Straight butter: Caitlin Clark dairy-based statue coming to Iowa State Fair


Iowa All-American Caitlin Clark is among athletes synonymous with the state being immortalized in butter at the Iowa State Fair.

Long a tradition to feature a lifelike, life-size cow carving in a temperature-controlled setting on the Iowa fairgrounds with onlookers able to appreciate the artistry through a window, the Iowa State Fair commissioned dairy-based sculptures of Clark, Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner and late Iowa State running back Jack Trice.

All four statues will be carved by Sarah Pratt and be displayed at the John Deere Agricultural Building during the fair Aug. 10-20 in Des Moines.

Warner was born in Burlington, Iowa, and attended the University of Northern Iowa before playing in the Arena Football League and being discovered by the St. Louis Rams. He went on lead the Rams to a Super Bowl victory and play in the NFL’s championship game two other times.

Trice was the first African American athlete at Iowa State and the Ames-based university named its football stadium in his honor. Trice died due to injuries suffered on the field in 1923 after being trampled by multiple Minnesota players.

Clark was the National Player of the Year in women’s college basketball last season, guiding the Hawkeyes to the national championship game where Iowa lost to LSU.

–Field Level Media

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