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The 2022 Benny's Invitational Pizza Eating Championship

Location: Blacksburg, VA
Date: 04-16-2022
Winner: Geoff Esper, with 11.5 Benny's Virginia Slice Pizza slices in 10 mins


Neapolitan pizza. NY-style pizza. New Haven pizza. Chicago deep dish, which is not a pizza. Who among them, and more, reigns supreme? Might we help add to the eternal pizza debate wars with a new addition to MLE’s calendar of sanctioned eating contests. World, meet The 2022 Benny's Invitational Pizza Eating Championship. This inaugural event will showcase the Virginia Slice in the spiritual home of pizza—Blacksburg, VA. You didn’t know it was Blacksburg?

Benny’s Pizza is a Virginia institution. Their 28-inch pies are as delicious as they are satisfying, beloved by citizens of that great Commonwealth and beyond her borders. Benny’s was founded on the idea of fitting the highest-quality ingredients into the fastest two-handed meal for $5. As they have expanded, they have continued to perfect Benny’s recipe to include the very best all-American grown ingredients. Take that, Italia!

Pizza! Virginia Slice pizza! In Blacksburg, VA, before the Virginia Tech Spring Game! This is the 2022 Benny's Invitational Pizza Eating Championship! At the table or in the crowd—don’t you ever miss it!

FULL RESULTS! 1. Geoff Esper 11.5 2. Australia’s James Webb 7.5 3. Brett Healey 5.25 4. Darron Breeden 5.125 5. Derek Jacobs 4.25 6. Katina Eats Kilos DeJarnett 4.125 7. Steven Farlow 3 8. 8. Andrew Krawczyk and Gerard Renger 2.75 10. Michael Deitz 2 11. Prudence DiBenedetto 1.125

This contest will take place at 2pm local time before the annual Virginia Tech University Spring Game on Saturday April 16th, 2022, next to Benny Marzano’s—110 Draper Road NW, Blacksburg, VA 24060!

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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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