NATHAN’S FAMOUS JULY 4 HOT DOG EATING CONTEST ANNOUNCES FIELD OF COMPETING EATERS
The 2023 Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest will return to the iconic Nathan’s Famous flagship restaurant at the corner of Surf and Stillwell avenues in Coney Island. The event, an American holiday tradition, will take place on Tuesday, July 4, 2023, from 11am to 1pm at 1310 Surf Avenue.
World champion Joey Chestnut of Westfield, IN, will return to defend his title. The number-one-ranked female eater, Miki Sudo will also return to defend her title.
At last year’s event, Chestnut consumed 63 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes, beating Geoffrey Esper, who finished in second place, and James Webb, who finished third. Miki Sudo of Port Richey, FL, won the women’s contest last year by eating 40 hot dogs and buns. She will defend her title against Lesco, whose personal best is 32 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes.
A total of 16 men and 15 women will be competing in the 2022 contest. The men’s and women’s contests each offer $20,000 in cash prizes.
Competing in the 2023 Men’s Contest: Number-one-ranked Joey Chestnut of Westfield, IN. Number-two-ranked Geoffrey Esper of Oxford, MA. Number-four-ranked Nick Wehry of Port Richey, FL. Number-seven-ranked Gideon Oji of Morrow, GA. Number-eight-ranked Max Suzuki of Tokyo, Japan. Number-ten-ranked James Webb of Sydney Australia. Number-12-ranked Ricardo Corbucci of Brasilia, Brazil. Number-14-ranked Adrian Morgan of Houston, TX. Number-15-ranked Adam Moran of Leeds, UK. Number-16-ranked Bartley Weaver IV of Tampa, FL. Number-20-ranked Ronnie Hartman of Buffalo, NY. Number-21-ranked Derek Hendrickson of Las Vegas, NV. Number-25-ranked Darrien Thomas of Bowmanville, ON, Canada. Number-31-ranked Crazy Legs Conti of New York, NY. Unranked Joey Pryzbylowicz of Jacksonville, FL. Unranked Ren Zosan of Tokyo, Japan.
Competing in the 2023 Women’s Contest: Number-three-ranked Miki Sudo of Port Richey, FL. Number-nine-ranked Michelle Lesco of Tucson, AZ. Number-29-ranked Larell Marie Mele of Long Pond, PA. Number-32-ranked Katie Prettyman of Marysville, WA. Number-43-ranked Jocelyn Young of Sherman, TX. Number-47-ranked Kelly Wong of Chicago, IL. Number-49-ranked Mary Bowers of Gyeonggi, South Korea. Unranked Mayoi Ebihara of Tokyo, Japan. Unranked Cherish Brown of Edon, OH. Unranked René Rovtar of Basking Ridge, NJ. Unranked Julie Goldberg of Astoria, NY. Unranked Prudence