Man breaks Wyoming record with biggest, heaviest pumpkin

In this Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 photo Andy Corbin poses for a photo with his 1,491 pound pumpkin in Cheyenne. Corbin now once again holds the state record for largest pumpkin. (Michael Cummo/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle via AP)
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming officials have confirmed a record was broken for the largest pumpkin in the state weighing in at more than a thousand pounds.

Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported Thursday that Andy Corbin grew the biggest and heaviest pumpkin in the state in his own backyard weighing in at 1,491 pounds (676 kilograms).

Scientists say baby elephants are born about 200 pounds (91 kilograms) on average for perspective.

He says the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth must confirm the record.

Corbin says the pumpkins he grows at his east Cheyenne home need a handmade tripod to move them.

He says his pumpkins require yearlong maintenance and preparation and can gain dozens of pounds a day during growing season.

Corbin says he hopes to grow three pumpkins weighing more than 4,000 pounds (1,800 kilograms) combined.