Maine couple wins beer, cash in wife-carrying competition

Carrying your wife over the threshold means good luck in your new marriage.

Carrying your wife over the threshold of an obstacle course featuring log hurdles, sand traps and water hazards means beer and cash prizes.

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A husband and wife from Maine are this year's winners of the North American Wife Carrying Championship held Saturday in Newry, Maine and will compete in the world championship in Finland next year.

Elliot and Giana Storey, of Westbrook, will bring home 11 cases of Goose Island Octoberfest beer and $665. They bested 43 other couples to win the 17th annual competition.