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President - GPC

The GPC Committee is pleased to announce that Mr Pete Caspers will be representing the Central Region Representative.

I grew up in Eastern Iowa, and have live here my whole life, I started Growing and got hooked on giant pumpkins in 1994 at age 14 when I was given a extra plant from a local grower, which I grew to a whopping 393 lbs. I grew all 4 years of high school. I would take the next 10 years off to go to college to play football for the Upper Iowa University Peacocks, start a career in the Mining industry and meet my lovely wife. In 2007 my girlfriend(current wife) and I would buy a place near Dubuque Iowa with 1.5 acres. We went to the Ryan Norlin Memorial weigh off that fall, and seen Don Youngs 1662 Iowa state Record.

In 2008 I was back at it! took a few years to get the weights up. a lot of that credit goes to going to the GPC Big Show, joining Wisconsin giant pumpkin growers club, and St Croix club. I have now been married for 10 years to my wife Jayme, we have a 7 year old daughter named Alba who spends a lot of her time out in the patch with me. Some highlights of my 15 season growing Career include making the Anamosa parade for the past 3 years, becoming Iowa's 2nd heavy hitter Jacket holder, and now joining The GPC committee representing the central region!

Thanks again for the opportunity!


3/31/2019 9:41:18 AM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

What a great choice...congrats pcaspers!!!

3/31/2019 9:53:39 AM

Reed's Birds and Bees

Savage, MN

Nice pick! Congratulations Pete!

3/31/2019 10:03:17 AM


3430 Tulln/Austria/Europe

Welcome on board Pete!!!

3/31/2019 10:15:12 AM

don young

congrats pete

3/31/2019 10:45:18 AM



Nice Pete, congrats

3/31/2019 12:14:52 PM

Nana Rea

Massillon, Ohio

Congratulations, Pete, on stepping up to this big job.
You will do great!

3/31/2019 12:23:20 PM



congrats pete!!!

3/31/2019 12:33:33 PM


Buffalo, MN (Billsbigpumpkins@hotmail.com)

Congrats Pete

3/31/2019 1:38:02 PM

curtlave (team extreme)

Sourthern Utah

congrats Pete,

3/31/2019 2:09:55 PM



Congratulations Pete your the man

3/31/2019 2:19:11 PM


Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783

Congrats Pete and good luck.

3/31/2019 4:13:49 PM

Rick j.

stoughton WI

Congrats pete

3/31/2019 5:13:21 PM


Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

Congratulations, Pete.

3/31/2019 5:37:21 PM

26 West

Swamp Hoggers Paradise

Congratulations, now grow a big one to fill that big loader bucket.

3/31/2019 6:03:41 PM



Congrats Pete!

3/31/2019 6:45:30 PM


Princeville, IL

Congratulations Pete. I know you will do a great job.

3/31/2019 6:49:25 PM

Engel's Great Pumpkins and Carvings

Menomonie, WI (mail@gr8pumpkin.net)

Congratulations Pete

3/31/2019 8:07:39 PM


Gays Mills, Wisconsin

a tip of the hat to ya, good to see

3/31/2019 8:52:11 PM

John H

Dundee Michigan

Congrats Pete! It was nice to meet you in Green Bay also.

3/31/2019 9:09:11 PM

mobymikeguide (Team Beard)


Congrats Pete, I couldnt think of a better guy. Did Glen step down?

3/31/2019 11:04:43 PM

pumpkin carver

Griffith, In

Congrats Pete!!!

4/1/2019 12:10:01 AM

D Barron


Congrats Pete!

4/1/2019 12:22:21 AM

Pumpkin JAM


Congrats pete! Surprised anyone had the courage to post after you mentioned you used to be a fearsome upper Iowa Peacock lmao.

4/1/2019 1:15:06 AM


Morgantown, WV

Congrats Pete!

4/1/2019 5:44:48 AM

Jane & Phil

Ontario, Canada

Thanks for stepping up to the plate to represent your region. All the best in your new role.

4/1/2019 7:26:13 AM



Congrats Pete!

4/1/2019 8:35:51 AM

Big City Grower (Team Green Gro)


Congrats pete

4/1/2019 11:14:08 AM

Suburban Gardener

Western Washington

Congratulations Pete!

4/1/2019 12:48:12 PM


Walhalla, ND.

Congratulations Pete....

4/1/2019 6:32:23 PM

wixom grower (TEAM HAMMER)

Home of the 12 lb tomato

Congratulations pete !!!

4/1/2019 9:07:05 PM

Q Tip


Congrats Pete! Great choice gpc

4/1/2019 9:20:37 PM

no luck

De Pere Wi

Congratulations Pete!!

4/2/2019 9:30:07 PM

Pumpkinman Dan

Urbandale, Iowa

Go Pete! Good luck!

4/3/2019 9:46:49 AM

Ken D.

Connecticut, USA

Congratulations Pete!

4/3/2019 2:31:26 PM



Congrats Pete !!!

4/4/2019 3:30:14 PM


Peosta, Iowa

Thanks everybody! Looking forward to serving!

4/5/2019 8:03:17 PM


Sharon, MA

Congrats Peter.

11/17/2019 3:41:58 PM

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