Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest 2022: Men, Women’s All-Time Results and Records | Bleacher Report


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Before 2011, and with the exception of 1975, men and women competed against one another in an open competition.

On three occasions, a woman was the winner of the unisex event: 1984 (Birgit Felden, nine hot dogs), 1975 (Sharlene Smith, 8.5 hot dogs) and 1972 (Melody Andorfer, 12 hot dogs).

If you look closely, you might see that in 1967, the first recorded year of the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, someone named Walter Paul is meant to have eaten 127 hot dogs. Why, then, is that not the official world record, well above Joey Chestnut’s currently held Guinness World Record of 76?

Well, the Saturday Evening Post looked into Mr. Paul, and the origins of the contest in general, and concluded that perhaps a few things were exaggerated in the interest of generating lore. In fact, it’s not even clear that Walter Paul even existed.

Still, 76 hot dogs is nothing to sneeze at. (Or to gag at.) Chestnut broke his own record of 75 hot dogs, set in 2020, in 2021, when he forced one more dog down the gullet. Except for 2015, when Matt Stonie bested the world-renowned hot dog eater, Chestnut has won the contest every year dating back to 2006.

Will he break his own record again this year? There’s a yes or no prop bet over at DraftKings at +185 for yes (bet $100 to win $185) and -245 for no. The over/under is set at 74.5 dogs, with the over favored at -150.

Here’s a look back at all the male or unisex winners of the contest from its origin:

Year, Winner, Hot Dogs Eaten

2021: Joey Chestnut, 76

2020: Joey Chestnut, 75

2019: Joey Chestnut, 71

2018: Joey Chestnut, 74

2017: Joey Chestnut, 72

2016: Joey Chestnut, 70

2015: Matt Stonie, 62

2014: Joey Chestnut, 61

2013: Joey Chestnut, 69

2012: Joey Chestnut, 68

2011: Joey Chestnut, 62

2010: Joey Chestnut, 54

2009: Joey Chestnut, 68

2008: Joey Chestnut, 59

2007: Joey Chestnut, 66

2006: Takeru Kobayashi, 53.75

2005: Takeru Kobayashi, 49

2004: Takeru Kobayashi, 53.5

2003: Takeru Kobayashi, 44.5

2002: Takeru Kobayashi, 50.5

2001: Takeru Kobayashi, 50

2000: Kazutoyo Arai, 25

1999: Steve Keiner 21.5

1998: Hirofumi Nakajima, 19

1997: Hirofumi Nakajima, 24.5

1996: Hirofumi Nakajima, 23.25

1996: Ed Krachie, 22

1995: Ed Krachie, 19.5

1994: Mike DeVito, 20

1993: Mike DeVito, 17

1993: Mike DeVito, 18

1992: Frankie Dellarosa, 19

1991: Frankie Dellarosa, 21

1990: Mike DeVito/Jay Green, 15

1989: Jay Green, 15.5

1988: Jay Green, 10

1987: Don Wolfman, 13.5

1986: Mark Heller, 15.5

1986: Hiroaki Tominaga, 10.5

1985: Oscar Rodriguez, 11.75

1984: Birgit Felden, 9.5

1983: Emil Gomez, 10.5

1982: Steven Abrams, 11

1981: Thomas DeBerry, 11

1980: Joe Baldini/Paul Siederman, 9.75

1979: Jim Mattner, 14

1978: Manel Hollenback/Kevin Sinclair, 10

1975: Lonnie Brown, 8

1974: Roberto Muriel, 10

1974: John Connolly, 9

1973: Unknown, Unknown

1973: Unknown, Unknown

1972: Melody Andorfer, 12

1972: Jason Schechter, 14

1967: Walter Paul, 127

Results via lastsandwich.com

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