Joey Chestnut sets Asparagus Festival record, Matt Stonie 3rd

update Apr 20 Johnnie Excel has a blog entry about the contest.

update Apr 18 #2 Edward Marcel has some videos Part 1 | Part 2

update Apr 18 Don Sturdy has a video

update Apr 17 RecordNet has an article and the Times Herald has an article confusing the 2010 and 2011 results which lists Ben Monson as the runner-up.

11:33 RecordNet has a video and Don Sturdy has a blog entry and gallery.
Podcast Stockton has a blog entry with video and a gallery.

4:05 The top 8 according to the eating contest twitter

1) Joey Chestnut 9lbs 5.2 oz, new record, 6th victory in 7 years
2) Pat Bertoletti 7lbs 3.5 oz
3) “megatoad” Matt Stonie 6lbs 12 oz, MLE debut
4) Adrian Morgan 6lbs 8 oz
5) Erik Denmark 5 lbs
6) Kevin Ross 4 lbs 12 oz
7) Cameron Birdwell 4 lbs
8) Ryan McKillop 3 lbs 2 oz

3:39 The eating contest twitter reports that Joey Chestnut appears to have won.

Comments (53)


  1. .. said

    April 16, 2011 @ 4:00 pm


  2. Anonymous said

    April 16, 2011 @ 4:07 pm

    That’s about how close Bertoletti’s totals were to Joey’s at Wingstop in Dallas. IFOCE owes Joey $3,000! Congratulations Joey! Megatoad and Adrian were within striking distance of Bertoletti in this contest, while Joey was way in front. I think there’s a lesson here.

  3. Anonymous said

    April 16, 2011 @ 4:12 pm

    hey ulgy Brian. Still think Matt Stonyhead vids are fake?

  4. Anonymous said

    April 16, 2011 @ 4:13 pm

    Matt, you just beat 3 highly ranked guys, nice job!

  5. Anonymous said

    April 16, 2011 @ 4:30 pm

    Denmark and morgan are still better than stonehead

  6. wow said

    April 16, 2011 @ 5:10 pm

    The toad would crush BB but lets not make this about NOT so beautiful brian…the stupid “asian kid” like he likes to call him

  7. Jon Bello said

    April 16, 2011 @ 5:20 pm

    Stonie!!! Beast mode!!!

  8. anonymous eatah said

    April 16, 2011 @ 5:24 pm

    Denmark had an “off” week. MegaTurd is a weirdo loser of some sort. Adrian performed as Adrian does…

  9. anonymous eatah said

    April 16, 2011 @ 5:29 pm

    AND according to Bertoletti’s twitter, DeepDishEats, he was buzzed/drunk!!! Dont get all surprised by these results

  10. Anonymous said

    April 16, 2011 @ 5:40 pm

    Hey Anonymous said 4:30pm – maybe that is true and maybe it isn’t but today the kid waxed ‘em.

  11. Anonymous said

    April 16, 2011 @ 5:41 pm

    Denmark, how can you let that happen?

  12. Whitetrash said

    April 16, 2011 @ 6:03 pm

    Once Matt figures out what he is doing in timed events he will be a force congrats Matt well done!!!

  13. Gastroboy said

    April 16, 2011 @ 6:06 pm

    Congrats Matt! Less than half a pound short of Pat B., quite impresive! Hope you keep closing the gap on upcoming contests :) . Best of lucks Stonie!

  14. Anonymous said

    April 16, 2011 @ 6:23 pm

    Debut Megadtoad on the rankings at #13, let’s see if he continue to goes on challenges and then watch the IFOCE remove him just as fast. Did they make you sign the agreement Matt?

  15. beautifulbrian said

    April 16, 2011 @ 6:24 pm

    I gotta give it to him the kid can eat. That’s all I have to say for the last thing I want is to degrade my image by posting on this site

  16. Baby Truth said

    April 16, 2011 @ 6:50 pm

    The reason that the totals were low is that the eaters took a party bus to the contest and were probably all drunk showing up to the table. Gluttonous eating and alcoholism… MLE sure is stating to look pathetic.

