Rosendo Rodriguez, below, takes the heat to win a jalapeno pepper competition at a South of the Border fest last weekend. Mr. Rodriguez ate 10 of the fiery peppers to claim the crown, repeating his victory in last year's competition, when he ate 15.
Slug: NBRS festival16p A The Blade/Jeremy Wadsworth Date: 08/11/07 Location: Perrysburg Township, Ohio. Caption: Rosendo Rodriguez of Perrysburg Township wins a jalapeno eating contest Saturday, 08/11/07, during the South of the Border Festival in the Perrysburg Heights neighborhood of Perrysburg Township. Rodriguez ate ten jalapenos for the win. Last year he won by eating fifteen jalapenos. Summary: South of the Border Festival in the Perrysburg Heights neighborhood of Perrysburg Township.
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Above, also enjoying the festival in the Perrysburg Heights neighborhood are Jay Martinez, 7, and his sister Nina, 11. Jay has been exploring the giant caterpillar set up for children at the Perrysburg Heights Community Center.