Team Indiana prevails

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Team Indiana overcame 19 other teams to capture the title in the three-day 2014 Team World Horseshoes competition at the Telfer Sports and Activity Center in Beloit.

After completing 19 preliminary rounds, Team Indiana took the title in the step-ladder playoffs. Team members include Sharon Chiddister, Dan Dunn, Doc Rice and Julia Charlton. 

Rice finished with the most wins for Indiana with 18, to go with a 59.20 ringer percent. Dunn had 17 wins and a 64.77 percent. Chiddister had 17 wins and a 64.32 percent and Charlton had 12 wins and a 50.23 percent.

In the step-ladder finals, the champions first defeated Team Illinois. That match ended in a 2-2 tie which was broken by total points.

The defending champion Team Wisconsin was next to fall in a 3-1 upset. In the final round, Indiana knocked off top-seeded Missouri, 3-1. 

Despite finishing runnerup, Missouri finished the tournament with the best winning percentage, .800, tied Indiana for most wins (64) and had the best ringer percent for the tourney (63.19). Indiana had a .727 winning percent and a 59.63 ringer percent.

The best individual ringer percent went to Ed Pashia of Missouri who had a tournament-high 19 wins to go with his 70.75 percent. Pashia’s best game was 85 percent when he pitched 34 ringers out of 40 shoes.

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