Joey Chestnut Battles Reigning Champion at Trenton Thunder World Famous Case's Pork Roll Eating Championship

Top Competitive Eaters Gather in New Jersey to Claim the Title and $4,000 in Prizes
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Geoffrey Esper, the #2-ranked competitive eater in the world, will defend his title of Pork Roll Eating Champion of the World against Joey Chestnut and other top-ranked eaters. This year marks the ninth-annual Pork Roll-Eating Championship, presented by Case's Pork Roll. The competition will take place at 3:30 P.M. on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at the home of the Trenton Thunder Ballpark -- 1 Thunder Rd., Trenton, NJ.

At the 2022 event, Geoff Esper ate 44 Case’s Pork Roll Sandwiches in 10 minutes for the win. #1-ranked eater Chestnut holds the World Record in the discipline for eating 61.5 Case’s Pork Roll Sandwiches in 10 minutes in 2019.

Esper is one of the most versatile eaters in the circuit, and currently holds 20 World Records. However, a field of top-ranked competitive eaters will be competing as well, including the world-record holder Joey Chestnut.

“World Champion Eaters will convene in Trenton for an epic competition,” said George Shea, chairman of Major League Eating. “Esper will have to fight to top Chestnut’s World Record of 61.5 Case’s Pork Roll Sandwiches.”

River Fest, presented by Case's Pork Roll, will take place on Saturday, September 23, from 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. at Trenton Thunder Ballpark. For tickets and information on the fun and games happening during the festival, visit

About The Trenton Thunder

The Trenton Thunder have drawn over 10 million fans over 30 years and have won the three major awards that Minor League Baseball teams can win; the Johnson Trophy for the “Nation's Best Franchise”, the Larry MacPhail Trophy for Outstanding Club Promotion, and the Bob Frietas Award for Long-Term Success, given by Baseball America. The team has given back over $8.5 million worth of goods, services, and monetary donations through Trenton Thunder Charities, under the Grand Slam We Care Foundation umbrella. The Thunder can be found online at,,, and on

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