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JULY 4 COMPETITOR BIB SHEETS - MEN
7/2/2011

NATHAN’S FAMOUS FOURTH OF JULY INTERNATIONAL HOT DOG EATING CONTEST

2011 COMPETITOR BIB SHEET – MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP

Joey Chestnut
San Jose, CA
6’1”, 220 lbs, 27 y/o
How He Got Here: Sponsor’s Exemption (2007 - 2010 Champion)


  • #1 Ranked Eater in the World by Major League Eating; current 4-time Fourth of July Champion
  • Set world record in 2009 Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Contest; 68 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min
  • Captured first World Hot Dog Eating Championship in 2007 after eating 66 Hot Dogs & Buns in 12 min
  • Snapped Kobayashi’s streak of six straight Fourth of July wins in 2007
  • Ate 7.5 Pizza Hut P’Zones to win 2011 Pizza Hut Chow-Lenge over Sonya Thomas
  • Ate 41 slices of pizza to win 2010 Pizza Hut Chow-Lenge over Pat Bertoletti
  • World Hamburger Eating Champion, 103 Krystal Hamburgers in 8 min
  • World Philly CheeseSteak Eating Champion, 23 six-inch cheesesteaks in 10 min
  • World Deep-Fried Asparagus Eating Champion, 9 lbs 5.2 oz in 10 min
  • World Shrimp Wonton Eating Champion, 380 Shrimp Wonton in 8 min
  • World Chicken Wing Eating Champion, Long Form, 182 wings in 30 min
  • World Rib Eating Champion, 9.8 lbs in 12 min
  • Seventh consecutive year at Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Contest
  • Studying Civil Engineering at San Jose State University
  • Learned to eat fast growing up with five siblings


Tim “Eater X” Janus
New York, NY
5’10”, 170 lbs, 34 y/o
How He Got Here: Won Queens, NY Qualifier, 45 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min

  • #3 Ranked Eater in the World by Major League Eating
  • Placed 2nd behind Joey Chestnut in 2010 Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July contest
  • World Cannoli Eating Champion, 26 in 6 min
  • World Cupcake Eating Champion, 42 cupcakes in 8 min
  • World Tamale Eating Champion, 71 in 12 min
  • World Sushi Eating Champion, 171 pieces of nigiri sushi in 6 min
  • World Ramen Noodle Eating Champion, 10.5 lbs in 8 min
  • Seventh consecutive year at Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Contest
  • 2004 IFOCE Rookie of the Year
  • Lives with competitive eater Crazy Legs Conti in New York’s East Village
  • Pizza cook in New York City


Patrick “Deep Dish” Bertoletti
Chicago, IL
6’2”, 190 lbs, 26 y/o
How He Got Here: Won Cleveland, OH Qualifier, 38 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min

  • World Jalapeno Eating Champion, 275 La Costena Jalapenos in 8 min
  • #2 Ranked Eater in the World by Major League Eating
  • Set World Slurping Record in Australia consuming a 22 oz 7-11 Slurpee in 9 seconds
  • Won World Poutine Eating Championship in Canada, 13 lbs poutine in 10 min
  • World Oyster Eating Champion, 39 dozen oysters in 8 min
  • World Ice Cream-Eating Champion, 1.75 gallons Vanilla Ice Cream in 8 min
  • Sixth consecutive year at Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Contest
  • Hold 34 World Records; more than any eater in history
  • Culinary school graduate and chef in Chicago


Bob “Notorious B.O.B.” Shoudt
Royersford, PA
5’11”, 265 lbs, 44 y/o
How He Got Here: Wildcard Winner, 37 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min

  • #4 Ranked Eater in the World by Major League Eating
  • Moniker changed from “Humble Bob” to “Notorious B.O.B.” after winning 7 of 8 contests in 2009
  • Set MLE capacity record in December after eating 23 pounds of salmon chowder with a spoon in 6 min
  • World Beef Brisket Sandwich Eating Champion, 34.75 in 10 min
  • World Chili Spaghetti Eating Champion, 13.575 lbs in 10 min
  • World Roast Beef Slider Eating Champion, 37.5 roast beef sliders in 8 min
  • Once ate 39 Krystal hamburgers in 2 min; 95 Krystal hamburgers in 8 min
  • Fifth consecutive year at Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Contest
  • Earns money on the MLE Circuit to put his kids through college
  • Is a vegetarian, but eats meat in MLE-sanctioned competitions


Yat Ming Lam
Representing China
32 y/o
How He Got Here: Won Beijing, China Qualifier, 16 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min

  • Has participated in more than 50 eating competitions in Hong Kong since 2006
  • Has eaten 44 German sausages in 8 min
  • Has eaten a 1 kg steak and 500 g of vegetables in 7 min
  • Has eaten a 50 cm length of mixed sandwiches within 20 min


Lu Ming Kui
Representing China
31 y/o
How He Got Here: Ate 13 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min at Beijing, China Qualifier

  • Former rugby player


Tai Loi Mak
Representing China
36 y/o
How He Got Here: Ate 8 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min at Beijing, China Qualifier

  • Has eaten competitively in Hong Kong since 2006
  • Has eaten 28 German sausages in 8 min
  • Has eaten 1 kg steak and 500 g of vegetables in 15 min
  • Has eaten a 10-layer dessert waffle within 20 min
  • Employed as a Taekwondo Instructor


