Matt "The Megatoad" Stonie


Bib Sheet

San Jose, CA
Age: 23
Weight: 130

Let's cut straight to the chase: Matthew Stonie won the 2015 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest. In doing so, The Boy King dethroned the man who had won it for the previous eight years, Joey Chestnut. Media outlets from Timbuktu to Kathmandu called it an upset but keen observers of our noble sport know that it is anything but.

Since turning pro in 2011 at the tender age of 19, Stonie has wowed all who have seen him eat. He is known for his out-of-the-gate speed, often leaping ahead of the competition and setting a gap of speed and distance. As he has matured as an athlete, he has been able to maintain this pace for the duration of each contest; his notable 2015 Nathan's Famous hot dog victory was a lesson in rhythm and consistency.

There must be something in the water in San Jose, as the city first gave us Joey Chestnut now thrusts Matthew Stonie into the global competitive eating spotlight. (That city fathers have failed to erect a giant gold statue in their honor speaks volumes about the tone-deafness of municipal politicians. The people want this.)

And what's more: Matthew Stonie is just getting started. More great victories and achievements are his for the taking. History shall record the feats for future generations. We are the fortunate who bear witness to the greatness of Stonie.

  • Bacon: 182 Strips Smithfield Bacon/Daytona, FL / 5 Minutes/February 22, 2015

  • Birthday Cake: 14.5 pounds/West Palm Beach, FL / 8 Minutes/Feb 14, 2015

  • Creek Indian Tacos: 32.5 Creek Indian Tacos / Atmore, AL / 8 minutes/March 29, 2014

  • Frozen Yogurt: 10.5lb Yogurtland Frozen Yogurt/Phantom Gourmet Food Festival / 6 Minutes/Sep. 29, 2013

  • MoonPies: 69 MoonPies / Bass Pro Shops World MoonPie Eating Championship / 8 minutes / October 24, 2015

  • Pasta: 10 pounds spaghetti and red sauce / Martorano’s Masters World Pasta Eating Championship At Paris Las Vegas / 8 minutes / October 17, 2015

  • Peeps: 200 Peeps / National Harbor, MD / 5 min / April 2, 2016

  • Pepperoni Rolls: 34 Pepperoni Rolls/WV Three Rivers Festival / 10 minutes/May 23, 2015

  • Pork Ribs (Five Minutes): 71 Smithfield Fresh Pork Ribs/Homestead, FL / 5 Minutes/November 22, 2015

  • Pork Roll Sandwiches, 8oz: 15 8oz Pork Roll Sandwiches / Meadowlands Racing And Entertainment / 10 Minutes / June 20, 2015

  • Pumpkin Pie: 20lb 13oz/Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Pie Festival / 8 Minutes/October 5, 2014

  • Slugburgers: 43 Slugburgers/The World Slugburger Eating Championship Presented By Main Street Corinth / 10 Minutes/July 12, 2014

  • Tacos, Traditional: 103 Three-inch Tacos/Chacho's Taco Festival / 8 minutes / August 15, 2015