Player: Mark Seibold, of Huntington, Indiana was born January 16, 1954, and 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, 1979, 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 while pitching 82.6%. In 1973 he was runner-up 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.