Acme Oyster House oyster eating champ! He ate 44 dozen oysters, which is 528 oysters!

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)- On Sunday afternoon, Acme Oyster House held their annual "World Oyster Eating Championship" in Woldenberg Park at the Oyster Festival.

WGNO's Kenny Lopez was there for all the oyster eating!

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For the past ten years, competitive eater, Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas has won the oyster eating competition.  There was a lot of buzz for her to win again this year!

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8 contestants competed, eating as many dozens of oysters as they possibly could in 8 minutes.  At the end of the 8 minutes, two contestants were neck and neck.  Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas and Adrian "The Rabbit" Morgan who hails from Baton Rouge.   Both contestants ate 42 dozen oysters, so they  had to go into an overtime round.  In the overtime round, the first contestant to finish two dozen oysters would be declared the winner.

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Adrian "The Rabbit" Morgan ate them the fastest and is now the new "World Oyster Eating Champ!"  Congrats, Adrian!

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We talked to him after his big win.

"I feel full.  I feel good, though.  I've never eaten that many oysters in my life, that's over 500 oysters.  That's definitely more than I've ever eaten before," he said.