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World champion eater Joey Chestnut downs nearly 17 pounds of pumpkin pie at Central Ohio contest

World champion eater Joey Chestnut downs nearly 17 pounds of pumpkin pie at Central Ohio contest

Jack McLaughlin

16 pounds, 12 ounces.

No, this is not the weight of small dog; it’s the amount of pumpkin pie legendary professional eater Joey Chestnut consumed in a mere eight minutes yesterday afternoon to win the 2021 Destination Outlets World Pumpkin Pie Eating Championship.

The contest, a sanctioned Major League Eating event, took place yesterday on Oct. 10 at Destination Outlets shopping mall in Jefferson, Ohio, which is located roughly 40 miles southwest of Columbus.

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Joey “Jaws” Chestnust is one of the most celebrated names in professional eating today. He currently  holds world record marks for consuming the most hot dogs (76 hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes,) most Big Macs (32 in 38 minutes), and chicken wings (182 in 30 minutes). And even though he was able to take down nearly 17 pounds of pie, competitive eater Matt Stonie currently holds the world record for the most pumpkin pie eaten in the allotted 8 minutes after consuming 20 pounds, 13 ounces in 2014.

For those of you keeping score at home, that clocks in at a staggering 23,000 calories.

In second place at yesterday’s event, Geoff Esper downed 15 pounds, 12 ounces. Miki Sudo and Nick Wehry tied for third place after consuming 10 pounds, 12 ounces.

For his efforts, Chestnut took $2,000 and a massive (orange) trophy.

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