MARK SEIBOLD, Huntington, Indiana
Player: Mark Seibold, of Huntington, Indiana was born January 16, 1954, began pitching horseshoes at age eight. He won Junior Boy's World Championship in 1966 and 1969. In 1969, he set a record by pitching 83.5% ringers. Mark was Indiana Junior Boy's State Champion six times, 1965-1970 and was Indiana Men's Champion 1973,1976,1978,19797, and 1980.
Mark qualified for the World Tournament Men's Championship Class over twenty times, winning over 500 games and holding a career average of 78.45%. He won the 1979 Men's World Championship with a record of 27-4 and pitching 82.6%. In 1978 he was runner-up to Walter Ray Williams Jr., as well as in 1973 when he tied Elmer Hohl for 1st place but lost on a two game playoff. In Mark's first 10 World Tournaments, he never placed lower than fifth place.
Mark is part of a rare horseshoe pitching family as both his mother (Bonnie) and father (Curly) are also in the NHPA Hall of Fame.