View Full Version : The official Competitive Eating Contest thread
01-30-2009, 03:52 PM
This thread will deal with all aspects of competitive eating contests held throughout the world. I'd like to start off by congratulating this skinny virgin dude(Jonathan Squibb) who won this year's Wing Bowl championship, which is held every year in Philly. It sells out more times than the Sixers do. This year's competitiion was only open to amateurs, and not professional eaters. Next year will mark the return of professional eaters being allowed back.
01-30-2009, 03:53 PM
01-30-2009, 03:54 PM
01-30-2009, 03:56 PM
A lot of chicks go to the Wing Bowl also:
02-04-2009, 09:19 PM
My next discussion soon will revolve around the world famous hot dog eating contest.
03-05-2009, 07:33 PM
Let's get ready to rumble !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
03-05-2009, 07:50 PM
What eating events have you attended Check Two?
04-17-2009, 10:46 PM
I haven't attended the famous Wing Bowl yet, but I should, since I'm close to Philly. Though, I have witnessed many 'non sanctioned' eating events by various fat chicks at the local buffets around my way.
04-18-2009, 11:44 AM
I haven't attended the famous Wing Bowl yet, but I should, since I'm close to Philly. Though, I have witnessed many 'non sanctioned' eating events by various fat chicks at the local buffets around my way.
04-19-2009, 01:07 AM
yo, me and a couple of my boys went to a burger king in alexandria, va a few years back, strictly on the strength that i herd sonya thomas was the manager there
da black widow oh yeah thats right, she is my favorite
anyways, it turns out she was burger king manager at some other burger king, so i fucked around and went to wendys
but yeah there are some days when i swear i could fuck up 60, 70 wings, but i get about 20 deep and i start sighing and shit, fucking fullup
04-24-2009, 12:57 AM
check 2's favorite athelete
05-31-2009, 12:29 PM
---Japan's Kobayashi beats Chestnut in eating rematch, involving pizza:
CULVER CITY, Calif. – In a chewy chow-lenge, Takeru Kobayashi outlasted Joey Chestnut when the eating titans faced off to see who could devour the most pizzas.
Kobayashi, a six-time world hot dog eating champion from Japan, consumed 5 3/4 P'zones in a six-minute span of chaotic consumption Saturday to edge Chestnut. The 25-year-old from San Jose, Calif., wolfed down 5 1/2 P'zones on Stage 15 at Sony Studios.
"I'm a little bummed," Chestnut said. "There's nobody I like beating more than him, he pushes me harder than anybody."
The arch rivals are best known for their annual Fourth of July hot dog eating showdowns on New York's Coney Island. Chestnut has beaten his Japanese competitor the last two years, winning last year in a five-dog eat-off after they tied at 59 frankfurters in 10 minutes.
This time, they went cheek-to-jowl in a stomach-centric contest sponsored by Pizza Hut featuring the P'zone, a pizza weighing one pound with pepperoni and other ingredients sealed inside a crust. At nearly 12 inches long, it resembles a calzone.
Jaw strength and stomach capacity were sorely tested in consuming one of the most filling foods on the competitive eating circuit.
A serious-looking Chestnut prepped by opening his mouth wide and loosening his jaw. Kobayashi stretched his lean limbs and whispered with his interpreter.
Then it was time.
Chestnut took an early lead, squeezing a P'zone in his left fist while alternately slugging from a water bottle. Soon, liquid splashed all over Chestnut's white jersey and dripped from his mouth.
Kobayashi took a tidier approach.
He roared back to take the lead for good on his second P'zone, tearing off bites of the golden crust, then folding it over and sipping carefully from a series of white paper cups that he refilled with water.
"The crust was very chewy so my technique was to try to drink as much water as possible to soften up the crust in my mouth," Kobayashi said through his translator.
No dunking was allowed, and containers of marinara sauce accompanying each P'zone were tossed aside by both chowhounds.
A small crowd gathered a few feet from the elevated food fest cheered the men on, with Chestnut's highway patrolman brother yelling inches from his face to eat faster.
