Seed-spitting overall winner Tyler Atkinson, of Conway, raises his trophy. He stands between the master of ceremonies Dave Phillips and Miss Southwest Arkansas Ryann Grubbs.
Winner of Politically Correct Watermelon Eating Contest: Arkansas Representative Danny Watson
Winners of seed-spitting competitions by age brackets:
Children's Division Winner: Will Sitzes
Jr. Division Winner: Tyler Atkinson
Sr. Division Winner: Aaron Williams
Overall Winner: Tyler Atkinson
Atkinson, who is from Conway, when asked how he accomplished the feat, said, "I spent at least two hours a day practicing so I think that's what got me here. Eat some watermelon before you compete, I would highly suggest."
This was Atkinson's first time competing.