WEST ALLIS, Wis. - Cheese curds are a staple food in Wisconsin. But for competitive eaters like Darron Breeden, it's an opportunity to win a professional eating contest.
Breeden, from Virginia, upset the No 1 ranked Joey Chestnut at the Wisconsin State Fair's Cheese Curd Eating Championship on Saturday, setting a new world record by eating 5.2 pounds of cheese curds in six minutes.
DOWN GOES CHESTNUT! DOWN GOES CHESTNUT! @DarronEats upset No. 1-ranked @joeyjaws in today's @eatingcontest Cheese Curd Eating Championship at the @AssociatedBank Amphitheater, setting a new World Record with 5.2 pounds of cheese curds eaten in six minutes. #WIStateFair pic.twitter.com/1w412n0sjD— Wisconsin State Fair (@wistatefair) August 11, 2018
"Nothing motivates me more than a loss," Chestnut tweeted after the competition. "It was a disappointing performance today... I'll regroup and focus on next weekend."
Chestnut will be competing in a gyoza-eating contest next weekend.
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