Twisted Hot-Dog Eating Contest Ends in Fourway Tie After Contestants Swallow All Available Meat
Monday 30 November 51986 Shares
Local proprietor and wiener enthusiast Mike Twist was forced to yield his solo title as Champion Meat Gobbler and concede to a four-way tie at his Annual Employee Hot-Dog Eating Contest after the three fellow contestants, Shelby Knight, Brittany Buffkin, and Clay Phillips kept pace and swallowed the entire inventory of wieners in the house.
"I've never seen anything like it in my life," said Matt Tate, contest judge and local emcee. "As soon as I rang the dinner-bell they all just started cramming meat down their throat and didn't come up for air for almost two hours. I'm glad we eventually ran out of meat, I don't know how much longer I could stand the sight of those four wolfing it down anymore."
The patrons emphatically applauded the new Co-Champion Meat Gobblers but Twist appeared disappointed with the decision.
"I guess we'd all been working pretty hard on this thing.. I thought I had the advantage for sure, but I guess I underestimated the amount of meat I could realistically serve up... not to mention these kids' appetite for wieners."
When pressed for next years' strategy, Twist responded "I'm going to start practicing taking two at a time."