2014 men’s Nathans finals

Official Top 3 (Full results – July 8)
1) Joey Chestnut 61 8th victory in a row, proposed to Neslie Ricasa before contest
2) Matt Stonie 56
3) Tim Janus 44
4T) Brian Dudzinski 34
4T) Erik Denmark 34
6) Juan Rodriguez 32
7) Adrian Morgan 29
8) Marcos Owens 26
9) Badlands Booker 25
10) Yasir Salem 19.75
11) Aaron Osthoff 19.5
12) Pablo Martinez 17
13) Ronnie Hartman, 14
14T) Sean Gordon, 10
14T) Sgt. Horacio Chanyau, 10
16) Colin Shirlow 3

Jeff Butler missed the contest due to a cancelled flight

Post contest coverage

The men’s Nathan’s contest will be live at noon eastern on ESPNews and ESPN3.com. It will be rerun on ESPN2 at 2pm eastern. If the France / Germany World Cup game goes to overtime / penalty kicks, it will cut into that program. The contest will also be rerun at 6pm eastern today and July 5 and 6.

Matt Stonie has defeated Joey Chestnut in two of their last three matchups. He has also posted a training session video where he ate 66 hot dogs; if he can replicate that today, he could threatens Joey Chestnut’s Nathan’s streak.

Pre contest coverage

Comments (66)


  1. gourmand said (Registered December 1, 2013)

    July 4, 2014 @ 12:36 pm

    I’m using wifi at a restaurant now, and ESPN 3 won’t service the ISP there. Ugh.

  2. anonymous said

    July 4, 2014 @ 12:43 pm

    Just wait till Seiken competes next year With his newly found wheatgrass juice and his lean physique he will obliterate the current record of 69 He might do 100 Watch out Seiken is the man and Seiken rules

  3. Anonymous said

    July 4, 2014 @ 12:55 pm

    sarcasm laid on thick there 1243

  4. Blizzz said (Registered July 16, 2008)

    July 4, 2014 @ 12:57 pm

    Joey 61, Stonie 58, Janus 44, Dudz 34

  5. Blizzz said (Registered July 16, 2008)

    July 4, 2014 @ 12:57 pm

    ^^ (unofficial results)

  6. Blizzz said (Registered July 16, 2008)

    July 4, 2014 @ 1:01 pm

    Joey 61, Stonie 56, Janus 44, Dudz 34 are the official results.

  7. gourmand said (Registered December 1, 2013)

    July 4, 2014 @ 1:03 pm

    Thanks Blizzz for posting those.

  8. GNC employee said

    July 4, 2014 @ 1:09 pm

    A reliable source has told me that Seiken was seen supplying Dud Light with a special concoction of wheatgrass and BANG, look what happened. Just wait til Nathans 2015. The emergence of a new hot dog king and the beginning of a new do-rag fad at Coney.

  9. PeeWee Herman said

    July 4, 2014 @ 1:19 pm

    Breaking news: man arrested in Coney Island bathroom, caught with the stall door open by young child yelling Dudzinski Dudzinski and shooting a load into a green do-rag.

  10. Anonymous said

    July 4, 2014 @ 3:07 pm

    Well seiken has a ton of material to jerk off to. Just how many days until dud light doesn’t speak with seiken and then seiken comes up with a dumb nick name, trash his wife and kid, and belittle him all over eatfeats and his dopey blog?

  11. Sigmund Fruit said

    July 4, 2014 @ 3:42 pm

    Good point 3:07. Now we will see classic Seiken in action. The jealously will soon set in after Dudlight made Nathan’s and did very well in the finals, which Seiken will try to take credit for with his stupid wheatgrass juice. Seiken as usual will expect something in return and make it known. This is when Dudlight will come to senses and keep his distance from Seiken. Poor BB will then be in the market for a new boy toy.

  12. gourmand said (Registered December 1, 2013)

    July 4, 2014 @ 3:50 pm

    If Stonie had eaten 66 like in the practice, he would have won today. Maybe next year?

  13. gourmand said (Registered December 1, 2013)

    July 4, 2014 @ 4:02 pm

    So far no one has mentioned in the comments here the big news that Joey is getting married to Neslie! Wow, what a proposal!

    Will Maria eventually marry Pat as well?

  14. gourmand said (Registered December 1, 2013)

    July 4, 2014 @ 4:12 pm

    There’s an article about the proposal and a gallery of the weigh-in here:


    They show Joey staring down Matt, and also pics of Dud Light.

  15. gourmand said (Registered December 1, 2013)

    July 4, 2014 @ 4:13 pm

    Joey is short next to Mayor Bill de Blasio, or the mayor is tall.

  16. gourmand said (Registered December 1, 2013)

    July 4, 2014 @ 4:20 pm

    Matt’s total of 56 is a personal best.

  17. anonymous said

    July 4, 2014 @ 4:23 pm

    Im telling you man the wheatgrass is the shit. Seiken might end up writing a new song using copyrighted music from the Beatles

  18. anonymous said

    July 4, 2014 @ 4:24 pm

    I think he stopped talking to him already. No more wheatgrass juice for him huh Seiken?

