Lyle Bengtson of rural Spicer hoists one of Chad Revier's giant pumpkins from a garden Friday and puts it on a trailer. Revier, who is from New London, was vying for the "Grower of the Year" award at a pumpkin weighing contest in Stillwater. Revier entered three pumpkins in the contest. Their combined weight came up 65 pounds short of a world record. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange
NL pumpkin grower misses world record
NEW LONDON -- A giant pumpkin grown in Iowa beat out a New London man's attempt for a world record.
The difference was 65 pounds.
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