CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (KCRG) – Braeden Farmer of Cedar Falls performed in a number of sports activities rising up, together with soccer, wrestling and gymnastics, however by no means did he think about he’d turn into top-of-the-line axe throwers on this planet.
“I did some at summer season camps and stuff like that, however nothing to this degree,” mentioned Farmer.
His ardour for the game began when his dad, Paul, opened an axe-throwing bar referred to as, Hurling Hatchet, in Cedar Falls final yr. The household additionally owns one other location in Cedar Rapids. They finally joined the World Axe Throwing League, which consists of greater than 275 members in at the very least 22 international locations.
“We began simply doing it with family and friends,” mentioned Braeden. “Simply one thing enjoyable to do in our spare time.”
“My enterprise companion and I, after we first began this, we dreamed a few competitor doing nicely sufficient to go on to larger phases,” mentioned Paul. “I’ll be trustworthy, to start with I didn’t suppose it could be Braeden, however it’s fairly cool that it’s.”
What began out as an concept has now given Braeden the chance to compete on the world stage. This weekend, he’ll compete within the 2020 World Axe Throwing Championship in Atlanta, Georgia. He certified by successful his regional match, but additionally having one of many prime scores on this planet. He’s the youngest competitor to ever qualify for the match.
“I really feel like I’m sort of the underdog going into it, which I feel is de facto cool,” mentioned Braeden.
Whereas Braeden is normally calm and funky throughout competitors, it nonetheless hits him how his ardour for the game began.
“I’m nonetheless just a little shocked,” he mentioned. “I didn’t suppose it could go this far. It was sort of one among my aspect issues to do only for enjoyable. I didn’t give it some thought rather more than that. After I received regionals and acquired into it extra, it simply blows my thoughts.”
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