At the end, I thought he'd beaten me, but I had just a little more than he did. Hope he's there again.
I don't know how much longer I'll be doing [the contest]. Part of me thinks, "I've won three in a row. Where else is there to go?"
But my kids are taking an interest. My first-born [Dylan, 4], picks claws. You know, I've seen kids in the contest as young as 10. I have to pass the torch sometime.
If you go
What: The 44th Maryland Seafood Festival
Where: Sandy Point State Park
When: Saturday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Admission: General adult, $14 ($12 online); children under 12 are free
For more information, visit mdseafoodfestival.com or call (443) 926-1464
Organizers of the Cantler's crab-picking contest will begin signing up contestants at the Crab Towne Tent on Sunday starting at 11 a.m. There will be three heats of eight people each – one at noon, one at 1 p.m. and one at 2 p.m. The finals will be on the main stage at 4:30 p.m.