Last Saturday in Newry, Maine, hosted the 17th annual North American championship on dragging of wives (The North American Wife Carrying Championship). The participants transferred their companions through log barriers, sand traps and water obstacles. The competition was won by the locals, received a cash prize, 11 cases of beer and the opportunity to take part in the world championship, held in Finland.

This year competitions in North America was won by Elliott and Gian story from the city of Westbrook in Maine, reports the AP. The couple walked another 43 pairs participated in the championship. As a reward couple story got 665 dollars and 11 cases of beer Goose Island Oktoberfest. In addition, now the pair will be able to get to the world Cup wearing wives, who also held annually in the summer in Finland.

Elliot’s story with his wife on his shoulders overcame a distance of 254 metres (278 yards) for 59,18 seconds. Beer prize, which the couple received for winning the championship, corresponds to the weight of the wife of the party, and cash is greater than the weight five times. Thus, the winner of the competition was about 133 pounds (60 kg).

These two couples made it through the mud pit clean… there were some who did not ???? #wifecarrying2016 #sundayriver #maine

In the United States was the North American championship on dragging of wives (VIDEO) 10.10.2016

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