  17. Anonymous said

    April 16, 2011 @ 7:03 pm

    megafraud will get schooled in nathans, but word is he wasn’t accepted cuz he got too stoned to sign up

  18. Anonymous said

    April 16, 2011 @ 7:29 pm

    I think Matt’s a force already.

  19. Anonymous said

    April 16, 2011 @ 7:31 pm

    If that eating legend, Brian Seiken, would agree to take Matt under his wing. Matt could really be something special.

  20. stephanie_wu said (Registered August 17, 2010)

    April 16, 2011 @ 7:55 pm

    Which eater has had the highest debut ever in the IFOCE rankings? Does EatFeats keep track of this?

  21. Anonymous said

    April 16, 2011 @ 8:01 pm

    Koby had to debut as # 1 since his first contest was a mustard belt win.

  22. WHOA said

    April 16, 2011 @ 8:14 pm

    stephanie wu, that individual would have to be Wrecking Ball Brockert, his performance at the Nathan’s Qualifier, was PHENOMENAL

  23. stephanie_wu said (Registered August 17, 2010)

    April 16, 2011 @ 8:47 pm

    Wrecking Ball rocks!

    Thanks Anon 8:01–I had forgotten about that.

  24. A-Bomb said (Registered May 7, 2009)

    April 16, 2011 @ 9:01 pm

    Didn’t Monson win his IFOCE debut?

  25. Anonymous said

    April 16, 2011 @ 9:07 pm

    Who did Monson debut over? Seiken?

  26. Cutter said (Registered November 9, 2010)

    April 16, 2011 @ 10:38 pm

    joey owns fried asparagus. good job stonie. those are all good numbers. i hope we are going to see a lot more out of stonie.

  27. Cutter said (Registered November 9, 2010)

    April 16, 2011 @ 10:40 pm

    i meant more contests from him. not better results, that is a fantastic debute.

  28. Don Sturdy said (Registered September 16, 2010)

    April 16, 2011 @ 10:49 pm

    We put our first piece on this comp up this afternoon with a pic:

    We are also sending a flood of pics to the Flickr page right now:

  29. Tom from Stockton said

    April 16, 2011 @ 10:50 pm

    What kind of fans talk like this?I think all of you on this site are stoned and drunk.I watched this contest in person an nobody was with a altered mind.

    The eatig people performed as advertised .The IFOCE has done a superb job each and every Year.I will return next Year also.After reading some of these blogs most of you act like children.

  30. stephanie_wu said (Registered August 17, 2010)

    April 16, 2011 @ 11:01 pm

    Very nice pics! Thanks.

  31. just sayin said

    April 16, 2011 @ 11:19 pm


    Joey won in 10′ Pat won in 09′

  32. Anonymous said

    April 16, 2011 @ 11:54 pm

    Tom get used to it or get the hell out of Dodge!

  33. Anonymous said

    April 17, 2011 @ 12:19 am

    Yeah. F off, Tom.

  34. Anonymous said

    April 17, 2011 @ 12:28 am

    Bertoletti’s got shit all over his mouth and shirt, unlike Joey and Matt. It is the same with him after every contest. He is the fucking sloppiest eater I’ve ever seen.

  35. stephanie_wu said (Registered August 17, 2010)

    April 17, 2011 @ 12:36 am

    Watched the videos. Joey did great. I notice he always looks like he is in tremendous pain when eating. But I guess I’d be too if I ate that much.

  36. Anonymous said

    April 17, 2011 @ 12:40 am

    I thought that way about Joey too Stephanie but he keeps going. You have to give the guy credit.

  37. Matt "Mega Toad" Stonie said (Registered June 22, 2010)

    April 17, 2011 @ 1:48 am

    Anyon 12:28
    Everyone has their own methods of eating, some are sloppy, some are real clean
    I know theres alot of assumtion that the messier eaters do it for more counted in their totals, and i’d agree, but not at this contest…
    Here they had a judge come and rubber glove up all the remains, including stuff on the floor and in Pat’s case, alot of the liquid on his plate and debris, so if anything, Pat got extra weight taken off from him being alot more messy lol

    I try my best to eat clean though =]

  38. Anonymous said

    April 17, 2011 @ 2:16 am

    Good on you Matt. Cleanliness is next to Godliness, especially in competitive eating.

