2015 Knott’s Boysenberry pie contest

update April 17 The Coaster Guy has a contest report and gallery
OC Weekly has a slideshow
Michelle Lesco has a gallery
MouseSteps contest video
DapsMagic full contest video

The Orange County Register has an article and contest video

Parks and Cons has a contest video

The official top 5 | #6 – #12
1) Joey Chestnut 14 lbs. in 8 min
2) Miki Sudo 11.3
3) Michelle Lesco 10.5
4) Steve Hendry 9.5
5) Brian Dudzinski 9
6) Erik Lamkin 8.5
7) Jon Bello 7.5
8T) Mary Bowers 5
8T) David West
10) Antonio Perez 4.5
11) Jon Davis 3.5
12) Ian Rapport 2.5

Joey Chestnut has been announced as the winner with 14 pounds in 8 minutes.

The Orange County Register has an interview with Joey Chestnut.

Jon Bello will compete. (He recently moved to California)

Comments (59)


  1. anonymous said

    March 28, 2015 @ 6:09 pm

    seiken would have came in last place with .11 pounds

  2. anonymous said

    March 28, 2015 @ 6:24 pm

    This just in…..
    13) Seiken 1.1

  3. Anonymous said

    March 28, 2015 @ 10:04 pm

    Go Erik Lamkin! Oh wait… nevermind. Looks like another wannabe.

  4. anonymous said

    March 29, 2015 @ 12:22 am

    This was Erik’s frst MLE contest. He did great!

  5. ErikTheElectric said (Registered January 11, 2015)

    March 29, 2015 @ 11:38 am

    Yup. Just another “Wanna be”. Haha, this site is golden.

  6. ErikTheElectric said (Registered January 11, 2015)

    March 29, 2015 @ 11:41 am

    Contest video:


  7. anonymous said

    March 29, 2015 @ 12:54 pm

    Just another kid that finds eating thing fascinating because he’s new. Give him 5 years or maybe sooner and he get bored with it like all the other giddy newbies Hall Hunt Chip Simpson to name a few

  8. KevinRoss said

    March 29, 2015 @ 1:07 pm

    Erik is definitely not a wannabe. 8.5 pounds is a lot for an 8 minute contest – let alone your first one! The people that placed ahead of him are top quality eaters with quite a bit of experience and he wasn’t all that far behind them.

  9. Anonymous said

    March 29, 2015 @ 1:33 pm

    Miki Sudo and Matt Stonie were wannabes at one point too.

  10. Jam.Josh said (Registered April 11, 2013)

    March 29, 2015 @ 2:33 pm

    @10:04 talk is cheap especially when it’s anonymously. Tell us who you are and what you’ve done in CE and then maybe we’ll give a shit about your opinion. Until then we don’t want to hear who’s a wannabe from a nobody.

  11. seiken fan said

    March 29, 2015 @ 4:50 pm

    He even has a video contest to boot. Talk about getting foot in door. Seiken your service are no longer required

  12. anonymous said

    March 29, 2015 @ 4:52 pm

    Who is jam josh? Miller?

  13. anonymous said

    March 29, 2015 @ 5:48 pm

    each one of these contestants could beat seiken without really trying

  14. anonymous said

    March 29, 2015 @ 7:30 pm

    Any one who can eat more than 1lb of anything can easily beat Seiken.

  15. anonymous said

    March 29, 2015 @ 8:07 pm

    There are 50 members in IFOCE along with numerous independent eaters and the only one that interests you is Seiken? You really need a life Goldshit and no this is not Seiken

  16. anonymous said

    March 29, 2015 @ 8:11 pm

    Seiken would put away 6lbs of food and you still say he ate 1lb so cut the freakin hating and stop fucking with people Your a fuckin troll with no life no friends
    and your breath stinks and your short old and fat and cant eat for shit Shall i go on ?

  17. anonymous said

    March 29, 2015 @ 8:34 pm

    If Seiken put away 6 lbs of food, 5lbs of it would be spilled on his shirt.

