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Hall of Fame

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

Hot Dog Eating Contest Record Holders

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Joey Chesnut

Surprised to see the great Joey Chestnut up here? Doubt it! But what might surprise you is that a week before setting this Hot Dog Eating Contest Record in 2016, he ate a world-record 73.5 hot dogs at a qualifier. Yep. Even legends have to qualify!

Fun fact: Joey’s recipe for success? Besides training year round in various eating contests, he fasts for 2-3 days before the Coney Island showdown.

45Hot Dogs

Sonya Thomas

They dont call her the Black Widow for nothing. When it comes to competitive eating, Sonya Thomas is downright vicious. At the 2012 Hot Dog Eating Contest, she ate her way to a new women’s world record and beat out 10 of 15 male eaters!

Fun fact: This 98-pound champ also holds world records in tater tots, oysters and even turducken. Her other nickname? The Leader of the Four Horsemen of the Esophagus.

2016

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Joey Chestnut

70 Hot Dogs

Joey Chestnut

Miki Sudo

38 Hot Dogs

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

2015

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Matthew Stonie

62 Hot Dogs

Matthew Stonie

Miki Sudo

38 Hot Dogs

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

2014

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Joey Chestnut

61 Hot Dogs

Joey Chestnut

Miki Sudo

34 Hot Dogs

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

2013

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Joey Chestnut

69 Hot Dogs

Joey Chestnut

Sonya Thomas

36.75 Hot Dogs

Sonya Thomas
  • Matthew Stonie: 51
  • Tim "Eater X" Janus: 50
  • Bob Shoudt: 39.75
  • Adrian Morgan: 38
  • Aaron Osthoff: 31
  • Jeff Butler: 31
  • Yasir Salem: 30
  • Marcos Owens: 29
  • Erik Denmark: 28
  • Pablo Martinez: 27
  • Juan Rodriguez: 26
  • Pete Davekos: 25
  • Ronnie Hartman: 22
  • Badlands Booker: 21
  • Christos Kyriazis: 9
  • Juliet Lee: 36
  • Michelle Lesco: 27.5
  • Meredith Boxburger: 26
  • Larell Marie Mele: 21
  • Neslie Ricasa: 14
  • Mary Bowers: 10
  • Laura Riehman: 6
  • Prudence Di Benedetto: 6

2012

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Joey Chestnut

68 Hot Dogs

Joey Chestnut

Sonya Thomas

45 Hot Dogs

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

2011

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Joey Chestnut

62 Hot Dogs

Joey Chestnut

Sonya Thomas

40 Hot Dogs

Sonya Thomas
  • Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti: 53
  • Tim “Eater X” Janus: 45
  • Bob “Notorious B.O.B.” Shoudt: 39
  • Sean “Flash” Gordon: 34
  • Matt Stonie: 34
  • Juliet Lee: 29.5
  • Stephanie Torres: 28.5
  • Michelle Lesco: 20
  • Larell Marie Mele: 16

2010

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Joey Chestnut

54 Hot Dogs

Joey Chestnut
  • Tim Eater X Janus: 45
  • Pat Bertoletti: 37
  • Sonya Thomas: 36
  • Bob Shoudt: 34
  • Erik Denmark: 32
  • Gravy Brown: 31
  • Allen Goldstein: 28
  • Juliet Lee: 27
  • Ben Monson: 27
  • Sean Gordon: 26.5
  • Pete Davekos: 24
  • Badlands Booker: 24
  • Crazy Legs Conti: 20
  • Bryan Beard: 15.5
  • Kris Adams: 11

2009

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Joey Chestnut

68 Hot Dogs

Joey Chestnut
  • Takeru Kobayashi: 64.5
  • Pat Bertoletti: 55
  • Tim Eater X Janus: 53
  • Bob Shoudt: 41.75
  • Sonya Thomas: 41
  • Hall Hunt: 38.5
  • Erik Denmrk: 38
  • Juliet Lee: 34
  • Badlands Booker: 30
  • Gravy Brown: 30
  • Jim Reeves: 28.5
  • Crazy Legs Conti: 25
  • Pete Davekos: 25
  • Sean Gordon: 25
  • Marco Marquez: 23
  • Micah Collins: 21
  • Franco Camerini: 14
  • Bob Coccodrilli: 14

