91st Wisconsin State Horseshoe Tournament belongs to the locals

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

Whether you're a fan of just tossing the Frisbee or maybe throwing a few horseshoes, you know how much fun lawn games can be. But there is a group who takes it to the next level.

The 91st Wisconsin State Horseshoe Tournament is this weekend and pitchers from all over Wisconsin are competing for the championship title.

Randy Rein of Mosinee has won the competition 16 times and tells NewsChannel 7 just what it takes to be a ringer.

"It takes a lot of practice and you've got to be hungry for it," Rein says. "If you are not hungry, someone else is going to be hungrier like in any other sport. You know I'm going for my 17th title and that's a burden."

Rein won the tournament, setting a new state record for wins. The Mosinee native is joined by Waupaca's Ron Buttton as the Elder's Champion and Stadford's own Aleena Cook for the Women's title. Also taking first this year is the Junior Boy's Champion Gunnar David from Marshfield and Heather Feavel from Van Dyne.

The 2014 tournament will be held in Beloit.

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