Wednesday, July 16, 2008

MLE Eater's Poll (Special post July 4th edition)

Top 25 MLE Competitive Eaters

Rank. Eater's Name (First-place votes) (Points) [Previous Rank]

1. Joey "Jaws" Chestnut (10) (292) [1]

2. Takeru Kobayashi (1) (279) [4]

3. Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti (1) (257) [2]

4. Tim "Eater-X" Janus (238) [5]

5. Sonya "The Blackwidow" Thomas (233) [7]

6. "Humble" Bob Shoudt (232) [3]

7. Hall "Hoover" Hunt (230) [6]

8. Rich "The Locust" LeFevre (203) [8]

9. Juliet Lee (199) [9]

10. Tim "Gravy" Brown (174) [14]

11. Erik "The Red" Denmark (162) [10]

12. Crazy Legs Conti (144) [11]

13. Juris "Dr. Bigtime" Shibayama (137) [13]

14. "Badlands" Booker (131) [19]

15. Arturo Rios (129) [12]

16. Allem "Shredder" Goldstein (128) [16]

17. Patrick Vandam (125) [17]

18. Pat "Baby Bird" Philbin (121) [18]

19. Micah "Wing Kong" Collins (84) [20]

20. Eric "Steakbellie" Livingston (75) [21]

21. "Nasty" Nate Biller (71) [25]

22. Pete Davekos (69) [NR]

23. "Buffalo" Jim Reeves (65) [24]

24. Russ "The Blackhole" Keeler (63) [23]

25. Kevin Ross (62) [NR]

Also receiving votes: "Beautiful" Brian, Chris Abatsas, Sean Gordon, Paul Barlow, Justin Mih, Rick Petralia, Bubba Yarbrough, US Male, Chip Simpson, Bruce Pobanz, Rich Foley, Joe LaRue, Wild Bill, Mike Fitzgerald, El Toro, and Pat Bruss.

The Eater's Poll Board of Voters is made up of competitive eaters and media that cover the sport. All are involved in participating or following IFOCE/MLE contests. The board for this month's edition of the Eater's Poll: Hall "Hoover" Hunt, "Humble" Bob Shoudt, Eric "Steakbellie" Livingston, Dave "U.S. Male" Goldstein, "Sweet" Jill Stoler, Erik "The Red" Denmark, Don "Moses" Lerman, "Super" Paul Barlow, Pete Davekos, Tim "Eater-X" Janus, Bruce "The Hangman" Pobanz, and ojrifkin.

***This article and the final totals of the votes do not solely reflect the thoughts or opinions of either Hall "Hoover" Hunt, or anyone else operating this website. All of the rankings and points are a compilation of all the votes from all the previously listed voters above and do not represent any single individuals thoughts or opinions. If you would like to participate in the next month's poll, please feel free to email me at and I will add you to the reminder email list or just send in your votes to the same address at least a week before the end of each month with the subject line specifying what poll you are emailing in reference to.***


At 2:21 PM, Anonymous beautifulbrian said...

Was hoping i could crack the top 25 once again but the eaters that were selected deserved it. After Krystals i think i'll prove i belong somewhere in that list


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