The MLE facebook reports that Andrew Bosque won yesterday's Nathan's qualifier at Naval Air Station Oceana restricted to active military personnel by eating 12 hot dogs in 10 minutes. (Presumably the 20 HDB minimum is not in effect for the military qualifiers)


  1. Mega Munch said

    June 7, 2010 @ 3:28 pm

    Good for Andrew. He’ll have a blast on Coney.

    I wonder what the average amount of Nathan’s HDBs the “average” person can eat in 10 minutes is? 10? 12? 14? OJ might have a better idea of that number based on the totals put up by local eaters in qualifiers past. Granted, the locals who enter contests might have slightly better appetites than the “average” person (or else they probably wouldn’t enter an eating contest), but who knows.

  2. KevinRoss said

    June 7, 2010 @ 4:56 pm

    I think it is obvious that anyone who enters an eating contest, save for a few exceptions, has an above average appetite. I would say 10-14 could be average total for someone with a big enough appetite to think they can do well at an eating contest. . .but just random people in real life? I would say 4-5 would be their max and they’d claim to be full/sick after. It always amazes me how most people don’t finish even a normal entree portion at a restaurant, claiming to be stuffed.

  3. Erik the Red said (Registered January 9, 2006)

    June 7, 2010 @ 5:04 pm

    I am pretty sure that Brian Beard is in. And rightfully so. See you at Surf and Stillwell Big Sexy!

  4. Big Sexy said (Registered May 8, 2009)

    June 7, 2010 @ 11:22 pm

    Definitely lookin forward to it Erik! Gonna be a great time!

  5. KevinRoss said

    June 8, 2010 @ 1:52 am

    Glad you’re going to Coney after all Bryan!

  6. gastroboy said

    June 8, 2010 @ 11:18 am

    I think Kevin has throw up too big numbers. I’d say 2-4 hotdogs for the average person(i’ve seen it get down to 1,5 in more than a few girls) and 5-12 for big appetite persons, with an average at about 7-8, with numbers above that been an exception. Almost 100% of the time numbers bigger than 12-14 would mean that person is an amateur, and that he has probably done some short of training.

    According to the books the stomach of an average superobesse persons has 1,4 litters of capacity, and active persons who do a lot of sport have about the same capaccity, though the books theorize the average human stomach can hold up to 4 litters of food if it’s someway forced to. 10-12 hotdogs plus water would make the biggest stomach feel full according to those studies.

    I honestly can’t remember the volume of the average human stomach, i think it’s full at about 400ml for a man. Anyway, the low limit is based mostly on experience and not so much in that fuzzy data i can’t remember clearly.

    I’m not american so i i dunno if everyone shares my opinion, but ‘nathan’s minimun number of HDBs rule’ should be applied to all qualifiers or then noone, hopefully the later.

  7. Mega Munch said

    June 8, 2010 @ 12:57 pm

    Yeah, I’d say 5 to 7 HDBs would be a good “average guy” 10 minute total. If you look at the West Hartford Nathans qualifier in 2009 and 2010 (which, thanks to Wild Bill, we have very accurate and complete results for), the bottom five finishers (aka “average guys with slightly above average appetites”) averaged 7 HDBs each in 2009 and 8 HDBs each in 2010.

    If the “average guy” can eat 6 hot dogs in 10 minutes, that really makes Joey’s 68 hot dogs in 2009 that much more unbelievable.

  8. Andrew Bosque said

    July 4, 2010 @ 1:19 pm

    Hey you guys thank you for your support, but i couldnt go this year i needed the 500 for college. haha i am going next year i got 37 down at home in ten minutes i am going to get 60 by next year thanks and love yah guys.

RSS feed for comments on this post · TrackBack URI

Leave a Comment

Log in | Register | Comments by users who have not logged in will be held for approval