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Joey Chestnut Devours Turkey To Win Eating Contest

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) - Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won a turkey-eating contest in Connecticut, setting a record by devouring an entire bird.

Ten contestants vied to see who could eat the most of a 20-pound turkey in a competition Saturday at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Chestnut ate 9.35 pounds of meat off the bone in 10 minutes. According to Major League Eating, the food equivalent of the NFL, he bested the previous record, which was held by Sonya Thomas, who ate 5.25 pounds of turkey in November 2011.

Chestnut, a San Jose, California, resident who turns 31 on Tuesday, is ranked the top competitive eater in the world.

He took home a $5,000 check after stuffing his face with turkey. The remainder of the $10,000 purse was divided among other contestants.

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FILE - In this July 4, 2014, file photo, Joey Chestnut raises his fist in the air after winning Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating contest at Coney Island in New York. Ten contestants vied to see who could eat the most of a 20-pound turkey in a competition Saturday, Nov. 22 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut. Chestnut won the contest, setting a record by devouring an entire bird. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 1: Joey Chestnut at Live with Kelly & Michael promoting this year's Nathan's Hot Dog-Eating Contest on July 1, 2014 in New York City. Credit: RW/MediaPunch/IPX
COMMERCIAL IMAGE - In this photo taken by AP Images for Banfield Pet Hospital, Joey Chestnut, world championship competitive hot dog eater, judges Vivi, a 9-week-old Pomeranian, in Brooklyn's "Hottest Dog" contest to celebrate the opening of Banfield Pet Hospital, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. As the world’s largest veterinary practice, Banfield Pet Hospital offers comprehensive medical services including surgery, preventive care, routine examinations and nutrition counseling. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Banfield Pet Hospital)
COMMERCIAL IMAGE - In this photo taken by AP Images for Banfield Pet Hospital, Joey Chestnut, center, world championship competitive hot dog eater, awards Atom Yu, left, and her dog Vivi, and Myles Nicky and his dog Sasha as two of Brooklyn’s "Hottest Dog" contest winners in celebration of the opening of Banfield Pet Hospital, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The winners each received a year’s worth of free preventive veterinary care from Banfield Pet Hospital, the world’s largest veterinary practice. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Banfield Pet Hospital)
COMMERCIAL IMAGE - In this photo taken by AP Images for Banfield Pet Hospital, Joey Chestnut, world championship competitive hot dog eater, tries to lure Brooklyn, a 4-year-old Dachshund dressed as a hot dog, to enter Brooklyn’s "Hottest Dog" contest to celebrate the opening of Banfield Pet Hospital, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. As the world’s largest veterinary practice, Banfield Pet Hospital offers comprehensive medical services including surgery, preventive care, routine examinations and nutrition counseling. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Banfield Pet Hospital)
COMMERCIAL IMAGE - In this photo taken by AP Images for Banfield Pet Hospital, Joey Chestnut, world championship competitive hot dog eater, judges Chloe, a 4-year-old Beagle mix, in Brooklyn's "Hottest Dog" contest to celebrate the opening of Banfield Pet Hospital, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. As the world’s largest veterinary practice, Banfield Pet Hospital offers comprehensive medical services including surgery, preventive care, routine examinations and nutrition counseling. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Banfield Pet Hospital)
COMMERCIAL IMAGE - In this photo taken by AP Images for Banfield Pet Hospital, Joey Chestnut, world championship competitive hot dog eater, holds Brooklyn’s "Hottest Dog" contestant Chloe while chowing down on a hot dog at the grand opening of Banfield Pet Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011. As the world's largest veterinary practice, Banfield Pet Hospital offers comprehensive medical services including surgery, preventive care, routine examinations and nutrition counseling. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Banfield Pet Hospital)
** COMMERCIAL IMAGE ** In this photo taken by AP Images for Pepto-Bismol, Sonya Thomas and Joey Chestnut, favorites to win Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contests, sponsored by Pepto-Bismol, have a stare down after their official weigh-ins during a ceremony at City Hall Park, Friday, July 1, 2011 in New York. (Jason DeCrow/AP Images for Pepto-Bismol)
** COMMERCIAL IMAGE ** In this photo taken by AP Images for Pepto-Bismol, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, right, oversees the official weigh-in of Joey Chestnut, favorite to win Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest, sponsored by Pepto-Bismol, during a ceremony at City Hall Park, Friday, July 1, 2011 in New York. (Jason DeCrow/AP Images for Pepto-Bismol)
** COMMERCIAL IMAGE ** In this photo taken by AP Images for Pepto-Bismol, Joey Chestnut, favorite to win Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest, sponsored by Pepto-Bismol, reacts after his official weigh-in during a ceremony at City Hall Park, Friday, July 1, 2011 in New York. (Jason DeCrow/AP Images for Pepto-Bismol)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 5: Joey Chestnut (center R), champion eater, proposes to his fiancee Neslie Ricasaeats (center L) just before the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest in Coney Island, New York, United States on July 4, 2014. (Photo by Bilgin Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 5: Joey Chestnut, champion eater, reacts after winning the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest in Coney Island, New York, United States on July 4, 2014. (Photo by Bilgin Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 5: Joey Chestnut (R), champion eater, and Tim Janus (L), came in third eating 44 hot dogs, during the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest, in Coney Island, New York, United States on July 4, 2014. (Photo by Bilgin Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 04: Joey Chestnut and Sonya Thomas at the 2014 Nathan's Famous 4th July International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island on July 4, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 04: Joey Chestnut celebrates after winning the 98th annual Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island on July 4, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Chesnut won his eighth straight Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest with 61 hot dogs. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 04: Joey Chestnut competes in the 98th annual Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island on July 4, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Chesnut won his eighth straight Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest with 61 hot dogs. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 03: Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut is officially weighed in the day prior to the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest at City Hall on July 3, 2014 in New York City. Chestnut won the 2013 men's division contest by eating 69 hot dogs in ten minutes. July 4, 2014 will hold the 98th annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest at the legendary Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (C) watches as 2013 Nathan's Famous hot dog eating champion Joey Chestnut (L) and challenger Matt Stonie face-off during a ceremony on July 3, 2014 at City Hall in New York. The contest is scheduled to take place on Coney Island on July 4. AFP PHOTO/Don Emmert (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
SONOMA, CA - JUNE 22: Joey Chestnut, current champion of Nathan's Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest and world number one ranked competitor by International Federation of Competitive Eating speaks at a press conference prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on June 22, 2014 in Sonoma, California. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
