Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti, who finished 2013 ranked as the world's No. 2 eater. Bertoletti has more eating records (39) than anyone in the world, including blueberry pie, jalapenos, and waffles. His personal July 4 best is 55 hot dogs, established in 2009.
Tim "Gravy" Brown, who set the record for baby back ribs in 2012 and has eaten in the last five July 4 contests at Coney Island.
Jamie "The Bear" McDonald, who is widely considered one of the most exciting new eaters in the sport.
Rounding out the field will be three other great competitors, Jesse Kanuka, Wayne Algenio, and Johnnie Excel.
This is going to be one of the most exciting July 4 competitions in a long time, Great location, so excited to have Bertoletti, The Bear is a threat...and all the other fantastic eaters.
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