On Saturday, July 16th, the second annual stein hoisting contest was held at German Days in downtown Bismarck and a new champion was crowned.

With a time of 4:31, Pete, who was visiting Bismarck from Pennsylvania, was the 2016 stein hoisting champion, outlasting 14 other competitors to take the crown.

For his efforts, Pete was awarded a glass boot and the title of German Days Stein Hoisting Champion.

When asked if he would return to Bismarck to defend his crown in 2017, Pete said, 'Just let me know when I need to be here.

Check out our pictures from the stein hoisting contest below and start training now for next year's competition.