A Minnesota Man is now the record holder for largest pumpkin in North America. Travis Gienger, a horticulture teacher of Anoka won the Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh off that took place in California. His pumpkin weighed an impressive 2,560 lbs and was just 142 pounds shy of the world record. He scored a $23,000 prize from the competition! Well worth the 2,000 mile drive and 180 days to grow it!