Matt Stonie Wins Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest
Matt Stonie Victorious Over Joey Chestnut!
Miki Sudo Defended Title From Sonya Thomas!
Matt Stonie of San Jose, CA, won the 2015 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest. Stonie ate 62 Hot Dogs, two more than eight-time champion Joey Chestnut. Chestnut holds the world record for eating 69 Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs and Buns in 10 minutes.
In the women's competition, Sonya Thomas of Alexandria, VA, failed to reclaim her title from Miki Sudo, of Las Vegas, NV. Sudo claimed the championship last year, and successfully defended her title from Thomas, who had won the pink belt for the three consecutive years prior; Sudo ate 38 Hot Dogs, seven more than Thomas, who ate 31.
The 2015 Nathanís Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest took place in Coney Island from 11 am to 1 pm on Saturday, July 4, 2015. The annual contest has occurred as it has for the better part of a century, at the Nathanís Famous flagship restaurant at the corner of Surf and Stillwell avenues in Brooklyn, NY.
In recent years, an estimated 35,000 fans have made the pilgrimage to Surf and Stillwell avenues in Coney Island to watch the contest in person. The ESPN telecast of the event routinely draws an audience of millions of viewers. As part of the event, Nathanís Famous will make a donation of 100,000 Nathanís Famous hot dogs to the Food Bank for New York City, as it does each year.
Full Result: Men's Championship!
1 Matthew Stonie 62 Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 mins
2 Joey Chestnut 60
3 Eater X 35.5
4 Erik Denmark 33
5 Adrian Morgan 31
6 Yasir Salem 30
7 Geoffrey Esper 29.5
8 Juan Rodriguez 28
9 Badlands Booker 24.5
10 Pablo Martinez 22
11 Steve Hendry 21.75
12 Crazy Legs Conti 19.5
13 Brian Dudzinski And Gideon Oji 19
15 Jeff Butler 17
16 Nate Biller 16
Full Result: Women's Championship!
1 Miki Sudo 38 Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 mins
2 Sonya Thomas 31
3 Juliet Lee 27.5
4 Michelle Lesco 26
5 Larell Marie Mele 16.75
6 Meredith Boxberger 16.5
7 Nela Zisser 16
8 Daniella Gioia 15
9 BeeJay Alexander 13
10 Carlene LeFevre 11
11 Lesley Ryder 10.5
12 Liz McClurg 8.5
13 Mary Bowers, Crystin Pactor, Marlene Wigginton 8
16 Angie Hendry 5