Participants Test Their Single Luck with Horseshoe Pitching

DES MOINES, IA (09/13/2023) (readMedia)-- Participants from around the Midwest competed in the Open Singles Horseshoe Tournament held Friday, August 11, at the 2023 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.


Class A

1. Vern Kollasch, Iowa City

2. Brandon DeBord, Adel

3. Ralph Davis, Ankeny

4. Caleb Cook, Iowa City

Class B

1. Steve Adkins, Kansas City, MO

2. Rick Cook, Des Moines

3. Cooper Wiese, Roland

4. Nile Woods, Glen Ellyn, IL

5. Bob Wiese, Roland

6. Damian Lanczos, Roland


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. For more information, visit