Matt Stonie may not have prevented Joey Chestnut from winning his eighth title at the 2014 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, but his contention proved the sport’s throne is in danger.
The “Megatoad” era is almost upon us.
At just over 22 years of age, the new pro hailing from San Jose kept pace with the legend himself for most of the contest and already holds a number of world records:
8 Minutes, 59 Seconds
Creek Indian Tacos
While not quite as lengthy as Chestnut’s list, for a newcomer on the scene in the infancy of his prime, it’s readily apparent Stonie is closer to that marquee victory than anyone could have imagined just one year ago.
That includes Chestnut, one half of what is quickly becoming the sport’s greatest rivalry. The champ didn’t mince words in regards to his greatest challenger after winning on Friday….