Fink Beats The Stomach

On August 12th, 2017, the Road to Coney 2018 officially began.

The Iowa State Fair hosted the first qualifier for the 2018 Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Championship. A contest that is set to occur 326 days from the Iowa contest.

When it was all said and done, Sophia DeVita (Ranked #24) & Juan "More Bite" Rodriguez (Ranked #12) secured their spot at the biggest table in sports by eating 19 & 28.5 Hot Dogs & Buns respectively.

During this Spotlight, listen in to hear insights from both competitors as they prepare for Coney Island. How did wedding season play into Juan's choice of qualifier? Does Sophia eat hot dogs casually anymore? What do these competitors want the people to take from their performance on the 4th? All this, controversial statements, hot takes, and more!

Direct download: Coney2018DesMoinesFINAL.mp3
Category:Competitive Eating -- posted at: 5:30pm EDT