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Hot Dog Eating Contest: Hall of Fame

We’re famous for hot dogs. These competitive eaters are famous for eating them – fast.

2021 Mustard Belt Victories

Raise Your Franks to the 2021 Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest Champs Michelle Lesco and Joey Chestnut!

Winner
Joey Chestnut
76 Hot Dogs

Surprised to see the great Joey Chestnut up here? Doubt it! The 14-time champ broke his own world record in the 2020 contest, eating 76 hot dogs in 10 minutes! There’s no doubt in our mind who’s the king.


Winner
Michelle Lesco
30.75 Hot Dogs

Michelle Lesco is the #9-ranked eater in the World by Major League Eating (men and women combined)! She claimed her first Nathan’s Famous championship in 2021 with 30.75 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes.

2021

Winner
Joey Chestnut
76 Hot Dogs
Winner
Michelle Lesco
30.75 Hot Dogs
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Winner
Joey Chestnut
76 Hot Dogs
Winner
Michelle Lesco
30.75 Hot Dogs

2020

Winner
Joey Chestnut
75 Hot Dogs
Winner
Miki Sudo
48.5 Hot Dogs
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Winner
Joey Chestnut
75 Hot Dogs
  1. Darron Breeden 42
  2. Nick Wehry 39.5
  3. George Chiger 24
  4. Eric Booker 20
Winner
Miki Sudo
48.5 Hot Dogs
  1. Larell Marie Mele 18
  2. Katie Prettyman 15
  3. Julie Goldberg 8.5
  4. Rene Rovtar 7

2019

Winner
Joey Chestnut
71 Hot Dogs
Winner
Miki Sudo
31 Hot Dogs
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Winner
Joey Chestnut
71 Hot Dogs
  1. Darron Breeden 50
  2. Geoffrey Esper 47
  3. Matt Stonie 46
  4. Max Suzuki 39
  5. Nick Wehry 36
  6. Gideon Oji 34
  7. Matt Hazzard 34
  8. Juan Neave 29
  9. Adam Moran 28.5
  10. Ronnie Hartman 28.5
  11. Derek Jacobs 27
  12. Pablo Martinez 27
  13. Adrian Morgan 26
  14. George Chiger 26
  15. Juan Rodriguez 26
  16. Darrien Thomas 22
  17. Steve Hendry 22
Winner
Miki Sudo
31 Hot Dogs
  1. Michelle Lesco 26.5
  2. Juliet Lee 23
  3. Sarah Reinecke 23
  4. Larell Marie Mele 18
  5. Sophia DeVita 14
  6. Katie Prettyman 12.5
  7. Holly Titus 11
  8. Kelly Wong 10.5
  9. Kathryn Tesch 10.5
  10. Jocelyn Walker 9
  11. Mary Bowers 8
  12. Juliet Goldberg 7
  13. Rene Rovtar 7
  14. Katherine Wong 6

2018

Winner
Joey Chestnut
74 Hot Dogs
Winner
Miki Sudo
37 Hot Dogs
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Winner
Joey Chestnut
74 Hot Dogs
  1. Carmen Cincotti 64
  2. Darron Breeden 43
  3. Geoffrey Esper 41
  4. Matt Stonie 40
  5. Gideon Oji 37.5
  6. Max Suzuki 34
  7. Adrian Morgan 33
  8. Juan Rodriguez 32
  9. Nick Wehry 31
  10. Rich LeFevre 28
  11. Derek Jacobs 27
  12. Juan Neave 27
  13. Matt Hazzard 25
  14. George Chiger 24.75
  15. Steve Hendry 24
  16. Pablo Martinez 24
  17. Erik Denmark 21.5
  18. Ronnie Hartman 21.5
  19. Jim Reeves 21
  20. Badlands Booker 20
Winner
Miki Sudo
37 Hot Dogs
  1. Michelle Lesco 28
  2. Juliet Lee 25
  3. Sarah Reinecke 21
  4. Larell Marie Mele 19
  5. Sophia DeVita 14
  6. Jingru Chen 13
  7. Kassandra Zapata 12
  8. Katie Prettyman 11
  9. Jocelyn Walker 10.5
  10. Tracie Dickerson 8
  11. Kathryn Tesch 8
  12. Holly Titus 8
  13. Brittany Powell 7
  14. Rene Rovtar 6.5
  15. Brynn Szeles 6.5
  16. Kristina Rovtar 5
  17. Prudence DiBenedetto 4

