Humble Bob wins Ash Creek Saloon ribs

(from comment) The contest page for the Ash Creek Saloon rib eating contest has been updated to list the top 4 finishers:

1. “Humble” Bob Shoudt 6.8 lbs. ribs in 12 minutes $3000 prize
2. Joey Chestnut 6.6 lbs.
3. Tim Janus
4. Juliet Lee 5 lbs.
5. Eric “Badlands” Booker
? Crazy Legs Conti
? Lars Anderson

This is Bob Shoudt’s first victory over Joey Chestnut since the controversial meatball eating contest in Atlantic City in 2006.

update ConnPost has an article which reports that Badlands Booker came in 5th and also claims that Pat Bertoletti competed, which appears to be an impossibility with the demise of the Concorde.

update #2 Full official results are available

update #3 Victoria Fee has four pictures from the contest.

Comments (44)


  1. Anonymous said

    August 17, 2008 @ 5:23 pm

    In a stunning upset, Bob Shoudt took the title of Ash Creek Saloon World Rib Eating Champion today, besting Joey Chestnut at his own game. Chestnut has only once before been beaten in the rib discipline. The hot dog champ came in second, followed by Eater X in third and the lovely Juliet Lee in fourth.

  2. Anonymous said

    August 17, 2008 @ 7:30 pm

    So they were the only four people in the contest?

  3. The_Hangman said (Registered August 30, 2006)

    August 17, 2008 @ 8:22 pm

    Congrats to Humble Bob on your victory.

    Further proof that anyone can be beaten on any given day and no one remains at the top of the ladder forever.

    As Badlands says, Stay Hungry And Focused.

    Again Congratulations

  4. WOWSER said

    August 17, 2008 @ 8:51 pm

    Humble Bob is preparing the world for the shocking Krystal final!!

  5. nathanbiller said (Registered January 29, 2007)

    August 17, 2008 @ 9:41 pm

    Wild Bill will post full results later this evening…

  6. Anonymous said

    August 17, 2008 @ 9:43 pm

    Does anybody have the FULL results?

  7. The_Hungman said

    August 17, 2008 @ 10:39 pm

    What is better then having the Hangman at your eating event? I heard Ashcreek had Wrestling before the eating contest, starring the legendary Doink the Clown. Now that is a wrestler I admire and would enjoy being around. .

  8. WingKong said

    August 17, 2008 @ 11:08 pm

    congrats bob

  9. Anonymous said

    August 18, 2008 @ 5:02 am

    Why the low totals?

  10. Rhonda Evans said

    August 18, 2008 @ 7:14 am

    Congratulations Bob on a job well done! I have a few observations, with which, coupled with a few dollars, might buy you a cup of coffee at Starbucks:

    Tim and Juliet put up their usual Tim and Juliet-like good totals.

    Humble Bob continues to improve in most all food groups. While, overall, Bob is no where near the level of Joey, those two are surely going in opposite directions.

    Joey did not eat to his usual level. He ate down to his competition. This was the 2005 Joey Chestnut, not the 2006-2007 Chestnut.

    I believe Joey’s blowout loss to Koby has taken a toll on Joey’s confidence. Confidence plays a MAJOR role in CE.

    Joey now has the distiction of being the only “World-ranked # 1” eater this century to lose not only the next compestition after Nathan’s, but the next two.

    Does anyone still not believe that Kobayashi is the greatest eater in the world today?

    Humble Bob seems to be at least a minor exception to the Belt of Fat theory.

  11. Jigger said

    August 18, 2008 @ 8:20 am

    Maybe the Hangman could wrestle some Midgets Ha Ha !

  12. the boy king said

    August 18, 2008 @ 9:14 am

    They had CoCo B-Ware too!

  13. Wild Bill said (Registered September 19, 2006)

    August 18, 2008 @ 9:54 am

    Full results (and no, Pat Bertoletti was not there):

    1st 6.5 lbs. “Humble” Bob Shoudt
    2nd 6.375 lbs. Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
    3rd 5.9375 lbs. Tim “Eater X” Janus
    4th 5 lbs. Juliet Lee
    5th 4.9375 lbs. Eric “Badlands” Booker
    6th 3.9375 lbs. “Nasty” Nathan Biller
    6th 3.9375 lbs. Pat “from Moonachie” Philbin
    8th 3 lbs. Peter “Pretty Boy” Davekos
    9th 2.96875 lbs. Dave “U. S. Male” Goldstein
    10th 2.9375 lbs. Crazy Legs Conti
    10th 2.9375 lbs. Russ “The Black Hole” Keeler
    10th 2.9375 lbs. William “Wild Bill” Myers
    10th 2.9375 lbs. Paul “Buffet Buster” Sakelarides
    10th 2.9375 lbs. Mike Springer
    15th 2.75 lbs. Scott “Scozzy Bone” Zukowski
    16th 2 lbs. Paul “Porkslap” Arcaria
    17th 1.9375 lbs. Lars Anderson
    17th 1.9375 lbs. Brandon Sakelarides
    19th 1.625 lbs. Rob Maccloy
    20th 1.4375 lbs. Dave Kochi
    21st 0.9375 lbs. Fran “Momma Wing” Sakelarides

  14. Wild Bill said (Registered September 19, 2006)

    August 18, 2008 @ 9:58 am

    The 6.8 and 6.6 numbers originally reported were 6 pounds, 8 ounces and 6 pounds, 6 ounces – the scale they used displayed amounts in pounds and ounces, not in decimal fractions of a pound.

