Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Originally uploaded by steakbellie.
So there's news. Twice a year the IFOCE updates their rankings for Competitive Eaters. The big news is that everyone is talking about is that I've just moved from 39th up to 22nd. (OK, nobody is really talking about it but my kids because the BIG news is that Joey Chestnut is finally ranked above Takeru Kobayashi (the Japanese Hotdog Guy))

There was alot of debate if Joey should move ahead of him after only defeating him in a single contest, but I think this is fair as Joey competes several times a month (and almost always wins let alone set new world records) and Koby has only shown up in the US once since the last rankings. They are expected to meet again in the fall in the Krystal Burger Finals.

For me though, it's kind of cool to be ranked this high. The higher the ranking the more thought and math went into the decision. While I think 1 or 2 people behind me should ahead of me, I also think 1 or 2 ahead of me should be behind me. It's a pretty fair ranking.

There still a HUGE disparity between the top 8 (or so) Eaters and all the rest. In some cases they are exponentially better. I went to a wing contest a few months ago and Joey Chestnut ate more than me by a factor of 3! Next time I eat against him I will try to only get beat by double. (isnt that crazy????)

Wing Kong is 18th!!!!!!


Chris said...

Dood! Way to go!

Mega Munch said...

I was waiting for you to make the official announcement. Congrats bro. Like I always said, you're going to be top 20 by year's end.

Bert Bananas said...

Do women look at you with even more longing now? Is the skill not transferable? That possibility strikes me as heartbreaking.

katrocket said...

woohoo! Congrats SB!

...and to you too, Wing Kong!

(always #1 with your fans here, boys)

Wendy said...

That's great news!

LadyLenore said...

Congratulations!! That's quite a jump, and you should be proud!