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Dubuque man eats 20 hot dogs in 10 minutes in national contest

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

At his best, Aaron Osthoff can eat 34 hot dogs and buns in just 10 minutes, 140 chicken wings in 10 minutes, 66 cupcakes in 6 minutes, and 480 raw oysters in just 8 minutes. The Dubuque competitive eater was one of the in the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest in New York. The contest is televised across the county.

"We thought it was like any other hobby that he was going to do, but then he was like really good at it," Osthoff's son, Brock said.

Osthoff's hunger for competition began four years ago in Dubuque after he entered a nacho eating contest. Since then, he has been featured in the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contests in New York.

Brock Osthoff stayed in Dubuque this year to watch the event with family friends.

"I just want him to do really good," Brock Osthoff said nervously.

Brock Osthoff is no stranger to food eating contests as well.

"I actually won a contest at the Dubuque County Fair for hot dogs. I ate, I think, three in three minutes," Osthoff said.

Aaron "A-Train" Osthoff couldn't keep up with the favorites to win Fridays contest. Osthoff told KWWL he ate 20 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. He said he was having an off day.

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