2017

Winner
Joey Chestnut
72 Hot Dogs
Winner
Miki Sudo
41 Hot Dogs
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Winner
Joey Chestnut
72 Hot Dogs
  1. Carmen Cincotti 60
  2. Matt Stonie 48
  3. Geoffrey Esper 44.5
  4. Darron Breeden 38.5
  5. Gideon Oji 36
  6. Adrian Morgan 34
  7. Juan Rodriguez 33
  8. Yasir Salem 33
  9. Rich LeFevre 29
  10. Erik Denmark 25
  11. Pablo Martinez 23
  12. Steve Hendry 22.5
  13. Badlands Booker 22
  14. Josh Miller 22
  15. Jim Reeves 22
  16. Derek Jacobs 20.5
  17. Juan Neave 20
  18. Brian Dudzinski 20
  19. Matthew Cohen 16
  20. Pedram Esmaeelzadeh 14.5
Winner
Miki Sudo
41 Hot Dogs
  1. Michelle Lesco 32
  2. Sonya Thomas 30
  3. Juliet Lee 25
  4. Sophia DeVita 18
  5. Meredith Boxberger 17
  6. Daniella Gioia 17
  7. Sarah Reinecke 15
  8. Larell Marie Mele 14
  9. Kassandra Zapata 13
  10. Carlene LeFevre 12
  11. Mary Bowers 8
  12. Liz McClurg 8
  13. Rene Rovtar 8
  14. Marlene Wigginton 8
  15. Stevie Palmer 7.75
  16. Deborah Bethea 6
  17. Danielle Leppert-Simenauer 6

2016

Winner
Joey Chestnut
70 Hot Dogs
Winner
Miki Sudo
38 Hot Dogs
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Winner
Joey Chestnut
70 Hot Dogs
  1. Matt Stonie 53
  2. Carmen Cincotti 42
  3. Gideon Oji 38
  4. Geoffrey Esper 37.5
  5. Adrian Morgan 36
  6. Yasir Salem 31
  7. Erik Denmark 31
  8. Rich LeFevre 29
  9. Marcos Owens 28
  10. Juan Rodriguez 27
  11. Eric Booker 25
  12. Brian Dudzinski 24
  13. Steve Schuster 16
  14. Dan Katz 12
  15. Crazy Legs Conti 1
Winner
Miki Sudo
38 Hot Dogs
  1. Sonya Thomas 35
  2. Juliet Lee 27
  3. Michelle Lesco 27
  4. BeeJay Alexander 17.5
  5. Nela Zisser 16.75
  6. Meredith Boxberger 16
  7. Sophia DeVita 15.5
  8. Larell Marie Mele 15
  9. Kassandra Zapata 13.5
  10. Daniella Gioia 12.5
  11. Mary Bowers 8.5
  12. Noelle Dudzinski 7.75
  13. Hilary Andrews 7
  14. Elizabeth Petra 4.5

2015

Winner
Matthew Stonie
62 Hot Dogs
Winner
Miki Sudo
38 Hot Dogs
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Winner
Matthew Stonie
62 Hot Dogs
  1. Joey Chestnut 60
  2. Eater X 35.5
  3. Erik Denmark 33
  4. Adrian Morgan 31
  5. Yasir Salem 30
  6. Geoffrey Esper 29.5
  7. Juan Rodriguez 28
  8. Badlands Booker 24.5
  9. Pablo Martinez 22
  10. Steve Hendry 21.75
  11. Crazy Legs Conti 19.5
  12. Brian Dudzinski 19
  13. Gideon Oji 19
  14. Jeff Butler 17
  15. Nate Biller 16
Winner
Miki Sudo
38 Hot Dogs
  1. Sonya Thomas 31
  2. Juliet Lee 27.5
  3. Michelle Lesco 26
  4. Larell Marie Mele 16.75
  5. Meredith Boxberger 16.5
  6. Nela Zisser 16
  7. Daniella Gioia 15
  8. BeeJay Alexander 13
  9. Carlene LeFevre 11
  10. Lesley Ryder 10.5
  11. Liz McClurg 8.5
  12. Mary Bowers 8
  13. Crystin Pactor 8
  14. Marlene Wigginton 8
  15. Angie Hendry 5

