Connecticut-born man wins 3rd place at Nathan’s Hot Dog eating contest


(WTNH) — A Connecticut-born man is making his home state proud this 4th of July weekend.

Nick Wehry was a competitive bodybuilder for about 10 years but now, he’s making a name for himself in the world of competitive eating.

He told News 8, it all started when friends dared him to take part in a food-eating contest in Ansonia and he won. Now, he placed third at today’s Nathan’s Hot Dog eating contest.

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Nick Wehry 3rd place champ said, “I’ll set it up mainly just like a scrimmage and I’ll cook as many hotdogs as I can, maybe 55. Plate them five to a plate, get my drink mix ready put 10 minutes on the clock, and then just go to work. You do that bi-weekly leading up to the contest. Things get really unpleasant.”

He said his fiance is the number one ranked food eater in the world. They’re expecting their first child.

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