The World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship–Located at the Meijer Tail Greater Party on Georgia St.

Location: Indianapolis, IN
Date: 12-05-2015
Winner: Joey Chestnut, with a World Record 12.25lb of shrimp cocktail in 8 min


There is no eater like the Great One, Joey Chestnut. And there is no shrimp cocktail like the St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail. That is because the World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail is known globally as a horseradishey flavor bomb that clears sinuses faster than you can say, "Wow, that's rather horseradishey." This is not an event for the faint of heart or weak of stomach.

Joey Chestnut is neither feint of heart nor weak of stomach. He is a lion. And at the 2015 installment of The World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship–Located at the Meijer Tail Greater Party on Georgia St, he ate 12.25lb of St Elmo Shrimp Cocktail in 8 minutes to set a new WR. (Chestnut held the previous record of 10.42lb, set in 2014.) Only one other contestant, Ms Miki Sudo, reached 50 percent of the Great One's total. His domination of this event remains absolute. Dude crushed it.

So, let's take a moment to let our minds drift past the holiday period, through new year's eve, after all the gifts have been returned, and into 2016. Let us not mince words: 2015 has not been a stellar year for the Great One. He lost the #1 World Ranking to Matthew Stonie. Further, he did not beat the slim-hipped prodigy all year. He is, and this is what must hurt most, the second best at what he does so well.

This win, however, in the final event of 2015, will sharpen his teeth. We look forward to renewed conflict in the new year.

Full results below.

FULL RESULTS! 1st Joey Chestnut, 12.25lb in 8 min (New WR) 2nd Miki Sudo, 7.42lb 3rd Yasir Salem, 6lb 4th Steve Hendry, 5.5lb 5th Matthew Raible, 4.75lb 6th Tracy Goode, 3.5lb 7th Andrew Kogutkiewicz, 2.67lb 8th - The Brave Jeremy, who did not finish

This contest took place at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 5, 2015 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 400 retail locations, St. Elmo Steak House, companion restaurant Harry & Izzy's or online at

About The Big Ten Football Championship Game! The fifth annual Big Ten Football Championship Game will be played on Saturday, December 5 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 winner of the East and West Divisions will meet in the Big Ten Football Championship Game, with the victor earning the Big Ten Championship. Ohio State won the 2014 championship game before more than 60,000 fans. Indianapolis has hosted each Big Ten Football Championship Game since its inception in 2011 and is slated as the host through at least 2021.

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