World CheeseSteak Eating Championship @ Dorney Park
Location: Allentown, PA
Winner: Pat Bertoletti, Philly CheeseSteaks
Total Prizes: $3,000 total cash purse
Down goes the Champ!
In what proved to be more competition than reigning world cheesesteak-eating champion Joey Chestnut could handle, his bid to three-peat at Dorney Park's Center Stage was interrupted by MLE rival Pat "Deep Dish" Bertoletti on Saturday afternoon. Bertoletti ate 20 Chickie's and Pete's cheesesteaks in 10 minutes to knock off the champ and claim the $1,500 oversized check for his own mantle. Chestnut finished second with 17 cheesesteaks while Royersford's Bob "Notorious B.O.B." Shoudt ate 14.5 to take third place and $500.
The event will prove to be one of the deepest of the year with nine of the top-30 eaters in the world in at the table. Downingtown's Flash Gordon and rising MLE star Kevin "LA Beast" Strahle tied for fourth with 12 cheesesteaks apiece to round out the money winners.
Those who packed Dorney's Center Stage witnessed a treat -- not as tasty as Pat's 20 Chickie's and Pete's cheesesteaks -- but a treat nonetheless on May 19, 2012.
1-Pat Bertoletti - 20 Chickie's and Pete's CheeseSteaks in 10 minutes ($1,500)
2-Joey Chestnut - 17 ($750)
3-Bob Shoudt - 14.5 ($500)
T4-Sean Gordon - 12 ($125)
T4-LA Beast - 12 ($125)
T6-Brian Dudzinski - 10.5
T6-Brian Subich - 10.5
8-Micah Collins - 10
9-Crazy Legs Conti - 9.5
10-Maria Edible - 9
11-Stacy McCarthy - 7
12-Beautiful Brian - 6.75
This event took place at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom located at 3830 Dorney Park Road, Allentown, PA 18104.
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