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World Axe/Knife Throwing League Championships coming to Appleton

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June 16, 2023

APPLETON – The World Axe Throwing League (WATL) and the World Knife Throwing League (WKTL) have selected Appleton to host the 2023 USA Pro-Am Championships. 

The event is set for Nov. 9-12, at the Fox Cities Exhibition Center in Downtown Appleton.

“We are excited to bring the USA Pro-Am Championship to Appleton,” Mike Morton, WATL commissioner, said. “The energy and support we received from the city and its axe-throwing community during the World Axe and Knife Throwing Championships in December were unparalleled.”

WATL and WKTL are the world’s largest governing bodies of their respective industries. 

The leagues are comprised of more than 350 companies representing venues on every continent and membership of more than 20,000 players. 

The Pro-Am announcement comes after Appleton hosted the largest event in WATL/WKTL history – the 2022 World Axe and Knife Throwing Championships last December. 

That event saw nearly 600 throwers from 38 states compete for world championships in four throwing disciplines.

The Pro-Am will highlight throwers of various skill levels, marking the first step toward a future with multiple divisions of throwing competition. 

A total of nine different events will be held during the Pro-Am Championship with the finals of each division broadcast on ESPN.

“We look forward to welcoming back so many of our axe and knife-throwing friends to Appleton this November,” Matt Ten Haken, director of sports marketing for the Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau, said. “It means a great deal to us to be selected to host back-to-back major championship events. We are ready to help make this a memorable experience for all who attend.”

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