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Every Champion
Was Once a Contender
who refused to give up

Rocky Balboa

Unifying the sport of urban axe throwing

Our vision is to prove that indoor axe throwing isn't just a unique experience; it can be a competitive sport. We want to unite indoor urban axe throwing facilities from around the world under one professional axe throwing association. Our collaboration with other indoor urban axe throwing companies to create WATL is what sets this league apart from our competitors. Our all-inclusive approach brings these facilities together and allows them the forum and voice to communicate with each other to establish standardized rules and regulations for this sport.

Inception Of the World Axe Throwing League

The sport of urban axe throwing is trending and expanding internationally. We noticed that many indoor axe throwing facilities, mostly in Canada, followed similar business practices and axe throwing rules. However, there wasn't much communication between all of the axe throwing clubs. We felt that we needed to create a forum for all axe throwers to open the floor for discussion on standardizing official rules and regulations to reach a level of harmony and legitimize indoor axe throwing as a sport.

WATL's goals & objectives

The World Axe Throwing League is not here to promote a single brand or image. WATL is here to promote the sport of indoor axe throwing as a whole while bringing together all indoor urban axe throwing clubs from around the world. We seek to standardize the sport of axe throwing - from official league rules, the points tracking system, safety protocols, axe throwing techniques, and everything in between. The prime directive of WATL this year is to achieve the unprecedented; to host the first-ever worldwide axe throwing tournament!

World Axe Throwing Champions

2020 Big Axe Champion

Zach Crawford
TimberBeast Axe Throwing

2020 Duals Champions

Lucas Johnson
Hayden Brown
Murfreesboro Axe

2020 Hatchet Champion

Ryan Smit
Tribal Axe

2019 Duals Champions

Mike Kump
Will Gelatko
Chopper’s Hatchet House

2019 Hatchet Champion

Sam Carter
Tap That Axe Throwing

2018 Hatchet Champion

Benjamin Edgington
Bad Axe Throwing

International Axe Throwing Day

June 13

This day is dedicated to those around the globe who share our passion for axe throwing. The members of the World Axe Throwing League have this goal in mind - to raise awareness and unify the sport of urban axe throwing. This is why the World Axe Throwing League decided to found International Axe Throwing Day. It's not surprising that axe throwing is trending and growing in popularity internationally. This sport is seriously fun and offbeat - it's an inclusive activity everyone can enjoy, even children bringing together all indoor urban axe throwing clubs from around the world. We seek to standardize the sport of axe throwing - from official league rules, the points tracking system, safety protocols, axe throwing techniques, and everything in between.

WATL Founder & Commissioner
Mario Zelaya

The sport of urban axe throwing is trending and expanding internationally. Mario noticed that many indoor urban axe throwing facilities, mostly in Canada, followed similar business practices and axe throwing rules. However, there wasn’t much communication between axe venues. Mario felt that we needed to create a forum for these facilities to open the floor for discussion on standardizing official rules and regulations to reach a level of harmony and legitimize indoor axe throwing as a sport. That way, by working together, we could put axe throwing on par with other major sports.

“Because of the strong demand for the sport of urban axe throwing, we’re establishing a World Axe Throwing League – similar to what you would expect for the NHL, UFC, NBA, MLB, etc.,” said Mario Zelaya, League Chairman and founder.

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