoenix
In a field of 17 men and one woman there was no contest. Henderson Nevada resident Carlene LeFevre won going away at the sixth an...
6/2/2004 Krystal Square Off
Fast food icon Krystal has announced that it will host the first ever World Hamburger Eating Championship. Billed as the Krystal ...
6/1/2004 Winchell's Donuts San Diego Fair
Santa Ana, CA, May 28, 2004 – The world’s finest competitive eaters will converge at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar, CA on S...
6/1/2004 Hot Dog Results
A slew of new eaters qualified for the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest over the long weekend. ...
6/1/2004 Bacci World Pizza Eating Championship
The world’s finest competitive eaters will converge in Chicago, IL, on Saturday, June 19, 2004 for the Bacci World Pizza Eating Ch...
5/24/2004 Winchell's World Donut Championship
The world’s finest competitive eaters will converge in Southern California this summer and fall for the Winchell’s World Donut Eat...
5/24/2004 Lerman Tops Black Tie
It is rare to find a man with greater sense of style than William, "Black Tie" Stobierski, the Connecticut eating champion who fre...
5/21/2004 Upset at Noodle Match
Competitive eating fans in Columbus, Ohio, witnessed intense emotional drama as a rookie prospect beat several veteran eaters in t...
5/17/2004 Jarvis Sails to Third Boston Title
Ed "Cookie" Jarvis took his third straight Boston Hot Dog Eating Title by downing 24 Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs and Buns to qualify ...
5/10/2004 The Locust Swarms Hollywood
Rich LeFevre downed 25 Nathan's Famous hot dogs and buns at the Kenny Rogers Roasters/Nathan's Famous Restaurant in Hollywood on S...
5/6/2004 Noodle-Eating Championship
Top competitive eaters will gather in Columbus, Ohio, for the Zyng Asian Grill World Noodle-Eating Championship. The 10-minute con...
5/4/2004 Conti Survives 'Popcorn Sarcophagus'
In a never-before-attempted stunt, renowned competitive eater Crazy Legs Conti was buried alive under more than 60 cubic feet of p...
4/27/2004 Can Jarvis, Thomas Test Kobay?
The release of the 2004 Nathan's Famous qualifying circuit has prompted a wave of handicapping, with eating experts suggesting tha...
4/26/2004 Corn Record Obliterated
The big men came to the table Sunday, April 25, for the Sweet Corn Eating Championship in Palm Beach, Flordia, shocking the crowd ...
4/26/2004 Boone over Lerman, Sankov
Dale Boone won the second annual Broadway at the Beach Ultimate Eating Tournament on Sunday, April 25, besting Don Moses Lerman, C...
4/26/2004 Nathan's Schedule
Nathan’s Famous has announced the schedule for the 2004 Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifying circuit. Registration fo...
4/22/2004 36 Dozen Oysters/10 Mins
The world record for oyster eating fell hard at the 2004 Acme Oyster Eating Contest at New Orleans' French Quarter Festival. Sony...
4/22/2004 Chicken Wing-Eating Contest: LaRue
Jammin' Joe LaRue sent a loud message to the world of competitive eating at the Footy's Y-100 Wing Ding in Miami by eating 124 buf...
4/22/2004 Lerman, Boone in Myrtle Beach
Don Moses Lerman and Dale Boone, arguably the world's greatest sprinters, will test their respective skills at the Broadway at the...
4/22/2004 Sweet Corn Record Expected to Fall
The competitive eating community is buzzing over the caliber of eaters attending the 2004 Sweet Corn Fiesta -- and most expect a d...
4/16/2004 Brash Newcomers Face Big Names in New Orleans
When he takes the stage at the French Quarter Festival for Acme’s World Oyster Eating Championship, Robert Passman will be competi...
3/19/2004 B'way at the Beach
The Taste of Broadway Festival will hold the Broadway at the Beach Eating Tournament in Myrtle Beach, SC, on April 24, 2004. Comp...
