According the 13 Central Florida News:
Merchants say this year's competition was a nice economic shot in the arm. That's because more than 5,000 competitors and 15,000 spectators stayed in area hotels and ate in local restaurants.
A University of New England team of 12 spent around $30,000 to come, stay and compete.
Even souvenir shops were cheering those profits.
Around 220 teams from Hawaii to Japan spent several days competing.
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