Mad Competitive

mlelinkThis is the part of the site where you can see where the real eaters throw down. This ain’t a competition with your older cousin on Thanksgiving to see how many helpings of turkey and collard greens you can eat. These records have names like Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi attached to them.

While no mortal may come close to these Gods of Glutton, we can sure dream and seek out heroes who seek out local records like Adam Richman. When I get a chance I’ll be on the prowl for records to break in DC. For now, I’ll leave it to the athletes.

Courtesy of the International Federation of Competitive Eating (IFOCE), here are the world records that stand as of September 2010:

24″ Pizza
7 1/2 Extra Large Bacci Pizza Slices
15 Minutes/ July 9, 2005
Richard LeFevre

16″ Pizza
47 Slices Big Apple Pizza/Battle at the Big Apple World Pizza Eating Championship
10 Minutes/November 8, 2008
Patrick Bertoletti

7-Eleven Sports Slurpee
22 oz Sports Slurpee/7-Eleven Sports Slurping Time Trials
9 seconds/April 15, 2010
Patrick Bertoletti

Armour Vienna Sausage
8.31 pounds Armour Vienna Sausage /Lowe’s Motor Speedway Charlotte
10 Minutes/ May 28, 2005
Sonya Thomas

Asparagus
8.8 pounds Tempura Deep Fried Aspargus Spears/ Stockton Asparagus Fest
10 minutes/ Apr. 26, 2008
Joey Chestnut

Baked Beans
Six Pounds Baked Beans
One Minute, 48 Seconds
Don Lerman

Baked Beans, Long Course
8.4 Pounds Baked Beans/ 84 Lumber
2 minutes 47 seconds/ Aug. 7, 2004
Sonya Thomas

Beef Brisket BBQ Sandwiches
34.75 Beef Brisket BBQ Sandwiches/Cherokee Casino
10 Minutes/July 26, 2008
Bob Shoudt

Beef Tongue
3 pound 3 ounces pickled beef tongue whole
12 minutes
Dominic Cardo

Beef Tri-Tip
4 lbs 11 ounces/Colusa Casino World Tri-Tip Eating Challenge
12 minutes/June 28, 2009
Hall Hunt

Birthday Cake
Five Pounds/ TripRewards 1st Birthday
11 Minutes, 26 Seconds/ May 10, 2005
Richard LeFevre

Blueberry Pie (Hands-Free)
9.17 lbs blueberry pie/Stand By Me World Pie Eating Championship
8 minutes/July 28, 2007
Patrick Bertoletti

Bologna
2.76 Pounds Pork & Chicken Bologna/Eats of Strength
Six Minutes/May 6, 2006
Don Lerman

Bonless Buffalo Wings
7.72 lbs/Isle Boonville World Boneless Buffalo Wing Eating Championship
12 minutes/May 8, 2010
Timothy Janus

Brats
58 Johnsonville Brats / Brat Days
10 Minutes/ Aug. 5, 2006
Takeru Kobayashi

Buffalo Chicken Tenders
6.93 lbs/Binga
10 Minutess/March 27, 2010
Sonya Thomas

Buffet
5 1/2 pounds of buffet food
12 minutes
Crazy Legs Conti

Burritos
15 BurritoVille burritos
8 minutes
Eric Booker

Burritos, Long Form
11.81 lbs burritos/Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill
10 Minutes/Sep. 22, 2007
Timothy Janus

Butter
7 quarter-pound sticks, salted butter
5 minutes
Don Lerman

Cabbage
6 pounds 9 ounces giant cabbage
9 minutes
Charles Hardy

Candy Bars
Two Pounds Chocolate Candy Bars
6 minutes
Eric Booker

Cannoli (tied)
26 large cannoli/San Gennaro Festival
6 minutes/Sept. 15, 2006
Timothy Janus

Cannoli (tied)
26 large cannoli/San Gennaro Festival
6 minutes/Sept. 16, 2005
Cookie Jarvis

Catfish
6.75 pounds Fried Catfish/Rhythm City Casino World Catfish Eating Championship
10 minutes/Mar 20, 2010
Sonya Thomas

Cheesecake
11 pounds Downtown Atlantic Cheesecake
9 minutes/ Sept. 26, 2004
Sonya Thomas

Cherrystone Clams
26 dozen / Peter’s Clam Bar
6 minutes / May 31, 2010
Sonya Thomas

