Mother and Daughter Are Competing at Nathans Hot Dog Contest

2020-02-27 02:34:15    阅读:969699

The annual Nathans Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest has been around for just over a century. But this is the first year that a mother and daughter are both going for glory in the July 4 Coney Island event. Ren Rovtar, a school superintendent from New Jer

sey, and her daughter Kristina, an art teacher, are two members of the 40-person field competing to consume the most hot dogs on the big day, which is televised nationally. Each qualified after eating six hot dogs during regional rounds, although Kristina bested her mom by chowing down on an extra half. Theyll have to do much better than that to take home the grand prize on the Fourth of July, however: last years runner-up Carmen Cincotti downed 60 dogs, while ultimate champion Joey Chestnut consumed a whopping 72 in just ten minutes. But for the Rovtars, its still history, as event organizer Major League Eating confirmed to Related Stories 


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 The strategy is simple. To eat hot dogs competitively, according to Ren, I like to split them take the hot dogs out of the buns try to eat the hot dog as quickly while I am dunking the bun. Her goal for the big day is ten; this will be her second year competing, and the first time j

oined by her daughter. I wanted to be part of it. My mom and I were t

alking abut it. She was like, go for it, Kristina told The food fest airs on ESPN3 on July 4, starting at 11 a.m. Write to Raisa Bruner at