Clark County father, daughter chasing cornhole world championship

DORCHESTER, Wis. (WSAW) – In simply her 3rd year playing competitive cornhole, Dorchester’s Maggie Geiger has actually left her mark on the scene.

“You don’t think you’re going to go from small-town Dorchester bar league to world champion,” stated Geiger. “But it happened.”

It definitely did.

In her very first year betting the American Cornhole Company in 2019, Maggie and her daddy, Wayne Rau, put runner-up in the Coed Doubles competitors. In 2020, Maggie sold the silver for gold, winning both the Women’s Songs World Champion and Women’s Doubles title.

“It’s sort of unreal,” stated Wayne, who got his child into competitive tossing when he required a partner. “We would go to a bar tournament hoping we would place in the top three so that we could get our gas paid for. From there, 5 to 6 years later, she’s world champ.”

That title comes with difficult work and sacrifice. Maggie and Wayne invest a great deal of hours on the roadway on weekends, far from their households and work. They are really pleased of their tasks for enabling them to fit competitive cornhole into their schedules, and their partners for keeping things on the ideal track in your home when they are away at competitors, or simply attempting to get a couple of rounds of practice in at the Dorchester Memorial Hall.

That practice continues to settle.

“Over the last year or so,” Wayne discussed, “they’re starting to recognize that we’re one of the better teams.”

Presently received the 2021 World Championships set to be played in Florida this coming July, Maggie is wanting to measure up to that buzz and safeguard her songs and doubles titles while likewise assisting her daddy have that winning sensation in the Coed department.

“I would like to get to the finals playoff with my dad with Coed,” Maggie stated enthusiastically. “We’ll see what singles and doubles brings.”

For Wayne, he currently feels as though he is winning, getting to invest quality time with his child on the nationwide circuit and playing with his boys in regional competitions.

“It’s a real good feeling that I guess we all enjoy this game,” stated Wayne. “I used to be a dairy farmer, which is very time consuming, and spending time with all three of my kids; you just didn’t take the time.”

That time is being offseted now as he and Maggie travel from one state to another, weekend after weekend, wanting to bring world champion magnificence back to the town of Dorchester.

“I suppose that’s what really helped get into it,” Maggie stated, describing her little home town. “Being in a small town, there isn’t much to do. Getting into playing cornhole, that was your getaway, your release, your hobby. Your one thing to do.”

Maggie states it’s simple for anybody to get included. She encourages individuals to examine Facebook and other online websites for regional competitions.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.