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Championship Pumpkin Results

2009 Winners of Half Moon Bay
World Championship Pumpkin
Weigh-Off

2009 Top Prize Winner:
Don Young of Iowa
1,658-pound Giant Pumpkin

Don Young takes first place at the Half Moon Bay World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off - His giant pumpkin tipped the scales at an impressive 1,658 pounds



2009 HMB World Championship Pumpkin Winner Breaks Record
Don Young of Des Moines, Iowa (pictured above and below) took Top Prize at this year's annual Half Moon Bay Championship Weigh-Off.

Young's Giant Pumpkin tipped the scales at an impressive 1,658 pounds, setting a Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Weigh-Off record. It was over 100 pounds more than Thad Starr's winning pumpkin last year (1,528 pounds) ... and it broke California's record of 1,535 pounds.

Don Young - 2009 winner of Half Moon Bay's Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off - the giant pumpkin tipped the scales at an impressive 1,658 pounds, beating last year's winning 1,528-pounder

Young attributed his first place win to "good weather, good seeds and good luck!"

Don Young's Giant Pumpkin prior to being weighed in at 2009 Half Moon Bay World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off

Second place went to Leonardo Urena, of Napa, who had a 1,470-pound pumpkin. Pete Glasier, also from Napa, took third place with a 1,174-pound pumpkin. Joel Holland, of Washington, came in fourth place with his 1,121-pound pumpkin.

This year, 13 pumpkins were over 1,000 pounds — two from Half Moon Bay Coastside.

FYI... last Saturday, Christy Harp of Jackson Township, Ohio, took first place in the Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off — her winning pumpkin (the world's heaviest) weighed an impressive 1,725 pounds.

"Most Beautiful Pumpkin" 2009
Eric Carlson (and wife, Betty) of Portola Valley, CA won over the audience with their "Most Beautiful Pumpkin" based on color, shape and size — and beautiful it is!



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Most Beautiful Pumpkin (first one in picture) at 2009 Half Moon Bay World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off

1st Place Winner 2009
Don Young's winning pumpkin (pictured below) weighed in at a jaw-dropping 1,658 pounds!

1st place winning pumpkin - 1,658 pounds - at Half Moon Bay's annual World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off 2009

2009 Winning Pumpkin weighed in at an impressive 1,658 pounds

Don, sharing his good news with his wife, via phone (seen here just after his win).

Don Young of Des Moines, Iowa, calling his wife to tell her about his 1st place win at the 2009 Half Moon Bay World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off


Results of 2009 Half Moon Bay World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off

Winning Pumpkin Growers - 2009 Half Moon Bay World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off

2nd Place Winner 2009
Runner-up Leonardo Urena of Napa, CA had an impressive showing — his Giant Pumpkin weighed in at 1,470 pounds (even more than his second place win last year).

Leonardo Urena of Napa, CA came in second place at the Half Moon Bay World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off


3rd Place Winner 2009
Pete Glasier, also from Napa, took third place with a 1,174-pound pumpkin.

4th Place Winner 2009
Joel Holland of Washington, took fourth place with his 1,121 pound pumpkin.


Most Beautiful Pumpkins at Half Moon Bay World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off 2009 - the winning pumpkin is in the bright orange one up front!

The "Most Beautiful Pumpkin 2009" is the bright orange one up front!


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