So you want your students to be involved in the Pumpkin Sling? How do you get started? Take some advice from Dr. Dave Drummer and Stomach Virus. Here is their story. They started small and with a kit. With a few dedicated students that took the initiative, they became the current world champs in the Youth Human Powered category. They were also the Pumpkin Sling Grand Champions in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 – all years they competed. In 2015, Stomach Virus also held on to the current Youth Human Powered championship title, throwing 1,378 feet at the 2015 Pumpkin Sling, and increasing their world record in that category from the old distance of 1,230 feet.
Here are some testimonials from past teams that participated.