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Utah's giant pumpkin record squashed by Brigham City grower

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A state record has been broken by a pumpkin weighing 2,142 lbs. (KUTV)

A Utah state record has been broken by a pumpkin weighing 2,142 lbs.

The pumpkin was weighed at the State Pumpkin Champion Weigh-Off at Hee Haw Farms in Pleasant Grove Saturday.

Ross Bowman of Brigham City grew the winning gourd in his home garden this year. It was harvested on Friday and required the help of a crane to lift it.

"Thanks to everybody that asked me about my pumpkins and encouraged me not to give up," Bowman said.

He first won the Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers weigh-off at Thanksgiving Point in 2018 with a pumpkin weighing 1,170 lbs. Bowman said he's been growing the gourds for 17 years.

The previous state record was made in 2017 by Matt McConkie, whose entry weighed in at 1,974 lbs.


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