Horseshoes 8.15.23

August 17, 2023

Participants Compete in Horseshoe Pitching at 2023 Iowa State Fair

Participants from around Iowa competed in the Open Singles and Open Doubles divisions of the Horseshoe Pitching Tournament held Tuesday, August 15, 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. Tom Tabat, Fort Dodge
  2. Tom Cranston, Keswick
  3. Craig DeDecker, Norwalk
  4. Ralph Davis, Ankeny

Class B

  1. Brytan Bassman, Norwalk
  2. Henry Morning, Anamosa
  3. Brandon Albrecht, West Des Moines
  4. Don Riordan, Boone

Class C

  1. Ava Sinnott, Pella
  2. Cooper Wiese, Roland
  3. Olivia Davidson, Pella
  4. Damian Lanczos, Roland


Class A

  1. Tom Cranston, Keswick and Richard Cranston, Keswick
  2. Russell Wiese, Roland and Henry Morning, Anamosa
  3. Cooper Wiese, Roland and Damian Lanczos, Roland
  4. Steve Hatch, Knoxville and David Brent, Pleasantville
  5. Jerry Gering, Des Moines and Joe Gering, Des Moines