Smooth like butter: Never forget when Iowa honored Caitlin Clark with a butter sculpture at the fair

Caitlin Clark is known for her smooth-as-butter 3-point shots.

So it is only fitting that the Iowa basketball star is being honored with a life-size butter sculpture at the Iowa State Fair.

Clark’s sculpture will be on display from Aug. 10-20 at the annual event, which draws upwards of one million visitors each year.

The 21-year-old guard swept the national player of the year awards for the 2022-23 season, in which she led the Hawkeyes to the national championship game and became the first Division I women’s basketball player to record more than 1,000 points and 300 assists in a single season.


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She is one of three legendary Iowa athletes honored with a butter likeness at the state fair, alongside Kurt Warner, a former Northern Iowa football star turned NFL Hall of Fame, and Jack Trice, who made history in the 1920s as Iowa State’s first Black athlete.

The trio will appear at the Agriculture Building with the famed Butter Cow, which is sculpted each year from 600 pounds of butter.


A State Fair butter trinity: Clark, Trice, Warner

Much of the butter used in the sculptures will be recycled for future sculptures and can be reused for up to 10 years.

Twin sisters Grace and Hannah Pratt are serving as apprentices to their mother Sarah Pratt, the head sculptor for state fair, and helped craft the statues in a 40-degree cooler.

“The thing I love about Hannah and Grace is they have that drive,” Sarah Pratt told the Des Moines Register.

“They have this amazing internal force that makes the creative process just part of their souls, which is so invigorating.”

Creativity and drive? Sounds like Clark.





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