Yasir Salem wins Palm Beach Sweet Corn with 47 ears

update Nate Figueroa has a video of the contest. He blames his 7th place finish on “politics”.

The Palm Beach Post has a gallery

The Top 5:
1) Yasir Salem 47 ears in 12 minutes, new record
2) Gideon Oji 43.5 ears
3) Erik Denmark 37.5
4) Crazy Legs Conti 34.5
5) Nate Biller 25
6) Sean Brockert 24.5

Yasir Salem ate 47 ears at the Sweet Corn-Eating Championship in West Palm Beach, FL to break the previous record of 46 set by Joe LaRue in 2010. Additional results have yet to be posted.

Comments (37)


  1. Anonymous said

    April 24, 2016 @ 5:18 pm

    Nice work Yasir. I hope they let you on the plane with that giant trophy.

  2. joe said

    April 24, 2016 @ 6:23 pm

    congrats, job well done

  3. Anonymous said

    April 24, 2016 @ 8:39 pm

    What are the rest of the results?

  4. icky said

    April 24, 2016 @ 9:30 pm

    no debris deductions this year?

  5. anonymous said

    April 24, 2016 @ 9:59 pm

    Why is Brockert allowed to compete i thought he retired?

  6. Wrecking Ball said (Registered May 6, 2010)

    April 25, 2016 @ 1:44 am

    It was a last minute decision. I was there to judge the contest but a few eaters didn’t show up so I decided to eat. It was a great time and nice to see how clean the corn was eaten all around. Yasir was a beast today!

  7. anonymous said

    April 25, 2016 @ 5:48 am

    anyone can eat corn Nothing to brag about

  8. Anonymous said

    April 25, 2016 @ 9:39 am

    5:48 you’re right, anyone can eat it but not everyone can eat it fast. Corn is difficult as hell to eat fast. Let’s see if you can even eat 15 in 12 minutes lmao

  9. ANONYMOUS said

    April 25, 2016 @ 10:16 am

    anonymous 5:48. If anyone can eat corn then why didn’t you. Everyone thinks they can be a competitive eater until they try and most of them fail. 47 ears of corn is still a nice number. Congrats. That’s the problem now on here, to many wannabe’s throwing in their 2 cents that have no idea about eating… Your a joke 5:48.

  10. anonymous said

    April 25, 2016 @ 12:07 pm

    I know of some one who couldn’t eat a can of corn in 48 seconds. What a loser.

  11. anonymous said

    April 25, 2016 @ 1:55 pm

    3 cans corn asshole and i doubt very much if you can do it Matter fact knowing your 9.5 capacity in hot dogs at Duck Stadium i know for a fact you cant do it

  12. Wrecking Ball said (Registered May 6, 2010)

    April 25, 2016 @ 5:56 pm

    Anyone can technically eat anything right? I don’t see your point.

  13. Nathan Figueroa said

    April 25, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

    LMAO at “politics” I hope we all know thats an inside joke huehuehue

  14. nathanbiller said (Registered January 29, 2007)

    April 25, 2016 @ 9:33 pm

    I should have gotten 3rd. You can see on the video that my results written on the crate are “45-12=33” and the sheet handed to George in the gallery reads “45-1-infinity.” So I got credit for all my ears of corn being cleaned except 1 and got deducted 19 ears for the small pile in front of me that I spent the last 60 seconds cleaning up. My total should have been 42 or 43 ears.

  15. Anonymous said

    April 25, 2016 @ 10:00 pm

    nate MLE isnt a charity, just ask jam josh.

  16. Spear Head Twinkle Star said

    April 25, 2016 @ 11:55 pm

    Welcome the world of Major league Eating Disater! This organization is a joke; countless injustices due to uneducated morons calculating totals etc. Just look at Leslie Ryder case in point, she gets credit for eating 6 and half pounds of rib meat off the bone taking the Locusts 3 place money prize all the while months later she can only muster a measly, pathetic, laughable, 6.5 hd&bs in the same time frame?! You can believe she had a bad day all you want just like she did in pumpkin pie and every other contest she competes in; Rich had a bad day too and he still took down 30. Ha!! I believe she won’t dare show her race at Ribs this year due to the fact she’ll only eat a little over a pound in 10 minutes proving all the more that last years total counted was extremely inaccurate. What an unprofessional, unfair joke of sanctioned eating contests. Many eaters have felt your pain Mr. Biller

  17. lol said

    April 26, 2016 @ 1:17 am

    as soon as I saw Nates video, I knew the trolls here at eatfeats wouldn’t understand whats going on and take everything he said seriously

  18. anonymous said

    April 26, 2016 @ 2:07 am

    Nathan its about time you speak up about critical matters such as this. I agree you should have got 3rd place. On a completely different note, are you still attracted to chicks with large rear ends?

