Fritzler Corn Maze Design History
2014 Corn Maze Design
The 2014 Fritzler Corn Maze design is a tribute to the everyday heroes in our lives – firefighters, law enforcement, emergency medical personnel, military, school teachers, scientists…the list goes on.
The impact these individuals have on our day-to-day lives goes largely unnoticed, and this year at the maze, we say “thank you for your service.”
2013 Corn Maze Design
The 2013 Fritzler Colorado Corn Maze design is of a bald eagle crying.
Initially meant to represent a nation divided and hurting, the design has taken on a whole new meaning with the flooding disaster in Colorado.
Our friends, family, neighbors, and fellow Americans are hurting from the recents events, and the eagle is reflective of how we are feeling.
2012 Corn Maze Design
The 2012 Fritzler Corn Maze Design is of Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos star quarterback.
Manning has thrown over 400 touchdowns (he currently ranks third in the NFL of all-time touchdown passes thrown), won four MVP awards, and been named to eleven pro bowls (thus far).
Along with his many accomplishments in football, Manning has now found himself immortalized in the famous Fritzler Corn Maze design.
2011 Corn Maze Design
The design this year depicts an iconic, scenic snapshot of life in the United States of America.
From the Colorado Rocky Mountains to the great plains of the Front Range, the US is country strong! Our nation has survived some dark and trying times, but we continue to stay proud, tried, and true, and maintain the iconic image of the “American Dream” – depicted in this year’s corn maze.
2010 Corn Maze Design
The 2010 maze design is a tribute to the brave men and women serving in the United States armed forced to protect our great country and ensure our freedom.
The design resonates very closely with the Fritzler family, as their son Trevor enlisted to active duty with the US Army earlier this year.
The number of days listed in the maze design is how many days before Trevor comes home. This count will be updated in each year’s maze design.
To our brave troops: We respect your dedication, we revere your unwavering loyalty, we are awe-struck by your sacrifice. We salute YOU!!!
2009 Corn Maze Design
The 2009 maze celebrates our 10th season of corn-fueled fun with a tribute to a movie that is a timeless classic worthy of a Fritzler MAiZE design.
The Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion from “The Wizard of OZ” bring our 2009 design to life. A tribute to a movie we all know and love guarantees plently of twists, turns, and scares – “oh, my!”
2008 Corn Maze Design
The 2008 design is Glen’s tribute to his parents, who have been by his side since the beginning of the Fritzler Maze saga back in 2000.
Without their help, the maze wouldn’t be where it is today, and Glen would be hard-pressed to carry on the Fritzler family farms name on this own. Thanks mom and dad!
2007 Corn Maze Design
The 2007 maze design is the Fritzler MAiZE tribute to legendary Country-Western singer and bareback rodeo cowboy Chris LeDoux.
Chris called Kaycee, Wyoming home and died of a rare form of cancer in March of 2005.
Beloved by the rodeo world, LeDoux’s music captured the spirit of the sport – and of the American West.
Learn more about Chris LeDoux by visiting www.chrisledoux.com.
2006 Corn Maze Design
The 2006 design is the Colorado quarter, released June 14th, 2006 on the west steps of the Colorado State Capital.
The Colorado Quarter was developed as part of the U.S. Mint’s Fifty State Commemorative Coin Program.
Five designs were submitted to Colorado Governor Bill Owens, who made the final decision on which design would best represent our great state.
To learn more about the Colorado quarter, visitwww.colorado.gov/quarter.
2005 Corn Maze Design
The 2005 maze design is a tribute to the “Kings of Soul and Rock-n-Roll.”
Both of these great musicians played a pivotal role in shaping American music of their respective times and continue to influence music even today.
2004 Corn Maze Design
The 2004 design is dedicated to the brave US Military troops that protect our country and depicts the United State Marines raising the flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II.
Although only four Marines are readily visible in the well-known photograph (and in our maze design), there were actually six – four in the foreground and two more behind.
Left to right in the foreground: Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, John Bradley, and Harlon Block. In the back: Michael Strank (behind Sousley), and Rene Gagnon (behind Bradley).
To learn more about the pivotal Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II and the Marines in the photo, visit www.iwojima.com.
2003 Corn Maze Design
The 2003 maze design is of Ol’ Number 7 (holding the Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy) and the Colorado Crush logo.
As a starting quarterback and MVP (SB XXXIII), John Elway led the Broncos to 148 winning games and their consecutive first and second Super Bowl victories in 1998 and 1999.
A favorite of maze owner Glen Fritzler, and arguably one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, it only seemed fitting to include John Elway in one of our maze designs.
Also included in the design is the logo of the Colorado Crush – the Arena Football League team owned by Elway.
2002 Corn Maze Design
Featured on the Today Show, the 2002 design was dedicated to the memory of those lost in the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and to the great country that we live in: The USA.
This year “God Bless the U.S.A.” by Lee Greenwood was the anthem sung by hearts across the nation and Patriot Day was enacted by the President as a day of remembrance.
2001 Corn Maze Design
The 2001 maze design is of Thunder, the Denver Broncos mascot, stomping on the logo of the Oakland Raiders.
Thunder is an 18-year old purebred Arabian stallion who made his debut on September 12, 1993.
Thunder has appeared at all Broncos games and both Super Bowl XXXII and XXXIII since then. He is in his tenth season with the Denver Broncos Football Club.
2000 Corn Maze Design – The Original
The year 2000 was the first year of the maze, and the design was the new Denver Broncos logo.
As the owners of the maze are avid Denver Broncos fans, they wanted to show their support for the team. Incorporating the team logo into their maze was the perfect opportunity.
Many thanks to all those who made 2000 a successful year!