A whole lot of individuals flocked to a park in Nebraska on Saturday to interact in an intense pool-noodle brawl over the identify Josh.
The winner? 4-year-old Joshua Vinson Jr., who was honored with a paper crown and hoisted within the air for all Joshes to see.
It began a 12 months in the past when pandemic boredom set in and Josh Swain, a 22-year-old school pupil from Tucson, Arizona, messaged others who shared his identify on social media and challenged them to a duel. The planning started.
A whole lot confirmed up Saturday at Air Park in Lincoln – a location chosen at random – to take part within the silliness.
The festivities began with a “grueling and righteous battle of Rock, Paper, Scissors” between Josh Swain from Arizona and Josh Swain from Omaha, Nebraska.
KLKN-TV reports that the Arizona pupil gained that competitors, permitting him to assert the title of the true Josh Swain.
The pool-noodle competitors that adopted was open to anybody with the primary identify of Josh.
Vinson Jr. was declared the victor and acquired a Burger King crown for his efforts.
Reporter Yousef Nasser of KLKN-TV caught the successful ceremony on video (and later reported Vinson Jr. is actually 4 years old, per his dad).
Swain, the organizer, mentioned he’s a bit stunned about how the entire thing blew up: “I didn’t count on folks to be as adamant about this as they’re proper now.”
One Josh in attendance, Josh Kelsey, instructed the Lincoln Journal Star he drove to Lincoln from St. Louis and mentioned he was blown away with how massive the occasion bought.
“I used to be anticipating 30 folks at max,” Kelsey instructed the outlet. “That is insane.”
Attendees of the brawl donated 200 to 300 kilos of meals for the Meals Financial institution of Lincoln and raised greater than $8,000 for the Kids’s Hospital and Medical Heart Basis in Omaha, in accordance with the Journal Star.
Contributing: Related Press
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