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The Siegel's Bagelmania World Bagel Eating Championship

Location: Las Vegas, NV
Date: 01-13-2024
Winner: Joey Chestnut, with 15 in 8 mins


  1. Joey Chestnut - 15 Bagels with Cream Cheese
  2. Geoff Esper - 14.5
  3. James Webb - 13
  4. Nick Wehry - 10.5
  5. Patrick Bertoletti - 10.25
  6. Miki Sudo - 10
  7. Derek Hendrickson - 7.75
  8. Darrien Thomas - 7.5
  9. Lizzy Salgado and Sergio Reyes 3.75
  10. Cherish Brown 2.25

Get ready for a feast of champions! Major League Eating is thrilled to announce the return of the sensational face-off that captivated the world: The Siegel's Bagelmania World Bagel Eating Championship! With the echoes of the past contest still resounding, we're setting the stage for an even more electrifying showdown in 2024!

In a league of their own, Siegel's Bagelmania has been delighting fans with their quintessential New York-style bagels, bridging the gap between the East Coast and Las Vegas for more than 30 mouth-watering years. These aren’t regular bagels; these are the Best Bagels in Las Vegas voted on by locals and visitors. It's not just a venue; it's the heart of a bagel revolution, and they're hosting a contest that's about much more than eating—it's about making history.

Last year's National Bagel Day was nothing short of legendary. Geoff Esper didn't just participate; he dominated, obliterating records with a staggering 17.75 bagels with cream cheese. But he wasn't alone on the battlefield; titans like Nick Wehry and Miki Sudo were hot on his trail, consuming 14.75 and 12.75 bagels, respectively. Their heroic efforts left us awe-struck and hungry for more.

As we gear up for 2024, anticipation is at an all-time high. Can Esper maintain his reign, or will a new contender rise to seize the crown? Things will prove difficult in 2024, as Joey Chestnut has confirmed he will be ready for battle in Vegas! One thing's for certain: new legends will be born, records strive to be shattered, and the world will watch with bated breath.

So, if you're a contender with your eyes on the prize or a spectator ready to witness bagel-eating glory, there's only one place you belong on National Bagel Day 2024. The Siegel's Bagelmania World Bagel Eating Championship isn't just an event; it's where dreams are made and devoured.

Be part of the legend. Whether you're in it to compete or to cheer, remember: this is not just a competition; it's a testament to the indomitable human spirit—and an insatiable love for bagels and cream cheese. See you there!

$10,000 TOTAL PRIZE PURSE! 1st $5,000 2nd $2,750 3rd $1,300 4th $650 5th $300

The contest took place at 11AM PST on Saturday January 13th, 2024, at Siegel’s Bagelmania, 252 Convention Center Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109!

About Siegel’s Bagelmania

Siegel’s Bagelmania is a modern-day Jewish delicatessen and bakery in Las Vegas that has been serving up the finest authentic recipes since 1989. It’s a local hidden gem behind the glitz and glamour of The Strip, where the “who’s who” of Vegas gather for from-scratch recipes and house-made breads, bagels, and pastries. The restaurant features around the clock breakfast and lunch inspired by Jewish deli staples as well as catering for private events. The 10,000 sq. ft. flagship location is next to the Las Vegas Convention Center and pays tribute to an old school family-centric dining experience. With 200 seats in a spacious dining room, a private dining room that can be rented out for parties or special events, an outdoor patio with cooling misters, a full bar with slot machines, an expansive to-go delicatessen and bakery with a pop-up display of Las Vegas’ famous Pinkbox Doughnuts, Bagelmania is a destination for visitors and locals alike. For more information visit and follow on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok.

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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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