Harrisburg – Horseshoe enthusiasts gathered around the Small Area to watch local competitors in the horseshoe pitching contest at the 2010 PA Farm Show.
Participants must have entered in three previous sanctioned events in the previous year to compete at the Farm Show. The contestants are then divided into two groups: “A” Class or “B” Class and are divided into their pitching distances – either 30- or 40- feet.
In the “A” Class 30-foot competition, Chris Woods from York, York County, came out on top, beating last year’s winner, Darle Esh, in the tiebreaker round. In “A” Class 40-foot Mike Creek from Columbia, Lancaster County, took home the division win with five wins and no losses.
In the “B” Class 30-foot division, Ralph Hock from Shippensburg, Cumberland County, won with five wins and zero losses. In “B” Class 40-foot, William Helsel from Hollidaysburg, Blair County, went on to hook a victory having five wins with only one loss.
Visitors to the contest were able to get in on the fun and participate in the practice pits.
The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 285 commercial exhibitors. The show runs Jan. 9-16 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg. Admission is free and parking is $10.
Visit www.farmshow.state.pa.us for details.
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