3/16/2004 Jarvis, Justice, Hardy in Corned Beef
Ed Cookie Jarvis added another title to his trench coat by eating a total of six pounds of Corned Beef and Cabbage to beat a field...
3/10/2004 A Quarter in the Quarter?
The 2004 Acme World Oyster Eating Championship is fixing to be incredibly exciting with top-ranked gurgitators vying for $1750 in ...
3/2/2004 SPAM® Run Unites Nation
The IFOCE SPAM®-eating contest on Saturday, April 3, 2004, will be the culmination of an emotional journey for eating enthusiasts ...
3/1/2004 Corned Beef and Cabbage Lineup
The J. Freirich Company Corned Beef & Cabbage Eating Contest, to be held at Moran.s Restaurant on March 16, will include a diverse...
2/25/2004 LuLu's One, Two & Three
Sonya Thomas has secured another title, Crawfish Jambalaya. The hottest eater on the circuit downed nine pounds of the Cajun dish...
2/25/2004 Sweet Corn Fiesta Title
The National Sweet Corn-Eating Championship will take place on Sunday, April 25, 2004, at the Sweet Corn Fiesta at the South Flori...
2/24/2004 Asparagus Time
Not surprisingly, the IFOCE has received a slew of requests (up to eight a day, and that is from only one eater) for the time of t...
2/21/2004 Records for bologna, beans, pickles
Amazing victories today at the IFOCE title rally at the Downtown Atlantic in Brooklyn. The rally, overseen by Hungry Charles Hard...
2/16/2004 Title Rally
The IFOCE will hold a three-event title rally leading up to title match between Eric Booker and Sonya Thomas. The eye-opener of a...
2/3/2004 Freirich Corned Beef & Cabbage
The J. Freirich Company, which has been a leading provider of corned beef brisket for the better part of a century, will sponsor a...
2/2/2004 Finally, SPAM®!
The IFOCE will hold a SPAM®-eating contest on Saturday, April 3, 2004, as part of SPAMARAMA., a culinary cultural festival in Aust...
2/2/2004 Lulu's Mardis Gras Crawfish
The IFOCE will run a Mardis Gras Crawfish Jambalaya Eating Chmapionship at Lulu's Club Mardi Gras in Washington, DC, on February 2...
1/30/2004 SONYA THOMAS TAKES WING BOWL XII
In a dramatic one-on-one overtime victory against top-ranked American gurgitator Ed Cookie Jarvis, Sonya Thomas won 610 WIP.s Wing...
1/27/2004 Booker Takes Matzo Ball
Eric Badlands Booker rapped his way to a repeat victory at Ben's Annual Charity Matzo Ball Eating Contest, consuming 20 1/4 matzo ...
1/27/2004 Hardy Leads USC to Win
.Hungry. Charles Hardy led a squad of five USC eaters to victory in the first-ever Carl.s Jr. Low-Carb Six Dollar Burger-Eating Co...
1/22/2004 Ben's Battle Looms
With the roster for the Ben's Annual Charity Matzo Ball Eating Contest in place, handicappers are struggling to get a handle on th...
1/21/2004 Jarvis Takes Hooters Chick Wing Match
Cookie Jarvis fought off the greatest challenge of his eating career at Hooters in Manhattan today, beating rookie Sonya Thomas by...
1/20/2004 Stockton Asparagus Festival
The Stockton Asparagus Festival will host a deep-fried asparagus-eating contest on April 24, 2004 as a highlight of its 19th annua...
1/13/2004 Eaters Assemble for WIP WB XII
During the past several weeks the competitive eating community has eagerly followed the qualifying process for the upcoming 610 WI...
1/9/2004 Carl's Jr. Low-Carb Six-Dollar Burger
Carl.s Jr. will present the first-ever Six-Dollar Burger eating contest in Los Angeles on January 27, 2004. The event will consist...
1/5/2004 Louisiana Oyster Bowl Predicts Sugar Bowl Victor
Louisiana native Boyd Bulot led an LSU eating squad against Crazy Legs Conti and an OU eating squad in the first-ever Louisiana Oy...
12/30/2003 Thomas Wins by a Bite
Sonya Thomas won the first-ever fruitcake-eating contest by a bite -- 1/8th of an ounce to be specific.

