Player: Kevin Cone an Iowa farmer and auctioneer was born May 24, 1962, and began pitching horseshoes at age 7. An outstanding World Tournament record followed, which includes 2nd place finishes in 1986 and 1993 and becoming World Champion in 1992 with a 29-2 record while averaging 82.9%. Kevin is an excellent exhibition pitcher and has put on countless demonstration s of his skills. He even took a trip to Japan to take part in a two-day clinic with forty to 50,000 in attendance each day. His occupation required a temporary retired from horseshoe in 1996. He won 13 Iowa State Championships.