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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
  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 Denmrk: 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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