Leigh and Nick — the former Olympic hopefuls with a unique story — captured the hearts of viewers during the 10th annual TODAY Throws a Wedding series, winning the opportunity to get married live on the show on July 15. Over the course of three weeks, the couple received more than 66,000 votes from viewers.
Following tradition, TODAY viewers will plan the winningfinalists’ wedding by texting and voting on TODAYShow.com for the couple’s rings, the wedding gown, the attendants’ attire and the honeymoon.
Ohio-born Nick and Texas-raised Leigh first met in the same Olympic Development Program, where training was so intense that dating among athletes was strictly prohibited. They soon fell in love, and when their relationship became too apparent to deny, Nick and Leigh were promptly kicked out of the program. The lovebirds packed their bags and headed into the real world — broke, lost and scared — but together.
Five years later, the couple started competing again — but this time, for TODAY’s wedding series. When not on Rockefeller Plaza, Leigh and Nick both work as assistant track coaches at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio.
Stay tuned over the next two weeks as TODAY viewers get to vote on the elements of the couple's wedding at TODAYShow.com.