A local man pitched himself into horseshoe-tossing history Monday night when his ringer stopped in midair on an iron stake.
Horseshoe players told Mark Gaudet of Rumford they’d never seen anything in four decades of playing like his gravity-defying ringer.
“It was just one of them once-in-a-lifetime shots, really,” Gaudet said Wednesday.
Despite sticking the horseshoe in midair, he said it was only worth three points in the game at the Hosmer Field Complex.
“It was still just a ringer,” he said
Gaudet said he and Dubois were leading by 15 points and had thrown 16 to 18 shoes. He said he was using Dubois’ specialized horseshoes, which had big hooks on the ends.
“I hit it high on the pole and it was swinging around on its way down and all of a sudden, it just stopped dead right in the middle of the pole, like it hit a burr or paint buildup,” he said Wednes
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