Niko Niko's World Gyro Eating Championship
Location: Houston, TX
Winner: Joey Chestnut, Niko Niko's Gyros
Total Prizes: $5,000 Total Prize Purse
JOEY EATS 22-AND-A-QUARTER NIKO NIKO'S GYROS FOR NEW WR! SLAYS YOUTH IN DOING SO!
Age and guile outplayed youth and vigor in Houston, Greece, on May 19, 2013, with world #1 Joey "Jaws" Chestnut downing a new world-record 22.25 Niko Niko's gyros in 10 minutes for the win. Second place, the fresh face of Matt "The Megatoad" Stonie" with 20. Third place, newcomer Miki Sudo with 15.5. Chestnut was his old self on this dayórelentless, metronomic, remorseless, cruel. He won. He cares not how.
Three weeks previously, of course, things were very different. At the 2013 Stockton Asparagus Festival Deep-Fried Asparagus Eating Competition held on April 27, it was Stonie who claimed the day, besting Chestnut by a pound. This gyro-eating contest was Chestnut's chance to reset to the ledger, to reassert the establishment, to reclaim his seat on high from which he watches all others. He is in his rightful place today.
Adrian Morgan, Juan Rodriguez and Steve Hendry rounded out the money positions.
1 Joey Chestnut 22.25
2 Matthew Stonie 20
3 Miki Sudo 15.5
4 Adrian "The Rabbit" Morgan 13
5 Juan More Bit Rodriguez 10.5
6 Steve Hendry 9.5
7 Badlands Booker 8.75
8 Andrew "The Bear" Kogutkiewicz 5.75
9 Corey Fanguy 5.5
10 Alex "Moose" Perez 3.75
11 Andrew "Afabos" Brouskakis 3.5
11 Ethan Lowe 3.5
This contest took place at 2pm Central on Sunday, May 19th at the Houston Greek Fest, 1100 Eldridge Parkway, Houston, TX 77077.
About the 2013 Houston Greek Fest
The Niko Niko's World Gyro Eating Championship is part of Houstonís Annual Greek Fest. Dimitri Fetokakis and his family have long been supporters of the festival. Houston Greek Fest, now celebrating its 19th anniversary, is a four-day event that features fine homemade Greek food & deserts, Greek wine & beer, Greek folk dancing, Greek shops, vendor booths, children's food, and a large childrenís play area. Part of the Festival proceeds are donated to local charities.
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