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Mork pulls off upset in rib-eating exhibition over defending champ

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Monday, June 8, 2015

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Bill Mork, City of Greer facilities supervisor, won the rib-eating exhibition over defending champion Kyle Fleming at City Hall Monday to promote Freedom Blast.
 
 
 
 
 

Jim Fair

Bill Mork, City of Greer facilities supervisor, won the rib-eating exhibition over defending champion Kyle Fleming at City Hall Monday to promote Freedom Blast.

 

 

 

 

 



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Kyle Fleming came up one rib short of beating upstart rib-eating competitor Bill Mork at an exhibition Monday.
 

Jim Fair

Kyle Fleming came up one rib short of beating upstart rib-eating competitor Bill Mork at an exhibition Monday.

 

Bill Mork pulled an upset Monday when he beat defending 2014 Freedom Blast rib-eating champion Kyle Fleming in an exhibition at City Hall.

Mork cleaned five bones to Fleming's four in the one-minute contest as the room, filled with city and festival officials promoting the June 28 Freedom Blast, cheered wildly.

Fleming works in public services and Mork is facilities supervisor at the city. Fleming said he will defend his title on June 27 and Mork was non-committal.

Mork paused to explain his strategy with GreerToday.com.

GreerToday: Bill Mork, you just won the Texas Roadhouse Rib Eating Exhibition Contest over the defending Freedom Blast champion. Now what are you going to do?

Bill Mork: Not eat lunch today. That was my lunch.

Q: Is this a testament to how you eat at home?

A: No. It is not.

Q: Do you have anything left, so you can enjoy a rib right now?

A: I don’t know how anybody can eat all these ribs at one time. That’s a lot of ribs. (Contestants were served two half slabs).

Q: What was your strategy?

A: I just pulled the meat off the bone instead of trying to eat it off the bone. My mouth got real full real quick and I couldn’t put any more in. It started to go down slow. Swallowing is the hard part.

Q: Does this qualify as “other duties as assigned” in your job description?

A: This is it. It’s a special contract.

 

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