CHESTNUT CLAIMS FIRST BACON TITLE!
Joey Chestnut, the #1-ranked eater in the world, claimed the 2017 Dell’Osso Family Farm Baconfest World Bacon Eating Championship with a controlled, disciplined effort. It was not flashy, it was not boastful, and it was not dominant. It was simply enough to win. And under the baking Lathrop, CA, sun, on this Sunday, that was enough. Chestnut ate 7.75lb of bacon in eight minutes for the win.
Which is not to diminish the achievement. After the event, Chestnut confided to the assembled media throng: “I’ve never eaten bacon quickly before, now that I think of it.” The texture posed a question that Chestnut answered. One imagines that at future Dell’Osso Family Farm Baconfest World Bacon Eating Championships, Chestnut will improve upon this effort.
Gideon Oji continued his excellent 2017 with a clear second-place finish. Side note: We live in a world in which the kale-eating champion of the world can eat 6.75lb of bacon in eight minutes; that should give you some comfort in these trying times. Michelle Lesco could not match her 8lb effort from 2016; she would settle for 5lb and third. Others ate less.
Full results below.
FULL RESULTS! 1. Joey Chestnut, 7.75lb in 8 minutes 2. Gideon Oji, 6.75lb 3. Michelle Lesco, 5lb 4. Pablo Martinez, 3.75lb 5. Steve Hendry, 3.25lb 6. Sergio Reyes Raya, 3lb 7. Miki Sudo, 2.5lb 8. Mary Bowers, 1.75lb
This contest* took place at 4.00pm Pacific time on Sunday, September 10th, 2017 at the Baconfest Festival at Dell’Osso Family Farm, 501 Manthey Road, Lathrop, CA 95330!
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About Dell’Osso Family Farm! Dell’Osso Farm was founded in the 1920’s by three brothers from Italy who started farming asparagus. Rudy Dell’Osso, the son of one the original brothers, took over the farm in the 1950’s and diversified into growing tomatoes, beans and alfalfa. In the mid 1970’s, Ron Dell’Osso, Rudy’s son, joined the business and added pumpkins, melons and sweet corn to the crop rotation. In 1997, Ron and his wife Susan, started the first Corn Maze and the Halloween event has grown into a Haunted House, Pumpkin Blaster and much more. The Dell’Osso Family Farm October event has grown into one of the most popular Halloween season destinations in the nation, with approximately 250,000 people visiting the site each October. The event still remains a family operation, with the entire Dell’Osso family participating. The farm also hosts other events throughout the year.
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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.