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Rhode Island father breaks son's giant pumpkin record

Wisconsin State Farmer

WARREN, R.I. (AP)

In this Oct. 8, 2016 photo provided by Ron Wallace, Richard and Catherine Wallace stand with a 2,261.5-pound pumpkin that Richard grew to set the North American giant pumpkin record at the Frerichs Farm Pumpkin Weigh Off in Warren, R.I. WJAR-TV reported Richard Wallace's pumpkin beat the record set by his son, Ron, at the same event last year.

A Rhode Island man grew a massive pumpkin weighing more than 2,250 pounds that took first prize at the Frerichs Farm Pumpkin Weigh Off in Warren this past weekend.

WJAR-TV reports Richard Wallace's 2,261.5-pound gourd beat the North American giant pumpkin record set by his son, Ron, at the same event last year.

Ron Wallace was the first person in the world to break the 2,000-pound, or 1-ton, barrier when he grew a 2,009-pound pumpkin in 2012.

The younger Wallace's previously record-setting pumpkin weighed in at 2,230 pounds in 2015.