  19. gourmand said (Registered December 1, 2013)

    July 4, 2014 @ 4:58 pm

    A gallery is here:


    From the pics, it is clear that Stonie was only behind by 2: 60-58, then somehow it went to 5 at the end. Matt actually led at one point: 44 to 43.

  20. gourmand said (Registered December 1, 2013)

    July 4, 2014 @ 5:02 pm

    I think MLE needs to hire a strategist and public relations consultant to move forward into the 21st century. No more straw hats, no more carnival atmosphere. It’s too pathetic, too much like a circus side show. Time to being competitive eating into the mainstream.

  21. anonymous said

    July 4, 2014 @ 5:34 pm

    I hear Chestnut got engaged. Wonder how long that marriage lasts

  22. Señor Wheatgrass said

    July 4, 2014 @ 5:50 pm


  23. Anonymous said

    July 4, 2014 @ 6:04 pm


  24. anonymous said

    July 4, 2014 @ 6:13 pm

    I hope nobody attends that stupid afterparty. Chestnut and Sudo will be there only because their self absorbed asses won big money.

  25. gourmand said (Registered December 1, 2013)

    July 4, 2014 @ 6:55 pm

    Joey Chestnut states that Matt Stonie will never break 65:

    From Todd Smith:


    “Chestnut re: competitor Matt Stonie, “he’s a good eater, but if he hasn’t hit 65 (hot dogs) by now he’s not going to do it.” #Nathans”

    Also see:


    Chestnut weighed in at 205, Stonie at 130::


  26. gourmand said (Registered December 1, 2013)

    July 4, 2014 @ 7:02 pm

    Is Joey Chestnut the greatest athlete of all time? His 8 consecutive victories eclipse the 7 consecutive victories on the Tour de France by Lance Armstrong between 1999-2005.

  27. anonymous said

    July 4, 2014 @ 9:13 pm

    greatest athlete? I dont know about that . Hes dedicated to what he does. He probably made up his mind back in 2005 that he co dominate the sport if he had the right formula

  28. Inspector Gadget said

    July 4, 2014 @ 10:29 pm

    I wonder if Seiken has his spy at the afterparty to take candid pictures for his website.

  29. anonymous said

    July 5, 2014 @ 7:45 am

    I wonder if Seiken is going to be invited to Chestnut wedding to Nestea Ricotta. If not expect a two page tirade on his website as to why he felt he was dissed

  30. anonymous said

    July 5, 2014 @ 7:47 am

    Yeah wasnt it US Male and Subich that acted as spies for Seiken during the after party of 2008 when the Shredder was making out with some bitch at the party for all the world to see?

  31. anonymous said

    July 5, 2014 @ 7:55 am

    Dudinski already rejected Seiken marriage proposal

  32. Anonymous said

    July 5, 2014 @ 11:36 am

    Poor dejected Seiken is sitting all alone crying to a pic of Dudinski wearing his trademark headband, holding a dozen moldy weeds and a box of chocolate covered roaches.

  33. anonymous said

    July 6, 2014 @ 1:34 am

    Its time Nathan’s came up with a new format, Year after year Joey wins. Nobody ever has a chance to win now or even in the future. Joey is that good.The contest is boring and it cost the qualifiers too much money to compete only to lose. What do you all think would be to spice up Nathans a little and make the contest worthwhile?

  34. Dr Oz said

    July 6, 2014 @ 8:23 am

    This moron gets on television interviewed by Rich Shea and brags about all the eaters should stay home because he won the contest before it even gets started. Then he calls his mom to tell her he won a day before the contest. Arrogant ass that needs to be dethroned. He is not liked by anyone . People flock to him because he has the belt thats about it. He brags about doing hot dog practices once a week with 70 or more while his fiancee is cheering him on to an early grave. Real bright. Get a C scan of your intestines from a real doctor with a clean bill of health and then we might believe how healthy you are instead of made for TV gastro guys that was staged for Eater X a few years ago

  35. anonymous said

    July 6, 2014 @ 8:31 am

    does rich shea wear a toupee?

  36. Anonymous said

    July 6, 2014 @ 8:33 am

    Don’t try to qualify. Let him eat by himself.

  37. compete by yourself said

    July 6, 2014 @ 10:11 am

    i say yay to that 833 everyone should band together and stop competing in Nathans qualifier so this obnoxious jerk can have the entire table to himself. If each and everyone of you are going to allow him to degrade you like your a bunch of peasants serving the mighty kings throne then you are more pathetic than you look

  38. Anonymous said

    July 6, 2014 @ 10:18 am

    Seiken is one bitter troll

  39. anonymous said

    July 6, 2014 @ 12:09 pm

    833 im wth ya

  40. anonymous said

    July 6, 2014 @ 12:31 pm

    I think long overdue for a Broadway hit musical based on the Nathans Hot dog eating contest . Eric Roberts would be perfect for the role of George Shea

  41. Brain Sicken said

    July 6, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

    I am a huge fan of Joey Chitwood shut your mouth

  42. gourmand said (Registered December 1, 2013)

    July 6, 2014 @ 1:55 pm

    Is there an estimate of the crowd size? 100,000?

