The Western Days Festival World Tamale Eating Championship Presented By Market Street

Location: Lewisville, TX
Date: 09-29-2018
Winner: Darron Breeden, with a WR 70 2oz Tamales in 10 mins!


Mark the date, place and time: On September 29, 2018, on the steps of City Hall in Lewisville, TX, at 1.48pm, Darron Breeden was declared to have eaten 70 two-ounce tamales in 10 minutes. In doing so, he was deemed the winner of the 2018 Western Days Festival World Tamale Eating Championship and earned his second world record-setting performance of his burgeoning career. His tamales title comes hot on the heels of his stellar performance in the Cheese Curd discipline some six weeks earlier.

This year’s Championship was contested over 10 minutes of competition for the first time ever. As a matter of course, a new 10-minute record in the tamale discipline was to be be set—that was unless, of course, the MLE emcee on duty was required to disqualify every contestant at the table. The cynical would say that the record was set by default. It was not. It was set by the grace of God. With this new record on the line, we stand in wonder and amazement at the long-form, 12-minute tamale-eating record on the books: The 102 tamales that Joey Chestnut ate over a dozen minutes in 2012. That record will stand until the last bird flaps its wings for the last time. Pour one out.

Miki Sudo, your 2015 Western Days Festival World Tamale Eating Champion, would have to settle for second, with an impressive 55.75 tamales in 10 minutes. Adrian Morgan rounded out the medal positions with 50.5. Others ate less but all gave their best account of themselves.

Full results below.

FULL RESULTS! 1. Darron Breeden 70 2oz Market Street Tamales in 10 mins! 2. Miki Sudo 55.75 3. Adrian Morgan 50.5 4. Michelle Lesco 46.5 5. Juan Neave 43.5 6. Scott Rohne and Nathan Biller 28 8. Brent Ricord 25 9. Katie Prettyman 20 10. Jocelyn Walker 14 11. Moose Perez 12 12. Mark Poland 6

This contest took place at 1pm Central, on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at the City Hall Stage at the Lewisville Western Days Festival, 151 W Church Street, Lewisville, TX 75057!

About The Western Days Festival In Historic Old Town Lewisville! The Western Days Festival World Tamale Eating Championship Presented By Market Street* is a highlight of the annual Western Days Festival in historic Old Town Lewisville, TX. The Lewisville Convention and Visitors Bureau organize this MLE-sanctioned competition. Market Street is the official provider of contest tamales at the World Tamale Eating Championship. Past champions of this event include reigning champion Geoffrey Esper, Adrian "The Rabbit" Morgan, Tim “Eater X” Janus, Sonya Thomas, Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo. Other festival events include live music, the Cattle Drive Parade featuring a herd of 20 longhorn cattle, an art exhibit, children’s activities and more.

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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.