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Woman Eats 13 Pounds of Steak, Sets Record

Molly Schuyler wins Big Texan Steak Ranch contest again
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 20, 2015 4:10 PM CDT
124-Pound Woman Eats 3 Big Steaks in 20 Minutes
Molly Schuyler, of Bellevue, Neb., smiles after winning the steak-eating contest at The Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo, Texas, last year.    (AP Photo/The Amarillo Globe News, Sean Steffen)

(Newser) – How long would it take you to wolf down three 72-ounce steaks, each with a shrimp cocktail, roll, side salad, and baked potato? If you said more than 20 minutes, you'd lose a face-stuffing contest in Amarillo, Texas—to a 124-pound woman, CNN reports. Yep, Molly Schuyler, 35-year-old mother of four, again won the steak-eating contest at Big Texan Steak Ranch yesterday, ingesting over 13 pounds of steak (plus the sides) in 20 minutes. "We've been doing this contest since 1960, and in all that time we've never had anybody come in to actually eat that many steaks at one time," Big Texan co-owner Bobby Lee tells Connect Amarillo. "So this is a first for us, and after 55 years of it, it's a big deal."

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A professional competitive eater, Schuyler also won last year's contest, setting a record by downing two steaks in under 15 minutes, Amarillo Globe-News reports. So this time, the restaurant brought in four two-person teams to compete against her—including two professional wrestlers and two former Texas A&M football players—giving each team two mouths (and stomachs) to Schuyler's one. But in her black hoodie and shades, Schuyler won again, setting a new record and taking home the $5,000 prize. She started a fourth steak, too, but stopped when she got sick of the flavor, she says; now she wants to come back and try eating a fourth next time. "Four is totally doable," says Schuyler, "but five is almost unattainable." (Read more eating contest stories.)

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