This year’s Skin’s Hot Dog Eating Contest gave way to a new champion. Mark Lyle of Chapin, SC was crowned the new champion after downing 25 hot dogs. Lyle defeated last year’s champion, Michael Diebold of Anderson SC who had actually won this competition for the last 5 years straight.
Well this year Diebold could only finish off 16 hot dogs giving way to the new champion. In the past years Diebold only finished more than 20 in his first appearance at the Festival of Discovery back in 2012 where he downed 22.
Prior to this competition Lyle competed in a cupcake eating contest down in Myrtle Beach SC where he ate a total of 33 cupcakes to finish 2nd place and the winner finished 59!
Congratulations to the new champion and to all who competed. Thanks to Skin’s Hot Dog for sponsoring this year’s Hot Dog Eating Contest during the 2017 SC Festival of Discovery in Uptown Greenwood.