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The World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail-Eating Championship

Location: Indianapolis, IN
Date: 12-06-2014
Winner: Joey Chestnut, with a WR 10.42lb of Shrimp Cocktail in 8 mins


Start the year with a win. End the year with a win. Win as many as you can in the days and weeks and months in between. Do that year in, year out. Do that and they will call you The Champ.

The Champ came, he ate and he conquered. Lend me your ears: The Champ ate 10.42lb of the World Famous St Elmo Shrimp Cocktail in eight minutes. The St Elmo Shrimp Cocktail is not like other shrimp cocktails, its horseradish-laden sauce a fiery, sinus-clearing challenge for any man or woman. But not, it would seem, The Champ.

The Champ eats without fear or care or concern. He gives no quarter to his foe—human or foodstuff. He takes his last bite as he does his first, each and every sinew of his body directed to victory. Chomp, chomp, chomp—one bowl of St Elmo Shrimp Cocktail disappearing after another. The next dies like the last. The crowd chants his name. They know it like they know their own, like they know their address, their social security number, their mother's maiden name, the name of their first pet, their log in and password details. His name, his name, his name. The chant rings out for one and one only. His name. As metronomic as the mouth that it made known in households from east to west and all points in between. It is known in Indianapolis, IN, where the faithful brave the cold and the crowd for a glimpse of their hero. Their hero doing what he does better than anyone else on the planet. Hitherto and henceforth. Ab aerterno. Ad infinitum.

The Champ. You know his name. Don't play the fool and pretend otherwise.

FULL RESULTS! 1st - Joey Chestnut, 10.42lb in 8 mins 2nd - Sonya Thomas, 6.83lb 3rd - Jeff Butler, 6.52lb 4th - Yasir Salem, 4.42lb 4th - Joe Staysniak, 4.42lb 6th - Matthew Raible, 4.25lb 7th - Andrew Kogutkiewicz, 3.83lb 8yh - Tracy Goode, 3lb

This contest took place at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the Meijer Tail Greater Party on Georgia St. in downtown Indianapolis!

About St. Elmo Steak House! From St. Elmo Steak House to homes around the globe, the restaurant's world-famous, sinus-clearing shrimp cocktail sauce is available in 12 ounce bottles. Known for making grown men cry, the potent, horseradish-laden concoction was deemed the world's spiciest food by a Travel Channel writer, beating out other hotspots. The sauce that guests have come to know and love is available in more than 300 retail locations, St. Elmo Steak House, sister restaurant Harry & Izzy's or online at

About The Big Ten Football Championship Game! The fourth annual Big Ten Football Championship Game will be played on Saturday, December 6 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. The game will be broadcast nationally on FOX with kickoff set for 8:17 p.m. ET. The 2014 season will mark the beginning of a new era in Big Ten football, with the addition of Maryland and Rutgers and new divisions. The winner of the East and West Divisions will meet in the Big Ten Football Championship Game, with the victor earning the Big Ten Championship and a chance to play in one of the six bowls that comprise the College Football Playoff, including the Rose Bowl Game. Wisconsin won the first two championship games in 2011 and 2012 before Michigan State claimed the title last season in front of a record crowd of more than 66,000 fans.

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