NEWRY — 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.

A Maine husband and wife are the winners of the North American Wife Carrying Championship held Saturday in Newry.

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

The Storeys completed the 278-yard course in 59.18 seconds. Their prizes were her weight in beer and five times her weight in cash. The couple qualified to participate in the world championship next year in Finland, where the event got its modern start.

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or login first for digital access. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.