Joe Menchetti reports that he was the runner up with 22.5 hot dogs at Fish Tales' hot dog eating contest in Ocean City, MD today. J Mac (presumably Jamie McDonald, who was listed as a competitor in Kobayashi's event) won the contest with 36.


  1. anonymous said

    July 4, 2013 @ 4:27 pm

    36 ? Not ready for prime time play at Coney.

  2. Anonymous said

    July 4, 2013 @ 4:55 pm

    He would beat the ladies champ.

  3. Anonymous said

    July 4, 2013 @ 8:08 pm

    Guess he hasn’t been training last year he ate 39 in 8 minutes

  4. anonymous said

    July 6, 2013 @ 12:41 am

    Joe Menchetti is retiring from comp eating very soon

  5. Jackie said

    July 6, 2013 @ 2:01 pm

    Actually He would have tied Juliet lee

  6. Anonymous said

    July 6, 2013 @ 2:50 pm

    I thought he already did retire.

  7. Anonymous said

    July 6, 2013 @ 5:16 pm

    Menchetti has been around for a long time in competitive eating and judging in general by his body, I would think his health would suffer by continuing. There just isn’t that much in it for him anymore and the risks are not worth what he gains.

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