  43. gourmand said (Registered December 1, 2013)

    July 6, 2014 @ 1:56 pm

    Fashio faux pas at he men’s finals:


    Yellow shorts, red headband, blue socks. Wow.

  44. gourmand said (Registered December 1, 2013)

    July 6, 2014 @ 1:57 pm

    Best entrance pose at the finals:

    Eater X:


  45. gourmand said (Registered December 1, 2013)

    July 6, 2014 @ 1:58 pm

    Joey needs Nelie’s help to get his food ready before the competition???


  46. gourmand said (Registered December 1, 2013)

    July 6, 2014 @ 2:06 pm

    I see from the Nathan’s gallery that Dud Light and Juan Rodriguez are swoll. Who else is ripped? This is my list:

    Brian Dudzinski
    Juan Rodriguez
    Pete C.
    Randy Santel
    Kyle Hanner
    Ronnie Hatman???
    Ben Monson

    Whom did I miss?

  47. anonymous said

    July 6, 2014 @ 2:07 pm

    I think we should start calling this site Gourmandfeats Neck and neck with Psychobozo for most posts in a single day

  48. gourmand said (Registered December 1, 2013)

    July 6, 2014 @ 2:18 pm

    I am trying to identify a few people:

    1) Who is the gurgitator between A-Train and Dud Light?


    2) Who is that old guy in the right holding the trophy during the weigh-in?


    3) Who is the gentleman in the straw hat on George Shea’s right?



  49. gourmand said (Registered December 1, 2013)

    July 6, 2014 @ 2:21 pm

    Speaking of Eater X, I read this on his official biography:

    “His given name is Tim Janus, but to the competitive eating community he is a man of mystery, Eater X, whose inner torment is concealed by a mask.”

    Does anyone know what specifically torments Eater X? Or is MLE being histrionic here?

    Also, I think Pete Davekos is ripped. Forgot him on my list.

  50. anonymous said

    July 6, 2014 @ 2:36 pm

    Have a nice day

  51. gourmand said (Registered December 1, 2013)

    July 6, 2014 @ 2:59 pm

    That article linked to above says gurgitators are professional bulemics. If this is true, is there not a substantial risk of asphixiation when reversing, since the food is not throroughly masticated by the teeth before entering the stomach?

  52. anonymous said

    July 6, 2014 @ 3:01 pm

    I miss Chip Simpson He was the only real true eater in the IFOCE

  53. Lifetime Deal said

    July 6, 2014 @ 4:08 pm

    Gourmand I have some Enron stock you might be interested in.

  54. anonymous said

    July 6, 2014 @ 4:14 pm

    Eater x is short and hes not rippped

  55. anonymous said

    July 6, 2014 @ 8:45 pm

    The goldsteins must have went away for the holidays Not one negative comment about Seiken I guess the negativity resumes tommorow

  56. confused said

    July 6, 2014 @ 9:29 pm

    Hey i am confused in same sex marriages who gets to keep their last name?. For ex if Dudzinksli dumps his wife for Seiken does he have to change his last name to Seiken or does Seiken have to change his last name to Dudzinsksi Either way they get to keep their first names which makes it somewhat less confusing

  57. anonymous said

    July 6, 2014 @ 10:10 pm

    If this guy Dudlight improves where he gets close enough to compete with Joey who know how far he can go with his matinee looks . I mean he certainly better looking than Joey. We might have another Micheal Trevino on our hands Skys the liimit


  58. anonymous said

    July 7, 2014 @ 6:26 am

    Everyone is holding their breath for the much anticipated deuce video that is supposed to happen.

  59. anonymous said

    July 7, 2014 @ 10:57 am

    So i guess Neslie Chesnut and Miki Rodgriguez doesn’t sound that bad after all . Marriage proposal 2 in Coney next year

  60. gourmand said (Registered December 1, 2013)

    July 7, 2014 @ 2:09 pm

    If Miki and Juan get married, I thought Juan might have to change his last name to Sudo, since she is ranked higher, or that they both might keep their own last names. But, it would be advantageous for Miki to change her name to his, given her situation.

  61. anonymous said

    July 7, 2014 @ 2:23 pm

    did you know his idol is Dale Boone? Not making that up its fact Ask him

  62. anonymous said

    July 7, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

    Brian Seiken is going to change his last name to Dudzinski so he can have the new identity of Brain Dudzinski. Wait, can’t there be more than one?

  63. anonymous said

    July 7, 2014 @ 8:10 pm

    I think same sex marriages both parties get to keep their maiden names. Please dont quote me because im not sure

  64. Erik the Red said (Registered January 9, 2006)

    July 9, 2014 @ 3:58 am

    Collin ate 11, who knows where 3 came from but that is a mistake.

  65. Anonymous said

    July 9, 2014 @ 5:50 am

    Just as you made a mistake in spelling Colin’s name, Erik, or Eric.

  66. anonymous said

    July 9, 2014 @ 8:24 am

    Two eaters ate 11 male and female yet its perfectly fine with the Goldsteins as long as its not Seiken that ate 11 . Wonder why?

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