First, you psych yourself up. Rub your tummy and prepare it for the invasion to come.
When the timer starts you dive in - don't think, just grab a handful of shrimp and shove it in your mouth!
The first few bites can be rough, especially with that hot cocktail sauce - hold your own and try not to let it come back out.
After the first couple handfuls you're off to a good start - keep shoveling.
But don't forget how hot that sauce is.. yowza.
They say water makes hot things worse - but when you're trying to make 10 lbs of shrimp go down your throat, you need a little help.
The most important thing to remember is: Keep shoveling.
Yea, it's still hot.
But you keep on going...
These faces all start to look the same..
And the shrimp just does NOT want to stay down..
Down to the wire - is there anymore room? Of course there is, if you're Joey Chestnut!
Seconds to go.. keep shoveling!
Time's up! Don't throw up...
Relief: The feeling when you don't have to shovel anymore shrimp into your mouth and you chew before you swallow.
Phew! That's a full belly of shrimp right there.
We got this.
We cheer on third place ... 5 pounds, not bad, dude.
And Second place... 8 pounds, that was close...
But none of you beat 10 POUNDS! WINNER!
Ow - that's gonna hurt for a few days.
But, yea, you still won.