Pit-Spitting is for any age!

Tree-Mendus Fruit's
International Cherry Pit-Spitting Championship
41st Annual Pit Spit Results


Young Gun Krause Does It Again
     With a spit of 80’8”, Brian “Young Gun” Krause, Holt, MI, spat the competition away at the 41st International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship held today at Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm, Eau Claire MI. His dad, Rick “Pellet Gun” Krause, Tuba City, AZ, took second at 77’ 7 ½”. Third place went to Kevin Bartz, Niles, MI.

     Young Gun holds the Guinness World Record at 93’ 6 ½”, set in 2003. His 2014 distance is out-matched only by the 2003 record and his 88' 2" distance in 2004.  He is the only cherry pit spitter to have spat over 80' in an International Championship.

     In the Women’s Division, Chloe Bartz, 13 of Niles, MI, landed a pit at 56’ 6” for first place and her first year in the Women's Division. Sarah Adroer, 24, a college student from Barcelona, Spain took second.

     Ms. Bartz has a long history in cherry pit spitting. Her first title came in 2008 at age 7 as winner of the 6-8 year-old's division. She proceeded to take the award again in 2009. She out-spat all other 9-12 contenders as a 10, 11 and 12 year-old.  Her previous furthest distance was 40' 10" in 2013 at age 12.

     Youth winners were Zachary Wendt, 45’3” (9-12 year-olds), Joshua Hester, 26’ 1”(6-8 year-olds), and Aaliyah Young, 11’1” (5 and Under).

     Berrien County Trial Court Judge Sterling Schrock and Eau Claire Mayor Dave Kurtz served as Official Timekeeper/Line Judge and Handicap Measurement Judge, respectively. Leona Foster, Ann Arbor, was the Distance Judge.

Brian “Young”Gun” Krause, 36
Dimondale, MI
80’ 8”
Rick “Pellet Gun” Krause, 60
Oswego IL
77’ 7 ½”
Kevin Bartz, 47
Niles, MI
64’ 8”
Women's Division
Chloe Bartz, 13
Niles, MI
56’ 6”
Sara Adroer, 24
Barcelona, Spain
45’ 8”
Allison Hauck, 24
Findley, OH
40’ 3”
Youth 9-12
Zachary Wendt, 12
Naperville, IL
45’ 3”
Zach Bartz, 9
Niles, MI
34’ 8”
Jack ‘The Jackal” Cook, 11
Naperville, IL
32’ 11 ½”
Youth 6-8
Joshua Hester, 7
Coloma, MI
26’ 1”
Treyven Fox, 8
Monticello, IL
18’ 6”
Lauren Cook, 8
Naperville, IL
16’ 6”
Youth 5 & Under
Aaliyah Young, 5
South Bend, IN
11’ 1”
Hope Hester, 4
Coloma, MI
6’ 2”
Plainfield, IL
4’ 10”



              The 42nd International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship will be July 4th, 2015 at Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm, Eau Claire, MI.

Tree-Mendus is a family-oriented, agri-tourism destination in Southwest Michigan. The farm features U-Pick fruit, family recreation, and a country store.


Phone:  269-782-7101 or 877-863-3276     Fax:   269-782-7166
E-Mail:  contactus@treemendus-fruit.com

9351 E. Eureka Rd, Eau Claire, MI 49111

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July 4th, 2015
(qualifying from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm - Championship start's at 1:00 pm)
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