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The winners of the adult hot-dog-eating contest pose with Anthony Reams, right, of R.J.'s Fresh Meats, the event sponsor. They are, from left, Jason Fields of Pontiac, Ill., Brett Neumann of New Richmond and Jim Frick of Hudson. Photo by Randy Hanson

Jason Fields wins fifth Booster hot-dog-eating contest

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Jason Fields called it before the first bite was taken.

"I'm winning. This will be No. 5," said the window salesman from Pontiac, Ill.


Half an hour later, Fields was indeed a five-time Booster Days hot-dog-eating champion.

He swallowed 11 and a half of R.J.'s Fresh Meats' finest wieners, each in a bun, in 10 minutes to win the contest held Saturday afternoon.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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