Joey Chestnut threepeats TooJays, Rebecca Oey wins amateur

update March 23 Steve Dahl has a blog entry with a video recorded from Pat Bertoletti’s point of view
Matt Stonie has a video of the entire contest and JimTheCandleMan has a video of the awards announcements
Downtown at the Gardens has a facebook gallery

update March 19 TooJay’s has a gallery and more amateur results and Matt Stonie also has a gallery.

update March 18 PBPulse has a gallery WPTV has a news video and Badlands Booker has a rap video

update 8:45 The Palm Beach Post has an article focusing on Rebecca Oey’s victory. Sean Brockert says he will retire and open a competitive eating restaurant.

3:49 The top 6 | 7-11
1) Joey Chestnut 20 sandwiches in 10 minutes
2) Pat Bertoletti 18.5
3) Matt Stonie 14.5
4) Bob Shoudt 14
5T) Eric “Badlands” Booker 9.25
5T) Brian Dudzinski 9.25
7) Micah “Candy Man” Collins 9 fixed
8) Kevin “LA Beast” 8
9) Maria “Edible” 7.5
10) “Wild” Bill Myers 4.75
11) Sean Brockert 3.5
12) Bruce Ollis 3

3:41 Joey Chestnut won the contest with a record 20 sandwiches

3:39 The contest is done. Badlands Booker and Brian Dudzinski tied for 5th

3:18 The pro contest is about to start

2:30 Rebecca Oey, the only woman in the under card event, won the amateur contest with a total of 6.5 sandwiches in 10 minutes. 2:12 The amateur contest is under way. @KendallRumsey is posting updates

Matt Stonie has a blog entry about his corned beef training

Comments (52)


  1. Larellmarie said (Registered May 9, 2010)

    March 17, 2012 @ 2:42 pm

    Thats quite impressive for a female amateur. Way to go Rebecca!

  2. anonymous said

    March 17, 2012 @ 3:45 pm

    Did wrecking ball finish last or next to last aa usual?

  3. Anonymous fan said

    March 17, 2012 @ 4:52 pm

    Brockert & Ollis will continued to be ranked by MLE even though an unknown female in the undercard schooled their numbers…………so many more deserving people who are not in the top 50 and these guys continue to get housed by amateurs. Hopefully LA Beast will be ranked after this weekend and get one of these clowns out.

  4. anonymous said

    March 17, 2012 @ 5:18 pm

    Seiken ate more than olis brokert and wild bill in last years contest

  5. anonymous said

    March 17, 2012 @ 6:23 pm

    Edible did live up to her ranking this time.7.5 is excellent

  6. Larellmarie said (Registered May 9, 2010)

    March 17, 2012 @ 8:08 pm

    Just outta curiosity, OJ, why is 8th place always is represented with a Smiley Face?

  7. Anonymous said

    March 17, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

    Seiken isn’t even full of corned beef because he did not compete. What’s his corned beef comparing himself blah blah. What a royal cabbage, most people here would have no idea why he is even in this conversation, but they will find out eventually.Talk about gas.

  8. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    March 17, 2012 @ 8:35 pm

    The 8 ) gets automatically converted to a smilie image

  9. .. said

    March 17, 2012 @ 8:44 pm

    8) it’s true

  10. anonymous said

    March 17, 2012 @ 11:58 pm

    There had to be less meat in the sandwiches this year for the numbers to be so high. Edible wouldnt have been able to eat 7.5 in 2011 and Joey wouldnt have done 20

  11. how tragic said

    March 18, 2012 @ 12:06 am

    Wrecking ball is a clear cut example of a rookie brought up much too quickly . He should have spent some time in the minor leagues with the aice before making the big jump to the majors. Another great eating prospect ruined because he lacked patience

  12. Racer Punk said

    March 18, 2012 @ 1:17 am

    Stonie beats B.O.B again. Bob once again is shell shocked. Too funny. Erik & Morgan better take advantage now since Stonie is still under 21. He’ll easily put up 40+ Nathans this year, Eater X watch out. lol

  13. anonymous said

    March 18, 2012 @ 8:36 am

    Brian Dudzinski although we have to find a shortcut for his last name, is a legend in the making. 9.25 sandwiches proves that he belongs with the elite of the elite. He can only get better . Wait till cheesesteak

  14. Hmm said (Registered November 12, 2009)

    March 18, 2012 @ 10:50 am

    Everyone had the same size sandwiches so numbers may not be able to be compared to last year but the outcomes are the outcomes in terms of order of finish. Edible more than proved herself and now there is another woman for Nathans from the amateur division. Stonie proves that there are many more possible top eaters out there, yes, he is the force, wait until he comes of age. Would this be Joey’s 6th Nathans win (think it is a given, no Sherlock needed)? Could Stonie give him a run for the 7th straight Joey plans? Seems likely.

  15. anonymous said

    March 18, 2012 @ 10:55 am

    How would you know about the sandwich size? Were you there hmm? Hmm?

