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Nevada Champions Crowned at Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest at New York-New York Hotel & Casino

Nevada Champions Crowned at Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest at New York-New York Hotel & Casino
Champions were crowned today at New York-New York Hotel & Casino in the 21st annual qualifying competition for the 102nd Annual Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, NY (Pictured: Max Suzuki wins competition by eating 42 1/2 hot dogs – Photo credit: MGM Resorts Int’l) 

Michelle Lesco won the female division, eating 29 hot dogs
Michelle Lesco won the female division, eating 29 hot dogs

Max Suzuki and Michelle Lesco each earned the title of “Nevada Hot Dog Eating Champion” securing a spot to compete in the legendary Coney Island competition on July 4. During the ten-minute challenge, Max Suzuki earned top male honors, finishing 42 1/2 hot dogs while Michelle Lesco won the female division, eating 29 hot dogs.

Competitors devour hot dogs at New York-New York Hotel & Casino
Competitors devour hot dogs at New York-New York Hotel & Casino

The Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest has occurred each July 4 in Coney Island, N.Y. since 1916, the year Nathan Handwerker opened the legendary restaurant.

Major League Eating, the governing body of all stomach-centric sports, sanctions the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Circuit and ensures the contests are judged professionally and safety standards are upheld at each event.