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Clark County father, daughter chasing cornhole world championship

Clark County father, daughter chasing cornhole world championship

2021-04-29 23:13:38

DORCHESTER, Wis. (WSAW) – In simply her third 12 months taking part in aggressive cornhole, Dorchester’s Maggie Geiger has left her mark on the scene.

“You don’t assume you’re going to go from small-town Dorchester bar league to world champion,” mentioned Geiger. “However it occurred.”

It definitely did.

In her first 12 months taking part in for the American Cornhole Group in 2019, Maggie and her dad, Wayne Rau, positioned runner-up within the Coed Doubles competitors. In 2020, Maggie traded within the silver for gold, profitable each the Girls’s Singles World Championship and Girls’s Doubles title.

“It’s form of unreal,” mentioned Wayne, who bought his daughter into aggressive throwing when he wanted a accomplice. “We might go to a bar event hoping we’d place within the high three in order that we might get our gasoline paid for. From there, 5 to six years later, she’s world champ.”

That title comes with onerous work and sacrifice. Maggie and Wayne spend loads of hours on the highway on weekends, away from their households and work. They’re very appreciative of their jobs for permitting them to suit aggressive cornhole into their schedules, and their spouses for preserving issues heading in the right direction at residence when they’re away at competitions, or simply attempting to get a number of rounds of follow in on the Dorchester Memorial Corridor.

That follow continues to repay.

“Over the past 12 months or so,” Wayne defined, “they’re beginning to acknowledge that we’re one of many higher groups.”

Presently certified for the 2021 World Championships set to be performed in Florida this coming July, Maggie is hoping to reside as much as that hype and defend her singles and doubles titles whereas additionally serving to her dad have that profitable feeling within the Coed division.

“I wish to get to the finals playoff with my dad with Coed,” Maggie mentioned enthusiastically. “We’ll see what singles and doubles brings.”

For Wayne, he already feels as if he’s profitable, attending to spend high quality time together with his daughter on the nationwide circuit and taking part in together with his sons in native tournaments.

“It’s an actual good feeling that I suppose all of us take pleasure in this sport,” mentioned Wayne. “I was a dairy farmer, which may be very time consuming, and spending time with all three of my youngsters; you simply didn’t take the time.”

That point is being made up for now as he and Maggie journey from state to state, weekend after weekend, seeking to carry world championship glory again to the small city of Dorchester.

“I suppose that’s what actually helped get into it,” Maggie mentioned, referring to her small hometown. “Being in a small city, there isn’t a lot to do. Moving into taking part in cornhole, that was your getaway, your launch, your interest. Your one factor to do.”

Maggie says it’s simple for anybody to get entangled. She advises folks to examine Fb and different on-line websites for native tournaments.

For extra data on the ACO, you’ll be able to go to its web site right here.

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