The world's greatest eater, Joey Chestnut, added to his legendary bib sheet this St. Patrick's Day by eating 20 TooJay's corned beef sandwiches to set a new World Record and win his third consecutive TooJay's World Class Corned Beef Eating Championship!
The event, which was held at TooJay's in Palm Beach Gardens, headlined the 2012 St. Pat's Day celebration for many, especially those Major League Eaters and local TooJay's amateurs who competed for more than $13,500 in cash prizes. Chestnut collected $5,000 for the win to go along with his new world record.
Previous record holder, #2-ranked Pat "Deep Dish" Bertoletti, finished in second place to Joey for the third consecutive year. Seeing his record (16.75 sandwiches set in 2009) fall to fellow rival Chestnut added to the disappointment.
Rising star Matt "megatoad" Stonie finished in 3rd place with 14.5 sandwiches, just a half a sandwich ahead of #5-ranked Notorious B.O.B. Shoudt.
MLE newcomer Kevin "L.A. Beast" Strahle ate an impressive 8 sandwiches in his pro debut.
Prior to the World Championship, an Amateur Championship undercard event was held which saw Rebecca Oey eat 6.5 sandwiches to win $1,5000 and upend last year's Champ Chris Merchant.
There's only one way to spend St. Pat's Day and that's by heading to Downtown at the Gardens for The 3rd Annual TooJay's World Class Corned Beef Eating Championship!!
RESULTS 1-Joey Chestnut - 20 TooJay's 8 oz. Corned Beef Sandwiches in 10 minutes, ($5,000 & New World Record) 2-Pat Bertoletti - 18.5 ($2,000) 3-Matt Stonie - 14.5 ($1,200) 4-Bob Shoudt - 14 ($800) T5-Badlands Booker - 9.25 ($400) T5-Brian Dudzinski - 9.25 ($400) 7-Micah Collins - 9 ($200) 8-Kevin Strahle - 8 9-Maria Edible - 7.5 10-Bill Myers - 4.75 11-Sean Brockert - 3.5 12-Bruce Ollis - 3
About TooJay’s Gourmet Deli TooJay’s owns and operates 24 Full Service New York Style Delicatessens throughout the State of Florida. Established in 1981, TooJay’s Restaurants specialize in overstuffed deli sandwiches, signature soups, salads and fresh baked goods. For more information, visit www.TooJays.com
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