Bertoletti Takes St. Pat's Chowdown
Patrick Bertoletti won the St. Patrick's Day Chowndown on Spike TV, edging out eating phenom Joey Chestnut and setting three new records in the process. The three-tiered elimination tournament, which took place as part of the St. Patrick's Day celebration in Savannah, GA, featured $15,000 in prizes.
Bertoletti consumed 10.63 pounds of corned beef and cabbage in the first round (a record he now shares with Joey Chestnut, who tied this round with Pat), 47 cream-filled donuts in five minutes and 98 jalapeno peppers in five minutes.
Chestnut placed second in the eight-person event, beating out Chip Simpson and Sonya Thomas, who made it to the second four-person round. Approximately 4,000 fans were on hand for the event, which is the first in a series of live events on Spike TV, the new home of competitive eating.