hot dogs
In 2009, Joey Chestnut (center) faced Takeru Kobayashi (right) in a major competitive-eating dual. Getty

Joey “Jaws” Chestnut broke his own record at the famed Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York. The competitive eater managed to wolf down 72 hot dogs in the allotted 10 minutes according to the Associated Press Tuesday.

Chestnut logged his tenth win with the performance. The California native broke his own record for the competition, set last year by downing 70 dogs. Chestnut also holds the 73-hot-dog world record which he set at a Washington D.C. qualifier last year.

READ: Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest: Origin, History Of Annual July 4 Extravaganza

This year Chestnut beat out runner up Carmen Cincotti, who ate 62 hot dogs and buns and third place finisher Matt "The Megatoad" Stonie.

Chestnut took home $10,000 in Tuesday’s win. The 33-year-old is worth $800,000 according to Celebrity Net Worth. The competition doles out $40,000 in prize money, $10,000 to the men’s and women’s winners, $5,000 to the runners up, third place gets $2,500, fourth place nets $1,500 and fifth gets $1,000, Forbes reported Sunday.

Chestnut first appeared at the Coney Island competition in 2005 and took down 32 hot dogs at his debut. In 2006 Chestnut stepped up his performance by eating 52 hot dogs and narrowly missed winning the competition. In 2007 Chestnut unseated six-time reigning champion, Japanese eater Takeru "The Prince"/"The Tsunami" Kobayashi. Chestnut has won every competition since his first win except for a rare loss in 2015. That year Chestnut and his fiancee split just before their scheduled May wedding. Chestnut proposed at the Nathan’s contest, but the wedding was called off, according to the New York Post.

Chestnut’s competitive eating career began in 2005 while he was a student at San Jose State University. His break out performance came at a fried asparagus eating competition where he ate 6.3 pounds of the greasy greens in 11.5 minutes.

READ: Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest 2017 Betting Odds: Joey Chestnut A Heavy Favorite On Fourth Of July

Chestnut is a multi-talented eater. In June he managed to scoff down 55 glazed donuts at the Salvation Army National Donut Day competition in eight minutes. In May he ate 55 four-ounce mutton sandwiches at the Owensboro International Bar-B-Q Festival in 10 minutes. That month he also ate 126 three-inch tacos at a Mystic Lake Casino Hotel competition in eight minutes.

The Nathan’s competition is sponsored by Major League Eating, and only sanctioned eaters can compete. Kobayashi, who was the former legend of the competition, quit over dispute with the company.