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Eastern Shore Wing War & DC Explorations (Super-Late Photo Update)

Back in May, I competed in three back-to-back weekends. Naturally, I fell behind in updates… Despite being thrown on the social media back burner, each event was awesome and memorable in its own way, so here are some pics.

Kicking off the month was the Eastern Shore Wing War at Pork in the Park in Salisbury, Maryland (Sunday, May 11, 2014).

Pre-Contest, L-R: Shell Lesco, Kyle Hanner, Miki Sudo, Steve Hendry

team pablo

Winner Announcements – I’m in the chicken suit. (Not really, but I would have rocked it.)

Post-Contest Festivities

L-R: Adrian Morgan, Joey Chestnut, Shell Lesco, Miki Sudo, Marcos Owens, Steve Hendry, Bill Myers

The next day, I explored nation capital And concluded the trip! Educational and delicious. ^_^☆♪

Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Reflecting Pool, Korean War Memorial

Eastern Shore Wing War – Full Results

1st 6.91 lbs Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, 220 wings

2nd 5.81 lbs Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan, 186 wings

3rd 5.21 lbs Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco, 166 wings

4th 5.18 lbs Miki Sudo, 164 wings

5th 4.49 lbs Tim “Eater X” Janus, 144 wings

6th 4.44 lbs Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas, 142 wings

7th 4.16 lbs “The Lovely” Juliet Lee, 133 wings

8th 3.95 lbs Marcos “The Monster” Owens, 127 wings

9th 3.87 lbs Steve Hendry, 123 wings

10th 3.04 lbs Yasir Salem, 97 wings

11th 2.73 lbs William “Wild Bill” Myers, 87 wings

12th 2.13 lbs Crazy Legs Conti, 68 wings

13th 1.83 lbs Brian Seiken, 59 wings…

Veggie Weekend (pt. 2) ! Sun. and Mon. in Florida.

The Veggie Double Continues!

My 7.25 lbs of asparagus was promptly followed by the World Sweet Corn Eating Championship on the other side of the country.

Crazy? Maybe.

Awesome? Definitely.

Off to West Palm Beach

I took a red eye to Florida and arrived around 8 Am. Shell Lesco and I killed time by soaking and sunning on the beautiful shores of West Palm Beach.

Then we competed:

 42 Ears Later… I took second!

Post-Contest Festivites in Miami

L-R: Josh Miller, Crazy Legs Conti, Sudo, Shell Lesco, Badlands Booker, and MC extraordinaire Sam Barclay. 

Adding to the collection! 

I’ll grow up someday, but in the meantime, I love trophies. The one from corn is on the far left.

Full Results!

1st: Crazy Legs Conti with 43 ears of corn on the cob

2nd: Tie bw Miki Sudo / “Notorious” Bob Shoudt with 42

4th: Erik “The Red” Denmark, 40

5th: Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco, 32

6th: Josh Miller, 31

7th: Tie bw Eric “Badlands” Booker / Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan, 3

 …

Radio Interview with Joey Chestnut, FL

Sugar and Cream and a Little Trash Talking!

The fine cast of 98.7 Out of Bounds welcomed Joey Chestnut and I onto their show prior to the Magnify Credit Union World Ice Cream Eating Championship

Read to Why do I have a toothache when I eat chocolate, ice cream, or something sweet or cold? on Quora

See the image below to listen to what happened!

About to Go Live (L-R: Chestnut, Sudo)

Huge thanks to the OOB Crew for their hospitality. See you next year!!…

Veggie Weekend (pt. 1) ! Fri. and Sat. in California.

Eat Your Veggies, Children.

In a typical 10-minute contest, we probably consume more ribs, wings, hot dogs (and whole bunch of stuff contrary to a disciplined diet) than the average American does in the entire year.

Thankfully, Major League Eating hosts the Stockton Deep-Fried Asparagus Eating Championship and the West Palm Beach Sweet Corn Eating Contest. Back-to-back, like, within 26 hours of each other. Obviously, I did both because… how do you turn that down?

Here’s how my trip started:

My awesome buddy (of 10 years!) hooked me up with a sweet room at Le Meridien.

 

15 hours to contest time: Dinner at Akiko

Normally, I wouldn’t eat this close to a contest, but there’s no way I was taking 1st or 2nd, and I’m still figuring out a way to turn down fresh fish. In all fairness, I was mostly eating sashimi . The pieces on the left are mine.

28 courses and way too much sake later, I retired to my room. Life is rough.

Contest Day: Good Morning, SF!

I woke up around 5am, and couldn’t get back to sleep.

It’s Go Time!

Stockton was unusually cold this year! Amazing contest, nonetheless.

I actually stopped somewhere in the 8th minute to watch Joey Chestnut and Matt Stonie demolish the world record. I knew they’d be out for blood, but it was crazy to see them best it by over 3 lbs. each. They’re def ranked 1st and 2nd for a reason

Full Results:

1st 12.5469lbs $1,500.00 Joey Chestnut

2nd 12.375lbs $750.00 Matt Stonie

3rd 7.25lbs $500.00 Miki Sudo

4th 5.25lbs Steve Hendry

5th 2.5lbs Chad Cole

6th 2.5lbs Cameron Sharp

6th 2.5lbs Jonathan Vincent

8th 2lbs Cameron Bidwell

8th 2lbs Jon Davis

10th 1.75lbs Muhammed Mahmoud

11th 1lb Felicia Lopez

Post-Contest Festivites:

The asparagus margaritas were pretty good! Can’t wait for next year.^_^