The Bass Pro Shops World MoonPie Eating Championship

Location: Memphis, TN
Date: 10-13-2018
Winner: Geoff Esper, with 78 MoonPies in 8 min!

ESPER CONTINUES DOMINANT 2018, DOMINATES MOONPIES!/b>

MoonPies, people, MoonPies! The Bass Pro Shops World MoonPie Eating Championship returns to Major League Eating's 2018 slate of sanctioned eating championships. Once more we shall return to the Bass Pro Shops at the Memphis Pyramid in beautiful Memphis, TN—the spiritual home of competitive MoonPie consumption. Major League Eaters from near and far are warmly encouraged to sign for their chance to compete in this signature (and delicious) event.

At the 2017 championship, Matt Stonie made it three wins in a row at this event by eating 73 MoonPies in eight minutes. He remains undefeated in this event and holds the world record of 85 MoonPies in eight minutes. That record will be on the line again this year.

Do you have what it takes to take down MoonPie after MoonPie over eight minutes of demanding MLE action? Do you eye—nay, covet—Stonie's record? Do you simply want to come watch the world's greatest athletes push themselves to new heights of excellence? This is The Bass Pro Shops World MoonPie Eating Championship! At the table or in the crowd—don't you ever miss it!

TFULL RESULTS 1. Geoffrey Esper with 78 MoonPies in 8 min! 2. Gideon Oji 48 3. Matt Hazzard 46.5 4. Nick Wehry 46 5. Adrian Morgan 42 6. Juan Neave 35 7. Brett Healey 25 8. Matthew Raible 22 9. Michelle Severino, 11 10. Jocelyn Walker, 10 11. Rene Rovtar, 8

This contest took place at Noon Central on Saturday, October 13th, 2018, at Bass Pro Shops at the Memphis Pyramid, 1 Bass Pro Dr, Memphis, TN 38105!

About Bass Pro Shops® Bass Pro Shops is North America’s premier outdoor and conservation company. Founded in 1972 when avid young angler Johnny Morris began selling tackle out of his father’s liquor store in Springfield, Missouri, today the company provides customers with unmatched offerings spanning premier destination retail, outdoor equipment manufacturing, world-class resort destinations and more. In 2017 Bass Pro Shops acquired Cabela’s to create a “best-of-the-best” experience with superior products, dynamic locations and outstanding customer service. Bass Pro Shops also operates White River Marine Group, offering an unsurpassed collection of industry-leading boat brands, and Big Cedar Lodge, America’s Premier Wilderness Resort. Under the visionary conservation leadership of Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops is a national leader in protecting habitat and introducing families to the outdoors and has been named by Forbes as “one of America’s Best Employers.”

About MoonPie Chattanooga Bakery was founded in 1902 as a subsidiary of the Mountain City Flour Mill. A fifth generation, family-owned business, the company made nearly 100 snack cake and cookie items under the Lookout™ trademark, named after the popular residential and tourist community near Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain. In 1917, after a brainstorming conversation between a bakery salesman and some Appalachian coal miners, the MoonPie was born, and by the late 1930’s was the bakery’s #1 seller, a spot it still occupies today, with nearly 1 million MoonPies produced and shipped daily from Chattanooga. MoonPies are available in three sizes (Original, Double-Decker® and Mini) and seven flavors (Chocolate, Vanilla, Banana, Salted Caramel, Lemon, Orange & Strawberry). Brand distribution is national, with particular strength in the Southeast and Southwest. The brand can be found in Grocery, Mass, Club, Drug, Convenience, Vending, Foodservice and a number of specialty retail outlets including Bass Pro Shops and Cracker Barrel.

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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.