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Stanley Bigelow was born March 23, 1958 in Burlington, Vermont and now lives in New Haven, Vermont with his wife Lynne. Stanley and Lynne's two daughters, Meagan and Melissa spent their childhood following their dad around the horseshoe courts and eventually took up the sport themselves.

Stanley is a devoted horseshoe player, as he was growing up he pitched horseshoes with his brother Blakely at campgrounds and in backyards. Stanley joined the Sodbusters Horseshoe Club in 1988 where he has dedicated his time and efforts to keeping the grounds clean and in good shape. Stanley organizes raking and annual work details for the Sodbusters Club and this past year was by far the most successful cleanup. In 1990 Stanley started donating his electrical expertise on the courts and the building. In 1996 he led a team of people in a building repairs project that included repairs to the steps, the windows, and the shingles. In 1993 Stanley received a Special Recognition Award from Sodbusters. In 2004 in the Vermont States Stanley took 1st place in class D with a 5-1 record and an average of 36.86 for the day. In the State Doubles this year, Stanley and his daughter Melissa took first place in A class, and won the recognition of State Doubles Champions. Stanley shot a high game of fifty percent.

Stanley has held many elected positions in the Sodbusters club and takes a very active roll in all of them. He was Tournament Director from 1996 to 2000 and again in 2005. In 2000 he served on Lease Negotiating Committee and was the Secretary for the club in 2001. He also served on the awards committee in 2006. His most leading role in the club has been President, where he has served from 2007 thru 2009. During 2008-2009 his greatest accomplishment was engineering an additional three new courts to the twelve already there for the club. He donated much of his time and equipment on the new courts and they have been a real positive feature for the club.

Stanley has a large appreciation for the sport because it is so family oriented. He loves how this sport has brought about great family adventures such as going to World Horseshoe Tournaments, going camping in Keene, NH or just spending a Sunday with his daughters.

It is both an honor and a privilege to induct Stanley Bigelow into the Vermont Horseshoe Pitcher's Association Hall of Fame as an Organizer.