Massachusetts man Geoffrey Esper will get second place in Nathan’s Sizzling Canine Consuming Contest


A Massachusetts instructor is the runner up but once more on the Nathan’s Sizzling Canine Consuming Contest.

Oxford man Geoffrey Esper completed in second within the Fourth of July competitors, devouring 53 scorching canine and buns in 10 minutes. He receives $5,000 for second place.

With world report holder Joey Chestnut out this yr, it was an in depth contest for the highest prize of $10,000 and the mustard-yellow belt.

The 49-year-old Massachusetts man, who completed in second place eventually yr’s contest, was one of many favorites heading into the legendary competitors on the Fourth of July. He obtained the devoted ISO digicam from ESPN through the contest — the cam that was beforehand reserved for Chestnut.

“I got a chance at the belt now,” Esper instructed the Herald forward of Thursday’s contest.

“It’s still not going to be easy,” he added. “There are three other guys who are all pretty close, so it should be very close.”

And it was fairly tight with Patrick Bertoletti coming in first with 58 scorching canine and buns.

Esper, who teaches electronics at Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical Excessive Faculty in Charlton, broke his earlier private report of 51 scorching canine and buns.

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