Dave Brunelli ends GJoe’s dumpling streak

update Sept 18
Chef One has galleries and has provided the women’s prizewinners: gallery 1 | gallery 2

Will Millender has a video with interviews

update #2 Womens results
1) Floria Lee 46, women’s record
2) Andrea Johnson 40
3) Taway Yang 38

update Will Millender has the men’s top 7
1) Dave Brunelli 74 – new record, ends Joe Menchetti’s streak
2T) Joe Menchetti 69
2T) Jamie McDonald 69
4) Wayne Algenio 55
5) Will Millender 50
6) John “Oink Oink” Bradley 44
7) Pat Philbin 36 Joe Menchetti has a seven year winning streak in the men’s contest, which might be jeopardized by Jamie McDonald, who is listed as going on the contest facebook event page. The contest is expected to start at 1 pm. (Menchetti’s winning streak is listed after the jump)

The contest will have equal amounts of men and women competing, which is a rarity in competitive eating.

2011 Sep 17 1st 69 2 min “Gentleman” Joe Menchetti Chef One Dumpling Eating Contest – men Manhattan, NY
2010 Sep 25 1st 55 2 min “Gentleman” Joe Menchetti 7th Annual Chef One Dumpling Eating Contest – men’s division New York, NY
2009 Oct 24 1st 53 2 min “Gentleman” Joe Menchetti 6th Annual Chef One Dumpling Eating Contest – men’s division New York, NY
2008 Aug 3 1st 66 2 min “Gentleman” Joe Menchetti 5th Annual Chef One Dumpling Eating Contest – Men’s Division Queens, NY
2007 Aug 5 1st 60 2 min “Gentleman” Joe Menchetti Chef One Annual Chinese Dumpling Eating Contest – Men’s division Queens, NY
2006 Aug 13 1st 49 2 min “Gentleman” Joe Menchetti Chef One Annual Chinese Dumpling Eating Contest – Men’s division Queens, NY
2005 Aug 14 1st 47 2 min “Gentleman” Joe Menchetti Chef One Annual Chinese Dumpling Eating Contest – Men’s division Queens, NY

Comments (27)


  1. 123! said

    September 15, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

    WOW wasn’t expecting this outcome

  2. Larellmarie said (Registered May 9, 2010)

    September 15, 2012 @ 2:34 pm

    Congrats everyone!!!!

  3. the great gavonne said

    September 15, 2012 @ 3:19 pm

    The Evil Menchetti Empire is about to crumble.

  4. Jamie Mcdonald said (Registered May 7, 2012)

    September 15, 2012 @ 3:48 pm

    Dave had a great performance, congrats man!

  5. Anonymous said

    September 15, 2012 @ 4:45 pm

    thought it would be 1st menchetti 2nd jamie 3rd dave congrats to dave with the WIN I really wanted to see a 1 minute eat off between Jamie and Menchetti that wouldve been interesting!

  6. burn in hell said

    September 15, 2012 @ 6:14 pm

    Hey Gavonne after reading your report on Sean Gordon and his parents i hope you burn in hell without an asbestos suit. What you put in print is beyond belief. Cursing out Gordon and saying his mom was killed because he refused to say the great gavonne rocks shows that you are one sick fuck

  7. Anonymous said

    September 15, 2012 @ 7:33 pm

    He is about 52 cards short of a full deck.

  8. Larellmarie said (Registered May 9, 2010)

    September 15, 2012 @ 9:07 pm

    I think its really mean to put that Gavonne link up on sites such as this, FB, Twitter, ANY popular site that Sean would see. Especially when it has nothing to do with anything being discussed. In all likeliness Sean wld not be reading a Gavonne blog so why put it up on sites he more than likely will be on. I don’t see the point in trying to cause such a wonderful family more pain. That was a hateful thing to do :(

  9. anonymous said

    September 15, 2012 @ 9:20 pm

    I think it was meant to enlighten people or eaters that still rub elbows with him when he shows up at competitive eating events. Not meant to hurt Sean or make light of the situation.

  10. Larellmarie said (Registered May 9, 2010)

    September 15, 2012 @ 9:30 pm

    Shall hope that’s the case but still feel there’s gotta be a way to get that point across w/o hurting the Gordons & by being more sensitive to what they’ve been thru & are going thru.

  11. Anonymous said

    September 16, 2012 @ 2:01 am

    Jesus, Gavonne. I don’t know why you would write something like that. You have to leave people alone sometimes. It’s not cool at all to write what you wrote. It’s not funny to anybody.

  12. Anonymous said

    September 16, 2012 @ 5:00 am

    I am wondering about OJ’s personal stance on “censorship.” Larell Marie is always delightfully optimistic and positive about competitive eating yet politely never backs away from what she believes. She stood up very tall about Nathan’s womens division antics by someone who has now, to my knowledge, disappeared from MLE and competitive eating (not going there to repeat just to cite LM’s upstanding character). I agree fully with LM that this post should never have been made and think it should be removed.