Thomas beat...
12/11/2003 Ben's Matzo Ball Battle
The International Federation of Competitive Eating will officialy sanction the seventh Ben's Annual Charity Matzo Ball Eating Cont...
12/11/2003 Fruitcake Eating Contest
The IFOCE will travel to Buffalo in late December with a daunting mandate: consume all the uneaten fruitcakes in the United States...
12/10/2003 Wings: IFOCE Eaters Focus on Philly!
"What's up Philly, I got bad news. Too few chews means you gonna loose."

Those might be the rhymes from Badlands B...
11/26/2003 THOMAS WINS 2003 THANKSGIVING INVITATIONAL
IFOCE Features Turducken (Turkey, Duck, Chicken)
in 2003.s Final Championship Event

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11/25/2003 Commissioner.s Volunteer Day at the Food Bank
IFOCE eaters will focus their energy on sorting rather than eating on December 20 as the IFOCE holds the Commissioner.s Volunteer ...
11/24/2003 Gurgitators Gird for Turducken Battle
Rumors ran rampant during the past several weeks as competitive eating fans tried to get a handle on the handicapping of the Thank...
11/6/2003 It's a Turducken Holiday
Thanksgiving, and the IFOCE.s Thanksgiving Invitational, will never be the same.

Turducken.com, the world.s leading...
11/3/2003 Lone Star On The Circuit?
The Chicken Fried Steak Eating Championships recently occurred in Austin, Texas, with tireless competitors Dale Boone and Ed .Cook...
11/3/2003 Booker Likes MTV Candy
Eric Badlands Booker joined a Willy Wonka-styled Crazy Legs Conti at MTV.s Time Square studios for a special Halloween taping of T...
10/29/2003 Popular Science Confirms BoF Theory
After failing to gain recognition from the academic community for more than five years, a ground-breaking piece of science from th...
10/24/2003 TALE OF THE TAPE REDUX
There is no instant replay in competitive eating, but speculation over a missing plate at a recent match caused a flurry of tape w...
10/20/2003 Jarvis Displays Pizza Prowess
Ari Fleischer, Fred Willard and famed NBA dunker Darryl Dawkins joined Cookie Jarvis, Hungry Charles Hardy and Crazy Legs Conti on...
10/20/2003 Chi Fry Steak-Eating in Austin, TX
The first-ever officially sanctioned Chicken Fried Steak-Eating Competition will take place on November 2nd at the Lone Star Café ...
10/17/2003 Will the Prophesy be Fulfilled?
You can understand why people used to scoff when the prophesy was mentioned. Ten years ago it was inconceivable that the Coveted ...
10/14/2003 Pasta Eating Props Go to Jarvis, Hardy as LeFevre Shows Prowess
The plates were flying at Paesano.s of Little Italy on Monday, October 13th as top eaters competed in the Columbus Day Pasta-Eatin...
10/13/2003 American Eaters Poll -- Pass the Pasta
America.s top eaters have spoken and the message is clear . their pasta consumption has not decreased despite the low carbohydrate...
10/6/2003 Chili Eating Title Goes to LeFevre Again
The world's most determined competitive eaters converged in Reno, NV, on October 4th, to compete in the 2nd Annual Stagg Chili Eat...
10/3/2003 Black Widow Strikes Again
Corinth, MS - In front of hundreds of BBQ enthusiasts at the Hog Wild Festival in Corinth, Mississippi, Sonya .The Black Widow. Th...
9/16/2003 Thomas Tops in Taco Eating at Mexican Independence Day Classic
National hot dog and chicken wing champion Cookie Jarvis, world hash-eating champion Eric Booker and world shrimp-eating champion ...
9/15/2003 New IFOCE Polling Series
The International Federation of Competitive Eating has announced a new polling series, .The American Eaters Poll,. that will explo...
9/12/2003 Eating Contest King? Jarvis Defends Cannoli-Eating Title
Marking his fifth major win in five contests, Cookie Jarvis topped Eric Booker, Dale Boone and a host of other top eaters to win t...
9/2/2003 Cookie Jarvis, Charles Hardy, Sonya Thomas Storm Buffalo
Eating Contest Ranks Among America's Greatest

Despite a threat from surging newcomer Sonya Thomas, the 106-pound be...
8/7/2003 Competitive Eaters Gather for Thickburger Battle
The Midwest's most determined eaters will gather at Seymour's 15th Annual Burger Fest on August 9, 2003 to vie for the title of 'H...
8/1/2003 Buffalo Wing Eating Contest
Eating contest enthusiasts rejoice! America's top-ranked competitive eaters - including national hot dog champion Cookie Jarvis an...
7/16/2003 Cookie Jarvis on a Roll
Dominates Rib-Eating Championship at Chinook Winds Casino

