Hot dog eating contest

Hot dog eating contest

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Hot dog eating contest


Football players from 11 high schools gathered in Mentor, Ohio, on Monday night for the third Hooley House/News-Herald High School Football Hot Dog Eating Contest.

With bragging rights — and a whole lot of calories on the line — two-man teams had 3 minutes to eat as many hot dogs as they could.

Here’s video from the second round by the News-Herald’s Cheryl Sadler:

In the end, Mentor’s Brandon Ray and Matt Zolcak were victorious. An official count wasn’t published, but I think it’s safe to say that none of the participants are going to be the next Joey Chestnut. (That’s a good thing.)

Mentor coach Steve Trivisonno was proud.

And Zolcak predicted that it wouldn’t be Mentor’s only title this season.

Looking for even more coverage of the event? Go here.

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