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Photo Gallery: Shuck It Challenge in Huntington Beach

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Lifeguard Andrew Tucker tries to empty a tray of oysters with support from marine safety teammates Claude Panis and Rodolfo Nieto in the Shuck It Challege on Saturday at Ways & Means Oyster House. 

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)
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Winners Eric Blaska, Daniel Calixto and Rueben Patino, from left, of the Huntington Beach Fire Department celebrate with the Shuck It Challenge trophy after Saturday’s oyster-eating contest at Ways & Means Oyster House. The Fire Department crew polished off 135 oysters.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)
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Jennifer Delcham sets out a tray of oysters for Saturday’s Shuck It Challenge at Ways & Means Oyster House in Huntington Beach. 

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)
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Huntington Beach marine safety Lt. Claude Panis counts the oysters he’s about to eat in Saturday’s Shuck It Challenge.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)
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Daniel Calixto of the Huntington Beach Fire Department slurps up oysters while competing against other local public safety workers in the Shuck It Challenge on Saturday at Ways & Means Oyster House. Beside him is fellow Fire Department member Rueben Patino.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)
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Son Lam of the Huntington Beach Police Department attends Saturday’s Shuck It Challenge oyster-eating contest with daughter Victoria. 

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)
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Huntington Beach lifeguard Rodolfo Nieto looks like he could finish off even more oysters after he contested the Shuck It Challenge on Saturday. 

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)
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With his oyster eating completed, lifeguard Rodolfo Nieto takes a swig of tabasco sauce during the Shuck It Challenge on Saturday.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)
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Shuck It Challenge emcee Connie Aboukakere, left, and Jasmine Brown count up Huntington Beach lifeguards’ empty oyster shells after Saturday’s eating contest at Ways & Means Oyster House. The lifeguard participants downed 94 oysters.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)
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