  39. Don Sturdy said (Registered September 16, 2010)

    April 17, 2011 @ 2:37 am

    J/S: Thanks for the clarification. This has been corrected; we may have had one too many beers at the fest today!

    And Tom, we were there too, and you really don’t know the half!

  40. stephanie_wu said (Registered August 17, 2010)

    April 17, 2011 @ 3:23 am

    What was the prize distribution?? The total purse was $2,750 according to MLE.

    So is this correct:

    1st – $1,500
    2nd – $750
    3rd – $500

  41. stephanie_wu said (Registered August 17, 2010)

    April 17, 2011 @ 3:52 am

    Here is the original roster for the contest:

    Joey Chestnut, San Jose, CA (#1-ranked)
    Pat Bertoletti, Chicago, IL (#2-ranked)
    Erik Denmark, Seattle, WA (#7-ranked)
    Badlands Booker, New York, NY (#11-ranked)
    Adrian Morgan, Baton Rouge, LA (#14-ranked)
    Nathan Biller, Wichita Falls, TX (#19-ranked)
    Bryan Beard, Denver, CO (#24-ranked)
    Kevin Ross, Temecula, CA (#29-ranked)
    Ryan McKillop, Sacramento, CA (#34-ranked)
    Shawn Kirby, Huntington Beach, CA (#47-ranked)
    Ken Douglas, Stockton, CA
    Robert Frank, Sacramento, CA
    Riona Daikoku, San Francisco, CA
    Khoa Nguyen, San Jose, CA

    Did Badlands, BB, Nate Biller, and Shawn Kirby attend?

  42. Don Sturdy said (Registered September 16, 2010)

    April 17, 2011 @ 1:27 pm

    Our 1st overview video of the comp is now up:

  43. tiger wings said (Registered March 15, 2010)

    April 17, 2011 @ 1:45 pm

    Good job everybody. Great job Matt.

  44. Matt "Mega Toad" Stonie said (Registered June 22, 2010)

    April 18, 2011 @ 11:17 am

    hey OJ, just wondering, are you going to post up the asparagus contest on the eatfeats database? or is there and im just missing it =[ lol

  45. Hot Dog King said

    April 18, 2011 @ 11:26 am

    An unknown eater destroys a top ten ranked eater?! The best part is he hasn’t even trained to get better. Imagine when he does. CRAZY!! 40 to 50 Nathans for sure!!!

  46. Anonymous said

    April 18, 2011 @ 11:43 am

    Stephanie Wu, there’s on one BB, and that’s BB Seiken. You’ve got to find another shorthand for Bryan Beard. It’s too confusing.

  47. NReda said

    April 18, 2011 @ 12:42 pm

    Isn’t that kinda similar to what happened last year with Monson?

  48. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    April 18, 2011 @ 1:20 pm

    Good job to Legs! Corn is one of his best (if not the best) foods. That’s because he can use his best assets, which are hand speed and biting speed.

    Legs also excels at many types of seafood because of his excellent hand speed. But with so many excellent eaters out there he doesn’t get much attention for it.

  49. ha said

    April 18, 2011 @ 1:41 pm

    rhonda wrong thread!

  50. I think said

    April 18, 2011 @ 1:48 pm

    I think you have the wrong thread Rhonda

  51. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    April 18, 2011 @ 2:33 pm

    Oh … sorry.

  52. Anonymous said

    April 18, 2011 @ 7:07 pm

    And anyway Crazy Legs’ best assets are his gloves.

  53. Larell Marie Mele said

    April 18, 2011 @ 9:17 pm

    Ahahahaha – MEGATOAD!!!!! Told u u were going to do great!!! Proud of ya Matt :)

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