ESPER SETS NEW BRATS WORLD RECORD!
Hail, Esper! Lord of the bratwurst! Geoffrey Esper, world #2, ate 36 4.5oz brats in 10 minutes to set a new world record in the discipline at the 3rd annual Snowbird Bratwurst Eating Championship. If you were not there to witness his achievement but have seen Esper eat in sanctioned competition in the past, close your eyes and imagine what it looked like. Do you spy a relentless, compact freight train of eating? That’d be accurate. The world record stood little chance.
Nick Wehry (35.5) and Miki Sudo (35) both topped the previous world record mark of 34 and should be commended for their efforts. Gideon Oji finished fourth with 31 and Michelle Lesco ate 24.5.
Others ate less but that’s okay. All who participated bathed in the true majesty of the venue itself. Snowbird’s Oktoberfest is a perfect slice of alpine merriment. How could it not be, nestled as it is high in the mountains of Utah, glowing in the late summer sun? MLE members who have not competed in this event are encouraged to do so in the future. The place is stunning.
Full results below.
FULL RESULTS! 1. Geoffrey Esper 36 4.5oz Brats in 10 Mins 2. Nick Wehry 35.5 3. Mii Sudo 35 4 Gideon Oji 31 5. Michelle Lesco 24.5 6. Matt Hazzard 22 7. Derek Hendrickson 18.5 8. Sergio Reyes Raya 10 9. Casey Johnson 8 10. Rusty Johnson 7 11. Prudence di Benedetto 5.5
This contest tok place at 1.45pm Mountain Time, on Saturday August 24th, 2019, at Oktoberfest Halle, Snowbird Center Event Tent, Snowbird, 9385 Snowbird Center Drive, Snowbird, UT 84092!
About Snowbird's 47th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration! Voted one of America's 10 Best Oktoberfests by Men's Journal Magazine. Snowbird's Annual Oktoberfest attracts over 60,000 visitors and has grown to become one of the largest festivals in Utah. Every Saturday and Sunday from Aug. 17th through Oct. 20th, 2019, including Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 2nd.
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