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Wonderful Pistachios Get Crackin’ Eating Championship

Location: Santa Monica, CA
Date: 02-26-2023
Winner: Nick Wehry, with 188 in 8 mins


Full Results*

  1. Nick Wehry - 188 Wonderful Pistachios - NEW WORLD RECORD
  2. Adrian Morgan - 176
  3. Miki Sudo - 173
  4. Steve Hammond - 152
  5. Bartley Weaver IV - 147
  6. Gideon Oji - 124
  7. Joey Chestnut - 121

*Results are calculated by weight (g) and converted to Number of Wonderful Pistachios.

Attention all competitors! Are you ready to go nuts and compete against some of the best in the business at the inaugural Wonderful Pistachios Get Crackin' Eating Championship? On World Pistachio Day, Sunday, February 26th, 2023, this exhilarating event is poised to make it's mark on the world of competitive eating. It is sponsored by America’s #1 Nut®, Wonderful Pistachios, at the picturesque Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier.

World Champion Competitive Eater Joey Chestnut and other top-ranked Major League Eaters will be battling it out for the championship title and $10,000 in cash prizes. Competitors will have eight minutes to consume as many Wonderful Pistachios as possible while testing their shell cracking dexterity. This will be unlike any other Major League Eating event seen on the circuit before!

So if you think you have what it takes to become the ultimate pistachio chomping champion, join us at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier on World Pistachio Day for the Wonderful Pistachios Get Crackin' Eating Championship. This event is sure to be a nutty good time, so don't miss out!

$10,000 TOTAL PRIZE PURSE! 1st $5,000 2nd $2,500 3rd $1,250 4th $600 5th $300 6th $200 7th $100 8th $50

The contest took place at 10AM PST on Sunday, February 26th, 2023, at the Pacific Park, 380 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401!

About Wonderful Pistachios

Wonderful Pistachios is the world's largest vertically integrated pistachio processor and marketer. Located in California's Central Valley, our nuts are Non-GMO Project Verified, providing a smart, healthy choice for consumers around the world. Our nuts can be found in stores nationwide and online under the flagship brand, Wonderful ® Pistachios. For more, visit: , or follow us on Facebook , Instagram, and Twitter.

Wonderful Pistachios is part of The Wonderful Company, a privately held $5 billion company that also has iconic brands such as Wonderful®, Halos®, FIJI® Water, POM Wonderful®, JUSTIN® Wine, and Teleflora ®.

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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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