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Smashing Pumpkins

2022 pumpkin drop aerial shot


Photographs by Dave Ryan

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The Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources resumed its popular Pumpkin Drop this year after a two-year hiatus.

pumpkin illustration

Pumpkin Drop by the Numbers

  • 10 inches in diameter
  • 50 pound weight limit
  • $10 entry fee
  • 30+ years 
  • 35 teams in 1988
  • 391 teams in 2016
  • 250+ teams in 2022
  • $30,000 raised for Ronald McDonald House Charities since 2011
  • 3,269 pumpkins dropped since 2009