Cookie Jarvis, who recently ate 30 ½ hot dogs on July Fo...
7/4/2003 Kobayashi Takes Third Straight Nathan's Title
History was made at the corner of Surf and Stillwell avenues in Coney Island on July 4, 2003, as Takeru Kobayashi of Japan won for...
7/1/2003 BETWWTS.COM Announces Exclusive Odds for July 4th Hot Dog Contest
ST. JOHNS, ANTIGUA (July 1, 2002) - The ultimate contest pitting man against frankfurter, Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Competiti...
6/20/2003 Refrigerator Perry to Try Hand at Hot Dogs
Former NFL star William 'The Refrigerator' Perry served notice to the sport of competitive eating on Saturday, winning a qualifyin...
5/24/2003 Nathan's Season Begins
Nathan's Famous has launched the 2003 competitive hot dog eating circuit, a series of nationwide qualifying events to locate gusta...
5/1/2003 May Excites with Sweet Corn, Crawfish, Wings
While the Nathan's Famous hot dog circuit is fast approaching, May is full of many exciting contests including Sweet Corn, Crawfis...
4/12/2003 NEWCOMER DETHRONES CRAZY LEGS CONTI
Nearly two thousand eating fans gathered in front of the Acme Stage during French Quarter Festival in New Orleans to watch Bayou B...
1/22/2003 Badlands Booker Leaves Little Doubt After Matzo Victory
Adds to donut, hash, burrito titles with quality win to establish himself as the nation's top Gurgitator


If...
11/26/2002 Thanksgiving Meal Contest Caps IFOCE Harvest Series
The International Federation of Competitive Eating is now preparing for the Thanksgiving Meal contest, which will feature the winn...
10/8/2002 Surprise Pelemeni Victory for Boone
The spotlight at the Atlantic Oceana in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, seemed to shine most brightly on neighborhood hero and Ukrainian...
10/4/2002 2002 Hibernation Cup/Stagg Chili Contest
Charles Hardy quieted whispers that he had entered the waning years of his career with a dramatic performance in the Hibernation C...
9/1/2002 Great Z Scores Wing Victory
Crowd of 5000 thrilled at Buffalo festival finale


Oleg Zhornitskiy brought a crowd of more than five thousa...
8/31/2002 IFOCE Announces the 2002 Harvest Series
The International Federation of Competitive Eating is sanctioning a number of events that comprise the 2002 Harvest Series. These ...
7/4/2002 Kobayashi Sets New World Record
Three thousand fans of competitive eating contended with media outlets from around the world to watch Takeru Kobayashi set a new w...
7/4/2002 Kobe Downs 50 at Nathan
Never before in the history of sport has there been such a phenomenal win.

On July 4, 2001, 131-pound Takeru Kobaya...
5/7/2002 Kobayashi Returns to NY to Defend World Hot-Dog Eating Titlen
Japanese gurgitator Takeru Kobayashi, who last year doubled the world record in hot dog eating by downing an astounding 50 hot dog...
4/13/2002 CRAZY LEGS SECURES WORLD OYSTER EATING TITLE
Crazy Legs Conti, a rookie competing in his first IFOCE contest, ate 14 dozen Louisiana oysters in ten minutes to win the World Oy...
2/21/2002 The Glutton Bowl
Perhaps no event has ever tested the skills of the world's greatest eaters in such a broad variety of disciplines as The Glutton B...
2/12/2002 BADLANDS SECURES BURRITO TITLE
Eric Badlands Booker won the BurritoVille Burrito Eating Contest, an IFOCE Invitational that took place at BurritoVille in Lower M...
11/7/2001 Lerman Sets World Cloud Burger Record
Donald "Moses" Lerman, who has set consumption records in the matzo ball, ice cream and steak eating disciplines, recently travele...
11/7/2001 Lerman Sets World Cloud Burger Record
Donald "Moses" Lerman, who has set consumption records in the matzo ball, ice cream and steak eating disciplines, recently travele...