Kazutoyo Arai "The Rabbit"

World Champion,  25 1/8 hot dogs and buns

Holder of the Coveted Mustard Belt             

Fukuoka, Japan

Age: 25  Height:  5'7"  Weight: 101 lbs.


Misao Fujita

Second Place 24 hot dogs and buns

Banana Eating Contest Champion


Age: 48  Height: 5'7"  Weight: 224 lbs.


Ms. Takako Akasaka

Third Place 22 1/4 hot dogs and buns, Female         

Record Holder & Meat Buns Eating Champion             


Age: 45  Height: 5'2"  Weight: 104 lbs.


Steve Addicks

22 hot dogs and buns

Finksburg, Maryland

Age: 41  Height: 5'10"  Weight: 220

"Hungry" Charles Hardy

19 1/2 hot dogs and buns

Brooklyn, NY

Age:  36  Height:  5'11"  Weight: 320 lbs.

NYS Correction Officer, Member COBA

Steve "The Terminator" Keiner

16 hot dogs and buns

Atlantic City, NJ

Age:  51  Height:  6'5"  Weight: 325 lbs.

Former World Champion

Syd "Mongo" Goldstein

New Rochelle, NY

Age:  37 Height:  6'3" Weight: 330 lbs.

Rye Playland Champion

June 10, 2000 - 19.5 hot dogs and buns


Don Lerhman

Oceanside, NY

Age: 50  Height: 5'8"  Weight: 160 lbs. Long Island Ducks Champion

Barry Noble

Hexham, Northumberland, England

Age: 54  Height:  5'9"  Weight: 224 lbs. UK Haggis Eating Champion

Eric Booker

Oceanside, NY

Age: 30  Height: 6'5" Weight: 420 lbs.

Belmont racetrack Champion

Marcus Steinhoff

Hannover, Germany

Age: 26  Height: 6'3" Weight:  222 lbs. Pig Shank Eating Champion

Chris Eyre

Vancouver, BC

Age: 27  Height:  5'10" 


Wayne Delduca

Westchester, NY

Middletown Champion


Kid Cary De Grosa,

aka The Las Vegas Lothario

Las Vegas, NV

Age: 52 Height: 5'8"  Weight: 200 lbs.


Brian Goldfarb

Margate, Fl

Age: 36

Kevin "Krazy Kevin" Lipsitz

Staten Island, NY

Height: 6'0" Weight: 210 lbs.


David Kondik

Seacaucus, NJ

Age: 55  Height: 6'1"  Weight: 260 lbs.


Larry "Bad Little Doggie" Butler

Tempe, AZ

Age: 38   Height:  6'1"  Weight: 260 lbs.

Arizona Mills Mall Champion


David "Moe Ribs" Molesky

Cleveland, OH

Height: 5'8"  Weight: 220


Nathan's Contest  July 4th Competitors                                                                                     

The contest included some of the finest athletes from

around the globe.  Fans of the sport saw an extraordinary

display of competitive eating.