Crazy Legs Conti
New York, NY
Legs started as one of the sport's biggest fans. It was in 2002, when he visited New Orleans to watch Super Bowl XXXVI that he began competing in the sport he loved. Unable to secure a ticket, he opted to watch the game in the venerable Acme Oyster House, where he downed 34 dozen oysters in just over three hours, setting a new Acme endurance record. Legs returned to New Orleans in April for the 2002 Big Easy Eat-Off, choosing a major for his first official IFOCE contest. Flanked by such veterans as Moe Ribs Molesky and Crawfish Nick Stipelkovich, Crazy Legs downed 168 oysters on the half shell, hands free, for a decisive win. The rookie eater next consumed 18.5 hot dogs and buns in Coney Island on July 4th and secured the MLE pancake eating title when he downed 3.5 pounds of sourdough pancakes and six pieces of bacon as part of the Hibernation Cup. Since that auspicious debut, Crazy Legs has established himself as perhaps the most prominent entertainer/eater in Major League Eating. The A& E network aired his namesake documentary, “Crazy Legs Conti: Zen and the Art of Competitive Eating” in 2005, and he ate dozens of oysters on Late Night with David Letterman soon thereafter. In 2007, Crazy Legs continued to shine as he earned a seat in both the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest and the Krystal Square Off World Hamburger Eating Championship. His unique look and knowledge of the sport also earned him a co-hosting gig on Spike TV's MLE Chowdown.
- Green Beans, French Cut 2.71 Pounds Green Beans / Six Minutes
- Buffet 5 1/2 pounds of buffet food / 12 minutes