The Snowbird Bratwurst Eating Championship

Date: 08/19/2017
Location: Snowbird, UT
Winner: , Bratwurst
Total Prizes: $4,000 Total Prize Purse


All hail Gideon Oji! Fresh off his win at the 2017 Kale Yeah! World Kale-Eating Championship, the Nigerian powerhouse proved he is adept in both the vegetable and animal kingdoms with a dominant win at the inaugural Snowbird Bratwurst Eating Championship. Oji ate 34.5 4.5oz brats—a larger, thicker, bolder brat than has been previously used in sanctioned brat-eating championships—in 10 minutes for the win. He won a fetching trophy, $2,000 and the affection and respect of the assembled crowd.

The Championship took place at Snowbird's annual Oktoberfest. The festival, which attracts over 60,000 visitors and was voted one of America's 10 Best Oktoberfests by Men's Journal Magazine, has grown to become one of the largest festivals in Utah. It was MLE’s sincere pleasure to visit this epic slice of American majesty in person. Utah, you are beautiful. And smart. And kind. Don’t go changing.

Miki Sudo finished in second with 29.5; she simply could not match Oji bite for bite. Her effort was noble, nonetheless. Rich LeFevre would finish in third with 20 brats in 10 minutes. Others ate less but all deported themselves well. Full results below.

1st - $2,000
2nd - $1,000
3rd - $500
4th - $350
5th - $150

This contest will take place at 1.45 Mountain Time, on Saturday August 19th, 2017, at Oktoberfest Halle, Snowbird Center Event Tent, Snowbird, 9385 Snowbird Center Drive, Snowbird, UT 84092!

About Snowbird's 45th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration!
Voted one of America's 10 Best Oktoberfests by Men's Journal Magazine. Snowbird's Annual Oktoberfest attracts over 60,000 visitors and has grown to become one of the largest festivals in Utah. Every Saturday and Sunday from Aug. 12 through Oct. 15, 2017, including Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 4.

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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.