CHESTNUT SMASHES CHEESEBURG-EATING RECORD!
Joey Chestnut ate 52 White Hut Cheeseburgs in 10 minutes at the 2017 edition of the White Hut World Cheeseburg Eating Championship At The Big E to set a new world record. He was unrelenting, dominant, precise and composed.
So too were Carmen Cincotti, who finished with 49.5, and Geoffrey Esper, who would finish with 47.5. The top three finishers in this year's event all comfortably bested the 2016 winning total of 41.
People, we are living in a golden age for our proud sport. Do not take days like today for granted, nor temper your wonder. The best eaters in the world are getting better. At the pointy northern end of the IFOCE rankings, iron is sharpening iron at a rate of excellence never seen before. To win in 2017—anywhere and against any opposition—is to distinguish yourself. There are no easy wins for anyone on the circuit. Victory demands excellence each and every time.
Full results below. Shout out to Darby O'Brien, his team and the men and women of West Springfield, MA.
FULL RESULTS! 1. Joey Chestnut 52 White Hut Cheeseburgs in 10 min 2. Carmen Cincotti 49.5 3. Geoffrey Esper 47.5 4. Badlands Booker 20 5. Nick Wehry 18 6. Dud Lite 16 7. James Burgess, William Myers 13 9. Crazy Legs Conti 12.5 10. Kevin Konstant 11
This contest took place at 4pm on Saturday, September 23, 2017 on the XFINITY Court Of Honor Stage at The Big E, 1305 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA!
About The White Hut! The White Hut is a legendary Western Massachusetts burger joint. Since 1939, they’ve been serving up classic cheesburgs topped with their signature fried onions—onions that are, in fact, grilled to perfection. It’s a family-run, no frills lunch counter beloved by local regulars and a must-eat destination for any burger lover visiting the area. No stop in Western Mass is complete without a burger at the Hut.
About The Big E! The Big E, also known as the Eastern States Exposition, is “New England’s Great State Fair.” It is the largest agricultural event on the eastern seaboard and the fifth-largest fair in the nation. The Big E includes of all six of the New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Each of the New England states is prominently represented at the fair. Nearly 2 million visitors flock to the fair over its 17-day stretch to enjoy live music and entertainment from top acts, dine on creative fair food, see the livestock shows and explore the Avenues of the States.
About Balise! Presenting sponsor Balise is one of the largest retailers of new and used automobiles in New England. Headquartered in West Springfield, Massachusetts, the organization employs over 1,400 associates at facilities in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. As a family-run business since 1919, it is a trusted institution in the area and a great contributor to the community.
About Darby O’Brien! Darby O’Brien is an independent, family-run, branding, design, advertising and public relations firm headquartered in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Starting in 1980, the same year Dutch Reagan took office, Darby's gut instincts and out-of-step creative strategies have led his tight-knit band of writers and designers through the creation and execution of countless out-of-step print, TV, web and political campaigns.
About Bolduc's! Bolduc's Apparel and Awards is a custom screen printing and embroidery company that has stood for quality and reliability for more than 40 years.
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