Once again, the “Pellet Gun” has reigned supreme at the annual Cherry Pit Spit at the Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm in Eau Clare.


The Associated Press reports that Rick Krause, of Tuba City, Arizona has won a cherry spitting contest for the 16th time. Krause hocked a pit 48 feet, 2 ¼ inches on Saturday. He beat his son Brian Krause by more than a foot at the 43rd annual contest.

Berrien County based photographer Mark Parren captured some of the action.