Spring Grove Minnesota To Host National Lutefisk Eating Championship During Annual Syttende Mai Festival

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The 2012 Spring Grove Minnesota Syttende Mai celebration will conclude with the National Lutefisk Eating Championship where the National Lutefisk Eating Champion will be crowned and a new All Pro Eating National Lutefisk Eating Record will be established on May 20, 2012

Spring Grove, Minnesota ( http://www.sgsyttendemai.org ) has officially become the recognized home of one of America’s most interesting Competitive Eating Championships after announcing The Spring Grove Syttende Mai National Lutefisk Eating Championship to be held on May 20, 2012 during the annual Spring Grove Syttende Mai celebration and festival. All Pro Eating Promotions ( http://www.CompetitiveEaters.com ) will sanction this National Competitive Eating Championship and handle all contest related activities. Not only will the contest award prize money to the top three finishers, but a new All Pro Eating National Lutefisk Eating Record will be established.

“Syttende Mai marks Norway’s declaration of independence and celebrates the signing of Norway’s constition.” said Paul Folz, President of The Spring Grove Syttende Mai Committee. “I believe The Spring Grove Syttende Mai National Lutefisk Eating Championship provides a wonderful way for everyone at this year’s celebration to get a taste of our history and heritage.”

Todd “The Hungry Genius” Greenwald, Chairman of All Pro Eating, commented, “Norwegians take the history of their food very seriously and we are honored to be involved with The Spring Grove Syttende Mai National Lutefisk Eating Championship! This event truly celebrates the Norwegian nourishments that we Americans can be thankful for - although some may want to cheer this unique Eating Championship from an upwind location. At the end of the day, when a new National Lutefisk Eating Champion is crowned and the new All Pro Eating National Lutefisk Eating Record is announced, I would be surprised if the crowd doesn’t proclaim in unison ‘Alt For Norge’.”

All Pro Eating will be featuring Professional Competitive Eater, Eric “Silo” Dahl who is a Minnesota native. Along with being from The North Star State, Dahl is currently ranked by All Pro Eating as the #1 Ranked Professional Competitive Eater and the #1 Ranked Collegiate Competitive Eater. Not to be outdone, several Competitive Eaters from Minnesota have indicated that they want to bring this prestigious title to their home town. The Spring Grove Syttende Mai National Lutefisk Eating Championship is open for registration and anyone who is interested in participating can find more information on the All Pro Eating website or by contacting Todd Greenwald vie email at HungryGenius(at)CompetitiveEaters(dot)com

About SPRING GROVE SYTTENDE MAI: Spring Grove, Minnesota has been recognizing founding fathers and honoring Norwegian-American heritage since 1973 with an annual city celebration. The celebration emphasizes the pride in Norwegian ancestry through the ageless traditions of art, dance, food, clothing and congregation. Additional information can be found online at http://www.sgsyttendemai.org

About ALL PRO EATING PROMOTIONS: Founded in 2004, All Pro Eating Promotions has sanctioned over 170 major Competitive Eating contests and events throughout the world that showcase “Picnic Style Rules” which were created and developed by All Pro Eating. All Pro Eating Promotions’ “Eatertainers” (event participants) along with their events and contests have been featured in all forms of major world-wide media. All Pro Eating Promotions is also home to the Nation’s only Collegiate Competitive Eating sanctioning body – The National Collegiate Competitive Eating Association (“The NCCEA”). More information can be found at http://www.CompetitiveEaters.com and http://www.TheNCCEA.com

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