Ten contestants brought their appetites and their game faces to Rousakis Plaza on Saturday for the shot to represent Savannah in the Nathan's Famous July Fourth International Hot Dog Eating Contest.

As the contestants shoved hot dog after hot dog into their faces, a cheering crowd ate up the excitement.

In the end, pro eater Pete "Pretty Boy" Davekos from Boston won the day after scarfing 25 hot dogs.

He'll join female champion Dee "Pi Gal" Martin in Coney Island on July 4. Martin, from Carroll County, chowed her way to victory over the women Saturday with eight and a half hot dogs.

-Dash Coleman

Go to savannahnow.com to watch video of Saturday's
hot dog eating contest on River Street. To see a photo gallery of the eat-off, go to spotted.savannahnow.com.