Championship Events

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 shortly after the festival. If you see a name misspelled or a record mislabeled, please email us at records@pardeevillewatermelonfestival.com or call us at (608) 535-9139 and let us know.

For other years, please see the drop down under the heading above.


Official World Records

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

Official 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 (R) Jon Williams Pardeeville WI 39′ 2″ 1993
Junior Women (R) Erin Bortz Pardeeville WI 33′ 9″ 1987
Boy & Girls 0-5 Ari Bouchard Columbus WI 9′ 11″ 2009
Boy & Girls 6-11 Joseph Hodgson Pardeeville WI 23′ 7″ 2009
Boy & Girls 12-16 Josh Swartz Taylor WI 32′ 5″ 2009
Mixed Double (R) Kent Berney and Michelle Panucci Madison WI 72′ 6″ 1986
Snr Mixed Double (R) Fran Uropkin and Steve Thompson Pardeeville WI 40′ 10″ 2002
Parent-Child (R) Craig and Sam Jones Pardeeville WI 61′ 4″ 1998
Parent-Child (0-5) Jessica and Gordon Kratz Portage WI 52′ 4″ 2016
OLD RECORD    Todd and Lorelei Hepler Wyocena WI 29′ 0″ 2013
Parent-Child (6-11) Todd and Lorelei Hepler Wyocena WI 55′ 6″ 2016
OLD RECORD    Brontay Brazzle and Brandi Koepke     47′ 0″ 2013
Parent-Child (12-16) Aaron and Katrina Staveness 61′ 0″ 2013
Four-Person Clark Hodgson
Dan Osborn
Jeff Warnke
Steve Swanson
Pardeeville
Pardeeville
Pardeeville
Pardeeville
WI
WI
WI
WI
127′ 8″ 1985

(R) denotes retired category

Official 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 Shanda Kratz Kingston WI 3.57 2010

All time is shown in seconds