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Cornhole Athletes Gavin Hamann and Jaxson Remmick Make History with Winthrop University Scholarships

Gavin Hamann and Jaxson Remmick signed with Winthrop University in South Carolina, which offered them an athletic scholarship. The strange thing is that neither of them is very likely to win a Super Bowl, a World Series, win an NBA title, or lift the Stanley Cup. Both are dedicated to cornholes.

In this game, it’s about throwing bags onto the board, ideally straight into a hole in it. The name comes from the fact that originally the bags were filled with corn kernels or beans, but today artificial materials are used, which retain their shape, weight and consistency even after many throws.

Although a professional cornhole league has existed in the United States for several years, it is an absolute minority affair. And it’s the same with Winthrop University, it’s a small college that doesn’t have a chance to compete with the strong teams of big universities in the “big” college sports leagues.

In addition to trying to succeed on the sports field, the bet on cornhole is also based on the fact that the university is located only about two kilometers from the headquarters of the professional cornhole league. A former professional player has thus become the coach of the university team, and he plans to cooperate with the nearby league headquarters.

The student was accepted by 125 universities, offering him scholarships worth 200 million

The scholarship should cover roughly half of the young people’s study costs, but at the same time it changed their original plans quite a bit. Gavin Hamann also played football in addition to cornhole, and Jaxson Remmick wanted to break through as a catcher in baseball at university.

However, in the cornhole, they have a significantly greater chance of achieving significant success, because according to experts, their talent is enormous. They have only been involved in this sport since 2021, but they have already recorded a number of victories at the national level as well. And with them they also earned relatively decent money in the order of thousands of dollars.

According to the website The Washington Post thus becoming the first students to receive scholarships thanks to this sport. “We were as shocked as everyone else,” commented Winthrop University’s Gavin Hamann.

The two young men then also agreed that they finally no longer need to be ashamed of their hobby. “It’s just pretty weird to tell people you have a cornhole tournament tonight,” Jaxson Remmick said of the American public’s general view of his favorite sport.

The student from Georgia was accepted by 49 universities

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