|Massachusetts Hall of Fame|
Michaud started her successful horseshoe-pitching career in 1970.
Pitching in her first tournament she won none and lost 7 games, pitching a 7% ringer average.
In a short span of seven (7) years she worked persistently to improve her game and performed the remarkable feat of winning the Ladies World Championship in 1977, at Greenville Ohio. She won 6 games and lost 1 game with a 75% ringer average to wind up in a tie for first place with veteran, Ruth Hagen of New York State.
In a two out of three game play-off for the championship, each player won a game. The final game was Debby's all the way to bring the Ladies World Championship to Massachusetts.
Debby lost her title in 1978 to Opel Reno of Ohio. She ended up in a respectable third place; the 12 player round robin was the strongest to date.
She has played in 4 World Meets. Pitched in 6 New England Meets winning first place 5 times. In State meets she has won 7 out of 7.
Her brilliant record speaks for itself. She is a fine young lady with plenty of character and a great asset to our sport.