NEWRY, ME—A New Hampshire team that narrowly lost a year ago returned to Sunday River Ski Resort to win the ninth annual North American Wife-Carrying Championship.

New Hampshire pair wins wife-carrying contest

Ri Fahnestock and Sarah Silverberg, friends from Dover, N.H., claimed victory Saturday and were awarded Silverberg’s weight in beer: five cases.

They also won $610 — five times Silverberg’s weight — and qualified for the World Wife-Carrying Championship in Finland.

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