Nate Pearson and Christie Rice of Somerville, Mass., stumble through the water hazard during the North American Wife Carrying contest, Oct. 12, 2002, at the Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Updated: Monday, 12 Oct 2009, 12:26 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 12 Oct 2009, 12:24 PM EDT
NEWRY, Maine (AP) - Sometimes, the man of the family has to carry a lot --
especially during a wife-carrying competition.
At the North American Championship over the weekend in Newry, Maine, 41 teams from 11 states competed on a 278-yard course that included a muddy water hole and two log obstacles. First prize was
the wife's weight in beer, and five times her poundage in cash.
The winners were Dave and Lacey Castro of Lewiston, Maine. They did the course in fewer than 55 seconds. It didn't hurt that Lacey weighs 97 pounds.
The Castro's are now eligible to take part in the World Wife-Carrying Championships next July in Finland.