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Teams chuck pumpkins at annual Pumpkin Chuckin' competition

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NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WDRB) -- Three strikes, and you're out!

Only this isn't baseball.

The third annual Pumpkin Chuckin' competition was held Tuesday at the Purdue Polytechnic campus in New Albany.

Engineers built gravity-powered trebuchets based on catapults from the middle ages. Up to 36 teams had three chances to hit a target further than a football field.

Pumpkins could weigh up to 16 pounds and reach speeds of 65 miles per hour.

Competitors were judged on accuracy, originality and efficiency.

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