It's time to chuck the pumpkin

BRIDGEVILLE, Del. (AP) - November 4, 2011

It's the 26th annual World Punkin Chunkin Championship.

And competitors will be gunning for Jake Burton.

He's a grizzled veteran at just age 24.

His team Young Glory III is the current record-holder, with an air cannon that fired a pumpkin more than 4,480 feet.

Burton tells The Daily Times of Salisbury they've been test-firing the big gun since Labor Day.

This will be Burton's 10th Punkin Chunkin.

He started in the kids' category and was the youth record-holder, too.

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