Eric Carlson takes official Great Pumpkin Commonwealth measurements of John Hawkley's pumpkin at the 41st Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, Calif., Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Alex Washburn)

Photos: Plumpest pumpkin contest

A gourd weighing 2,058 pounds took first prize and set a new tournament record Monday at an annual pumpkin-weighing contest in Northern Cali…