Citrus Heights Man Wins Giant Pumpkin Contest

Giant Pumpkin Contest
Giant Pumpkin Contest
Ron Root (L) of Citrus Heights, California as his pumpkin is weighed during the 37th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off on October 11, 2010 in Half Moon Bay, California. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Giant Pumpkin Contest
Giant Pumpkin Contest
Trucks loaded with giant pumpkins line up before the start of the 37th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off on October 11, 2010 in Half Moon Bay, California. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Giant Pumpkin Contest
Giant Pumpkin Contest
Ron Root of Citrus Heights, California celebrates after winning the 37th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off with his 1,535 pound pumpkin on October 11, 2010 in Half Moon Bay, California. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Giant Pumpkin Contest
Giant Pumpkin Contest
Trucks loaded with giant pumpkins line up before the start of the 37th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off on October 11, 2010 in Half Moon Bay, California. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Giant Pumpkin Contest
Giant Pumpkin Contest
A giant pumpkin sits in the back of a pickup truck before the start of the 37th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off on October 11, 2010 in Half Moon Bay, California. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Giant Pumpkin Contest
Giant Pumpkin Contest
A giant pumpkin sits in the back of a pickup truck before the start of the 37th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off on October 11, 2010 in Half Moon Bay, California. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Giant Pumpkin Contest
Giant Pumpkin Contest
Workers use a forklift to move a giant pumpkin during the 37th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off on October 11, 2010 in Half Moon Bay, California. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Giant Pumpkin Contest
Giant Pumpkin Contest
Ron Root of Citrus Heights, California celebrates after winning the 37th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off with his 1,535 pound pumpkin on October 11, 2010 in Half Moon Bay, California. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Giant Pumpkin Contest
Giant Pumpkin Contest
Trucks loaded with giant pumpkins line up before the start of the 37th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off on October 11, 2010 in Half Moon Bay, California. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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