  19. anonymous said

    April 26, 2016 @ 2:10 am

    Lay off Leslie, she is related to the famous Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels who sang that one hit wonder Devil with the blue dress

  20. anonymous said

    April 26, 2016 @ 2:18 am

    If memory serves correct Sean Brockert bet Beautiful Brian in 2012 that if Brian beat him in corn he would retire but Brian would have to do the same if he lost . Turns out that Brian ate more than Brockert which is no huge accomplishment to begin with Brocket word is about as good as my ass because he competed in several other corn contests over the past 4yrs .

  21. anonymous said

    April 26, 2016 @ 8:02 am

    There is one calculation that can not be disputed, that’s Seiken’s personal best of 11 hotdogs. No, this is not the one who beat primitive competition and made the Nathan’s finals 5 times.

  22. Wrecking Ball said (Registered May 6, 2010)

    April 26, 2016 @ 9:00 am

    It sounds like your trying to start a rivalry against Seiken and Brockert? Can I ask why? Who in the world would care about that? By the way, I am Brockert

  23. Wrecking Ball said (Registered May 6, 2010)

    April 26, 2016 @ 9:04 am

    Not sure if I ever said that anyway, if I did I am sure it was a joke. To me competitive eating is for fun. I know some guys are very serious about it and great for them. I have no want to be a professional eater any longer but if things come up (like they did this weekend) I have no problem helping out and rounding out the table (see what I did there, it’s like a pun).

  24. ErikTheElectric said (Registered January 11, 2015)

    April 26, 2016 @ 9:41 am


  25. anonymous said

    April 26, 2016 @ 10:08 am

    I am sure they will find a spot for you Sean but i think it is more of a pampering mind game thing with you and MLE. When you announced your retirement you hoped for a reaction from the Shea’s “Please we need you don’t retire” . If you deny my theory i think you are a liar

  26. anonymous said

    April 26, 2016 @ 10:10 am

    If you look at Salem stats and Seiken stats in that contest , Salem only ate 1/4 corn more than Seiken. Ok it was 4yrs ago and Salem has improved greatly but Seiken is no chopped liver he can compete with the best

  27. anonymous said

    April 26, 2016 @ 12:09 pm

    Biller likes chicks with big rear ends . Don’t deny it

  28. anonymous said

    April 26, 2016 @ 12:16 pm

    I agree, he can compete with the best….. And place dead last every time,

  29. anonymous said

    April 26, 2016 @ 4:26 pm

    Just like the midget. Faked his way to Coney then finished last or next to last every time

  30. Wrecking Ball said (Registered May 6, 2010)

    April 26, 2016 @ 4:31 pm

    Why would mle ask me not to retire? MLE, or ifoce, is a multi million dollar a year business. I am some dude who had fun eating and meeting great people. When I announced my”retirement” or whatever from eating that was for my friends and family. It had nothing to do with mle.

  31. Anonymous said

    April 26, 2016 @ 6:28 pm

    Wrecking ball you should just retire

  32. Anonymous said

    April 26, 2016 @ 8:10 pm

    It’s bad enough knowing you’re getting dumped from the rakings at lowly #50, but never making the Nathan’s finals after 17 years of pathetic attempts. So sad, so very sad.

  33. anonymous said

    April 26, 2016 @ 11:08 pm

    Seiken cannot compete with anybody. He is a horrible eater and an even worse human being. His ranking is a pity spot until they find more saps to stand at the end of the tables.

  34. anonymous said

    April 27, 2016 @ 2:18 am

    Maybe Allen Goldstein can replace Seiken at #50 in rankings . After all thats where they should have ranked him in the first place

  35. Anonymous said

    April 27, 2016 @ 10:52 am

    They should only rank the top 25 eaters. The bottom half are no threat to anyone, incuding decent locals. It’s like they’re getting participating medals and getting a free lunch.

  36. anonymous said

    April 27, 2016 @ 11:38 am

    The first 19 ranked eaters in the MLE rankings as of now are the only legit names that can put up numbers and are worth of ranking recognition. The rest are worthless with the exception of maybe a handful

  37. anonymous said

    April 29, 2016 @ 9:09 am

    In return for washing dishes and mopping the floor during the 2003 Thanksgiving invitational midget goldshit was given #23 ranking as gratitude from George Shea. By no means was that ranking based on his eating ability which stinks to high heaven just like him

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