While the world's most talented athletes compete for gold in London, some Maryville teens brought their own Olympic games much closer.
Saturday marked the sixth annual "Hillbilly Olimpix," out on Lannis Little's farm in Maryville.
Little is a member of Dotson Memorial Baptist Church, which sponsors the event.
About eight five kids from a variety of local youth groups came out for fellowship and fun Saturday.
"We get to get dirty, I mean it's the only time I ever get to get covered in mud," says participant (and grape-spitting champion) Bob Bishop. "I've got to capitalize on that."
The kids spent the afternoon competing in events like the tire throw, watermelon toss, Mountain Dew chug-a-lug, and the most popular event-- the mud pit dive.
But the day is really about bonding Christian kids with each other, and the Lord.
"At the beginning we have about a fifteen minute 'plan to salvation' and they get to hear it," says Little.
Little spends days preparing for the event, and just as much time cleaning up the incredible mess left behind by the mud pit and the event turning pyramids of kids in to human ice-cream sundaes.
"If they can just hear the plan to salvation,it's every bit worth it," says Little.