The Los Angeles Nisei Week Festival Gyoza Eating Championship

Date: 08/23/2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Winner: Joey Chestnut, O'Tasty Foods Gyoza
Total Prizes: $1500

2008 Results:
Joey 231 Gyoza in 10 min (New World Record)
Pat Bertoletti 201
Rich LeFevre 175
Gravy Brown 135
"00" Kevin Ross 107

In 2006, the Nisei Week Gyoza Eating Championship went down to the wire as Joey Chestnut edged out Sonya Thomas with 212 chicken gyoza to 210. Major League Eating will be back in LA on August 23 to determine if anyone will be able to break the record held by the world's number one gurgitator.

Registration for this event is now closed.

Nisei Week is a nine-day festival in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo district which highlights Japanese and Japanese American culture and 2008 marks its 68th year. This year's festival will be held August 16-24.

Trivia: Nisei are second generation Japanese-Americans.

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Additional sponsors include The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation, Tokio Marine, and O'Tasty Foods Potstickers.