Chestnut couldn't keep up with his 31-year-old rival from Tokyo.
At the six-minute mark, Kobayashi raised his arms in triumph and lifted his red jersey to show off a set of washboard abs.
"It was tough. Kobayashi came to win," Chestnut said. "I was raised on pizza so it was natural for me to eat it, but I was a little slow to get going and he came out fast."
The thought of a Japanese outeating an American in a pizza contest wasn't lost on Kobayashi, who is recovering from TMJ, a painful jaw disorder.
"I love pizza," he said. "When I come to America, pizza is my happiness. I look forward to eating it."
Chestnut said he wasn't used to eating pizza that quickly.
"It's doughy," he said. "It takes a lot of chewing. He got off to a really good technique early on, his rhythm was drinking water and swallowing. I changed mine a couple times and never got in the right rhythm."
Kobayashi ended a three-event losing streak to Chestnut, a 25-year-old whose weekday job is in construction management.
"I wanted to prove that I'm champion," Kobayashi said. "A champion will stand up to any battle."
He said he would go for another Fourth of July hot dog championship and then probably retire. Chestnut will be ready and waiting on Coney Island.
"I'll see him in five weeks and I'm going to push him really hard there," he vowed.
Portions of the pizza event will air on the Spike TV "Guys' Choice" show on June 21.
05-31-2009, 12:30 PM
02-07-2010, 04:17 PM
PHILADELPHIA, Feb 5 (Reuters) – About 18,000 people turned out before dawn on Friday for the 18th Wing Bowl, an eating competition dubbed the world's biggest, and an annual celebration of Philadelphia's raucous sports-crazed culture.
Jonathan "Super Squibb" Squibb, a 24-year-old accountant from Berlin, New Jersey won the contest for the second consecutive year after eating 238 wings, just three short of the record, without vomiting.
He defeated nearly 30 other male finalists who competed in an indoor sports arena in a bid to eat the most chicken wings in two 14-minute rounds, capped by a two-minute "wing-off."
Each competitor was attended by a posse of wingettes, scantily clad young women who fetched the wings and mopped the brows of the contestants to the delight of the overwhelmingly male crowd.
Wingettes also competed with each other to attract roving jumbotron cameras by exposing various parts of their anatomy and encouraging the few female members of the audience to do the same.
"There's all sorts of wild behaviour that I can't describe because the law won't allow me to," said Angelo Cataldi, a host of WIP 610, the sports talk radio station that started the event 18 years ago as a consolation prize for fans of the Philadelphia Eagles football team when they failed to qualify for the Super Bowl.
Contestants also competed with each other for the largest bodies, the silliest aliases, and the most outlandish eating feats to qualify for the final.
Ryan Zarzycki, who is also known as The Polish Assassin, ate 12 perogies and eight inches of kielbasa sausage in three minutes, while Adam Taxin, a 205-pound (93 kilos) Philadelphian known as The Hungry, Hungry Hebrew, consumed 30 latkes in five minutes.
As the crowd roared, contestants entered the arena on homemade floats with an entourage of wingettes and people adorned in angel wings, tasseled bikinis, mardi gras masks and sequined gowns.
"This is our indoor mardi gras," said Bill "El Wingador" Simmons, a five-time winner. "It's the biggest eating event in the world."
Simmons, 48, said the overall standard of the competition has improved since his victories, with more people able to eat more wings.
"You have a better quality of eater," he said. "These young guys are putting it away."
But some could not take the frantic pace.
The Wing Bowl's best-known rule is: "You Heave, You Leave."
02-07-2010, 04:23 PM
02-07-2010, 04:24 PM
02-07-2010, 04:26 PM
Congratulations to Jonathan Squibb for once again winning the prestigious Wing Bowl.
