September 06, 2023

Strittmater Overtakes Competitors in Iowa State Fair Cribbage Tournament

Alyssa Strittmater of Des Moines took first place in the Cribbage Tournament held at the 2023 Iowa State Fair.

Joe McChurch of Altoona won second place, and Matthew Ernst of Winterset claimed third place.

Each contestant played eight games. At the conclusion of play, competitors earned two points for a standard win or three points for “skunking” the opponent (beating another player by 31 points or more). The player with the highest point total at the end of the day earned the first-place ribbon.

Additional results below:

4) Libby Nizzi, Des Moines

5) Jeff Beary, Knoxville

6) Shane Cox, West Des Moines

7) Hong Li Jetton, San Diego, CA

8) Kent Blunck, Des Moines

9) Paul Vanderholm, Stanton

10) TIE Jim Tomlinson, Bondurant

10) TIE Jacob Madren, Grinnell

12) Roger Young, Altoona

13) Robert Schafer, Diagonal

15) Jim Seiberling, Mingo