Outrageous Pumpkins: Meet the Contestants
Meet the seven expert pumpkin carvers who will face off in outrageous challenges for the chance to win a sweet $25,000 prize.
Brandy Davis — Nampa, ID
Brandy is a special effects artist with a Guinness World Record for carving the largest Jack-o'-lantern.
Monique Hawk — San Diego, CA
Monique's family began to host pumpkin carving parties when she was little, and soon after she developed a passion for it. She hasn't stopped carving since!
Danny Kissel — Newville, PA
Danny is a full-time artist from Pennsylvania. His favorite part about pumpkin carving is taking a giant pumpkin, tearing it apart, and turning it into something completely different.
Tom Lindskog — Eugene, OR
Tom is a high school woodshop teacher who is pretty adventurous. He rarely does the same thing twice and always likes to challenge himself.
Griffon Ramsey — Autin, TX
Griffon is a professional chainsaw artist who started sculpting at 6 years old. She loves sculpture because she likes to bring out her ideas into a solid form.
David Smith — Columbus, OH
David is an ice sculptor who runs his own extreme arts ice sculpting business.
Willy Tuz — Grand Junction, CO
Willy is a vegetable sculptor from Colorado who has been in the business for 18 years. This is his first pumpkin carving competition.