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Some of the finest athletes in history are competitive eaters, and the stories behind their efforts provide revealing insight into the nuances of the human species and our will to win.

9/24/2009 Krystal Square Off VI Resource Center
Welcome to the Krystal Square Off VI Resource Center

Courtesy of www.krys...
6/25/2009 Nathan's July 4th Resource Center
As Joey Chestnut, Takeru Kobayashi, Eater X and others prepare for the annual Coney Island Classic, it's time for the social eater...
4/25/2009 Nathans2009
The official 2009 Nathan’s Famous hot dog-eating circuit begins on May 2nd in Biloxi, MS. All contests will qualify an individual...
4/21/2009 Nathans 2009
The official 2009 Nathan’s Famous hot dog-eating circuit begins on May 2nd in Biloxi, MS. All contests will qualify an individual...
2/26/2009 The 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...
12/30/2008 Gravy Delivers with Santa
I am no stranger to the gustatory greatness of the Chicago-based Gravy Brown, but I am new to his music. And I am blessed by it. ...
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 ...
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 ...
9/22/2008 Black Widow Declines Wild Card Offer, Krystal Field Set
Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas secured a wild card when she ate 55 Krystals in Jacksonville on Labor Day, placing second to Hall H...
8/18/2008 Full Results from Ash Creek Saloon
Humble Bob has every right to feel haughty, having taken down the likes of Joey Chestnut, Eater X, Badlands, Juliet Lee and the en...
7/24/2008 MAJOR LEAGUE EATING LAUNCHES MLE ASIA
First event in Singapore; MLE Secures Contract Extensions with ESPN and Nathan’s Famous; Nintendo Wii Game Also Available
5/7/2008 MLE Gives – Summer 2008
This week, Major League Eaters will begin the journey to the granddaddy of them all, the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Internatio...
4/15/2008 Double B Drops Jewels on "Stick to Blogging"
"I've got the heart but no capacity. I've got the mouth but no tenacity."

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4/7/2008 Braving the Circuit in a Bravura Thong
By Juris “Dr. Bigtime” Shibayama

Summer is fast approaching, and with it comes the awkward combination of beach wea...
3/27/2008 9 Questions for Bob Shoudt
In the beginning, he was just Bob.

Then he took a long lunch break back in ’03, drove down the Turnpike to the Mol...
3/18/2008 Double-0 Kevin Approaches April Head On
Double-0 Kevin is preparing to compete at the Acme World Oyster Eating Championship in New Orleans. He is also registered for the...
2/24/2008 Bertoletti Takes La Costena
St. Pat Bertoletti took the jalapeno title in Laredo on Saturday, Feb 23 and he did it in a commanding fashion by eating 266 La Co...
2/21/2008 PEPPER PREDICTION
By Ray The Bison Meduna

Erik The Red is a Man with a passion for fiery foods. In fact, he is a one-man jalapeno j...
1/17/2008 MLE Chowdown 3
It’s official – Spike has announced that the third and final episode of the MLE Chowdown will air on February 3rd. As it turns out...
1/17/2008 MLE Chowdown 3
The word is out!

It’s official – Spike has announced that the third and final episode of the MLE Chowdown will air ...
11/30/2007 KRAZY KEVIN, 1997 -- 2007
Krazy Kevin Lipsitz, one of the pillars of competitive eating, formally retired on Halloween Day of the year 2007. The retirement...
10/29/2007 Chestnut is Champ!
JOEY CHESTNUT IS THE NEW HAMBURGER-EATING WORLD CHAMPION WITH 103 KRYSTAL HAMBURGERS IN EIGHT MINUTES


Chest...
10/17/2007 MAJOR LEAGUE EATING CHOWDOWN
Wedges & Wings on Spike TV October 18 at 11 Eastern


The first episode of Major League Eating’s three-part C...
8/22/2007 Krystal Announces Cash Purse for the Krystal Square Off IV Wolrd Hamburger Eating Championship
THE BATTLE FOR THE TOP BURGER TITLE AND $35,000 IN PRIZE MONEY BEGINS THIS WEEK IN CHATTANOOGA

Chattanooga, Tenn. –...
7/5/2007 Chestnut Wins!
Full Results:
Joey Chestnut: 66
Takeru Kobayashi: 63
Pat Bertoletti: 49
Tim "Eater X" Janus: 43.5
6/26/2007 Nathan's 4th of July Contest to Air Live on ESPN
Since 2004, ESPN has covered the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest at 12:00 noon on July 4th. This year’s contest may well be...
4/18/2007 MLE: Worldwide Bunnette Search
NEW YORK, NY -- Competitive eating fans have long lobbied for official Bunnettes to serve as a cross between cheerleaders and ring...
3/29/2007 The Sell-out-ification of a Competitive Eater
So long Natty Boh's, Hello Fancy Water


