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Man Paddles Massive Pumpkin Across Pond to Break World Record
Salt Lake City, UT - Oct 18, 2014


Ginormous Pumpkin Regatta Sets Sail At Sugar House Park
Salt Lake City, UT - Oct 18, 2014


World Record Potentially Set During Annual Pumpkin Regatta
Salt Lake City, Utah - Oct 18, 2014


Cinderella Moment Unfolds Atop Great Pumpkin
Salt Lake City, UT - Oct 17, 2014


Giant Pumpkin Growing a Growing Obsession
Provo, Utah - Oct 17, 2014


Giant Pumpkins at 4th annual Regatta at Sugar House Park
Salt Lake City, Utah - Oct 17, 2014


Utah Man Sets State Record with 1,731-Pound Pumpkin
Provo, Utah - Oct 10, 2014


Utah Man Breaks State Record with 1,731-Pound Pumpkin During Annual Competition
Greenfield, Indiana - Oct 10, 2014


Utah Man Sets State Record with 1,731-Pound Pumpkin
Salem, Oregon - Oct 9, 2014


Pumpkin Grower Beats Utah State Record for 1,731-Pound Fruit
Salt Lake City, UT - Oct 9, 2014


Utah establishing itself as the Extreme Pumpkin Capital
Lake Tahoe, NV - Oct. 6, 2014


Giant Pumpkins on Parade
Salt Lake City, UT - Oct. 2, 2014

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New Utah State Record
Matt McConkie - 1817 Pounds


1454.5 QuigleyMatt McConkie Breaks The Utah State Record Again - 1731 lbs!

Dispite the heavy rain, the crowd with energized with excitement as the final pumpkin belonging to Matt McConkie, was lifted onto the scale at the 2014 UGPG weigh-off at Thanksgiving Point.

Matt's pumpkin, grown from the 1985 Miller seed smashed his previous state record by 131 pounds and came in 10% heavy to top it off. "Weigh" to go Matt. Congratulations on another successful pumpkin and your 3rd Utah State Record!!

This is competitive pumpkin-growing and its practitioners call it alternately a sport and an addiction.