Joey Chestnut eats 8 pounds of ribs


SPARKS, Nev. -- Talk about pigging out: Joey Chestnut has eaten his way to another ribs-eating title in Nevada.

The 26-year-old San Jose, Calif., man ate 8 pounds of pork ribs in 12 minutes to win the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off's eating competition Wednesday night in Sparks.

America's No. 1 professional eater, Chestnut holds world eating records for ribs, steak, asparagus, hot dogs and hamburgers. It was his fourth win in five years in the Nugget's competition.

Pat Bertoletti of Chicago, who beat Chestnut last year, finished second by devouring 6.9 pounds of ribs.

Chestnut slid the meat off each bone with his hands and ate it in a ball, while Bertoletti bit off the bone each time.