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The World Silver Dollar Pancake Eating Championship

Location: Chico, CA
Date: 05-28-2016
Winner: Matt Stonie, with a WR 113 1oz Silver Dollar Pancakes in 8 min


Let it be known that no one could touch the mighty Matt Stonie at the inaugural World Silver Dollar Pancake Eating Championship. From starter's gun to the tape, he demonstrated why he is the #1-ranked eater in the world with a textbook display of controlled power. Final wash-up: 113 1oz Silver Dollar Pancakes went from plate to stomach. In doing so, Matthew Stonie set a World Record, much to the satisfaction of the attendants at Chico, CA's Silver Dollar Fair.

The naysayers and bores could well point to the fact that no Silver Dollar Pancake had existed before and that Stonie's mark was simply the best to date above zero. That would be missing the point entirely: This was not a record by default, this was a record by the grace of God. If you were there, you would know why. If not, then you'll have to trust us or deny the truth. Your call.

Veteran Rich LeFevre impressed with 89 for second, despite his mind being plagued with thoughts of how he would make it to Sacramento airport after the contest in time for his flight home. It is a credit to Mr. Lefebvre’s mind that he was able to set aside his doubts and fears for eight minutes and eat with a simple clarity that younger eaters could well emulate. (No update on whether Rich made his flight.) Steve Hendry pushed hard for third; Erik Denmark had a tough day at the office, by his own frank estimation. He was gracious in coming fourth. Others ate less; full results below.

Bu the first-ever World Silver Dollar Pancake Eating Championship belonged to one man and his people—Matt Stonie and his legion of fans. His youthful army was in full force in Chico, CA. Their leader did not disappoint.

FULL RESULTS! 1 Matt Stonie 113 1oz Silver Dollar Pancakes in 8 min 2 Rich LeFevre 89 3 Steve Hendry 69 4 Erik "The Red" Denmark 45 5 Kirk Taylor 36 6 Chris Nichols 27 7 Dan Mires and Chris Haywood 25 9 Jerry Leu 20 10 David Silveira, Josh Turnquist and Ayla McCandrew 15

This contest* took place at 1pm on Saturday, May 28th, 2016, on the Blue Moon Stage at the Silver Dollar Fair, 2357 Fair Street, Chico, CA!

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