Location: Trenton, NJ
CHESTNUT SETS NEW PORK ROLL SANDWICH-EATING RECORD!
Joey Chestnut ate a World Record 43 Case's Pork Roll sandwiches in 10 minutes at the 2016 installment of The Trenton Thunder World Famous Case's Pork Roll Eating Championship. In doing so, he bested his 2015 mark of 32 by a staggering 34 percent. His achievement is significant; Major League Eating congratulates Joey on beating his former self.
In 2015, Major League Eaters faced the mighty NJ-style Pork Roll in sanctioned competition for the first time. It was a true cultural experience, one born of a hungry curiosity. Their response to the World Famous Case's Pork Roll sandwich? Bring us more. Many, many more. Please. And the numbers consumed at the 2016 event are tribute to the fact. Chestnut's haul of 43 was no doubt in answer to Carmen Cincotti's total of 40 Case's Pork Roll sandwiches in 10 minutes. There is no event at which Chestnut or world #2 Matt Stonie can attend and win without giving 100 percent effort with Cincotti lurking to their left or right depending on the table lineup. Geoffrey Esper continued his impressive 2016 with 31Case's Pork Roll sandwiches in 10 minutes. Gideon Oji's plane was delayed and he missed the event, which was a bummer. The discipline would suit his skill set. Others ate less but they should feel no shame. All did their part.
But today Chestnut was on his game and he prevailed. Next year, he will no doubt face an elite field of MLE's finest, each of whom wants what he's got—bragging rights as the 2017 World Famous Case's Pork Roll Eating Champion of the World. See you back in Trenton next year.
FULL RESULTS! 1st - 43 4 oz sandwiches - Joey Chestnut 2nd - 40 - Carmen Cincotti 3rd - 31 - Geoffrey Esper 4th - 22.5 - Brian Dudzinski 5th - 16 - Badlands Booker 6th - 14.5 - Kevin Ambs. 7th - 14 - Micah Collins 8th - TIE - 10.5 - Crazy Legs Conti & Wild Bill Myers 10th - 9 - Larell Marie Mele 11th - 6.5 - Bill Spadea
This contest* took place at 3pm Eastern, on Saturday, September 24, 2016 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 8.8 million fans to ARM & HAMMER Park over 22 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 $5.7 million worth of goods, services and monetary donations through Trenton Thunder Charities, under the Grand Slam We Care Foundation umbrella. The Thunder can be found online at trentonthunder.com, facebook.com/trentonthunder, twitter.com/trentonthunder and on youtube.com/AATrentonThunder.
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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.