World Championship Blacksmiths (WCB) began its 2020 season of forging competitions June 17-20 in Edgewood, N.M. The season opener comes a little less than 2 months after the original opening contest in Madison, Wis., was scheduled, but ultimately canceled in the interest of public safety as a result of COVID-19. 

Chris Madrid, Santa Fe, N.M., was the Overall Champion at the 2020 Roadrunner Classic, according to a post on the WCB Facebook page. In addition to his Liberty Live Shoeing win, Madrid won for Best Shod Foot.

Other winners include:

Category Champions 

  • Cody Mecham, Fruitland, Utah (Category 3) 
  • John Sagaria, Petaluma, Calif. (Category 2)
  • Mike Miller, Catlett, Va. (Category 1) 

Best Shod Foot

  • Mike Stone Santa Fe, N.M. (Category 3)
  • John Sagaria, Petaluma, Calif. (Category 2)
  • Steve Lowry, Boone, N.C. (Category 1)

The WCB will continue its season July 31-Aug. 2 in Fitchburg, Wis.