  16. Anonymous said

    March 18, 2012 @ 12:04 pm

    The mistake many of you guys constantly make on this site is in writing and speaking about competitive eating like it’s a regular sport. These comments about Brockert being brought along too quickly, the comments about Stonie challenging Joey…none of these really stand up to more thoughtful and informed consideration. Brockert’s situation is not akin to a college quarterback drafted into a terrible situation and saddled with impossible expectations. Brockert is an individual whose only job is to eat a lot of something quickly. If he can’t do it, he can’t do it because he can’t do it, not because he’s standing at a table next to the wrong people listening to wrong organization’s emcee. Stonie is a very good, but we’ve seen some very good guys guys come up very quickly, and none of them has succeeded in challenging Joey for the Nathan’s title. Also, take these Stonie/Bob results with a grain of salt. Bob lost to Adrian too.

  17. anonymous said

    March 18, 2012 @ 1:27 pm

    Good point. Get it into your head that this is not a sport like baseball or basketball. Either someone has done one hell of a job brainwashing you into thinking it is or you refuse to believe that its a freak act by comparing it to real sports . Three cheers for those that were successful in screwing with your intestines so that other morons will think of you as a god

  18. anonymous said

    March 18, 2012 @ 2:55 pm

    what were the cash payouts?

  19. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    March 18, 2012 @ 2:59 pm

    Here are the amateur payouts. I haven’t found the pro prizes

  20. Mentor said

    March 18, 2012 @ 5:53 pm

    I am laffing my butt off! I suppose that if Seiken had not been brought along properly he would not be the force he is today.

  21. Ben Do said

    March 18, 2012 @ 6:19 pm

    Here’s what it says on the MLE site.


  22. anonymous said

    March 18, 2012 @ 7:18 pm

    Speaking of Seiken OJ got the news clip from toojay on Seiken site . What a lying bastard

  23. anonymous said

    March 18, 2012 @ 7:21 pm

    What a sharp difference from last year. Jon Bello who was the last to finish in the money received $250. Anyone that finished below him got $200. Everyone went home happy. I guess Candy Man bought himself some candy with $20

  24. anonymous said

    March 18, 2012 @ 9:28 pm

    More rap videos? Never stops Why don’t it try to market it somewhere else where he can get a record contract and make some real money.

  25. Ben Do said

    March 18, 2012 @ 9:37 pm

    That was an error on my part – the last zero got cut off. 7th actually earned $200

  26. Biker Coffee said

    March 18, 2012 @ 11:30 pm

    Seiken will never beat Maria! There is no way in hell he would have put up 7.5. I put him at 5 sandwiches at best.

  27. "Tiny" said (Registered March 5, 2008)

    March 19, 2012 @ 2:31 am

    Matt Stonie is very impressive!

  28. MOTIF said (Registered September 3, 2011)

    March 19, 2012 @ 2:54 am

    Seems to me like Stonie and Bob are very similar in abilities right now and are great competition for each other. Hopefully they will compete together soon again becuase I would like to see that match up again.

    What’s boggleing me right now is why the totals this year are so incredible in the higher teirs. Were the sandwiches easier this year or are these guys just getting better? It’s pretty impossible to tell without being there.

    Amazing job guys, another world record beat.

  29. Anonymous said

    March 19, 2012 @ 3:09 am

    Stonie beating Tom Gilbert was just a taste of what was to come. Tom is one hell of an eater. I put Goose at 7 or 8 with MLE. Tom setting the world record in meatballs was awesome.

  30. Cutter said (Registered November 9, 2010)

    March 19, 2012 @ 5:38 am

    I agree with the order of finish cross comparison comments. If Joey does 25 in one contest and 20 the next year and all the numbers seem to be screwed, then the actuall conditions of the contest made it this way. Unless everyone miraculously decided to put more or less effort and ability into eating in one contest vs. the other contest.

    By taking a few people that in multiple contest can almost create a psuedo control group situation.

    Amatuers seem to be getting bashed around here, i don’t know why. Amatuers are the lifeblood of eating, they are often both fans and particpants. without them all contests seem to lose a bit of reality. there are good amatuers and bad ones. Many pros can often be beat by amatuers and are.

    What I find unfair about the comments regarding amatuers here is that Rebecca was the BEST amatuer in the field yesterday. That is the pick of the litter of a bunch of them, of course a winning amatuer is going to beat many losing pros. The numbers lines overlap sort of speaking, they have a different mean and median but there is indeed amatuers that are better than the worst pros. I would be confident that anytime there is both and amatuer contest and a pro contest using the same food and same rules, the amatuer winner beats nearly half the pros (give or take).

    The Wrecking ball had good results at corn on the cob. I didn’t see the corned beef, but I remember having trouble once with that food. I ate corned beef in an amatuer contest last year and it didn’t go too well. The wrecking ball will still beat many amatuers. if his two biggest local contests are corn on the cob and corned beef and he is good at one and not good at the other, at least that shows some balance.

