It was a whirlwind last couple of months planning, preparing for, and executing the International Axe Throwing Championships for 2022, and now it’s time to thank and reflect!
After a long hiatus due to COVID, we’re grateful that we could all get back to the friendly faces, the roar of the crowd, and the thunder of the axes this year in Toronto. If you didn’t make it to IATC this year, you were very missed, it was a homecoming unlike any other. Of course, the vibe was true to what we’ve all come to know and love about the axe-throwing community. It’s been said that there’s no other place in the world where axes and hugs fit so well together. Welcome to the IATF!
HISTORY IN THE MAKING
This year IATC saw some interesting firsts that highlight the growth and power of our sport.
More Women in the Final 32
For the first time in IATF history, there were more women competitors in the 256 throwers at IATC 2022 and in the final 32 on Sunday than ever before! Watch out, these women and more are bringing their skill and passion to the boards, and we couldn’t be more pleased!
Even with COVID still presenting travel issues around the globe, we still saw participants, spectators and finalists come to Toronto from all over the world this weekend.
The Wilson Cup Goes to the USA
Of course, we can’t forget to mention that for the first time in history, the Wilson Cup belongs to our friends from across the border! Congrats Dave for taking the cup home this year!
IATC ADDITIONAL TOURNAMENT WINNERS
Over the course of four days filled with competition and camaraderie, we had many champions and we’re pleased to officially re-announce the winners of the week's events:
On Thursday and Friday, we hosted the Doubles Tournament, the Under 65 Tournament, and the Close But No Cigar Tournament at various BATL venues across Toronto. We can’t forget to give a big thank you to BATL Axe Throwing for providing the space and support for these tournaments!
DOUBLES: Julio Romero & Rander Marquez
Congratulations Julio and Rander on your win!
UNDER 65: Jon Pelletier
Congrats Jon on your win!
CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR: Kelly Moylan
Congratulations on winning the tournament Kelly!
On Saturday, 4 BATL venues supported the IATC Round 2 tournament which pitted 256 throwers from around the world against each other for the chance to move onto the Finals. The excitement, and sometimes disappointment, was palpable. In the end, 32 players moved onto the final stages at BATL Pickering for the Finals!
IATC TOP 3 AND YOUR CHAMPION
Once again, the best axe throwers in the world took part in the IATF’s Finals matches on Sunday, further narrowing the field until there were only 3 remaining champions: Dave Cycon, Austin Agosti, and Cameron Dubrow! Congratulations!
We want to thank these players both for their dedication, passion for this sport, and the sportsmanlike way they conducted themselves! Here’s how it all turned out:
FIRST PLACE: Dave Cycon
Congratulations Dave, for a well-fought and long-awaited victory!
SECOND PLACE: Austin Agosti
Congratulations Austin! Your battle was epic!
THIRD PLACE: Cameron Dubrow
Congrats Cameron on such an outstanding achievement!
YOUR IATC SPONSORS
One final note is to let you all know that IATC 2022 would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors. We hope that you will all give them a big thank you with us as well!
Beyond The Pale
We know we speak for everyone when we say how grateful we are to have had your support and generosity at this years IATC.
We also owe special thanks to all of the community, whether you attended in person or not because, without you, we would not be here to make these events happen! You’re all champions!
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