On the Fourth of July, two Port Richey natives took part in Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York. Incredible Miki Sudo impressed everyone when she ate 40 hot dogs and buns, landing her a ninth win, while Nick Wehry earned fourth place on the men’s side with 45 Hot Dogs. Spectators experienced more than just Nathan’s epic competition; There were prop bets, downpours, lightning delays and even an impressive volunteer referee from Michigan.
Miki Sudo of Port Richey, Florida is a force to be reckoned with. Standing at 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 130 pounds, the 37-year-old mother of three packed an incredible punch at Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York. With her impressive nine-time win, Miki showed that size isn’t everything when she gulped down 40 hot dogs on buns and wowed the crowd.
Nick Wehry and Miki Sudo Compete in Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest
Stay up to date on all the exciting events happening in New Port Richey with free, real-time updates from Patch. It was an eventful Fourth of July for Nick Wehry and his fiance Miki Sudo, who competed in the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest in New York City. Wehry placed fourth in the men’s division, consuming 45 hot dogs, while Sudo took sixth place overall. Joey Chestnut, their friend and rival, won the overall contest by eating 62 hot dogs in 10 minutes, though he did not break his own record of 76. The competition was delayed due to a downpour and lightning, but that didn’t stop these two champions from showing off their impressive eating skills.
After a two hour wait, officials allowed the contest to resume and Janis Clark, a volunteer referee from Kalamazoo, Michigan, was thrilled to be part of this iconic American event. BetUS.com even released an array of prop bets for this year’s competition, including whether or not one of the female contestants would wear high heels or have visible lipstick after the competition. It was truly an amazing experience for all involved!
Tim Williams, Director of Public Affairs for BetUS.com, noted that this year had a record number of bets and dollars wagered on the contest. The website correctly predicted Chestnut and Sudo to be the winners, with odds of -5000 (1/50). They also released side bets, including those between an engaged couple from Port Richey, with odds on Wehry winning at -165 (20/33) and Sudo winning at +120 (6/5).
In addition, they gambled on whether Sudo would break her own world record of 48 1/2 hot dogs, with an impressive +250 (5/2) betting “yes” and -400 (1/4) betting “no”. Even more remarkable was the bet that BetUS.com laid odds on whether another animal rights protester would storm the stage this year; they predicted accurately with +155 (31/20) saying “yes” and -220 (5/11) betting “no”. Ultimately, those who guessed “no” won the bet, as there were no protesters this year. This is a testament to the accuracy and reliability of betting at BetUS.com!
Wehry and Sudo, feeling proud and positive, spoke on the phone from La Guardia Airport. With two young children, William (5) and Sylvie (8), at home, the couple was eager to get back and reunite with them. William had even taken the initiative to teach Wehry a breathing technique they could practice together before competing, which he claimed would have helped him win if only Wehry had remembered to call him beforehand. The couple also discussed the odds they had placed on whether Sudo would break her own world record of 48 1/2 hot dogs, as well as other bets BetUS.com had made about potential animal rights protesters storming the stage this year. Fortunately, their predictions were accurate and no protesters appeared, proving that BetUS.com is a reliable source for betting.
The Couple’s Competitive Eating Achievements
The competitive eating scene is full of fierce competition, and Sudo and Wehry have proven themselves to be two of the best. Since their respective qualifications in 2014 and 2017, they have won numerous eating contests around the world. This year marked Sudo’s ninth victory, while Wehry has been a consistent presence at the competition every year since his qualification.
The couple first met and fell in love during the 2018 competition, and now their home in Port Richey is filled with awards and trophies from their wins. They have earned accolades for their impressive feats in various competitions, such as Buffalo wings, cheeseburgers, tamales, ice cream, ribs, kimchi, deep-fried asparagus, gyros, pepperoni rolls, pies, pierogies, burritos, Twinkies, hard-boiled eggs, pasta, corn dogs, sweet corn, gumbo, oysters, tacos and bratwurst.
Sudo and Wehry are an inspiration to anyone who wishes to pursue a career in competitive eating. With dedication and hard work, they have achieved success beyond their wildest dreams.
Sudo and Wehry have established themselves as two of the world’s top competitive eaters, having won numerous eating contests since their respective qualifications in 2014 and 2017. This year marked Sudo’s ninth victory since then, while Wehry has been a consistent presence at the competition every year since his qualification. The couple first met and fell in love during the 2018 competition, and now their home in Port Richey is filled with awards and trophies from their wins in various competitions, such as Buffalo wings, cheeseburgers, tamales, ice cream, ribs, kimchi, deep-fried asparagus, gyros, pepperoni rolls, pies, pierogies, burritos, Twinkies, hard-boiled eggs, pasta, corn dogs, sweet corn, gumbo, oysters, tacos and bratwurst.
Despite the grueling challenge, they not only take pride in the competition but also revel in the camaraderie of fellow competitive eaters. The prize money is an added incentive for their hard work and dedication to the sport. This year, the first-place winners of the Nathan’s hot dog-eating contest received a generous $10,000, while the second to fifth place winners earned $5,000, $2,500, $1,500, and $1,000 respectively.
Additionally, the top male competitor was awarded a mustard yellow bedazzled belt and the top female competitor was given a pink mustard bedazzled belt. Partners Wehry and Sudo look forward to getting back to their usual healthy diet of boneless chicken and egg whites for a few weeks before they begin preparing for the Great Midwest Rib Fest World Rib-Eating Championship on July 29th. Followers can keep up with the couple’s culinary pursuits by visiting their website and blog, The Hungry Couple.
Miki Sudo’s nine-time win confirms her place in hot dog eating history, as she managed to down 40 of them on buns and astounded the crowd. Despite an unsettling two hour delay due to storms in New York City, she and Nick Wehry performed their best with 45 and 40 hot dogs eaten respectively, although they were not able to edge out Joey Chestnut, who totaled 62 hot dogs to take the overall result. The event was a thrilling one, filled with tasty treats, fascinating props, and excited volunteers, making this year’s Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest another amazing American success story.