Nick Wehry wins Wonderful Pistachios, Joey Chestnut last

Official results for this morning’s Wonderful Pistachios Get Crackin’ Eating Championship held at the Santa Monica Pier. Joey Chestnut’s 7th place finish is his worst placing since a first round loss in the 2005 US Open of Competitive Eating, a 32 person tournament.

1st 109 Nick Wehry 1st MLE non-qualifier victory
2nd 102 Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan
3rd 100 Miki Sudo
4th 88 Steve “The Rabbit” Hammond
5th 85 Bartley Weaver, IV
6th 72 Gideon Oji
7th 70 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut 7th is worth placing since 2005 US Open

Comments (24)


  1. Anonymous said

    February 26, 2023 @ 8:07 pm

    A sheer rookie could win this contest. Nothing to be proud of.

  2. Anonymous said

    February 26, 2023 @ 8:34 pm

    This was not an eating contest. What does this add up to? 1/4 lb?

  3. Anonymous said

    February 26, 2023 @ 9:29 pm

    Understandably the money was great. Peeling nuts open isn’t eating. Is this a pity win?

  4. Anonymous said

    February 27, 2023 @ 1:11 am

    The only reason to not be proud of a win is if you cheated or treated people badly. I don’t think that was the case here. Good for you nick

  5. Anonymous said

    February 27, 2023 @ 3:13 am

    Definitely a strange but fun looking event with a surprising large crowd in attendance. Were these totals scored by hand counting the shells in pairs? This is one of those events where the count really has to be confirmed and double checked given the purse size and close spread between eater.

  6. Anonymous said

    February 27, 2023 @ 6:38 am

    It is kind of a strange “food” for competition. Did they weigh the shells? Not all pistachio nuts are the same size etc.

  7. Anonymous said

    February 27, 2023 @ 7:05 am

    The average person would most likely eat this many watching tv

  8. Anonymous said

    February 27, 2023 @ 8:08 am

    A win is a win. Other competitors didn’t prepare enough. I personally like the fact that they threw in a contest that is not entirely about speed/capacity combined. This was almost entirely about technique and dexterity. There’s plenty of other contests in MLE where sheer eating speed and capacity determine the winner. Congrats to Nick on his first win–and I think we’ll see him starting to get better and better in 2023 as they year progresses.

    I think he is “Hungry” for more 1st place finished this year.

  9. Anonymous said

    February 27, 2023 @ 9:04 am

    Over 100 and Weary didn’t complain about dry fingers, or cotton mouth..Impressive. Got to see video before I make rash comments.

  10. Anonymous said

    February 27, 2023 @ 10:32 am

    Did they count them before? Because, some eaters would have been tempted to eat the shells if so. Then it would be an eating contest.

  11. Anonymous said

    February 27, 2023 @ 1:34 pm

    I’m sure this will make him think a lot of himself. Does he really think he can win a regular contest or Nathan’s?

  12. Anonymous said

    February 27, 2023 @ 3:20 pm

    The only nuts that got cracked this weekend were Nicks. He excels at using them universally.

  13. Anonymous said

    February 27, 2023 @ 7:03 pm

    @134 of course it did. He already uploaded a new Facebook profile pic showing it, with his steroid ridden arms.

  14. Anonymous said

    February 27, 2023 @ 7:04 pm

    Heavy d bag would of beat all of them but he was too busy over exaggerating size on another food challenge and gaining another 5 lbs

  15. Anonymous said

    February 28, 2023 @ 10:00 am

    Hey rookie, why didn’t you sign up and eat?

  16. Anonymous said

    February 28, 2023 @ 10:01 am

    Contest was judged by counting one “nut” per gram eaten.

  17. Anonymous said

    February 28, 2023 @ 1:31 pm

    @7:03 how dare he upload a new pic. You’re right. Nobody ever uploads new profile pics when something fun happens in their life

  18. Anonymous said

    March 1, 2023 @ 9:32 am

    Not a eating contest

  19. Anonymous said

    March 1, 2023 @ 2:59 pm

    “Not AN eating contest” I believe is what you meant.

  20. Anonymous said

    March 1, 2023 @ 4:35 pm

    On the bright side Lori Lightfoot is out in election results for mayor of Chicago. We all can sleep better now.

  21. Anonymous said

    March 2, 2023 @ 11:59 am


  22. Anonymous said

    March 2, 2023 @ 5:38 pm

    It was a bunch of people standing on a stage cracking nuts open

  23. Anonymous said

    March 3, 2023 @ 2:24 pm

    Nick has cracked his nuts in many people

  24. Anonymous said

    March 7, 2023 @ 9:31 am

    don not think that it was a good idea to have a pistachio eating contest. Too many variables. I also do not think that OJ keeps track of comments frequently enough.How can the above be waiting for approval. It should have been deleted immediately. What is happening with the comments OJ?

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