I'm the Commissioner of the the World Axe Throwing League. Today is International Axe throwing Day so 'Axe' Me Anything!
Hey there, I'm Evan Walters. As the title said, today is International Axe Throwing Day and I'm the Commissioner of the World Axe Throwing League here to answer any questions you have about axe throwing, the sport, and the crazy year it's been since the last AMA!
It's been a crazy ride going from graduating with a design and marketing degree at a small university in Virginia to running an international sports organization. I've spent the past few years growing the World Axe Throwing League from about 10 affiliated axe throwing venues in 2 countries to over 100 companies in 17 countries, as well as connecting our major tournaments with ESPN and TSN. We've had some pretty amazing effect in how much axe throwing has exploded in the past few years, especially in celebrities participating! Just recently Arnold Schwarzenegger threw axes with one of our affiliates in Brazil and having others such as Ludacris, and Hugh Jackman give axe throwing a try has been pretty surreal but probably one of my favourites though was being interviewed by an anime vampire in Japan.
I'm always juggling many projects and currently working on the Throw Down Axe Festival on the weekend of June 29, and working with Ironside Axe Throwing for our U.S. Open tournament on August 25th which will be on ESPN. I also have a pretty big announcement that I'll share later in the day, right here first!
Outside of my current position, I've had many different career paths from video games to major news marketing and travelled to many different countries since being a homeschooled kid. I even lived in Taipei for a while! I'm a fan of most nerdy things, comics, video and board gaming, movies, esports, and hockey to name a few. I was also named Time Magazine's 2006 person of the year and I've been recently described as "Breaktaking" by Keanu Reeves.
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As promised the big announcement!
*Last edit Thank you all so much for joining me to talk about axe throwing on this special holiday. Keep an eye for us on social media and on ESPN later this year! Cheers