Best of the West Nugget Rib Cookoff

Best of the West Nugget Rib Cookoff
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TITLE: WORLD RIB-EATING CHAMPIONSHIPS KICK OFF BEST OF THE WEST NUGGET RIB COOKOFF - WINNER JOEY CHESTNUT SETS NEVADA STATE RECORD

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World’s No. 1 Professional Eater Joey Chestnut Sets Nevada State Record
by Consuming Seven Pounds of Pork Rib Meat in 12 Minutes

SPARKS, NEV, Aug. 29, 6 p.m. PDT - Defending champion Joey Chestnut retained his title today at the Nugget World Rib Eating Championships in Sparks, Nev., during the opening day of the 19th annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off.

Chestnut, from San Jose, Calif., set a Nevada state record, consuming an impressive seven pounds of pork rib meat in 12 minutes, narrowly defeating his main rival in the pork rib discipline, Chicago’s Pat Bertoletti, who pounded an equally astonishing 6.1 pounds of meat. The two gluttoness gurgitators went bone-for-bone during the first two-thirds of the contest before Chestnut pulled ahead in a relentless display of sustained consumption.

Chestnut has been riding a wave of competitive eating success, having recently bested Japanese phenom Takeru Kobayashi during the Nathan's Famous 4th of July International Hot Dog Eating contest at Coney Island, downing an astounding 66 hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes. Currently the world's No.1-ranked competitive eater, Chestnut is the record holder in the pork rib discipline with a 12-minute total of 8.4 pounds.

The Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off is among the largest outdoor barbeque events in the country. The event last year hosted more than 500,000 people, served 100 tons of ribs and featured more than 40 live bands over the course of six days. The Rib Cook-off this year runs Aug. 29 through Sept. 3. More information is available at nuggetribcookoff.com.

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Footage of the rib eating event, including defending and repeat champion Joey Chestnut in his winning performance.

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Joey Chestnut, Champion
- Michael Traum, John Ascuaga's Nugget

LOCATORS: John Ascuaga's Nugget, Sparks, Nev.

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Michael Traum
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John Ascuaga's Nugget Casino Resort
(775) 356-3352

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