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Joey Chestnut wins rib-eating contest in Northern Nevada

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Joey Chestnut wins rib-eating contest in Northern Nevada

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Sep 1, 2014

Joey Chestnut, also known as "Joey Jaws," has chomped his way to another title.

Chestnut won the Nugget World Rib Eating Championship on Wednesday eating 9 pounds and 2.7 ounces of ribs in 12 minutes. It is the fifth consecutive time Chestnut has been crowned the rib-eating king. The competition was part of the annual Nevada's Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off.

The 30-year-old champ from Vallegjo, California, is also the world-record holder at Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Contest in New York.

The runner-up was Matt Stonie of San Jose, California (8 lbs., 3 ounces).

Chestnut did not break his record last year, which was 13 pounds and 3 ounces. That record is a world record for rib eating.

In addition to bragging rights, Chestnut will collect $2,500 for the win on Wednesday.

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani is the managing editor for PositivelyLV.com and contributes to KTNV.com and NowTrending.com.