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2021 Pumpkin Weigh-Off Results

Our 13th Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off is now in the books!  

Chad New with 1,676 lb. Winner

Pumpkin growers from all over Colorado and Southern Wyoming put on one heck of a show for us. This year’s competition featured 20 pumpkin entries (the most at any Fort Collins Nursery Weigh-Off) from some of the top growers in the region as well as 8 kids division entries. The day’s top prize went to Chad new for his 1,676 lb. monster, which was a Fort Collins Nursery record and just 9 lbs. shy of the Colorado state record! 2nd place finisher Harold Stinchcomb’s 1,544 lb. giant was not enough to claim today’s top prize but it was enough to claim a new Wyoming state record! We were also thrilled to witness Chad New and Jim Grande secure their coveted GPC jackets for growing over 4,000 lbs. of pumpkins each between their 2021 competition entries!

Here is a list of this year’s winners.

Heaviest Pumpkin

  • 1st Place-  Chad New (1,676 lbs)
  • 2nd Place-  Harold Stinchcomb (1,544 lbs)
  • 3rd Place- Jim Grande (1,491 lbs)
  • 4th Place- Andy & Amy Corbin (1,396 lbs)
  • 5th Place- Joe & Michelle Scherber (990 lbs)
  • 6th Place- Leif Ritter & Jo’el Robinson Lambe (893 lbs)
  • 7th Place – Teresa Rodriguez (870 lbs)
  • 8th Place – Andrew Pilger (513 lbs)
  • 9th Place –  Robbin Flockhart (405 lbs)
  • 10th Place – Thaddaeus Christensen (359 lbs)
  • 11th Place – Mike Phelps (256 lbs)
  • – Haddie Phelps (256 lbs)
  • 13th Place – Mark Smith (248 lbs)
  • 14th Place – Brad Bledsoe (195 lbs)
  • 15th Place – Gary Shenfish (180 lbs)
  • 16th Place – Julia & Brian Koval (95 lbs)
  • 17th Place – Renee & Mark Spickard (85 lbs)
  • 18th Place – Renee & Mark Spickard (82 lbs)
  • 19th Place – Nicole Chaves (58 lbs)
  • 20th Place – Mario Chaves (52 lbs)

Heaviest Watermelon

  • 1st Place- Calvin Wohlert (134 lbs)

 Howard Dill (Prettiest Pumpkin)

  • 1st Place- Robbin Flockhart

Heaviest Tomato

  • 1st Place – Leif Ritter (.44 lbs)

Kids Division Heaviest Pumpkin

  • 1st Place – Austen Smith, August Busch, Willa Kate Smith (157 lbs)
  • 2nd Place – Zach Thayer & Carolyn Speshock (156 lbs)
  • 3rd Place – Brixton Bird (154 lbs)
  • 4th Place – Sampson Schroeder (98 lbs)
  • 5th Place – Olivia Thayer & Carolyn Speshock (75 lbs)
  • 6th Place – Charlotte Schroeder (72 lbs)
  • 7th Place – Wally Matz (50 lbs)
  • 8th Place – Wally Matz (27 lbs)

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Originally published on October 12th, 2021.