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Year in Review: 2007
1/1/2008

With 2007 at an end and the New England Patriots smashing records both old and new, we have elected to take a look at the Tom Brady and Randy Moss of Major League Eating. Chestnut and Bertoletti had incredible 07s. But wait, they weren't alone. A guy named Gravy put up some pretty impressive numbers of his own. So take a look at the year in review. Some of these records happened as millions watched on television. Others happened as hundreds watched in a crowded parking lot.

New Records Per Eater in 2007:

Bertoletti: 10
Chestnut: 6
Janus: 3
Lee: 1
Conti: 1
Shoudt: 1
Rios: 1
Brown: 1

Major Milestones:

* Joey takes Nathan’s Belt with 66 HDB’s—12.25 more than Kobayashi’s 2006 record
* Joey breaks 100 at the Krystal Square Off
* Bertoletti eats 21 lbs of grits in 10 minutes—most weight to ever be eaten in competition
* Conti gets his first win and first record in over two years
* Shoudt shocks the world by breaking Chestnut’s 2-minute record for Krystals and finishing second in the Square Off
* Kobayashi falls to Chestnut and Bertoletti and his own jaw at the MLE Chowdown

BERTOLETTI:

16" Pizza
22 Slices/Three Brothers Pizza
10 Minutes/Aug. 18, 2007
Patrick Bertoletti

Blueberry Pie (Hands-Free)
9.17 lbs blueberry pie/Stand By Me World Pie Eating Championship
8 minutes/July 28, 2007
Patrick Bertoletti

Corned Beef & Cabbage
10.63 lbs Corned Beef & Cabbage/MLE St. Patrick’s Day Chowdown
10 Minutes/ Mar. 16, 2007

Patrick Bertoletti

Doughnuts, Cream-filled
47 Glazed and Cream-filled Doughnuts/MLE St. Patrick's Day Chowdown
5 minutes/March 17, 2007
Patrick Bertoletti

Grits
21 lbs of Grits at Harrah's Louisiana Downs
10 minutes/Sept. 29, 2007
Patrick Bertoletti

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches
42 PB&J/Drum Corps International
10 minutes/Aug. 8, 2007
Patrick Bertoletti

Shoo-Fly Pie
11.1 Pounds Shoo-Fly Pie/ Rockvale Outlets
8 Minutes/ June 23, 2007
Patrick Bertoletti

Strawberry Shortcake
15.25 lbs Strawberry Shortcake/Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival
8 Minutes/June 17, 2007
Patrick Bertoletti

Waffles
29 Waffles (8 oz.)/ Waffle House
10 Minutes/ Oct. 7, 2007
Patrick Bertoletti

Whole Turkey, Short Form
6.91 lbs roast turkey meat/Spike TV's MLE Chowdown
8 Minutes/Nov. 22, 2007
Patrick Bertoletti

CHESTNUT:

Asparagus
8.6 pounds Tempura Deep Fried Aspargus Spears/ Stockton Asparagus Fest
10 minutes/ Apr. 28, 2007
Joey Chestnut

Chicken Wings, 12 minutes
7.5 lbs Buffalo Chicken Wings
12 minutes/ May 21, 2007
Joey Chestnut

Hamburgers: Krystals
103 Krystal Burgers
8 minutes/October 28, 2007
Joey Chestnut

Hot Dogs
66 Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs and Buns
12 minutes/ July 4, 2007
Joey Chestnut

Pizza Hut P'Zones
4.82 lbs Pizza Hut P'Zones
6 minutes/July 10, 2007
Joey Chestnut

Pork, Pulled Sandwiches
45 pulled pork sandwiches
10 minutes/ Sept. 1, 2007
Joey Chestnut

JANUS:

Burritos, Long Form
11.81 lbs burritos/Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill
10 Minutes/Sep. 22, 2007
Timothy Janus

Ramen Noodles
10.5 lbs Ramen Noodles/NARUTO: Clash of Ninja Revolution for Nintedo Wii
8 minutes/October 27, 2007
Timothy Janus

Tamales
71 Tamales/Old Town Lewisville/Dallas Tortilla & Tamale Factory
12 Minutes/Sept. 1, 2007
Timothy Janus

LEE:

Cranberry Sauce, Jellied
13.23 lbs jellied cranberry sauce/Spike TV's MLE Chowdown
8 Minutes/Nov. 22, 2007
Juliet Lee

CONTI:

Sweet Corn
34.75 ears sweet corn/ Sweet Corn Fiesta
12 minutes/ Apr. 29, 2007
Crazy Legs Conti

SHOUDT:

Krystal Hamburgers, 2 minutes
39 Krystal Hamburgers
2 minutes/September 2007
Bob Shoudt

RIOS:

Pigs' Feet and Knuckles
2.89 lbs pigs' feet meat/State Fair Meadowlands
10 minutes/June 23, 2007
Arturo Rios, Jr.

BROWN:

Potato Wedges
3.74 lbs Buffalo Wild Wings Potato Wedges/Spike TV's MLE Chowdown
8 minutes/October 18, 2007
Tim Brown