Horseshoe Competitors of all Ages Compete for Champion Titles

DES MOINES, IA (08/13/2019) (readMedia)-- Participants from across Iowa competed in the Open Singles, State Women's Championship and State Juniors and Cadets Championships divisions of the Horseshoe Pitching Tournament held Sunday at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

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

Complete results below:


Class A

1) Marty Sprague, Fort Dodge

2) Ron Rowley, West Des Moines

3) Tom Cranston, Keswick

4) Kristy Klejch, Creston

Class B

1) Terry Stiles, Maxwell

2) Russell Wiese, Roland

3) Bob Wiese, Roland

4) Brandon DeBord, Des Moines

5) Frank Richardson, Maxwell

Class C

1) Kevin Tankersley, Maxwell

2) Bryan May, Pleasant Hill

3) Darrin Williams, Maxwell

4) Sara Veldhuizen Stealy, Oskaloosa

Class D

1) Jeff Geerts, Johnston

2) Brad Stiles, Coralville

3) Zach Stiles, Maxwell

4) Kyle Geerts, Johnston



1) Kristy Klejch, Creston

2) Chris Jordan, Peru

3) Kelly Turbett, Tama

4) Deb Wiese, Roland

Class A

1) Veronica Pullman, New Virginia

2) Pam Slippy, Ankeny

3) Sharon Rife, Des Moines

4) Lynn Gilmore, Des Moines


1) Derek Bloodgood (Junior Champion), Creston

2) Logan Duffy, Norwalk

3) Benjamin Horner, Ankeny

4) Jalen Dalton (Cadet Champion), Indianola


The Iowa State Fair is one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country and the single largest event in the state. The Fair began over 160 years ago and is now considered one of the best events in the nation, attracting more than one million Fairgoers every year from all over the world. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University, just off the interstate and minutes from Downtown Des Moines. Nothing Compares to State Fair Favorites: August 8-18, 2019. For more information, visit