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The online public vote that will ultimately determine the seven finalists in the Mr. Cyclone contest has gone live, and we’re calling on Sheepshead Bites’ readers to head over there and support our ‘hoods two representatives to the competition.

That’s right, two! We told you about Mark Medina, a retired Sheepshead Bay firefighter, last week. Now that all 21 semi-finalists have been revealed, we’ve found that there’s a second local in the contest: singer, songwriter and, uh, weight trainer Daniel Milea.

Go read their bios on the Mr. Cyclone voting page and cast your vote now!

Miss Cyclone Angie Pontani - Source:

Sheepshead Bay is moving in on Coney Island territory, as a local retired firefighter is one of 21 semifinalists tapped in the first ever Mr. Cyclone competition.

The Mr. Cyclone Pageant is set for Saturday, August 7, in front of the Cyclone Roller Coaster in Coney Island. After riding the Cyclone with Miss Cyclone Angie Pontani, contestants will be judged in the following categories: Coney Island Wits, Talent, Style and Romance. In the Strength & Endurance category, contestants will carry a five-pound greased watermelon through an obstacle course while fetching a hot dog and a beer. Now those are skills every man needs…

Find out more about Sheepshead Bay’s rep in the contest, Mark Medina.