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Men's Field for 2014 Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest

06-30-2014

Sgt. Horacio Chanyau Fort Polk, LA 5’11”, 220 lbs, 28 y/o How He Got Here: Won Fort Lee, VA, Qualifier with 12 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min

• Winner of the inaugural Nathan’s Famous Military Qualifier, open to retired and active members of the Armed Forces • Making his first appearance at the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Contest • Serves in the US Army; holds the rank of Sergeant • Stationed at Fort Polk, Louisiana

Colin Shirlow Dromore, County Down, Northern Ireland 5’10”, 209 lbs, 58 y/o How He Got Here: Sponsor’s Invitation, as the Hillsborough International Oyster Eating Champion in Northern Ireland

• Won the Hillsborough International Oyster Eating Championship in Northern Ireland nine times in the row • Undefeated in the oyster discipline but making his Hot Dog & Bun debut • Defeated Major League Eaters Matt Stonie, Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas and “The Notorious BOB” Bob Shoudt in oysters • Has owned a gym for 22 years called Shirlow Body Sculpture • Has judged bodybuilding competitions

Ronnie Hartman Fort Stewart, GA 6’0”, 210 lbs, 25 y/o How He Got Here: Won Charlotte, NC, Qualifier with 21 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min

• #23-Ranked Eater in the World by Major League Eating • Serves in the US Army; holds the rank of Specialist • Placed 14th last year; 22 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min • Ate 10.5 pints of ice cream in 6 min • Ate 40 hard-boiled eggs in 8 min • Post-military goal is to become a pro wrestler

Pablo Martinez Visalia, CA 6’0”, 155 lbs, 28 y/o How He Got Here: Won Las Vegas, NV, Qualifier with 26 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min

• #17-Ranked Eater in the World by Major League Eating • Placed 11th last year; 27 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min • Works as a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist • Bowled a perfect game (300) at the age of 16 • Investigates the paranormal in his free time • Ate 141 Day-Lee Foods gyoza in 10 min

Juan “More Bite” Rodriguez Las Vegas, NV 5’7”, 170 lbs, 31 y/o How He Got Here: Won Sonoma, CA, Qualifier with 26 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min

• #18-Ranked Eater in the World by Major League Eating • Placed 12th last year; 26 Hot Dogs & Buns discipline in 10 min • Personal best in Hot Dogs & Buns is 31 • Works as a personal trainer • Ate 6.5 lbs ribs in 12 min • Ate 60.5 tamales in 12 min • Is known on the MLE circuit for his impeccable grooming and attention to hygiene

Aaron “The A-Train” Osthoff Dubuque, IA 5’11”, 185 lbs, 40 y/o How He Got Here: Won Tunica, MS, Qualifier with 27 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min

• #11-Ranked in the world by Major League Eating • Placed 6th last year; 31 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min • Ate 39 dozen oysters in 8 minutes • Ate 66 cupcakes in 6 minutes • Is the standing hot dog & chicken wing eating Champion of Canada, despite being a proud citizen of the United States • Is nicknamed “The A-Train” even though there is no subway service in Dubuque, IA

Yasir Salem New York, NY 6’0”, 187 lbs, 34 y/o How He Got Here: Won St. Paul, MN, Qualifier with 27.5 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min

• #12-Ranked in the world by Major League Eating • Placed 8th last year; 30 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min • World Cannoli Eating Champion; 31.75 cannoli in 6 min • Finished 2nd in the World Burping Championship with a burp time of 16.3 sec • Ate 116 chicken wings in 12 min • An avid fitness enthusiast, Salem ran three marathons in a two-week period in 2013

Sean “Flash” Gordon Downington, PA 6’1”, 240 lbs, 38 y/o How He Got Here: Won St. Louis, MO, Qualifier with 27.5 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min

• #15-Ranked in the world by Major League Eating • Returning to compete on the Fourth of July after missing last year’s contest • Ate a personal best 34 Hot Dogs & Buns in 2011 • Ate 113 chicken wings in 10 min • Ate 30 moon pies in 8 min

Eric “Badlands” Booker Selden, NY 6’1”, 380 lbs, 45 y/o How He Got Here: Won Bloomingdale, IL, Qualifier with 27.5 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min

• #22-Ranked in the world by Major League Eating • Placed 15th last year, 21 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min • Will appear on stage this year to perform a selection of his rap hits • Works as a conductor on the New York City Subway’s #7 line • Holds nine World Records • World Chocolate Candy Bar Eating Champion; 2 lbs in 6 min • World Corned Beef Hash Eating Champion; 4 lbs in 1 min, 58 secs • World Glazed Doughnut Eating Champion; 49 in 8 min • World Green Pea Eating Champion, 9.5 lbs in 12 min

Marcos “The Monster” Owens Hillside, NJ 6’1”, 220 lbs, 26 y/o How He Got Here: Won Long Pond, PA, Qualifier with 28 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min

• #16-Ranked Eater in the World by Major League Eating • Placed 9th last year; 29 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min • Ate 144 Hooters chicken wings in 10 min • Ate 18 Pepperoni Rolls in 10 min • Ate 31 cannoli in 6 min

Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan New Orleans, LA 6’1”, 195 lbs, 28 y/o How He Got Here: Won Savannah, GA, Qualifier with 28 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min

