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Results & World Records

Below is the results for the Championship Results recorded by the U.S. Watermelon Speed-Eating and Seed-Spitting Championships, Inc. Official results are posted to this website one day after the festival. For a printable version, please see below.




World Records

Below is the current listing of the World Records for the U.S. Watermelon Speed-Eating and Seed-Spitting Championships, Inc.

U.S. Watermelon Seed-Spitting Record Holders
CATEGORY NAME CITY ST FEET IN YEAR
Seniors (55+) Tom Iverson Madison WI 39' 3" 2002

Men Clark Hodgson Pardeeville WI 61' 3" 1988

Women Jessica Laufenberg Berlin WI 39' 2" 2009

Junior Men Jon Williams Pardeeville WI 39' 2" 1993

Junior Women Erin Bortz Pardeeville WI 33' 9" 1987

Boy & Girls 12-16 Josh Swartz Taylor WI 32' 5" 2009

Boy & Girls 6-11 Joseph Hodgson Pardeeville WI 23' 7" 2009

Boy & Girls 0-5 Robert Schaman Columbus WI 8' 3" 2009

Mixed Double Kent Berney
Michelle Panucci
Madison
Madison

WI
WI
72' 6" 1986
Senior Mixed Double Fran Uropkin
Steve Thompson
Pardeeville
Pardeeville

WI
WI
40' 10" 2002
Parent-Child Craig Jones
Sam Jones
Pardeeville
Pardeeville

WI
WI
61' 4" 1998
Four-Person Clark Hodgson
Dan Osborn
Jeff Warnke
Steve Swanson
Pardeeville
Pardeeville
Pardeeville
Pardeeville

WI
WI
WI
WI
127' 8" 1985


U.S. Watermelon Speed-Eating Record Holders
CATEGORY NAME CITY ST TIME   YEAR
Boys & Girls 0-5 Ashley Rizer Pardeeville WI 14:23   1994

Boys & Girls 6-11 Robert Erickson Pardeeville WI 6:31   1994

Boys & Girls 12-16 Guy Berst Portage WI 4:00   1985

Men Jim Wisniewski Madison WI 2:98   1995

Women Shandra Kratz Kingston WI 3:57   2010


2012 Championship Winners

Congratulations to all the winners of this year's championship events.

2012 Speed-Eating
Jessica Laufenberg Women's 5.34s
Aaron Kratz Men's 7.00s
Miranda Wedig Youth 12-16 19.32s
Brontay Brazzle Youth 6-11 45.05s
Jasmine Kratz Youth 0-5 52.75s

2012 Watermelon Carving
? Youth  
? Adult  
2012 Seed-Spitting
Ron Alsum Seniors (55+) 18'-9"
Jessica Laufenberg Women's 36'-3"
Jim Taylor Men's 28'-1"
Samantha Conant Youth 12-16 16'-3"
Tre Brazzle Youth 6-11 18'-3"
Nahdia Herbert Youth 0-5 7'-6"
Tim & Winston Swartz Adult - Child 51'-9"
Sam & Jake Koepke Mixed Doubles 38'-11"
Swartz Family
Tim, Rebecca, Joshua & Winston
Four Person 86'-5"

If I've mispelled your name or incorrectly listed the information, please email (mark at markdtaylor.com) or call (608-697-6744) me and I'll fix it immediately. Thank you - Mark D Taylor, Festival Promotions


2011 Championship Winners

Congratulations to all the winners of this year's championship events. This year we saw Shandra Kratz retain her top spot on speed-eating, even with a bun in the oven; Chad Kratz beat his record last year (6.82s) in speed-eating with 4.10s; Lucas Koch also kept his speed-eating seat from last year (38.38s) with 7.92s; Kent Berney was still top seed-spit in the Senior's spit with 29'-3" - almost a full 8" further than his spit last year (21'-7"); and the Swartz Family from Taylor, WI, went home with the only division they haven't won - FOUR PERSON SEED-SPIT!

