Nick Walker won the prestigious Arnold Classic bodybuilding competition in the United States.
Last weekend, the bodybuilders donned their best spray tan and flexed their muscles on stage to see if they could be crowned the winners.
While there have been worthy opponents, the 27-year-old from New Jersey found himself with the silverware and returned home as a champion.
He is the youngest to win the celebrity pageant in 30 years and he said he was absolutely delighted with the result.
The self-described ‘Mutant’ said on Instagram this week: “One of the greatest feelings I’ve ever had, but what made it even better was seeing how good my friend @iainvalliere was happy for me.
“Like I’ve always said winning is so good, but the memories and friendships made, nothing compares.”
In addition to winning the Arnold Classic title, he was also crowned the winner in the most muscular category. He won a grand prize of AUD 180,000 and also has bragging rights until the next Arnold Classic.
Very few people were able to win the competition on the first try, William Bonac in 2018 being the most recent example.
The man himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger, was there in person to congratulate and congratulate the winners of each division.
He called them all “real champions” and he looks forward to seeing you very soon.
You’d think winning one of the biggest bodybuilding competitions in the world would mean a bit of rest and relaxation, but for Walker, he says rest is for the bad guys.
He’ll be gearing up for the Olympia Fitness and Performance weekend later this month.
It has certainly been a whirlwind of a few months for Nick as he only became a professional bodybuilder last year.
Speaking to BarBend ahead of the Arnold Classic, he was asked how he felt with the New York Pro this year after being considered a promising pro two years ago.
“It all happened so fast, and it was awesome. I’m enjoying it a lot. I didn’t have time to sit down and figure it all out. I don’t know if it’s a good one or a good one. bad thing, ”he said. “I prefer to keep moving forward.”
He added, “I want to be one of the most elite bodybuilders in the world. The goal was to always be like Jay Cutler. I know how hard I work and I know where I’m going.”