Bagger Champion Bags $10K at NGA Competition

Kyle Perry, 19, from Osceola, Ind., won the title of Best Bagger Champion—along with $10,000 and the “Golden Grocery Bag” trophy — Thursday at the National Grocers Association’s Best Bagger Championship here.

LAS VEGAS — Kyle Perry, 19, from Osceola, Ind., won the title of Best Bagger Champion—along with $10,000 and the “Golden Grocery Bag” trophy — Thursday at the National Grocers Association’s Best Bagger Championship here.

Perry squeezed out a victory over four other semifinalists and 23 total finalists to win the event, presented by ConAgra Foods. Baggers from around the country were rated on speed, bag-building technique, weight distribution between bags, style, attitude and appearance.

“I never thought bagging groceries could end up being this big of a deal,” Perry said. He said he plans to buy new tires for his car and put the rest of the prize money toward his college tuition.

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