Ribfest Chicago: Miki Sudo wins “Ribmania,” beats Joey Chestnut

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Photo courtesy of Ribfest Chicago
Photo courtesy of Ribfest Chicago

Miki Sudo won the “Ribmania IV” eating contest Friday at Ribfest Chicago, upsetting No. 1 ranked competitive eater Joey Chestnut and earning a cool $2,000.

According to Ribfest officials, Sudo of Las Vegas devoured a total of 2.9 pounds of baby-back ribs.

Contestants had eight minutes to eat the most baby-back ribs provided by Rub’s Backcountry Smokehouse.

Chestnut, who has won the last six Nathan’s July 4 Hot Dog Eating contest, was making his Chicago competitive eating debut.

Ribfest continues through Sunday at Lincoln/Irving Park/Damen. The nearest Brown Line is Irving Park.

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