MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Competitive eating phenomenon Joey Chestnut is slated to compete this month at a rib-eating contest in the Twin Cities.

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Major League Eating announced Tuesday the new Minnesota event on its roster, the Great Midwest Rib Fest World Rib-Eating Championship, is scheduled for 1 p.m. on July 27 at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel.

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Chestnut, the current rib-eating champion (13.76 pounds in 12 minutes) will be the man to beat for the $4,000 prize pool. Other top eaters in the competition include Miki Sudo, Geoffrey Esper and Darron Breeden.

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Earlier this month, Chestnut, 35, won Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest for the 12th time. His all-time record in that event, set in 2018, was 74 hot dogs in 10 minutes.