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As of May 26, horseshoes has officially been cancelled due to COVID-19.


Saturday, July 18, 2020


9:00 am


North River Valley Park
725 E. 13th Street
Ames, IA



Jan Warwick
515-290-6281 cell

2022 State Games of America
Qualifying Event

2022 State Games of America

All Iowans are eligible to participate!


Athletes will receive a colored T-shirt for their entry fee. Pre-registered athletes may upgrade their cotton shirt for a dri-fit for an additional $12 through June 22.

T-shirt pick up will be located indoors at the Sukup South Endzone at Jack Trice Stadium. Access to Sukup Endzone is from University Boulevard. Hours are:

Friday, July 17: 12:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 18: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, July 19: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Iowa Games Merchandise

Competition Format

Horseshoes will be divided into 6-person classes. Athletes will be placed in the classes according to their abilities (ringer percentage). Within each class, competition will consist of round robin single matches. Games will be 40 point cancellation or 40 or 50-shoe games. Count all may be used in some classes. All athletes should check-in at the horseshoe courts by 9:00 am the day of competition, unless otherwise notified. Competition may begin at that time. Pitchers are responsible for bringing their own horseshoes.

Qualifying Requirements

Those pitchers who belong to the Iowa Hawkeye Horseshoe Association (IHHPA) will use their percentage.  Others must qualify by throwing 100 shoes to determine their percentage.  These can be thrown at various locations statewide.

Medals sponsored by Grinnell Mutual

Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded in each division.

Coed | Open

Registration Deadlines

$15 if registered by June 15
$20 if registered between June 16 – June 29
$25 if registered between June 30 – July 12

Dri-Fit Upgrade Deadline ($12): June 22

On-Site Registration

$25 Entry Fee; pre-registration is encouraged
Please contact the commissioner if you plan to register on-site.

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