Monday, July 7, 2014

Michigan family wins pit-spitting contest -- again

Posted By on Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 2:47 PM

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When it comes to spitting cherry pits, the Krause family destroys the competition.

Last weekend, Brian Krause won the 41st International Cherry Pit-Spitting Championship, with a distance of more than 80 feet, The Associated Press reports. Krause's father actually finished in second.

The Krause family has won 26 of 41 of the contests since farm owner Herb Teichman launched the tournament in 1974 as a lark — but also to mark the region's tart cherry harvest.

Brian Krause holds the record spit of 93 feet, 6½ inches, set in 2003.

More than 100 people tried to qualify Saturday for the championship round.

Brian took home a number of prizes, the AP reports: some work gloves, a plaque, a medal, a drill bit set, and a vague set of "various gift certificates."

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