Queen Mary World Chili Cheese Fries Eating Championship

Date: 02/11/2006
Location: Long Beach, CA
Winner: Sonya Thomas, Chili Cheese Fries
Total Prizes: $10,000 Total Prize Money

The nation's top competitive eaters converged at the historic Queen Mary - former transatlantic ocean liner - in Long Beach, CA, on Saturday, February 11 for the Queen Mary World Chili Cheese Fries Eating Championship.

The eating contest featured a total of $10,000 in prize money.

Sonya Thomas narrowly edged out California's own Joey Chestnut, beating him by only one ounce.

Sonya Thomas 8 lbs, 2 oz
Joey Chestnut 8 lbs, 1 oz
Tim Janus 5 lbs, 13.5 oz
Jed Donahue 5 lbs, 11.25 oz
Rich LeFevre
Chip Simpson