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Joey Chestnut

Bib Sheet

San Jose, CA
Age: 36
Weight: 230

Joey Chestnut is the greatest eater is history. That is not empty editorializing or bloviating. That is empirical fact. Members of the media and members of the scientific community are warmly invited to conduct their own independent analysis; MLE is confident that you will come to the same conclusions. Chestnut defeated Kobayashi at the 2007 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contests to return the Mustard Yellow Belt to the United States. That victory was the start of an unprecedented eight-year run at the top of the Nathan’s Hot Dog World; Chestnut was undefeated at the event he made his own through 2014. He regained the title in the 2016 Championship to earn his ninth title. He also holds the world hot dogs eating record—an incredible 74 Nathan’s Famous hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes, at the time of writing. He is also adept at a wide variety of foods stuffs, notably chicken wings—he is the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016 Hooters Worldwide Wing Eating Champion—and chili. At the time of writing, Chestnut holds 46 World Records across 46 disciplines. That is a World Record of World Records. These days Joey Chestnut is truly an American hero and a national treasure. His appetite is legendary and he shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Keep your eyes open, world, because Joey Chestnut may be coming to a city near you soon.

Records

  • Chicken Wings, 12 minutes 7.61 lbs Buffalo Chicken Wings / 12 minutes/ September 2, 2012
  • Chicken Wings, Long form 182 chicken wings / 30 minutes
  • Hot Dogs 74 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs and Buns / 10 minutes / July 4th, 2018
  • Eggs 141 Hard Boiled Eggs / 8 Minutes/Oct. 5, 2013
  • Donuts, Glazed 55 Glazed Donuts / Salvation Army National Donut Day / 8 Minutes / June 2, 2017
  • Pork Ribs 13.76 lb pork rib meat/ John Ascuaga's Nugget / 12 minutes / August 28, 2013
  • Pork, Pulled Sandwiches 45 pulled pork sandwiches / 10 minutes/ Sept. 1, 2007
  • Meat Pies 23 6oz Meat Pies / Silver Slipper World Meat Pie Eating Championship / 10 minutes / March 5, 2016
  • Tacos, Taco Bell 53 soft beef tacos/Taco Bell / 10 minutes/ July 29, 2011
  • Asparagus 12 lbs 8.75 oz Deep Fried Asparagus Spears/ Stockton Asparagus Festival / 10 minutes/ Apr. 26, 2014
  • Hamburgers: Krystals 103 Krystal Burgers / 8 minutes/October 28, 2007
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwiches 47 grilled cheese sandwiches / 10 Minutes/ June 10, 2006
  • Tamales 102 Tamales/Lewisville Western Days Festival / 12 Minutes/Sept. 29, 2012
  • Pork, Pulled 9 Pounds, 6 Ounces Smoked, Pulled Pork/ Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs / 10 Minutes/ Sept. 16, 2006
  • Corned Beef Sandwiches 20 8-oz sandwiches/TooJay's World Class Corned Beef Eating Championship / 10 minutes/March 17, 2012
  • Gyoza 384 Day-Lee Foods gyoza/Los Angeles Nisei Week / 10 minutes/August 16, 2014
  • Horseshoe Sandwiches 6 lbs, 5 oz horseshoe sandwiches / 12 minutes
  • Salt Potatoes 13 lbs Salt Potatoes / Wild Carp Week / 10 minutes / May 14, 2011
