Molly Schuyler earned accolades on the competitive eating circuit today: The Bellevue resident was named the world's No. 1 female independent competitive eater by All Pro Eating, the world's only independent competitive eating organization.
Schuyler, 33, has competed in more than 20 different food eating contests in 2013, three of them sanctioned by All Pro Eating, which recently signed her to a contract.
Earlier this month, she won the Mushroom Festival's national fried mushroom eating championship by taking down 9 pounds of fried mushrooms in 8 minutes. The win established a new record at the contest — she blew away last year's record of 3.5 pounds — and that was the win that earned her the No. 1 independent female competitive eater title.
In July, she won the Royal Caribbean Bakery national bun and cheese eating championship by eating seven bun-and-cheese sandwiches in 1 minute and 29 seconds. She also won the Caribbean Food Delights national beef patty eating championship where she ate 8 beef patties in 1 minute and 46 seconds.
She beat the current top-ranked independent competitive eater in the world, Jamie "The Bear" McDonald, at both events.
Schuyler is scheduled to compete this weekend at the Ian's Pizza national pizza eating championship in Madison, Wis.; the Great Pumpkin Farm World hands-free pumpkin pie eating championship in Buffalo, N.Y., on Sept. 29; and the Bierhaus NYC National Oktoberfest bratwurst eating championship in New York City on Oct. 26.
She will be competing against several ranked independent competitive eaters at those events, including McDonald.
For more information on All Pro Eating, visit www.CompetitiveEaters.com.
Molly's Food Challenges
All the food challenges that Molly Schuyler has completed to-date, as of 9/16/13.
Stellanator — Stella's, Bellevue: 6 minutes, 28 seconds (Record)
Goliath Challenge — Sinful Burger, Bellevue: 6 minutes, 43 seconds (Record)
Big Axe Calzone — Old River Pizza, Council Bluffs: 11 minutes, 23 seconds (Record)
Pig Wing Challenge — Starsky's, Omaha: 38 minutes (Tie of record)
Big Joe Challenge — Frank's Pizzaria, Omaha: 28 minutes (Record)
Nameless Death Pizza — Nebraska Brewing Company, Papillion: 24 minutes, 56 seconds (sole finisher) Molly renamed this challenge "Molly's Humble Pie."
Randy's Pizza Challenge — Randy's Premier Pizza, Oakdale, Minn.: 30 inch, 11 minutes, 8 seconds w/ Jeremiah Forster (Record)
Adam Emmenecker Challenge — Jethros BBQ, Des Moines: 7 minutes, 39 seconds; 8 minutes, 10 seconds; 7 minutes, 53 seconds; and 7 minutes, 8 seconds (Record)
Jucy Lucy Challenge — Tin Cup Bar, St. Paul, Minn.: 4 minutes, 20 seconds (Record).
Milky Way Challenge — Bellevue: (YouTube collaboration with 20+ eaters, included 1/2 gallon eggnog chug)
Randy's Pizza Challenge — Randy's Premier Pizza, Oakdale, Minn: 36 inch, 16 lb Pizza - 30 minutes. (record with Eric 'the Silo' Dahl)
Big Daddy's Burger Challenge — Big Daddy's Burgers, Duluth, Minn.: 5 lb. burger 1 1/2 lbs fries - 19 minutes. (Record)
Qzilla Challenge — The House of Q, Sioux City, Iowa: 3 lb. Sandwich 4 lb. potato wedges -increasing challenge - (Record)
100 Wings — Quaker Steak and Lube, Council Bluffs.
Bacon Fest 2013 — Des Moines - 2 lb bacon, 3 some minutes: Molly says: Won bacon for a year and only person to ever finish the bacon.
Boss Pizza Challenge — The Italian, Burlington, Iowa: 10 lb pizza, 39 minutes. Only finisher (single person doing a two-person challenge)
54" Grand Sicillian — Big Mama's and Papa's, Burbank, Calif.: 50 lb pizza.. team of 4. - Molly says: Almost finished.. girls ate their fair share!!
Triple Atomic Wing Challenge — Quaker Steak and Lube, Council Bluffs: 15 wings - 1 minute, 40 seconds (Record)
The Ultimate Destroyer — Papa Bob's BBQ, Kansas City, Kan.: 6 1/2 lb. sandwich 1 lb fries. - 18 minutes, 40 seconds
75 oz steak challenge — Jess and Jim's Steakhouse, Kansas City, Mo.: 75 oz steak, beets, salad, potato, bread - 18 minutes, 55 seconds (Record)
RA Sushi Showdown — RA Sush, Leawood, Kan.: Won the contest with 19 rolls in 8 minutes. (Record) Molly says: stopped in 1st round because of guaranteed entry into finals
Big Momma Burger Challenge — Cappy's Hot Spot, Lincoln: 10 lb cheeseburger - 32 minutes. (Record and and only one to finish.)
