Man eats 5.2 pounds of cheese curds in six minutes en route to victory at the Wisconsin State Fair

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.


"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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