Watch: The highlights from Red Bull Flugtag in St. Paul

Tens of thousands lined the Mississippi River
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Things got very silly in St. Paul Saturday afternoon as intrepid creators launched their flying crafts into the Mississippi River.

Tens of thousands of spectators lined the river to watch as teams pushed their creations from a platform overhanging the river to see how far their amateur creations could glide.

Fittingly, the winning entry was a Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture inspired craft, which managed to fly for 54 feet before landing gracefully in the river.

That was enough for its creative team, known as Spooner's Revenge, to take home the prize after they were selected by a panel of celebrity judges that included Vikings' tight end David Morgan.

Here are some of the highlights from the event.

There were 38 teams in total who entered, including 23 from the Twin Cities, and 31 in total from Minnesota, with others from cities like Grand Forks, Sioux Falls and Lexington, Ky.

The 54-foot-long flight by Spooner's Revenge wasn't quite as long as the 207 feet that was set the last time Flugtag was in St. Paul in 2010, which at the time was a Flugtag record.

"We’ve waited nine years to do this again after first competing in 2010," said Carl Romstad, who piloted Spooner’s Revenge.

"We never had a doubt that they were saving the best for last. Winning was the cherry on top of a great day here in St. Paul."

Here's the top three:

1st: Spooner’s Revenge Minneapolis, Minn.

2nd: Ferris Bueller's Take Off St. Paul, Minn.

3rd: Flying POS Schaumburg, Ill.

The winning entry from Spooner's Revenge.

The winning entry from Spooner's Revenge.

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