Husbands and wives compete for beer, money and trip to Finland at North American Wife Carrying Championship
SHOWS: NEWRY, MAINE, UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 7, 2017) (SUNDAY RIVER - ACCESS ALL) NORTH AMERICAN WIFE CARRYING CHAMPIONSHIPS AT SUNDAY RIVER RESORT 1. HUSBANDS PICKING UP WIVES AT START OF COURSE 2. VARIOUS OF HUSBANDS CARRYING WIVES OVER OBSTACLE 3. HUSBAND TRYING TO CARRY WIFE THROUGH MUDDY WATER PIT BUT FALLS - WIFE THEN PICKS HUSBAND UP AND STARTS CARRYING HIM THROUGH WATER PIT 4. VARIOUS HUSBANDS TRYING TO CARRY WIVES THROUGH WATER PIT AND FAILING 5. WINNING COUPLE JAKE AND KIRSTEN BARNEY (WEARING RED #17 JERSEY) LEAVING WATER PIT 6. HUSBAND HAVING TROUBLE CARRYING WIFE THROUGH WATER PIT 7. JAKE AND KIRSTEN BARNEY CROSSING FINISH LINE TO WIN EVENT 8. BEER PRIZE BEING STACKED WHILE FANS WATCH 9. BARNEYS CHEERING 10. BARNEYS ON PODIUM WITH CHECK FOR $630 11. (SOUNDBITE) (English) WINNING HUSBAND JAKE BARNEY SAYING: "Well we got second last year so we wanted to shoot for first this year." 12. WIDE SUNDAY RIVER RESORT STORY: Dozens of married couples participated in the 18th annual North American Wife Carrying Championship in Maine on Saturday (October 7). Spectators cheered as contestants hauled their significant others over obstacles and through a water pit. Jake and Kirsten Barney, from the state of Virginia, completed the regulation Wife Carrying course in 58.26 seconds to claim the top prize of 12 cases of beer and a check for five times Kirsten's weight, in pounds, which equaled $630. The victory also earned the couple a trip to Finland for the World Wife Carrying Championship.