Competitive Eating might seem like a silly idea until you realize that some of its participants hold some of the highest numbers of Guinness World Records belonging to an individual. One of those is Peter Czerwinski, who is better known as Furious Pete. Furious Pete has fourteen Guinness World Records to his name, which is just one of the many achievements he has recorded since he began his career as a competitive eater at the age of 21. Learn more about Furious Pete and his life as a competitive eater in the following paragraphs.
How Old is Furious Pete?
Piotr Czerwinski or Furious Pete as the world knows him was born on the 30th of November 1985 in Toronto, Canada. Not much is known about the identity of his parents, just the fact that his father had bipolar disorder and his mother from multiple sclerosis.
Furious Pete himself did not have a smooth childhood. Aside from the challenge of having sick parents, the anxiety from a possibility of him falling sick made him develop anorexia and caused him to spend time at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. At the age of 17, Furious Pete weighed 120 pounds.
For his education, he attended McMaster University after completing his primary education. However, rather than pursue a professional career with his bachelor’s degree, a discovery that he possessed a slower digestion rate than the average person’s spurred a career as a professional competitive eater. This was after he overcame his anorexia and ate nine times a day to maintain his body weight.
His final tipping point into the world of stuffing food into your mouth at record time came after he went out to a restaurant with a couple of friends in the UK and beat the restaurant’s eating record.
Soon, Furious Pete developed a cult following, and he decided to take his eating skills to the skies by starting a YouTube channel where he would post various eating challenges. He opened his eponymous channel on the 10th of August, 2006 at the age of 17 and it has become one of the most popular channels on the video-sharing platform today, particularly in the genre.
Furious Pete now has more than five million subscribers on his YouTube channel, and his videos have been watched more than 975 million times.
As a competitive eater, he has competed in more than 90 food eating competitions, garnering fourteen Guinness World Records in the process. Some of his accomplishments include eating a whole raw onion in 43.53 seconds and drinking 750 milliliters of olive oil in 60 seconds.
Other endeavors include participating in Canada’s Got Talent and making a documentary film about his life, The Story of Furious Pete. Speaking of films and TV, Furious Pete has a couple of credits to his name as an actor for the show, The Ninth and Seven Bucks Digital Studios. Other non-acting appearances include Natural Born Pranksters, Ultimate Expedition, and How the Game is Played.
His career as a competitive eater over the years has also gotten a meal named after him, The Furious Pete. The meal consists of 20 pieces of bacon, 20 pieces of bacon, and five pounds of fries. The food was named after him when he became the first person out of 1,500 attempts by others to finish the meal.
Is Furious Pete Healthy?
We mentioned earlier that Furious Pete battled anorexia when he was a teenager, but that hasn’t been the only health challenge of the YouTuber. As an adult, Furious Pete has battled cancer four times. Pete, who is also a bodybuilder, has battled testicular cancer four times. The fourth time, he had his second testicle surgically removed and is bound to undergo testosterone replacement therapy for the rest of his life.
What is His Height?
Furious Pete has a height of 6 feet 2 inches and has a body weight of 251 pounds (114 kg), a body statistic that would fit right in among NFL players. His current weight of 251 pounds is a massive contrast to the 120 pounds he weighed as a teenager suffering from anorexia. He increased his body weight through a series of workout routines.
Some of his routines include three sets of flat bench press, four sets of incline bench press, four sets of dumbbell pullovers, four sets of cable crossovers, three sets of decline bench press, three sets weighted chest dips, and more.