Competitive eating helps UW student pay for school

Eric Dahl has made $18k in prizes
Competitive eating helps UW student pay for school
Eric Dahl

A University of Wisconsin student with a nickname of “Silo” is eating his way through school competitively.

Computer engineering student Eric Dahl ranks No. 3 in the world of competitive eating as determined by All Pro Eating rankings. He’s earned more than $18,000 in prize money or merchandise to help pay for his education. Dahl’s first paycheck came from Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in suburban Minneapolis. He earned $250 for inhaling nine pulled-pork sandwiches in 6 minutes.

Dahl walks a few miles a day, lifts weights twice a week and plays intramural soccer and hockey to maintain his 220-pound weight. The State Journal reported “Silo” will try to win $1,000 at a national pizza-eating contest on Library Mall at UW-Madison Saturday.

Dahl appeared on News 3 This Morning on Friday.

Pizza eating contest