Buffalo Jim wins Saratoga non-qualifier

Capital News 9 reports that “Buffalo” Jim Reeves won the Nathan’s hot dog eating contest held at the Saratoga Race Course today. While this year’s upstate New York contest is not a qualifier for the July 4 finals, it still awarded a year’s worth of hot dogs. The duration remained 12 minutes long despite truncation of other Nathan’s contests this year to 10 minutes. Video from the contest is available which shows that Crazy Legs Conti also participated.

update blip.tv also has a video Totals are not mentioned on either of the two videos.

update #2 The contest page on IFOCE.com has been updated to report that Buffalo Jim ate 23.5 HDB and Crazy Legs Conti consumed one less. The contest was listed as 10 minutes.

update #3 The Saratogian has a contest report.

Comments (9)


  1. Anonymous said

    August 18, 2008 @ 10:22 pm

    How many did each person eat? Crazy Legs would have won had he not competed the day before.

  2. anonymous said

    August 19, 2008 @ 1:35 am

    why would anyone in the ifoce want to enter this contest? The hot dogs are packaged costco dogs and the winner does not earn a spot in coney.

  3. Anonymous said

    August 19, 2008 @ 7:28 am

    For the love of the game!

  4. North Pole said (Registered April 28, 2008)

    August 19, 2008 @ 7:31 am

    It is a good test of what you can actually do in an event. The competition and hanging out with the other eaters is what some people are after.

  5. mike landrich said (Registered July 4, 2007)

    August 19, 2008 @ 7:53 am

    Good job Jim. Now take the winning streak to Buffalo next Saturday

  6. Steakbellie said (Registered August 11, 2006)

    August 19, 2008 @ 9:15 am

    Nice work Buffalo Jim. You are a tough competitor!

  7. Slick Willie said

    August 19, 2008 @ 10:36 am

    Jim is one cool cat… if he was #1 he would mos definitely donate half his winnings to Slick Willie

  8. SPBBBMB Congragigator said

    August 20, 2008 @ 7:09 am

    Jim is still a force in competitive eating – if gas didn’t cost so much, and he didn’t live on the edge of the universe, we’d be hearing a lot more about him on a regular basis – Hope you got to place some winning bets on the ponies, too.
    Crazy Legs would be a great name for a horse – the man eats like one, anyway!

  9. Jim Reeves said

    August 20, 2008 @ 11:32 am

    Thanks guys. Legs and I have gone head to head about 10-12 times and it’s always a close battle. After finishing second in my last 3 contests, it’s nice to finally get first.

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