Matt 'Megatoad' Stonie dethrones 8-time champ Joey Chestnut to win hot dog eating title
The mustard-yellow belt has found a new owner.
Young upstart Matt "Megatoad" Stonie has out-eaten eight-time defending champion Joey "Jaws" Chestnut to take the title and all its fixings at the July 4th Nathan's Hot Dog Eating contest.
Major upset at Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest! Matt Stonie defeats 8-time reigning champ Joey Chestnut. pic.twitter.com/1FB8EatXZl— ESPN (@espn) July 4, 2015
The 23-year-old competitive eater from San Jose, Calif., hogged down 62 hot dogs -- and buns! -- to Chestnut's 60.
And Stonie was gunning for No. 1 competitive eater in the world Chestnut's title from the get-go, announcing the #DownGoesChestnut hashtag on his Twitter account shortly before the Coney Island contest began.
Still, Stonie fell short of breaking Chestnut's world record of 69 hot dogs and buns, which were downed during the 2013 competition.