WASHINGTON - Molly Schuyler is again the winner in the 9th Annual Z-Burger Independence Day Burger Eating Championship.
It was a close last few moments at the competition, as another competitor was believed to be tied with Schuler, but she remained victorious after a judge's decision.
The popular DC burger joint kicked off the July Fourth holiday with the competition from their shop in Tenleytown, Northwest DC.
Fourteen contestants from around the country squared off at the nation's top burger-eating contest. Top-ranked competitor Molly Schuyler has now won the past four contests, defending her title.
The ten-minute competition has a grand prize of $1,500 cash.
Featured Contestants include:
Molly Schuyler, Plumas Lake, California, #1 ranked Competitive Eater in the World, 28 Burgers in 10 minutes at Z-Burger 2016; 501 Wings in 30 minutes at 2018 Wing Bowl
Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti, Chicago, 444 Wings in 30 minutes at 2015 Wing Bowl
Bob Shoudt, "Notorious B.O.B." Royersford, Pa, #2 ranked competitive eater, Winner of Wing Bowl 25 with 409 total wings.
David "Tiger Wings and Things" Brunelli, Philadelphia, # 3 ranked competitive eater, Runner up in this year's Wing Bowl with 396 wings.
Dan "Killer" Kennedy West Decatur, PA, #4 ranked competitive eater, 4th place in this year's Wing Bowl.
First prize is $ $1,500 cash; second place prize is $850 cash; third place prize $500 cash; fourth place prize $400 cash; fifth place is $300 in Z-Burger food; sixth place is $200 in Z-Burger food; seventh place is $100 in Z-Burger food; eighth place is $75 in Z-Burger food; ninth place wins $50 in Z-Burger food and tenth place wins $25 in Z-Burger food.
Following the contest, all spectators were treated to a free burger.