Road Report: Reno

On August 29, Major League Eaters gathered at the 19th Annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off in Sparks, NV for the 2nd Annual World Rib Eating Championship. Joey Chestnut retained his title, but the real hero of this event was Rich LeFevre. The Locust broke his left front tooth in the course of the contest, but kept on eating to finish an incredible 4.3 lbs of rib meat in 12 minutes for third place. The remnants of the tooth are thought to have been swallowed.

Full Results:
Joey Chestnut: 7 lbs
Pat Bertoletti: 6.1 lbs
Rich LeFevre: 4.3 lbs
Jason Erb: 3.6 lbs
Erik Denmark: 3.3 lbs
Jason Beals: 2.4 lbs
Tim Waite: 1.9 lbs
Shawn Kirby: 1.8 lbs
Wayne Wilson: 1.8 lbs
Dennis Mui: 1.2 lbs
Spencer Thomas: .9 lbs
Anthony Miller: .8 lbs

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