How many Scotsman dogs can a
champ eat? Six . . . or five, depending on how you count
By Julie Garcia
February 28, 2005 | The beefy scent of Scotsman dogs
wafted through the Taggart Student Center hallways Monday
as the Quickstop held its first Scotsman dog eating
More than 100 students flocked to the convenience store
to witness the grotesque eating frenzy. Twelve contestants
paid $5 to see how many hot dogs they could scarf and
barf in five minutes.
"Some of the contestants were so nervous and excited
that you could see them shaking," said Noah Riley, a
About 60 of the 100 Scotsman dogs prepared were eaten.
On average, each contestant ate three to four wieners.
Jordan Collins, a USU student and contestant, beat
the competition by eating six. He said he threw up the
"Luckily they said the ones you threw up still counted.
So, I was puking as much as possible," Collins said.
Collins didn't think he would win but he made sure
he had plenty of support by having his friends cheer
him on, he said.
Most of the contestants had red faces and looked exhausted
from the binge-fest by the end of the competition. Many
were just trying to focus on swallowing the next bite.
"It was pretty gross. I won't ever eat a Scotsman
again," Collins said.
Riley said, "For consolation prizes, we didn't
want anyone to feel like they were losers. So, we gave
out coupons for free Scotsman dogs."
The Quickstop held the contest to boost morale and
give its regular customers something fun to do, said
"It's something fun we want to do again and again
every year around this time, " he said.
A Scotsman dog at the Quickstop is basically a hamburger
in the shape of a hot dog
"Here at Utah Sate, we love our Scotsman, so we renamed
it the Scotsman and have been advertising this ever
since," Riley said.