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Spit of more than 80 feet takes annual cherry pit spitting contest at Michigan fruit farm

Chloe Bartz, 13, from Niles, Mich., reacts after winning the women's division during the 41st International Cherry Pit-Spitting Championship on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm in Eau Claire, Mich. (AP Photo/The Herald-Palladium, Don Campbell)

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Chloe Bartz, 13, from Niles, Mich., reacts after winning the women's division during the 41st International Cherry Pit-Spitting Championship on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm in Eau Claire, Mich. (AP Photo/The Herald-Palladium, Don Campbell)

EAU CLAIRE, Mich. - 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, 7 1/2 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, 6 1/2 inches.

Brian Krause holds the record spit of 93 feet, 6 1/2 inches set in 2003 at the farm in Eau Claire, just north of the Indiana border.

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Online:

http://www.treemendus-fruit.com

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