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Kicker - Prize-winning pumpkin

WORLD Radio - Kicker - Prize-winning pumpkin

Ohio gourd breaks the state record for heavyweight champion

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PAUL BUTLER, HOST: Perhaps you and your family are planning on carving a nice big pumpkin this October. But of course, big is a relative term.

This season an Ohio farmer grew a pumpkin as big as a Pacific Walrus! Jeff Theil’s gourd took top honors at the 57th annual Barnesville Pumpkin Festival.

It tipped the scale at nearly 2,200 pounds. That’s more than 100 pounds heavier than the second place finisher.

Theil’s gargantuan pumpkin also claimed the state record outweighing the previous record holder by about 50 lbs.

Now that’s what I call a big pumpkin. Or better yet…

CLIP: It’s the great pumpkin!

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