PALMER — KTVA 11’s Carlos Faura joined Brian Mead, the host of the 21st annual Alaska State Fair Giant Cabbage Weigh-Off, on Friday to see if this year’s cabbages could break previous records.


Steve Hubackek’s cabbage took first, weighing in at 83.4 pounds. Hubackek said he has won six other weigh-offs at the fair.


Following him with their own giant cabbages were Brian Shunkis and Keevan Dinkel.


In the junior division, Daisy Christiansen won with a cabbage named Lily that weighed 59.4 pounds. She was joined on stage by her little brother, Will, who helped her water the cabbage as it grew.


Brothers Nick and Stuart McQuillin came in second place with their cabbage, Cabbacus Maximus, followed by Jenna Abbott, who named her cabbage “Big Ugly 2.” She said “Big Ugly 1” won the junior division last year.


All the cabbages submitted for the event had a combined total weight of 765 pounds, according to Mead.


In 2009, a cabbage at the Alaska State Fair broke the world record for heaviest cabbage, according to the Guinness World Record website. Palmer resident Scott Robb’s cabbage weighed 138.25 pounds.


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