The upset bug bit UK again yesterday when UK senior Christian “Muscox” McCarthy was knocked off in the Collegiate Nationals Eating Championship in San Diego.Â McCarthy entered the competition as the #1 seed and decided to employ the use of Kool-Aid rather than water, a top-notch choice in my opinion.Â Ultimately, it was enough for McCarthy, and he was beaten out byÂ Canadian “Ironâ€ Pete Czerwinski.Â “Iron” PeteÂ downed threeÂ “Wave House” platters, which each contained two cheeseburgers, two hot dogs and fries, in the seven minute allotted time and received the $1000 first prize.Â McCarthyÂ received $500 for his second place finish.Â
The real gold of the competition, though, were the nicknames that the competitors decided to roll with.Â Here they are, not in order of awesome.
#1 Christian â€œMuscoxâ€ McCarthy
#2 â€œIronâ€ Pete CzerwinskiÂ
#3 Carey â€œPowerhouse” Poehlman
#4 Brian â€œEatinâ€ KeatonÂ
#5 Darrin â€œD Moneyâ€ Wolff
#6 Ryan â€œBig Macâ€ McMillan
#7 Chris â€œScary Spiceâ€ Hanson
The competition was moderated by eating commissioner Arnie â€œChowboundâ€ Chapman.Â Seriously.