September 9th, 2023
North Platte, Nebraska
The National Avocado Launching Championship is exactly what it sounds like: an avocado launching championship, but National!
Teams of up to three people will compete to score the most points by launching avocados at targets using slingshots, water balloon launchers, resistance bands, trebuchets — basically, any launcher that is human-powered. No air guns, potato guns, flames, laser beams, or booster rockets. And no matter how much you want to show off your bulging muscles, throwing by hand is not allowed.
Why is this a thing?
Because if there’s a wife-carrying championship, why isn’t there an avocado launching championship?
So grab your friends, build a team with only the strongest, gnarliest, the hardest of the hardcore, and meet us in North Platte, Nebraska.
We’ll provide the avocados.
Example Field of Play… it is subject to change:
Friday, September 8th Test Day
- 2:00pm-8:00pm – (Test Day is an optional event.)
Saturday, September 9th
National Avocado Launching Championship
- 8:30am-9:30am – Check-in (Teams must check in during this time to compete.)
- 9:00am-10:00am – Mechanism Inspection
- 10:05am – Pre-Event Meeting
- 10:20am -Competition Begins
Top 4 finishers will earn prize money
Champion – $3,500
Runner-up – $2,000
The Other Two – $750/per Team