National Sweet Corn Eating Championship

Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Date: 04-24-2016
Winner: Yasir Salem, with a WR 47 ears of sweet corn in 12 min


They said it was the record that would never be broken and they were wrong. Again. That's because Yasir Salem set his mind on breaking it. And when Yasir Salem sets his mind to something, it gets done and it gets done well. Read this: Yasir Salem ate 47 ears of Florida sweet corn in 12 minutes to best the previous mark of 46, held by Joe LaRue. The new world record mark is the now the record that will never be beaten, so will say those that never learn from history. Salem's record shall too fall as all records will fall. That is how we move forward, forever scrubbing clean the past to write new tales of excellence.

The National Sweet Corn Eating Championship took place as part of the Sweet Corn Fiesta at the Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds on Sunday April 24th. Major League Eaters from near and far competed for a bumper prize purse of $6,100. Gideon Oji would finish second with 43.5, while the defending champion Erik the Red Denmark ate 37.5 for third. Crazy Legs Conti—a former champion at this event—came fourth with 34.5. Nasty Nate Biller ate 25 for fifth.

The Sweet Corn discipline is among the toughest on the competitive eating circuit. Success here depends on the relentless and rigorous application of technique. And at the 2016 National Sweet Corn Eating Championship, it was Yasir Salem who willed his teeth to gnash and his jaw to bite. It was his day. A new record. A new dawn. The past is dust. Walk on.

This contest took place at 3pm on Sunday April 24, 2016, at the Sweet Corn Fiesta, held in the Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Boulevard West Palm Beach, Florida 33411

TOTAL PRIZE PURSE: $6,100! 1st - $2,500 2nd - $1,500 3rd - $1000 4th - $600 5th - $300 6th - $200

About The South Florida Sweet Corn Fiesta The annual South Florida Sweet Corn Fiesta, presented by the Sunshine Sweet Corn Farmers of Florida, is buttered with a family festival of children’s games, music, a national eating competition and, oh yes, mouth-watering and locally grown sweet corn.

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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.