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September 10, 2012

Man wins NH eating contest

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — A Massachusetts man wolfed down 13 lobster rolls in 10 minutes to claim the crown in the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival’s third annual lobster roll eating contest.

Sao Young of Lowell beat out 13 other contestants to win Saturday’s competition and claim the $1,000 grand prize. Defending champion Joe Menchetti came in second with 12 rolls.

The 29-year-old Young told the Portsmouth Herald he prepared for the event by stretching his stomach capacity by drinking lots of water and eating salads.

Young, who is studying computer sciences at Middlesex Community College in Lowell, said he would use most of his prize money for school loans.

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