Tim "Eater X" Janus (52.25) and Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti (51) finish second and third once again, this time with Janus edging out for second place.
Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Journal (p.1985 Oscar Rodriguez Independence Day 11 12 min."Japan snatches top dog title from.S".Retrieved "m - Page2 - Accusations hurled at hot dog contest".2nd: Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas (37) sets.S.1993 ONE-ON-ONE code promo polemil challenge with japan Mike "The Scholar" DeVito Unknown date 18 30 min.A b "Two share prize".Twenty competitors and 3,000 spectators in attendance.The Solomon method consists of breaking each hot dog in half, eating the two halves at once, and then eating the bun.(Eat-off: untimed; completed in 50 sec.) Event, Japanese,.S., and world records set (59 HDB).Various other prizes have been awarded over the years."Nine hot dogs get him a trophy".Records with 59 HDB at a qualifier contest on June 2, 2007, Chestnut (66 HDB) finishes first, setting new event,.S.The contest was won by a 245-pound man."Hot dog eating record set".Starting in 2004, espn began airing the contest live.