Man out pit-spits father, claims title

July 6, 2008 6:16:16 AM PDT
Brian "Young Gun" Krause has out-spit his father to claim his seventh championship at the International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship in Eau Claire, Mich.

Krause's winning spit on Saturday was 56 feet, 7½ inches.

That's 6½ inches better than his father, second-place finisher and defending champion Rick "Pellet Gun" Krause of Tuba City, Ariz, who spit 56 feet, 1 inch.

Fifty-nine-year-old Rick Krause of Dimondale, currently holds the Guinness World Record after spitting a pit 93 feet, 6½ 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.