Yankee Siege, the Southern NH trebuchet (medieval catapult) is not only the Punkin' Chunkin' world champion for 2009 but they have broken the world record by over 100' They hurled an 8 to 10 pound pumpkin in competition over 2000 feet! Here's a feature article in our local Monadnock Ledger Transcript about their victory. Yankee Siege will be part of a television show all about the Punkin' Chunkin' Championships on the Science Channel at 8PM on Thanksgiving Night. Set your Tivo and congrats to Yankee Siege!
Next year they plan to move up from 8 to 10 pounders to something bigger...something with a little more oomph. This is going to be good :)