New Wyoming State Record Set at 2019 Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off & Fall Jamboree

Andy Corbin with 1,491 lb. winner

Our 11th Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off is now in the books!  Dozens of pumpkin growers and our largest festival crowd to date gathered here last Saturday to create a truly unforgettable event.  This year’s competition featured 17 entries in multiple categories from some of the top growers in the region as well as 9 kids division entries.  The day’s top prize went to Andy Corbin from Cheyenne, WY, marking his first time as Fort Collins Nursery’s Weigh-Off champion.  Andy’s 1,491 lb. behemoth is a new Wyoming State Record!  Here is a list of all of this year’s winners.

Heaviest Pumpkin

  • 1stPlace- Andy Corbin  (1491 lbs)
  • 2ndPlace- Marc Sawtelle (1202 lbs)
  • 3rdPlace- Mick Hodges (1089 lbs)
  • 3rd Place- Joe Scherber (1089 lbs)
  • 5th Place – Jim Grande (1040 lbs)
  • 6thPlace- Jay Richard (978 lbs)
  • 7th Place – Dustin Grubbs (808 lbs)
  • 8th Place – Teresa Rodriguez (756 lbs)
  • 9th Place –  Mike Walsh (420 lbs)
  • 10th Place – Gary Shenfish (316 lbs)
  • 11th Place – Chad New (256 lbs)

Heaviest Squash

  • 1st Place- Dustin Grubbs (497 lbs)
  • 2nd Place- Sue Johnson (479 lbs)
  • 3rd Place- Douglas Minix (270 lbs)

 Howard Dill (Prettiest Pumpkin)

  • 1st Place- Dustin Grubbs

 Bushel Gourd

  • 1st Place – Joe Notario (145 lbs)
  • 2nd Place – Teresa Rodriguez (104 lbs)

Round Gourd

  • 1st Place – Teresa Rodriguez (142 lbs)

Kids Division Heaviest Pumpkin

  • 1st Place – Quinn Day (291 lbs)
  • 2nd Place – Ophelia Jane Day (194 lbs)
  • 3rd Place – Walden Johnsen-Leck (191 lbs)
  • 4th Place – Isabelle “Biz” McHughs (177 lbs)
  • 5th Place – Owen Dietzler (160 lbs)
  • 6th Place – Olivia the Great Thayer (95 lbs)
  • 7th Place – Arlo Andersen (41 lbs)

Kids Division Heaviest Squash

  • 1st Place – Quinn Day (96 lbs)

Kids Division Heaviest Watermelon

  • 1st Place – Olivia the Great Thayer (17 lbs)

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Originally published on October 14th, 2019.