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Buffalo Buffet Bowl

Location: Buffalo, NY
Date: 09-02-2017
Winner: Geoffrey Esper, with 5lb of Buffalo cuisine in 3 min, 51 secs


The year of Esper continues apace! The man from Oxford, MA, continued his incredible 2017 with a marquee victory at the 2017 Buffalo Buffet Bowl. We shall name those he felled in the process: Chestnut, Cincotti, Oji, Breeden, et al. This was a pure win in a speed event; Esper ate five pounds of assorted Buffalo cuisine—beef on weck, Buffalo crunch rolls, and pizza—in three minutes and 51 seconds.

It was an incredible feat, by any metric. Chestnut and Cincotti would tie for second, some 16 seconds after Esper had finished his food. Sixteen seconds is a lifetime on the MLE stage; one can only imagine what was going though the minds of Chestnut and Cincotti during that period, knowing that they would not win and would have to settle for second at best or out of the money at worst. As the best competitive eaters have been saying for 100 years: It’s hard to eat when you know you’re beat.

Full results below.

FULL RESULTS! 1st Geoffrey Esper, 5 pounds of Buffalo delicacies - in 3 minutes and 51 seconds 2nd place, both completing their 5 pound trays in 4 minutes and 7 seconds - Joey Chestnut and Carmen Cincotti Remaining results in 4 minutes, 7 seconds . . . 4th, 3.88 pounds, Gideon Oji 5th, 3.82 pounds, Darron Breeden 6th, 2.86 pounds, Jim Reeves 7th, 2.53 pounds, Badlands Booker 8th, 2.39 pounds, Mike Landrich 9th, 1.85 pounds, William Myers 10th, 1.75 pounds, Sonya Thomas

This contest will take place at 5.30pm Eastern, on Saturday September 2nd, 2017, at the The National Buffalo Wing Festival, held at Coca-Cola Field, 275 Washington St, Buffalo!

About The National Buffalo Wing Festival! The National Buffalo Wing Festival takes place over Labor Day Weekend at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, NY. Part of the proceeds from the festival go to benefit Western New York charities, raising more than $315,000 over the festival's history.

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