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Michigan family spits pits together - competitively

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Some families eat together, play together or pray together.

The Krauses spit together.Brian Krause, 20, beat his father's record to take the championship Saturday at the 25th Annual International Cherry Pit Spit in Eau Claire, Mich. He spit 72-foot, 11-inches.

Rick Krause, 44, of Saunders, Ariz., had held the North American spit record of 72 feet, 7 1/2 inches since 1988 and was 10-time champion of the event. Krause's wife, Marlene, - whom he married in 1996 on the pit-spit court - has won the women's contest twice.

The elder Krause placed second in the Independence Day contest, with a distance of 69 feet, 3 inches.