    This website is not the US government versus Google and causing harm around the world, it is very personal and in total there are not a lot of people who come here. It is a community, and there should be better community standards. It is not OJ’s job to censor though he certainly could if he chose to. Posters should exercise better judgment, but in this case, this is not about Gavonne and banning him but about exactly what Larell Marie says. Take it down because Sean might read it. I would not even go there to read it as it would upset me. Anyone reading now who cares can find JG and read or watch whatever they want. This kind of link does not belong here period. But OJ is the boss so it’s his call.

    Please OJ, think about what I and LM have written. As for the person who posted it, okay, this is another “problem” in the competitive eating community. Take it up individually or as groups among yourselves and keep JG out of the limelight here. That would be better than giving him a forum for his beyond horrible behavior in what he has written.

  13. the great gavonne said

    September 16, 2012 @ 7:22 am

    I don’t hate anyone, it was meant as sarcasm & satire & I am sorry it was not taken that way.The misdirected anger at 9/11 was…well, u know what they say: if u have to explain a joke it didn’t work.It sure made people aware of my new CE site.I hope to feature all of u major eaters at one time or another.Look forward to seeing u, LOVE J-RO

  14. Anonymous said

    September 16, 2012 @ 8:06 am


  15. anonymous said

    September 16, 2012 @ 8:43 am

    Fuck off Rose and leave all the competitive eaters out of you life. You are not one of them and never have been. You are a lowlife with nothing good to say. You attempt to find facebook friends through fake identities and yet the eaters usually figure you out. Are you that desparate? We know you are! If everything you say is a joke then you are one sick individual (which we know already). You need alot of help. Hopefully you get it before one of the eaters for whom you have hurt with words findsyou first.

  16. Anonymous said

    September 16, 2012 @ 8:44 am

    I think OJ and Gavonne make a great team.

  17. anonymous said

    September 16, 2012 @ 8:59 am

    Maybe Pat Bertoletti , Sonya Thomas & Allen Goldstein will think twice when he asks them to say the great gavonne rocks on his videos

  18. anonymous said

    September 16, 2012 @ 9:05 am

    Was Gavonne at this contest?

  19. Pat From Moonachie said (Registered December 10, 2005)

    September 16, 2012 @ 11:28 am

    You mean the “Ernest T. Bass” of competitive eating?

  20. Gentleman Joe said (Registered December 8, 2005)

    September 16, 2012 @ 11:51 am

    Congrats Dave! I shall attempt to regain the title next yr.

    I knew who the top 3 men would be, but after Dave putt up a 60 in his 1st yr & having compEATed against Jamie in short contests before, I couldn’t accurately predict the order.

    Jamie & I were about to be presented w/ two options. The first one was both receive $500. I jumped in, & said we’ll take it. Jamie agreed, & we never heard the 2nd option…Hard to believe it would have been better & likely old have involved an eat-off.

    Thankfully, no one spoke the name of pure evil 3 times, so it was a no show.

  21. the great gavonne said

    September 16, 2012 @ 12:02 pm

    Why don’t u tell everyone how u make your living G-Jo & let them decide who is pure evil?I’ve paid for my crime, now it’s your turn.Be a man & admit what u really r.

  22. Anonymous said

    September 16, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

    Gjoe has never hidden that he’s a ticket broker. Commonly referred to as a scalper. It says so on his fb page. It is mostly legal these days and when it isn’t, its like a parking ticket. Tim Janus has worked as a day trader & that too is referred to as a scalper.

  23. Anonymous said

    September 16, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

    So was there only a first prize money award? And JG, GJoe makes no secret of his occupation as far as I know. You may have legally served for your crime but writing some of the things you write is really beyond inappropriate. You hurt people badly, really innocent people. Stop and think before you write these things on here. What you write is not funny. What others write about you is not funny either but I think you go way too far. If you want friends you have to know how to be a friend. Respect works both ways.

  24. the great gavonne said

    September 16, 2012 @ 11:28 pm

    see http://realbigeaters.blogspot.com for the comment that OJ won’t print

  25. anonymous said

    September 17, 2012 @ 12:19 am

    Nice to see GJoe wearing a Great Gavonne teashirt. I wonder if he intends to wear it when he competes in future events. Not autographed though

  26. WaYnEyWoNDeR said (Registered September 17, 2012)

    September 17, 2012 @ 7:47 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONrFeH_O7cA Round 2 mens division featuring me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY3oAHYfGC8 Round 3 mens division with the pros!

  27. Anonymous said

    September 18, 2012 @ 3:56 pm

    Check out some great pics on our FB:


    This year’s winners:

    1)David Brunelli – 74
    2) Joe Menchetti – 69
    2) Jamie McDonald – 69

    1) Floria Lee – 46
    2) Andrea Johnson – 40
    3) Taway Yang – 38

    A full list of contestants and scores will be up on our FB soon!

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