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Joey Chestnut Eats A Gut-Busting, World Record-Setting Platter of Gyoza At Nisei Week

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Competitive eating champion Joey "Jaws" Chestnut bested last year's reigning gyoza-eating champion Patrick Bertoletti yesterday at Nisei Week's sixth annual World Gyoza Eating Championship.

Chestnut downed a world record-setting 266 pan-fried potstickers in 10 minutes at the Little Tokyo competition, according to the Los Angeles Times. That's two more than Bertoletti did when he set the current record last year.

But this year Bertoletti couldn't match last year's record. He came in third after eating 234 gyoza—just one short of Matt Stonie, who took second place.