Buffalo Wing Eating Champion, Joey Chestnut, Breaks Record Over The Weekend
How can he eat 75 hot dogs in 10 minutes?
We actually have the answer.
Joey Chestnut, you know the name, you have heard it in Buffalo before. He has won the National Chicken Wing eating contest in downtown Buffalo time after time again during the Labor Day weekend festivities.
This past weekend, though, at the annual Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in New York, Joey had 75 hot dogs WITH buns in 10 minutes to be crowned the champion. In the female division, Miki Sudo ate 48.5 hot dogs to win.
Both of these competitors set world records, it was Joey's 13th win at the contest and Miki's 7th win. Additionally, Joey ate his 1,000th hot dog ever during this weekend's event.
Now, a little debate here before we tell you actually HOW Joey can do it. He spilled the beans to Val once, so we have the inside info. Is competitive eating a sport?! Just because it is on ESPN and sport networks does NOT make it a sport. I mean, look at this stat that ESPN tweeted out. Joey Chestnut is the leader in the most wins at a single event. How can we even compare this to be apart of 11 Stanley cup winning teams or 11 NBA titles? A bit fishy. I'm not saying it is not impressive, I'm just saying I don't think it's fair to put them on the same list.
How does he do it? Well, we had a little inside scoop.
During a recent visit to Western New York, Joey Chestnut came and hung out with Clay and Company and gave us some pointers. Actually, he was specifically giving Val some pointers because she was going to be doing the amateur chicken wing eating contest (we debate if the tips worked though, because Val came in 4th place (she's also very proud of that so, hopefully she doesn't read this)).
You'd think he would eat more to 'practice'. Wrong. In fact, he fasts and then drinks TONS of water. Take a listen.