In every sport there’s a passing of the torch from one generation to the next. In golf, Tiger Woods gave way to Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy. In basketball, Kobe Bryant passed the torch to LeBron James and Steph Curry
Today, in the world of hot dog eating contests, young Matt Stonie is taking over for Joey Chestnut. After 8 straight years of winning the hot dog eating contest, Joey Chestnut lost to Matt Stonie. Stonie was able to defeat the reigning champion by eating 62 hot dogs to 60. Chestnut was able to hold his own for most of the contest but was considerably slower than the younger Stonie.
Here’s hoping Chestnut makes a comeback next year because he’s truly one of the greats in the sport.