[VIDEO] Pumpkins were flying at Hunter Farms in Union Saturday during the 2019 Union Pumpkin Catapult Contest presented by the North Mason Chamber of Commerce. Teams of engineering students competed for their share of prizes from Hunter Farms, Builder’s First Source, Scott McLendon’s Hardware, Manke Lumber Company, BRAVO! Bodywork & Therapeutic Massage, and Cameo Boutique to name a few. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC was in Union and broadcast the competition live.
First-year team from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints called “Band of Brothers” won the distance competition tossing a pumpkin 393 feet. Rainier High School took second with a toss of 333 feet.
West Sound Tech won the accuracy competition – where teams launch pumpkins at a boat in the field – as the only team to hit the boat on their second attempt.
Band of Brothers took second in accuracy coming closest to the boat on their fifth and final attempt.
West Sound Tech won for their design and also earn the People’s Choice “Best Team Spirit” Award.