The Worlds Most Insane Seldom Seen Sports Take Centre Stage This Week
ESPN8: The Ocho returns this week to bring Australian fans the finest in seldom seen sports from around the globe.
This year’s line-up will include The Ocho’s first live event, the World Cornhole Championship at 10am Thursday Aug 8 on ESPN2.
Taking place in Valley Forge, Penn., the event follows a doubles format with a US and International bracket. The one-hour program will feature the finals of each bracket and then the World Champion is crowned based on the winner of the USA/International face off.
Returning from last year’s line-up, “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” airs at midnight to kick off the day and again at 8pm AEST.
Among the newcomers to this year’s event are:
IDEAL Electricians National Championship: Held in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., the 2018 IDEAL National Championship was a “highly-charged, no holds barred” event to crown the best electrician in North America.
The Highland Games: Inspired by the Scottish games of yore, the Las Vegas Highland Games feature events such as Open Stone, Braemar Stone, Heavy Hammer, Light Hammers, Heavy Weight for Distance, Light Weight for Distance, Caber, Weight Over Bar and Sheaf.
Acrobatic Pizza Trials: Held this past January in Columbus, Ohio, the USA Acrobatic Pizza Trials feature events such as freestyle acrobatics, largest dough stretch, fastest pie maker and fastest box folder. The Grand Prize for the freestyle event was a trip to Parma, Italy to compete in the World Pizza Championships.
Cherry Pit Spitting: The 46th Annual Cherry Pit-Spitting Competition is held each year in Eau Claire, Mich., with one goal for competitors—to spit the farthest cherry pit.
Stupid Robot Fighting League: Created in New Zealand by John Espin (Yes, that is his actual name.), Stupid Robot Fighting is a rather unique form of fighting that pits two life-sized hanging puppets controlled by an operator sitting behind each Stupid Robot.
Sign Spinning: The 12th Annual World Sign Spinning Championship, held in Las Vegas, brought together AArrow Sign Spinners from more than 50 cities and a dozen countries to asses style, execution, and technical sign spinning ability.