Returning from Dublin, Ireland to Dublin, Ohio and the rest of the state. The growth of axe throwers and their skill across the state of Ohio has increased immensely in the last year and now has multiple representatives headed to the World Axe Throwing Championship in December with the possibility to add 2-3 more this fall.
Ohio’s Top Talent
Impressive showings from Tyler Flynn, Josh Russo and Zach Crawford at WATL tournaments in the last two months have secured Ohio’s spot on the map. A pair of top 6 showings at AngryWood alongside a top 12 finish for Crawford in a stacked US Open field is nothing short of impressive.
Highest League Score: 1580
Top Tournament Placing: Finalist AngryWood Open 2019
Lifetime League Bullseye %: 84.9
Highest League Score: 1538
Top Tournament Placing: Top 12 US Open 2019
Lifetime League Bullseye %: 83.8
Highest League Score: 1573
Top Tournament Placing: 5th/6th AngryWood Open 2019
Lifetime League Bullseye %: 83.6
Highest League Score: 1464
Top Tournament Placing: Top 24 Arnold Classic 2018, Top 64 Throwdown Axe Festival 2019
Lifetime League Bullseye %: 60.4
Highest League Score: 1555
Top Tournament Placing: Top 10 Arnold Classic 2018
Lifetime League Bullseye %: 80.0
Highest League Score: 1488
Top Tournament Placing: Top 8 Arnold Classic 2018, Top 128 US Open 2019
Lifetime League Bullseye %: 65.6
World Axe Throwing League Affiliates in Ohio
Class Axe Cincinnati and Cleveland
Two of Class Axe’s ten locations find a home in Ohio. Cleveland and Cincinnati are two of Ohio’s major cities and are well served in the axe throwing community. Class Axe in Cleveland currently sits at just shy of 60 league members. You can find their Cleveland location at 9000 Bank St B, Valley View, OH 44125, United States and the range in Cincinnati at 4814 Peter Pl B, West Chester Township, OH 45246, United States.
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Throw Nation is the home axe range for both Zach Crawford and Joshua Russo, two of Ohio’s top throwers. They hosted the 2019 WATL Arnold Classic that led to the explosion of high level competition we’ve seen this year. You can check out Throw Nation at 6649 Dublin Center Dr, Dublin, OH 43017, United States.
The qualifying axe house for Tyler Flynn’s World Axe Throwing Championship bid before joining Class Axe and Timberbeast, All American Axe Throwing in Akron sported modest leagues during both the spring and summer season. You can stop by their locations at 1282 Triplett Blvd, Akron, OH 44306, United States and 4125 Mahoning Rd NE, Canton, OH 44705, United States.
Now 15 members deep, Timberbeast’s league doubled in size in just 4 months. Timberbeast offers a super clean aesthetic and opportunities for throwers to explore throwing several unique pieces of metal, not just WATL standard axes. Timberbeast is located at 2524 Medina Rd Ste 300, Medina, OH 44256, United States.
The newest member of the WATL in Ohio, Axe 419 is the only WATL location Toledo. With 24 throwers in league this fall, Axe 419 has left an immediate positive impression on the people of Northwestern Ohio. Axe 419 is located at 9851 Meridian Ct Suite 2, Perrysburg, OH 43551, United States.
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And it’s a wrap. The winner of our second season of Axe Throwing Leagues is @boy_meets_cereal He had to throw a perfect round of 10 straight Bullseyes to stave off fierce throwing by @tim.yeager.18 Incredible Throwing by everyone tonight but especially these two. So happy that we were able to bring the sport of #Axethrowing to the toledo area. #axe419 #caniaxeyouaquestion
Axetreme Sports in the Northeast end of Cleveland is owned by Alan Thompson, an active member of the WATL community. Joining the WATL in April of this year, Axetreme Sports could hold a dark horse spot for a worlds seed at the end of the fall season. You’ll find Axetreme Sports at 20001 Euclid Ave, Euclid, OH 44117, United States.
Just North of Youngstown Ohio, on the way to Pittsburgh, Fat Axxes is another one of the newest members to the WATL out of Ohio, joining in June of 2019. In addition to throwing axes they offer other bar games like pool, ping pong and darts to the patrons that stop by! Stop by for a visit at Fat Axxes at 2790 Robbins Ave, Niles, OH 44446, United States.
Coliseum X is a fully fledged entertainment venue in Columbus that features Axe Throwing, Tactical Laser Tag and an Arcade. They offer memberships with awesome perks, a small league group and several well equipped lanes. You can check out Coliseum X in Columbus here 100 Dillmont Dr, Columbus, OH 43235, United States.
Relocated to the heart of the brewery district in Columbus, Columbus Axe Throwing has a full bar and food menu in house to offer the complete party or date night experience. Stop by and throw some axes or enjoy a tasty burger at 560 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215, United States.
In the business of making Lumber Lords, Southern Ohio Axe Throwing opened and became a part of the WATL earlier this year. Check them out at 1 Nancy Wilson Way, Chillicothe, OH 45601, United States.
The State of Ohio
- Cleveland is home to the first traffic light in America all the way back in 1914
- Akron is the rubber capital of the world and also the first city to use police cars
- The Wright Brothers – inventors of the airplane – are from Dayton, OH
- 50% of the US population lives within a 500 mile radius from Columbus
- Cleveland was the first city to be lit by electricity in 1879
- Ohio is home to the Rock and Roll & Pro Football Hall of Fames
- Ohio sports teams have collectively won 13 pro sports titles under their current names (7 MLB, 4 NFL, 1 NBA, 1 MLS)