FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 16, 2013 –
Scott Henkin has grown his own giant pumpkins before, on his Southport property.
And he has won the fun-yet-serious pumpkin paddling race in Elk Grove before, twice.
This year, Henkin borrowed another man’s gourd for the annual festivities on the water in Elk Grove. And he went up against a couple of other fellows who were also looking to become the first person to ever win the paddling event three times.
When the spray settled, it was Henkin’s time for a three-peat. Henkin crossed the finish line first, for his third victory at the event.
Competitors hollow out a pumpkin, don a life preserver and wield a paddle for the three-minute race.
Following his 2010 victory, the News-Ledger asked Henkin if he trained for the athletic event.
“No, that would take all the fun out of it,” he said.
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