  15. SyKoBOZO said (Registered September 17, 2007)

    August 18, 2008 @ 11:02 am

    wow that is a pretty stacked field,nice job Bob

  16. Joey Chestnut Beer Chugging Video + Ash Creek Saloon Rib Eating Contest » Krystalist said

    August 18, 2008 @ 12:05 pm

    […] Now Eatfeats is reporting Chestnut came in second at the Ash Creek Saloon Rib Eating Contest this past weekend.  Chestnut lost to “Humble” Bob Shoudt, who consumed 6.8 lbs of ribs in 12 minutes to Joey’s 6.6 lbs.  Tim “Eater X” Janus came in third and Juliet Lee was fourth.  For full results, head over to Eatfeats. […]

  17. anonymous said

    August 18, 2008 @ 12:21 pm

    looking at wild bills results and amazed how so many ties at the thousands of an ounce. Wonder if you picked up a thumbnail of a scrap that landed on the table would you still have so many ties. Sure sounds fishy that scales that said 8 ounces are now showing .76856 ounces

  18. North Pole said (Registered April 28, 2008)

    August 18, 2008 @ 1:49 pm

    anoying 12:21 – it is the converstion of ounces to decimal that is throwing you off. Joey’s .375=6 ounces, and the very common .9375=15 ounces. Just take the amount after the decimal and multiply it by 16 to get the number of ounces.

    If these things were that accurate (out to .0001) then it would be very hard to weigh things correctly. Between the crumbs left on faces, tables, hands, in cups of water, etc…..

  19. " The Buffet Buster " said

    August 18, 2008 @ 1:57 pm

    Thanks “ Wild Bill “ we can always count on you for all of the eaters results. IFOCE should make you their official score keeper. Ash Creek was great. The match up of eaters could not have been better. It was great to see everyone and was the most fun I had at a competition in a long time. As far as the weights in 1/10000 of a ounce I could have placed higher but I was laughing to hard to swallow after I watch Crazy Legs use his empty rib tray to get his judges attention. I would also imagine Crazy Legs would have placed higher if they deducted the gravel in his tray from when the judge spilled it and scooped up the rib bones along with at least a half pound of gravel. Oh well as they say Sh_ t happens the, bottom line it was Fun!

  20. crawfish said (Registered May 24, 2008)

    August 18, 2008 @ 5:14 pm

    Below is a complete list of eater’s set to compete in the Chattanooga Qualifier on Saturday:

    “Humble” Bob Shoudt
    Larry McNeil
    Steve Spinosa
    Rick Schumacher
    Rick Petralia
    SuperPaul Barlow
    Mike Nafziger
    Brian Smith

  21. anonymous said

    August 18, 2008 @ 5:43 pm

    How can SuperPaul Barlow eat in independent contests and still eat in Krystals. What a farce ifoce is becoming. Why not let coondog and dale boone in Krystals. They eat in independent contests too.

  22. US MALE said

    August 18, 2008 @ 7:19 pm

    This was a fun event with alot of personalities in attendance and the ribs were very good. Just wish I brought some sunscreen as we waiting about 4 hours in the scorching sun. That lame ass wrestling was the side show to our side show. How’s your head feeling Philben?

    I think you are way off Rhonda when you said that Joey’s confidence is down and he is not the same. Bob just stepped it up and did a kick ass job. Even the best have a few down days. He will rebound.

    Awesome job Humble Bob

  23. Musashi said

    August 18, 2008 @ 9:23 pm

    Any professional food eaters, not currently under contract, that are interested in being in the final food battle scene for Nacho Mountain and you live close to Lehigh Valley, PA (Bethlehem, PA), please email Dan At The final food battle is this saturday, you will be guaranteed screen time. come on out and eat!

  24. diamond dave said

    August 19, 2008 @ 2:02 am

    had a blast this weekend… getting better every year… thanks to all the guys and ladies for coming out… and thanks to joey for a fun few drinks after! c ya’ll next year!

  25. Anonymous said

    August 19, 2008 @ 5:14 am

    Youll need somebody to replace Joey. in Nacho Mountain. Hes a has been.

  26. Bubba said

    August 19, 2008 @ 5:42 am

    Here is the diffrence Permission. If the event is following safety rules and still gets some of the marketing goals of the organization accomplished permission granted.

    It’s all about asking for permission.

  27. mike landrich said (Registered July 4, 2007)

    August 19, 2008 @ 8:01 am

    Buffet Buster
    The 1/10000th of a pound is always multiple of 1/16th. Do you think they may have weighed it in ounces and just displayed it here as a decimal instead of a fraction?