02-08-2010, 12:03 AM
Ive never done comptetive contests but I have tried those local food challenges some restaurants have. I live in San Jose and Joey Chestnut came to Pizza & Pipes just to PRACTICE (by takig on the Belly Buster challenge, the one I tried my hand at). 1 hour, no bathroom breaks, must have 2 toppings on the pizza (no basil or extra cheese count), water is allowed, they sit and watch u eat the damn thing too. It's 36 slices of pizza and Joey did his in 45 minutes (plus his picture on the wall & free pizza for a year). Also that guy from Man vs Food came to San Jose to try the 12 atomic hotwing competition in 30 minutes, no water or toilets, and actually accomplished it though he looked like a stoner with tear drops down his face afterwards lol.
02-21-2010, 08:57 AM
That's Mary Carey who's getting interviewed! Remember when she ran for Governor of California back in 2003?
07-05-2010, 12:23 AM
--Ex-champ crashes NYC eating contest
NEW YORK – A Japanese eating champion who sat out this year's Coney Island Fourth of July hot dog contest apparently couldn't resist the temptation to hotdog afterward — and got arrested.
Six-time champion Takeru Kobayashi was sitting in a jail cell Sunday after the annual Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest.
Earlier in the day, Joey "Jaws" Chestnut gobbled his way to a fourth consecutive championship. But he was suddenly upstaged by the surprise appearance of his biggest rival, Kobayashi, who crashed the eating platform after Chestnut's win and wrestled with police.
"Let him eat! Let him eat!" the crowd chanted as officers handcuffed the world's No. 3 professional eater, dubbed "The Tsunami."
The 32-year-old Kobayashi did not compete this year because he refused to sign a contract with Major League Eating — the fast food equivalent of the NFL. On his Japanese-language blog, he said he wanted to be free to enter contests sanctioned by other groups.
But a few days ago, he told Japan's Kyodo News: "I really want to compete in the (Coney Island) event."
Wearing a black T-shirt that said "Free Kobi," Kobayashi mingled with the crowd, standing inside a police-barricaded pen just under the stage. When the eating ended, he slipped up the stage stairs.
Then, several security officers appeared and tried to usher him off. He grabbed a metal police barricade with both hands, clutching it tightly as the officers pulled at him. Finally, they dragged him down the stairs, with Kobayashi resisting vehemently.
He was expected to spend the night in jail awaiting an appearance in Brooklyn Criminal Court on charges of resisting arrest, trespassing and obstructing governmental administration.
"There's a contract dispute, so they weren't giving him his freedom," said Kobayashi's interpreter and publicist, Maggie James.
She said he had hoped the Coney Island crowd would recognize him and he could offer them an eating demonstration "for free. But nobody knew he'd jump onstage."
Minutes earlier, Chestnut downed 54 hot dogs in 10 minutes to win the contest televised live on ESPN.
The runner-up was Tim "Eater X" Janus, with a total of 45. Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti came in third with 37 dogs.
Chestnut was disappointed with his performance, despite claiming the bejeweled, mustard-yellow belt plus a $20,000 purse. The 26-year-old from San Jose, Calif., was aiming for a record 70 dogs in 10 minutes.
"I was dehydrated going in," he told The Associated Press, explaining that he did not drink enough liquids the day before because he was striving for an emptier stomach.
After witnessing the drama involving Kobayashi, Chestnut said, "I feel bad for him."
Still, the Fourth on Coney Island paid tribute to two of America's biggest loves: hot dogs and competition.
The two pastimes merged by the Brooklyn boardwalk, with a crowd of thousands squeezed elbow-to-elbow on a sweltering afternoon. Temperatures hovered around 90 degrees.
Eight-year-old Stephen Pearce found his own way of keeping cool: with ice cubes melting atop his head. "It feels good."
He said something else was "cool" as he watched Chestnut: "I could never eat that many hot dogs! It's gross," said the boy from Chappaqua, N.Y.
Americans enjoy 150 million hot dogs each July 4 — "enough to stretch from D.C. to L.A. more than five times," said Janet "Queen of Wien" Riley, president of the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council.
Last year, Chestnut ate 68 dogs against Kobayashi's 64. That's about as many as the average American eats in a year — 60, according to the council.
Coney Island is said to be the birthplace of fast food.
