Big upset at cherry-pit spitting contest

It was a "spitiful" time at Treemendus Fruit Farm today in Eau Claire as people from around the world tried to take the title of cherry pit spit champion.

It's the 39th year that this competition has been held and this year brought a big upset.

The winner beat out long-time champions by spitting a pit 69 feet.

From repeat participants to first-time spitters, it's all about getting the pit as far down the court as possible.

Some have even turned this into a family affair.

“My favorite part is being able to do it as family,” said Suzanne and Joe Lessard. “Our children joined in and now they’re parents and they’re doing it in their family so we kinda have a saying in Glenum that the little ones are spit off the old block.”

Diana Bernstein, a pit spit champion, added “My husband and his family live here in Stevensville and they come here every year and I heard from Israel. I think the first thing when we met he told me is I’m a cherry pit spitter! And I thought that's kind of cool.

And not just anyone could go on to the big leagues. Contestants had to first show off their spitting abilities during the qualifying round.

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