2023 The World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship

Entry Deadline: December 2, 2023
Categories: MISC Competitions
2023 The World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship
Venue / Location

This contest will take place at 3pm EST on Saturday, December 2nd, 2023, at The Big Ten Tailgate Party Presented By Meijer on Georgia Street in downtown Indianapolis!

General Information

Hold the front page and stop the presses! Major League Eating is abuzz with excitement as we announce the highly anticipated tenth annual sensation: The World-Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship – At The Big Ten Tailgate Party Presented By Meijer, located in the vibrant epicenter of downtown Indianapolis, IN. We extend a hearty invitation to Major League Eaters everywhere to participate in this momentous occasion.

Honoring tradition, our esteemed contest will unfold just before the Big Ten Football Championship game. Those present will be treated to the gastronomic delight that is the World-Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail, where the freshest of seafood encounters the fiery bravado of St. Elmo’s legendary, horseradish-infused cocktail sauce. This isn’t just food; it’s an experience!

The 2022 Championship was a history-making event, witnessing Geoff Esper rise as a veritable juggernaut, ending Joey Chestnut’s eight-year reign. Esper set a staggering new standard, consuming 16lb 6.4oz of World-Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail in eight minutes. Not far behind was Miki Sudo, showcasing incredible prowess with 14lb 14.4oz. Nick Wehry held his own at 11lb, while the long-time champion Joey Chestnut, facing a surprising turn of events, came in fourth at 10lb 9.6oz. While other contenders didn’t reach the top ranks, their heart and dedication contributed to an unforgettable event full of camaraderie and competitive spirit.

Prizes / Awards / Medals / Ribbons

Total Purse – $3,000.00

1st – $1,500.00
2nd – $750.00
3rd – $400.00
4th – $200.00
5th – $100.00
6th – $50.00

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