The World Deep-Fried Asparagus Eating Championship

Date: 04/16/2011
Location: Stockton, CA
Winner: Joey Chestnut, Deep-Fried Asparagus
Total Prizes: $2,750 total cash purse

Joey Chestnut once again proved why he is the greatest eater on the planet when he broke his own record at the World Deep-Fried Asparagus Eating Championship. Chestnut ate 9 lbs 5.2 oz of friend asparagus spears in front of a capacity crowd raucously cheering on their homegrown hero.

The win was the fifth asparagus title for Chestnut in the contest's six-year history. His only loss coming in 2009 to #2-ranked Pat Bertoletti, the 2011 second place finisher (7 lbs 3.5 oz).

Impressing both the crowd and his fellow eaters, Matt "megatoad" Stonie surprised many in his first-ever MLE contest by taking third place after eating 6 lbs 12 oz. The San Jose native edged out #14-ranked Adrian Morgan by just 6 oz for the last payout.

1-Joey Chestnut - 9 lbs 5.2 oz friend asparagus in 10 minutes ($1,500)
2-Pat Bertoletti - 7 lbs 3.5 oz ($750)
3-Matt Stonie - 6 lbs 12 oz ($500)
4-Adrian Morgan - 6 lbs 6 oz
5-Erik Denmark - 5 lbs
6-Kevin Ross - 4 lbs 12 oz
7-Cameron Birdwell - 4 lbs
8-Ryan McKillop - 3 lbs 2 oz

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