GLEN HENTON, Maquoketa, Iowa

Inducted 1978

Player: Red Henton of Maquokta, Iowa, started playing the sport when he was a kid, but did not compete in sanctioned tournaments until his first state tournament in 1960 at age 40. He was with the Armed Forces in India and Burma for 2 years during World War II and while there pitched many exhibitions for the servicemen in the C.BI. Theatre.

He played in his first World Tournament in 1962 and received the "Outstanding First Year Player Award." In Following years he won the "World Tournament Sportsmanship Award" twice. He was a member of the delegation of horseshoe pitchers that visited Kroostad in the Republic of South Africa in 1974.

He won the Iowa State Championship 15 times. He qualified for the Men's Championship Class at 18 World Tournaments, winning 375 games and a career ringer average of 78.32%. In the record setting 1964 World Tournament, Red placed 3rd, with a 29-6 record and an average of 83.9% ringers. Red placed in the 'top ten' 10 times altogether and his best finish was in 1977 where he ended in a first place tie with Elmer Hohl on a 32-3 record but ended up as runner-up, losing in a playoff, two games to none.