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Joey Chestnut to defend brat-eating title at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

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One of the top-ranked competitive eaters in the world will return to Oktoberfest Zinzinnati to defend his title at the six annual Glier's World Brat-Eating Championship.

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut will defend his title on Sunday, September 20 at the Christian Moerlein Glockenspiel and Beer Garden. He is trying to break the world record he set in 2013 by eating 70 brats in 10 minutes. 

“I was not alive when man landed on the moon,” said Major League Eating emcee Sam Barclay, in a release. “But I know where I was on September 22, 2013. I was in Cincinnati, OH, on stage with Joey Chestnut as he downed his World Record 70th bratwurst in 10 minutes. My sense of awe and wonder in that moment remains unmatched. He, Chestnut, is my Armstrong."

Other top eating talent competing include: No. 21 Jeff “The Beast Man” Butler, of Ohio; No. 23 Danielle Giolia, of New York; No. 27 “Wild” Bill Myers, of Pennsylvania and  No. 33 Matthew Raible, of Illinois.

More than 80,000 bratwurst are consumed at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati each year.

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