Local high school students chuck pumpkins in trebuchet contest


CLARENCE, N.Y. (WIVB) — Western New York high schoolers put their minds to the test by, chucking pumpkins.

The Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence held its 14th annual trebuchet contest on Monday.

Ten local schools took part, with the end resulting in a five-way tie between Forestville, Fredonia, Hamburg, Harkness East and Williamsville South for accuracy. Depew, Williamsville South and Forestville shared the Team Spirit Award.

Longest Single Throw

  • 1st place: Depew High School, 672 ft.
  • 2nd place Clarence High School, 439 ft.
  • 3rd place Hamburg High School, 393 ft.

Combined Throws (Total)

  • 1st place Depew High School, 1,725 ft.
  • 2nd place Clarence High School, 1,178 ft.
  • 3rd place Forestville High School, 1,134 ft.

The winners walked away with a cash prize.

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