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ANTHONY HANKINS
Hometown- Louisville. Pitching Division- 40ft.Men
2009 NATSTAT- 70.80% Horseshoe Club-Once a Member Of the Metro Horseshoe Club, Millville Horseshoe Club, OK Horseshoe Club. Pitching Style - Reverse and Forward turns , Right-Handed, Steps off of the right foot.Shoe Of Choice - Imperials, and others at times, Wgt.- I like them heavy 2.9 2.10 How often do you practice? I pitch four shoes at a time, once a week in the summer, I try to pitch on the hottest days and I will pitch until my fingers bleed = around six hours.What year did you join the KHPA? 1976 How did you get started in horseshoes? My father was KHPA secretary and I was always around the game.What do you enjoy most about the sport of horseshoes? I like the smell of the clay. The night before a big tournament. The history of the game. The people I meet through the years. The challenge of keeping my percentage up. And most of all I like changing my turns, stance, shoes, sides of the pit and learning new ways to get ringers and totally messing my competive game up, just to learn it over again. What is your biggest pet peeve while pitching? Scorekeepers who dont pay attention. Rain,snow,sleet,wind ect. Those hidden burrs and one stake on one end 22 inches long and the other end 9 inches long. What are your goals to achieve in horseshoe pitching? To be competitive. What is your biggest accomplishment? 1986 jr world champ. What is your biggest disappointment? Rained out tournaments. Poorly pitched tournaments. In 2001 I missed a perfect game against Doug Ray of Indiana by one ringer, I had 17 of 18, last ringer of the game hopped off. What pitcher has most influenced your game and how? I could write a book about this question. I try to watch all the good players and pick up on their styles and then tinker around at home with different techniques. Who is your toughest pitching opponent? Too many of them = Charlie Meredith, Ronnie Powell, Sue Snyder, Becky Kemper always kills me. Lois Webster, Matt Guy, Walter Mullins, Forrest Cooper always shoots good against me, Ed Henry, Jim Culver, RZ Miller, and most all out of state players are always tuff. Way too many to mention just one. Oh wait a minute I know the worst opponent I ever faced with out a doubt was myself.



DON HAYES
Hometown- Mt. Sterling. Pitching Division- 30ft. Men
2016 NATSTAT- 52.34% Horseshoe Club-Mt. Sterling Horseshoe Club. Pitching Style - 3/4 turn -1 3/4 turn -1 1/4 turn at present time, Right-Handed, Steps off of the left foot.Shoe Of Choice - Ted Allen How often do you practice? Twice a week, in 150 shoe sessions..What year did you join the KHPA? 1975.How did you get started in horseshoes? ? I was introduced to the sport of horseshoe pitching by Dallas Walters. At that time we pitched behind Rube Blevins' grocery store in Bath County. In 1981 we built six courts in Grassy Lick, KY. Joe Minnick was State Secretary and we pitched to 50 points each game. All had pitched their highest percentage game at Grassy Lick. The Mt. Sterling courts were installed in 1998.What do you enjoy most about the sport of horseshoes? I enjoy the comradery of the other members. I attend many tournaments and look forward to the fellowship we share.What is your biggest pet peeve while pitching? Not concentrating on pitching and thinking about other things! What are your goals to achieve in horseshoe pitching? Getting Better!!!!! Hopefully to increase my percentage! I would like to continue being a good sportsman. Constantly encourage others to participate in the sport!What is your biggest accomplishment? ? I feel that starting the Mt. Sterling Horseshoe Pitching Club was a great accomplishment. I could not have done it without the help and input of Vicki Belcher. Thank You, Vicki! In the 2005 Kentucky State Tournament I was Champion in C-Class with a 41% average and 56% High Game.What is your biggest disappointment? As of now I am unhappy with the average I am attaining. I feel I can do better! Just get to It!What pitcher has most influenced your game and how? ? All the good horseshoe pitchers have influenced my game in one way or another, especially with the challenge in pitching with each one. I also enjoy watching Art Jackson and his desire to improve his game and form. I know he will become a good pitcher.Who is your toughest pitching opponent? Myself! I never doubt that each opponent is a challenge!




