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Join us for the 36th annual
Internatinal Cherry Pit-Spitting Championship
for 2009 on July 4th.

(qualifing from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Championship start's at 1:00 p.m.)

It's Spit-tacular!!
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Pit-Spitting is for any age!


Tree-Mendus Fruit's
International Cherry Pit-Spitting Championship
35th Annual Pit Spit Results

35th Annual Pit Spit
Krause Dynasty Dominates Pit Spitting Challenge  
Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm, EAU CLAIRE, MI (July 5, 2008) – In an afternoon full of family ties, the Krause dynasty did it again. World record holder, Brian “Young Gun” Krause, 30, Jackson, MI emerged as the top spitter of the day with a spit of 56’ 7 ” just out-distancing his father, Rick “Pellet Gun” Krause, 54, of Tuba City, AZ by 6 ”. Third place winner, Kevin Bartz of Edwardsburg, MI was not far behind with a spit of 50’ 5”. Amanda Jennings, Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada, the 2007 second place winner and first woman to place in the Championship top three, was unable to spit far enough in the morning qualification round to earn a place in the 2008 championship competition. She did, however, maintain her title as Women’s Champion with a spit distance of 43’ 11”. Spitters with the top ten distances in the morning qualification round go into the Championship contestant. Jennings qualifying distance of 34’ 8” was not enough to win her a spot in the Championship. “Young Gun’s” younger brother, Matt “BB Gun” Krause, finished in sixth position. Olivia Teichman, 5, and older sister Alexis Teichman, 12, both of Eau Claire, MI, dominated the youth divisions with first place wins in the 5 & Under and Ages 9-12 categories. Chloe Bartz, daughter of third place winner Kevin Bartz, spat 23’ to win the Ages 6-8 category. Dignitary winner was broadcaster Phil McDonald of WSJM radio, Benton Harbor, MI with a spit of 27’ 6”. The Krause Dynasty of “Pellet Gun” son “Young Gun” Krause has now attained the coveted international title 21 of 35 years it has been awarded. The elder Krause dominated the sport as the record holder and world champion prior to the emergence of his son as a contender with a win of 61 feet, six inches at age 16. “Young Gun” is now a seven-time winner and holds the world distance record of 93 feet, six and one-half inches in recognized competition. The 36th International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship will be July 4, 2009 at Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm, Eau Claire, MI Official Cherry Pit Spitting Court. As far as the pits fly, it is the premier and epitome of summer Olym-pit events. The contest founder is Herb Teichman of Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm, the Eau Claire, Michigan site of the tournament since its inception. Eau Claire, a small Southwestern Michigan community, recognized as “the Cherry Pit Spitting Capital of the World” in the July 2003 edition of Readers Digest, takes a matter-of-fact—perhaps even phlegmatic—view of the international attention it garners annually as the nearby Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm hosts its International Cherry Pit Spit competition over the Fourth of July holiday. This year marks 35 years of unbroken competition. Tree-Mendus is a family-oriented, agri-tourism destination in Southwest Michigan. The farm features U-Pick fruit, family recreation, and a country store. For more information on this year’s event, visit www.treemendus-fruit.com or call 877-863-3276.   Division Contestant Age Hometown Distance Dignitary Phil McDonald

 

Championship

Distance (Feet, Inches)

Brian Krause, Jacksonville, MI

56' 7 1/2"

Rick "Pellet Gun" Krause, Tuba City, AZ

56' 1"

Kevin Bartz, Edwardsburg, MI

50' 5"

 

 

LCPS (Women’s Competition)

 

Amanda Jennings, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

43' 11"

 

 

Youth 9-12

 

Alexis Teichman, Eau Claire, MI

27' 11"

 

 

Youth 6-8

 

Chole Bartz, Edwardsburg, MI

23'

 

 

Youth 5 and Under

 

Olivia Teichman

15' 7"

 

 

Dignitaries

 

Phil McDonald 27' 6"

 

 

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July 4th,  36th Annual International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship
A "Spittacular Day!"  Qualifying Rounds 10 a.m. to noon. Championship Round 1-3 p.m.  Spit your pit in public with only a minimal loss of dignity while gaining fame.  Cherry U-Pick continues.  Food available.  Farm animal corral, clean picnic& play ground.  Free admission & parking.

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PHONE:  1-269-782-7101  or  1-877-863-3276     FAX:   1-269-461-4187     E-MAIL:  treemendus@qtm.net    
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