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2019 Mar 101st185 8 minWorld Championship Croqueta Eating Contest Miami, FL
2018 Dec 11st18.6 8 minWorld Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail-Eating Championship Indianapolis, IN
2018 Nov 32nd23.5 8 minFortune Bay World Indian Taco Eating Championship Tower, MN

The Good, The Bad, The Hungry, an ESPN documentary about the rivalry between Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi will debut at the Tribeca / ESPN Sports Film Festival Gala in New York City on April 26. Tickets will go on sale March 26.

2019 Carnaval Miami croqueta eating contest

Official Results

1st 185 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
2nd 140 Darron Breeden
3rd 108 Matt “Hungry” Hazzard
4th 101 Adam “Beard Meats Food” Moran
5th 85 George Chiger
6th 64 Eric “Badlands” Booker
6th 64 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas
8th 28 Katie Prettyman
9th 27 Jocelyn Walker
10th 20 Tracie Dickerson

Amateur contest results from Michael Jenkins (5 minutes)
1) Joel Hansen 87
2) Michael Jenkins 46
3) Jay Figueroa 33

Katie Prettyman’s live stream

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The Miami Herald has a column about the disclamier that entrants in Sunday's croqueta eating contests are required to sign with quotes from Joey Chestnut.
Joey Chestnut appeared on the Hochman and Crowder show yesterday to promote Sunday's croqueta eating contest in Miami.
Joey Chestnut will do a meet and greet at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco tomorrow hosted by Day-Lee Foods, sposors of he MLE gyoza contest.
Joey Chestnut uploaded a mini-docuemtary about the Day Lee Gyoza Eating Championship held in Los Angeles in August. reports that Clemson University football coach Dabo Swinney was excited to meet Joey Chestnut, who attended today's media day activities for Monday night's college football national championship game in Santa Clara, CA.
Joey CHestnut faced off against Alabama fan Llyas Ross Sr. in a wing eating contest held on top of a billboard promoting Monday's college football national championship game.
Joey Chestnut is offering a 3-pack of his condiment line including an extra autographed container for $30 on his website. All profits will go to Toys for Tots.

Joey Chestnut & Geoff Esper to face off for most 2018 victories

The field for tomorrow’s World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail-Eating Championship before the Big 10 football championship has been announced: Joey Chestnut and Geoff Esper will seek the most non-qualifier MLE victories in 2018 (currently tied at 11) while Darron Breeden, Gideon Oji, George Chiger, Derek Jacobs, Matt Raible and Mary Bowers will look to preserve the draw. If Mary Bowers does not pull of the upset, there will be no female winners of a mixed-gender MLE competition in 2018.

A list of all 2018 MLE non-qualifier winners sorted by name follows:
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Today is the 35th birthday of Joey Chestnut, making him eligible to run for President.
Joey Chestnut will appear at the Kroger in Indianapolis on Thompson Road on Thursday and offer samples of his condiment line.

2018 Fortune Bay Indian tacos

Official results

1st 30.5 Geoffrey Esper new record
2nd 23.5 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
2nd 23.5 Gideon Oji
4th 20 Miki Sudo
5th 19 Matt “Hungry” Hazzard
6th 15 George Chiger
7th 11 Brett Healey
8th 10 Matthew Raible
9th 3 Peter Boney
10th 2.5 Alex Cook

MLE (non-qualifier victories in 2018)
11 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
10 Geoffrey Esper
3 Carmen Cincotti
3 Darron Breeden
1 Matt “Megatoad” Stonie
1 Miki Sudo
1 Gideon Oji

A win today for Joey Chestnut would clinch the most calendar-year victories for him with just one more competition remaining in 2018.

Joey Chestnut appeared on KBJR yesterday

Comments (3) has a preview of tomorrow's Indian taco eating contest at Fortune Bay Resort Casino in Tower, MN with quotes from competitors Joey Chestnut and Matt Hazard. Geoff Esper, Gideon Oji, "Mike Sudo" and Matt Raible are also expected to compete.

