Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest

Date: 07/04/2015
Location: Coney Island, NY
Winner: Men's: Matthew Stonie (62); Ladies': Miki Sudo (38), Nathanís Famous Hot Dogs
Total Prizes: $40,000 total prize purse



Matt Stonie of San Jose, CA, won the 2015 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest. Stonie ate 62 Hot Dogs, two more than eight-time champion Joey Chestnut. Chestnut holds the world record for eating 69 Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs and Buns in 10 minutes.

In the women's competition, Sonya Thomas of Alexandria, VA, failed to reclaim her title from Miki Sudo, of Las Vegas, NV. Sudo claimed the championship last year, and successfully defended her title from Thomas, who had won the pink belt for the three consecutive years prior; Sudo ate 38 Hot Dogs, seven more than Thomas, who ate 31.

The 2015 Nathanís Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest took place in Coney Island from 11 am to 1 pm on Saturday, July 4, 2015. The annual contest has occurred as it has for the better part of a century, at the Nathanís Famous flagship restaurant at the corner of Surf and Stillwell avenues in Brooklyn, NY.

In recent years, an estimated 35,000 fans have made the pilgrimage to Surf and Stillwell avenues in Coney Island to watch the contest in person. The ESPN telecast of the event routinely draws an audience of millions of viewers. As part of the event, Nathanís Famous will make a donation of 100,000 Nathanís Famous hot dogs to the Food Bank for New York City, as it does each year.

Full Result: Men's Championship!
1 Matthew Stonie 62 Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 mins
2 Joey Chestnut 60
3 Eater X 35.5
4 Erik Denmark 33
5 Adrian Morgan 31
6 Yasir Salem 30
7 Geoffrey Esper 29.5
8 Juan Rodriguez 28
9 Badlands Booker 24.5
10 Pablo Martinez 22
11 Steve Hendry 21.75
12 Crazy Legs Conti 19.5
13 Brian Dudzinski And Gideon Oji 19
15 Jeff Butler 17
16 Nate Biller 16

Full Result: Women's Championship!
1 Miki Sudo 38 Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 mins
2 Sonya Thomas 31
3 Juliet Lee 27.5
4 Michelle Lesco 26
5 Larell Marie Mele 16.75
6 Meredith Boxberger 16.5
7 Nela Zisser 16
8 Daniella Gioia 15
9 BeeJay Alexander 13
10 Carlene LeFevre 11
11 Lesley Ryder 10.5
12 Liz McClurg 8.5
13 Mary Bowers, Crystin Pactor, Marlene Wigginton 8
16 Angie Hendry 5

This contest* will take place on the Fourth of July, as it has each and every year since 1916, according to the archives.

About Nathan's Famous, Inc.
Nathan's is a Russell 2000 Company that currently distributes its products in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Cayman Islands and ten foreign countries through its restaurant system, foodservice sales programs and product licensing activities. Last year, over 480 million Nathan's Famous hot dogs were sold. Nathan's was ranked #22 on the Forbes 2014 list of the Best Small Companies in America and was listed as the Best Small Company in New York State in October 2013.

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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.