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Pitcher/Organizer

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Connie Selleck joined the Sodbusters Horseshoe Club in Middlebury in 1983. Connie lives in Middlebury with her husband Myron. Together they raised 3 children Scott 22, Torri 20 and Heather 10. They also have a 4-month-old granddaughter Kaylie. Connie is employed at Middlebury College where she works as a custodian. Connie's biggest joy is her family. She is a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. In her spare time Connie enjoys bowling & camping.

Connie has held many elected positions in the Sodbusters Club including Recorder in 1985 and 1988-1991, Awards Committee in 1987-88, 90-91, 96-97, 99-2000, 01-02 and 05-06 and League Secretary in 1989-95 and 2002-2005. Connie can be found raking leaves in the spring, mowing the grass before a tournament, turning the clay on league night or quietly keeping score at a tournament. Some of Connie's most significant contributions have been in a behind the scenes supporting role helping Myron while he was tournament director from 1987-1992, VTHPA secretary/treasurer for 10 years and Sodbusters President from 2001 to present.

Connie is a perfect example of the saying action speaks louder then words" as is evident from her pitching records. Connie is currently 21st among New England women with a 46.19% hi-3 ringer average. Connie participated in 2 World Horseshoe Championships in 1992 in Columbus, Ohio and in 1994 in Syracuse, New York. Connie is a 2 time Vermont State Ladies Champion in 1998 she won with a 55.07% average and in 2003 she went 6-0 with a 53.23% average. In 1989 Connie and Myron were awarded with the Sodbusters Special Recognition Award.

Connie was honored with the Sodbusters Most Improved Women Player in 1985, 1989 and 1996. Connie received the VTHPA Most Improved Woman Player in 1995. Connie joined the Sodbusters League in 1983 and over the years has been quite successful in league play. In 1993 Connie was league Champion, with 2nd place finishers in 1990, 91, 94 and 2002. Connie finished 3rd in league play in 1992. Connie began horseshoes throwing a flip shoe, witch she did quite well with, getting her average up in the mid 40% range in 1986. In early 1987 Connie allowed Myron to talk her into changing to the turn shoe. Connie now throws a 1-¼ turn shoe using Imperial horseshoes.

Connie's quite nature can mislead those who don't know her as to her competitive sprit on the courts. Connie's trophy case includes over 30 1st place (class champion) finishes some of witch is, Connie's 1st tournament the 1983 Sodbusters Mothers Day where she went 6-0 with an 11.3% average in class F. Also in 1983 Connie placed 1st in the Sodbusters Fathers Day class F, Vermont State Women's class B, the Vermont Northern in Women's class B and the New England Championship held in Keene. NH where Connie, at seven months pregnant, finished 5-1 averaging 39.2% with a high game of 47.4% in a playoff victory in Women's class D.

Connie has her share of 2nd and 3rd place trophies as well. Although Connie doesn't always win in her 200+ tournament career she has finished in the top three at least 50% of the time. Some of Connie's other stand out performances include: the 1985 Keene Open in class C finishing 2nd with a 4-1 record and a 43.1% average and a high game of 55.9%, also in 1985 was the Bennington Last Round Up where Connie played in class A finishing at 3-3 with a 43,8% average and a high game of 63.3%. Connie has played in tournaments all over Vermont and New England including at the Champlain Valley Horseshoe Club both when it was in Colchester and in Milton, Springfield VT, Bennington including the 1992 New England where she took 1st place in Women's class C, Lewiston and Augusta Maine, Nashua NH and Connie's second home for Horseshoes Keene NH where she can combine horseshoes and camping in one convenient location.

Connie has her share of 2nd and 3rd place trophies as well. Although Connie doesn't always win in her 200+ tournament career she has finished in the top three at least 50% of the time. Some of Connie's other stand out performances include: the 1985 Keene Open in class C finishing 2nd with a 4-1 record and a 43.1% average and a high game of 55.9%, also in 1985 was the Bennington Last Round Up where Connie played in class A finishing at 3-3 with a 43,8% average and a high game of 63.3%. Connie has played in tournaments all over Vermont and New England including at the Champlain Valley Horseshoe Club both when it was in Colchester and in Milton, Springfield VT, Bennington including the 1992 New England where she took 1st place in Women's class C, Lewiston and Augusta Maine, Nashua NH and Connie's second home for Horseshoes Keene NH where she can combine horseshoes and camping in one convenient location.