Canteen Eating Contest
WHAT WAS THE COMPETITION?
The official competition was 10 minutes of furious, sanctioned eating. Contestants ate as many Canteen sandwiches as humanly possible in 10 minutes.
All members of the public were allowed to apply for a seat at the competition. All applications were submitted to a selection committee run by Major League Eating. We had 6 professional competitors and 7 amateur eaters vying for the title of World Champion.
WHERE WAS THE COMPETITION?
The official 2nd Canteen eating competition took place at Downtown Ottumwa at the Canteen Alley at 1:00 PM, on Saturday, June 1, 2019.
The winner is Joey"Jaws" Chestnut from San Jose, California. He ate 28 1/2 sandwiches in just 10 minutes!
WHAT DID HE WIN?
Not only did Joey win the title of World Champion, he also won a trophy as well as $2,000.
HOW MANY CONTESTANTS WERE THERE AND HOW MANY WERE WOMEN?
The contest consisted of 12 brave souls who ate their hearts out! There were 11 men only 1 woman that competed.
HOW MANY DID THE REST OF THE PANEL EAT? 2109 Contest.
Joey "Jaws" Chestnut - 28.5
Gideon Oji - 19.5
Matt "Hungry" Hazzard -13.75
"Magic" Mike Johnson - 10
Mark Williams - 9.5
Matthew Raible - 8.75
Melvyn Randolph - 8
Jordan Tichy -5
Nicki Wyldes - 5
Shawn Young - 5
Russ Argo - 4
Alex Nieves - 2