In Sunday’s Clamfest Clam Shucking contest, seven competitors battled to see who could shuck 18 clams the fastest. Brothers Matthew & Sean Douty (Lusty Lobster) took first & second places while Kevin Lovgreen took third.
In the clam eating competition, participants had 5 minutes to eat as many steamed clams as they could. Mark Arnone, of Eatontown, ate 98 clams to win first place, Ed Woodruff, of Highlands, ate 86 clams to win Second Place and Nick Burbank was Third Place with 57 clams.
The Clamfest record for the most clams eaten in five minutes remains unbeaten, at 104 clams.