Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest 2023 Joey Chestnut Wins 16th Title on Coney Island With More Than 60

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He's the wiener AGAIN! Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut annihilates competition to claim his 16th crown after playing ketch-up at delayed Nathan's hot dog eating contest - inhaling incredible 62 franks in ten minutes

The winner receives $10,000, while second place gets $5,000 and third place gets $2,500. The men's and women's winners also land a huge, bedazzled wrestling-style belt.

The annual event is a hallmark of the competitive eating scene every year, with the contest even held behind closed doors in 2020 due to the pandemic.

Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest 2023: Joey Chestnut wins 16th title on Coney Island with more than 60 dogs

Its Chestnut's eighth win in a row, the second time in his career he's won the mustard belt eight straight years

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut battled a lengthy weather delay to capture his 16th Mustard Belt at the 2023 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. Chestnut consumed 62 hot dogs in 10 minutes to retain his title as the world champion of hot dog eating.

Chestnut had to wait a little longer than expected because thunderstorms in the New York area caused a two-hour delay. That did seem to bother Chestnut, who started out on a furious pace, and that allowed him to separate himself from the rest of the field.

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut battled a lengthy weather delay to capture his 16th Mustard Belt at the 2023 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. Chestnut consumed 62 hot dogs in 10 minutes to retain his title as the world champion of hot dog eating.

Chestnut had to wait a little longer than expected because thunderstorms in the New York area caused a two-hour delay. That did seem to bother Chestnut, who started out on a furious pace, and that allowed him to separate himself from the rest of the field.


Chestnut was not quite able to keep up that pace for the entirety of the competition, and he wasn't able to break his world record of 76 hot dogs and buns. Chestnut's official total of 62 hot dogs and buns was one fewer than the 63 he consumed to win the event in 2022. Chestnut still finished 13 ahead of the runner-up, Geoffrey Esper, for another emphatic win.