Stardom impacts different people in different ways. Manute Bol left ...
3/17/2007 St. Pat the Gurgitator?
When faced with a celebratory dinner, such as his birthday or New Year's, it is reported that St. Patrick always requested corned ...
1/27/2007 Points Race Continues in Austin
A capacity crowd is expected at Bikinis Bar and Grill this Saturday as Major League Eating makes its second stop of the season. Th...
1/3/2007 MLE SCOUTS ANALYZE PRETZEL TWISTER
We’ve gathered advanced scouting reports from some of the greatest minds in competitive eating.

Here’s a few scout ...
12/29/2006 Happy New Year
The International Federation of Competitive Eating thanks the eaters, sponsors and fans for making 2006 a record year.

11/10/2006 Booker Readies New CD
When asked if it’s a coincidence that his new album will drop between Diddy’s “Push Play” and Britney’s highly anticipated comebac...
10/25/2006 Rios Grande to Chatty
On October 28th Arturo Rios will compete in his first IFOCE major.

The 29-year-old father of two has been working...
10/13/2006 Hard Line Judge
Ray the Bison Meduna is Major League Eating’s go-to judge in the Northwestern U.S.

An engineer at Boeing, Meduna ...
10/7/2006 Lansing, Michigan Home to IFOCE 'Fans of the Week'
Faith Weiskirch of Lansing, MI, is the lead fan of the IFOCE's first-ever "Fans of the Week."

Faith and her roommat...
10/6/2006 Triumphant Return
Dale Boone will return to the Major League Eating circuit he so loves at the KSO III qualifier in Perry, GA this weekend.
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9/25/2006 Erik The Red.
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9/22/2006 Separation Sunday
Mathematicians have spoken for years of the adversarial relationship the numeral 6 shares with the numeral 7. It’s an uncomfortab...
9/21/2006 Separation Sunday
Mathematicians have spoken for years of the adversarial relationship the numeral 6 shares with the numeral 7. It’s an uncomfortab...
9/14/2006 Don Moses Lerman Retires
Apparently the PolyGrip didn't hold.... Don Moses Lerman, who in the character of alter-ego "90-Year-Old Don Lerman" said he woul...
9/8/2006 Where is Donkey Kong?
A rapping Badlands Booker and a rising Pat from Bertoletti headlined the 2005 Krystal Qualifier in Nashville, TN, but it was Joe ‘...
8/28/2006 Sonya Ties American Record at Square Off Launch
Sonya Thomas matched Joey Chestnut's American hamburger-eating record by downing 62 Krystals in eight minutes at the first contest...
8/17/2006 Scion the Prize
Gossip columnists in San Francisco recently reported sightings of Joey Chestnut in and around the Toyota dealer in San Mateo. Is ...
7/20/2006 Shoudt Likes American Music
The Violent Femmes, who in 2003 shared a stage with Crazy Legs Conti and Sonya Thomas, will play at Brat Days in Sheboygan, WI on ...
6/19/2006 Nathan's Famous July 4 Resource Center
As five-time hot dog-eating champion Takeru Kobayashi of Japan prepares for his annual trip to New York City, several top American...
5/31/2006 IFOCE Salutes Eating Fan Katie Couric on Her Last Day at Today
The IFOCE Salutes Today Show host Katie Couric as she leaves the Today Show to begin hosting the CBS Evening News. Couric hosted ...
5/25/2006 Johnsonville Brat Qualifier in Milwaukee
Milwaukee Harley Davidson will host a qualifier on June 17, 2005, for the Johnsonville World Brat-Eating Contest to be held in She...
5/15/2006 Finally Full
Cookie Jarvis, the larger-than-life competitive eater who collected more titles than any other eater in history during the 2003 se...
5/15/2006 Finally Full
Cookie Jarvis, the larger-than-life competitive eater who collected more titles than any other eater in history during the 2003 se...
5/8/2006 EATS OF STRENGTH Episodes 2-6
This weekend, history will be made yet again in the world of competitive eating. Five amazing athletes will join Don "Moses" Lerma...
5/6/2006 EATS OF STRENGTH Episode 1: Don "Moses" Lerman
On Saturday, May 6, Don "Moses" Lerman will attempt to break Allen "Shredder" Goldstein's long-standing bologna record. This histo...
4/14/2006 An Open Letter from Hungry Charles
Greetings IFOCE Eaters:

Wow, 2005 went out with a bang and 2006 came in big. It was great seeing how many IFOCE me...
3/1/2006 2006 Nathan's Circuit Announced
The announcement of the 2006 Nathan’s Famous circuit prompts one to remember the greats who have participated in this July Fourth ...
2/7/2006 Asparagus Rookie Joins Top Competitive Eaters
In the history of competitive eating there has never been such an accomplished rookie.

