Reputed pro 'handathoner' barred from Toadsuck truck contest | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Reputed pro 'handathoner' barred from Toadsuck truck contest

Posted By on Thu, May 3, 2012 at 10:52 AM

THE PRIZE: Stuck on a Truck winner will claim this pickup this year.
  • THE PRIZE: Stuck on a Truck winner will claim this pickup this year.
The Toad Suck Daze Festival in Conway has banned a man, Brian Root, from participating in its annual stuck-on-a-truck because he's reputedly a professional "handathoner." He's believed to go around the country competing in contests in which the winner is the last person to take his hand off the prize — a new pickup in the case of the Toad Suck festival.

Says the Log Cabin Democrat:

David Druey, who is running the 2012 Stuck on a Truck contest, said Root was disqualified because his history of being a professional contestant and questions surrounding his residence "were not in the spirit of the contest."

Root's Facebook page says he resides in Miami, Florida, but his residence application in this contest says Hot Springs. Contest officials confirmed each contestant must be an Arkansas resident. Root is also known as a professional "handathoner." A Web site, www.brianroot.com, was active on Wednesday but as of Thursday had been taken down. On his site, Root had been pictured with Rosie O'Donnell after appearing on her television show as a professional handathoner.

Who knew?

You might remember Gerard Matthews did a feature on the Toad Suck contest back in 2009.

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