Oktoberfest Zinzinnati World Bratwurst-Eating Championship
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Winner: Joey Chestnut, Brats
Total Prizes: $3,000 total cash purse
For the second straight year the world's best eater, Joey Chestnut, was crowned World Bratwurst Eating Champion at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati! Chestnut ate 35 brats in 10 minutes to claim the title and the $2,000 first-place cash prize. Chicago's Gravy Brown -- who has been known to fashion lederhosen from time to time -- finished second with with 31.5 brats.
Dubuque's Aaron "A-train" Osthoff, who started his MLE career a year ago on the Oktoberfest Zinzinnati stage, took third place with 25 brats in 10 minutes.
Journeyman Wild Bill Myers cashed for the first time in 2011 after eating 15 brats and winning $200.
This event took place on Oktoberfest Zinzinnati's Time Warner Fest Stage on Saturday, September 17th.
1-Joey Chestnut - 35 brats in 10 minutes - $2,000
2-Gravy Brown - 31.5 - $500
3-Aaron Osthoff - 25 - $300
4-Bill Myers - 15 - $200
5-Damien Boykin - 14
6-Jeremy Park - 12.5
T7-Matt Raible - 1
T7-Craig Reed - 11
9-Sean Mulcahey - 10.5
10-Justin Purtee - 4.5
About Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati USA
Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati USA is an outdoor festival held in downtown Zinzinnati, Ohio that showcases the rich German heritage of Southwestern Ohio, as well as tasty samples of German-style music, food and beer. First held in 1976, the event has grown to be North America's largest Oktoberfest with over 500,000 people attending each year. For information on Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, visit www.oktoberfestzinzinnati.com. Follow Oktoberfest Zinzinnati on twitter @CincinnatiParty.
Become a fan of the MLE Facebook Page
For instant results to all Major League Eating Contests, follow @eatingcontest.