Wilbur Gabel wins State Horseshoe Title


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Submitted by Rory Gabel (NewsDakota.com)

Over the last two weekends, Wilbur Gabel and his two grandsons Cameron and Noah Gabel participated in the North Dakota 

Horseshoe Pitchers Association (NDHPA) Singles and Doubles State Tournaments held in Bismarck and Jamestown. 

 In Bismarck, Wilbur came away with a State Singles title in the Elders Championship Class along with a high ringer award. 

Wilbur joins the late Norman Potter (2001) and Myron Trandsrud (2006), all from Valley City to win the Elders State title.

 Cameron earned a 2nd place in the State Singles Juniors Championship for the third year in a row and Noah came away 

with a 3rd place finish in State Singles Juniors Class A. Noah was past Junior Cadet State champion in 2009 and 2011.

 In doubles play held in Jamestown, Wilbur and his partner Carol Peterson failed in their attempt to win the title 3 years in a row 

but placed 2nd. Noah and his partner Jennifer Trader placed 3rd in their class. Cameron failed to place after winning the doubles 

title last year in his class.

 Allard Trophy Company of Valley City was the official Sponsor of the 2012 NDHPA State Tournament.

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