NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Competitive eaters converged on Coney Island Saturday for the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Reigning men’s champion Joey “Jaws” Chestnut was out eaten in the July Fourth contest this year.

Matt “The Megatoad” Stonie ousted the eight-time champion by eating 62 hot dogs in 10 minutes, CBS2’a Christine Sloan reported. Chestnut managed to wolf down 60 dogs in that time.

The next closest competitor ate 32 hot dogs.

Afterward, Stonie, holding his fist in the air in victory, said it felt amazing to win. He said he trained hard for the contest.

“Well this is crazy. You know to win on Fourth of July here in Coney Island, it’s an amazing feeling,” Stonie told reporters, including 1010 WINS’ Roger Stern.

Chestnut, smiling in defeat, said he was slow and couldn’t catch Stonie.

“It was a bad day. Hot dogs were not going down and he was fast,” said Chestnut.

Photos: Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest 2015

Defending champion Miki Sudo won the women’s division.

The Las Vegas woman ate 38 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes to claim the coveted title.

Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

Women compete in the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island on July 4. 2015 (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

She retained the coveted mustard yellow winner’s championship belt after downing four more wieners than last year and besting Sonya “Black Widow” Thomas, who devoured 31 hot dogs.

The colorful holiday tradition draws its share of characters, including someone dressed as a giant hot dog.

This was the first year Eric Dunn has gone out to watch the contest.

“In person it’s actually fascinating to watch, to see if they can actually stuff that many hot dogs into them,” he told WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell.

Security was also stepped up at the event, including police dogs that apparently were not thrown off by the scent of the grilled meat.

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