National Boomerang Championship comes to Madison


WWW.MADISONSPORTS.ORG THROWERS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY WILL GATHER IN MADISON THIS SUMMER FOR THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS BOOMERANG COMPETITION IN THE UNITED STATES. JUNE 24-26 MARKS THE FIRST TIME THE US BOOMERANG NATIONALS WILL BE HELD IN WISCONSIN. “MADISON IS A GREAT SPOT FOR THE USBA (UNITED STATES BOOMERANG ASSOCIATION) TO EXPERIENCE,” SAID USBA PRESIDENT JAMES STICKNEY. “THE UNIVERSITY HAS CULTIVATED A GREAT SPORTS CULTURE AND I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO BRINGING A NEW SPORT TO THE AREA. I KNOW OUR THROWERS ARE EXCITED TO GET OUT AND SEE THE TOWN!” THROWERS WILL BE TESTING THEIR SKILLS IN SPEED, ACCURACY, DISTANCE AND MAXIMUM TIME IN THE AIR. SOME BOOMERANGS RETURN IN AS LITTLE AS 2.5 SECONDS WHILE OTHERS ARE FLYING OVER 150 METERS BEFORE COMING BACK. ALL MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES BOOMERANG TEAM WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE. TEAM MEMBERS ARE SELECTED BI-ANNUALLY AT TRIALS AND CONSIST OF TWO, 6-MEMBER SQUADS. THIS JULY, THE TEAM WILL COMPETE AT THE WORLD BOOMERANG CUP IN KIEL, GERMANY. THERE ARE ONLY A HANDFUL OF TOURNAMENTS THAT TAKE PLACE PRIOR TO THE WBC AND THAT INCLUDES NATIONALS, WHICH WILL BE HELD AT THE WISCONSIN RUGBY SPORTS COMPLEX, 4064 VILAS RD, COTTAGE GROVE. TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR CHET SNOUFFER SAID THE EVENT WILL FEATURE WORLD CLASS COMPETITION. “THE TOP TWO DOZEN THROWERS OR SO WILL BE COMPETING FOR THE TITLE OF NATIONAL CHAMPION,” HE SAID. “THE CALIBER OF COMPETITION WILL BE INTENSE AND DEPENDING ON THE WINDS, IT COULD BE WORLD-RECORD WEATHER. ” USBA SPOKESWOMAN JAMI KINTON SAID THE EVENT IS SOMETHING GUESTS HAVE TO SEE TO BELIEVE. “WHEN MOST PEOPLE THINK OF

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