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Local wins hot dog eating contest for 3rd year in a row

For The Hungry Dog's annual hot dog eating competition participants have five minutes to eat as many hot dogs as possible. For the third year in a row, Dick “Gooch” Shine won a year's worth of free hot dogs.
Audrey Dwyer





For The Hungry Dog’s annual hot dog eating competition participants have five minutes to eat as many hot dogs as possible. For the third year in a row, Dick “Gooch” Shine won a year’s worth of free hot dogs.
Audrey Dwyer

For The Hungry Dog’s annual hot dog eating competition participants have five minutes to eat as many hot dogs as possible. The participants were: Joshua Corder, Drake Anderton, Sabrina Anderton, Begee Biggs, Theresa Cartaright, Elizabeth Anderton, Zay Anderton, Nick Sabin, Dave Bayer, Graham Black, Molly Herod, Tim, and Dick “Gooch” Shine. Audrey DwyerFor The Hungry Dog’s annual hot dog eating competition participants have five minutes to eat as many hot dogs as possible. For the third year in a row, Dick “Gooch” Shine won a year’s worth of free hot dogs. Audrey Dwyer

— For the third year in a row, reigning champion Dick “Gooch” Shine demolished the most hot dogs in the allotted time frame at The Hungry Dog’s annual hot dog eating contest.

Down the stairs from the establishment was a table awaiting the 14 competitors to take their place. Bystanders watched from above and on the steps of Old Town Square as they enjoyed free hot dogs provided by The Hungry Dog.

Their task: to eat as many hot dogs as possible within five minutes to win a year’s worth of free hot dogs from The Hungry Dog.



Last year, Gooch ate nine hot dogs, and this year, he crushed the competition by eating eight. Right next to him stood Chris Brahman, second place winner, who also ate eight hot dogs but hadn’t finished chewing when the time was up.

“My strategy is to just chew and swallow,” Gooch said about his winning streak. “I don’t really prepare, I think I was just born to eat.”



The event started when The Hungry Dog had its grand opening four years ago and now it’s evolved into an annual event as customer appreciation day.

“Our emphasis is always on the customers and the people,” sad Brad Somers, owner of The Hungry Dog. “I’ve lived here for a long time, and I like to give back to the people for their continuing support.”

To reach Audrey Dwyer, call 970-871-4229, email adwyer@SteamboatToday.com or follow her on Twitter @Audrey_Dwyer1


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