- Joey Chestnut is the king of competitive eating and in his latest competition he ate 17 pounds of cocktail shrimp in just 8 minutes
- The average person eats just 4 pounds of shrimp per year which is about the margin that Joey Chestnut beat second place by at the World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship in Indianapolis
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Joey Chestnut is the undisputed King of Competitive Eating. He is ranked #1 in the world by Major League Eating, dominates the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest on the 4th of July (14x champ), and he’s held nearly 50 competitive eating world records in his career.
In his latest competition, Joey Chestnut absolutely blew the field away. At the 2021 World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship in Indianapolis on Saturday, Chestnut ate an astounding 17 pounds of cocktail shrimp in just 8 minutes.
Second place was nowhere in his league. Joey beat the 2nd place finisher by about 3 pounds of cocktail shrimp. The average personly eats 4 pounds of shrimp in an entire year and Joey nearly won the competition by that margin. With that said, I probably eat 10x that average amount every year. 4 pounds of shrimp per year seems surprisingly low to me.
Here’s Joey Chestnut in action…
Joey Chestnut Eats 17 Pounds Of Cocktail Shrimp in 8 Minutes
This was incredible! 17lbs of shrimp and the world famous Joey Chestnut! pic.twitter.com/SVeSWPcfEO
— Trailstud Motorsports (@GregTrelstad1) December 4, 2021
1. Joey Chestnut 17lb 1.6oz
2. Geoff Esper 14lb 4.8oz
3. Miki Sudo 11lb NOT 8lb
4. Nick Wehry 9lb 8oz
5. Darron Breeden 8lb 6.4oz
6. George Chiger 7lb
7. Mr Gebhard 5lb 1.6oz
8. Mr Raible 4lb pic.twitter.com/EGIqNzFnG1
— Major League Eating (@eatingcontest) December 4, 2021
The locals were all about it:
He's a world champion competitive eater and adopted Hoosier. Of course we're talking about Joey Chestnut who be defending his world record in the St. Elmo shrimp cocktail eating contest He talks to us about the championship, which he considers his hometown debut
— Jamie Agee (@JamieAgee6) December 2, 2021
Suns out, Busch light flowin like soda, joey chestnut boutta eat 20 pounds of shrimp. It’s a good day
— Dirty Mike (@MichWarn) December 4, 2021
— Thomas McDonell (@tommymcdonell91) December 5, 2021
Eating 17 pounds and 8 ounces of cocktail shrimp in 8 minutes, Joey Chestnut fell short of the world record of 18 pounds and 9.6 ounces of cocktail shrimp in 8 minutes. Fortunately for Joey Chestnut, he already holds that record. He set that record in 2018, eating 18 lb 9.6 oz (8.44 kg) at The World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship in Indianapolis.
For what it’s worth, if you’ve never been to St. Elmo Steakhouse in Indy you 100% need to add it to your bucket list. It’s one of those iconic American steakhouses that everyone should visit at some point in their lives if they eat steak.