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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

NATION HARD CRAB DERBY---CRISFIELD, MD

Derby attracts record crowd
From left, Woody Rybyzynske, Noah Bradshaw, center and Dan O'Connor, all of Crisfield, load crabs into the starting gates during the Crab Derby in Crisfield.
By Deborah Gates • Staff Writer • September 8, 2010
CRISFIELD, MD -- "Hurricane" Hazel swept through this waterman's town Saturday, kicking up applause, cheers and anticipation among fans who watched in awe as she claimed her 15th crab-picking victory at the annual National Hard Crab Derby.It was an appropriate highlight of Labor Day weekend events at the 63rd annual National Hard Crab Derby.
Hazel Cropper, affectionately having earned the nickname "Hurricane" from years of speed as a professional Crisfield crab picker, out-labored seven other contestants by picking 4.5 pounds of crab meat from the shells in a flat 15 minutes.read more at: http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20100908/SH01/9080392/-1/SH

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