Two dozen perfect oysters in under two minutes
Wellfleet – The shuck off was the main event at the virtual version of the Wellfleet OysterFest on Saturday. In a production filmed on the stage at the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater and then streamed, not everything about the ’Fest was different this year: hometown favorite William “Chopper” Young won the top prize. It was his sixth time to enter the contest in its 20-year history, and his sixth win.
Young shucked his 24 oysters in one minute and 42 seconds, a time then adjusted by the judges for imperfections in the presentation to 3:15. Calen Bricault, of Eastham, took second place with a finish time of 1:40, adjusted to 3:34. And Kyle Morse, who also lives in Eastham, was the contest’s comeback kid, after sitting out for years after his last win in 2010. He came in third with a finish time of 2:15 and adjusted final time of 4:05.