Joey "Jaws" Chestnut has successfully turned a frat house-like trick into a ticket to stardom. He is the reigning champion at Nathan's International Hot Dog Eating championship.
He is set to defend his competitive eating title tomorrow on ESPN.
Chestnut isn't the first of his kind, many sports fans are familiar with the name Kobayashi. No, not the character—or non-character—from The Usual Suspects, but the competitive eating legend.
Nicknamed the Tsunami, Kobayashi owned the hot dog eating record before Chestnut broke it in 2007. Chestnut has continued his dominance and record-setting ways in competitive eating.
He is the five-time Nathan's Hot Dog Eating champion, having beaten Kobayashi from 2007-2009, and obliterating the Kobayashi-less field in 2010 and 2011.
There is no reason to believe Chestnut won't gobble his way to another victory this year.
His eating exploits go beyond just hot dogs. Chestnut owns world records in asparagus, pork ribs and other food consumption, this according to the Major League Eating and International Federation of Competitive Eating.
Believe it or not, he weighs only 230 pounds.
If you want to catch Jaws put away dozens of dogs, here are the details of ESPN's coverage:
10:00 a.m.: Pre-Show Begins
11:30 a.m.: Women's Championship, ESPN3
12:00 p.m.: Men's Championship, ESPN3
3:00 p.m.: Men's Championship (tape-delay), ESPN
4:00 p.m.: Men's Championship (tape-delay), ESPN2
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