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Big upset for cherry-pit spitting title

Updated: July 7, 2012, 5:37 PM ET
Associated Press

EAU CLAIRE, Mich. -- Ronn Matt's wife encouraged him to enter the annual International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship in southwestern Michigan on Saturday.

It's a good thing she did.

The 46-year-old Chicagoan pulled off a big upset, winning the contest in his initial try and becoming the first champion not named Krause or Lessard in 20 years.

Matt spit a pit 69 feet at Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm near Eau Claire, just north of the Indiana border.

Owner Herb Teichman ...

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