The best ears of their lives: Once in jeopardy, sweet-corn party back in business

Becca Stout, right, celebrates with her twin Anna, 28, both of Grand Junction, after Becca won the corn-eating contest at the Olathe Sweet Corn Festival on Saturday. Becca Stout also won the women’s division in 2012. This year, she competed against men and downed seven ears in three minutes. Several other competitors ate only six.



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Becca Stout, right, celebrates with her twin Anna, 28, both of Grand Junction, after Becca won the corn-eating contest at the Olathe Sweet Corn Festival on Saturday. Becca Stout also won the women’s division in 2012. This year, she competed against men and downed seven ears in three minutes. Several other competitors ate only six.

Some contestants used their teeth like a razor, ripping the kernels from the cob. Others devoured the lip-smacking, sweet corn by twisting the cobs around in their mouths, yellow chunks flying…




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