The World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship–Located at the Meijer Tail Greater Party on Georgia St.

Date: 12/03/2016
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Winner: Joey Chestnut, with a WR 15b of shrimp cocktail in 8 min!, St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail
Total Prizes: $3,000 total cash purse


World: There is no shrimp cocktail like the St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail. And there is no event like The World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship–Located at the Meijer Tail Greater Party on Georgia St. One, it has the longest title of any event in MLE history, and, two, it is the ultimate test of an eater's full ear, nose and throat system. That is because the World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail is known globally as a horseradishey flavor bomb that clears sinuses faster than you can say, "I must say, that's rather horseradishey." This is not an event for the faint of heart or weak of stomach. Take that as either a warning or a challenge depending on your emotional constitution.

The #1-ranked eater in the world, Joey Chestnut, is neither feint of heart nor weak of stomach. At the 2015 installment of The World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship–Located at the Meijer Tail Greater Party on Georgia St, he ate 12.25lb of St Elmo Shrimp Cocktail in 8 minutes to set a new WR, besting his 2014 mark of 10.42lb. He will return to defend his St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail title and attempt to again improve upon his previous, significant, efforts.

Do you dare challenge the great Chestnut in the event he has made his own since its inception in 2013? Do you dare challenge yourself against the intense flavor of the World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail? Do you simply want to come and see the best in the world do what they do so well as you prepare yourself for that evening's Big 10 Football Championship Game? Come one, come all—in the crowd or at the table, this is The World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship–Located at the Meijer Tail Greater Party on Georgia St. Don't you ever miss it!

1st - New World Record -15 lbs. - Joey Chestnut
2nd - 14.25 lbs. - Carmen Cincotti
3rd - 10.1 lbs. - Miki Sudo
4th - 10 lbs. - Gideon Oji
5th - 5.33 lbs. - Matthew Raible
6th - 5 lbs. - Michael Deitz
7th - 4.75 lbs. - William Myers
8th - 4.5 lbs. - Matthew Cohen
9th - 3.5 lbs. - Andrew Kogutkiewicz

This contest took place at 3pm ET on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Meijer Tail Greater Party on Georgia St. in downtown Indianapolis!

About St. Elmo Steak House!
From St. Elmo Steak House to homes around the globe, the restaurant's world-famous, sinus-clearing shrimp cocktail sauce is available in 12 ounce bottles. Known for making grown men cry, the potent, horseradish-laden concoction was deemed the world's spiciest food by a Travel Channel writer, beating out other hotspots. The sauce that guests have come to know and love is available in more than 400 retail locations, St. Elmo Steak House, companion restaurant Harry & Izzy's or online at

About The Big Ten Football Championship Game!
The sixth annual Big Ten Football Championship Game will be played on Saturday, December 3 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. The game will be broadcast nationally on FOX with kickoff set for 8:00 p.m. ET. The winner of the East and West Divisions will meet in the Big Ten Football Championship Game, with the victor earning the Big Ten Championship. Michigan State University won the 2015 championship game before more than 60,000 fans. Indianapolis has hosted each Big Ten Football Championship Game since its inception in 2011 and is slated as the host through at least 2021.

About Indiana Sports Corp!
Indiana Sports Corp’s mission is to create positive impact by hosting world-class sporting events that enhance vibrancy in the community, build civic pride, drive economic impact and media exposure, and encourage opportunities for youth. A not-for-profit organization, Indiana Sports Corp was founded in 1979 as the nation’s first sports commission. Our upcoming schedule of events includes Big Ten Football Championship Games through 2021, 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball First and Second Rounds, 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Swimming Championships, Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament, and much more. For more information, visit

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