Hot dog eating contests are all you could have hoped for. I found myself surrounded by hungry guys hovered around tables with plates stacked full of hot dogs in the living room of a frat house.
Pi Lambda Phi fraternity held its First Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest where about 20 fraternity brothers each consumed ten hot dogs in a timed race to win Duke vs. UNC and NC STATE vs. UNC tickets.
Nikko Carlson, a 2012 alum and a member of Pi Lam, took first place finishing his plate of ten hot dogs and buns in a record ten minutes.
He said he prepared by fasting and watching a sort of sports science on ESPN on how to effectively compete in a hot dog eating contest.
“I didn’t eat anything today, and I watched a lot of YouTube videos,” Carlson said.