Let's get it out of the way: Gideon Oji is the tallest athlete ever to join the upper echelons of Major League Eating. At 6-foot-9, he uses his considerable frame to full effect, his lengthy torso the perfect home for Nathan's Famous hot dogs and buns and corn, as of press time. At the 2016 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating contest, Oji ate 38 hot dogs and buns to finish in fourth. Shortly after, he won Kale Yeah!—The World’s Healthiest Eating Championship Presented By Healthy Options. The event was the first sanctioned kale-eating World Championship and his win marked Oji's first non-qualifier gold in MLE competition. It will be the first of many. That is not blue-sky hope talking. Oji also played college basketball for the Clayton State Lakers. In the 2014-2015 season, the towering center finished with a shooting percentage of 42.9 from the floor and 75 from the line. The sky's the limit for Oji, as he continues his competitive eating career. And that's not simply a hack's attempt at humor that acknowledges both Oji's considerable height and the ceiling of his talents all in one convenient, trite cliché. No. The sky is the limit for Oji. Guy's got mad skills.
- Green Chile Stew 1.3125 gallons / Grants, New Mexico / 6 Minutes / October 8, 2016
- Brats (4.5oz) 34.5 4.5oz Colosimo Brats / Snowbird / 10 Minutes / Aug. 19, 2017
- Kale 25.5 16oz By Volume Chopped Kale Salads / Kale Yeah! At The Taste of Buffalo / 8 Minutes / July 9, 2016