Man’s lifelong passion for pitching horseshoes nets a World Championship trophy

By Pam Boyd

EAGLE — For the record, one does not throw a horseshoe. The correct verb is to pitch a horseshoe, and knowing that is the first step in understanding that while horseshoes is often practiced as a casual backyard entertainment, it is also a worldwide competitive sport with rules and etiquette that is televised by ESPN. There are also folks out there who take their horseshoes seriously. Doug Bartlett of Eagle is a great example.Not that Bartlett takes his horseshoes all that seriously, but when it comes to competition, he is a serious threat. His third place trophy from the recent …

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