For the second time, Ian’s Pizza held their National Pizza Eating Championship. It was held this past Saturday after the Badger football game.
The defending champion, Molly Schuyler was a repeat winner. She set a new record, eating 14 slices in 10 minutes. She was awarded the $1,000 prize for first place. Schuyler is currently ranked as the number one independent competitive eater by the All Pro Eating organization.
Competing against Schuyler were competitive eaters from around the United States. The second place winner was Dave Brunelli of Pennsylvania. He is currently ranked number 4 among competitive eaters. Third place went to Tom Gilbert of Nevada, followed by Spencer Fricke, a student at UW-Madison. In all there were 9 contestants who competed after going through the vetting process conducted by All Pro Eating.
There were 150 people in attendance to watch the competition. An amateur contest was held after the professional event was complete.