Sonya to Defend at Acme

Competitive Eating fans throughout the southeast are gearing up to watch Sonya Thomas defend her title at the 2005 Acme World Oyster Eating Championship. The event will occur on Sunday, March 20th, and serve as the anchor of the Grand Opening Celebration of Acme’s newest location at 3000 Veteran’s Blvd. in Metairie, Louisiana.

Last year Sonya consumed 36 dozen Louisiana Oysters in the ten minute event, doubling the existing record.

"She's absolutely incredible," said Ewell Smith of the Louisiana Seafood Promotions and Marketing Board. "She is gracefully slender and that catches some of the other competitors off guard. But when The Widow gets down to business, watch out!"

Former Acme title holder Crazy Legs Conti is scheduled to compete as is Badlands Booker. When ask if his recent loss to 10th ranked Eater X in Michigan concerned him, the 4th ranked Booker said simply: "It's all good."

The contest is presented by Acme Oyster House, the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, Tabasco Brands, Barq’s Root Beer, Miller Lite and Lea & Perrins.

"I'm fixin to get to Acme early, grab a spot down front and not move until Sonya makes history again," said Wet Levi, a drummer for the Eddie Simons, a popular local band .