Shop Talk: November 2020

Team Revolution Wins WCB Southeastern Team Challenge

Farriers from across the country had an opportunity to compete in what was for many the first four-person team contest of 2020 when the World Championship Blacksmiths hosted the Southeastern Team Challenge at the beginning of October in Greensboro, N.C.

Team Revolution, comprised of farriers Ben Mangan, CJF (Carthage, N.Y.), Tim McPhee, CJF (Epping, N.H.), Tyler Marshall (Chester, N.H.) and Mark Schneider (Middletown Springs, Vt.), won the challenge, which was held in coordination with the North Carolina Horseshoeing Association.

A total of 11 teams competed. Second place honors went to team TMT, which consisted of Chris Madrid, CJF (Stanley, N.M.), Robbie Mederos, CJF, (FE), (Danville, Calif.), Bodie Trnka, CJF (Jordan, Minn.) and Robert Jukes (Weatherford, Texas)

Third place honors went to Team WCB, which was comprised of Mike Poe, CJF, AWCF (Columbia, Md.), Carl Via, CJF (Mineral, Va.), Andrew Neilson CJF (Oxford, Pa.) and Dillon Crane, CJF (Waxhaw, N.C).

The next WCB competition is the 2020 National Championship, which will take place Dec. 3-5 in
Fort Worth, Texas.

Hurricane Laura Relief Efforts

The Southern Farrier’s Association has organized an effort to provide support for farriers in the Lake Charles, La., area who experienced the devastating destruction of Hurricane Laura in early September. Individuals who wish to contribute to the effort can donate gift cards from major retailers (Walmart, Target, Tractor Supply, Home Depot, Lowes, etc.). Contact Southern Farrier’s Association Vice President Tim Lebas at (337) 278-6169 or Secretary Dave Hodges at (228) 861–6792.

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