OJI TAKES CORN CROWN!
Corntopia. Cornapalooza. Cornmageddon. None of these monikers come close to the true majesty of the National Sweet Corn Eating Championship. It needs no pomp or fluff. It simply stands majestic. Which is why Major League Eating is proud to announce its return for the 2019 season. As is tradition, the event will be held at the Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairground as part of the Sweet Corn Fiesta celebration of all things corn-based and good. Major League Eaters from near and far are warmly encouraged to sign up for their chance to test themselves against ear of Florida sweet corn after ear of Florida sweet corn over 12 minutes of demanding competition. BYO dental floss.
At last year’s event, Carmen Cincotti of New Jersey ate 58 ears of Florida sweet corn in 12 minutes. Cincotti’s record of 61.75 ears in 12 minutes, set in 2017, will be on the line at this year’s Championship, along with a deep prize purse of $6,100!
Who amongst MLE's finest will seize the corn crown this year? Will you be the one to break Cincotti’s world record? Will you win the event but fall short? Will you come third? Ninth? Do you simply want to watch the best corn eaters in the world dine in style? This is the 2019 National Sweet Corn Eating Championship—at the table or in the crowd, don’t you ever miss it!
RESULTS! 1. Gideon Oji, 57 ears of FL Sweet Corn In 12 2. Darron Breeden, 43 3. Nick Wehry, 35.5 4. Darrien Thomas, 34.25 5. Juan Neave, 32 6. Crazy Legs Conti, 29.25 7. Badlands Booker, 23.5
This contest took place at 3pm on Sunday April 28th, 2019, at the Sweet Corn Fiesta, held in the Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Boulevard West Palm Beach, FL 33411
About The South Florida Sweet Corn Fiesta About The South Florida Sweet Corn Fiesta: The 19th-Annual South Florida Sweet Corn Fiesta is presented by the Western Palm Beach Farm Bureau, is buttered with a family festival of children’s games, music, a national eating competition and, oh yes, mouth-watering and locally grown sweet corn.
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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.