2014

Winner
Joey Chestnut
61 Hot Dogs
Winner
Miki Sudo
34 Hot Dogs
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Winner
Joey Chestnut
61 Hot Dogs
  1. Matt Stonie 56
  2. Tim Janus 44
  3. Erik Denmark 34
  4. Brian Dudzinski 34
  5. Juan Rodriguez 32
  6. Adrian Morgan 29
  7. Marcos Owens 26
  8. Badlands Booker 25
  9. Yasir Salem 19.75
  10. Aaron Osthoff 19.5
  11. Pablo Martinez 17
  12. Ronnie Hartman 14
  13. Sean Gordon 10
  14. Sgt. Horacio Chanyau 10
  15. Colin Shirlow 3
Winner
Miki Sudo
34 Hot Dogs
  1. Sonya Thomas 27.75
  2. Michelle Lesco 27
  3. Juliet Lee 23
  4. Meredith Boxberger 18
  5. Larell Marie Mele 14
  6. Carlene LeFevre 11
  7. Neslie Ricasa 10
  8. Mary Bowers 9
  9. Marlene Wigginton 8.5
  10. Nicole Kulig 7.5
  11. Nicole Rodriguez 7
  12. Val Bromann 3

2013

Winner
Joey Chestnut
69 Hot Dogs
Winner
Sonya Thomas
36.75 Hot Dogs
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Winner
Joey Chestnut
69 Hot Dogs
  1. Matthew Stonie 51
  2. Tim 'Eater X' Janus 50
  3. Bob Shoudt 39.75
  4. Adrian Morgan 38
  5. Aaron Osthoff 31
  6. Jeff Butler 31
  7. Yasir Salem 30
  8. Marcos Owens 29
  9. Erik Denmark 28
  10. Pablo Martinez 27
  11. Juan Rodriguez 26
  12. Pete Davekos 25
  13. Ronnie Hartman 22
  14. Badlands Booker 21
  15. Christos Kyriazis 9
Winner
Sonya Thomas
36.75 Hot Dogs
  1. Juliet Lee 36
  2. Michelle Lesco 27.5
  3. Meredith Boxburger 26
  4. Larell Marie Mele 21
  5. Neslie Ricasa 14
  6. Mary Bowers 10
  7. Laura Riehman 6
  8. Prudence Di Benedetto 6

2012

Winner
Joey Chestnut
68 Hot Dogs
Winner
Sonya Thomas
45 Hot Dogs
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Winner
Joey Chestnut
68 Hot Dogs
  1. Eater X Tim Janus 52.25
  2. Pat Bertoletti 51
  3. Matt Stonie 46
  4. B.O.B. Shoudt 45
  5. Adrian Morgan 35
  6. Erik Denmark 32
  7. Sean Gordon 32
  8. Micah Collins 31
  9. Gravy Brown 30.5
  10. Pete Davekos 28
  11. Badlands Booker 25.5
  12. Yasir Salem 25
  13. Crazy Legs Conti 20
  14. Lee Vilinsky 15
Winner
Sonya Thomas
45 Hot Dogs
  1. Sonya Thomas 45
  2. Juliet Lee 33
  3. Michelle Lesco 25.5
  4. Meredith Boxberger 21.5
  5. Larell Marie Mele 21.25
  6. Maria Edible 18.5
  7. Nicole Anderson 16
  8. Dee Martin 9.5
  9. Neslie Ricasa 9
  10. Mary Bowers 8.5
  11. Theresa Subich 7
  12. Mia Davekos 6
  13. Molly Nemunaitis 5.5
  14. Janice Deregla 3

2011

Winner
Joey Chestnut
62 Hot Dogs
Winner
Sonya Thomas
40 Hot Dogs
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Winner
Joey Chestnut
62 Hot Dogs
  1. Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti 53
  2. Tim “Eater X” Janus 45
  3. Bob “Notorious B.O.B.” Shoudt 39
  4. Sean “Flash” Gordon 34
  5. Matt Stonie 34
Winner
Sonya Thomas
40 Hot Dogs
  1. Juliet Lee 29.5
  2. Stephanie Torres 28.5
  3. Michelle Lesco 20
  4. Larell Marie Mele 16

