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Garbage Pantz, Brewscuits pitched at 'Shark Tank' auditions in Philadelphia

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Shark Tank auditions in Philadelphia. Alicia Vitarelli reports during Action News at 4 p.m. on June 28, 2017. (WPVI)

The line was long outside XFINITY Live! in South Philadelphia Wednesday morning, as entrepreneurs brought their products and pitches to audition for a chance to get a coveted spot on season 9 of ABC's hit show 'Shark Tank.'

More than 300 local hopefuls turned out to sell their dreams, certain they can swim with the sharks.

The Barney family from Newtown Square brought their Ab Dominator.

"It allows you to engage more with your core and totally portable," Stephanie Barney said.

Kim Triol pitched Brewscuits, the all-natural dog treat made here in Philadelphia. But this was not her first time pitching the product.

"We have done it a couple of years ago, but this time we are going to make it. It's a beer grain dog bone sold here in Philly and across the country right now," Triol said.

Some started lining up Tuesday at 7 p.m. for a shot at a slot with the sharks.

Also on hand was Aaron Krause, the local inventor of the Scrub Daddy. He knows a thing or two about how the show can spark success.

"To get on 'Shark Tank,' it takes the 5 P's: proper planning prevents poor performance. So you need to study, practice your pitch over and over again, know the sharks, know your audience," Krause said.

"If you're not excited about your product than who will be?" Shark Tank Supervising Casting Producer Mindy Zemrak said.

One family certainly brought that passion pitching their product - Garbage Pantz, a makeover for garbage cans

As they put it: "You turn your can upside down, you do a little dance, and you slide it on like a pair of pants."

"The energy and passion and knowing your numbers goes a long way today," Zemrak said.

And if the judges liked what they heard, the hopefuls will get a call or email within the next two weeks.

Each season, 40,000 apply for the show.

'Shark Tank' producers say if at first you don't succeed with the sharks, keep trying.
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