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.

Share this Posts

Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on email
Email
Loading...

CLICK ON THE LOGO TO LISTEN LIVE