Chicken Nuggets
80 Chicken Nuggets
5 Minutes
Sonya Thomas

Chicken Wings, 12 minutes
7.5 lbs Buffalo Chicken Wings
12 minutes/ May 21, 2007
Joey Chestnut

Chicken Wings, Long form
182 chicken wings
30 minutes
Joey Chestnut

Chicken Wings, Short form
2 pounds, 2.5 ounces Hooter’s Chicken Wings
5 minutes
Cookie Jarvis

Chicken-Fried Steak
6 11-ounce chicken fried steaks with country gravy/ Lone Star Cafe
12 minutes/ Nov. 2, 2003
Cookie Jarvis

Chili
1 1/2 gallon Stagg Chili
10 minutes
Richard LeFevre

Chili Cheese Fries
8 lbs, 2 oz Wienerschnitzel Chili Cheese Fries at the Queen Mary
10 minutes/February 11, 2006
Sonya Thomas

Chili Spaghetti
13.9 lbs Skyline Chili Spaghetti/Kings Island
10 Minutes/September 7, 2009
Bob Shoudt

Chocolate
1 lb, 15.5 oz Chicago Chocolate Hearts
7 minutes/Feb. 13, 2006
Patrick Bertoletti

Corn Dogs
12 Fletcher’s Corny Dogs/ State Fair of Texas
10 minutes/ Sept. 28, 2003
Richard LeFevre

Corned Beef & Cabbage
10.63 lbs Corned Beef & Cabbage
10 Minutes/ Mar. 16, 2007
Patrick Bertoletti

Corned Beef Hash
4 pounds of hash
1 minute 58 seconds
Eric Booker

Corned Beef Sandwiches
16 3/4 6-ounce Corned Beef Sandwiches
10 minutes/March 16, 2009
Patrick Bertoletti

Cow Brains
57 (17.7 pounds)
15 minutes
Takeru Kobayashi

Crab Cakes
46 Phillips Crab Cakes/Baltimore Waterfront Festival
10 Minutes/ April 29, 2006
Sonya Thomas

Cranberry Sauce, Jellied
13.23 lbs jellied cranberry sauce/Spike TV’s MLE Chowdown
8 Minutes/Nov. 22, 2007
Juliet Lee

Crawfish
6.5 pounds/Rouses World Crawfish Eating Championship
10 minutes/April 10, 2010
Sonya Thomas

Date Nut Bread
29.5 Chock full o’Nuts Date Nut Breat and Cream Cheese Sandwiches
8 minutes/December 20, 2006
Patrick Bertoletti

Deep-Fried Calamari
6.625 pounds Mallie’s Sports Grill World Calamari Eating Championship
10 Minutes/ May 30, 2009
Patrick Bertoletti

Deep-Fried Okra
9.75 lbs Deep Fried Okra/GoldenPalace.net at the Oklahoma State Fair
10 Minutes/Sept. 16, 2006
Sonya Thomas

Doughnuts
49 glazed doughnuts
8 minutes/October 2, 2002
Eric Booker

Doughnuts, Cream-filled
47 Glazed and Cream-filled Doughnuts/MLE St. Patrick’s Day Chowdown
5 minutes/March 17, 2007
Patrick Bertoletti

Dumplings
91 Chinese dumplings
8 minutes
Cookie Jarvis

Eggs
65 Hard Boiled Eggs
6 minutes, 40 seconds
Sonya Thomas

Flautas
65 flautas/World Flauta Eating Championship
10 minutes/Dec. 6, 2009
Ben Monson

French Fries
4.46 pounds Nathan’s Famous Crinkle Cut Fries
Six Minutes/ March 31, 2005
Cookie Jarvis

French Fries
7.9 lbs Curley’s French Fries / Curley’s Fries Eating Championship @ Morey’s Piers
10 minutes / May 31, 2010
Bob Shoudt

Fruitcake
4 pounds, 14 1/4 ounces Wegmans Fruitcake
10 minutes/ Dec. 30, 2003
Sonya Thomas

Funnel Cake
5.9 lbs / Kings Dominion
10 minutes / May 23, 2009
Joey Chestnut

Garlicky Greens
7.5 lbs / b.good Garlicky Greens Eating Championship
5 Minutes/Oct. 3, 2009
Pete Davekos

