4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Eglin Air Force Base
EGLIN AFB, Fla. (WKRG) – Service members signed up to fight 20 dogs in 20 minutes during the hot dog eating contest at Eglin Air Force Base on July 4.
Four men from different branches of the military participated in the midday inaugural event at the USO Gaming Complex.
Private First Class Nicholas Snodgrass took first place with 11 hot dogs in 20 minutes. Snodgrass said this was his first-ever eating contest. Private First Class Kameron FunBurg took second place.
USO rules stated that men could have water and use condiments like ketchup and mustard. All the men refused and only used water. Snodgrass walked away with a Monster Energy Turtle Beach Gaming headset and a full stomach.
The USO used Frank Ballpark hot dogs for the competition, and the competitors were ages 19–23.
Learn more about the USO Gaming Complex:
The USO Gaming Complex aboard Eglin Air Force Base officially opened on June 29 and has already served thousands of soldiers.
The gaming complex houses 24 high-end gaming PCs with 3090 GPUs, i9 processors and 32 GB of RAM, as well as 24 Xbox Series X generously donated by Microsoft.
The USO Gaming Complex and friendly contests like today’s help the USO fulfill its mission to keep our troops connected to family, home and country. The USO Gaming Complex aboard Eglin Air Force Base is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.