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This 120-Pound Woman Ate 3 72-Ounce Steak Meals in 20 Minutes

This 120-Pound Woman Ate 3 72-Ounce Steak Meals in 20 Minutes

Molly Schuyler, mother of 4, ate 3 giant steak dinners in under 20 minutes, setting a record at the Big Texan steakhouse

She even gave Joey “Jaws” Chestnut a run for his money.

You know what they say in the eating competition world: it’s not the size of the man that counts, but the steel in his stomach. Molly Schuyler, a well-known competitive eater and 120-pound mother of four, took on a seemingly impossible task: to eat three giant steak dinners in under one hour at the Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo, Texas. Not only did Molly clean her plate (which consisted of three 72-ounce steaks, three baked potatoes, three shrimp cocktails, three salads, and three rolls), but she did it all in just under 20 minutes, according to the Amarillo Globe-News. This means that she ate almost one-tenth of her body weight in steak in less than 20 minutes — quite an accomplishment indeed. According to the Big Texan challenge, she got her meal free (and then some!).

“We’ve seen a lot of things come through these doors but Molly... she takes the cake... she takes lots and lots of cake,” Bobby Lee, Big Texan co-owner, told the Amarillo Globe-News.

Schuyler is no stranger to competitive eating. She’s the number one independent female competitive eater in the world, according to her Facebook page, and she even broke the famous Joey “Jaws” Chestnut’s record at a previous Big Texan Steak Ranch challenge, where she consumed one of the 72-ounce steak dinners in under five minutes in May 2014.

Schuyler told USA Today that she looks forward to breaking her own record next year with the addition of a fourth steak dinner.

Molly Schuyler Eats 72oz Steak In Less Than 3 Minutes (VIDEO)

She might weigh only 120 pounds, but all of that is pure eating machine.

Molly Schuyler, a competitive eater and mother of four from Nebraska, may have set a world record last Friday when she absolutely devoured a 72 oz. steak in less than 3 minutes.

According to Gawker, the previous Guinness World Record for consuming a 72 oz. steak was 6 minutes and 48 seconds.

Schuyler, who also downed a 12-pound sandwich during her recent tour of the Pacific Northwest, told KPTV that she's only been into professional competitive eating for the past year, but she does have fond memories of "battling it out" with her siblings at the buffet when they were kids.

"[It's] an unexplained phenomenon I was just born that way," Schuyler told the station. "I guess it's like a stupid human trick."

Eating champ Molly Schuyler devours 3 72-ounce steak dinners in 20 minutes

A 120-pound woman downed 13 pounds of steak Sunday, beating out professional wrestlers and college football players in a Texas-sized eating contest.

Professional eater Molly Schuyler chowed down on three 72-ounce steaks in 20 minutes at the Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo. The feast also included salad, potatoes, shrimp and dinner rolls, Amarillo Globe-News reported.

The Big Texan — home of the 72-ounce steak challenge — organized the food fest to test Schuyler's stomach. If a diner can finish the massive steak and its sides in under an hour, the $72 meal is free.

Last year, the California mom of four devoured the meal in just 4 minutes and 58 seconds, setting a new restaurant record. So for her return, the Big Texan pitted her against four two-person teams and upped the challenge to three massive meals.

The teams: two indoor football players, two professional wrestlers, two former West Texas A&M University football players and two randomly selected steak lovers.

Each duo was allowed to split the gigantic dinner of 216 ounces of beef, three salads, three baked potatoes, three rolls and three shrimp cocktails. Schuyler competed solo.

Schuyler devoured the first 72-ounce meal in 4 minutes and 18 seconds, beating her own previous record. She finished the second at 11 minutes and 47 seconds, and the third was demolished by minute 20, New Channel 10 reported.

The California mom started a fourth steak, but only got two bites in before she threw in the towel. She wasn't full, but tired of the taste, she told the Texas newspaper.

She plans to power through four supersizes suppers — that's more than 17 pounds of beef plus all the fixings. But even an eating champ knows her limits.

