Patrick Robinson
Andrew Borrachini is fast, very fast, but he's very careful too, and said he has not broken anything in his 18 months as a bagger at Metropolitan Market. He just won the title of Best Bagger in Washington State in a competition held in Spokane. He goes on to compete for the national title in February. CLICK THE PHOTO ABOVE TO SEE MORE

SLIDESHOW: Andrew Borrachini wins Best Bagger in Washington title

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West Seattle is celebrating a new champion today with Andrew Borracchini, 16, who just won the title of "Washington State Best Bagger" in a competition held in Spokane sponsored by the Washington Food Industry Association. Borrachini who has worked at the Admiral Metropolitan Market for 18 months, flew to Spokane on Wednesday to compete against other baggers from across the state. The contest is a head to head event with the judging based on speed, proper “bag building” techniques, distribution of weight, attitude & appearance.

He won a $1500 check and a roundtrip flight for two and two-night night stay in Las Vegas for the National Championship, which will take place February 13.

He was selected to compete because he previously won the bagging contest at Metropolitan Market’s annual company picnic a tradition for the store. Metropolitan Market has sent its company picnic champs to the official state competition for the last 4-5 years.

Admiral Store Director Glenn Hasstedt had this to say about the winner: “We are all so proud of Andrew. He has been so diligent in practicing on his own – timing himself, weighing the bags. His commitment has really paid off; a well-earned win.”

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