Joey Chestnut to compete in cheese curd eating competition at Wisconsin State Fair

MILWAUKEE -- Joey Chestnut, the man who ate 74 hotdogs to set the world record, will compete in the first-ever cheese curd eating competition at the Wisconsin State Fair. 

The competition will take place at noon on Saturday, August 11 at the Associated Bank Amphitheater. Chestnut will be joined by many of the other world's top competitive eaters in this new competition. 

Chestnut will be joined by top-ranked eaters from around the country, including home-town eater 45th-ranked Andrew Kogutkiewicz from Racine.

“Success will need to be earned at The Wisconsin State Fair Cheese Curd Eating Championship,” says Major League Eating emcee Sam Barclay in a news release. “Hand speed will be key, capacity will be a challenge—and every eater’s ability to overcome their dairy tolerance will be put to the ultimate test."

Also joining them will be sixth-ranked Gideon Oji from Morrow, Georgia, eighth-ranked Darron Breeden from Orange, Virginia, and 40th-ranked Matthew Raible from Edwards, Illinois.

The competition will start at noon. Contestants will have six minutes to eat as many cheese curds as possible.  

It will be the first time a world record will be set in the cheese curd eating discipline. 

Chestnut won the Fourth of July Nathan's Hot Dog eating contest earlier this month for the 11th time in 12 years, eating 74 hot dogs in 10 minutes. 

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