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Pluto

posted: 10/11/16
Pluto
WCPCA

Team Captain: John Heffelfinger

Location:Littleton, CO

Fun Fact: As a student at Golden High School, the now-44-year-old Heffelfinger was an all-conference field goal kicker and a 14-foot pole-vaulter. As a young adult, he kicked professionally for an arena football team in Colorado Springs in the late 1990s. But for as nonchalant as the practice of pumpkin-lobbing may seem to some, make no mistake -- these chunkers are serious. Heffelfinger has poured more than $5,000 and nearly 1,000 hours of labor into perfecting his hulking trebuchet, Pluto.

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