Grapes
8 Pounds, 15 Ounces Grapes/ Smirnoff Twisted V Wild Grape
10 Minutes/ Nov. 1, 2005
Cookie Jarvis

Green Beans, French Cut
2.71 Pounds Green Beans
Six Minutes
Crazy Legs Conti

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
47 grilled cheese sandwiches
10 Minutes/ June 10, 2006
Joey Chestnut

Grits
21 lbs of Grits at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs
10 minutes/Sept. 29, 2007
Patrick Bertoletti

Gyoza
231 chicken and vegetable gyoza/Los Angeles Nisei Week
10 minutes/August 23, 2008
Joey Chestnut

Gyros
21 8-oz Gyros/Niko Niko’s
10 Minutes/May 16, 2009
Patrick Bertoletti

Haggis
3 pounds Haggis
8 Minutes/Oct 8, 2008
Eric Livingston

Ham & Potatoes
6 pounds of Easter Feaster meal
12 minutes
Cookie Jarvis

Ham, sliced
2 lbs, 10 oz. holiday spiral sliced ham
5 minutes/Dec. 15, 2006
Seaver Miller

Hamburger: Big Daddy Burger
9 pound cheeseburger/ Plaza Hotel Casino
27 minutes, 0 seconds/ Jan. 21, 2006
Sonya Thomas

Hamburgers
11 1/4 Burgers (1/4 pound) “Cloud Burgers”
10 minutes
Don Lerman

Hamburgers
7 Burgers (3/4 pound) “Thickburgers”
10 minutes
Sonya Thomas

Hamburgers: Krystals
103 Krystal Burgers
8 minutes/October 28, 2007
Joey Chestnut

Hamentaschen
50 traditional Purim cookies
6 minutes
Eric Booker

Horseshoe Sandwiches
6 lbs, 5 oz horseshoe sandwiches
12 minutes
Joey Chestnut

Hot Dogs
68 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs and Buns
10 minutes/ July 4, 2009
Joey Chestnut

Huevos Rancheros
7.75 lbs Huevos Rancheros
10 minutes/March 18, 2006
Richard LeFevre

Ice Cream
1 gallon, 9 ounces of vanilla ice cream
12 minutes
Cookie Jarvis

Ice Cream, Short form
1.75 Gallons Brooklyn Vanilla Ice Cream
8 minutes/May 26, 2006
Patrick Bertoletti

Jalapeno Poppers
118 Jalapeno Poppers/University of Arizona
10 minutes/April 8, 2006
Joey Chestnut

Jalapenos, Pickled
275 Pickled Jalapeno Peppers/La Costena “Feel the Heat” Jalapeno Eating Championship Challenge
10 Minutes/May 2, 2010
Patrick Bertoletti

Jalapenos, Pickled, 8-Minute Record
247 pickled jalapeno peppers/State Fair of Texas
8 minutes/Oct. 8, 2006
Richard LeFevre

Jalapenos, Pickled, Short-Form
191 Pickled Jalapeno Peppers/La Costena “Feel the Heat” Jalapeno Eating Challenge
6.5 Minutes/Sept. 16, 2007
Patrick Bertoletti

Jambalaya
9 Pounds Crawfish Jambalaya/ LuLu’s Mardi Gras
10 Minutes/ Feb. 24, 2004
Sonya Thomas

Key Lime Pie
10.8 pounds Key Lime Pie
8 minutes/Mar. 21, 2006
Patrick Bertoletti

King Cake
14 cakes (10.5 lbs)/Showboat AC Casino
8 minutes/Feb 16, 2010
Patrick Bertoletti

Kolache Factory Kolaches
56 Sausage and Cheese Kolaches/Kolache Factory in Houston, TX
8 Minutes/Sept. 14, 2007
Joey Chestnut

Kolaches
44 Cherry Kolaches/GoldenPalace.net at the Nebraska State Fair
8 Minutes/Sept. 2, 2006
Patrick Bertoletti

Krystal Hamburgers, 2 minutes
39 Krystal Hamburgers
2 minutes/September 2007
Bob Shoudt

Lobster Rolls
41 Lobster Rolls in Boston challenge
10 minutes/Sept. 23, 2006
Takeru Kobayashi

Maine Lobster/ Kennebunk
44 Maine Lobsters (11.3 Pounds of meat) from the shell
12 minutes/ Aug. 13, 2005
Sonya Thomas

