ESPER SETS NEW SLOPPER WORLD RECORD!
History! Geoffrey Esper, the #2-ranked eater in the world, ate 37.5 9oz sloppers at the 2nd Annual World Slopper Eating Championship to set a new world record in the discipline. In doing so, he bested the previous mark—28.25, set by Darron Breeden in 2019—by, what, 37.5 minus 28.25, carry the one, and that's a lot. Esper also notched his first win over world #1 Joey Chestnut at the event. Chestnut could not match Esper's rhythmic, zen-like takedown of slopper after slopper.
When in Pueblo, CO, the slopper is not to be missed. This local delicacy features an open-faced cheeseburger lovingly smothered—slopped, really—in delicious green chili. They are delicious and best enjoyed at a recreational pace and in appropriate civilian quanitities. Don't try to Esper at home.
Full results below.
FULL RESULTS ! 1. Geoff Esper 37.5 9oz sloppers in 8 mins 2. Joey Chestnut 32 3. Nick Wehry 28 4. Gideon Oji 23.5 5. Darron Breeden 21.5 6. Big Sexy Beard 12 7. Moose Perez 6
This contest took place at 1PM local time, Pueblo time, CO time, on Saturday, September 5th, 2020, at the PB&T Bank Pavilion at the Colorado State Fair, 1001 Beulah Ave, Pueblo, CO 81004!
Follow The Colorado State Fair on Twitter @ColoStateFair.
For instant results to all Major League Eating Contests, follow @eatingcontest.
*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.