2013 GWG Prize Winners

Here is a list of the top 20 prize winning traditional melons and Top 5 grafted melons, ranked by weight. ¬†You’ll also find a list of other cash prizes awarded in 2013:

Top 5 Grafted Melons     
RANKWEIGHTGROWERLOCATIONPARENTSPAYOUT
1350.5Chris KentSevierville, Tennessee291 Kent x 274 Kent (world record)$325
2306.4Gabriele BartoliReggio Emilia, Italy326 Bartoli x 326 Bartoli $200
3229HC WilliamsBailey, North Carolina274 Kent x Open $125
4200Frank MuddFlaherty, Kentucky245 Bartoli x Self$50
5189.5Jake HollowayBowdon, Georgia291 Kent x Open$25
Top 20 Traditional Melons     
RANKWEIGHTGROWERLOCATIONPARENTSPAYOUT
1316Bill EdwardsMarshall, Michigan239 Leonard x 199.5 Mudd (state record)
$1100
2297.1Chris KentSevierville, Tennessee260 Clementz x 274 Kent$700
3290Frank MuddVine Grove, Kentucky199.5 Mudd x Self (state record)$500
4241.3Todd DawsonGarner, North Carolina255 Mitchell x Open $400
5239Tim BrusselSt. Johns, Michigan 260.5 Clementz x Open$300
6232.5Susan BarberMt. Orab, OhioBright genetics x 199.5 Mudd$250
7230.5John BrammerNew Hope, Kentucky260.5 Clementz x 165 Cantrell$200
8223.5Bill BrinkleyRussellville, Kentucky199.5 Mudd x Open $175
9210HC WilliamsBailey, North Carolina274 Kent x Open$150
10203Lloyd BrightHope, Arkansas205 Jones x Open$125
11196.3Barbara BrightBossier City, Louisiana216 Bright x Open$100
12195Bryan MaileyOntario, Canada274 Kent x 255 Mitchell $95
13188David CantrellCorryton, Tennessee199 Cantrell x 157 Bright $90
14184Glen & Margaret MartinCombined Locks, Wisconsin168.5 Jacobus x 199.5 Mudd$85
15180Bill FossBuffalo, Minnesota272 Edwards x Open (new member)$80
16178Clifton KnightDecatur, Alabama291 Kent x 228 Knight$75
17159Ann KnightDecatur, Alabama193 Knight x Open$70
18153.5Josh SchererPiqua, Ohio 238.5 Holloway x Self $65
19152.5Tony VanderpoolFrankfort, Ohio230 Kent x 291 Kent (new member)$60
20145Jake HollowayBowdon, Georgia$55
     
GROWERLOCATIONAWARDAMOUNTDONOR
Chris KentTennesseeWorld Record Fund$300D. Blanton and H. Pleasant
Stevann FraleyKentuckyMystery Melon $50G. Kopsell and C. Peden
Bob WellsMichigan1st year member award$25G. Kopsell and C. Peden
Matthew WilliamsMichigan1st year member award$50C. Peden
Michael ColeVermont1st year member award$25C. Peden