Nevada Champions Crowned at
Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest at
New York-New York Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department wins the title in local heroes competition
Eating competitors were crowned today at New York-New York Hotel & Casino in the 18th annual qualifying competition for the 100th Annual Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, NY.
Matt Stonie and Michelle Lesco earned the title of “Nevada Hot Dog Eating Champions” securing a spot to compete in the legendary Coney Island competition on July 4. During the 10-minute challenge, Stonie earned top male honors, finishing 48 hot dogs while Lesco won the female division, eating 27 hot dogs.
In the local heroes competition, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department defeated Nellis Air Force Base, Clark County Fire Department, Tournament of Kings at Excalibur and Sean E. Cooper of FANTASY at Luxor by eating 30 hot dogs and winning $1,000 for the Injured Police Officers Fund.
The Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest has occurred each July 4 in Coney Island, N.Y. since 1916, the year Nathan Handwerker opened the legendary restaurant.
Major League Eating, the governing body of all stomach-centric sports, sanctions the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Circuit and ensures the contests are judged professionally and safety standards are upheld at each event.
Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Returns to New York-New York Saturday, April 26
Male and Female Winners Advance to Coney Island Event this Summer
Competitive eaters from across the region are building their appetites and training their stomachs for New York-New York Hotel & Casino’s 17th annual qualifying event for the 99th Annual Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, N.Y.
The first stop on this year’s national qualifying tour route is Saturday, April 26 at 3 p.m. on New York-New York’s brand new Strip-side plaza. During the main event, male and female winners will be crowned “Nevada Hot Dog Eating Champions” earning the right to represent Las Vegas in the July 4 finals. A special employee contest along with a “Heroes” competition for charity will begin at 1 p.m.
In addition to Las Vegas, regional qualifying competitions will also take place in several cities around the U.S.
The Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest has occurred every July 4 in Coney Island since 1916, the year Nathan Handwerker opened the legendary restaurant.
Major League Eating, the governing body of all stomach-centric sports, sanctions the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Circuit and ensures the contests are judged professionally and that safety standards are in place at each event.
WHEN: Saturday, April 26
1 p.m. – Employee Contest
2:30 p.m. – Heroes Contest (Military personnel and first responders)
3 p.m. – MAIN EVENT
Free and open to the public
WHERE: Brooklyn Bridge at New York-New York
3790 Las Vegas Blvd S