Luke Netjes is the third-best bagger in the state this year, according to results from the recent 2016 Best Bagger Battle.
The Rosauers employee placed third at the Oct. 12 contest, sponsored by the Washington Food Industry Association Education Foundation and held at the McGavick Conference Center at Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood.
Contestants must spend more than 25 percent of their working hours bagging groceries as a regularly assigned duty. They compete in two rounds – filling first paper, then reusable bags.
Baggers are judged on several factors, including speed, technique, style, attitude and appearance.
First went to Seattle’s Talia Randle, a bagger from Metropolitan Market in the Magnolia neighborhood. Second went to Roman Agne of Central Market in Poulsbo.