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Oktoberfest Zinzinnati World Bratwurst-Eating Championship

Location: Cincinnati, OH
Date: 09-18-2022
Winner: Geoff Esper, with 76 3.2oz Glier's Brats in 10 mins


To Cincinnati, we ride! Major League Eating is proud to announce the addition of the Oktoberfest Zinzinnati World Bratwurst-Eating Championship to our 2022 circuit. Major League Eaters are warmly encouraged to sign up for the chance to compete in this true legend of the MLE calendar. There is no place like Cincinnati and surely no finer place in which to eat a lot of bratwursts.

At last year’s event, Joey Chestnut—the #1-ranked eater in the world—ate 68 brats in 10 minutes to remain undefeated at the event. Miki Sudo—the #1-ranked female eater in the world—ate 66 in a nail-biting assault on Chestnut’s crown. Nick Wehry ate 51.5. Others ate less.

Will you end Chestnut’s streak? Will you eat less than the winner, but enjoy yourself nonetheless, safe in the knowledge that you did your best? Do you simply want to see the best in the world do what they do so well? This is the Oktoberfest Zinzinnati World Bratwurst-Eating Championship at the legendary Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Festival! Don't you dare miss it!

FULL RESULTS! 1. Geoff Esper 76 3.2oz Glier's Brats in 10 mins 2. Nick Wehry 70 3. Miki Sudo and Bartley Weaver 60 5. George Chiger 42 6. Derek Jacobs 39 7. Andy Krawczyk 33 8. Badlands Booker 30.5 9. Michael Doolin 25 10. John Gebhard 19

This contest took place at 12pm local time on Sunday September 18, 2022, at the corner of Third and Walnut Streets, in beautiful downtown Cincinnati, OH!

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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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