View Full Version : what does it mean to carry someone "over-the-transom" style?

July 2nd, 2006, 03:08 AM

In the wife-carrying competition, men physically transport their spouses over a grueling 831-foot obstacle course that includes log hurdles, hairpin curves, changing terrain, and a four-foot-deep pool of cold water. Husbands can haul their brides any way they wish--piggyback, fireman's carry, over-the-transom style--but they are severely penalized if they drop their wives at any point..

Is it similar to this image in the article (http://opinionjournal.com/la/062806wife.jpg)?

July 2nd, 2006, 03:15 AM
upon further thinking about it, I think the picture you show makes the most sense for the term