The annual aggressive consuming problem, pitting the world’s prime skilled eaters in Main League Consuming in opposition to one another, is slated for its typical Fourth of July date on the Nathan’s Well-known Company unique restaurant positioned at Coney Island.
Ten-time champion Joey Chestnut can be again to defend his crown as soon as extra after final 12 months’s file end of 72 scorching canines consumed.
Chestnut will face some robust competitors, with the likes of Matt Stonie and Carmen Cincotti trying to steal away the mustard belt.
On the ladies’s facet, Miki Sudo is coming off her fourth consecutive victory and appears to be the clear favourite on Independence Day.
Beneath you’ll find every thing it is advisable to know for the 2018 Nathan’s Scorching Canine Consuming Contest.
When is Nathan’s Scorching Canine Consuming Contest?
The annual aggressive scorching canine consuming contest takes place on the Fourth of July annually at Coney Island on the unique Nathan’s restaurant. The ladies’s competitors begins issues off at 11 a.m. ET with the lads’s to comply with at 12:30 p.m. ET.
Easy methods to watch Nathan’s Scorching Canine Consuming Contest?
Protection for the occasion begins at 10:50 a.m. ET on ESPN3. The males’s contest protection follows on ESPN2 at midday ET. The lads’s competitors may even be aired once more at four p.m. ET and seven:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2. You can too stream the motion on-line at WatchESPN.com and on the WatchESPN app.
Nathan’s Scorching Canine Consuming Contest guidelines
Main League Consuming has sanctioned the competitors since 1997. These are the foundations for the competition:
- Solely entrants underneath contract with MLE can compete.
- The sector consists of 20 rivals made up of the defending champ, regional qualifiers and any wild card qualifiers.
- The contestant to eat probably the most scorching canines with buns in 10 minutes is the winner.
- Contestants can use any beverage to assist (most use water).
- Contestants have a delegated scorer to maintain observe of their scorching canine depend.
- Partial scorching canines depend.
- Scorching canines nonetheless in a contestants mouth after time runs out depend so long as they’re ultimately swallowed.
- If a contestant vomits it leads to disqualification.
- Ties go to an eat-off determined by whoever finishes 5 scorching canines faster.