2016 Results

Below are the official results of the 49th Annual Pardeeville Watermelon Festival championship events held by the U.S. Watermelon Speed-Eating & Seed-Spitting Championships, Inc.

Seed-Spitting

CATEGORY NAME CITY ST FEET IN
Seniors (55+) Not held this year on account of rain
Men Josh Swartz Sparta WI 45′ 11″
Women Jessica¬†Kratz Marquette WI 45′ 10″
Boy & Girls 12-16 Ashley O’Connell Sun Prairie WI 32′ 1″
Boy & Girls 6-11 Elaine Hepler Pardeeville WI 23′ 5.5″
Boy & Girls 0-5 Ethan Pieper Pardeeville WI 10′ 3″
Parent-Child (5 & Under)
New world record!
Jessica and Gordon Kratz Portage WI 52′ 4″
Parent-Child (6-11)
New world record!
Todd and Elaine Hepler Pardeeville ¬†WI 55′ 6″
Parent-Child (12-16) Not held this year on account of rain
Four-Person Not held this year on account of rain

Speed-Eating

CATEGORY NAME CITY ST TIME
Boys & Girls 0-5 Gordon Kratz Marquette WI 40.0
Boys & Girls 6-11 Aydewn Banthe-felt Lacrosse WI 29.6
Boys & Girls 12-16 Brontay Brazzle Dalton WI 10.85
Men Chad Kratz Ripon WI 4.26
Women Shanda Briant Kingston WI 4.34

All time is shown in seconds

Largest Watermelon

NAME CITY ST LBS
First Phil Hodgson Wyocena WI 124
Second Richard and Carlyn Fischer Cambria WI 75
Third Chris & Sarah Schildgen Richland Center WI 74

Carving

NAME CITY ST
Youth Jillian Nelson Montello WI
Adult Ali Ingersoll DeForest WI