Trevor DeForest Heads to Las Vegas to Compete in National Bagging Contest

 

Cheer on Iowa's Best Bagger Trevor DeForest as He Heads to Las Vegas to Compete in the National Bagging Contest

Trevor DeForest, who works at the Fareway store in Maquoketa, Iowa, has his sights set on capturing the National Best Bagger title and $10,000 during the national bagging contest Monday, February 12, 2018, at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas.

“The baggers at the national competition are the cream of the crop,” said Michelle Hurd, president of the Iowa Grocery Industry Association, which hosts the state competition at the Iowa State Fair each year. “We will be cheering on Trevor and hoping he comes out on top once again.”

DeForest said that he is looking forward to the National Best Bagger Competition hosted by the National Grocers Association Monday. “I’ve been practicing … a lot,” he said. “Competing on the national stage for Iowa is a real privilege, and I will do my best to win for my family, my state and for Fareway.”

DeForest, 35, who grew up in Osceola and currently lives in Maquoketa, will attempt to bring home a seventh national title for Iowa and the first since 2000. The winner also receives a $10,000 grand prize.

Currently DeForest has close to 21 years of bagging experience and works as assistant manager at the Maquoketa store, where his duties still include bagging groceries most days. DeForest has an Associate’s Degree from Des Moines Area Community College and began working for Fareway in Osceola at the age of 14 as a part-time bagger/stocker.

Watch DeForest compete in the National Best Bagger Contest at 7 p.m. CST live on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NationalGrocersAssn/. DeForest will race against other state champions from across the country to bag identical grocery orders of approximately 35 commonly purchased items into three reusable grocery bags. Competitors will be scored on speed, weight distribution among bags and proper item arrangement.