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Photo Gallery: Shuck It Challenge in Huntington Beach

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Son Lam of the Huntington Beach Police Department attends Saturday’s Shuck It Challenge oyster-eating contest with daughter Victoria. 

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)

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)

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)

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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