  28. Justin said

    August 19, 2008 @ 8:31 am

    I thought Booker was retired

  29. Wild Bill said (Registered September 19, 2006)

    August 19, 2008 @ 9:38 am

    Just to clear everything up about the scales (Dave Mitolo, you already did this – thanks) I did mention that the scales weighed in pounds and ounces – however, the database here on EatFeats has a unit measure for each entry, which for this contest, was POUNDS. As the entries cannot be made in pounds and ounces, everything had to be converted to decimal to be entered in the database. After I entered the results here, I cut & pasted them for the comment entry.

    Check the full results on – and as Dave mentioned, multiply the decimal part of each entry here by 16 – and you will see that the decimal results match the IFOCE results:

    Buffet Buster was just pointing out that if the scales had been accurate to 1/10000th of an pound, there probably would not have been any ties.

  30. Rhonda Evans said

    August 19, 2008 @ 10:08 am

    US Male, granted, Humble Bob is coming on like a freight train. But World Champion Joey is good for around 8 lbs of ribs. The one that showed up Sunday was not that person.

  31. anonymous said

    August 19, 2008 @ 10:09 am

    wild bill , hangman claims that your results are inaccurate

  32. Anonymous said

    August 19, 2008 @ 10:35 am

    Bubba you are (brain wash) there was no mle or ifoce any where around the contest . the contest was rig having only one pro-eater in it .
    which is illegal in G.A. —- you are not allow to give gifts away if said contests are not allow for sign ups to allow everyone a chance to win .

  33. Anonymous said

    August 19, 2008 @ 10:41 am

    it looks like this was joeys best ever total at ash creek. he ate more then pat did last year and more then his record in 2006

    2008 Results

    1st 6.5 $2500 “Humble” Bob Shoudt
    2nd 6.375 $1250 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
    3rd 5.9375 $750 Tim “Eater X” Janus
    4th 5 $250 Juliet Lee
    5th 4.9375 Eric “Badlands” Booker

    2007 Results

    1st 6.06 $3000 Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti
    2nd 5.53 $1000 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
    3rd 4.91 $750 “Humble” Bob Shoudt
    4th 4.73 $250 Tim “Eater X” Janus
    5th 3.94 Juliet Lee

    2006 Results

    1st 6.15 $1500 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
    2nd 5.8 Chip “The Phenom” Simpson
    3rd 5.05 “Humble” Bob Shoudt
    4th 4.15 $200 Tim “Eater X” Janus
    5th 4.1 Justin Mih

  34. Pat From Moonachie said

    August 19, 2008 @ 11:17 am

    Hey Dave,

    Yeah, my head’s pretty raw from being in the sun for 5+ hours (i’ll bring sunblock next time!), usually it only takes a couple hours to wrap things up …my numbers weren’t too bad for eating with sun poisoning! 😉

  35. Rhonda Evans said

    August 19, 2008 @ 11:49 am

    That’ll shut me up for awhile … at least about that.

  36. SyKoBOZO said (Registered September 17, 2007)

    August 19, 2008 @ 1:02 pm

    hey Pat i have a new marketing idea for us bald guys – SyKoBOZO’s Sunblock For Sun Sinners, what ya think,lol – hey Rhonda no one can shut you up,thats what i like about you, Have A Nice Day 🙂

  37. US MALE said

    August 19, 2008 @ 1:13 pm

    Sykobrozo, maybe you can lend Pat some of those top notch wigs you sometimes show up in. Imagine Pat with the wig you wore to Waffles last year. Give him the spiked choker & wrist bands too. Having a great day!!!

    You don’t need to shut up for a while Rhonda; mistakes happen. You are usually good at doing your homework first before commenting. Good work Anonymous @ 10:41 am.

  38. Rhonda Evans said

    August 19, 2008 @ 1:32 pm

    No SyKo, I’m done for awhile. 🙂 (Unless someone brings up those Red Dickies again.)

  39. SyKoBOZO said (Registered September 17, 2007)

    August 19, 2008 @ 2:16 pm

    yes i know how much you like the Red Dickies,lol – well then im gonna post as you while your gone then,lol – hey thats a good gimmick US Male,Pat and i can be evil twins,lol – Have A Nice Day 🙂

  40. Kent T said

    August 19, 2008 @ 3:25 pm

    The Hangman has not even competed for quite some time.Tell the Hangman to tie himself up and cry.

  41. anonymous said

    August 20, 2008 @ 2:05 am

    At least Hangman doesnt stutter when he leaves comments

  42. anonymous said

    August 20, 2008 @ 10:46 am

    Hangman must be very good in eating contests because people keep talking about him so much. If they did not talk about him as much as they do, he would stink in eating contests. But still they talk and talk and talk about him.

  43. Anonymous said

    August 20, 2008 @ 8:40 pm

    Who eats messier than Juliet?

  44. Jigger said

    August 21, 2008 @ 2:13 pm

    The only One that talks about Hangman is Hangman himself.

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