On Thanksgiving night the Punkin Chunkin special aired across the country, within 2 hours our website had thousands of hits and we received hundreds of emails from fans suggesting helpful ideas on how to better the machine and our distances. The biggest question we kept getting in those emails was “What was your secret this year?”
Well, here is your answer…..The secret to team American Chunker’s success over the last few years is simple! Our TEAM has worked together and produced incredible results because there is no one person more valuable than another on our team. We all win together and we all lose together. The Team’s chemistry this year was awesome. Team AC has the hardest working, and one of the most innovative groups of guys on the firing line period. This Team is comprised of brilliant, dedicated, hard working folks that had the ability to keep their eyes on the prize!
TEAMWORK is why The American Chunker won in 2013!
To a great group of guys and to a great season!
Just a quick reminder that the WCPCA World Championship event special will be simulcast on the Science and Discovery channels this Thanksgiving Thursday (11/28/13) at 8pm eastern time. It was a banner year for World Records and World Championships in 2013, and this promises to be the best event special yet! Be sure to set the DVR in case you’re too tired from all the turkey!
By popular demand and for a limited time only, our embroidered American Chunker baseball hats are back available for sale. These are the same high quality hats the team wears and you’ve seen on TV. These have a crisp embroidered American Chunker Logo on the front, and our sponsor FLIR embroidered in the left side. This is the half high structured design that everyone loves, and best of all…One Size Fits All! Supplies are limited, get yours while they last!
Check them out at the link below…
Team American Chunker was honored at the annual WCPCA celebration and awards banquet last weekend, with Team Captain Brian Labrie accepting the coveted World Champion ring. It was a magnificent extravaganza with many fellow Chunkers, great food and drinks, and most importantly recognition for all of those folks who tirelessly volunteer their valuable time and resources so there can be a World Championship event every year. Hats off to all of you!
Please check out the exclusive pictures of this outstanding event just posted to the gallery…
Team American Chunker set a new world record with a monster 4,694.68-foot shot at the 28th annual WCPCA world championship last weekend in Bridgeville Delaware.
It was a spectacular event with near record crowds, great weather, and 115 dedicated teams competing for the coveted prize. When the dust settled, American Chunker was crowned World Champion in our fourth season competing. The entire team and cannon performed flawlessly. Hats off to all the teams competing…you drove us to work harder than ever and pushed us to the limits. Special congrats also to New Hampshire based Team Yankee Siege II for their world record trebuchet shot of 2835.81 feet.
Special thanks to John Huber, the entire WCPCA staff, and the countless volunteers for all you guys and gals do, as well as terrfic farm owner and host Jeff Wheatly. There wouldn’t be an event without you all! Thanks also to our tremendous sponsors (FLIR, D.R. Guilbeault, Ring Power Cat, Bingham Lumber, and Cape Ann Brewery), as well as our awesome Punkin growers. Most importantly we would like to thank all of our fans. Your loyalty and support have been overwhelming all year long!
Count on Team AC to continue with our signature determination and hard work in 2014 to attempt to retain the title next year. We are firmly committed to humbly do our best possible job to represent the outstanding sport of Punkin Chunkin!
New pictures have been posted to the gallery of the 2013 World Championship, please check them out at the link below.
Team American Chunker is making the final tune ups for our annual excursion to compete in the Punkin Chunkin World Championship in Bridgeville Delaware, November 1 – 3. We’ve been working hard all year long and are very optimistic based on the enhancements and upgrades to the cannon this year. If the results from our first three years competing (Second, Third, and Fourth place finishes, longest average distance and longest cumulative distance) are any indication, we expect to be very competitive again and think THIS will be the year we will finally hit the home run!
For more information on this tremendous event, please check out the link to the WCPCA below. If you’re going to be there, please stop by our pit for some fun and excitement!
Team American Chunker joined forces with current WCPCA Catapult World Champions, Team Chunk Norris, on Sunday 10/13/13 to headline the annual Harvest Festival at Trombley Gardens in Milford NH. Team AC Mascot and MC Uncle Rick found some mentoring from his old friend and Chunkin veteran Sir John, as both teams provided the crowd some electrifying punkin chunkin action. Nothing was held back including a finale that included a 10 PUMPKIN AT ONCE SHOT BARRAGE! When the dust settled there was some serious demolition completed to a set of vehicles and countless happy visitors who witnessed the action. Special thanks to Trombley Gardens, Team Chunk Norris, Sir John, and of course the thousands of fans who humbly graced us with their presence. Check out the pictures at the URL below…
Next stop, Bridgeville DE for the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!….November 1-3….
Team American Chunker made a smashing two day appearance at the impeccable Sherman Farm in East Conway NH for the Fryburg Fair weekend last Saturday and Sunday (9/28 & 9/29). Amongst the backdrop of several radio interviews, a corn maze, hay rides, corn shooters, a road race, kids bounce…well you get the idea…American Chunker headlined the event by adding some serious ventilation to a Citation camper the fast and easy way. It was quite an event with lots of family entertainment and excitement to go around. Check out the gallery photos recently added, including some special aerial shots from Monea Air.
Special thanks to Sherman Farm, Monea Air, Magic 104 FM…and of course the thousands of American Chunker fans who came by to check out the event. We really appreciate all your support!
Gallery Pictures… http://www.americanchunker.com/photo-gallery/?wppa-album=27&wppa-cover=0&wppa-occur=1
CAN YOU SAY PUMPKIN PUREE!
Team American Chunker made a (literally) smashing appearance as one of the headline acts for the Rochester Fair in New Hampshire this past Saturday September 14th. Under the entertaining MC work of our very own Uncle Rick, pumpkin artillery was directed at a pair of school buses. Fortunately the kids were not in them because the projectiles tore them apart and covered them in pumpkin puree! It was quite a sight for all the American Chunker fans, as well as the new ones who learned quickly what Punkin Chunkin is all about. Some shots went through both buses which shows the tremendous power these fruit are launched with! American Chunker Junior also joined in the fun between shots from his big brother chunker.
All in all it was a tremendous day for family entertainment with epic destruction and terrific fair events! Special thanks to the Rochester Fairgrounds for having us, as well as the thousands of American Chunker fans who came by to support us!
Please check out the pictures from the event…