Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut Wins Hot Dog Eating Contest

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
The reigning champ of the Nathan

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 03: Joey "Jaws" Chestnut is officially weighed in the day prior to the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest at City Hall on July 3, 2014 in New York City. Chestnut won the 2013 men's division contest by eating 69 hot dogs in ten minutes. July 4, 2014 will hold the 98th annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest at the legendary Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Joey "Jaws" Chestnut of San Jose, California, packed away 61 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes on Friday at the Coney Island contest. He won last year with 69.

Matt Stonie, also of San Jose, was hoping for an upset. But he downed just 56.

In the women's division, defending champion Sonya "Black Widow" Thomas lost her title to Miki Sudo (MIHK'-ee SOO'-doh).

Sudo, of Las Vegas, wolfed down 34 franks and buns. Thomas, of Alexandria, Virginia, was only able to devour 27 3/4.

Chestnut got an extra prize Friday. He proposed to his girlfriend, a fellow competitive eater, before the contest. She said yes. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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