  18. anonymous said

    March 29, 2015 @ 8:35 pm

    When will Seiken break his personal best of 11 hotdogs?

  19. anonymous said

    March 29, 2015 @ 8:42 pm

    Seiken needs to explode during his breakout year at the age of 60 if he wants to preserve his #48 ranking.

  20. anonymous said

    March 29, 2015 @ 11:31 pm

    60? by that time he wont be competing anymore Could be dead by then

  21. anonymous said

    March 29, 2015 @ 11:33 pm

    835 when Goldstein eats more than the 1lb of bologna or the 9 hot dogs and buns in 2003 which everyone knows was his personal best cause the other contests were setups or hollowed out dogs

  22. anonymous said

    March 30, 2015 @ 8:22 am

    Any one with a 1lb or 11 hotdog capacity and only achievement a non sanctioned pickle title from 15 years ago and who consistently comes in dead last cannot be considered a competitive eater. Maybe a CE wanne be, a CE groupie, or perhaps a side kick.

  23. anonymous said

    March 30, 2015 @ 10:58 am

    amazing how the state (VA) employs these deranged losers as hearing aid fitters yet instead of doing the job they were hired for , they spend their free time posting stupid messages because they have nothing else going on in their pitiful a sexual lives

  24. Anonymous said

    March 30, 2015 @ 11:07 am

    OJ, why won’t you won’t post the truth: that MLE has ANOTHER anorexic on its hands (Erik Lamkin)? It’s true (it’s on his website) and troubling. And yet you post a thousand worse and less relevant comments every week. Fact is once again there’s a new guy on the scene who’s trading in a severe body image issue for a lifestyle of bingeing an purging. This is troubling, and it should be to MLE and its sponsors too.

  25. anonymous said

    March 30, 2015 @ 11:23 am

    The grudge Seiken has against Goldstein because Goldstein dumped Seiken as a friend and rejected his tearful apology shouldn’t change the facts. Goldstein, a 5 time Nathan’s finalist, ate 25+ hotdogs numerous times, (let’s see Seiken come close to that even once), made more $$ with CE than Seiken will ever see even if he sticks around for another 20 years. 9 hotdogs in 2003 and 28.75 hotdogs in 2010 suggests steady improvement. 11 hotdogs now and forever shows loser. Time to retire.

  26. anonymous said

    March 30, 2015 @ 11:57 am

    Seiken apologized one time and one time only. Be grateful that he got that apology because Seiken apologizes to nobody and to be quite honest its Goldstein that should have apologized to Seiken and not the other way around. Keep associating with your double crossing back stabbing cuz in NJ and as time rolls on you’ll be saying “damn Seiken was right” A narcissist which you are will always point fingers at someone else while justifying their actions. As far as your 5 time Nathans set ups, keep this in mind . Nobody knows or cares who the hell you are. Matter fact google the name Allen Goldstein on yahoo and the first thing that pops up is a Allen Goldstein .MD who resembles Rich Shea in the photo. Google Brian Seiken and you get a plethora of info on comp eating and his website. Now let me ask who is more of a household name in the sport of competitive eating?

  27. ErikTheElectric said (Registered January 11, 2015)

    March 30, 2015 @ 11:59 am


    I do my best to laugh off narrow-minded and idiotic comments like yours above, but this one I just had to respond too. You have NO basis to make such claims like you have. You sit behind a computer screen and bash others and pretend to know what you’re talking about, when in reality you’re just a jealous and washed up moron. Do your research before you start making outlandish claims and when you actually KNOW someone else’s past.

  28. anonymous said

    March 30, 2015 @ 12:31 pm

    No Erik its not Seiken who left that comment . It not only a shame but seems that you feel the need to jump on the bashing Seiken bandwagon playing follow the leader with two demented psychopaths that live for this kind of shit

  29. Anonymous said

    March 30, 2015 @ 12:34 pm

    @11:59 Jealous and washed up moron? Actually not. You’d be surprised. I’ll beat you at the table, but you won’t know it’s me. I promise that.

