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National Sweet Corn Eating Championship

Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Date: 04-24-2022
Winner: Gideon Oji, with 54 ears of sweet corn in 12 minutes


Sweet corn! It’s back! Major League Eating is proud to announce the return of the National Sweet Corn Eating Championship to our 2022 season of sanctioned eating championships. The event is a true mainstay of the MLE circuit. To compete in this event is to see our sport’s grand past and to participate in its living, breathing self with every bite.

The contest, as is tradition, 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. This year marks the Fiesta’s 22nd anniversary. 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 arduous competition.

At the 2021 event, the great Gideon Oji ate 57 ears of Florida sweet corn in 12 minutes to claim the title—tying his 2019 winning total in the process. Darron Breeden would finish second with 52, while former Sweet Corn Champion Crazy Legs Conti came third with 39. At this year’s event, Carmen Cincotti’s world record of 61.75 ears in 12 minutes will be on the line.

Who will be named king or queen of corn? Will you set a new world record? Do you simply want to watch the best corn eaters in the world do what they do so well? This is the 2022 National Sweet Corn Eating Championship—at the table or in the crowd, don’t you ever miss it!

FULL RESULTS! 1. Gideon Oji 54 ears of FL Sweet Corn in 12 minutes 2. Nick Wehry and Darron Breeden 52 4. Miki Sudo 50 5. Darrien Thomas 45 6. James Webb 38 7. Andy Krawczyk 31 8. Sergio Reyes Raya 23 9. Jocelyn Walker 21 10. Katie Prettyman 16 11. Peter Rovtar 15 12. Rene Rovtar 13

This contest took place at 3pm on Sunday April 24th, 2022, 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 The 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.

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