Mars Bars
38 bars/Red Faction Mars Bar Eating World Championship
5 Minutes/July 22, 2010
Patrick Bertoletti

Matzo Balls
21 baseball-sized matzo balls
5 minutes, 25 seconds
Eric Booker

Mayonnaise
4 32-ounce bowls mayonnaise
8 minutes
Oleg Zhornitskiy

Meat Pies
16 six-ounce meat pies
10 minues
Boyd Bulot

Meatballs
10 pounds, 3 Ounces Meatballs/ Carmine’s Restaurant at Tropicana Hotel Casino
12 minutes/ Dec. 3, 2005
Sonya Thomas

Mince Pies
46 Mince Pies at the Wookey Hole Big Eat in Somerset, England
10 minutes/Nov. 29, 2006
Sonya Thomas

Native American Fry Bread
9.75 Fry Breads
8 Minutes/October 28, 2006
Erik The Red Denmark

Nigiri Sushi
141 pieces of Nigiri Sushi/MLE: The Game Promotion
6 Minutes/April 11, 2008
Timothy Janus

Onions
8.5 ounces Maui Onions (three onions)/ Whalers Village
1 minute/ Aug. 8, 2004
Eric Booker

Oysters
46 Dozen Acme Oysters/ Acme Oyster House
10 Minutes/ Mar. 20, 2005
Sonya Thomas

Oysters, Short Form
37 dozen Acme oysters/New Orleans Oyster Festival, New Orleans
8 Minutes/June 6, 2010
Sonya Thomas

Pancakes
3 1/2 pounds pancakes & bacon
12 minutes
Crazy Legs Conti

Pasta
6 2/3 pounds linguini (no. 115)
10 minutes
Cookie Jarvis

Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwiches
36 Sandwiches/The Isle Casino Hotel Biloxi
10 minutes/Jan 9, 2010
Bob Shoudt

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches
42 PB&J/Drum Corps International
10 minutes/Aug. 8, 2007
Patrick Bertoletti

Peas
9.5 one-pound bowls
12 minutes
Eric Booker

Pelemeni
274 Russian dumplings
6 minutes
Dale Boone

Philly CheeseSteaks
19 6″ sandwiches / Dorney Park
10 minutes / May 1, 2010
Joey Chestnut

Pickles, Sour
5 lbs 11.2 oz / Isle Casino Pompano Park World Pickle Eating Championship
6 Minutes / September 12, 2010
Patrick Bertoletti

Pickles, Vinegar
2.7 Pounds Kosher Dills
Six Minutes
Brian Seiken

Pigs’ Feet and Knuckles
2.89 lbs pigs’ feet meat/State Fair Meadowlands
10 minutes/June 23, 2007
Arturo Rios, Jr.

Pizza Hut P’Zones
4.82 lbs Pizza Hut P’Zones
6 minutes/July 10, 2007
Joey Chestnut

Pomme Frites
2 pounds 9 ounces of Pomme Frites
8 minutes
Cookie Jarvis

Pork and Beans
84 ounces of baked beans
58 seconds/Oct 8, 2008
Micah Collins

Pork Ribs
9.8 pounds pork rib meat/ John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino Resort
12 minutes/August 27, 2008
Joey Chestnut

Pork, Pulled
9 Pounds, 6 Ounces Smoked, Pulled Pork/ Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs
10 Minutes/ Sept. 16, 2006
Joey Chestnut

Pork, Pulled Sandwiches
45 pulled pork sandwiches
10 minutes/ Sept. 1, 2007
Joey Chestnut

Posole
9 lbs, 3 ounces Posole/ Sky City Casino
12 Minutes/ Nov. 18, 2006
Patrick Bertoletti

Potato Wedges
3.74 lbs Buffalo Wild Wings Potato Wedges/Spike TV’s MLE Chowdown
8 minutes/October 18, 2007
Tim Brown

Poutine
13 lbs / Smoke’s Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship
10 minutes/May 22, 2010
Patrick Bertoletti

Pumpkin Pies
4-3/8 Entenmann’s Pumpkin Pies
12 Minutes/ Nov. 22, 2004
Eric Booker

Quesadilla
31.5 4-inch Cheese Quesadilla
5 minutes
Sonya Thomas

Ramen Noodles
10.5 lbs Ramen Noodles/NARUTO: Clash of Ninja Revolution for Nintedo Wii
8 minutes/October 27, 2007
Timothy Janus

