CHESTNUT CLAIMS INAUGURAL TRENTON THUNDER PORK ROLL CROWN!
He came, he saw, he ate, he conquered—Joey Chestnut, for the win. There would be no upset here today. No Cinderella story. No upstart upending the Joey Chestnut march to victory. Only the unrelenting power eating we have come to expect and respect from The Great One: Ten minutes, 32 four-ounce Case's Pork Roll Sandwiches. Chestnut wins. The expected outcome came out.
Major League Eating proudly welcomed The Trenton Thunder World Famous Case's Pork Roll Eating Championship to its slate of 2015 contests for this inaugural Championship. For those living under a rock: The Trenton Thunder are the Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees; the team plays in the Eastern Division of the Eastern League, and are three-time Eastern League Champions. The event took place at the home of the Thunder, ARM & HAMMER Park in Trenton, NJ, and showcased the culinary masterpiece that is Case's Pork Roll.
Geoffrey Esper again impressed for second; he is not one to be messed with, this Esper. One feels that once he truly masters his craft after more game-time experience, he will force his way into the upper echelons of our sport. Indeed, to finish one pound behind Chestnut over ten minutes speaks to a bright future. Yasir Salem, Juliet Lee and Gideon Oji filled out the money positions.
Full results below.
1. 32 4oz Case's Pork Roll Sandwiches in 10 minutes - Joey Chestnut
2. 28 - Geoffrey Esper 3. 22 - Yasir Salem 4. 21.75 - Juliet Lee 5. 20 - Gideon Oji 6. 18 - Badlands Booker 7. 16 - Carmen Cincotti 8. 13 - Micah Collins. 9. 12 - Bill Myers 10. 10 - CL Conti 11. 8 - Andrew Kossuth 12. 3.25 - Jeff Edelstein
This contest* took place at 2pm Eastern, on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the home of the Trenton Thunder, ARM & HAMMER Park, 1 Thunder Rd, Trenton, NJ 08611
About The Trenton Thunder! The Thunder, Double-A Affiliate of the New York Yankees, play in the 12 team Eastern League. The Thunder have drawn over 8.4 million fans to ARM & HAMMER Park over 21 years and have won the three major awards that Minor League Baseball teams can win; the Johnson Trophy for the "Nation's Best Franchise" (2005), the Larry MacPhail Trophy for Outstanding Club Promotion (2003) and the Bob Frietas Award for Long-Term Success (1998, given by Baseball America). The team has given back over $5.4 million worth of goods, services and monetary donations through Trenton Thunder Charities, under the Grand Slam We Care Foundation umbrella.
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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.