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Reid Brewster started playing horseshoes in 1950, when he was 17 years old. Reid competed against Charlie Church, Fred Butler, Maynard brown, and Ted Sausville at places like Bennington, Springfield, Brattleboro, and Burlington, Vermont.

Reid was instrumental is getting horseshoes started at the "IBM" plant at Essex Jct. In 1959. He helped to set up the courts and organize leagues, plus directed single and doubles tournaments. Reid stayed in horseshoes for about 7 years.

Reid got involved in horseshoes again in 1982, where he played in the Sodbusters fall-Roundup, in 1983; Reid joined the "Sodbusters Horseshoe Pitching Club". Over the years, Reid has displayed hard working values to better the Sobbusters Club. He has held many officers including President from 1983-1984, Tournament Director from 1983-1985, Treasurer and Purchasing Agent from 1988-1998. Reid has served on many committees for the Sodbusters Lease Committee in 1988-1992, 25th Anniversary Committee of the Sodbusters Club in 1991, Double Ringers Club Coordinator from 1990-1998, installing the lights, water line, building the utility shed, scoreboard devices and the fence.

Reid received the "Sodbusters Special Recognition Award" in 1988.

Reid was the Vermont Secretary/Treasurer, taking over for Carol Sylvia in 1989 and served and served to 1994. Served on the New England HPA Executive Board from 1990-1994. Chairman of the "Don Harrision Award" in 1992-1993. He was the recipient of the "Don Harrison Award in 1944, one of three Vermonters to receive this Sportsmanship award.

Reid is a competitive league player having played in the Doubles league in 1983-1984, Singles league from 1984-1998. He took 2nd place in singles in 1986.

Reid as a tournament participant, has received many 1st place awards throughout New England.

Reid is a very dedicated individual, who has helped the Sodbusters and the sport of horseshoes grow in many ways. He brought the computer age to the club and the VT HPA, lending much assistance to the tournament director since 1987, along with his willingness to participate in meetings, work sessions, and any other task that is requested of him.

The VT HPA is very fortunate to have the knowledge and experience that Reid gives us, and is very proud to have Reid Brewster inducted into the Vermont Hall of Fame as an Organizer.