Leon, Silva win OysterFest shucking competitions


October 13, 2022

Shawna Whelan

A shucking competitor raises his hands after finishing his oyster shucking at OysterFest.

Alejandro Leon won the speed shucking contest and Miriel Silva won the half-shell competition and best presentation at OysterFest on Oct. 1 and 2 at Sanderson Field.

Leon won the speed competition Oct. 1 with a time of 1 minute, 17 seconds, just one second faster than Gabriel Quintana. Silva finished third in 1:19. Leon won $500 for winning, Quintana won $250 and Silva earned $100.

In the half-shell competition Oct. 2, Silva won the competition in 2 minutes, 26 seconds and earned himself $750. Quintana finished second in 2:31 and won $500 and Alejandro Leon finished third in 2:40 and won...

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