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Congrats to Mike Kump, your 2018 Choptober Challenge Champion and our first American winner of an NATF tournament, representing Urban Axes Philadelphia!
Shout out to the entire team at Chopper's Hatcet House for hosting a fantastic weekend in Cherry Hill, and thanks to all competitors who once again showed why the NATF is so proud to represent the world's most talented axe throwers.
The Washington Capitals had an off day on Tuesday, following their 5-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks the night before. The Capitals decided to spend their day axe throwing as a team building activity at Forged Axe Throwing. Check out more footage from the visit here.
Save the date! The 2018 NATF Wild Card Tournament will take place Sunday 16 December across all participating member locations. Learn more about the Wild Card Tournament here.
Stay tuned for registration details, and don’t forget to join the NATF’s mailing list to stay current with all the latest axe throwing news from the community: goo.gl/pCUQ
The National Axe Throwing Federation, BATL, The Backyard Axe Throwing League, Valhalla Indoor Axe Throwing and Urban Axes were recently featured in The Ringer.
Kate Knibbs, the author discusses how the sport is not just for lumberjacks but now a bona fide leisure activity and a burgeoning organized sport.
To read the full article click here.
Welcome Mazhu Axes to the NATF, The National Axe Throwing Federation! Our newest member hails from Bustletown in Northeast Philly, and will join 4 other organizations in the Keystone State. Mazhu will be rostering leagues soon!
The 2018 Regionals in Lethbridge, Alberta was recently featured on Global News. In addition to the annual National Axe Throwing Championship (NATC), the NATF's 4,500 registered players are also eligible to participate in Regional Tournaments held in October ever year. Regional Tournaments provide an opportunity to compete for prize money, as well as early seeding to qualify for placement in the NATC.
This year's tournament was held on Sunday, October 14, 2018 across 8 Competitive Regions. All NATF league members are welcome to participate.
Global News highlighted the event by stating "Dozens of the most talented aze throwers in Western Canada were in Lethbridge over the weekend. They were looking to chuck their way into a national championship."
Read the full article here.
Congratulations to our Champions from 2018 Regionals for securing their spot in Round 1 of the NATC! Thanks to all of our host venues, and everyone who traveled and competed to make this our biggest day of Regional competition yet!
North Central - Curtis Lafleche (Northern Axperts - North Bay)
Central - Nickolas Johnston (BATL - Kitchener)
Southeast - Matt Muti (Axe Club of America - Charlotte)
Greater Toronto - Julio Romero (BATL - Yorkdale)
East - Stefan Cavacciuti (BATL - Ottawa)
Southwest - James Gregg (Urban Axes - Austin)
West - Winner: Tanner Kenny (True North Axe Throwing - Lethbridge) who, although finishing second behind Straun Riley (BATL - Calgary), takes the spot in round 1 of the NATC since Straun has already claimed his place in this year’s NATC as defending champion and cannot qualify a second time.
To learn more on how to qualify for #NATC2019 visit goo.gl/vHw8QD