How many Pronto Pups can you eat in 10 minutes? One Hutchinson man hits the jackpot

Sandra J. Milburn
The Hutchinson News
Carl Robinson takes a big bite out of one of his Pronto Pups during the second annual Pronto Pup Eating Contest Sunday afternoon at the Peoples Bank and Trust Arena. The ten contestants had 10 minutes to eat as many Pronto Pups as they could. They started off with a Papa Pup, which is a foot-long Pronto Pup.
Dwight Wedel, left, co-owner of DJ's Pronto Pups, stands with Ike the Bison and Michael Hill, right, the champion of the second annual Pronto Pup eating contest on Sunday on the Peoples Bank and Trust Arena stage at the Kansas State Fair. Hill ate one Papa Pup and six Pronto Pups to win the contest.

Raymond Hollway, one of the ten contestants in the second annual Pronto Pup Eating Contest, brought his own "Grey Poupon" mustard for the Pronto Pups he was going to consume on Sunday afternoon at the Peoples Band and Trust Arena.

Each contestant was introduced to the song "The Eye of the Tiger" with the national anthem sung by gospel group "4Given." Many gave reasons for entering the eating contest, such as "my wife entered my name," to "the trophy would look good on my fireplace mantel" and "I'm hungry."

After ten minutes of competition, Michael Hill from Hutchinson was awarded the championship trophy for eating one Papa Pup, which counted as two and six Pronto Pups. 

Michael Hill, right, eats a Pronto Pup with contestants Manuel Barboza, center, and Raymond Hollaway, back, during the second annual Pronto Pup Eating Contest Sept. 19, 2021, at the Kansas State Fair.
Contestant Raymond Holloway brought his own mustard for the second annual Pronto Pup Eating Contest Sept. 19, 2021, at the Peoples Bank and Trust Arena at the Kansas State Fair, with Dwight Wedel, back, co-owner of DJ's Pronto Pups.