Major League Eater James Webb Sets New World Record Eating Uranus Fudge

Posted by Laura Abernathy Huffman on Apr 3rd 2024

Aussie James Webb ate 13.5 pounds of fudge out of Uranus during the 2024 Inaugural Eating Uranus Fudge Galactic Championship.

URANUS, MISSOURI, March 30- The world’s #5th top-ranked competitive eater, James Webb, from Sydney, Australia, ate 13.5 pounds of Uranus chocolate fudge in eight minutes today to set a new world record. Webb also pulled out of Uranus with the Uranus Galactic Championship belt and $2,500 of Mayor Louie Keen’s cold hard cash.

Sliding into the #2 spot was Geoffrey Esper, from Oxford, Massachusetts, who pounded down 10.75 pounds of fudge out of Uranus. Esper walked away with $1,200 of Uranus Mayor Louie Keen’s cold, hard cash.

Nick Wehry and Miki Sudo, both from Tampa, Florida, took third and fourth place. Wehry received $650 and Sudo earned $400.

In fifth place was Patrick “Deep Dish” Bertolleti from Chicago, Illinois. Bertoletti received $250 for his efforts.

Tying for 11th place were Crazy Legs Conti, New York, NY., and John Gebhard, from Fishers, Indiana. Both consumed 2.25 pounds of chocolate fudge from Uranus.

Amautuer eater Daniel Hueppelshauser, of Crocker, Missouri, gobbled one pound of fudge from Uranus to take 13th place. He edged out Major League Eater Dr. Rene Rovtar of Basking Ridge, New Jersey who came in 14th place.

Rounding out the field were:
Sixth-Radim “Steel Rod” Dvořáček, Czech Republic, 6 pounds
Seventh- George “The Smorgasboard” Chiger, Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania 5.5 pounds
Eighth-Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco, Tucson, Arizona, 5 pounds
Ninth-Matthew Raible, Edwards, Illinois, 2.5 pounds
Tenth- Jocelyn Young, Sherman, Texas, 2.375 pounds

Before the competition, Mayor Louie Keen announced the 2025 Eating Uranus Fudge Galactic Championship will be held at his #2 location in Anderson, Indiana.

About Major League Eating- Major League Eating is the world body that oversees all professional eating contests. The organization, which developed competitive eating and includes the sport’s governing body, the International Federation of Competitive Eating, helps sponsors to develop, publicize and execute world-class eating events in all varieties of food disciplines. MLE-sanctioned eating contests provide dramatic audience entertainment and offer an unparalleled platform for media exposure. Major League Eating holds approximately 70 events annually, including the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, NY. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @eatingcontest.

About Uranus Missouri- during its first nine years of operation Uranus Fudge Factory & General Store has become the second most visited Route 66 attraction in Missouri.Uranus was voted the Best Roadside Attraction in Missouri by Rural Missouri magazine readers. Uranus Missouri is also home to Uranus Sideshow Museum, Uranus Ice Cream Company, Uranus Putt Pirates Mini-Golf and the World’s Largest Belt Buckle. Uranus Fudge Factory has shipped mail-order fudge to every state in the United States and across Canada, and recently began shipping the galaxy’s best fudge internationally. Uranus Mayor Louie Keen opened his #2 location off I-69 at Anderson, Indiana April 2022. Uranus #3 will open in Richmond, Indiana later this year. For more information visit and follow us on TikTok @uranusmissouri.