5th Annual Shrimp Eating Championship


Defending his 2018 crown, FMB firefighter Joel Martinez, ate his way to victory during the 5th Annual Shrimp Eating Championships on Sunday, putting away 2.6 pounds of peeled shrimp in eight minutes. Second place went to Jack Solak and Third Place to Gregory Krumeig, who also won the People’s Choice Award by collecting $507 in donations to the Lions Club during the event. All proceeds for this and other Shrimp Fest events go to the Fort Myers Beach Lions Club charitable efforts.

Photos by M. Layfield.


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2019 Shrimp Eating Champion Joel Martinez
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The crowd cheered on their favorite contestants. Photos by M. Layfield
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Participants in the Shrimp Eating Championship with 2019 Shrimp Queen Braden Downing and announcer John Spellman.
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In the thick of battle, eight contestants ate for eight minutes.