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A Friendly Competition: Who Wields Chopsticks Like A Pro?

By Inside Columbia
Erik Zachary from Y107 and Liz from Clear99

Photos by L.G. Patterson

Each issue, two on-air talents from two different Zimmer Communications’ stations will take on a seemingly simple challenge to see who comes out on top. This issue, Liz from Clear99 and Erik Zachary from Y107 compete to see who has the better chopsticks chops.


You have one minute to get the most jelly beans in your bowl using only chopsticks.


Liz from 99.3 Clear Country, nervously equipped with chopsticks and an endearing attitude, and Erik Zachary from 106.9 Y107, also armed with chopsticks and a surprising amount of confidence.


Erik took the lead right from the start, but as a compassionate competitor (emphasis on the compassionate part), he actually stopped at one point to allow Liz more time to catch up. When that still didn’t get Liz anywhere close to Erik’s total, he simply dumped some of the untouched jelly beans into her bowl before time ran out. So while Liz technically had more jelly beans in her bowl by the end of the timer, Erik is our official winner with 10 jelly beans successfully transferred by chopsticks.


ERIK: “I won in the traditional sense. And I helped Liz, so two wins.”

LIZ: “The CLEAR winner was apparent.” (See what she did there?)

Want to take up the challenge? Show off your chopsticks chops and share the results with us on social media! Don’t forget to tag @insidecolumbiamagazine and use #DuelingDJs!

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