Crawfish eating champ crowned

February 24, 2009 5:34:55 PM PST
The man known as "U.S. Mail" delivered on this Fat Tuesday, downing nearly five pounds of crawfish to win the "Showboat Mudbug Eating Championship"Major League Eaters gathered at the "House of Blues" Restaurant at the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City to gorge.

RELATED: Watch extended video of the crawfish eating contest.

After 12 minutes of chowtime, Dave "U.S. Mail" Goldstein was crowned the winner, eating a meal of 4.99 pounds of crawfish.

The feat won him $1,500.

Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas came in second.

Crawfish, a signature food of Louisiana, were chosen to celebrate Fat Tuesday, and honor the huge Mardi Gras celebration happening in New Orleans.

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