Erik Denmark: Joey repeats in asparagus

Today’s results from the Stockton Asparagus Festival from

1 – Joey Chestnut 8.8 lb.
2 – Pat Bertoletti 7.14 lb.
3 – Erik Denmark 4.75 lb.
4 – Juris Shibayama 4.5 lb.
5 – Jason Erb
6 – Nate Biller
? – Eric Louie

update The top 4 have been updated with amounts from

update #2 The Sacramento Bee and Record Net have articles about the contest. Record Net has a gallery (eating contest pictures begin at #59)

update #3 Video of KCRA’s coverage of the contest can be seen on youtube. Pat’s counter has 8 pounds when the contest ends (see above)

Comments (18)


  1. SyKoBOZO said (Registered September 17, 2007)

    April 26, 2008 @ 6:16 pm

    thanks for posting those so quickly Erik,i thank you 🙂

  2. Anonymous said

    April 26, 2008 @ 6:24 pm

    I second that. Thanks Erik. If we waited on the IFOCE to post their own results. We would be well into next week. I don’t understand it.

  3. missbusylady said (Registered April 26, 2008)

    April 26, 2008 @ 6:49 pm

    woohoo 4x champ!

  4. The_Hangman said (Registered August 30, 2006)

    April 26, 2008 @ 7:16 pm

    The battle between Joey and Pat continues.

    Congrats to all who entered.

  5. The_Hangman said (Registered August 30, 2006)

    April 26, 2008 @ 7:19 pm

    IFOCE has posted details on the top four.

    Joey Owns Stockton

    Joey Chestnut spearheaded another exciting tempura fried asparagus eating contest today and won the event by downing 8.8 pounds of the green vegetable.

    Pat Bertoletti placed second with 7.14 pounds and Erik the Red took third place with 4.75, edging out Juris “my abs don’t lie” Shibiyama by a quarter of a pound.

  6. spicy curry said

    April 26, 2008 @ 7:31 pm

    i didnt think pat would lose by an entire pound, but still great contest

  7. Anonymous said

    April 26, 2008 @ 7:49 pm

    There was no battle between Joey and Pat today. It wasn’t even close. Pat is no where near Joey/

  8. Badlands Booker said

    April 26, 2008 @ 8:31 pm

    Congrats to Joey, Pat, and all who placed! You’re Awesome!

  9. Anonymous said

    April 26, 2008 @ 9:15 pm

    Pat is sliding. After the oyster contest after only 8 minutes he looked like he was going to puke after eating only 36 dozen oysters. When a girl has the record that you cant break, and another girl is pushing you to the point you almost throw up to be able to win, its time to quit. Face it Pat.


  10. Anonymous said

    April 26, 2008 @ 9:35 pm

    Pats mohawk is dividing his brain.

  11. Anonymous said

    April 26, 2008 @ 10:07 pm

    Great job Joey.

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

    April 26, 2008 @ 10:21 pm

    Those totals are wrong, Joey ate about 2-3 oz more than Pat. Joey was three spears in to his 9th pound, Pat was one spear in to his 9th pound. Juris and my reported total was low as well, I had one spear left on my 5th pound, Juris had three spears left on his 5th pound. Nasty Nate ate 3.25, Erb had 3.5. The weighing was really off, I don’t know how they could report that. I have some pictures of my plates I will post later.

    But those comments about Pat are funny, so keep writing them.

  13. No life but eating said

    April 26, 2008 @ 10:52 pm

    I knew it i knew it leave it to Erik the red the most honest dude in competitive eating to report the real facts. Erik our hats go off to you . God bless

  14. Sid Vicious said

    April 26, 2008 @ 10:53 pm

    weigh my shit i say weigh my shit or the shit you see gonna go right smack in your _____
    BB Stick to Blogging .

  15. SP The Krystal Ball said

    April 27, 2008 @ 8:48 am

    Thanks for the updated 2 to 3 ounce victory results, Erik….they make my predictions look much better!

  16. Anonymous said

    April 27, 2008 @ 10:44 am

    Looks like a great event! More than I can say about Chestnut’s new dew!

  17. SyKoBOZO said (Registered September 17, 2007)

    April 27, 2008 @ 1:12 pm

    GQ Chestnut – great now i need a nose job and a hair transplant to eat now – NO more comments on my looks US MALE (i already know ,hahaha / P.S. – Deep Fried Asparagus must not be that tasty cause in that picture none of you look like you are having that much fun getting it down,Have A Nice Day 🙂

  18. Mega Munch said

    April 29, 2008 @ 7:49 am

    So why are the actual results and the reported results so different? That’s ridiculous. It shouldn’t be that difficult. Didn’t Nerz go to Yale?

    And if, for some reason, the contest totals needed to be “adjusted” (I can’t imagine what that reason would be), that footnote should be added to the post contest results on That is, assuming the post contest results on consist of more than just two sentences.

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