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Matt Stonie

Bib Sheet

San Jose, CA
Age: 27
Weight: 130

Let's cut straight to the chase: Matthew Stonie won the 2015 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest. In doing so, The Boy King dethroned the man who had won it for the previous eight years, Joey Chestnut. Media outlets from Timbuktu to Kathmandu called it an upset but keen observers of our noble sport know that it is anything but. This win was the standout of his undefeated 2015 campaign. He has remained a constant force in competitive eating since this landmark achievement, choosing his events carefully and appearing to his adoring fans at select contests. Since turning pro in 2011 at the tender age of 19, Stonie has wowed all who have seen him eat. He is known for his out-of-the-gate speed, often leaping ahead of the competition and setting a gap of speed and distance. As he has matured as an athlete, he has been able to maintain this pace for the duration of each contest; his notable 2015 Nathan's Famous hot dog victory was a lesson in rhythm and consistency. There must be something in the water in San Jose, as the city first gave us Joey Chestnut now thrusts Matthew Stonie into the global competitive eating spotlight. (That city fathers have failed to erect a giant gold statue in their honor speaks volumes about the tone-deafness of municipal politicians. The people want this.) At last tally, his YouTube channel has over 8 million subscribers. But if you are reading this, you likely know that. You may or may not know that Maputo is the capital of Mozambique, though. That fact is unrelated to Matt Stonie. Not sure he's even been to Mozambique, if we are being honest.

Records

  • Pasta 10 pounds spaghetti and red sauce / Martorano’s Masters World Pasta Eating Championship At Paris Las Vegas / 8 minutes / October 17, 2015
  • Pumpkin Pie 20lb 13oz/Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Pie Festival / 8 Minutes/October 5, 2014
  • Birthday Cake 14.5 pounds/West Palm Beach, FL / 8 Minutes/Feb 14, 2015
  • Chicken Spiedies 20.5 8oz Lupo's Chicken Spiedies / Tioga Downs / 10 mins / August 12, 2017
  • MoonPies 85 MoonPies / Bass Pro Shops World MoonPie Eating Championship / 8 minutes / October 15, 2016
  • Slugburgers 43 Slugburgers/The World Slugburger Eating Championship Presented By Main Street Corinth / 10 Minutes/July 12, 2014
  • Frozen Yogurt 10.5lb Yogurtland Frozen Yogurt/Phantom Gourmet Food Festival / 6 Minutes/Sep. 29, 2013
  • Creek Indian Tacos 32.5 Creek Indian Tacos / Atmore, AL / 8 minutes/March 29, 2014
  • Bacon 182 Strips Smithfield Bacon/Daytona, FL / 5 Minutes/February 22, 2015
  • Pork Roll Sandwiches, 8oz 15 8oz Pork Roll Sandwiches / Meadowlands Racing And Entertainment / 10 Minutes / June 20, 2015
  • Peeps 255 Peeps / National Harbor, MD / 5 min / April 8, 2017
  • Silver Dollar Pancakes 113 1oz Silver Dollar Pancakes / Silver Dollar Fair / 8 minutes / May 28, 2016
  • Pork Ribs (Five Minutes) 71 Smithfield Fresh Pork Ribs/Homestead, FL / 5 Minutes/November 22, 2015