Watch 120-Pound Molly Schuyler Beat Out Football Players and Pro Wrestlers to Shatter the Steak-Eating Record

Imagine if Friends' Monica Geller entered a steak-eating contest, and you can pretty much picture our new hero, Molly Schuyler.

According to her Facebook page, Molly is the No. 1 female independent competitive eater in the world, and we have no doubt about that title after watching her destroy this steak-eating challenge. Of course, you'll also never want to eat red meat again because nobody ever said eating competitions were pretty.

On Sunday, Molly took on The Big Texan 72 oz. steak challenge, which is pretty simple: eat a 72-ounce steak, a baked potato, a shrimp cocktail, a salad and a roll in under an hour. Giant football players and professional wrestlers competing as teams of two lined up next to the 120-pound mother of four in Amarillo, Texas to come out on top. Unfortunately for them, Molly laughs in the face of men three times her size, and she dominated the competition.

She ate three of those meals that's three 72 oz. steaks, three baked potatoes, three shrimp cocktails, three salads and three rolls! And she did it all in 20 minutes. She downed the first meal in 4 minutes and 18 seconds, shattering her previous record of 4 minutes and 58 seconds that she set last year.

The 35-year-old won $5,000 for her efforts, but everyone knows the pleasure of knowing you just scarfed down a free meal is priceless.

"It's free, so I'm pretty happy about that," she told KVII news. "Otherwise it would have cost me about 300 bucks."

120-pound woman scarfs down three 72-oz. steaks

AMARILLO, Texas -- A competitive eater has conquered three 72-ounce steak dinners in about 20 minutes during a food challenge held at a restaurant in Amarillo, Texas.

Dozens of people gathered outside The Big Texan Steak Ranch on Sunday afternoon to watch Molly Schuyler eat the steaks, plus three baked potatoes, three shrimp cocktails, three salads and three rolls.

Schuyler finished her first steak dinner in 4 minutes and 18 seconds, which beats the restaurant's record of 4 minutes and 58 seconds, which she set last May.

Each meal consists of a 72-ounce steak, a baked potato, side salad, shrimp cocktail and a roll, CBS News affiliate KFDA reported. During Sunday's challenge, Schuyler inhaled all three of the meals. That means she ate 216-ounces of steak (around 13 pounds total) and all of the sides. Schuyler was able to take down the feast in less than a half hour!

She told the Amarillo Globe-News that she had to turn down a fourth steak, because she was sick of the taste and not because she was full.

The 120-pound woman from Sacramento, CA, is no stranger to competitive eating. In May 2014, Schuyler beat the six year record previously held by Hot Dog Eating Champion Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, according to KFDA. She ate the entire 72-ounce steak and the sides in less than five minutes. Schuyler then went on to eat a second complete meal in less than 10 minutes.

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Woman who ate three 72-ounce steak meals is a freaking national hero

Ask anyone what superpower they’d like to have, and someone will probably say they want the ability to eat any amount of food without getting fat (or dying).

Molly Schuyler, a 120-pound mother of four, took on the 72-ounce Steak Challenge at The Big Texan last Sunday, a feat that required her to finish a meal consisting of not only a 72-ounce steak, but also a shrimp cocktail, a baked potato, a side salad, and a roll with butter. The challenge rules are as follows:

  1. Entire meal must be completed in one hour. If any of the meal is not consumed (swallowed)…YOU LOSE!
  2. Before the time starts, you will be allowed to cut into the steak, and take one bite. If the steak tastes good and is cooked to your satisfaction, we will start the time upon your acceptable approval. The time will not stop, and the contest is on, so make SURE before you say “yes.”
  3. Once you have started you are not allowed to stand up, leave your table, or have anyone else TOUCH the meal.
  4. You will be disqualified if anyone assists you in cutting, preparing or eating of your meal. This is YOUR contest.
  5. You don’t have to eat the fat, but we will judge this.
  6. Should you become ill, the contest is over… YOU LOSE! (Please use the container provided as necessary.)
  7. You are required to pay the full amount up front if you win we will refund 100%.
  8. You must sit at a table that we assign.
  9. If you do not win the steak challenge, you are welcome to take the leftovers with you.
  10. No consumption or sharing of the leftovers is allowed in the restaurant once the contest is over.
  11. If you fail to complete the challenge, you must pay the full $72 dollars.

