An Oregon man is a one-man pumpkin growing dynasty.
Steve Daletas of Pleasant Hill, Oregon became a four-time winner of the World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off Monday in Half Moon Bay, California.
The annual event attracts the biggest pumpkins from up and down the West Coast.
After a forklift gingerly placed his giant gourd into place, the scale indicated the winning weight of 2,170 pounds.
The Oregon farmer credits his continuing success at the competition with warming weather in the Pacific Northwest. He earned $15,000 for the win at $7 per pound.