Oxford Man Comes In Second At Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest


Geoffrey Esper (File Photo)

Oxford Resident and Bay Path Regional High School Teacher Geoffrey Esper has outdone himself again.  Competing in the 2021 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island, he came in second place, only to the legend, Joey Chestnut.

We first met Geoffrey in 2018 when he came in fourth place in that year’s competition “only” eating 41 that year.  In 2019, he finished in third place consuming 49 hot dogs.  This year Esper downed 50, leaving him as the runner-up to Chestnut, who set a new personal record of 76 hot dogs (and buns) in 10 minutes.  Chestnut earned his 14th win, earning $10,000 and the world-famous mustard belt.  Esper’s 2nd prize checks in at $5,000.

If you missed the coverage of this 4th of July tradition on ESPN yesterday, you can watch it below (note video quality isn’t the best, but there were also some technical problems on the network feed.)

Congratulations to our local “Major League Eater,” Geoffrey Esper.