Brian "Young Gun" Krause wins again in cherry spitting championsip

By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email

When it comes to pit spitting in southwestern Michigan, it's tough to beat the Krause family.

Brian Krause has won the 41st International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship on Saturday with a distance of 80 feet, 8 inches.

His father, Rick, placed second with 77 feet, 7½ inches.

Brian's win made it 26 of 41 for the Krause family since Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm owner Herb Teichman launched the tournament in 1974 as a lark - but also to mark the region's tart cherry harvest.

Last year's big winner was Matt "BB Gun" Krause with a distance of 41 feet, 6½ inches.

Brian Krause holds the record spit of 93 feet, 6½ inches set in 2003 at the farm in Eau Claire, just north of the Indiana border.

Championship
Brian “Young”Gun” Krause, 36 Dimondale, MI 80’ 8”
Rick “Pellet Gun” Krause, 60 Oswego IL 77’ 7 ½”
Kevin Bartz, 47 Niles, MI 64’ 8”

Women's Division
Chloe Bartz, 13 Niles, MI 56’ 6”
Sara Adroer, 24 Barcelona, Spain 45’ 8”
Allison Hauck, 24 Findley, OH 40’ 3”

Youth 9-12
Zachary Wendt, 12 Naperville, IL 45’ 3”
Zach Bartz, 9 Niles, MI 34’ 8”
Jack ‘The Jackal” Cook, 11 Naperville, IL 32’ 11 ½”

Youth 6-8
Joshua Hester, 7 Coloma, MI 26’ 1”
Treyven Fox, 8 Monticello, IL 18’ 6”
Lauren Cook, 8 Naperville, IL 16’ 6”

Youth 5 & Under
Aaliyah Young, 5 South Bend, IN 11’ 1”
Hope Hester, 4 Coloma, MI 6’ 2”
Madison Plainfield, IL 4’ 10”


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