Blue Ribbons Awarded in State Fair Horseshoe Contest

DES MOINES, IA (08/24/2017) (readMedia)-- Horseshoe champions competed in the Two Player Pro-Am and the Open Singles divisions of the Horseshoe Pitching Tournament held Friday at the 2017 Iowa State Fair.

The State Fair hosts both Championship and Open Class competitions every Fair day. Division winners are crowned daily. All Horseshoe Pitching competitions take place on the horseshoe courts just east of Farm Bureau Pioneer Hall.

Two Player Pro-Am

Championship Class

1) Vern Kollasch, Iowa City: Lenny Burkhart, Iowa City

2) Roz Smith, Pleasant Hill: Rammie Goemaat, Runnells

3) Dennis Hopkins, Missouri Valley: Brian Bak, Woodbine

4) Tom Cranston, Keswick: Josh Sinnott, Bloomfield

5) Tim Pew, Des Moines: Danny Martin, Ankeny

Class A

1) Richard Cranston Keswick: Jake Edmundson, Keswick

2) Deb Wiese, Roland: Tyler Quade, Roland

2) Randy Clark, Monroe: Caleb Cook, Des Moines

3) Steve Hatch Knoxville: Craig Douglas, Newton

4) John Dorst, Indianola: David Theisen, Clive

Open Singles

Class A

1) Vern Kollasch, Iowa City

2) Timothy Pew, Des Moines

3) Deb Davis, Ankeny

4) Marty Sprague, Fort Dodge

5) Logan Duffy, Norwalk

Class B

1) Steve Hatch, Knoxville

2) Kenny Wiese, Story City

3) Leo Toby, New Boston, ILL

4) Jake Clair, Des Moines

5) Russell Wiese, Roland

Class C

1) Rick Cook, Des Moines

2) Bridget Carroll, Des Moines

3) Bob Wiese, Roland

4) Colton Kollasch, Iowa City

5) Daryl Wentland, Altoona

Class D

1) Tyler Quade, Roland

2) Michael Lange, Waukesha, WI

3) Jeremiah Johnson, Creston

4) Sarah Wade, Prairie City

5) Margaret Lange, Waukesha, WI

6) Joshua Hoffman, Monroe


Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines is Iowa's greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. "Nothing Compares" to State Fair Thrills, August 10-20, 2017. For more information, visit