In front of a cheering crowd in Coney Island, New York, Badlands guzzled a gallon of the stuff in well under 30 seconds to win the event for a second time.
And none of that “I’m going to Disney World” stuff for his post-triumph interview. Instead, Booker led with a glorious burp.
“Excuse the bad manners,” he added. “Sorry!”
Apology accepted, chugging king.
Eric "Badlands" Booker wins his second career Chug Contest title 🙌 pic.twitter.com/5jtjqzmges
— ESPN (@espn) July 4, 2022
Joey Chestnut applies a chokehold on a protester who interrupted the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. (Photo: Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
But Booker has been making a name for himself in drinking competitions.
In addition to capturing the inaugural Nathan’s lemonade chug in 2021, he set a Guinness World Record that year for drinking two liters of soda in 18.45 seconds.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.