LARRY HAYES
Hometown- Louisville. Pitching Division- 40ft. Men
2016 NATSTAT- 42.56% Horseshoe Club- Pitching Style -Flip, Right primarily; however, will switch to left when his shoulder is aching, Steps off of the left foot.Shoe Of Choice -Diamond Tournaments 2.8 How often do you practice? Two to three times per week in 200-250 shoe sessions.What year did you join the KHPA? 2010.How did you get started in horseshoes? I started with my dad at about 10 or 11 and pitched until I was 15. I started back at 27;stopped again. I started back at age 35 and have been pitching ever since. What do you enjoy most about the sport of horseshoes? Having fun.What is your biggest pet peeve while pitching?When people try to talk about my game while I'm pitching..What are your goals to achieve in horseshoe pitching? Be the best I can be and win as many tournaments as I can..What is your biggest accomplishment? Pitching consistently good games in a tournament.What is your biggest disappointment?Pitching poorly.What pitcher has most influenced your game and how? My father most influenced me. He pitched a flip and he was tough with a horseshoe. He was my teacher..Who is your toughest pitching opponent? Don't know.






OMER HOWARD
Hometown- Richmond. Pitching Division- 40ft. Men
2010 NATSTAT- 29.67% Horseshoe Club-Madison County Horseshoe Club. Pitching Style -1 Turn, Right-Handed, Steps off of the left foot.Shoe Of Choice - Imperial 2.8 How often do you practice? Two times a week in 150 shoe sessions.What year did you join the KHPA? 1998.How did you get started in horseshoes? Started in Jim Peavley's backyard. Built me some courts and became President of the Madison County Horseshoe Club. What do you enjoy most about the sport of horseshoes? Being with the crowd.What is your biggest pet peeve while pitching?People being noisy.What are your goals to achieve in horseshoe pitching? Being an "A" Class pitcher someday.What is your biggest accomplishment? Getting my ringer percentage up.What is your biggest disappointment? When you can't pitch a ringer.What pitcher has most influenced your game and how? Tyler Howard. He is my son.Who is your toughest pitching opponent? Jim Peavley.







ROBERT O. HUDNALL SR.
Hometown- Lewisburg. Pitching Division- 30 ft. Elder Men
2016 NATSTAT- 73.44% Horseshoe Club-Edmonson County Horseshoe Pitcher's Association. Pitching Style -Single Flip, Right-Handed, Steps off of the left foot.Shoe Of Choice - Snyder E-Z Flip 2.9 How often do you practice? Everyday, if weather permits, in 100 shoe sessions.What year did you join the KHPA? 1984.How did you get started in horseshoes? My brother Huck got me started just knocking around on weekends and then I got hooked. What do you enjoy most about the sport of horseshoes? When me and my opponent both get in that zone and it goes down to the last shoe. That's pitching and jamming! Just hanging out with other pitchers. Being around my friends and trying to beat them.What is your biggest pet peeve while pitching?People that just distract on purpose... you know who they are. Stakes that are loose drive me crazy, not enough clay in the boxes, clay that is too dry, and not enough incline in the stakes. It should be three inches.What are your goals to achieve in horseshoe pitching? To average 70%, win the state and show better sportsmanship. I knocked on the door at 40' but couldn't kick it down.What is your biggest accomplishment? Averaging in the 60's in the 86, 87 & 88 State Tournaments. Beating Ronnie Powell in the 1987 State, only to lose in the playoff. I came in second. In 1988 I had six games in the 70's and had 49 ringers against Ronnie only to lose. Winning the ECHPA Summer League was a big deal. These handicap leagues are tough but they have to be handicapped. Winning the State Doubles in 1987 & 88 with Ronnie and Robert Taylor in 2002 was a nice accomplishment.Winning 4 out of the last 5 Elder Men's State Championships.What is your biggest disappointment? Not beating Ed Henry in the 1987 State after leading 26-4, I believe. I had already beat Ronnie. Also, not having these shoes I have now...thanks Eddie. (Salleng) .What pitcher has most influenced your game and how?Huck used to beat me constantly and laugh about it.Who is your toughest pitching opponent? "Four Dead" Browning is tough, I pitched 80% and lost. Neagle is tough. Charlie (Meredith) also of course, Irvin, Walter and Tony, Cecil and Baker. Everybody is tough if you are not on top of your game..




