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A Wisconsin Man, Who Grew The U.S.'s Largest Pumpkin At 2,520 Lbs., Has Been Disqualified From The Record Books For A Fingernail-Sized Crack

ABC 7 Chicago - A Wisconsin man grew the heaviest pumpkin in the country this fall, weighing in at 2,520 pounds. However, it's not going in any record books, because it was disqualified from the competition.

"This is a giant pumpkin. Weighs in - it weighs in at about 2,520 pounds," said grower, Mike Schmit.

Despite its unmatched weight, this pumpkin won't get the recognition it deserves because it was cracked. Schmit grew this gargantuan gourd about 30 miles west of Fond Du Lac.

"Pumpkins are like ice cream, everyone loves them," said Schmit. "Some people say we're crazy, but you know, we're just people who like to have a little fun out in the dirt."

But unfortunately, from internal pressures and the awkward way it was growing, it cracked.

"This pumpkin would have won this year and so you're looking at a pumpkin that would have been worth $20,000," he said.

That crack disqualified him from all competitions this year.

"The crack was the size of a fingernail. It happens. There's no crying in pumpkin growing," Schmit added.

Schmit grew three pumpkins this year, but each one of his pumpkins had similar fates, but there's no time to sulk.

"I know I can do it again, so we just got to look forward to the future," he said.

Hopefully, next time, he can put his name in the record books. The Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in California pays $9 a pound to the winning gourd grower. That means, in this case, Schmit would have won a pretty penny if not for the fingernail-size crack.

"The crack was the size of a fingernail. It happens. There's no crying in pumpkin growing," Schmit added.

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can play for my damn team any damn day.

What a fuckin attitude.

"I know I can do it again, so we just got to look forward to the future," he said.

Just good old-fashioned, hard-nosed, American pumpkin growing right there. 

There's no crying in this sport and you won't hear any bitching or moaning from Mike whatsoever. 

Guy grows a 2,500 lb pumpkin (lol) and gets disqualified by some high on their horse judge on a power trip who couldn't wait to find a hairline crack in this thing so they could tell him, "sorry sir, you're out". 

Newsflash fucko- you can knock Mike Schmit down, but he's just gonna keep coming back. 

You wanna disqualify him for growing a pumpkin that weighs 2,500 lbs this year? He's just gonna come back next year with a 3,500 pounder and laugh in your face.

I wouldn't put it past Safeway to have made this an inside job. Not one bit. 

$9 per pound sounds flashy as hell and definitely puts asses in the seats. They probably had no idea Mike Schmit would come strutting into town with his 18-inch dick in one hand, with the other on the wheel of his forklift carrying this thing. 

$22,680 is a lot of moolah to pay out for a pumpkin that you can't make pie out of or carve into a giant Jack-o-lantern display. 

Big pumpkin aren't fools.

Props to Mike Schmit for his hard work and sunny disposition. Looking forward big time for the comeback story.