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El Croquetazo At Calle Ocho Music Festival Presented By Catalina

Location: Miami, FL
Date: 03-10-2019
Winner: Joey Chestnut, with a WR 185 Catalina croquetas in 8 min!


¡Atención! We have great news to share: El Croquetazo At Calle Ocho Music Festival Presented By Catalina returns to Major League Eating’s 2019 slate of sanctioned eating championships. Eaters from far and wide are warmly encouraged to sign up for the chance to compete in this epic and frankly delicious battle of man versus man versus woman versus woman versus croqueta.

At the 2018 Championship, Geoff Esper took the top spot by eating a staggering 154 Catalina croquetas in just eight minutes of sanctioned competition; he would finish agonizingly close to the world record mark of 158, set by Carmen Cincotti the previous year. Those with designs on the 2019 title would be wise to visualize a world in which 159 or more croquetas in eight minutes is a possibility that will become reality.

Do you have what it takes to set a new Catalina croquetas record? Do you want to test yourself in the cauldron of competition that is El Croquetazo at Miami’s world-famous Calle Ocho Music Festival? Or do you simply want to watch the best in the world do what they do so very well? At the table or in the crowd—this is the 2019 installment of El Croquetazo At Calle Ocho Music Festival Presented By Catalina! Don’t you ever miss it!

FULL RESULTS! 1 Joey Chestnut 185 2 Darron Breeden 140 3 Matt Hazzard 108 4 Adam "Beard Meets Food" Moran 101 5 George Chiger 85 6 Darrien Thomas and Eric “Badlands” Booker 64 8 Katie Prettyman 28 9 Jocelyn Walker 27 10 Tracie Dickerson 20

This contest took place at 4pm local time on SUNDAY, March 10th, 2019 at the Calle Ocho Music Festival, held annually along Calle Ocho, SW 8th St, in Miami, FL. The stage will be located near the corner of SW 8th St and SW 14th Ave, Miami, FL.

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About Kiwanis Club of Little Havana The Kiwanis of Little Havana is an affiliate of Kiwanis International, a worldwide non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to serving children in their communities. Founded in 1975, the Little Havana Chapter is known for using advanced fundraising initiatives, such as Carnaval Miami and its flagship events Carnaval on the Mile and Calle Ocho Music Festival. Through the Kiwanis Little Havana Foundation, the organization impacts thousands of families annually, with youth development programs including holiday giving, scholarships, youth summer camps, back to school and more. For more information, visit and

About Carnaval Miami Since 1978, Carnaval Miami ( has been the marquee annual fundraiser of the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana in support of the Kiwanis Little Havana Foundation’s youth development programs, ranging from initiatives that promote wellness and teamwork to scholarships for graduate education. Host to a series of captivating musical, culinary and recreational events, the iconic Carnaval Miami reflects the magic city’s unique, vibrant personality and diverse culture shaped by Hispanics of all backgrounds. Since inception, Carnaval Miami has grown into the largest Latin cultural celebration in the world, culminating each year with the world-famous Calle Ocho Music Festival.

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