2018 Smoke’s Poutinerie contest

Official results. Miki Sudo was announced on stage as the runner up

1st 17.5 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut regains lead for 2018 MLE non-qualfier wins with 11
2nd 16 Darron Breeden
3rd 15 Miki Sudo announced as runner-up on stage
4th 12.5 Matt “Megatoad” Stonie announced as 3rd place on stage
5th 11.5 George Chiger
6th 10 Eric “Badlands” Booker
7th 9.5 Derek Jacobs
8th 8 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas
9th 7.5 “Buffalo” Jim Reeves
10th 5.5 Jesse Kankula
10th 5.5 William “Wild Bill” Myers

Joel Hansen ate 8.5 pounds in 5 minutes to win the amateur contest, which is more than 4 of the 11 professionals ate in 10 minutes

Matt Stonie has posted a livestream video of the contest

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2018 Pacific Park taco eating contest

2018 Trenton pork rolls

2018 Zinzinnati Bratwurst

2018 Big E White Hut World Cheeseburg Championship

update Full official results (10 minutes) Part 1 | Part 2

1st 47 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
2nd 45 Geoffrey Esper
3rd 28 Nick Wehry
4th 26 Gideon Oji
5th 21 George Chiger
6th 16 Eric “Badlands” Booker
7th 15.5 Brian “Dud Light” Dudzinski
7th 15.5 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas
9th 11.5 William “Wild Bill” Myers
10th 5 Rene Rovtar
11th 4 Prudence DiBenedetto

There is a close race between Joey Chestnut and Geoff Esper for most non-qualifier MLE victories in calendar year 2018:

8 Geoffrey Esper
7 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
3 Carmen Cincotti
2 Darron Breeden
1 Matt “Megatoad” Stonie
1 Miki Sudo
1 Gideon Oji

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2018 Buffalo Wing Festival wing eating contest

Official results (12 minutes) Part 1 | Part 2

1st 206 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
2nd 194 Geoffrey Esper
3rd 182 Darron Breeden
4th 168 Gideon Oji
5th 139 Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan
6th 132 George Chiger
7th 104 Jim Reeves
8th 102 Miki Sudo
9th 100 Ronnie “MegaByte” Hartman competed in pro-wrestling bout before contest
10th 82 Eric “Badlands” Booker
11th 65 George LoBianco
12th 64 William “Wild Bill” Myers

WIVB TV has a livestream video of the contest.

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Joey Chestnut will be in Carmel, IN Saturday to promote his new line of Joey Chestnut Select condiments.

2018 LA Gyoza contest

The top 5 | Results Part 2 | Part 3

1st 359 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
2nd 297 Geoffrey Esper
3rd 232 Darron Breeden
4th 222 Matt “Megatoad” Stonie
5th 205 Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan
6th 192 Miki Sudo
7th 175 Juan “more bite” Rodriguez
8th 168 Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco
9th 167 Rich “The Locust” LeFevre
10th 155 Juan “Hungry Saiyan” Neave
11th 153 Derek Jacobs
12th 143 Steve Hendry
13th 118 Erik “The Red” Denmark
13th 118 Pablo Martinez
15th 117 Eric “Badlands” Booker
16th 113 Jon Bello
17th 110 Sarah “Unstoppable Bab” Reinecke
18th 38 Brian Moote from 97.1 Amp Radio
19th 21 Casey McCabe from 97.1 Amp Radio

The 2018 Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship can be viewed at

LAIst has an article about Jon Bello, Doug Ecks, and Mary Bowers, who will be a commentator.

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2018 Wisconsin State Fair Cheese Curd Eating Contest

2018 Indiana State Fair ice cream eating contest

update Aug 9
Articles: Indy Star | RTV6
Videos: Hungry Hazzard | Naptown Buzz | News Now | RTV6 | Crotin
Joey Chestnut Interviews: Nuvo | (says he had a motorcyle accident which damaged his teeth)

Indiana Dairy Association gallery

Official results

1st 15.5 Geoffrey Esper
2nd 14.5 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
3rd 12 Juan “more bite” Rodriguez
4th 11.5 Brian “Dud Light” Dudzinski
4th 11.5 Derek Jacobs
6th 11.25 Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan
7th 11 Matt “Hungry” Hazzard
7th 11 Gideon Oji
9th 7.25 Matt “Sweet Tooth” Cohen
9th 7.25 Matthew Raible
11th 5.5 Meliss Klabel

Joey Chestnut interview with Geist Magazine | WTHR.

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On his Instagram, Joey Chestnut posted a picture of a 11 pound burger in Phuket, Thailand, which he ate in less than 20 minutes.
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