Joseph Christian Chestnut was born on November 25, 1983, in the United States. Major League Eating currently ranks him as the number one eater in the world. He was born in California and currently lives in Westfield, Indiana. Chestnut’s height is 6 feet and 0 inches (1.83 metres), and he weighs 230 pounds (100 kg).
On July 4, 2007, Chestnut defeated six-time defending champion Takeru “Tsunami” Kobayashi to win the 92nd Annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest by ingesting a world record 66 hot dogs and buns (HDB) in 12 minutes. Chestnut had previously lost to Kobayashi in 2005 and 2006. The next year, he successfully defended his championship by ingesting 59 hot dogs in 10 minutes, the same amount as Kobayashi.
On July 4, 2009, Chestnut won his third consecutive victory by ingesting a world-record 68 HDB and defeating Kobayashi for the second time. Chestnut won his fourth consecutive Mustard Belt on July 4, 2010, after consuming 54 HDB. Due to a contract issue with Major League Eating, Kobayashi did not compete in the 2010 challenge.
He won his fifth straight championship on July 4, 2011, with 62 HDB. In 2012, Chestnut won his sixth straight race and tied his own world record from 2009 by consuming 68 HDB. In 2013, Chestnut won his sixth consecutive competition after consuming 69 HDB, shattering his previous world record. In 2014, Chestnut won his eighth consecutive title by consuming a total of 61 HDB.
Matt Stonie defeated Joey Chestnut in the 2015 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. On July 4, 2016, Chestnut reclaimed the championship belt from Stonie after consuming 70 hot dogs, which fell short by 3.5 hot dogs of his record-setting qualification round. The next year, on July 4, 2018, he increased his record to 72 hot dogs, and the year after that, he increased it to 74.
In 2019, he won his twelfth championship with 71 HDB, but was unable to surpass his previous record. In the year 2020, he drank 75 HDB, a competition record. In 2021, he ingested 76 HDB, shattering his own record for the competition. In 2022, despite a ruptured tendon in his leg, he returned to the corner of Surf Ave and eaten 63 of Nathan’s legendary HDB while winning his 15th championship.
Joey Chestnut Height, Weight & Measurements
At 38 years old, Joey Chestnut is 1.85 metres tall and he weighs 230 pounds (100 kg).
Relationship and Dating status
He is currently unattached. He is not dating anyone. We have limited information regarding his previous relationships and engagements. According to our sources, he has no children.
What Are Joey Chestnut’s Career Earnings and Net Worth?
According to sportingnews Joey Chestnut has a net worth of $2.5 million. Joey is one of the most successful competitive eaters in the history of the sport. In 2007, he became famous after winning the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. The Major League of Eating has recognised him as the best eater in the world on multiple occasions.
Training of Joey Chestnut
Chestnut trains by fasting and stomach expansion with milk, water, and protein supplements. Since the beginning of his career in competitive eating, his competition weight has fluctuated between 225 and 240 pounds (102 and 109 kg). After winning his sixth straight hot dog eating competition in 2012 by consuming 68 hot dogs, he made the following statement “I will work until I reach age 70.
This sport does not include eating. Hot dog eating challenges both my body and mind, as it requires determination and perseverance.” According to him, he prepares for hot dog eating competitions by making and consuming hot dogs in a manner simulating a competition. He begins with 40 hot dogs and gradually increases his intake until he is in game shape. For other sportsmen, he equated it to jogging or lifting weights.
Developing a Profession
In 2005, he participated in his first of several Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contests. He placed third after consuming 32 hot dogs. Sonya Thomas came in second with 37 points. The winner was Takeru Kobayashi, with 49. In the same year, he won the GoldenPalace World Grilled Cheese Eating Championship by eating 32.5 grilled cheese sandwiches in 10 minutes, setting a new world record.
In the Waffle House World Waffle Eating Championship, Chestnut defeated Sonya Thomas, and in the Krystal Square Off World Hamburger Eating Championship, he finished second. both occurrences occurred in 2005. Kobayashi achieved the world record at the 2006 Nathan’s event with 53 and 3/4ths completed. Joey placed second with 52, an American record.
The next year, Chestnut won Wing Bowl XV in Philadelphia by consuming 182 wings in 30 minutes. Additionally, he eventually won the annual Nathan’s Contest. Chestnut defeated Kobayashi, the six-year defending champion, by consuming 66 hotdogs to Kobayashi’s 63. Joey won the 2007 Krystal Square Off World Hamburger Eating Championship by ingesting 103 Krystal burgers in less than eight minutes.
Joey won eight consecutive Nathan’s Contests between 2007 and 2015. In 2020 and 2021, he set new marks by consuming 75 and 76 hot dogs in 10 minutes, respectively.
Additional Awards and Records
Joey’s career consists entirely of competitive eating. Constantly fasting and extending his stomach with protein supplements, water, and milk, he trains year-round. Joey’s weight swings between 210 and 225 pounds throughout the year.
Joey holds the records for eating hard boiled eggs (141 in eight minutes), bratwurst (70 in 10 minutes), Matzoh balls (78 in eight minutes), hot dogs (69 in 10 minutes at the 2013 Nathan’s contest), steak (4.5 pounds plus sides in less than nine minutes), pork ribs (13.76 pounds in 12 minutes), and asparagus (3.5 pounds in under three minutes) (12.8 pounds in 10 minutes).
On July 4, 2016, Joey consumed seventy hot dogs. After one year, he ate 72. The next year, he ate a world-record 74. At the 2019 Nathan’s contest, he won his 12th title by consuming 71 hot dogs.