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