NEW YORK (July 4, 2014) Joey "Jaws" Chestnut of San Jose, Calif., packed away 61 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes on Friday on Coney Island to retain his title in Nathan's famous hot dog eating contest
He won last year with 69.
Matt Stonie, also of San Jose, was hoping for an upset, but downed just 56.
In the women's division, defending champion Sonya "Black Widow" Thomas lost her title to Miki Sudo.
Sudo, of Las Vegas, wolfed down 34 franks and buns.
Thomas, of Alexandria, Va., was only able to devour 27 3/4.
Chestnut got an extra prize Friday.
He proposed to his girlfriend, a fellow competitive eater, before the contest.
She said yes.
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