House Taco — Fuzzy's Taco's, Lincoln: 38 tacos in 15 minutes. (Record)
Betcha Can't Burger — Double Nickel Bar and Grill, Olathe, Kan.: - 7.5 lb cheeseburger/fries - 13:03 (Record)
Biggin' Pizza — Old Shawnee Pizza, Shawnee, Kan.: - 6 lb., 18 in. pizza - 5:50 - (Record)
Puffy Taco Challenge — Maggie's Authentic, Lee's Summit, Mo.: 24 tacos (they cut me off! LOL) 13 minutes. (Record)
The Super Flea Burger — Westport Flea Market, Kansas City, Mo.: 4 lb cheeseburger/2lb crinkle fries- 8 minutes. (Record)
10 sliders challenge — Saints Pub, Olathe, Kan.: 10 sliders - 3:17 - (Record)
Loaded Dogs Challenge — Cafe Chilingo, Leavenworth, Kan.: 10 Loaded hot dogs - 3:30 (Record)
Cupcake Contest — FouCakes, Leavenworth, Kan.: 14 cupcakes in one minute.
Burrito Contest — Rudy's Tenampa, Kansas City, Mo.: First to finish 9 lb burrito - I did it in 4:40 (only one to finish)
Burger Challenge — KC Smokeburgers, Kansas City, Mo.: 6 large burgers/3 fries - Not sure of time.. but finished
Philly Cheesesteak Challenge — KC Smokeburgers, Kansas City, Mo.: 6 Phillies/3 fries... same as above
Kielbasa Contest — Slavic Fest, Sugar Creek, Mo.: Won at 1 minute, 8 seconds
Burger and Boot — Lews Pub and Grill, Kansas City, Mo.: 1.5 lb burger/1 lb fries and 84 oz beer. 3 minutes, 7 seconds. (Record)
Hot dog contest — Nathans 2013, St. Paul, Minn.: 31 hot dogs in 10 minutes. (Won the respective table)
Hot dog challenge — Dog eat Dog: 10 loaded dogs/1 lb chili fries - 3 minutes, 32 seconds - (Record)
77 oz steak challenge — Black Iron Grill: 77 oz steak plus meal - 8 minutes, 3 seconds - (Record)
24 inch pizza — Wheat state Pizza, Kansas City, Mo.: 13 min
9630 Challege — The Screaming Eagle, Waterloo, Iowa: 3 - 1 lb burgers, basket fries,salad, 1/2 basket onion rings. Record.... but time is 3 or 4 minutes... no exact.
Airbus burger Challenge — Airliner Bar, Iowa City, Iowa: 2.5 lb burger and large fries - 5 minutes
Quadruple Bypass — The Pit Smokehouse, Iowa City, Iowa: 5 lb barbeque casserole - 3 minutes, 15 seconds. Molly says: again staff walked away and was finished for a brief time.. stopped the clock when they realized I was done - (Record)
Maui Waui — Black Market Pizza,Ames, Iowa: 16 inch killer spicy pizza - 4 minutes - (Record)
4 Double Bacon Challenge — Sloopy's, La Crosse, Wis.: 4 double bacon cheeseburgers and a pound of tots - 6-8 minutes. Molly says: not sure on time.. They said 8 but didn't stop the clock for a bit (and they had a bit to drink)
Meat your Maker — Burger Jones, Minneapolis, Minn.: 5 lb multi-everything burger - 4 minutes, 37 seconds.
19" 4 meat 8 plus lb pizza — Joey's Nova, Tonka Bay, Minn.: Huge meat pizza - 12 minutes - (Record)
Big Daddy Burger — Big Daddy's Burgers, Duluth, Minn.: 5.5 lb burger and 1.5 lb fries - 7 minutes, 59 seconds.
Orochon Special #2 — Orochon Ramen, Little Tokyo, Calif.: Huge bowl of spicy ramen - did two!
Dundee Dozen, e-Creamery — Omaha: 12 scoops ice cream plus toppings, 2:30 (Record)
The Ultimate Destroyer — Pizza World, Los Angeles, Calif.: 7 lb burrito - 2 minutes, 46 seconds - (Record)
The Great Divide — Gronks, Superior, Wis.: 6 lb burger 2 lb fries *8 total - 7 minutes, 13 seconds - (sole finisher)
Big Daddys Burger — Duluth, Minn.: 6 lb burger, 1.5 lb fries.- 8 minutes, 50 seconds.
BaconFest KC — Kansas City, Mo.: 1.5 lb bacon - 3 minutes - first place
Caribbean Festival — Middlebury, Conn.: 2 contests - Beef Patty and Bun and Cheese - first place in both
Locomotive burger — Hastings, Minn.: 5 lb burger meal - 6 minutes - (Record)
Mini Corn Dog eat off — Fox and Hound, Omaha: 5 lb in 5 minutes.
National 1st UpDog Hot dog eating contest — Independence, Mo.: 34 in 10 minutes.
1st Mini Corn Dog Finals — Fox and Hound, Shaumberg, Ill.: 6 lb 3 oz in 5 minutes.
National Record National Mushroom Festival — Kennet Square, Pa.: (fried mushrooms) 9 lbs. in 8 minutes.
National Record The Great Steak Challenge, OysterBar/Steak and Main — Northeast, Maryland: 75 ounce steak and 1 lb side - 3 min 22 seconds - technically world record
Gynormous Gyro Contest — Gyros and Goodies, New Jersey: 6 lb gyro - 15 min - first place