A regular person would read these rules and think “Uh, no, thank you.” Not Schuyler, whose Facebook page describes her as “the number one female independent competitive eater in the world.” She reportedly made sure she blew her competition out of the water by successfully stuffing her face with not one, not two, but three complete sets of the restaurant’s steak meal, all in 20 freaking minutes.

She devoured her first steak dinner in four minutes and 18 seconds, already beating the restaurant’s current record of 4:58. (Schuyler herself set that record last year, when she attempted to eat two complete sets of the restaurant’s steak meal.)

She also beat four teams of two invited by the restaurant to compete against Schuyler for a thousand-dollar prize.

“I come in thinking I’m going to fail, but you know if I win, it’s a lovely parting gift and that’s cool. I also get free steak, so I don’t really lose,” Schuyler told News Channel 10, echoing the thoughts of steak lovers worldwide.

You can watch her destroy her competition at last Sunday’s event in this clip:


As the competition began, Schuyler covered up with a pair of sunglasses and put up her sweatshirt hood to focus on the task at hand and finished her first steak in just four minutes and 18 seconds - beating the previous record she set last year of four minutes and 48 seconds.

Hundreds cheered her on below the competition table set up side the restaurant on a sunny day, as Schuyler ripped her way through the steaks.

Competitors had an hour to finish their $72 dinners, in order to get them for free, but Schuyler cleaned her plates in a cool 20. And with enough time to spare, Schuyler tried attacking a fourth steak but had to stop, saying she was tired of the taste.


Schuyler was born and raised in Nebraska and currently residents in Sacramento California. Before her competitive food eating life, she worked as a bartender and server at Applebee’s.

In August 2012, Schuyler entered her first competitive eating competition, becoming the first woman to finish the Stellanator at Stella Bar in Omaha, Nebraska. The Stellanator includes six hamburger patties, six eggs, six pieces of cheese, six pieces of bacon topped with fried onions, jalapenos, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, two buns and mayonnaise.

Another to add to the trophy cabinet: Schuyler pictured above winning the Z-Burger contest in Washington, DC last July. During the competition she ate 24 hamburgers in ten minutes

Since then, Schuyler has been competing regularly in food eating competitions - including one weekend in 2014 when she competed in FOUR food competitions.

On January 31, 2014, Schuyler won Wing Bowl 22 in Philadelphia, by eating 363 wings. The next day, she competed in and won both the IHOP Pancake bowl and the bacon-eating contest at the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival in Des Moines. She finished out the weekend by taking on the Adam Emmenecker Challenge at Jethro’s Barbecue.

Schuyler first took on the Emmenecker challenge in December 2012, when she became the first woman to complete the meal that includes a spicy pickle, bun, pork tenderloin, buffalo chicken tenders, white cheddar sauce, fried cheese cubes, Texas brisket, applewood smoked bacon, cheeseburger and a pound of waffle fries. in just 15 minutes.

Dessert: Schuyler guzzles down 12 pounds of rice pudding in three minutes to set a new world record last year

Hero: Last year Mrs Schuyler smashed another record by demolishing a 12-pound sandwich, one pound of French fries and a large soda as part of the Mad Greek Deli Challenge in Portland, Oregon

Schuyler started the competition at her normal 120 pounds, but by the time she was crowned winner, she had gained 15 pounds and her stomach noticeably filled out.

Her physique was quite a contrast to the larger men who decided to take her on in the eating competition including a team of two professional wrestlers and two members of the Amarillo Venum indoor football team.

For setting the record for fastest eaten steak dinner, Schuyler won $1,000 and another $5,000 for completing the challenge in less than an hour.

What's more - Schuyler says she plans to come back next year and break her record, upping the ante to four steaks instead of three.

Bobby Lee, the co-owner of the Big Texas, says the restaurant was floored by her performance and that they'll be submitting her record to Guinness.

