The winners of the 2013 Booster Days adult hot dog eating contest hold up fingers to indicate how they placed. Ross Seiffert, front left, was first; Ron Bates, second; and Roger Neumann, third. They had their picture taken with representatives of R.J.'s Fresh Meats, the contest sponsor. In the second row, from left, are Brian Cochran, Anthony Reams, Joe Reams, Anne Reams and Rebecca Reams. (Hudson Star-Observer photos by Randy Hanson)
Hot dog eating champions repeat feat
The annual Booster Days hot dog eating contest had two repeat winners.
Ross Seiffert of Oakdale, Minn., wolfed down 11 and a quarter dogs in 10 minutes to win the adult contest Saturday afternoon in Lakefront Park.
Seiffert, originally from Hudson, said he had participated in another eating contest a couple of day earlier, and that affected his performance.
Last year, he downed 13 hot dogs in winning the Booster Days championship.