Winner Picked at Onion Ring Eating Contest

by Courtney Wheaton on May 26, 2013 at 11:33 am

A fierce competition took place at Roscoe Village in Coshocton on Sunday.

The first ever Riders 4 Relief National Onion Ring Eating Championship hosted 12 hopefuls Sunday. While others had some experience, Jamie The Bear McDonald was the winner of the event. He is the #1 ranked independent eater in the world.

"I train weekly while some of the other people only train a week before the contest I train year around," said McDonald.

McDonald says he stuffs himself with vegetables and water in order to expand his stomach. He chews gum constantly to strengthen the muscles in his jaws. Chairman of All Pro Eating, Todd Greenwald says that Jaime is tough competition.

"I don’t think anybody’s ever going to beat Jamie’s record I think Jamie can beat Jamie’s record, other than that I don’t think its going to happen, " said Greenwald.

The prize money for the top 3 contestants totaled 1,400 dollars . The rest of the contestants went home with full stomachs. The event was hosted by All Pro Eating, the only independent competitive eating competition in the world.