• #7-Ranked eater in the world by Major League Eating • Placed 5th last year; 38 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min • Fifth consecutive year at Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Contest • World Short-Course Hard-boiled Egg Eating Champion, 20 hard-boiled eggs in 84 seconds, set aboard the USS battleship Fitzgerald • Won Rouse’s 2014 Crawfish Eating World Championship, 2.7lbs of Crawfish in 10 min • Placed 2nd in 2014 Acme Oyster Eating World Championship, 30 dozen oysters in 8 min • Ate 4.25 pounds of catfish in 10 min

Tim “Eater X” Janus New York, NY 5’10”, 170 lbs, 37 y/o How He Got Here: Won CitiField, NY, Qualifier with 28.5 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min

• #3-Ranked Eater in the World by Major League Eating • Placed 3rd last year; 50 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min • Ninth consecutive year at Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Contest • World Burping Champion (duration discipline), 18.1 seconds • World Ramen Noodle Eating Champion; 10.5 lbs in 8 min • World Sushi Eating Champion; 171 pieces of Nigiri Sushi in 6 min • World Tiramisu Eating Champion; 4 lbs in 6 min • Was a contestant on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire;” made it to the million-dollar question • Works as pizza cook in New York City

Jeff “The Beast Man” Butler Cleveland, OH 6’0”, 195 lbs, 31 y/o How He Got Here: Wild Card entrant. Ate 29 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min at Cleveland, OH, Qualifier

• #10-Ranked Eater in the World by Major League Eating • Placed 6th last year; 31 Hot Dogs & Buns discipline in 10 min • Ate 124 Hooters chicken wings in 10 min • Ate 160 Day-Lee Foods Gyoza in 10 min • Ate 54 tamales in 10 min • Was once an Army Cook and was disciplined for over-eating • Aspires to open his very own food truck or café

Brian “Dud Light” Dudzinski Phoenixville, PA 6'2”, 190 lbs, 29 y/o How He Got Here: Won Cleveland, OH, Qualifier with 29 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min

• #29-Ranked Eater in the World by Major League Eating • Making his first appearance at the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Contest • Ate 9.75 pints of ice cream in 6 min • Ate 7.25 corned beef sandwiches in 10 min • Ate 30.5 moon pies in 8 min • Despite appearances, is neither an Abercrombie & Fitch model or a Uruguayan soccer player

Erik “The Red” Denmark Seattle, WA 6’1”, 195 lbs, 36 y/o How He Got Here: Won Houston, TX, Qualifier with 36 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min

• #14-Ranked in the world by Major League Eating • Placed 10th last year; 28 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min • World Native American Fry Bread Eating Champion; 9.75 Fry Breads in 8 min • World Shrimp Eating Champion; 4 lbs 15 oz of spot shrimp in 12 min • Major League Eating’s only known Boeing executive • A spicy foods specialist • Ate 5 lbs of kimchi in 6 min • Ate 40 ears of sweet corn in 12 min

Matt “The Megatoad” Stonie San Jose, CA 5’8”, 120 lbs, 22 y/o How He Got Here: Won Boston, MA, Qualifier with 53 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min

• #2-Ranked Eater in the World by Major League Eating • Placed 2nd last year; 51 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min • Fourth consecutive year at Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Contest • World Creek Indian Taco Eating Champion; 32.5 in 8 min • World Frozen Yogurt Eating Champion; 10.5 lbs in 6 min • World Gyro Eating Champion; 24 8-oz Gyros in 10 min • World Gyoza Eating Champion; 268 Day-Lee Foods gyoza in 10 min. • World Slugburger Champion; 30 Slugburgers in 10 min • Ate 100 Marshmallow Peeps in 2 minutes • Celebrated his 21st birthday by setting the Birthday Cake World Record; 5.5 lbs in 8 min 59 sec • Defeated Joey Chestnut three times in MLE competition in 2013, and once so far this year

Joey “Jaws” Chestnut San Jose, CA 6’1”, 225 lbs, 30 y/o How He Got Here: Sponsor’s Exemption (2014 Women’s Champion)

• #1-Ranked Eater in the World by Major League Eating • Reigning Champion; winner of seven consecutive Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July titles • Set world record in last year’s contest, eating 69 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min. Broke his previous world record of 68, set in 2009 and equaled in 2012 • 10th consecutive year as a Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Contestant • Captured his first Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Championship in 2007, eating 66 Hot Dogs & Buns in 12 min to snap Kobayashi’s streak of six Fourth of July wins • Defeated Kobayashi head-to-head for three consecutive years at the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Championship on the Fourth of July (2007, 2008 and 2009) • Hold 32 World Records, which is a World Record of World Records • World Tamale Eating Champion; 102 tamales in 12 min • World Twinkie Eating Champion; 121 Twinkies in 6 min • World Asparagus Eating Champion; 12 lbs 8.75 oz of Deep Fried Asparagus in 10 min • World Bratwurst Eating Champion; 70 Bratwurst in 10 min • World Ice Cream Eating Champion; 15 pints Vanilla Ice Cream in 6 min • World Pulled Pork Slider Eating Champion; 62 sliders in 10 min • World Hard Boiled Egg Eating Champion; 141 hard-boiled eggs in 8 min • 2012 Graduate of San Jose State University, bachelors degree in Civil Engineering • Learned to eat fast while growing up with five siblings • Girlfriend Neslie Ricasa is competing in the Women’s Championship

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