Old timers might cite a youn...
1/10/2006 Competitive Eaters Seek to Weigh Hasselhoff's Head
The IFOCE Research Division, in response to dozens of requests from eaters and fans, has announced that it will seek to determine ...
12/14/2005 The Role of Protective Eyewear at Eating Contests
For competitive eaters, flying debris entering the eye – a bit of buffalo wing, a granule of garlic salt, or the errant fragment o...
11/23/2005 Thomas Tops Chestnut, Simpson, Janus, Shoudt for GoldenPalace.com Turkey Win
A group of America's finest eaters assembled at Artie's Deli on the Upper ...
11/16/2005 2005 Krystal Square Off Goes Down to Wire
Joey Chestnut of San Jose, CA, delivered a break-out performance at the Krystal Square Off Championship in Chattanooga, TN, leadin...
11/9/2005 Don't Go Back to Knoxville Don Lerman
Knoxville, TN, was the scene of incredible drama as the final Krystal Square Off qualifier determined the final competitor for the...
8/31/2005 $26,000 RAISED FOR HUNGER, DISASTER RELIEF
The IFOCE has joined with sponsors, eaters and fans to launch a $50,000 fundraising campaign to assist hunger-related and disaster...
8/11/2005 Krystal Square Off World Hamburger Eating Championship
The top eaters of the famous hot, small, square Krystal Hamburger will walk away with some serious cold, hard cash at the Krystal ...
8/4/2005 WORLD'S TOP EATERS BATTLE IN 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...
7/25/2005 WORLD'S TOP EATERS BATTLE IN ALKA-SELTZER® US OPEN OF COMPETITIVE EATING
Rich LeFevre went down hard to upstart Tim Janus, Cookie Jarvis re-aserted his dominance as a multi-discipline eater and Sam Vise ...
6/14/2005 ALKA-SELTZER® AND IFOCE ANNOUNCE US OPEN OF COMPETITIVE EATING
NEW YORK, NY, JULY 1, 2005 – Alka-Seltzer® and the International Federation of Competitive Eating today formally announced the 200...
5/27/2005 Big Holiday On Tap
Memorial Day weekend is set to be a big one in the world of competitive eating.

Nathan’s Famous will qualify two ...
5/18/2005 Win City
“Carlene and I are ready and excited,” reported Rich LeFevre via telephone hookup between the Pink Palace in Henderson, NV and IFO...
5/4/2005 Feingold and the 93 MPH Pitch
According to Leon Feingold, professional baseball and competitive eating are mutually exclusive.

“Training for eati...
3/21/2005 The All-American French Fry
When Nathan Handwerker emigrated to America in the early 1900s he did not know that he would offer two great gifts to American cul...
3/11/2005 "Hungry" Charles Hardy
There is a man of authority in the community of competitive eaters. He is known as the Godfather and commands respect from newcom...
2/25/2005 Crazy for Cookie
On a wintry Sunday afternoon in 1997, Elyse Smolin attended a Super Bowl Party thrown by the Tall Club of Suffolk County New York....
1/27/2005 Bob Shoudt: A Protein Dream
Nearly 20 years ago, during Ursinus College’s Greek Week celebration, a youthful Bob Shoudt entered a pizza-eating contest. He be...
1/11/2005 Eating’s Greatest Challenge?
It is a burger larger than David Hasselhoff’s head. A ground beef Godzilla that weighs nine pounds when bun and fixins are includ...
12/14/2004 Brian "Yellowcake" Subich
Many have speculated on the origin of Brian Subich’s nickname, “Yellowcake.” Is it a tribute to his life-long love of cornbread? ...
12/1/2004 "Eater X", Tim Janus
Tim Janus is a day trader by day. The 28-year-old Manhattan bachelor entered the equities trading business in 2000 at its Zenith ...
11/16/2004 Jim "Buffalo" Reeves
Buffalo native Jim Reeves is a family man. In fact, the 36-year-old electrical engineer will soon make a major career change, bec...