Erik Denmark

Qualified on May 3, 2014

Erik Denmark

Erik “The Red” Denmark


Erik “the Red” Denmark, of Seattle, Washington made his competitive eating debut eating 2.86 pounds of buffalo wings in 2005. Since then, he has had an impressive career that includes consuming 134 gyoza in 10 minutes, 147 jalapeƱos in 15 minutes, 9.75 fry bread slices in 8 minutes, 4.25 of deep fried asparagus, 30 ounces of pigs feet, 140 hot wings in 15 minutes, and 185 won tons in 8 minutes.

Erik “The Red” has competed on the Fourth of July at the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest every year since 2006. After eating 36 hot dogs in 10 minutes at this year’s Las Vegas qualifier, Denmark has earned his place for the ninth year in a row.


Qualified: May 3, 2014
Qualifier: Las Vegas, Nevada
Total: 36 HDBs
MLE Rank: 14

Twitter: @erikdenmark


Source: Major League Eating, EatFeats

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