Brian Krause captures pit spitting title

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Brian "Young Gun" Krause has out-spit his father to claim his seventh championship at the International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship in Eau Claire.

Krause's winning spit yesterday was 56 feet, 7 1/2 inches.

That's 6 1/2 inches better than his father, second-place finisher and defending champion 54-year-old Rick "Pellet Gun" Krause of Tuba City, Arizona, who spit 56 feet, 1 inch.

Thirty-year-old Brian Krause of Dimondale currently holds the Guinness World Record after spitting a pit 93 feet, 6 1/2 inches in 2003.

Kevin Bartz of Edwardsburg took third at 50 feet, 5 inches.

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.

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