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Napa Man Wins Weigh-Off With 2,175-Pound Pumpkin

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    Napa Man Wins Weigh-Off With 2,175-Pound Pumpkin
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    Leonardo Urena of Napa, Calif., reacts after learning his pumpkin weighed in at 2,175 lbs., a new California weight record on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Half Moon Bay, Calif.

    A Northern California pumpkin hobbyist has won first place at the 46th annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh Off, setting a record for the largest in California.

    Leonardo Urena of Napa won $15,000 Monday when his pumpkin logged 2,175 pounds.

    Weigh-off spokesman Timothy Beeman says Urena’s pumpkin is the second largest in the contest’s history. A pumpkin from Washington state weighed nearly 2,400 pounds and won in Half Moon Bay in 2017.

    The 51-year-old says he took up the hobby in 2000 and says he enjoys the pumpkin growing community. He also won the Half Moon Bay contest in 2011.

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    (Published Monday, Oct. 14, 2019)

    Urena says he always tells his pumpkins he’s proud of them and he encourages them to keep growing.

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