High West Oyster Fest was a shucking awesome night of chowin’ for charity! We enjoyed a rowdy night of delicious eats, funky music, world-class oysters, and learning First Descents’ mission.
This year’s HWOF was a huge success. With the support of our attendees, sponsors and partners, Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar raised more than $90,000 to support young adults impacted by cancer. This underwrites the majority of our Colorado-based programs serving young adults impacted by cancer. Can you say shuck yeah?!
Shucking Competition FINALISTS who shucked presentation quality oysters
1st place – Ben Wolven – (:59 / 1:14 with penalties added)
2nd place – Justin Shoemaker – (1:12 / 1:21 with penalties added)
3rd Place – Kevin Grossi – (1:18 / 1:50 with penalties added)
3rd – 6th place were ONLY separated by 4 seconds!
Eating Competition WINNERS who slurped ’em down like pro’s
Guido’s Bluepoint Oyster Cult
98 oysters in 2 min
Steven ‘Guido’ Orth – 8 time individual champion
Michael Hoang – 1 time individual champion
Tom Kamnikar – 1 time individual champion