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Little Chute home to Wisconsin's fastest grocery bagger

She won the title at the Wisconsin Grocers Association's annual Bag-Off on October 16th
LITTLE CHUTE, Wis. (WFRV) - It takes speed, talent, and endurance to rise to the top of any physical competition.

But for one local woman being the best is already in the bag.

We've all been there before, standing in line for what seems like an eternity at the grocery store. But don't expect that kind of wait at the Little Chute Piggly Wiggly Home to Wisconsin's "Best Bagger".

"People love me here," Rachel Martin says.

She won the title at the Wisconsin Grocers Association's annual Bag-Off on October 16th. The competition judged 5 categories, including speed, placement, and weight distribution.

"I was just blocking everyone out and focusing on bagging the groceries correctly and fast," she says.

Martin trained for the competition by bagging bricks. Well, not really, but she does practice on a daily basis.

"I do bag a lot of groceries while I'm here working," she says, "so I guess it's all practice."

I decided to take her on one on one… and the competition did not end well. Nat: "I am not Wisconsin's best bagger"

But Martin did provide some tips.

"You can't just throw them all in there, she says, "You have to know what you're doing a little bit."

Martin will now travel to Las Vegas to compete in the National Grocers Association's 2014 Best Bagger Contest for a chance at $10,000 dollars.

Just down the road in Kaukauna, Stephanie Teteak won the national title in 2012.

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