7-7-14 wife carrying contest

MONONA, Wis. (AP) — The eighth annual Wisconsin Wife Carry Championship Race was a big hit again this year, especially for Jon Fenrick of Middleton.  He slung his 103-pound wife over his shoulders and completed the obstacle course Friday in a minute flat. With the victory he takes home $525 — plus his wife’s weight in beer.  The contest is an internationally sanctioned event. It was a big attraction at the Monona Community Festival, where more than a dozen couples competed in front of hundreds of cheering fans.  The course challenges runners to run 850 feet through tires, bales of hay and a water pit.  The Fenricks are now eligible to represent the state at the North American Wife Carrying Championships in October in Maine.