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Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest 2024 Odds

One of the great American traditions, the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, returns on July 4th.

The big news heading into the 2024 edition of the contest is that Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut, winner of the last eight contests on the men's side, will not compete this year.

Chestnut was banned from this year's contest as a result of sponsoring a rival company, and he will instead take part in a hot dog eating contest on a military base in Texas on Independence Day.

The absence of Jaws - a 16-time winner who has won all but one of the contests since his first win in 2007 - means the field is wide open.

Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest 2024 Odds

Geoffrey Esper


James Webb


Nick Wehry


Patrick Bertoletti


Gideon Oji


Darrien Thomas


Max Stanford


Dereck Hendrickson


George Chiger


Any Other Contestant


Geoffrey Esper is the favorite to win the 2024 contest after he finished second with 49 hot dogs eaten in the 2023 edition.

A Major League Eating competitor, Esper has thrived when putting away foods as diverse as pizza, wings, tacos, and strawberry shortcake in competitions.

James Webb, who finished two hot dogs behind Esper in 2023, is the second favorite heading into the 2024 contest. Webb, an Australian, won the Salvation Army World Donut Day contest by consuming 59.5 glazed donuts in eight minutes and also has experience eating pizza and corn competitively.

Third in the market is Nick Wehry, who is married to nine-time Women's Hot Dog Eating Contest winner Miki Sudo. He finished fourth in the 2023 contest after housing 45 hot dogs.

Wehry ate a world-record 50 hard-boiled eggs in three minutes and four seconds in 2021 - he proposed to Sudo immediately after.

Patrick Bertoletti, nicknamed "Deep Dish," is fourth in the odds and MLE ranks him as the ninth-best competitive eater in the world.

Deep Dish is clearly capable of pushing himself to extremes: Bertoletti consumed a world-record 275 pickled jalapenos in eight minutes back in 2011 and no one holds more world records in competitive eating.

Odds displayed within this article were correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.

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