In Competitive Eating, Fork Ain’t Your Friend
It took a while for our lovely staff writer, Georgia Fisher, to learn this lesson. In the last 60 seconds of the five-minute bout of pancake carnage, Fisher finally resorted to using the eating tools God gave her: her hands. It was too late though, as the nine competitors that aimed to defeat her had already been using both left and right hands to shovel as many flapjacks as possible into their pie holes.
In the end, there was only one winner: Mario Sanchez, 2009′s runner up, consumed 21 pancakes, ultimately besting champion James Magruder, who could only down 19. Aaron Gonzalez, the owner of one fine handlebar moustache, claimed third with 12 pancakes.
Our own managing editor, Dan Koller, tied for fifth in the matchup of mighty masticators, devouring 10 pancakes. Just imagine how many more he would have eaten had he ditched the fork …