Defending their cricket spitting records

September 8, 2009 5:23:43 AM PDT
Cricket spitting must run in the family.

Brian Johnsrud spat a thawed cricket 22 feet, 8 inches at the Central Wisconsin State Fair over the weekend.

Minutes later, son Jared won the 9-to-11 age division, with a shot that went 10 feet, 5 inches.

Dad says the key is to pick the biggest cricket and take a deep breath.

One other word of advice -- don't swallow the bug.

Father and son say they'll be back next year to defend their cricket-spitting titles.