'We've been doing this contest since 1960, and in all that time we've never had anybody come in to actually eat that many steaks at one time- so this is a first for us and after 55 years of it, it's a big deal,' Lee told ABC 7.

Schuyler started competing in eating competition in August 2012, and has broken several records during her brief career.

In January 2014, she set ate 363 wings in just 20 minutes, earning $22,000 prize for that competition.

This Woman Doubled the Big Texan 72 oz. Steak Challenge, Broke a Record

Eating contests are no joke, but what would you say if we told you that a 120-pound woman broke the record for The Big Texan 72 oz. steak challenge?

Now multiply that 72 oz. steak by another 72 oz. steak, and that’s exactly what Molly Schuyler from Nevada did on her trip to Amarillo in 2014. She took part in the Big Texan Steak Challenge and crushed two entire steak meals in less than 20 minutes.

She proudly holds the record for the fastest consumption time for two meals. In the description of the YouTube video featured below, she says that she “hopes to do three whole meals under an hour.” This woman has more willpower than I’ve ever witnessed in my whole life.

So what exactly does a steak meal consist of besides that 72 oz. steak? Well, it includes “shrimp cocktail, baked potato, salad, with roll, and butter.” The entire meal has to be cut by the person in the contest and finished by the person in the contest in under one hour for it to count as a victory. The meal is refunded entirely if the person can eat it all.

Consider those rules, then consider that Molly’s record focuses on her eating TWO of those meals.

Have you ever participated in the Big Texan Steak Challenge, or do you know someone who has? Watch Molly go at it in the video below.

Woman bests ‘Big Texan’ 72 oz. steak challenge TWICE in 20 minutes

AMARILLO, Tex. — The rules: complete a mammoth meal consisting of a shrimp cocktail, baked potato, salad, roll, butter and a 72 oz. steak in one hour. Lose, pay $72 for the meal win, get commemorated in The Big Texan’s Hall of Fame.

But for Nebraska woman Molly Schuyler, a place in the record books wasn’t enough and one meal wasn’t enough either. Schuyler complete her first ‘Big Texan’ challenge in four minutes and fifty-eight seconds, a new record for the restaurant.

When it came time for seconds, it took her an exhausting nine minutes and fifty-nine seconds. According to KAMR, that’s more than nine pounds of food ingested in less time than it takes to watch a sitcom. The Big Texan’s pitmaster told KAMR that she’s established a new standard.

“She done set the bar for everybody. If you can’t eat two then you’ve done nothing, you know what I’m saying,” Tony Love told KAMR.

Schuyler actually says in the YouTube’s video description that having the steak butterflied was a disadvantage, so that won’t happen the next time when she tries to best THREE challenges in less than an hour.

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Mother-of-four smashes world record by eating three 72-ounce steak dinners in 20 minutes

A Californian mother-of-four laughed in the face of indigestion over the weekend when she set a new world eating record by wolfing down three 72-ounce steak dinners in 20 minutes.

Competitive eater Molly Schulyer earned $5,000 at the Big Texan Steak Ranch restaurant in Amarillo, Texas on Sunday after destroying the food that weighed a total of 15-pounds.

Speaking to Amarillo Globe-News, a bloated Shulyer said: “They would have had to eat their half in like four minutes,

“'If you’re not used to doing this, four minutes is hard.”

After the impressive, if not slightly nauseating feat, 34-year-old Schulyer scooped the $5,000 prize in addition to records for the quickest time to eat one 72-ounce steak and all sides (four minutes 18 seconds) and the quickest time to eat two 72-ounce steaks with all sides (11 minutes 47 seconds).


Despite ploughing through the three steaks with relative ease, Schulyer did say that she felt nervous after only being able to eat two steaks at last year’s event.

She told KFDA-TV: “I come in thinking I'm going to fail, but you know if I win it's a lovely parting gift and that's cool,

“I also get free steak so I don't really lose.”

It is not the first time Schulyer has gained notoriety for being able to eat a lot in a short space of time.

In January 2014, she was filmed polishing off 363 chicken wings in 20 minutes, while in July she successfully managed to eat 26 hamburgers in under 10 minutes.