Fourteen people participate in hot dog eating contest at Waka Dog Monday

By: Kylie Carter Email
By: Kylie Carter Email

While many people got the day off from work on Monday, some mouths were working overtime in Mishawaka.

Fourteen hungry people scarfed down as many hot dogs as possible during a hot dog eating contest put on by Waka Dog Monday morning.

Some competitors dipped their dogs in water, others separated their hot dogs to get them down.

Despite a variety of techniques, there could only be one winner: it was Chris Englehart, who ate a whopping 13 hot dogs in 10 minutes.

"My strategy: just dunk, don't pay attention to that person beside me, just eat as much as I can,” said Englehart. "I'm feeling pretty tight in the stomach right now, but I think I'll get through it in about another half-hour…it was definitely worth it...a nice free lunch. What more could you ask for?"

Englehart planned to take a long nap after his big win. He said he probably won't have another hot dog for at least six months.

Englehart is pictured above at the contest; he is the one wearing a light blue shirt.

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