NPR logo

Cherry Festival Crowns New Pit-Spitting Champ

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/156479475/156391040" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Cherry Festival Crowns New Pit-Spitting Champ

Around the Nation

Cherry Festival Crowns New Pit-Spitting Champ

Cherry Festival Crowns New Pit-Spitting Champ

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/156479475/156391040" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Ronn Matt told the Chicago Tribune that his mother used to frown on his habit of spitting cherry pits. But now he's become a champion in Michigan. He won by spitting a pit 69 feet. The world record is 93.5 feet.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Ronn Matt told the Chicago Tribune that his mother used to frown on his habit of spitting cherry pits. But now he's a champion. Over the weekend in Michigan, Matt managed to unseat two spitting dynasties, families who had won for the last 20 years the International Cherry Pit spitting contest. He won by spitting a pit 69 feet. Impressive but far short of the world record of 93 and a half feet. It's MORNING EDITION.

Copyright © 2012 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.