Ralph Simmons (Iowa)

Inducted 2017

Ralph Simmons (Iowa) Historic Era Player: Ralph did not get into organized horseshoes until he was in his 50s. His first World Tournament was 1978, he finished 11th on a 24-11 record averaging 73.7%. In 1979, he placed 3rd 25-6 80.68%, in 1980, 4th 26-5 77.74%, in 1981 4th 16-7 81.24%. That was he final World Tournament as he was stricken by an illness that took his life. Ralph was a three-time Iowa state champion: 1980, 1981 and 1982