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Championship Pumpkin Results
Winners of Half Moon Bay
2009 Top Prize Winner:
Don Young of Iowa
1,658-pound Giant Pumpkin
2009 HMB World Championship Pumpkin Winner Breaks
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.
to "good weather, good seeds and good luck!"
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
"Most Beautiful Pumpkin" 2009
Eric Carlson (and wife, Betty) of Portola Valley, CA won
Beautiful Pumpkin" based on color,
size — and beautiful it is!
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1st Place Winner 2009
Don Young's winning pumpkin (pictured below) weighed in
at a jaw-dropping 1,658 pounds!
Don, sharing his good news with his
wife, via phone (seen here just after his win).
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).
3rd Place Winner 2009
Pete Glasier, also from Napa, took third place with a 1,174-pound
4th Place Winner 2009
Joel Holland of Washington, took fourth place
with his 1,121 pound pumpkin.
The "Most Beautiful Pumpkin 2009" is the bright orange one up
Championship Pumpkin Weigh-off
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