National Sweet Corn Eating Championship
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Winner: The Notorious BOB, AKA Mr Bob Shoudt, Sweet Corn
Total Prizes: $4,500 total cash purse
THE NOTORIOUS BOB DOWNS 35 EARS OF FLORIDIAN SWEET CORN FOR THE WIN!
Nothing spells summer’s coming like the aroma of sweet corn filling the air. And so it was that Major League Eating returned to Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds on Sunday, April 28 for the National Sweet Corn Eating Championship—a legend of the MLE circuit and one of its most-demanding. This year’s total prize purse was increased to an all-time high of $4,500! The event marked the second leg of MLE’s annual commitment to the vegetable kingdom, Veggie Weekend, as it followed Stockton, CA’s, Deep Fried Asparagus event held on the Saturday, April 27th.
When the clock read 0:00 after the demanding 12-minute contest it was BOB Shoudt—World #6—who stood tallest, downing 35 ears of delicious corn. Crazy Legs Conti came second with 34, while Erik The Red Denmark ate 33 for the bronze. Jacksonville's Jon Bello ate 29 and newcomer Joe Noto ate 17 to round out the money positions
This contest took place at 1pm at the Sweet Corn Fiesta, held in the Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Boulevard West Palm Beach, Florida 33411
TOTAL PRIZE PURSE: $4,500!
1st - BOB Shoudt, 35 ears of corn, $2,000
2nd - Crazy Legs Conti, 34, $1,250
3rd - Erik The Red Denmark, 33, $750
4th - Jon Bello, 29, $350
5th - Joe Noto, 17, $150
About the Sweet Corn Fiesta
The annual Sweet Corn Fiesta, presented by the Florida Sweet Corn Exchange, is buttered with a family festival of children’s games, music, a national eating competition and, oh yes, mouth-watering and locally grown sweet corn.
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*All applicants must be 18 years of age or older and fully acknowledge and understand the inherent dangers and risks associated with participating in an eating contest. The applicant further acknowledges and understands that the MLE/IFOCE coordinates with event sponsor(s) to select and approve eligible participants, and that the MLE/IFOCE shall decide, at its sole discretion, whether an applicant is eligible to participate in any eating event, and/or related activities. The MLE/IFOCE may revoke an applicant's eligibility to participate in the eating contest, or related activities, at any time, for any reason, at its sole discretion. The MLE/IFOCE and the event sponsors reserve the right, at any time, to change any and all details concerning the event, including, e.g., time, duration, location and prize structure.