The first hot dog was sold here around 1870 by German butcher Charles Feltman. His competitive, Polish-born employee, Nathan Handwerker, opened his own business in 1916 — Nathan's Famous, still the backdrop to the contest started here that year.
According to local lore, immigrants arguing about who was most patriotic settled their dispute by testing who could eat more franks. Irishman Jim Mullen won with 13.
After watching the stomach-churning feast, some of the tens of thousands of spectators could have used Pepto-Bismol — a new 2010 sponsor — before they joined the demolition-derby crowd of sticky bodies bumping their way through Surf Avenue.
And it wasn't over till the "Tsunami" hit Coney Island — just not quite the way anyone expected.
"He's fighting for his freedom — on Independence Day!" declared James, the interpreter-publicist.
As a handcuffed Kobayashi was led from Brooklyn's 60th Precinct to a waiting cruiser that took him to jail, one Coney Island resident shouted: "You've got to be kidding! They locked him up?"
Others yelled, "Free Kobi!"
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09-05-2010, 11:56 PM
--Va. woman devours 181 chicken wings in NY contest
NEW YORK – The Black Widow of eating contests gobbled up nearly 181 chicken wings in 12 minutes, devouring the national championship record in Buffalo on Sunday.
"I'm so happy!" said Sonya Thomas, who ate 4.86 pounds of chicken wings to win the contest, besting world eating marvel Joey Chestnut at the ninth annual National Buffalo Wing Festival.
Buffalo, about 300 miles northwest of New York, is said to be the birthplace of the wings, typically fried and covered in tangy vinegar and hot sauce.
Chestnut, America's No. 1 professional eater, was favored to win Sunday's competition. He came in second after eating 169 chicken wings, or 4.55 pounds.
This was the first time Thomas, of Alexandria, Va., and Chestnut, of San Jose, Calif., faced off in a chicken wing eating contest. They went at it "neck and neck," said Drew Cerza, the founder of the festival, which was inspired by the 2001 Bill Murray comedy "Osmosis Jones," about a compulsive eater.
"They pushed each other really hard," Cerza said. "Joey is so strong. He's got great jaw strength. But Sonya's so fast with the hand."
Thomas, who's 5 feet tall and weights 105 pounds, calls herself the Black Widow because she often defeats bigger male competitors — Chestnut is 6-foot-2 and weights 230 pounds — in eating contests. She set the previous wings record in 2005, when she ate 174 in 12 minutes.
She also previously set eating records for oysters, hard-boiled eggs, cheesecake and jalapeno peppers. She won her first competitive eating event in 2003.
The sprightly 43-year-old said she owed Sunday's triumph to her fancy finger work.
"Sometimes if I try to chew too much I slow down," she said. "I used my hands more than the mouth."
During the public contest, in front of thousands of people, she twirled the wings in her small fingers while quickly tearing off the meat with her teeth and lips.
Her cheeks were covered in a sheen of orange Buffalo sauce by the end.
But she said she was still hungry afterward, calling the wings "an appetizer." About an hour later, she made a guest appearance in the Ridiculously Hot Buffalo Wing Eating Contest and ate 20 more.
"The hottest wings!" she said. "I had to drink a lot of water."
03-10-2011, 06:52 PM
I'm a little behind on the Wing Bowl for this year, sorry. I'll get there.
07-04-2011, 06:46 PM
--Chestnut Downs 62 At Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, But A Lady Steals The Show
Joey Chestnut could teach us all a thing or two about consistency, not to mention the most absurd kind of gluttony.
Chestnut, 27, from San Jose, Calif., won his fifth consecutive Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Monday by plowing through 62 hot dogs in 10 minutes. That was good enough to win by nine franks over second-place chow artist Patrick Bertoletti.
Asked how he was doing afterward, Chestnut remarked that he felt "great!"
Who wouldn't after ingesting 20,000 calories?
More significantly, for the first year ever, we have a women's contest wiener -- er, winner. Sonya "Black Widow" Thomas put away 40 hot dogs, which had to come as little surprise to competitive eating fans. (Yes, they exist.) The Black Widow downed a personal best of 41 in 2009.
