BIG congrats to William "Chopper" Young of Wellfleet, Massachusetts...this year's oyster shucking champion at the national competition at the St. Mary's County Oyster Festival in Leonardtown, Maryland! He'll be representing USA in Ireland next September! Way to go Chopper!
I grew up spending part of every summer in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, which included eating many oysters. After stumbling into an oyster shucking competition in Miami Beach in 2006, I’ve become a fan of the sport and have written about local, national, and international competitions for the Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, American Way Magazine, and the Huffington Post. I've also written oyster-centric stories for Rustik and Modern Farmer. I’ve never met an oyster I didn’t want to eat.