Bob Shoudt won $2,500 at the inaugural Skyline Chili Spaghetti eat-off Monday at Kings Island amusement park.
"Humble Bob" dashed to an early lead, sucking down more than two pounds in less than a minute.
Shoudt, of Philadelphia, is ranked No. 5 by the International Federation of Competitive Eating.
He did so well at vacuuming up the pasta mixture Monday that he narrowly beat the federation's top-ranked competitive eater, Joey Chestnut. Chestnut won this year's July 4 hot dog-eating contest at New York's Coney Island with 59 dogs in 10 minutes.