Thomas won by a larger margin than Chestnut, with her closest competitor, Juliet Lee, finishing with 29 1/2 hot dogs consumed.
Chestnut and Thomas each walked away with $10,000 and a championship belt.
Of course the purists will argue that the event wasn't the same without Takeru Kobayashi, who won the event six consecutive years (2001-2006) before finishing second to Chestnut three times.
Kobayashi was ineligible to compete at Nathan's for the second year in a row because he refuses to sign a contract with Major League Eating, the governing body of competitive eating. Last year he showed up in a "Free Kobi" T-shirt and rushed the stage after Chestnut won. He was then dragged away and issued a handful of charges that were later dropped.
This year, Kobayashi staged a one-man event at a Manhattan restaurant at the same time flanked by TV screens showing the Nathan's contest in Brooklyn and ate 69.
Chestnut set the official Nathan's record of 68 in 2009. Major League Eating has said it will not recognize Kobayashi's 69 because it did not occur in a competition.
Chestnut had a similar sentiment, telling CNN: "It was no different than what I do at practice on my own and I'm able to break a record at my house."
09-04-2011, 10:15 PM
--Black Widow eats 183 chicken wings in NY contest
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Black Widow of eating contests has scarfed down 183 chicken wings in 12 minutes to break her own world record set last year in Buffalo, N.Y.
Sonya Thomas took home first place Sunday at the tenth annual National Buffalo Wings Festival. She beat eating marvel Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, who came in second with 174 wings.
The two won titles at the July Fourth hot dog eating contest on Coney Island.
The 100-pound Thomas of Alexandria, Va., is the reigning wing-eating champion. She downed 181 wings to win the 2010 contest. Chestnut of San Jose, Calif., settled for second with 169 wings.
The winner gets $1,500. The runner-up wins $750, and third place gets $300.
Thomas is called the Black Widow becomes she often beats male competitors in eating contests.
09-21-2011, 06:59 PM
--Man dies after dumpling-eating contest
Kiev - A Ukrainian man died on Tuesday shortly after winning a dumpling-eating contest, the Interfax news agency reported.
The victim was described in the report as a retiree aged 77 living in the village of Tokmak, in Ukraine's eastern Zaporizhia region.
He became ill within minutes of taking first prize in a contest on consuming varenniki, a steamed dumpling considered one of Ukraine's most traditional foods.
Contest organisers were unable to revive him after he lost consciousness. It was unclear how many dumplings the man ate.
An autopsy was planned to determine the cause of his death.
Ukrainian varenniki typically are stuffed with cabbage, potatoes, mushrooms or cherries.
Most Ukrainian families eat varenniki only during holidays as much time is needed to prepare the dumplings, and because they are considered very filling.
07-04-2012, 03:15 PM
--'Black Widow' wins hot dog eating contest with 45
07-05-2013, 02:13 PM
-Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Won By Joey Chestnut For 7th Time
-Sonya Thomas, aka "The Black Widow," successfully defended her title in the women's event in an unexpectedly close battle.
The annual Nathan's hot-dog eating contest was a cake walk for six-time defending champing Joey Chestnut who downed 69 frankfurters and buns in 10 minutes for his seventh consecutive victory.
The only competition came from Matt Stonie. The second place finisher consumed 51 dogs and buns at the Coney Island battle of intestinal fortitude.
The 210-pound competitive eating titan known as "Jaws" broke his own record of 68 franks, which he set in 2009 and tied again last year.
Chestnut, 29, was expected to easily defend his title. Supporters carried him to the stage before the event in a mustard-yellow chair like an Egyptian pharaoh.
Sonya Thomas, aka "The Black Widow," successfully defended her title in the women's event in an unexpectedly close battle. Thomas, who weighs 100 pounds, ingested 36 and three quarters franks to edge out second place finisher Juliet Lee, who ate 36.
It's the 97th annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest.
In the world of competitive eating, the Nathan's hot dog eating contest is the gut-busting and artery-clogging equivalent of the Super Bowl. It's by far, the most coveted eat-off.
