Fruitcake Frenzy

Nope, Broncos backup quarterback Kyle Orton wasn’t demoted to participating in last Saturday’s 16th annual Great Fruitcake Toss, the kick-off for the 2011 special events season in Manitou Springs and the Ute Pass region. But nevertheless, competition was intense from many participants who wanted to heave fruitcakes the old-fashioned way, or even use specially-manufactured fruitcake cannons, with a little symbolic help from fans of the former vice-president. The event, which had competitions for a variety of ages and sanity levels, attracted more than 2,000 people to the Manitou Springs High School track.

The Great Fruit Toss was a huge success. Here are the winners!
TOSS 1 lb
Men’s Joe Jean Jaquet 371 feet
Women’s Kyla Lambert 197 feet
Over 60 years old
Men’s Paul Kleckner 256 feet
Women’s Chris Matthews 59 feet
LAUNCH 2 lb
The Telephone Guys 303 feet
PNEUMATIC
The Fruitcake of Mass Destruction beyond measurement over 1400 feet!
ACCURACY
Eli Bruner
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