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WATL City Profile: Chicago

Chicago is this week’s stop on the World Axe Throwing League world tour! With one of the largest concentrations of axe throwing venues in Chicago and it’s suburban area of anywhere in North America it made perfect sense to feature it as our next stop.

Chicago’s Top Talent

Despite Chicago’s depth of venues only a few names have risen from the professional scene in Chicago. Cody Baker who made a semi-finals appearance in last years World Championship and Ike Grevers who had an impressive showing this year at Throwdown Axe Festival finishing Top 16 and missing Top 12 by less than a splinter on a killshot.

Cody Baker

Highest League Score: 1383
Top Tournament Placing: 3rd/4th 2018 World Championship
Lifetime League Bullseye %: 51.4

Ike Grevers

Highest League Score: 1188
Top Tournament Placing: Top 16 Throwdown Axe Festival 2019
Lifetime League Bullseye %: 55.8

Alexander Morales

Highest League Score: 1420
Top Tournament Placing: N/A
Lifetime League Bullseye %: 62.8

Jon Heiberger

Highest League Score: 1316
Top Tournament Placing: N/A
Lifetime League Bullseye %: 43.8

World Axe Throwing League Affiliates in Chicago

Bad Axe Throwing (West Loop) and (Lake View)

Bad Axe Chicago hosted both last year’s US Open and World Axe Throwing Championship. With two locations in downtown Bad Axe hosts the largest leagues in the city.

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Axeplosion Axe Throwing Lounge

Axeplosion has three venue scattered amongst the suburbs of Chicago. At over 20,000 combined feet of space it’s the largest footprint of axe throwing in the city!

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Another happy group came in to check us out today at #axeplosion Aurora. All three locations are up and running so if you are looking for something new or different to check out we’d love to host your next event! • • • • • • • #axeplosion #aurora #buffalogrove #lombard #chicago #illinois #axe #axethrowing #axechicago #life #lifestyle #somethingnew #event #events #bachelorette #bachelor

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Mobile Axe Throwing

One of the WATL’s only mobile axe throwing ranges, Mobile Axe Throwing based in Chicago can make sure you get your axe throwing fix wherever you need it. With a custom built trailer and 5 targets to choose from it really is a venue on wheels.

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Ragnarok Axe Throwing

Ragnarok is the only other downtown location in Chicago. Featuring 2 fully equipped axe throwing “suites” Asgard and Valhalla, Ragnarok can accommodate groups of up to 44 people for hours of axe throwing enjoyment!

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Spooktober is finally here! Fittingly, our axepert of the month is master of disguise and intrigue, @ingridburton_secretmermaid! As an axepert, Ingrid loves helping everyone realize they can throw weapons like a bad axe. As Dr. Oxy, her favorite part is scaring people with her bendy tricks and making sure they're singing Disney songs correctly. Either way, her day is made when she gets to watch people let loose and discover new things. Ingrid also works as a model and burlesque dancer. When she's not at work, she enjoys doing yoga and playing Dungeons and Dragons. Her personal motto is that there's always room for ice cream.

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Throw Nation Chicago

Throw Nation has two locations Chicago, IL and Dublin, OH. While the Chicago location hasn’t reached the popularity of the location in Ohio, it’s still an awesome part of the WATL community in Chicago. Throw Nation will be represented at the World Axe Throwing Championship by Josh Russo and has the potential to be joined by another thrower as well after strong league performances in Ohio.

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Had a blast with these ladies today! . . . #thrownation #drinkthrowtrepeat #axethrowing #craftbeer

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Accelerate Axe Throwing 

Accelerate Axe Throwing is part of a huge indoor entertainment complex that includes an arcade, bar, go karting and most importantly axe throwing. Sister companies with Autobahn Indoor Speedway the total number of locations in the WATL sits at 8!

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Axe-Throwing is available anyway during the week! *Must be over 16, 16-17 year olds need a parent or guardian as a participant* You can get an Axe Coach who teaches you the throws then gets you and your group into the competitive games! Only 1 can be the winner! ⛏🎯⛏🎯#AccelerateSpeed #AccelerateIndoorSpeedway #Accelerate #gokart #gokarting #indoorracing #racing #OTLKarts #kart1 #clubspeed #mokena #chicago #illinois #acceleratespeed #acceleratemokena #acceleratechicago #race #racecar #speed #nascar #formula1 #speedlimit #speedster #OTL #electrickarting #accelerateaxe

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The City of Chicago

  • The third largest city in the USA by population, Chicago is home to approximately 2.7 million people
  • The city has 20 major sports championships split across 6 major league teams, the most recent in 2016 when the Cubs snapped a 108 year World Series drought
  • Chicago is home to the second busiest transit system in the USA with over 1.6 million daily riders
  • The famous Route 66 starts in Chicago in front of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • The very first atom was split in Chicago in 1942 under the football stands at Stagg Field at the University of Chicago
  • Walt Disney hails from Chicago, studying at McKinley High School and later the Art Institute of Chicago

Next week we look across the Atlantic and check out the World Axe Throwing League venues of Ireland!

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