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Anscheinend kann man ein College-Stipendium bekommen, um Cornhole zu spielen

von NFI Redaktion

Perhaps you’ve played Cornhole while grilling in your backyard or tailgating before a college or professional football game.

There’s even a professional league broadcasted on ESPN.

Now, it’s going to be a college sport.

High schoolers Jaxson Remmick and Gavin Hamann have signed letters of intent to play Cornhole at Winthrop University, a Division I school in North Carolina.

“I never thought Cornhole would bring me here,” said Remmick. “I’ve come a long way, and it’s great.”

The duo is the first student-athletes to ever sign to play Cornhole at a school. They are two-time champions of the Cornhole League High School National and are so skilled that they are considered five-star recruits. As reported by The Washington Post, the scholarships they receive for playing cover half of their tuition.

“Two and a half years ago, I just started going to a bar with my parents and playing in regular league nights,” Hamann told local news station KDVR. “I started to get good, and now I’m the first 5-star recruit in the division.”

During their recruitment, Winthrop coach Dusty Thompson recognized the pair’s skills and decided they were the two teens he could help build a strong program with. According to Thompson, they have beaten ten pros and the world champions of the last two years. Winthrop’s team is still at the club level, as it is not sanctioned by the NCAA, but participates in tournaments organized by other associations.

Cornhole has gained popularity in the last decade, from a simple backyard game played with friends to a tournament on live television. In August 2023, over 180,000 people voted to take part in the American Cornhole League’s Singles World Championship on ESPN.

“I’m shocked, just like everyone else,” said Hamann to KUSA. “It’s crazy. It’s groundbreaking, it’s new, it’s making history.”

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