2011 Speed-Eating
Shandra Kratz Women's 4.20s
Chad Kratz Men's 4.10s
Lucas Koch Youth 12-16 7.92s
Tre Brazzale Youth 6-11 21.23s
Vincent Kosharek Youth 0-5 36.09s


2011 Watermelon Carving
Sarah Bubolz Youth  
Leya Moore Adult  
2011 Seed-Spitting
Kent Berney Senior's 29'-3"
Courtney Kaz Women's 37'-5"
Jay Iverson Men's 41'-0"
Joseph Hodgson Youth 12-16 30'-4"
Tre Brazzle Youth 6-11 25'-10"
Ari Bouchard Youth 0-5 9'-1"
Tim & Winston Swartz Parent - Child 61'-3"
Aaron Kratz &
Jessica Laufenberg
Mixed Doubles 61'-9"
Swartz Family
Tim, Rebecca, Joshua & Winston
Four Person 100'-8"

If I've mispelled your name or incorrectly listed the information, please email (mark at markdtaylor.com) or call (608-697-6744) me and I'll fix it immediately. Thank you - Mark D Taylor, Festival Promotions


2010 Championship Winners

Below are the official results of the 43rd Annual Pardeeville Watermelon Festival championship events held by the U.S. Watermelon Speed-Eating & Seed-Spitting Championships, Inc.

2010 Speed-Eating
Shandra Kratz Women's 3.57s*
Chad Kratz Men's 6.82s
Lucas Koch Youth 12-16 38.38s
Tre Brazzale Youth 6-11 15.97s
Calvin Selk Youth 0-5 38.24s


2010 Watermelon Carving
Lexy Agnew Youth  
James Walton Adult  


2010 Largest Watermelon
Daniel Hodgson   58lb
2010 Seed-Spitting
Kent Berney Senior's 21'-7"
Arnie Aberle Women's 20'-1"
Tim Swartz Men's 29'-10"
Joshua Swartz Youth 12-16 22'-11"
Sarah Bubolz Youth 6-11 16'-4"
David Sosinske Youth 0-5 7'-11"
Clark & Andrew Hodgson Parent - Child 35'-11"
Chris Kazanecki,
Katie Kazanecki,
Amy Walton,
Mike Walton
Four Person 96'-9"

* denotes world record breaking time



2009 Championship Winner

Below are the official results of the 42nd Annual Pardeeville Watermelon Festival championship events held by the U.S. Watermelon Speed-Eating & Seed-Spitting Championships, Inc.

2009 Speed-Eating
Pam Kratz Women's 4.45s
Aaron Kratz Men's 5.58s
Joseph Wedig Youth 12-16 11.80s
Riley Balzer Youth 6-11 36.87s
Alexis Agnew Youth 0-5 63.77s


2009 Watermelon Carving
Alexis Agnew,
Taylor Hawley
Youth  
Katie Kazanecki Adult  


2009 Largest Watermelon
Phil Hodgson   56-1/2lb
2009 Seed-Spitting
Dennis Koch Senior's 29'-9"
Jessica Laufenberg Women's 39'-2"
Aaron Staveness Men's 34'-3"
Joshua Swartz Youth 12-16 32'-5"
Joseph Hodgson Youth 6-11 23'-7"
Robert Schaman Youth 0-5 8'-3"
James Walton &
Sara Nicosin
Mixed Doubles 70'-5"
Clark & Joseph Hodgson Parent - Child 51'-1"
Ben Bender,
Devon Bubolz,
Ryan Bubolz,
Amy Sobeck
Four Person 115'-3"



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The Pardeeville Watermelon Festival is an annual fall festival held the first Saturday after Labor Day in September, hosted in beautiful Chandler Park. It is held in Pardeeville, WI, USA, home of the U.S. Watermelon Speed-Eating and Seed-Spitting Championships, Inc. This year's event will mark the 47th anniversary. For more information, please use the links above. This website will be changing more and more as we get closer to our event, so check back soon. For more immediate information, please email info@pardeevillewatermelonfestival.com.





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