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The Owensboro International Bar-B-Q Festival World Mutton Sandwich-Eating Championship

Location: Owensboro, KY
Date: 05-13-2017
Winner: Joey Chestnut, with a WR 55 Mutton Sandwiches in 10 min!


Know this: Joey Chestnut ate 55 Mutton Sandwiches in 10 minutes to add world record number 41 to his tally of significant personal achievement. The record was set at the first ever Owensboro International Bar-B-Q Festival World Mutton Sandwich-Eating Championship and it was set in Chestnut's trademark style—he has fast, he was clean, he was powerful. The win was warmly appreciated by the good men and women of the Owensboro International Bar-B-Q Festival.

Chestnut entered the event as the favorite and he ate as the favorite. Those who have charted his career will know that he improves with each outing with a particular discipline. This was the first-ever sanctioned Mutton Sandwich Championship and presented, perhaps, his rivals their best chance at snatching a win from the Great One. They should not have dared dream so loudly. Chestnut lead at the outset and dd not slow to offer any quarter. He was ruthless. He was relentless. He is, in early May, in mid-season form.

Tip of the boater to Geoffrey Esper. His tally of 45 Mutton Sandwiches in 10 minutes was strong and reiterates his skill and power. Gideon Oji finished third with 33. Others ate less. Full results below.

Many thanks to the fine men and women of the Owensboro International Bar-B-Q Festival. The festival is a credit to this charming, friendly patch of God's great earth. You should go check it out next year.

FULL RESULTS! 1 Joey Chestnut 55 in 10, World Record 2 Geoffrey Esper 45 3 Gideon Oji 33 4 Matt Cohen 17.5 5 Wild Bill Myers 13 6 Matt Raible 12.75 7 Steve Martin 9 8 John Wells 8 9 Drew Crabtree 4.5 10 Chad Benefield 3.5

This contest took place at 2pm local time on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at the Owensboro International Bar-B-Q Festival, in McConnell Plaza along the riverfront next to the Owensboro Convention Center, in downtown Owensboro, KY!

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