Matt “megatoad” Stonie
San Jose, CA
120 lbs, 18 y/o
How He Got Here: Won Fishkill, NY Qualifier, 32 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min

  • #10 Ranked Eater in the World by Major League Eating
  • First year at Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Contest
  • In MLE debut, won third prize; 6.75 lbs deep fried asparagus in 10 min behind Chestnut and Bertoletti
  • Has eaten 17 gyros in 10 min to land third prize in second MLE event


Sean “Flash” Gordon
Downingtown, PA
6’2”, 245 lbs, 36 y/o
How He Got Here: Won Las Vegas, NV Qualifier, 30 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min

  • #11 Ranked Eater in the World by Major League Eating
  • Third consecutive year at Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Contest
  • Placed 2nd in 2009 U.S. Buffalo Wing Eating Championships, 3.25 lbs in 12 min
  • Has eaten 6 lbs of French Fries in 10 min
  • Entertained troops at GITMO with Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Pro-Am Contest, Labor Day 2010


Erik “The Red” Denmark
Seattle, WA
6’4”, 208 lbs, 33 y/o
How He Got Here: Won Tempe, AZ Qualifier, 29 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min

  • #7 Ranked Eater in the World by Major League Eating
  • Sixth consecutive year at Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Contest
  • Has eaten 35 spring rolls in 2 min
  • World Fry Bread Eating Champion, 9.75 Fry Breads in 8 min
  • World Spot Shrimp Eating Champion, 4 lbs, 15 oz spot shrimp in 12 min
  • Has eaten 4.8 lbs ribs in 12 min


Tim “Gravy” Brown
Chicago, IL
5’11”, 195 lbs, 32 y/o
How He Got Here: Won Newnan, GA Qualifier, 28.75 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min

  • #8 Ranked Eater in the World by Major League Eating
  • Marketing maven: launched “Bring Me the Head of Erik the Red” Campaign in 2010 to intimidate MLE rival Erik “the Red” Denmark; launched “Believe in Gravy” in 2009
  • World Potato Wedge Eating Champion, 3.74 lbs in 8 min
  • Has eaten 8.47 lbs Blueberry Pie (Hands-Free) in 8 min
  • Has pet bulldog named Sir Snugglesworth
  • Fourth consecutive year at Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Contest


Aaron “A-Train” Osthoff
Dubuque, IA
5’11”, 185 lbs, 36 y/o
How He Got Here: Won Pittsburgh, PA Qualifier, 28 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min

  • Ranked #17 in the world by Major League Eating
  • First year at Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Contest
  • First Major League Eating competition was in September 2010
  • Placed 2nd in Oyster Eating World Championship, 38 dozen oysters in 8 min
  • Has eaten 35.5 cupcakes in 8 min
  • Has eaten 18.5 peanut butter & banana Sandwiches in 10 min


Pat Philbin
Moonachie, NJ
6’2”, 325 lbs, 41 y/o
How He Got Here: Won Atlantic City, NJ Qualifier, 27 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min

  • First Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July appearance since 2008; fifth overall appearance
  • Placed 4th in Cannoli Eating World Championship, 16 cannoli in 6 min
  • Has eaten 27 slices of pizza in 10 min
  • Has eaten 4.73 lbs of meatballs in 12 min


Damon Wells
Orange, CA
5’7”, 175 lbs, 32 y/o
How He Got Here: Won Hawthorne, CA Qualifier, 26.5 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min

  • First year at Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Contest
  • Has eaten 5 lb burrito in 11 min, 30 sec
  • Placed 2nd behind Joey Chestnut in Gyoza Eating Championship, 128 gyoza in 10 min
  • Has eaten 19 Burritos in 10 min
  • Has eaten 3 lbs of Boneless Buffalo Wings in 10 min


Pete “Pretty Boy” Davekos
Boston, MA
6’1”, 210 lbs, 33 y/o
How He Got Here: Won Foxboro, MA Qualifier, 25 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min

  • #16 Ranked Eater in the World by Major League Eating
  • World Garlicky Greens Eating Champion, 7.5 lbs in 5 min
  • Placed 2nd in World Poutine Eating Championship, 8.5 lbs of poutine in 10 min
  • Former Natural Competitive Body Builder
  • Fourth consecutive year at Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Contest
  • Wife Mia occasionally competes alongside him in eating contests


Adrian Morgan
Baton Rouge, LA
6’1”, 195 lbs, 28 y/o
How He Got Here: Won Thackerville, OK Qualifier, 23 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min

  • #14-ranked in the world by Major League Eating
  • First year at Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Contest
  • Placed 2nd in Crawfish Eating Championship, overtime eat-off against Sonya Thomas, 3.25 lbs in 8 min
  • Has eaten 36 tamales in 12 min
  • Placed 3rd in Acme Oyster Eating World Championship, 38 dozen oysters in 8 min
  • Has eaten 4.25 pounds of catfish in 10 min
  • Culinary student at Louisiana Culinary Institute


“Big” Brian Subich
Johnstown, PA
6’6”, 325 lbs, 33 y/o
How He Got Here: Won Charlotte, NC Qualifier, 20 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min

  • Has eaten 3.4 lbs curly fries in 10 min
  • Has eaten 51 oz. tri-tip steak in 12 min
  • Placed 4th in Cannoli Eating World Championship with 17.5 cannoli in 6 min
  • Ate 8.4 lbs of baked beans in 12 min
  • Second year at Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Contest; first appearance was in 2006