July 6, 2012 |
EATING MACHINE Joey Chestnut chomped his way to a sixth straight victory at the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Championship at Coney Island. The San Jose, Calif., resident and three-time champion of Sportsradio 94 WIP's Wing Bowl tied his 2009 record of 68 hot dogs eaten in 10 minutes. He remains the world's top-ranked competitive eater. Three local professional eaters — Royersford's Bob "Notorious B.O.B. " Shoudt, Drexel Hill's Micah "Wing Kong" Collins and Downingtown's Sean "Flash" Gordon — competed in the Major League Eating event but got nowhere near Chestnut's numbers.
July 6, 2016 |
THE WIENER and still champion . . . Former three-time Wing Bowl champion Joey "Jaws" Chestnut beat his own record in regaining Nathan's Mustard Yellow International Belt Monday, downing 70 hot dogs and buns - and more amazingly, keeping them down - to top defending champ Matt "The Megatoad" Stonie at the annual July Fourth eating contest. Chestnut, 32, was on a roll as he easily secured victory by swallowing 17 more hot dogs than Stonie, who last year ended Chestnut's streak of eight straight wins to take the championship title at Nathan's Famous on Coney Island.
July 5, 2013 |
IN CASE YOU missed it, Joey Chestnut won his seventh straight Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest yesterday. Chestnut devoured a record 69 dogs and buns in 10 minutes on Coney Island in New York, the original home of hot dog emporium. The only thing better than watching Chestnut eat was listening to Rich Shea announce the event for ESPN. Shea, the president of Major League Eating - there really is such a an organization - helps runs the gluttony fest, so you'll forgive him if he takes it a bit too seriously.
February 3, 2007 |
The predicted ice pellets never pelted. So the coast was clear for the early birds entering the Wachovia Center. And after Round One, the leader with a perhaps unprecedented 112 wings was a man from Clifton Heights. Suddenly, Wing Bowl 15, billed as "Philadelphia vs. the World," tantalized with a prospect as glittery as a Wingette's hair: Somebody local - "Gentleman Jerry" Coughlan - just might win. Incredibly, Philadelphia's Khalil Masso ("The Beast From the Northeast")
June 12, 2008 |
Two chow-down showdowns later this month will feature world-class hot-dog eaters. Assuming the word class applies to hot-dog eating. On June 26 in West Chester and on June 28 in Camden, competitions will be held to determine qualifiers for that legendary annual event at Coney Island, the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest. Last year at Coney Island, Joey Chestnut, two-time winner of Philadelphia's Wing Bowl, inhaled 66 franks - and buns - in 12 minutes, setting a new world record while taking the crown from six-time champ Takeru Kobayashi.
July 6, 2012 |
JOEY CHESTNUT is not the only person eating hot dogs in this country of ours. According to www.hot-dog.org (yes, there is such a website), Americans devoured 150 million on the Fourth of July. But nobody devours them faster than Chestnut. The San Jose, Calif., resident accounted for the consumption of 68 of those 150 million doggies on Wednesday on the way to winning The Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island. Chestnut, a three-time Wing Bowl champ (2006-08)
January 16, 2008
THE WING BOWL is about "laying aside pretense and looking into the soul of a man," says George Shea , the president of the International Federation of Competitive Eating. The IFOCE grants a provisional sanction to the Wing Bowl, but does not oversee the event and is not involved with its judging. Shea says that five-time champion Bill "El Wingador" Simmons "is the purest wing eater I've ever seen. He has complete comfort with the wing, but El Wingador competing against [Joey] Chestnut is like Don Rickles playing golf against Tiger Woods.
February 3, 2013 |
As The Stranger told The Dude in "The Big Lebowski," "Sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes, well, he eats you. " Jamie "The Bear" McDonald, of Granby, Conn., chomped his way to victory at SportsRadio 94 WIP's Wing Bowl 21 Friday at the Wells Fargo Center. McDonald, 36, devoured 287 wings, five more than the runner-up, South Jersey postman Dave "U.S. Male" Goldstein. The Bear is new to competitive eating, having just started in May. "This is the biggest contest in the world," The Bear said.
June 27, 2008 |
Pat "from Moonachie" Philbin snarfed 22-1/2 hot dogs in 10 minutes yesterday in West Chester to qualify for the legendary Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest, held yearly on Coney Island. Sounds impressive, but Royersford's Bob Shoudt ate 38 at the May 24 Philadelphia qualifier. And both are many burps shy of the world's record 66 devoured by last year's champ, Joey Chestnut, who's also won Wing Bowl twice. "My goal is to become the oldest eater to ever eat their age in hot dogs," Shoudt said this morning.
July 17, 2012 |
Q: This past July 4th, I watched Nathan's hot dog eating contest on TV where the winner (for the sixth time), Joey Chestnut, ate an incredible 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes! How can someone eat that much? He's not even that big a guy. Can't someone's stomach explode from doing that? Does he need to vomit afterward? A: The stomach is a muscular sac, and like the urinary bladder, it can be stretched way beyond its normal capacity with a lot of willpower and determination. Normally, there's a sense of fullness where you "just can't eat another bite.