2008

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Joey Chestnut

59 Hot Dogs

Joey Chestnut
  • Takeru Kobayashi: 59
  • Tim Janus: 42
  • Pat Bertoletti: 38
  • Sonya Thomas: 34
  • Hall Hunt: 30
  • Bob Shoudt: 30
  • Juliet Lee: 29
  • Erik Denmark: 28
  • Juris Shibayama: 28
  • Eric Booker: 25.5
  • Patrick Vandam: 25
  • Rich LeFevre: 25
  • Crazy Legs Conti: 24
  • Allan Goldstein: 21
  • Tim Brown: 20
  • Pat Philbin: 19
  • Nathan Biller: 18.5
  • Pete Davekos: 18
  • Arturo Rios: 16
  • Kevin Ross: 14

2007

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Joey Chestnut

66 Hot Dogs

Joey Chestnut
  • Takeru Kobayashi: 63
  • Pat Bertoletti: 49
  • Tim Janus: 43
  • Sonya Thomas: 39
  • Chip Simpson: 35
  • Rob Schodt: 35
  • Rich LeFevre: 31
  • Hall Hunt: 29
  • Juliet Lee: 26
  • Dale Boone: 25
  • Pat Philbin: 24
  • Crazy Legs Conti: 23
  • Erik Denmark: 23
  • Tim Brown: 22
  • Arturo Rios, Jr.: 21

2006

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Takeru Kobayashi

53.75 Hot Dogs

Takeru Kobayashi
  • Joey Chestnut: 52
  • Sonya Thomas: 37

2005

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Takeru Kobayashi

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Takeru Kobayashi
  • Sonya Thomas: 37
  • Joey Chestnut: 32
  • Ed Jarvis: 29
  • Kenji Oguni: 29
  • Rich LeFevre: 25.5
  • Carlene LeFevre: 25
  • Ron Koch: 23
  • Tim Janus: 22.5
  • Eric Booker: 22
  • Charles Hardy: 22
  • Pat Philbin: 20
  • Crazy Legs Conti: 19
  • Joe LaRue: 18
  • Don Lerman: 15
  • Rob Burns: 10

2004

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Takeru Kobayashi

53.5 Hot Dogs

Takeru Kobayashi
  • Nobuyuki Shirota: 38
  • Sonya Thomas: 32
  • Rich LeFevre: 27.75
  • Ed Jarvis: 27
  • Eric Booker: 27
  • Carlene LeFevre: 22
  • Jim Reeves: 21
  • Joe LaRue: 20
  • Allan Goldstein: 19

2003

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Takeru Kobayashi

44.5 Hot Dogs

Takeru Kobayashi
  • Ed Jarvis: 30.5
  • Eric Booker: 29
  • Sonya Thomas: 25
  • William Perry: 4

2002

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Takeru Kobayashi

50 Hot Dogs

Takeru Kobayashi
  • Eric Booker: 26
  • Oleg Zhornitskiy: 25

1972-2001

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2001

Takeru Kobayashi

50 Hot Dogs

2000

Kazutoyo Arai

25.125 Hot Dogs

1999

Steve Keiner

20.25 Hot Dogs

1998

Hirofumi Nakajima

19 Hot Dogs

1997

Hirofumi Nakajima

24.5 Hot Dogs

1996

Ed Krachie

22.25 Hot Dogs

1995

Ed Krachie

19.5 Hot Dogs

1994

Mike Devito

20 Hot Dogs

1993

Mike Devito

17 Hot Dogs

1992

Frank Dellarosa

19 Hot Dogs

1991

Frank Dellarosa

21.5 Hot Dogs

1990

Mike Devito

16 Hot Dogs

1989

Jay Green

15.5 Hot Dogs

1988

Jay Green

10 Hot Dogs

1987

Don Wolfman

13.5 Hot Dogs

1986

Mark Heller

15.5 Hot Dogs

1985

Oscar Rodriguez

11.75 Hot Dogs

1984

Birgit Felden

9.5 Hot Dogs

1983

Emil Gomez

10.5 Hot Dogs

1982

Steven Abrams

11 Hot Dogs

1981

Thomas Deberry

11 Hot Dogs

1980

Paul Siderman & Joe Baldini

9 Hot Dogs

1979

Thomas Stash

19 Hot Dogs

1978

Manel Hollenback

10 Hot Dogs

1974

Roberto Muriel

10 Hot Dogs

1972

Jason Schechter

14 Hot Dogs