OGDEN -- Shawn Trimble leaned over the table, half a powdered doughnut hanging from his mouth.
He shoved his face against the paper plate below him, finally managing to get all five doughnuts in his mouth just before Brent Smith, 12, finished his last bite at the other end of the table.
Trimble, 9, was one of the winners of the Weber County Fair's doughnut eating contest Saturday.
When asked how he won, Trimble simply answered, "How? I'm not sure. I was just hoping I was going to win."
Although Trimble pulled out a last-second win in the 8- to- 12 age division, the 18-and-older group was the largest and most competitive.
Three people fought to finish chewing and swallowing the six mini doughnuts and one chocolate snack cake they had. A few had already given up, but Russell Swinhart, 20, kept going.
"He had the game plan and he said he could take me," Swinhart said, pointing to two friends, "and the guys down at the end were just going for it. So I just had to catch up there at the end."
Josh Parker, of Ogden, was there to beat Jamie Cohen, a self-proclaimed doughnut enthusiast.
"He's going to lose," Parker said, before the competition.
Carol Knight, special contests organizer for the fair, said the 0 to 7 age group is always funny.
Each contestant gets a plate in front of them with an equal number of doughnuts. Competitors can't use their hands to eat and the first to finish is the winner.
One little girl picked up each of her doughnuts and took a bite of each before putting them back down. Another stared in confusion at her plate.
Brent Smith said he's not sure how his brother Franklin Smith, 6, won the youngest age division. Franklin was the only one in the group to finish all of his doughnuts.
"He usually doesn't eat any of his food," he said.
But Franklin said he just went for it.