Bertoletti Wins in Knoxville

The final qualifier of the 2005 Patrick Bertoletti who ate 30 Krystals in eight minutes.

Chicago's top-ranked eater, Bertoletti flew into Knoxville from Boston where he competed in the the Verizon Voice Wing Battle. He faced serious competition in the Krystal event from Don “Moses” Lerman All American, one-time American burger champ. Lerman ate 26 for second place and Shaun Kessler downed 25 Krystals.

With the win Bertoletti advances to the Krystal Square Off World Hamburger Eating Championships, scheduled to occur in Chattanooga on Saturday, November 19th. How can a thin and remarkably fit young man achieve success in this sport? An article in discusses the issue.