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Dia De Los Muertos Taco Eating Contest

Location: San Jose, CA
Date: 10-25-2014
Winner: Matthew Stonie, with 101 Tacos in 8 min


At the first-ever Dia De Los Muertos Taco Eating Contest in downtown San Jose, CA, Matthew Stonie of San Jose, CA, did something that no-one in San Jose, CA had ever seen before: He ate 101 tacos in 8 minutes. This incredible display of power and speed took place amid the Dia San Jose festival.

Stonie was fast throughout and did not need Chestnut, J by his left or right to inspire him to greatness. The need to win came from within. The need to create history came from within. Eight minutes later, those things that were within Matthew Stonie had new neighbors, as 101 tacos were also within him.

It was a great day. Not a great day to be a taco, however, it must be said.

Full details below.

FULL RESULTS! 1st Matthew Stonie - 101 2nd Ms Michelle Lesco - 49.5 3rd Steve Hendry - 37 4th Ed Chin - 35
5th Dax Swanson - 29 6th Steven Bañuelos - 19 7th Mary Bowers - 18.5 8th Jon Davis and Harold Montes - 14 10th Kimani Jones - 11 11th Anthony Ware - 7.5

This contest took place at 4pm Pacific at Dia San Jose, St James Park in downtown, San Jose, CA!

ABOUT DIA SAN JOSE! Viva Fest, Milagro Marketing, Experience Electric and Dia San Jose are proud to present the 5th Annual Dia de Los Muertos Festival and Taco Eating Contest on Saturday October 25th from 11 am - 6 pm we are transforming downtowns St James Park into a celebration of the land of the remembered. Dia San Jose is celebrating its 5th year producing this fantastic event, previously held at the National Hispanic University. It will be a fun filled family day with Lucha Libre, Music, Food, Kids activities and the first ever Major League Eating sanctioned Taco Eating contest brought to you by Chachos, Tecate, and Milagro Marketing.

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*All applicants must be 18 years of age or older and fully acknowledge and understand the inherent dangers and risks associated with participating in an eating contest. The applicant further acknowledges and understands that the MLE/IFOCE coordinates with event sponsor(s) to select and approve eligible participants, and that the MLE/IFOCE shall decide, at its sole discretion, whether an applicant is eligible to participate in any eating event, and/or related activities. The MLE/IFOCE may revoke an applicant's eligibility to participate in the eating contest, or related activities, at any time, for any reason, at its sole discretion. The MLE/IFOCE and the event sponsors reserve the right, at any time, to change any and all details concerning the event, including, e.g., time, duration, location and prize structure.

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