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Tim "Eater X" Janus Named Tamale Eating Champ

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    13 competitive eaters chowed down for the 6th Annual World Tamale Eating Championship at Lewisville City Hall Saturday.

    Tim "Eater X" Janus, the only two-time champion in the history of the World Tamale Eating Championships, edged Sonya "the Black Widow" Thomas by just three tamales to reclaim his crown.

    Tamale Eating Contest in Lewisville

    [DFW] Tamale Eating Contest in Lewisville
    13 competitive eaters chowed down for the 6th Annual World Tamale Eating Championship at Lewisville City Hall Saturday. (Published Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010)

    Janus, ranked fifth in the world by Major League Eating, consumed 59 tamales in 12 minutes.

    Thomas, ranked fourth, finished with 56 tamales.

    Although Janus' world record of 71 was never challenged, he and Thomas did post the second- and third-highest totals in the history of the event.

    For his efforts, Janus took home a $1,500 cash prize. Thomas won $1,000 for second place.

    2010 World Tamale Eating Championship Results

    # of TamalesNameHometown
    59Tim JanusNew York City, NY
    56Sonya ThomasAlexandria, VA
    36Adrian MorganBaton Rouge, LA
    33Erik DenmarkSeattle, WA
    32.5Nate BillerFrisco, TX
    31Kevin RossTemecula, CA
    30Aaron OsthoffDubuque, IA
    25Kobi BauerAlbuquerque, NM
    24.5Donavon BustaHouston, TX
    22.5Gary KluckenWaco, TX
    22Bryan BeardDenver, CO
    20Nick BauerHouston, TX
    19.5Steve LarsonWichita, KS
    19Tony MartinezDallas, TX
    18Adrean Owen 
    17Jeff Kelly 
    13Shawn HeiserRichardson, TX
    9Tommy Richardson