A Wichita teen takes home second place in a national competition for grocery baggers. Taylor Cantrell, who bags groceries for Dillons at 21st & Maize Road, was the first runner up in the 2013 National Best Bagger Competition in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Taylor and her coach, Ricardo Jimenez, joined us on Eyewitness News This Morning on Thursday. They talked about going to the national competition.
Taylor says she's been a bagger for a year an a half.
- See Picture of Taylor at the competition in Vegas
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Contestants are judged on speed, bag-building technique, weight distribution between bags, style, attitude, and appearance. The 2013 contestants used three reusable bags during the preliminary and final rounds, during which they bagged 30 to 35 items.
Cantrell competed against baggers from 23 states. Along with a trophy, Taylor won $5,000.
This is the 27th year for the competition. The winning bagger was from Seattle.