Las Vegas, NV
Doug Ecks is a competitive eating enthusiast who is living the dream of all followers of our proud sport. He listened to his heart and now lets his teeth do the talking, having competed in sanctioned competition in the gyoza, bacon and pumpkin pie categories as of the close of the 2016 season. A comedian by trade, he engages a different part of his humanity at the MLE table, where he is a serious, determined, grim sight. The smiles can wait until the contest clock reads 0:00.