ALEX HUMES
Hometown- Elizabethtown. Pitching Division- Junior Boys
2010 NATSTAT- 54.14% Horseshoe Club-Elizabethtown Horseshoe Club. Pitching Style -Single Flip, Right-Handed, Steps off of the left foot.Shoe Of Choice - Snyder E-Z Flip 2.9 How often do you practice? Enough to shoot 80%.What year did you join the KHPA? 2007.How did you get started in horseshoes? My Dad. What do you enjoy most about the sport of horseshoes? Winning.What is your biggest pet peeve while pitching?When you're next to someone who is on the other pit.What are your goals to achieve in horseshoe pitching? Win the Junior Boy's State Championship and pitch in the Worlds.What is your biggest accomplishment? Shooting two 80% games.What is your biggest disappointment? Losing.What pitcher has most influenced your game and how?Everybody, because they all support me.Who is your toughest pitching opponent? Cecil Cook.







BILL HUMES
Hometown- Elizabethtown. Pitching Division- 40ft. Men
2009 NATSTAT- 28.63% Horseshoe Club-Elizabethtown Horseshoe Club. Pitching Style - 1 & 3/4 Turn, Right-Handed, Steps off of the left foot.Shoe Of Choice - Python How often do you practice? At least twice a week, throwing a combined number of over 600 shoes.What year did you join the KHPA? 2007.How did you get started in horseshoes? Campground activity event in New Hampshire as a child. What do you enjoy most about the sport of horseshoes? Great Fun and Competition.What is your biggest pet peeve while pitching? Intentional distractions from players and overly loud spectators talking on cell phones. What are your goals to achieve in horseshoe pitching? To compete against my son, Alex, in an achieved "A" Class State Championship Final match.What is your biggest accomplishment? 1982 US Naval Base Oceana ChampionWhat is your biggest disappointment? No money in the game and lack of spectatorship.What pitcher has most influenced your game and how? My dad. He introduced me to the game and has been there for me, even as I surpassed his level of skill.Who is your toughest pitching opponent? Besides my son Alex, mentally it would have to be any woman player...percentage wise; Cecil Cook, Jim Baker and thousands more!






JARRETT KEITH
Hometown- Eubank Pitching Division- Junior Boys
2016 NATSTAT- 31.10% Horseshoe Club- Somerset Horseshoe Club Pitching Style - Single Flip, Right-Handed, Steps with the left foot.Shoe Of Choice - Snyder E-Z Flip II 2.8 wt. How often do you practice? Two times a week. Number Of Shoes? Jarrett says it "Depends".What year did you join the KHPA? 2016.How did you get started in horseshoes? My Uncle, Roger Bullock, took me over to Eugene Brown's house at his courts and I pitched with them through the winter and I practiced and got better and better. What do you enjoy most about the sport of horseshoes? The competition and just being able to have fun and be around good people..What is your biggest pet peeve while pitching? People talking to me while I am pitching and scorekeepers that don't listen.. What are your goals to achieve in horseshoe pitching? To win State and get better.What is your biggest accomplishment? Reaching my highest NATSTAT of the year.What is your biggest disappointment? When I get to pitching bad and get mad at myself.What pitcher has most influenced your game and how? Eugene Brown, Roger Bullock, Clinton Denney & Stanley Roberts..Who is your toughest pitching opponent?Jesse Gentry, Abby Rose & Tony McFarland.







BUDDY LAMPKIN
Hometown- Chaplin Pitching Division- 40ft.Men
2009 NATSTAT- 18.63% Pitching Style - Single Flip, Right-Handed, Steps off of the left foot.Shoe Of Choice - Snyder EZ Flip II, 2.8wt. How often do you practice? Twice a week in 300-350 shoe sessions. What year did you join the KHPA? 2004 How did you get started in horseshoes? I pitched horseshoes my entire life, family thing!!!. What do you enjoy most about the sport of horseshoes? The competition that I put on myself. What is your biggest pet peeve while pitching? People talking on the sidelines or behind the fences while you're pitching. What are your goals to achieve in horseshoe pitching? To improve and be more consistant each time I pitch. What is your biggest accomplishment? Pitching from 40ft. and being able to make the shoe flip one time before landing on the stake. What is your biggest disappointment? Poor sportsmanslike conduct, adults that can't stand to lose a game. What pitcher has most influenced your game and how? Bill Garrett. We pitch the same shoe, same step, definitely not the same average, HA! HA!. Who is your toughest pitching opponent? Gene Moore.





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