Competitive eating

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2015 picks: Molly Snyder

Published Dec. 25, 2015

2015 was pretty good for senior writer Molly Snyder. Highlights include a new sandwich shop, a strangely sexy sad clown, a book and movie about a boy trapped in a room and an even deeper appreciation for her mom.

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The gross glory of competitive eating

Published Aug. 15, 2015

This year was by far Molly Snyder's best speed eating effort, but after downing a baked potato covered in cheese and three full-sized cream puffs she feels ridiculously bloated. See the glory and grossness in this video.

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Competitive cream puff eating loser

Published Aug. 6, 2014

For the past three years, I participated in the cheesy baked potato contest at the Wisconsin State Fair. This year, I decided to switch it up, and try the cream puff eating contest instead.

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Mom chews up, spits out competitive eating world records

Published June 14, 2014

Molly Schuyler did not plan on becoming one of the world's most successful competitive eaters, but it happened. The mother of four was recently in Madison where she won an eating contest at Ian's Pizza after devouring almost 13 24-inch pizzas in 10 minutes.

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My worst dining decisions, ever

Published Jan. 21, 2014

This week, we will tell you all about healthy choices, and this is a good thing. I'm chiming in later this week with an article about going gluten-free and how well it worked for me. But for the good choices I've made - running a half marathon in 2012, hiking up a small mountain or two, or going gluten-free - I've made many, many more unhealthy choices.

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More than just cheese up the nose

Published Aug. 2, 2013

For the second year in a row, I lost the no-hands, baked potato-eating contest at the Wisconsin State Fair. However, I did a lot better this year and got more than just cheese in my nostrils from the experience.

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Confessions of a competitive eater

Published Sept. 3, 2010

If you've watched even one episode of "Man v. Food," the popular reality show on the Travel Channel, you probably found yourself watching host Adam Richman taking on eating challenges and thought to yourself, "I wouldn't mind trying that!" or, more likely, "I know someone who could do that!" Zach Alpert knows the feeling.

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Pleading "no contest" to Fire Pit's competitive eating burger challenge

Published July 30, 2010

It seemed like a good idea -- or at least, not a horrible idea -- when our friends at Potawatomi invited us to try their new promotion, the "Home Run Challenge" at the Fire Pit Sports Bar & Grill. It's their new cheeseburger-eating contest that kicked off during All Star Week and runs through the World Series ... and it's a doozy.

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Prove your competitive eating prowess on Thursday

Published June 23, 2009

At 7 p.m. Thursday at the Irish Pub, 124 N. Water St., 10 Milwaukeeans will have the chance to compete for the opportunity to eat against some of the country's best competitive eaters at a huge Jimmy John's contest at Bastille Days. Could one of these 10 be you?

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Winning on a buffalo wing and a prayer

Published Nov. 15, 2006

There was something in the air last Thursday night at WoW Cafe and Wingery, and it wasn't just the scent of hot wings. Twelve of the best eaters in the Milwaukee area had gathered to gorge themselves in hopes of becoming the 2006 Milwaukee Wingman. All the big players were there: "Catfish," "Tight-Pants," "Skippy," "The Drunk," "Big Nate" and even John "Feel Me Now" Hyland, himself.

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Wingman in training

Published Nov. 8, 2006

After a few rounds of wings and beer, and amid much bragging and one-ups-manship, my friends all decided to enter a competitive eating contest. Here's how we trained.