The contest, organized by Major League Eating, attracts huge crowds to Nathan's iconic frankfurter stand near the Coney Island boardwalk
Coney Island, actually a peninsula at the southern end of Brooklyn, was badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy last fall.
Announcers on ESPN 2 heralded the event's return to the storm-damaged area the way other sports broadcasters said the New Orleans Saints Super Bowl title in 2010 helped the Big Easy heal years after Hurricane Katrina.
07-05-2013, 02:19 PM
10-26-2013, 02:09 AM
-Major League Eating is proud to announce the first-ever World Twinkie Eating Championship At Bally's Casino.
Location: Tunica, MS
Winner: TBD, Twinkies
Total Prizes: $5,000 total cash purse
10-26-2013, 02:40 AM
I still don't get how eating is a sport, like can I say I play a sport every time I eat?
10-26-2013, 08:54 AM
Not if it isn't a regulated competition
Guarded By Martyrs
10-26-2013, 11:04 AM
I feel for humanity.
So many starving people in the world
And you got this kinda thing going on.
Back in the day my mother would say "Don't Play With Your Food"
Food is and should be a privilege - not turned into a game or to entertain.
I mean what do you actually get out of watching it or taking part ?
I don't know man....maybe it's just me ?
10-26-2013, 11:37 AM
Not if it isn't a regulated competition
Wait a minute, if it's regulated it makes it a sport? Well that makes your thread about sports that should not be considered sports obsolete, because they are regulated too.
10-26-2013, 12:18 PM
all hunting is regulated?
Tons of people have gotten injured and killed over a stupid soccer game.
Have a good time and compete in a spaghetti eating contest, hectis.
10-26-2013, 12:20 PM
Yes, hunting is regulated, and people get injured in other sports too. Also I hate spaghetti!!!!
01-11-2014, 11:50 AM
---- 120-Pound Woman Sets Speed Record Eating 72-Ounce Steak
02-03-2014, 10:03 PM
--- 125-pound mother of four devours record number of wings to win Philly's Wing Bowl
Molly Schuyler, a 125-pound mother of four, defeated all comers, including a Philadelphia Eagles center, to win Friday's Wing Bowl 22 in Philadelphia.
Schuyler devoured 363 wings in 30 minutes for the victory. You read that right: 363 wings. Ms. Schuyler, a mother of four from Omaha (OMAHA!), Nebraska, will have to understand why she's not going to be invited to many Super Bowl parties.
The Wing Bowl is the creation of Philadelphia radio station WIP. Now in its 22nd year, it's a combination of rock concert and Vegas buffet, and it takes place in the early morning at the Wells Fargo Center. Celebrities from both Philadelphia and the world of competitive eating gather to take part, and this year, a most unexpected upset took place.
Schuyler's 363 wings demolished the old record of 337 set by Takeru Kobayashi two years ago. In the first 14-minute round, Schuyler consumed 186 wings. By the second 14-minute round, she was at 334. Then she knocked back the rest in the two-minute speed round to claim the prize.
Also in attendance: Eagles center Jason Kelce, who consumed "only" 65 wings and didn't make it out of the first round. “The hardest part was the speed,” Kelce told a local CBS outlet. “I’m not used to eating like this this early in the morning. I’m usually eating eggs and bacon. But this was awesome. It was a great experience. But the speed got me. I’m usually not a fast eater, and I know I could have gone another 14 minutes eating. But the speed factor was killing me. I’ve never seen anyone eat as fast as these people. It’s amazing.”
Other Philly celebs in attendance included Eagles coach Chip Kelly and former Phillie Matt Stairs.
Schuyler is scheduled to compete in the IHOP Pancake Bowl on Saturday in Des Moines, then will hit the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival later that day. Keep your fingers, children, and pets away from her, for your own safety.
“I think I could eat some more,” Schuyler said afterward. “This was freaking crazy. I kept eating and I kept saying I didn’t want to know how many wings I ate until the end. I just wanted to focus on what I was doing. But I don’t think I want to eat another chicken wing for a while. Hopefully I’ll be back next year.”
02-03-2014, 10:07 PM
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