2019 Palm Beach Sweet Corn Fiesta

update May 2 AJC.com has an article about Gideon Oji’s victory.
Jason Genova video

Palm Beach Post has a gallery (note the debris in picture #8)

Ruptly has a video

Official top 7 & other results

1st 57 Gideon Oji
2nd 43 Darron Breeden
3rd 35.5 Nick Wehry
4th 34.25 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas
5th 32 Juan “Hungry Saiyan” Neave
6th 29.25 Crazy Legs Conti
7th 23.5 Eric “Badlands” Booker
? 16 Tracie Dickerson
? 14 Jason Ruppert

Jay Ruppert reports that Gideon Oji won today’s contest at the Sweet Corn Fiesta in West Palm Beach.

Comments (16)


  1. anonymous said

    April 28, 2019 @ 8:10 pm

    while others move on to bigger and better things Conti refuses to give it up

  2. anonymous said

    April 29, 2019 @ 7:08 am

    6th and 7th place need to pack it in . I mean really guys get a life both of you are old scenario

  3. Anonymous said

    April 29, 2019 @ 10:45 am

    There are eaters who have comaraderie in spite of what one person thinks. Many eaters compete as a hobby or just for the fun of it.

  4. Anonymous said

    April 29, 2019 @ 10:48 am

    Just curious, why did Carmen Cincotti quit MLE?

  5. Carmen said

    April 29, 2019 @ 1:22 pm

    I didn’t quit MLE, I stopped competitively eating

  6. anonymous said

    April 29, 2019 @ 1:58 pm

    why did he quit ? Because he is one of the smart ones unlike few at the corn contest who remind me of these greedy freeloaders that work at civil service jobs for 50yrs with no intention of retiring

  7. anonymous said

    April 29, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

    $200 or more airfare from NY to WPB with no prize money in their hands is an expensive hobby

  8. anonymous said

    April 29, 2019 @ 2:02 pm

    When Beautifulbrian was removed from the rankings all the so called friends of his from MLE should have demanded he get reinstated but instead the greedy bastards worried about their own selfish needs and did absolute nothing I say fuck em

  9. anonymous said

    April 29, 2019 @ 10:07 pm

    Carmen stick to poker

  10. anonymous said

    April 30, 2019 @ 1:36 am

    i saw pic 8 which is the primary reason Bob Shoudt walked away from that joke of an eating club they refer to as major league eating. Him and Conti had a very nasty confrontation over debris in which he accused Conti of cheating and physical assault

  11. Anonymous said

    April 30, 2019 @ 11:26 am

    Carmen- Does the reason(s) you stopped eating competitively have to do with the debacle at Nathan’s where they screwed up your total?

  12. Carmen said

    April 30, 2019 @ 5:32 pm

    1126 – yes and no. I knew I had to stop, but the idea of leaving at such a high level seemed insane at the time. I was afraid of giving up some easy cash, and of course July 4th… Then the counts got screwed up, and all at once I was exposed to the superficialness* of what I was trying to be good at (basically who cares?) and at that moment decided I had to stop. My experience is my own, and I would without a doubt do it all again if I could. But, I got what I needed out of it – and I’m not sure what else there was for me to get. For me eating was always a means to an ends, not an ends in itself.

    * I say superficialness to describe my reasons to continue eating (more money, TV time, etc). Everyone finds meaning in different things – so I’m not saying that what eaters are doing is ‘superficial’. I enjoyed it – but couldn’t let myself just become bad at it. So I went out on top (lol #2 close enough).

  13. anonymous said

    April 30, 2019 @ 9:46 pm

    Carmen you are truly one of a kind . This should be a lesson to those who kept competing when their time was up , Unfortunate that there are still a few that refuse to give it up. Forget the passion for the sport because they wont quit till they die

  14. Anonymous said

    May 1, 2019 @ 12:12 pm

    Well said, Carmen. Well said.

  15. anonymous said

    May 1, 2019 @ 8:44 pm

    I didnt know him very well but how can you not like Carmen Shame a good guy like that wasnt around during the infant stages of the ifoce

  16. anonymous said

    May 1, 2019 @ 8:46 pm

    Carmen i felt the same way after quitting my job at Mcdonalds the other night. The only difference is i only lasted 4hrs and said the hell with it even though i was getting a very lavish salary of $10 an hour

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