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The World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship – At The Tail Greater Party On Georgia Street

Location: Indianapolis, IN
Date: 12-04-2021
Winner: Joey Chestnut, with 17lb 1.6oz in 10 minutes


Attention, world! Major League Eating is enormously proud to announce our thundering return to Indianapolis, IN, for the eighth annual installment of The World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship – At The Tail Greater Party On Georgia Street. Major League Eaters are warmly encouraged to sign up for the chance to compete in this legendary event.

As is tradition, the event will take place before the Big Ten Football Championship game. It will highlight the wonder that is the World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail—a delicious meeting of peerless seafood and St. Elmo’s signature spicy, horseradish-forward cocktail sauce. Those who have not tried the dish in a recreational, civilian sitting have simply not lived. Which sounds very judgey but so be it.

At the 2018 Championship, Joey Chestnut—the #1-ranked eater in the world—set a Shrimp Cocktail-eating World Record by consuming 18lbs, 9.6oz of World Famous St Elmo Shrimp Cocktail in just eight minutes. He remains undefeated at the event since its inception and is set to defend his title again this year.

Do you wish to challenge the great Chestnut? Do you dare challenge the greatest eaters in the world? Do you simply want to watch the best in the business do what they do so well? This is The World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship – At The Tail Greater Party On Georgia Street! At the table or in the crowd—don't you ever miss it!

FULL RESULTS! 1. Joey Chestnut 17lb 1.6oz 2. Geoff Esper 14lb 4.8oz 3. Miki Sudo 11lb NOT 8lb 4. Nick Wehry 9lb 8oz 5. Darron Breeden 8lb 6.4oz 6. George Chiger 7lb 7. Mr Gebhard 5lb 1.6oz 8. Mr Raible 4lb

This contest took place at 3pm on Saturday, December 4, 2021, on Georgia Street in downtown Indianapolis!

About Huse Culinary Huse Culinary is an upscale restaurant and retail food group based in Indianapolis. They currently own and operate six restaurants and four restaurant brands, including the iconic St. Elmo Steak House, 1933 Lounge by St. Elmo, Harry & Izzy’s and The HC Tavern + Kitchen. Since 1902, Huse Culinary’s flagship restaurant St. Elmo Steak House has offered guests perfectly aged steaks, tender pork chops, superb guest service and its world-famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail®. For many first-time, unsuspecting guests who order the notorious sinus-clearing dish, the “head rush” of horseradish is an unforgettable experience. Additionally, St. Elmo Foods offers retail sauces, condiments, and adult beverages sold at major retailers throughout the U.S. For more information, visit

About Indiana Sports Corp Founded in 1979 as the nation’s first sports commission, Indiana Sports Corp is a not-for-profit organization focused on bringing premier sporting events to Indiana to drive economic vitality, facilitate a vibrant community with civic pride and garner positive media attention. Because of this, Indiana Sports Corp is able to provide positive, sports-related opportunities for youth in the community. For more information, please visit

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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.

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