A couple out of Newark were crowned champions at the North American Wife Carrying Championship in Maine.
Team Lovebirds, Olivia and Jerome Roehm completed a muddy obstacle course in less than a minute to win the 20th annual event.
They competed against 44 other couple for the title.
Team Lovebirds took home six cases of beer in addition to five times Olivia’s weight in cash, totaling $555. They are now eligible to participate in the world championship next year in Finland.
Unexpectedly, @TheJeromeRoehm and I became the North American Wife Carrying Champions for 2019 this weekend! Such a fun event, fantastic competitors, met so many great people, and we will be back next year to defend our title!! ???? pic.twitter.com/J86OVG6gKu— Olivia Roehm (@oliviaeroehm) October 13, 2019