2010

Winner
Joey Chestnut
54 Hot Dogs
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Winner
Joey Chestnut
54 Hot Dogs
  1. Tim Eater X Janus 45
  2. Pat Bertoletti 37
  3. Sonya Thomas 36
  4. Bob Shoudt 34
  5. Erik Denmark 32
  6. Gravy Brown 31
  7. Allen Goldstein 28
  8. Juliet Lee 27
  9. Ben Monson 27
  10. Sean Gordon 26.5
  11. Pete Davekos 24
  12. Badlands Booker 24
  13. Crazy Legs Conti 20
  14. Bryan Beard 15.5
  15. Kris Adams 11

2009

Winner
Joey Chestnut
68 Hot Dogs
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Winner
Joey Chestnut
68 Hot Dogs
  1. Takeru Kobayashi 64.5
  2. Pat Bertoletti 55
  3. Tim Eater X Janus 53
  4. Bob Shoudt 41.75
  5. Sonya Thomas 41
  6. Hall Hunt 38.5
  7. Erik Denmark 38
  8. Juliet Lee 34
  9. Badlands Booker 30
  10. Gravy Brown 30
  11. Jim Reeves 28.5
  12. Crazy Legs Conti 25
  13. Pete Davekos 25
  14. Sean Gordon 25
  15. Marco Marquez 23
  16. Micah Collins 21
  17. Franco Camerini 14
  18. Bob Coccodrilli 14

2008

Winner
Joey Chestnut
59 Hot Dogs
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Winner
Joey Chestnut
59 Hot Dogs
  1. Takeru Kobayashi 59
  2. Tim Janus 42
  3. Pat Bertoletti 38
  4. Sonya Thomas 34
  5. Hall Hunt 30
  6. Bob Shoudt 30
  7. Juliet Lee 29
  8. Erik Denmark 28
  9. Juris Shibayama 28
  10. Eric Booker 25.5
  11. Patrick Vandam 25
  12. Rich LeFevre 25
  13. Crazy Legs Conti 24
  14. Allan Goldstein 21
  15. Tim Brown 20
  16. Pat Philbin 19
  17. Nathan Biller 18.5
  18. Pete Davekos 18
  19. Arturo Rios 16
  20. Kevin Ross 14

2007

Winner
Joey Chestnut
66 Hot Dogs
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Winner
Joey Chestnut
66 Hot Dogs
  1. Takeru Kobayashi 63
  2. Pat Bertoletti 49
  3. Tim Janus 43
  4. Sonya Thomas 39
  5. Chip Simpson 35
  6. Rob Schodt 35
  7. Rich LeFevre 31
  8. Hall Hunt 29
  9. Juliet Lee 26
  10. Dale Boone 25
  11. Pat Philbin 24
  12. Crazy Legs Conti 23
  13. Erik Denmark 23
  14. Tim Brown 22
  15. Arturo Rios, Jr. 21

2006

Winner
Takeru Kobayashi
53.75 Hot Dogs
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Winner
Takeru Kobayashi
53.75 Hot Dogs
  1. Joey Chestnut 52
  2. Sonya Thomas 37

2005

Winner
Takeru Kobayashi
49 Hot Dogs
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Winner
Takeru Kobayashi
49 Hot Dogs
  1. Sonya Thomas 37
  2. Joey Chestnut 32
  3. Ed Jarvis 29
  4. Kenji Oguni 29
  5. Rich LeFevre 25.5
  6. Carlene LeFevre 25
  7. Ron Koch 23
  8. Tim Janus 22.5
  9. Eric Booker 22
  10. Charles Hardy 22
  11. Pat Philbin 20
  12. Crazy Legs Conti 19
  13. Joe LaRue 18
  14. Don Lerman 15
  15. Rob Burns 10

2004

Winner
Takeru Kobayashi
53.5 Hot Dogs
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Winner
Takeru Kobayashi
53.5 Hot Dogs
  1. Nobuyuki Shirota 38
  2. Sonya Thomas 32
  3. Rich LeFevre 27.75
  4. Ed Jarvis 27
  5. Eric Booker 27
  6. Carlene LeFevre 22
  7. Jim Reeves 21
  8. Joe LaRue 20
  9. Allan Goldstein 19

2003

Winner
Takeru Kobayashi
44.5 Hot Dogs
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Winner
Takeru Kobayashi
44.5 Hot Dogs
  1. Ed Jarvis 30.5
  2. Eric Booker 29
  3. Sonya Thomas 25
  4. William Perry 4

2002

Winner
Takeru Kobayashi
50 Hot Dogs
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Winner
Takeru Kobayashi
50 Hot Dogs
  1. Eric Booker 26
  2. Oleg Zhornitskiy 25
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