Two Grand Rapids teens are national cornhole champions after winning the 2022 USA National Junior Cornhole Champions.

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How Did The Qualify For The Tournament?

17-year-old Evan Vanos and 13-year-old Jayden Ellis qualified through the 2022 American Cornhole League Final Chase tournament held in Bedford, Park Illinois last month. According to Wood TV After qualifying, they went through a bracket of 50 teams to get to the national championship in South Carolina.

How Long Have They Been Playing Cornhole?

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To be champions I would assume they've been playing since they could stand up and walk but according to Wood TV The two have only been playing the sport for over a year.

How Often Do They Practice Cornhole?

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Evan said he usually practices three days a week while Jayden usually plays every day for a couple of hours.

How much does a professional cornhole player make?

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The ACL paid out $250,000 to pros like Henderson last season, and the total payout this season could reach $1 million. Top players make up to $60,000, including payouts from local events.

How To Play Cornhole

The American Cornhole Association offers up the following basics of playing Cornhole.

  • Players: Cornhole can be played with two or four players.
    PLAYER 1 VS. PLAYER 2 or TEAM 1 VS. TEAM 2.
  • Who Goes First: Determine which player or team throws first by flipping a coin.
  • Toss The Bag: Throw your bag (underhand) at the opposite board. Alternate throws with the player next to you.
  • Scoring Points: 1 POINT for each bag that lands on top of the board.
    3 POINTS for each bag that is tossed through or knocked into the hole.
  • Add Up The Score: Tally points after all (8) bags have been thrown per inning by using the cancellation method. TOTAL = YOUR POINTS - OPPONENT'S POINTS
  • Win The Game: The game is over when a Player or Team reaches (or exceeds) 21 POINTS.

Get the full list of Cornhole rules by clicking here

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