  • Pizza Hut P'Zones 7.5 Pizza Hut P'Zones/Pizza Hut Chow-Lenge @ Spike Guys Choice Awards / 10 minutes/June 4, 2011
  • Jalapeno Poppers 118 Jalapeno Poppers/University of Arizona / 10 minutes/April 8, 2006
  • Burritos, Long Form 14.5 lbs burritos / Illegal Pete's Burritos / 10 Minutes / May 28, 2016
  • Kolache Factory Kolaches 56 Sausage and Cheese Kolaches/Kolache Factory in Houston, TX / 8 Minutes/Sept. 14, 2007
  • Philly CheeseSteaks 23 6" sandwiches / Dorney Park / 10 minutes / May 14, 2011
  • Funnel Cake 5.9 lbs / Kings Dominion / 10 minutes / May 23, 2009
  • Shrimp Wontons 390 shrimp wontons/CP Biggest Eater Competition 2011-12 / 8 Minutes/February 11, 2012
  • Poutine 28 lb / Smoke's Poutinerie Poutine / 10 minutes / Oct. 19, 2019
  • Gyros 30 8-oz Gyros/Niko Niko's Gyros / 10 Minutes/May 15, 2016
  • Pepperoni Rolls 36 Pepperoni Rolls / WV Three Rivers Festival / 10 minutes / May 27, 2017
  • Turkey (Whole) 9.35 lbs whole turkey / Foxwoods Turkey Eating Championship / 10 minutes / November 22, 2014
  • Pork, Pulled Sliders 62 pulled pork sliders / 10 Minutes/March 28, 2014
  • Pastrami 25 7oz half Katz's Delicatessen Pastrami Sandwiches / 10 minutes/June 2, 2013
  • Fish Tacos 30 6oz. Joeys Seafood Restaurants Fish Tacos / 5 Minutes/August 7, 2014
  • Brain Tacos 54 Brain Tacos / Zombie Pub Crawl / 8 Minutes/Oct. 12, 2013
  • Apple Pie 4.375 Three-Pound Apple Pies/Mapleside Farms / 8 Minutes/Sept. 13, 2013
  • Twinkies 121 Twinkies/Bally's Casino-Tunica / 6 Minutes/Oct. 26, 2013
  • Shrimp Cocktail 18lb 9.6oz St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail/Indianapolis, IN / 8 minutes/December 1, 2018
  • Pierogi 165 Pierogi/Horseshoe Casino / 8 minutes/October 8, 2014
  • Tacos, Traditional (Three-Inch Tortilla) 126 Tacos / Mystic Lake Casino Hotel / 8 minutes / May 5, 2017
  • Boysenberry Pie 14.5lb of pie / Knotts Berry Farm / 8 minutes / March 19, 2016
  • Gumbo 15 16oz bowls (1.875 gallons) / World Record Gumbo / 8 Minutes / November 7, 2015
  • White Hut Cheeseburgs 52 Cheeseburgs / The Big E Fair / 10 minutes / September 23, 2017
  • Croquetas 185 Catalina croquetas / Miami, FL / 8 min / March 10, 2019
  • Mutton Sandwiches 81 4oz Sandwiches / Owensboro International Bar-B-Q Festival / 10 minutes / May 12, 2018
  • Ice-Cream Sandwiches 25.5 Baked Bear Ice-Cream Sandwiches / San Diego, CA / 6 Minutes / June 3, 2018
  • San Pedro Fish Market Shrimp 7lb San Pedro Fish Market Shrimp / San Pedro, CA / 8 Minutes / May 28, 2018
  • Hostess® Donettes® 257 Hostess® Donettes® / Philadelphia, PA / 6 Minutes / June 1, 2018
  • Canteen Sandwiches 18.5 Canteen Sandwiches / Ottumwa, IA / 10Minutes / June 2, 2018
  • Pepperoni Rolls 43 Pepperoni Rolls / WV Three Rivers Festival / 10 minutes / May 25, 2019
  • Canteen Sandwiches 28.5 Canteen Sandwiches / Ottumwa, IA / 10 Minutes / June 1, 2019
  • 2-Foot Pizza Slice 6.5 2-Foot Pizza Slices / Fat Boy's Pizza / 10 Minutes / August 25th, 2019
  • Carnitas Tacos 82 2oz carnitas tacos / Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier / 8 minutes / October 4, 2019
  • H-E-B True Texas Beef Brisket BBQ Sandwiches 27 H-E-B True Texas Beef Brisket BBQ Sandwiches / Circuit of the Americas / 10 Minutes / November 2, 2019
  • Waffles, Eggo-Style 81 Waffles / San Jose Barracuda / 8 Minutes / November 17, 2019