Union Bridge, M.D., farrier Mike Poe, was the winner of the World Championship Blacksmiths (WCB) competition July 31-Aug. 2 in Fitchburg, Wis. The event marked the second phase of the five-phase contest, and had been rescheduled due to COVID-19 concerns.

Stanley, N.M., farrier Chris Madrid, won the Liberty Live Shoeing challenge for the second time this season. A total of 72 competitors representing 28 states participated in the contest.

Other winners include:

Category Champions

  • Joey Hite, Greensboro, N.C. (Category 3) 
  • Matt Hull, Stony Point, N.C. (Category 2)
  • Noah Yoder, Heartford, Miss. (Category 1) 

The WCB will continue its season Oct. 1-3 in Greensboro, N.C.