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OSTHOFF, Aaron "A-Train"

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OSTHOFF, Aaron "A-Train." (Dubuque, IA, Jan. 26, 1974-- ). Since making his Major League Eater (MLE) debut in 2010, the "A Train" has proven himself a multi-tool eater, as comfortable with oysters (39 dozen in 8 minutes in 2012) as he is with pure capacity (66 cupcakes in 6 minutes in the same year.) He has twice qualified for the Nathan's Famous July 4th International Hot Dog Eating Championship and stands as both the hot dog and chicken wing eating champion of Canada. (2)

2015 Jan. 24 1st 2.08 pounds wings 4 min Buffalo Wild Wings Eating Contest Dubuque

2013 Jul 4 6th 31 hot dogs 10 min Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest - men Brooklyn, NY (1)

2013 Jun 8 1st 31 hot dogs 10 min Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier - men Calgary, AB, Canada

2013 Jun 2 2nd $500.00 21 dozen oysters 8 min Acme World Oyster-Eating Championship New Orleans, LA

2013 Jan 26 1st 34.4 ounces 2 min Wing Eating Contest Dubuque, IA

2012 Jun 23 3rd $500.00 4.7 pounds 10 min The Isle Booneville World Boneless Buffalo Wing Eating Championship Booneville, MO

2012 Jun 3 2nd $500.00 39 dozen oysters 8 min Acme World Oyster-Eating Championship New Orleans, LA

2012 Jun 2 1st 33 hot dogs 10 min Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier - American men Calgary, AB, Canada

2012 May 26 2nd $300.00 122 wings 10 min Hooters World Wing-Eating Championship Qualifier St. Louis, MO 4.82 pounds

2012 Apr 18 3rd $200.00 125 wings 10 min Hooters World Wing-Eating Championship Qualifier Indianapolis, IN weight announced as 1 pound

2012 Apr 14 2nd $1,000.00 66 cupcakes 6 min The Isle Waterloo World Cupcake Eating Championship Waterloo, IA

2012 Mar 24 4th $250.00 7 pounds 10 min Rhythm City World Catfish Eating Championship Davenport, IA

2012 Jan 28 1st 1.3 pounds 2 min Wing Eating Contest Dubuque, IA

2012 Jan 7 4th $750.00 22.5 sandwiches 10 min Isle Biloxi PB&B Sandwich Eating World Championship Biloxi, MS

2011 Oct 22 2nd $1,250.00 15 sandwiches 10 min The Isle Bettendorf Maid-Rite Sandwich Eating World Championship Bettendorf, IA

2011 Oct 15 5th $500.00 31.5 moon pies 8 min World Moon Pie Eating Championship Caruthersville, MO

2011 Oct 1 3rd $500.00 3.64 pounds 10 min Jacksonville Wing Ding Festival Wing Eating Championship Jacksonville, AR

2011 Sep 17 3rd $300.00 25 bratwursts 10 min OKTOBERFEST Zinzinnati World Bratwurst-Eating Championship Cincinnati, OH

2011 Sep 4 5th 4.17 pounds 12 min US Chicken Wing Eating Championship Buffalo, NY

2011 Sep 3 4th 3.573 pounds 7 min Buffalo Buffet Competitive Eating Contest Buffalo, NY

2011 Aug 7 1st $1,500.00 3.466 pounds 12 min Toronto's Festival of Beer Wing Eating Championship Toronto, ON, Canada

2011 Jul 4 9th 27 hot dogs 10 min Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest - men Brooklyn, NY

2011 Jun 8 1st 28 hot dogs 10 min Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier - men Pittsburgh, PA

2011 Jun 5 2nd $500.00 38 dozen oysters 8 min Acme World Oyster-Eating Championship New Orleans, LA

2011 May 28 2nd 26.5 hot dogs 10 min Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier - men Atlantic City, NJ Nathan's debut

2011 May 7 4th $750.00 5 pounds 10 min Isle Booneville World Boneless Buffalo Wing Eating Championship Booneville, MO

2011 Apr 23 3rd $1,000.00 35.5 cupcakes 8 min Cupcake Eating Contest Waterloo, IA

2011 Mar 19 5th 5 pounds 10 min The Rhythm City World Catfish Eating Championship Davenport, IA

2011 Jan 8 3rd $1,000.00 18.5 sandwiches 10 min World PB & Banana Sandwich Eating Contest Biloxi, MS

2010 Nov 6 7th 14 sandwiches 10 min The Isle Bettendorf Maid-Rite Sandwich Eating World Championship Bettendorf, IA

2010 Oct 16 4th $750.00 29.5 moon pies 8 min World Moon Pie Eating Championship Caruthersville, MO

2010 Sep 25 7th 30 tamales 12 min City of Lewisville World Tamale Eating Championship Lewisville, TX

2010 Sep 18 4th $250.00 20 sausages 10 min World Bratwurst Eating Championship Cincinnati, OH

Money won: $12,300.00

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Source:

1. http://eatfeats.com/query.php?_table=eaters&id=6250

2. Major League Eating. http://www.ifoce.com/rankings.php?action=detail&sn=198

3. Barton, Thomas J. "Dubuquer Eat Way to Title at Tr-State Rec. Expo," Telegraph Herald, January 25, 2015, p. 11a