Reindeer Sausage
28 Glacier Brewhouse Reindeer Sausage
10 minutes
Dale Boone

Rice Balls
20 pounds rice balls
30 minutes
Takeru Kobayashi

Roast Beef Sliders
37.5 / Roy Rogers World Roast Beef Slider Eating Championship
8 minutes/Nov. 13, 2009
Bob Shoudt

Rocky Mountain Oysters
3 lbs 11.75 oz / Isle Black Hawk World Rocky Mountain Oyster Eating Championship
10 minutes / August 28, 2010
Patrick Bertoletti

Salmon Chowder
312 fl oz; 23.4 lbs/The Slammin’ Salmon World Chowder Eating Contest
6 minutes/Dec. 3, 2009
Bob Shoudt

Sausage Sandwiches
13.25 Gianelli Sausage Sandwiches/New York State Fair
12 minutes/Aug. 26, 2006
ChipBurger Simpson

Shoo-Fly Pie
11.1 Pounds Shoo-Fly Pie/ Rockvale Outlets
8 Minutes/ June 23, 2007
Patrick Bertoletti

Shrimp
4 pounds 15 ounces spot shrimp
12 minutes/Sept. 22, 2006
Erik The Red Denmark

Shrimp Wontons
380 shrimp wontons/CP Biggest Eater Competition
8 Minutes/May 9, 2010
Joey Chestnut

SPAM
6 pounds of SPAM from the can/ SPAMARAMA
12 minutes/ Apr. 3, 2004
Richard LeFevre

Steeplechase/Chowdown Championship
Pork burgers, Beef ribeye sandwiches, Turkey Legs, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Cupcakes/Indiana State Fair
August 19, 2006
Bob Shoudt

Steeplechase/Ultimate Eating Tournament
Shrimp, Pralines, Hot Dogs, Nachos, Gelato/Broadway at the Beach
10 minutes/ Apr. 22, 2006
Bob Shoudt

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
7.9 lbs Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
8 minutes/July 29, 2006
Patrick Bertoletti

Strawberry Shortcake
15.25 lbs Strawberry Shortcake/Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival
8 Minutes/June 17, 2007
Patrick Bertoletti

Sweet Corn
46 ears sweet corn/ Sweet Corn Fiesta
12 minutes/ Apr. 25, 2010
Joe LaRue

Sweet Potato Casserole
8.62 pounds/ NC State Fair
11 minutes/ Oct. 20, 2004
Sonya Thomas

Tacos
48 soft chicken tacos/ Zocalo Restaurant
11 minutes/ Sept. 29, 2004
Sonya Thomas

Tamales
71 Tamales/Old Town Lewisville/Dallas Tortilla & Tamale Factory
12 Minutes/Sept. 1, 2007
Timothy Janus

Tex Mex Rolls
30 Tex Mex Rolls/ GameWorks at Great Lakes Crossing
12 minutes/ Mar. 12, 2005
Richard LeFevre

Tiramisu
4 pounds tiramisu/ Verducci’s Market
6 minutes/ Mar. 5, 2005
Timothy Janus

Toasted Ravioli
4 pounds toasted ravioli by Charlie Gitto’s at Harrah’s St. Louis
12 Minutes/ Nov. 20, 2004
Sonya Thomas

Turducken
7 3/4 pounds Turducken.com Thanksgiving Dinner
12 minutes/ Nov. 26, 2003
Sonya Thomas

Ultimate Eating Tournament (Various Foods)
7 Chicken Wings, 1 lb of Nachos, 3 Hot Dogs, 2 Personal Pizzas, 3 Italian Ices/Broaday at the Beach
7 minutes, 13 seconds/April 19, 2008
Juliet Lee

Waffles
29 Waffles (8 oz.)/ Waffle House
10 Minutes/ Oct. 7, 2007
Patrick Bertoletti

Watermelon
13.22 pounds Watermelon/ Brookville Community Picnic
15 minutes/ July 30, 2005
Jim Reeves

Whole Turkey
4 pounds, 12.8 ounces roast turkey meat/Thanksgiving Invitational
12 minutes/ Nov. 22, 2006
Patrick Bertoletti

Whole Turkey, Short Form
6.91 lbs roast turkey meat/Spike TV
8 Minutes/Nov. 22, 2007
Patrick Bertoletti

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