Bertoletti Wins Grilled Cheese-Eating Contest

More than 4,000 fans watched in awe as newcomer Patrick Bertoletti, aka Big Shoulders, won his first IFOCE event by downing 21.5 grilled cheeses, the same number eaten several weeks ago by Sonya Thomas.

The youthful Bertoletti beat world sweet corn eating champion and Florida's top-ranked eater, Jammin' Joe LaRue, who consumed 18 snadwiches to place second. Another newcomer, T. Brown, ate 15 for third.

"Bertoletti," said a stunned Dave Baer. "Bertoletti."