Joey Chestnut edges Matt Stonie in brain tacos

update Oct 15 Huffington Post has a blog entry

Shout Out Minnesota has an interview with Joey Chestnut

update Oct 14 CityPages has a gallery

update Oct 13 CBS Local has an article and video

Bryan Beard has the top 5 in today’s brain taco eating contest at the Zombie Pub Crawl in Minneapolis:
More results Part 2 | Part 3

1) Joey Chestnut 54 tacos
2) Matt Stonie 53.5
3) Mark Williams 17.5
4) Andrew Kogutkiewicz 12.5
5) Bryan Beard 12
6) Sam Brunner 11
7) Mitch Gillen 10
8) Rikki Olsen 9.5
9) Mary Bowers 5
10T) Joe Smith-Cunnien 2.5
10T) Dave Senst 2.5

Comments (28)


  1. Anonymous said

    October 12, 2013 @ 7:38 pm

    Kobi would have knocked their dicks in the dirt.

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

    October 12, 2013 @ 10:01 pm

    Were Joey and Matt the only ranked eaters in this one? Looks like a lot of the others were eating chili. The numbers increased at a pretty steady rate and then take a suddenly take a jump of >200% with those two.

  3. Anonymous said

    October 12, 2013 @ 10:58 pm

    They should have had 2 tables one for Joey and Stonie and then a kids table for every one else, haha hope Bryan didnt wear that stupid, went out in the 80′s hat, maybe him and CLC need to have a “how am I still ranked, loser leaves town eat off”.

  4. Anonymous said

    October 12, 2013 @ 11:55 pm

    Koby would have done 45 pat 42. They are minor league

  5. Anon said

    October 13, 2013 @ 12:52 am

    7:38 pretty much, tough that the rednecks running MLE have too much faux patriotism.

  6. Anonymous said

    October 13, 2013 @ 11:42 am

    Kobi would have done 65-70.

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

    October 13, 2013 @ 4:18 pm

    Kobayashi has been beat plenty of times by Joey before. To automatically assume he would win this contest and throw out some random number is pretty ridiculous. These taco in both size and contents are obviously different than other contests and therefore not comparable. Kobayashi would have done good no doubt but he would have had his work cut out for him.

  8. Telescopy said

    October 13, 2013 @ 5:45 pm

    Kobi would have made short work of those two. The few times Joey has beaten Kobi it was by a very small margin, and pretty much only hot dogs. Kobi won with ease over your boy Joey in both Chicken Satay and real competitive eating of Krystals, without the water. Joey needs a gimmick to win, like dunking and drinking food. Kobi is an eater. Kobi also happens to have the record for pan seared cow brains, and he would excel in this exotic food. Also, just look at Joey and Kobi at the end of a contest. Kobi looks fairly fresh. Joey looks like he is in pain. Nope, I have no doubt. Kobi is the best competitive eater in the world, and he has been since 2001.

  9. Colonoscopy (Telescopy's cousin) said

    October 13, 2013 @ 8:59 pm

    You always were the dumb one in the family. No one ever wanted you at the reunion.

  10. Curious Gorge said

    October 13, 2013 @ 9:36 pm

    Colonoscopy where is your head?

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

    October 13, 2013 @ 9:37 pm

    @ Telescopy, by Kobi looking fairly fresh you mean like in 2007 at Nathan’s when he had a reversal at the end and still lost by 3?

  12. anonymous said

    October 13, 2013 @ 9:56 pm

    Telescopy are you saying that Kobe was like the black sheep of the family ? Most of them had real professions while Kobe couldnt do much of anything else but eat

  13. anonymous said

    October 13, 2013 @ 10:10 pm

    Telescopy Joey Chestnut wont live very long with the way he’s going . I think he knows it . The human stomach can only take so much before it bursts. Do you notice how much he sweats when he eats hot dogs? A massive heart attack waiting to happen. Age is the only factor holding him up

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

    October 13, 2013 @ 11:21 pm

    @ 10:10 the stomach is actually incredibly durable. The threat of it actually bursting is basically an impossibility. There isn’t enough space available in your body cavity for it to expand the amount it would need to explode and you would most likely throw long before that. Sweating is probably a result of the energy it takes to eat that much that fast. The heart attack comment is obviously a cop-out. The threat of a heart attack is largely determined by your genetics. Some people can eat clean and normal and drop dead from one at 30 while others have KFC everyday, smoke, and drink and live into their 80′s. If Joey isn’t genetically prone to a heart attack then I’d say he’s fine because he is by no means close to the size where that becomes a threat due to lifestyle habit. Most of the top eaters realize the responsibility it takes to partake in these events and are pretty healthy outside of competition.

  15. Daisy said

    October 14, 2013 @ 12:12 am

    I love the photo of Joey after the egg contest.

  16. Anonymous said

    October 14, 2013 @ 4:56 am

    Josh u c shit that aint there.

  17. anonymous said

    October 14, 2013 @ 9:25 am

    Josh after reading your 1121 comment you need a wakeup call because you live in a fantasy world that does not exist

  18. Telescopy said

    October 14, 2013 @ 10:25 am

    It is inhuman and callous to have eating contests longer than 4 or 5 minutes for any food, and if the food is dense and highly caloric it should be only 2 or 3 minutes. Making them longer is not only making participants look more like freaks, it is taking a serious toll on their health, and consequently, their life spans, just so the sponsors and eating organizations can use them as pawns and make a few more bucks. It is also a waste of food when they go out back and barf it up, in an attempt to lessen the pain, discomfort, and health threat.

  19. anonymous said

    October 14, 2013 @ 10:59 am

    Some people can eat clean and normal and drop dead from one at 30 while others have KFC everyday, smoke, and drink and live into their 80′s.


  20. anonymous said

    October 14, 2013 @ 11:35 am

    i guess that explains why the Sheas are lean trim and fit. Has anyone ever seen them munch on contest food?

  21. Telescopy said

    October 14, 2013 @ 12:16 pm

    They have to stay fit, in case the EMT needs assistance with the stretcher.

  22. Joey said

    October 14, 2013 @ 12:45 pm

    You kids are so funny. Have a nice day?

  23. Telescopy said

    October 14, 2013 @ 1:48 pm

    You definitely need a sense of humor, Joey. Good that you have one because it will help you get through times of ill health.

  24. anonymous said

    October 14, 2013 @ 2:47 pm

    One day he will regret he ever got involved

  25. Joey said

    October 14, 2013 @ 3:40 pm

    I really enjoy having haters that know my name and follow me. especially since I don’t care to follow them or even know who they are. Have a blessed day. I will.

  26. Sean Nichols said (Registered October 14, 2013)

    October 14, 2013 @ 4:38 pm

    I think i could of taken 3rd meh ><

  27. Anonymous said

    October 14, 2013 @ 4:40 pm

    Follow you? You wish.

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

    October 14, 2013 @ 8:34 pm

    Telescopy is a funny little troll.

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