    Dude, “recovering anorexic” IS ON YOUR INSTAGRAM PAGE. Or at least it was yesterday. Maybe you took it off. Either way it’s still cached in google.

    So what basis am I lacking? You’re not puking? Uh, I bet you are. And if you haven’t yet, you will. Do Nathan’s and see how you feel. Your life as a bulimic is just beginning. That’s a great tightrope to walk for a control freak like you.

    But please tell me how I misinterpreted your past. I would love to hear your response. You say you do your best to laugh off comments like mine, but you’ve responded to both comments in this thread, not just mine.

  30. anonymous said

    March 30, 2015 @ 12:35 pm

    George Shea could care less about ones personal issues away from the table. As long as you have some capacity , thats all that counts. There are one or two members of the organization who need to be heavily medicated in order to survive in this world yet they are allowed to compete with normal people.

  31. anonymous said

    March 30, 2015 @ 12:37 pm

    Man oh man one negative comment after the other . What kind of world do we live in?

  32. anonymous said

    March 30, 2015 @ 12:49 pm

    Seiken doesn’t need to ever throw up because he has a 1lb capacity. All his contests are like a light lunch.

  33. anonymous said

    March 30, 2015 @ 1:19 pm

    ErikTheElectric’s assessment of the ” Jealous and washed up moron” is pretty dead on.

  34. anonymous said

    March 30, 2015 @ 1:39 pm

    Just think of how pissed Seiken will be when Erik the Electric pushes him down in the rankings. It’ll be back to #50 in no time. HAHAHAHA

  35. anonymous said

    March 30, 2015 @ 1:47 pm

    I want to google Brian Seiken to find out how he got passed over for the Glutton Bowl when they were taking almost anyone off the street.

  36. anonymous said

    March 30, 2015 @ 1:54 pm

    Erik the one you have to look out for is that miserable midget that resides in LI and has this weird idea that he deserved to be in the Nathans finals after being dealt hollowed out dogs extra plates and easy qualifiers

  37. ErikTheElectric said (Registered January 11, 2015)

    March 30, 2015 @ 1:59 pm


    I’ve been in my fair share of pointless internet arguments and online keyboard wars over the past few years, and think of this as nothing different. I will just say that I am proud of who I am, and what I have accomplished in my life. During the course of my eating disorder and struggles with anorexia, I almost lost my life (multiple times) and will never get those years of my youth back. I have a story to tell, and I have a message that I want to send to everyone that was suffering from everything that I was. That fought the same demons that I fought and that “existed” as I used to “exist” (if you ask any anorexic, you do not LIVE with anorexia.. you simply exist).

    I will continue doing what I do, showing everyone that knows my story and knows of my past struggles that it truly IS possible to overcome such a devastating and mentally debilitating mental disorder, and that life really can be lived on ones own terms once again. You DID misinterpret my past, in so many ways and have made a large amount of assumptions without warrant. You can continue on making yourself look foolish, but that is up to you. As far as I can see, you are just another naysayer behind a computer screen.

    This is the last comment I will be posting directed towards you.
    Thanks for the motivation!


  38. Anonymous said

    March 30, 2015 @ 2:39 pm

    @erik You still didn’t explain what @12:34 misinterpreted. Honestly, it sounds like he interpreted it perfectly and that you got angry and misused the word “misinterpreted.”

  39. Anonymous said

    March 30, 2015 @ 3:02 pm

    “Thanks for the motivation” is something your therapist/support group teaches you to say.

  40. Anonymous said

    March 30, 2015 @ 4:35 pm

    Erik is a poor mans furious pete …no one cares about your disorder man …pete already brang it to our attention ..am I right seiken!!!

