With eating legends such as Geoffery Esper, Badlands Booker, and Joey Chestnut competing for the 2021 Pepperoni Roll Eating Championship, it was guaranteed to be a riveting event. Esper and Chestnut have been a thorn in each other's side for years, so this was another chapter in their rivalry, as they fought each other to the bitter end.
Coming Down To The Wire
As the final seconds ticked away, reigning Champion Joey Chestnut was able to protect his crown by eating 33 pepperoni rolls in 10 minutes, while the 2017 Champion, Geoffery Esper, finished a close second with 30.5 rolls.
It was the 10th Annual Pepperoni Roll Eating World Championship held in Fairmont, West Virginia, and we wanted to explore the history behind the event. As usual, we couldn't find an easy-to-read list of previous Pepperoni Roll Eating Champions, and so once again... we created our own.
Pepperoni Roll Eating Championship Winner's List
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Note: In 2018, MLE was excluded from the event, so only local contenstants attended the competition.1The Pepperoni Roll Eating World Championship Belt
We've tried to determine through grainy photographs what the West Virginia Three Rivers Festival "Pepperoni Roll Eating World Championship Belt" looks like, and we were able to find two recent photographs.