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A university just awarded cornhole scholarships to 2 Colorado athletes

Feb 14, 2024, 3:50 PM

Cornhole ain’t just for playing at a tailgate or when you’re drunk in your buddies garage anymore… 

For the first time in Colorado preps history, two athletes are headed Division I to play cornhole.

On National Signing Day, ThunderRidge High School students Jaxson Remmick and Gavin Hamann made history by becoming the first Division I 5-star cornhole recruits in the country.

“This is not just cornhole anymore. This is not just something you might see on ESPN, see pros playing. This is something that is now going to give kids an opportunity to get scholarships, potential full rides eventually,” said Winthrop University cornhole coach Dusty Thompson.

Winthrop, in Rock Hill South Carolina is the first Division I institution to do such a thing.

This duo is paving a way for an old game turned new college sport and having fun in the process.

“Cornhole is being played from ages, like 3 to 70,” Hamann told 9News. “I mean, there’s ages all around the board, and there’s so many kids that want to make this their career, and I think this is the gateway to make that happen. And I’m excited to be part of that.”

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A university just awarded cornhole scholarships to 2 Colorado athletes