TED ALLEN, Boulder, CO

Inducted 1966

Player: Ted Allen of Boulder, CO, won ten official World Championship titles and ranks as the Babe Ruth of horseshoe pitching since he won his first title at the 1933 Chicago World Fair.  He was Champion also in 1934, 1935, 1940, 1946, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957 and 1959.  Allen also finished 2nd six times.  He held more records than any other player and gave exhibitions all over the United States including New York’s Madison Square Garden.  His mark of 72 consecutive ringers is still a world record, which Ted accomplished on two different occasions.  Ted died January 24, 1990, at the age of 81.  His popular designed horseshoe, first manufactured in 1937, is still on the market. Ted competed in the world Tournament 31 years.