Rumour had it that we would never compete with the North Americans, that their wind blew too hot, too hard, but we can.
Just take a look at this news story.
Our local boy, Craig McSharer, if he makes a big effort, if he puts in, can do it.
He's got the body, got the bulk, got the wind, but has he got the ticker.
First step, New Zealand.
Once he has spat the TransTasman Globe Vista Trophy all the way back to West Australia, then we can take on the Americans, the Yanks, the Big Blows.
It's up for grabs.
updated 10:39 p.m. ET July 5, 2009
Pit-spitting championship is all in the family
Husband, wife from Arizona win international titlesEAU CLAIRE, Mich. - A husband and wife are tops at this year's International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship.
Rick "Pellet Gun" Krause, of Tuba City, Ariz., spit for the win Saturday at the contest, held in the state of Michigan. In somewhat windy conditions, he shot a pit 48 feet and half an inch [Blogger: that is about 14.94metres.]
Organizers say his wife, Marlene, took first place in the women's contest, spitting a pit 36 feet, 3 inches.
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