  41. Jam.Josh said (Registered April 11, 2013)

    March 30, 2015 @ 5:56 pm

    You guys hating on Erik need to get a life. You clearly have your own disorders you need to deal with. You have inadequacy issues that make you feel resentment towards people who actually get off their ass and work and accomplish goals and enjoy life. All your negative comments make you look like jaded jealous fan boys and wannabe CE’s.

  42. Anonymous said

    March 30, 2015 @ 5:57 pm

    I think 4:35 is a poor man’s Brian Seiken. Check out the “brang” reference. That’s not a word dude.

  43. Anonymous said

    March 30, 2015 @ 6:02 pm

    @5:56 you’ve done plenty of your negative comments that make you look like a jaded jealous fan boy and wannabe CE (your own words) on this website in the past. If the hat fits?

  44. DaxtheGinger said

    March 30, 2015 @ 6:21 pm

    Place sucks

  45. Jam.Josh said (Registered April 11, 2013)

    March 30, 2015 @ 6:25 pm

    Sorry, the hats the wrong size.

  46. anonymous said

    March 30, 2015 @ 6:44 pm

    1) Erik is a terrific young man and a great eater.

    2) “it truly IS possible to overcome such a devastating and mentally debilitating mental disorder”

    Except Brian Seiken can’t overcome any mental disorder.

  47. anonymous said

    March 31, 2015 @ 12:10 am

    Hey Goldshit you got some balls saying Seiken resembles fred mertz from I love lucy. You resemble and sound like Jason Alexander from steinfeld

  48. anonymous said

    March 31, 2015 @ 3:59 am

    What ever happened to Dale Boone ? Another nut LOL

  49. anonymous said

    March 31, 2015 @ 10:50 am

    Continue to do your thing Erik. No matter what you say or explain, the evil Grinch will always find something to turn the story. That is what we refer to as a mental disorder. Did you ever hear the story of Sybil? Well there you have it. Sybil seiken.

  50. anonymous said

    March 31, 2015 @ 11:47 am

    Erik Seiken did not post any of those comment referring to your battle with anorexia. Would not surprise me one bit if the midget from LI that mumbles to himself on the subway and wears a wig , posted those remarks. Very reassuring that his true colors were brought out on the blog so everyone in the world knows about his two faced psycho personality Stop kissing up to people you never even met you fake fuck

  51. anonymous said

    March 31, 2015 @ 11:52 am

    Goldstein whatever your trying to prove about Seiken to the few that visit this site , they don’t think any better of you

  52. anonymous said

    March 31, 2015 @ 12:29 pm

    Seiken always says it isn’t him. Then he will usually follow up with a response to himself. Captain obvious. This is not a Goldstein.

  53. anonymous said

    March 31, 2015 @ 1:27 pm

    Of course those negative remarks are from Seiken, out of frustration that he’s going further down the rankings because of Erik, as well as reality setting in that this won’t be his breakout year and he’ll never eat more than 11 hotdogs, and will be forever be the bloated doubled chinned laughing stock.

  54. anonymous said

    March 31, 2015 @ 1:50 pm

    OJ can tell who made those negative remarks about Erik. If the IP address is a roach filled slum, it must be Seiken.

  55. anonymous said

    March 31, 2015 @ 2:21 pm

    Whether it’s a Goldstein or not which more than likely it is, you need a life you pathetic troll

  56. anonymous said

    March 31, 2015 @ 2:32 pm

    Seiken this Seiken that every thread has a negative comment about Seiken That is why this blog this site and everything about it SUCKS

  57. Anonymous said

    March 31, 2015 @ 3:12 pm

    Nobody will watch his boring YouTube videos or visit his cruddy egotistical website so coming here to fill his name everywhere is his way of saying I am still here. Somebody look at me.

  58. anonymous said

    March 31, 2015 @ 7:27 pm

    You mean you shitstein

  59. mle said

    April 10, 2015 @ 9:11 am

    Can OJ just create a Seikin v Goldstien website? If not this is not worth reading about.

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