MLE Announces St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail-Eating Championship

3 Dec, 2014

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Major League Eating is proud to announce the return of The World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail-Eating Championship—Located at the Meijer Tail Greater Party on Georgia St to its slate of competitions. This year's sophomore event, to be held December 6 in Indianapolis, IN, promises to be a battle of man vs man vs woman vs woman vs each other vs themselves vs the world famous St. Elmo Steak House signature shrimp cocktail sauce. This fiery concoction is not for the faint of heart. Victory in this event is a reflection not only of elevated teeth speed and capacity but of supreme intestinal fortitude and one's burning will to win. 

At last year's event it was Joey "Jaws" Chestnut—of San Jose, CA, and the world's #1-ranked eater—who claimed top spot by eating 9.25lb of St. Elmo Steak House Shrimp Cocktail in eight minutes. It was a classic display not only of pure power eating but of Chestnut's ability to silence the mind and forge straight ahead to victory. Chestnut's total stands, as of now, as the World Record mark in the Shrimp Cocktail discipline. 

This year's contest, as in 2013, will take place before the annual Big Ten Football Championship Game. Do you dare challenge yourself against the greatest eaters in the world? Do you wish to watch the greatest sporting spectacle this side of Lucas Oil Stadium on December 6, 2014? Then get thyself to The World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail-Eating Championship—Located at the Meijer Tail Greater Party on Georgia St! In the crowd or at the table—don't you ever miss it!

This contest* will take place at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the Meijer Tail Greater Party on Georgia St. in downtown Indianapolis!

1st - $1,000
2nd - $500
3rd - $300
4th - $200

About St. Elmo Steak House: From St. Elmo Steak House to homes around the globe, the restaurant's world-famous, sinus-clearing shrimp cocktail sauce is available in 12 ounce bottles. Known for making grown men cry, the potent, horseradish-laden concoction was deemed the world's spiciest food by a Travel Channel writer, beating out other hotspots. The sauce that guests have come to know and love is available in more than 300 retail locations, St. Elmo Steak House, sister restaurant Harry & Izzy's or online at

About The Big Ten Football Championship Game: The fourth annual Big Ten Football Championship Game will be played on Saturday, December 6 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. The game will be broadcast nationally on FOX with kickoff set for 8:17 p.m. ET. The 2014 season will mark the beginning of a new era in Big Ten football, with the addition of Maryland and Rutgers and new divisions. The winner of the East and West Divisions will meet in the Big Ten Football Championship Game, with the victor earning the Big Ten Championship and a chance to play in one of the six bowls that comprise the College Football Playoff, including the Rose Bowl Game. Wisconsin won the first two championship games in 2011 and 2012 before Michigan State claimed the title last season in front of a record crowd of more than 66,000 fans.

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*All applicants must be 18 years of age or older and fully acknowledge and understand the inherent dangers and risks associated with participating in an eating contest. The applicant further acknowledges and understands that the MLE/IFOCE coordinates with event sponsor(s) to select and approve eligible participants, and that the MLE/IFOCE shall decide, at its sole discretion, whether an applicant is eligible to participate in any eating event, and/or related activities. The MLE/IFOCE may revoke an applicant's eligibility to participate in the eating contest, or related activities, at any time, for any reason, at its sole discretion. The MLE/IFOCE and the event sponsors reserve the right, at any time, to change any and all details concerning the event, including, e.g., time, duration, location and prize structure. 


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