State Watermelon Records

Hi GWG Members,

I have seen many growers over the years searching for their states record.

In many states it is up to the growers to keep up with as there are no official record keepers.

The GWG would like to offer a resource for growers to find their state record.

Marvin Mitchell and I have been compiling a list of state record watermelons with the help of some of our members and committee members including Lloyd Bright.

We have compiled a tentative list for 37 states plus Canada and Italy.

Most of the melons listed were either pulled from GPC records (which are official) or other growers who knew of certified weights predating GPC records.

If you see any errors or have records for states not listed please let us know. We would like to have name, city, state and year if possible. Please feel free to contact Marvin or myself regarding the list. Thanks for your help and support.

Jake Holloway

State Watermelon RecordsSTATEWEIGHTYEAR 
Bill EdwardsMarshall, MI316 lbs2013
Bill RodonisLitchfield, NH118 lbs2012
Brian AkkermanAustin, MN227.5 lbs2010
Brian Crosby Saint Albans, VT165 lbs2015
Chris KentSevierville, TN350.5 lbs2013Current World Record
Clyde BaumgardenerInverness, FL212 lbs
Dana NehringBig Rock, IL 177 lbs2016
David MillerSpringfield, MO249 lbs2005
Dewight BlantonLexington, IN232 lbs2000
Donald CrewsAlberta, Canada179.6 lbs
Donnie & Rusty SistruckConverse, LA252 lbs2006
Evan BartelMorris, Manitoba142.2 lbs2015
Frank FindersLexington, SC239.7 lbs2012
Frank MuddFlaherty, KY305 lbs2016
Fred Ansems Nova Scotia, Canada130 lbs2014
Gabriele BartoliItaly326.7 lbs2012Former World Record
Gary RodineOaks, ND121 lbs2014
Greg RoachEarlysville, VA254 lbs2012
Harry HurleyNew Egypt, NJ208.5 lbs1985
Jake HollowayBowdon, GA238.5 lbs2012
Jerry VaughnWater Valley, MS237.5 lbs2013
John & Merri BarlowGays Mills, WI 214 lbs2015
John HodgesDe Leon, TX246 lbs2014
Jonathan KrullCA190 lbs2014
Kart HaistClarence Center, NY190 lbs2010
Lee ZappaSharpsville, PA208.52013
Lloyd BrightHope, AR268.8 lbs2005Former World Record
Marty SchnickerMt Pleasant, IA209 lbs2014
Nanette HatfieldPawnee City, NE143 lbs2014
Norman Gansert Johnston, RI176 lbs2015
Peter Sweet, Jr.Great Barrington, MA161.5 lbs2012
Ralph and Juana LaubVernal, UT217.5 lbs2016
Robert RisiEnumclaw, WA93 lbs2015
Ron OgrenCanby, OR102.5 lbs2014
Scott RobbPalmer, AK168.6 lbs2005
Spencer GlasgowBessmer, AL272 lbs2016
Sue BlairMiddlefield, CT192.5 lbs2015
Susan BarberMt Orab, OH296.5 lbs2014
Taran MarshParker, SD223.5 lbs2010
Todd DawsonGarner, NC282.2 lbs2011
Todd KlineShawville, QC190 lbs2003Provincial Record QC
Tony ProchaskaSimpson, KS 188 lbs2016
Tyler LeonardWyevale, ON239 lbs2008Canadian Record
Vernon ConradBixby, OK255 lbs1983Former World Record