Hot Dogs in Highlands Ranch
I've been in the Highlands Ranch hot dog eating contest sponsored by Bernie's Hot Dogs for the past 3 years, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd annuals. Each time, 2nd place. Above are the three trophies for 2nd.
In the contest this year on July 4th the top 3 results were the exact same as last year. The guy who won last year also won this year. I tied with the same guy as last year. In the eat-off, I won it so I took 2nd place. Him 3rd.
Other than being 100 degrees this year, not much was different than last year. I ate like crap and pretty much cannonballed the hot dogs and buns. At the end I thought I was out of the running but it turned out everyone ate pretty badly. The dogs, Vienna Beef, were great. The buns, not so much. Dry. Hard. But fun.
Link to the report from last year.
Some galleries on Facebook. 1 2.
At the end of regulation.
For the record the top 3:
7/4/2011 – 3rd Annual Highlands Ranch Hot Dog Eating Contest
5 minutes, 22 competitors
1st: The Inhaler
3rd: Big C
(*) won two-dog eat-off