Geoff Esper to Compete at Third-Annual Snowbird Bratwurst Eating Contest

The No. 3-ranked competitive eater in the world, Geoffrey Esper from Oxford, MA, and other top-ranked eaters will gather in Utah for the 3rd annual Snowbird Bratwurst-Eating Championship to take place at 1:45 P.M. Mountain Time on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Oktoberfest Halle at the Snowbird Center Event tent, at Snowbird, UT.

Major League Eating is proud to announce the return of this delicious event to their 2019 slate of sanctioned eating championships. This year, The Snowbird Bratwurst Eating Championship will showcase the eternal battle between man and woman and tubular Germanic meats over 10 minutes of grueling, delicious competition.

“Snowbird is the perfect location in Utah for such a wildly entertaining food eating competition,” said Dave Fields, Snowbird General Manager. “We wish all the competitors the best of luck as they prepare to battle on the Oktoberfest Halle Stage.”

“We are thrilled to be back in Snowbird, UT, for the third consecutive year to host the Snowbird Bratwurst-Eating Championship,” said Sam Barclay, emcee of Major League Eating. “Annually, this event draws in the world's most skilled competitive eaters who are eager to indulge in bratwurst and set a new world record.”

At last year’s event, Geoffrey Esper ate 33, 4.5oz, brats in 10 minutes taking home the title of Snowbird Bratwurst-Eating Champion of the World. It was Espers first time facing the bratwurst in a contest setting.  He fell one brat short of Gideon Oji’s 2017 world-record of 34 brats in 10 minutes—the mark to beat this year.

Esper will face fierce competition. Other top-ranked eaters in attendance will include the No.1-ranked female competitive eater in the world and No. 6-ranked overall, Miki Sudo of Tucson, AZ; No. 8-ranked Nicholas Wehry from Torrington, CT; No. 10-ranked Michelle Lesco from Tucson, AZ; No. 11-ranked Matt Hazzard from Atlanta, IL, and No. 34-ranked Derek Hendrickson from Las Vegas, NV.

About Snowbird's 47th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration!

Voted one of America's 10 Best Oktoberfests by Men's Journal Magazine. Snowbird's Annual Oktoberfest attracts over 60,000 visitors and has grown to become one of the largest festivals in Utah. Every Saturday and Sunday from Aug. 17th through Oct. 20th, 2019, including Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 2nd.

About Major League Eating

Major League Eating (MLE), the World governing body of all stomach-centric sports, conducts more than 80 events annually, including the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest in Coney Island, N.Y. The competitive eating community, which numbers more than 8,000 veteran and rookie athletes, travels the World in search of top titles and the glory that they provide. For more information, visit Follow Major League Eating on Twitter and Instagram @EatingContest. Like Major League Eating on Facebook at

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