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Ohio grandma heads to Oreo-licking contest

NEW ORLEANS, July 8 (UPI) -- An Ohio grandmother thinks she has what it takes to compete against sibling pro quarterbacks Eli and Peyton Manning in an Oreo-licking contest.

Marie Balog, 74, of Chippewa Lake flew to New Orleans with her son Tuesday for the Double StufOreo Lick Race, the Akron Beacon-Journal reported. She was one of 10 finalists.

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The finals will be Thursday at Isidore Newman High School, where the Manning brothers began their football careers. The winner will walk away with a $10,000 prize.

Balog told the newspaper she likes baking with Oreos -- she uses them for cheesecake crust. But she said her son, Ted, is the one who really likes eating them, which is why she invited him to be her partner in the finals.

Balog is a big fan of contests and has already won trips to San Francisco and to a movie premiere in New York. She said this is the first time she has actually had to demonstrate a skill.

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