Tuesday, November 5, 2013

JUST-EAT.ca Campus Chompionship ft. Takeru Kobayashi

Throughout October, JUST-EAT.ca (Facebook: Just-Eat.ca, Twitter: @JUSTEATca) has been on the hunt for Canada's hungriest student. Students from 25 universities across the country have rallied their classmates for online votes and created jaw-dropping videos for the chance to travel to Toronto to meet and train with famed competitive eating champion, Takeru Kobayashi (Facebook: Takeru Kobayashi, Twitter: @FReeKobi0704)

On Monday, October 28th, the five finalist devoured pizza alongside Kobi. Hosted by You Gotta Eat Here's John Catucci at The Drake Hotel, the five students competed in a three minute eating competition to win a personal prize of $5K & $20K for their campus.

Takeru Kobayashi in the media room before the big showdown.

Snuck in a photo! :)


Call for entries
University students across the country told JUST-EAT.ca why they should be Campus Chompion. The hungry contestant with the most votes from each of the 25 campuses will go on to represent their school as a semi-finalist.

Video showdown
The top-voted semi-finalists from each university created a video telling JUST-EAT.ca and Kobiyashi why they are hungry to win. The top 5 scoring semi-finalist videos went on to the final round: the Chompionship round.

The top 5 finalists travels to Toronto where they competed with Kobayashi for the title of Campus Chompion.

Watch how many slices of pizza were devoured by the five finalists and Kobi!

In the end, the prize went to Steven "THE CLUTCH" from the University of Guelph who ate 18 square slices of pizza in 3 minutes (Kobayashi ate 32 slices in the same amount of time). 

I'm gonna leave you now with some quick stats on Kobi. The multi-guinness record holder is known for his ability to eat a lot of food in record time:

Photo Credit: Just-Eat.ca

370 wontons in 8 minutes
93 hamburgers in 8 minutes
81 soft tacos in 10 minutes
69 hotdogs in 10 minutes
29 meatballs in 1 minute
41 lobster rolls in 10 minutes
58 brat sausages in 10 minutes