Who Eats 15 Pints of Ice Cream? The World Champ, That's Who
INDIANAPOLIS--The winner of the Indiana State Fair’s World’s Ice Cream Eating Championship was Geoffrey Esper, a professional eater, who gulped down 15 and a half pints of ice cream in six minutes, Sunday. Joey Chestnut, a favorite of Hoosiers, came in second qith 14 and a half pints.
Neither man broke the record, which was broken at last year’s World’s Ice Cream Eating Championship at the Indiana State Fair by Miki Sudo, a competitive eater who chowed down 16.5 pints of ice cream in six minutes and received $2,000 of the total $4,000 Championship purse.
Chestnut has a history of winning Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contests and often breaks his own records. His current record for hot dogs, which happens to be the official world record, was set with 74 hot dogs and buns, eaten in 10 minutes.
He's also been a champion of the St. Elmo's Shrimp Cocktail Eating Contest.
The top five championship eaters from Sunday's Ice Cream Eating Championship are:
1) Geoffrey Esper, 15.5 pints
2) Joey Chestnut, 14.5 pints
3) Juan Rodriguez, 12 pints
4) Derek Jacobs, 11.5 pints
4) Brian Dudzinsky, 11.5 pints