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Ken Wallace started pitching horseshoes, over 70 years ago, at the age of 10, with his father and brother. In those days, they would use the shoes from horses to pitch with.

Ken and his wife, Doris, Live in South Barre, VT for 61 years. They have one daughter, Jane.

Ken helped to organize The Barre Horseshoe league in 1970 along with the late Preem Marineau and Tim Holt. They had at that time 240 members and they played every Monday night. Ken helped to install the courts and kept records on league play.

Ken has played in numerous local, state, and national tournaments in the class A levels. In 1963, ken played in the Championship Class at the Worlds Horseshoe Tournament in Keene, NH. Ken participated in the New England Tournaments in 1961-1964. In 1962, his best finish was 4th place in Class D, with a record of 4 wins and 3 losses, averaging 42.9%. He played in many Vermont State Tournaments (especially in Brattleboro, VT.) through the years until 1983, his last one, in Class C, 3rd with a record of 3 and 3, averaging 30.4%.

Ken held the office of President of the VT HPA for four years, 1960-1964, and Secretary/Treasurer for four years, 1964-1968. Ken was a Director for the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association.

The VT HPA is very proud to have Ken Wallace inducted into the Vermont Hall of Fame as an Organizer/Pitcher.