SONOMA, CA - JUNE 22: Joey Chestnut, current champion of Nathan's Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest and world number one ranked competitor by International Federation of Competitive Eating speaks at a press conference prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on June 22, 2014 in Sonoma, California. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 03: George Shea (L), the official announcer for the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest watches New York City's Mayor Bill De Blasio (C) eating a famous Nathan's hot dog next to Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut (R) a day prior to the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest at City Hall on July 3, 2014 in New York City. Chestnut won the 2013 men's division contest by eating 69 hot dogs in ten minutes. July 4, 2014 will hold the 98th annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest at the legendary Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 04: Joey Chestnut eats 69 hot dogs to win the 2013 Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island on July 4, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 04: Joey Chestnut eats 69 hot dogs to win the 2013 Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island on July 4, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 5: Joey Chestnut (L), champion eater, proposes to his fiancee Neslie Ricasaeats (C) just before the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest in Coney Island, New York, United States on July 4, 2014. (Photo by Bilgin Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 5: Joey Chestnut, champion eater, reacts after winning the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest in Coney Island, New York, United States on July 4, 2014. (Photo by Bilgin Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 03: Men's world record holder Joey Chestnut (L) is weighed as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomber (R) looks on during the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest weigh-in ceremony on July 3, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The annual hot dog eating event is expected to draw up to 40,000 fans on July 4, in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Joey Chestnut appears on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Joey Chestnut appears on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 04: Joey Chestnut wins the Men's Division with 61 Hot Dogs and Miki Sudo wins the Women's Division with 34 Hot Dogs at the 2014 Nathan's Famous 4th July International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island on July 4, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 04: Joey Chestnut (R) and George Shea celebrate after Chestnut wins the 98th annual 2014 Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island on July 4, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Chesnut won his eighth straight Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest with 61 hot dogs. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 04: Joey Chestnut and his fiance Neslie Ricasa pose for pictures after the 98th annual Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island on July 4, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Chesnut won his eighth straight Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest with 61 hot dogs. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 04: Joey Chestnut proposes to his longtime girlfriend Neslie Ricasa ahead of the 98th annual Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island on July 4, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Chesnut won his eighth straight Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest with 61 hot dogs. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 04: Joey Chestnut wins the Men's Division with 61 Hot Dogs at the 2014 Nathan's Famous 4th July International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island on July 4, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 04: Winners Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo pose for pictures after the annual Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island on July 4, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Sudo beat reigning champion Sonya Thomas by eating 34 hot dogs in 10 minutes and Chesnut won his eighth straight Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest with 61 hot dogs. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 03: Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut is officially weighed in the day prior to the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest at City Hall on July 3, 2014 in New York City. Chestnut won the 2013 men's division contest by eating 69 hot dogs in ten minutes. July 4, 2014 will hold the 98th annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest at the legendary Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
A pile of hot dogs are readied for sampling during a weigh-in for contestants in the annual Coney Island Fourth of July international hot-dog eating contest during a weigh-in for contestants at City Hall Park in New York, Tuesday, July 3, 2012. Five-time, hot dog-eating world champion Joey Chestnut try to break his own world record of downing 68 hot dogs and buns in ten minutes. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Five-time hot dog-eating world champion Joey Chestnut, left, and women's record-holder Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas, pose for photographers following a weigh-in for contestants in the annual Coney Island Fourth of July international hot dog-eating contest in New York, Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at City Hall Park in New York. The event will take place midday Wednesday, July 4, in Coney Island, Brooklyn. Chestnut will try to break his own world record of downing 68 hot dogs and buns in 10 minute, while Thomas will headline the women's competition, facing 14 female eaters from the U.S. and Canada. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg walks behind the pair, far right. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Men compete during Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest July 4, 2012 in the Coney Island section of New York.Five-time Nathan’s Famous Champion Joey Chestnut won his sixth title by equaling his record of 68 hot dogs and buns in ten minutes. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 04: Competitive eater Joey Chestnut waves to the crowd before competing in the Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island on July 4, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Chestnut won the men's division by successfully tying his own world record by eating 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes; he has now won the competition six years in a row. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 04: Competitive eaters compete in the men's division of the Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island on July 4, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Joey Chestnut won the men's division by successfully tying his own world record by eating 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes; he has now won the competition six years in a row. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 04: Competitive eaters compete in the men's division of the Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island on July 4, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Joey Chestnut won the men's division by successfully tying his own world record by eating 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes; he has now won the competition six years in a row. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 04: Competitive eater Joey Chestnut competes in the Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island on July 4, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Chestnut won the men's division by successfully tying his own world record by eating 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 04: Competitive eater Joey Chestnut competes in the Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island on July 4, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Chestnut won the men's division by successfully tying his own world record by eating 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 04: 68 hot dogs, the world record for the most hot dogs eaten in 10 minutes, are set on display before the Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island on July 4, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Joey Chestnut won the men's division by successfully tying his own record of 68 hot dogs eaten in 10 minutes. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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