Our very own Joanna Barbacoa is training for Nathan's famous hot dog eating contest in Coney Island.

This year, Joey Chestnut won the men's competition by eating 70 hot dogs in ten minutes. Miki Sudo won the women’s division by scarfing down 38 1/2 dogs. A Texas woman named Kassie Zapata competed in a qualifier back in March in San Antonio, Texas. The UTRGV student ate 11 hot dogs in 10 minutes.

Joanna has expressed interest in competing in next year's competition which is held on July 4th in New York City. Let's hope Joanna can score a trip to the Big Apple to represent the great state of Texas.