The Great Western steak competition winner Mick Underdown with the rest of his 2kg steak.
The Great Western steak competition winner Mick Underdown with the rest of his 2kg steak. Emma Mcbryde

High steaks but Mick eats 'em

WHOLLY cow, well at least two kilograms worth.

With bulls in the ring and on the plates, there was no escape for contestants in the Great Western Hotel steak-eating challenge on Friday night.

The seven contenders had one hour to eat creamy mashed potatoes, coleslaw, and one bread roll, along with the medium 2kg steak.

The whole meal weighed in at a whopping 2.2kg.

The world record time is just eight minutes, 52 seconds.

Winner Mick Underdown took the competition by the horns and had only 426 grams of steak left on his plate at the end of a full hour.

Asked how he felt after the hearty helping, the fit-to-burst champion had to sit back and think.

“I'd have to say content, very full,” Mick laughed.

“I didn't think I'd get that far, and definitely not win anyway.”

The Great Western used the competition to beef up the RACQ Helicopter Rescue's funds this year and are keen to use it for fundraising next year.

And Mick's advice for contestants in next year's 2kg steak eating competition is to not let the task buck you.

“Just keep on eating,” he said.

Next year's competition will be open to the public for any brave bulls or heifers keen to take on the challenge.



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