  31. anonymous said

    March 19, 2012 @ 7:14 am

    No way, Seiken could have easily done 7. The table enders that finished dead last should not call themselves Major League eaters

  32. anonymous said

    March 19, 2012 @ 7:39 am

    Lets face it without Seiken presense at the event , it lacked the proper media coverage son. A full featured video and article would have surfaced almost immediate after . A video might surface but who the hell wants to watch a video of the contest 7 to 10 days after the fact?

  33. anonymous said

    March 19, 2012 @ 10:20 am

    What kind of crap is this? LA Beast finished 8th and he gets nothing ? Throw the man at least $200 for eating 8 sandwiches. Last year that would have been $750 in the beast pocket. Some people got screwed on account of restructuring the cash payouts

  34. Anonymous said

    March 19, 2012 @ 11:07 am

    Edible is a real good eater and deserves credit for her performance.

  35. WingKong said (Registered December 19, 2006)

    March 19, 2012 @ 11:41 am

    7th was $200
    Any participant got a thank you card with $100 cash and a $100 toojays gift card. Very classy sponsor if you ask me…Good contest, great food and good to see everyone

  36. anonymous said

    March 19, 2012 @ 12:06 pm

    Well wing kong last year $200 for finishing out of the money.$100 is still not bad . Other sponsors send you home with shit. won’t even let you sample the leftovers

  37. Candyman Fan! said

    March 19, 2012 @ 12:21 pm

    Thank you for you comments, anonyBB 12:06. In my book, a $100 gift card is still $100, so $200 was still given. You are so friggin’ transparent, I don’t need any IP tracking.

  38. Candyman Fan! said

    March 19, 2012 @ 12:27 pm

    I’m sorry, thank you anonyBB for your comments of 3/17 5:18 PM and 3/19 7:14 AM, 7:39 AM, 10:20 AM, and 12:06 PM as well.

  39. seiken fan said

    March 19, 2012 @ 12:47 pm

    Sorry candyman fan aka wing Kong I left those comments not Seiken . Check the IP with OJ . I doubt Seiken bothers visiting here anymore

  40. Candyman Fan! said

    March 19, 2012 @ 1:33 pm

    Candyman Fan! isn’t Wing Kong, either.

  41. Anonymous said

    March 19, 2012 @ 2:46 pm

    Seiken is busy training for corn to reach his goal of 5 ears.

  42. anonymous said

    March 19, 2012 @ 2:53 pm

    Whatever just grow up all of you. Life is short

  43. WingKong said (Registered December 19, 2006)

    March 19, 2012 @ 4:20 pm

    I know my first year there it was 100 and 100, and I was unable to attend last year so I can’t speak for last year last year’s contest or what participants got…this year they got 100 and 100 and I thought toojays went above and beyond the norm and I was impressed. So when I’m impressed with a sponsor I thank them and let others know.

    Anon 12:06: Other sponsors have been quite kind to eaters in other ways so I can’t say anything bad about them and I surely wouldn’t put it here or on some other website. I’m sorry if you haven’t received any of those gestures of kindness, maybe it’s because you didn’t ask nicely or you’ve said negative things about them in the past, I really don’t know because I can’t tell who you are…for the record $100 gift card and $100 cash still equals $200, even if you are using the old math or the new

  44. anonymous said

    March 19, 2012 @ 4:27 pm

    I just viewed the photo gallery from Too Jays FB page. The only eater that stands out is the LA Beast the rest are not worth observing

  45. anonymous said

    March 19, 2012 @ 5:38 pm

    I really enjoyed the photos of Wing Kong. He is a unique eater to say the least with a great new look everytime we see him. Thank you Micah Collins, THANK YOU!

  46. anonymous said

    March 19, 2012 @ 5:51 pm

    I have a Micah Collins poster hanging up on my bedroom wall . What a sexpot

  47. Don ''Moses" Lerman said

    March 19, 2012 @ 9:59 pm

    A friend of mine mentioned that Joey Chestnut will be at Bens Deli in Boca doing some sort of contest or demo? is that so ? haven’t been on this site lately , maybe it was already published here

  48. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    March 20, 2012 @ 12:13 am

    There is no mention of a Joey Chestnut event on Ben’s facebook or twitter!/benskosherdeli

  49. Rad Teeth said

    March 20, 2012 @ 4:42 am

    Kobayashi would have eaten 21.

  50. Don Moses Lerman said

    March 20, 2012 @ 12:11 pm

    I heard this from a friend who is a local resident of Boca, I believe it to be so.

  51. BigWillTheChamp said (Registered February 1, 2009)

    March 21, 2012 @ 1:54 pm

    I like how TooJay’s pics has Stonie listed as 16 years old. LOL

  52. Anonymous said

    March 22, 2012 @ 3:06 pm bertoletti pov cam

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