2013 Past Contests
2013 Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Contest Qualifier
New York, New York Casino - Las Vegas, NV 4/20/13
Results: 24 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes
6th overall, 2nd out of Women's Division
Bonus: Women's Wild Card Spot for the finals.
Foodabluza Oyster Eating Championship
Windcreek Casino and Hotel, Atmore, AL 4/26/2013
Results: 252 (21 dozen) oysters in 5 minutes
7th overall -- disappointing, but helped me gain oyster experience and a motivating force that helped the next day.
Foodabluza's Windcreek Indian Taco Eating Championship
Windcreek Casino and Hotel, Atmore, AL 4/27/2013
Results: 16.5 Indian Tacos in 8 minutes
2nd Place Overall
Bonus: Honor of being first woman to ever beat Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas in an eating contest.
Ribmania at Ribfest Chicago, XV
Chicago, IL 6/7/2013 St. Louis Style Ribs
Results: 2.62lbs of rib meat in 6 minutes
2nd place overall
Bonus: My first placement above the great Joey Chestnut (MLE #1 ranked eater)
Hooters World Wing-Eating Qualifier
Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, OH, 6/8/2013 Results: 152 wings in 10 minutes
1st place overall finish, and a slot in the Finals in Clearwater, FL.
Bonus: Set new record for # of Hooters wings eaten in 10 mins. First Contest-Finish over "The Lovely" (and talented) Juliet Lee
Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest
Coney Island, NY, Fourth of July, 2013
Results: 27.5 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes
3rd place, Women's Division, behind Sonya Thomas and Juliet Lee
Fundraiser: $1,457 for Charity:Water
Hooters Wing Eating Championship
The Original Hooters Restaurant, Clearwater, FL 7/25/2013
Results: 131 wings in 10 minutes - 4th place
Bonus: 2nd career finish ahead of the amazing Sonya Thomas
Fundraiser: $220 for Wings of Karen (breast cancer foundation)
Chowdown In Korea Town World Kimchi Eating Championship
Chicago, IL 8/11/2013
Results: 6th place, 4.75 lbs of kimchi in 6 minutes.
Day Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship
Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 8/17/2013
Results: Tied Juan Rodriguez for 6th place - 142 gyoza in 10 mins.
Buffalo Buffet Bowl
Buffalo, NY 8/31/2013
Results: 4th place - 4.2 lbs of Buffet foods
U.S. National Buffalo Wing Eating Championship
Buffalo, NY 9/1/2013
Results: 2nd place - 158 wings in 12 minutes
Bonus: Girls swept the field with a 1,2,3 finish. Miki, Me, and Sonya. Girl power for the win!
Western Days Festival World Tamale Eating Championship- Lewisville, TX, 9/28/13
Results: 47 tamales in 10 minutes, 5th place
2012 Past Contests
2012 World Cupcake Eating Championship
Waterloo, IA, April 14, 2012
Results: 48 cupcakes in 6 minutes
...and then we ran out before time was up!
Guess we're better than Iowa expected!
2012 Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier
Tempe, AZ, June 9, 2012
Results: 24 HDBs, one shy of my goal.
1st place in the Women's Division. 2nd place overall.
Fundraiser: $1,142 for the Deng Ater Foundation - Schools for Sudan
2012 Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest
Coney Island, NY, July 4, 2012
Results: 25.5 HDBs
3rd place in the Women's Division
Fundraiser: $1,880 for charity:water
2012 Day Lee Foods Gyoza Championship
Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA, August 18, 2012
Results: 131 gyoza
7th place in overall
Bonus: I made it on this year's official poster!
Fundraiser: $102.50, Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Nugget World Rib Eating Championship
John Ascuaga's Nugget - Sparks, NV, 08/29/2012
Results: 4.6 lbs of rib meat
4th place overall
Fundraiser: $401, Breast Cancer Research Foundation
(Click photo to see the full album on rgj.com)
2011 - The Beginning.
My First Year in Competitive Eating.
2011 Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Contest Qualifier
Tempe, AZ -- June 11, 2011
Results: 21.5 hotdogs/buns (HDBs)
1st place in the Women's Division, 2nd place overall.
2011 Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest
Coney Island, NY -- July 4, 2011
Results: 20 HDBs
(got the hiccups and stopped eating 8 minutes in.)
4th place in the Women's division.
Fundraiser: $1,276 for charity:water
2011 Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship
Los Angeles, CA, August 20, 2011
Results: 117 gyozas
Fundraiser: $1,006 for charity:water with the help of
fellow eaters Stephanie Torres and Matt "Megatoad" Stonie (Click photo to see Gyoza Album by Franklin Teng)