Superior shucker: New Orleans man takes 2nd in national oyster shucking contest

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

MARYLAND -- A big congrats is in order for New Orleans' own Jay Gallet from Superior Seafood.

He took second place at the National Oyster Shucking Championship in Maryland.

It was a contest to see who could shuck 24 oysters the fastest. Jay clocked in at 1 minute and 54 seconds.

Jay certainly has his own style. He made his oyster knife himself -- out of oak.

On a regular day, Jay can shuck up to 3,000 oysters at Superior Seafood in Uptown.

Jay is no stranger to showing off his shucking skills in contests. He's a former king shucker at the P&J Oyster Shucking Contest at the annual New Orleans Oyster Festival. Read more about Jay's shucking here.

If Jay can shuck 24 oysters in just under 2 minutes, who could possibly beat him? According to WJHG, it's a Panama City, Florida, man by the name of Honor Allen.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.