Joey Chestnut wins Taco Bell challenge, Janus & Stonie tie for 2nd

update 9:51 The Taco Bell facebook has a gallery

update 7:57 Official results:
1) Joey Chestnut 53 tacos in 10 minutes
2T) Tim Janus 48 tacos
2T) Matt Stonie 48 tacos
4) Eric “Badlands” Booker 34
5) Pete Davekos 31
6) Sean Brockert 10

update 7:35 Yentzen reports that Joey Chestnut ate 53 burritos to break the previous record of 48.

update 7:31 (I think these are the results. The audio is difficult to make out) 1) Joey Chestnut 2) Tim Janus 3) Matt Stonie 4) Badlands Booker 5) Pete Davekos

update 7:22 The contest is over

update 7:13 The contest has started and the video is down again.

update 7:08 The video is back on an professional introductions have started.

update 6:12 The event appears to be opening with an amateur contest. The signs have both number and prices for the amount of tacos eaten.

The contest should start at 6pm according to Taco Bell Puerto Rico’s facebook page.

update A webcast of the contest is available on UStream

Comments (14)


  1. Anonymous said

    July 29, 2011 @ 8:37 pm

    Wow tying X, good job Matt.

  2. Wrecking Ball said (Registered May 6, 2010)

    July 29, 2011 @ 8:56 pm

    Before the madness starts, I was so far behind after ten there was no point in going on. That being said let’s here it…

  3. Wrecking Ball said (Registered May 6, 2010)

    July 29, 2011 @ 9:37 pm

    I want to thank everyone who has supported me since I started in CE and all the eaters, not only today but at every event, thank you but I think after one more attempt at corn I am calling it quits. I enjoyed being a competitive eater but not necessarily competitive eating.

  4. Larellmarie said (Registered May 9, 2010)

    July 30, 2011 @ 1:08 am

    WB – really? Of course totally be reading.that but.certainly respect.ur decision. Ur such a positive.person, it is sad to lose such an encouraging, upbeat eater! But I recall u sayn u’d keep eatn as long as u were hvg fun. I guess that has happened. I will still look 4wd to ur posts on here 🙂

  5. Matt "Mega Toad" Stonie said (Registered June 22, 2010)

    July 30, 2011 @ 7:50 am

    Just for the record, id like to say that at the end of the contest, there was some stuff over the amount of food in my mouth. The food was in my mouth, i just took a long time to eat it (cuz i was full as hell HAHA) and apparently the rule is past 60 seconds or so deductions are made, i didnt know that. =\
    So i’d give X the 2nd place standing and me take 3rd, IMO.

    Otherwise it was amazing time, i only regret not staying longer =[

  6. GoMatt said

    July 30, 2011 @ 10:23 am

    My hat is off to you, Matt. Such an honest person. And such a great performance. Another top 3 finish when competing against IFOCE’s best. You’ll soon be number 1, Matt. Respect.

  7. Stallion Italian said (Registered August 27, 2010)

    July 30, 2011 @ 12:53 pm

    Joey reigns again. A five tacos difference is a lot but…….BUT…….Matt, you are terrific as a person and an eater, and to come in as you have and already be so close to Janus and Chestnut is simply incredible. Looking at the line-up, from the first place finisher to the last, it includes people with all of the best characteristics of competitive eaters as people and as eaters. Every single one has something different and excellent to offer. Wrecking Ball, really and honestly, this more than includes you. You have continued to be positive in spite of people picking on you unfairly, you deserve none of that. No one does. Congratulations all and do what is best for you WB. A great fan and former eater is always hugely welcome in the CE community.

  8. anonymous said

    July 30, 2011 @ 2:57 pm

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ who cares he made the money what did you get out of it ?

  9. Wrecking Ball said (Registered May 6, 2010)

    July 30, 2011 @ 3:40 pm

    @larell and stallion thank you guys so much, I will still be traveling to events just no more competiting as of right now. This isn’t the first time I have thought of quitting so don’t anybody get their hopes up just quite yet. I still plan on being the 2012 sweet corn champion (easily my best event). Yesterday was a ton of fun hanging out with everone, seeing puerto rico and getting a chance top witness a great battle between joey, x and stonie but I know how far out of my league I am and without any local telent competing it just wasent as fun for me.

  10. Papi Churro said

    July 30, 2011 @ 4:27 pm

    Me encanta niño bonito! Pero ¿por qué no comer tanto?

  11. zzzzzzzz said

    July 31, 2011 @ 4:57 pm

    Who cares about YOU, zzzzzzzz? Are you another one of BB’s cronies? Or even BB himself using YET ANOTHER account? Or maybe you are one (the ONLY one) of World Loser Dale Boone supporters?

    Matt made an incredible performance here. No anonymous, BB, or Dale Boone supporter can take away from that.

    Matt is 18 years old? He’ll be the number 1 soon. And, frankly, it will be REFRESHING. From Joey and his bad teeth smile. And the way he is such a bad loser when he doesn’t win. Matt FTW.

  12. 5tacos said

    August 2, 2011 @ 12:35 am

    Stallion Italian: Five tacos is a LOT? 53 vs. 48. That’s NOT a lot. 6 vs. 1 would be a lot. 53 vs. 48 is NOT a lot. It’s all relative and 53 vs. 48 definitely is NOT a lot.

  13. anonymous said

    August 2, 2011 @ 10:29 am

    I would have to agree with zzzzzzzzz 457 . Joey is a very big sore loser. He makes stupid mean faces when he loses like a little baby. Sonya is no better though

  14. Stupid Poopy Head said

    August 2, 2011 @ 11:41 am

    Anony 10:29: I don’t know if Joey or Sonya have a precident for making “stupid mean faces” since there are very few people on the planet that they have ever lost to. And, I can guarantee Sonya and Joey never lost to you. Both Sonya and Joey are very nice people. Go back to talking about something you know something about like how to be a jealous, uninformed person. “Stupid mean faces” … really? What are you 12?

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