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The Vaughan Pizza Fest International Pizza-Eating Championship

Location: Vaughan, Ontario
Date: 07-15-2018
Winner: Geoff Esper with a World Record 19.25 9-inch personal pizza pies in 10 minutes


He is Esper and he is a pizza-eating machine. The man from Oxford, MA, ate 19.25 9-inch personal pizzas in 10 minutes to claim the inaugural Vaughan Pizza Fest International Pizza-Eating Championship. In doing so, he set a World Record in the 9-inch Personal Pizza discipline.

As is his method, Esper was composed, compact, powerful and purposeful for the duration of the event. He separated himself from his nearest rival—one Joey Chestnut, who would finish in second with 17 pies—at the seven-minute mark and never looked back. Gideon Oji muscled his way to third with 11. Others ate less but with no less effort or passion on their part. Some people can eat more is all.

Contestants one through 11 would all remark after the event upon the quality and deliciousness of the pizzas served at the event. Many thanks to the Woodbridge, Ontario, location of Pie: Wood Fired Pizza Joint for doing what they do so well.

Thank you, Vaughan. Thank you, Ontario. Thank you, Canada.

FULL RESULTS! 1. Geoff Esper 19.25 9-inch personal pizza pies in 10 minutes 2. Joey Chestnut 17 3. Gideon Oji 11 4. Derek Jacobs 9 5. Matt Hazzard 8.25 6. Darrien Thomas 6 7. Jesse Kankula 5.75 8. John Jugovic 5.5 9. Stephen Dorgo 4 10. Humza Raza 2 11. Rene Rovtar 1.75

This contest took place at 2.30pm local time on SUNDAY July 15th, 2018, at The Vaughan Pizza Fest, held in Interchange Park, 1 Commerce St., Vaughan, Ontario, Canada!

About The Vaughan Pizza Fest! The Vaughan Pizza Fest is North America's biggest and best Pizza Festival! This 3 day family friendly event brings 25 Pizzeria's from all across North America to Vaughan for a weekend of Pizza, drinks and entertainment for the whole family. For more information visit

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