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
The Telephone Guys 303 feet
The Fruitcake of Mass Destruction beyond measurement over 1400 feet!
Eli Bruner
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