Wednesday, July 9, 2008

2008: first woman to place in top-three
in pit spitting

On Independence Day Weekend, Brian "Young Gun" Krause out-spit his father to claim his seventh championship at the International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship in Eau Claire, Mich. Krause's winning spit was 56 feet, 7 1/2 inches.

That's 6 1/2 inches better than his father, second-place finisher and defending champion Rick "Pellet Gun" Krause who spit 56 feet, 1 inch.

Rick Krause currently holds the Guinness World Record after spitting a pit 93 feet, 6 1/2 inches in 2003.

Amanda Jennings of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., the first woman to place in the top three, did not qualify for championship competition but retained her title as women's champion with a spit of 43 feet, 11 inches. (info from The Associated Press, photo from

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