Wild Eggs National Pancake Eating Championship
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Winner: , Pancakes
Total Prizes: $4,000 total cash purse
PATRICK "DEEP DISH" BERTOLETTI SETS NEW PANCAKE WORLD RECORD AT THE INAUGURAL WILD EGGS NATIONAL PANCAKE EATING CHAMPIONSHIP!
Age and experience trumps youth and beauty, says the often-disproved maxim. True it was, however, in Louisville, KY, at the Wild Eggs National Pancake Eating Championship, where MLE legend Patrick Bertoletti fended off a spirited effort from smooth-cheeked juggernaut Matthew "The Megatoad" Stonie. Final score? Patrick 50 Wild Eggs pancakes; Matthew 47.
In their previous two meetings on the MLE stage it was #6-ranked Stonie who prevailed, edging Bertoletti in both ribs and gyoza. Bertoletti, the 2nd-ranked eater in the world, vowed not to let the man from San Jose defeat him a third time in sanctioned competition. Self-respect is a powerful motivator. So too is money—Bertoletti claimed the first prize of $2000 from the event's $4000 prize purse.
Bertoletti proved once again that his capacity is peerless in our sport; his haul of 50 pancakes represents an ingestion of over 10 pounds of buttermilky goodness. First and second put daylight between them and their fellow prize recipients. Gravy Brown ate 28.5 for third; Meredith "the Deep Fried Diva" Boxberger of Barrie, ON, ate 23.5 in a display that earned her "one to watch, seriously" status among informed fans of our sport. Badlands ate 23. And rapped and smiled.
1st Patrick Bertoletti 50, $2,000
2nd Matthew Stonie 47, $1,000
3rd Gravy Brown 28.5, $600
4th Meredith Boxberger 23.5, $250
5th Badlands Booker 23, $150
This MLE-sanctioned competition was the first to feature the cuisine of Wild Eggs—a Louisville, KY-based group of restaurants whose goal is to offer the same level of preparation, presentation and service that guests expect from an upscale dining experience. Wild Eggs serves innovative dishes that offer a fresh, contemporary approach to traditional breakfast, brunch and lunch. From bacon and eggs, to Wild Eggs' signature Everything muffin and Sweet Home Apple Bourbon Crepes, each detail of every meal is crafted with care.
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*All applicants must be 18 years of age or older and fully acknowledge and understand the inherent dangers and risks associated with participating in an eating contest. The applicant further acknowledges and understands that the MLE/IFOCE coordinates with event sponsor(s) to select and approve eligible participants, and that the MLE/IFOCE shall decide, at its sole discretion, whether an applicant is eligible to participate in any eating event, and/or related activities. The MLE/IFOCE may revoke an applicant's eligibility to participate in the eating contest, or related activities, at any time, for any reason, at its sole discretion. The MLE/IFOCE and the event sponsors reserve the right, at any time, to change any and all details concerning the event, including, e.g., time, duration, location and prize structure.