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Stokes Memorial Award

Established in 1958
Established in 1958, The Stokes Memorial Award commemorates the memory of Arch Stokes, one of the most beloved and important figures in the history of horseshoe pitching. The award is presented each year to the person who has done the most during the preceding three to five years to promote, foster and build the sport.
Arch Stokes Arch Stokes was four time president of the N.H.P.A. His efforts rescued the game following World War II and built the courts in Murray, Utah, where the World Tournament was held 13 times.


In July 1994, Dave Loucks, while serving as NHPA President and Newsline Editor, wrote this wonderful article about Arch Stokes. Although more than fifty years have passed, Loucks as a youngster in the sport, made a number of trips to Murray, Utah, so he personally knew the Stokes family and had first hand experience of the work and efforts of Arch Stokes. In his trips to Murray, Utah, Loucks earned three Junior World Championships. There can be no better way to tell the story of the person the award is named for and to introduce those that have been recipients of the award than to repeat the article here.

To nominate a deserving individual
please complete this form and mail to the NHPA President


2015 Recipient Rob Hagman

Following are the recipients of the Stokes Memorial Award and the announcement that appeared in the NHPA publications:

RECIPIENTS

Elmer Beller, California
Archie Gregson, California
Katie Gregson, California
Harold Craig, Indiana
Mary Craig, Indiana
Bob Pence, Indiana
F. Ellis Cobb, Illinois
Ted Allen, Colorado
Ottie Reno, Ohio
Irwin Carlberg, Michigan
Reinard Backer, Utah
Will Guillickson, Minnesota
Ralph Dykes, Illinois
Leo McGrath, Ohio
Wally Shipley, California
Hal Hanania, New Jersey
Rollin L. Futrell, Ohio
Harold Cook, Florida
Herb Okeson, Washington
Bernard Herfurth, Masachusetts
James Woodson, Texas
Dan Schlosser, Ohio
Donnie Roberts, Ohio
Russell Gadoury, Massachusetts
Gary Kline, Ohio
Preimesberger Family, Minnesota
Sol Berman, New Jersey
Lee Davis, Florida
Lee Elbe, Missouri
Vince Yannetti, New Jersey
Bob Champion, Colorado
Terrence Dougherty, Pennsylvania
Dave Loucks, California

YEAR

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1972
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Walter Ray Williams Jr., California
Don Koso, Nebraska
Don Titcomb, California
Earl Winston, Missouri
Winnie Winetrout, Washington
Ed Domey, Massachusetts
Vicki Winston, Missouri
Jack Freeman, Tennessee
Don Weaver, Nevada
Bob Dunn, Minnesota
Charles Bunner, West Virginia
Steve Summerlin, Michigan
Dick Hansen, Wisconsin
Paul Stewart, North Carolina
Glenn Jamieson, California
Casey Sluys, California
Bonnie Seibold, Indiana
Joe Faron, Missouri
Lorraine Sternberg, Wisconsin
Stuart Sipma, North Dakota
Kurt Whaley, South Dakota
Jerry LaBrosse, Minnesota
Paula Summerlin, Michigan
Gary Roberts, Ohio
Jeanette Claas, Missouri
Dan Sanders, OH
Rob Hagman, MN
Ron Weiss, PA

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