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Czekalski defeats hundreds to win 2019 rope jump title in Bloomer

Bloomer (WQOW) – More than 200 kids walked into Bloomer High School with a rope in their hand on Saturday, but only one was able to come out with the title of grand champion.

St. Paul’s Catholic School 6th grader Turner Czekalski out jumped the rest of the competitors to take home his third straight world championship.

He jumped 62 times in 10 seconds to defeat Bloomer Middle Schooler Kory Schmidt who had 60 jumps. Czekalski jumped 62 times in 2018 and 61 times in 2017 in his first two titles.

The World Rope Jump Championships began in Bloomer in 1960. Since then, Bloomer has been known as the Rope Jump Capital of the World. The competition has been featured on national programs like ABC News, NBC News, The Real World and ‘The Tonight Show’ with Johnny Carson.

News 18 is a proud sponsor of the event.

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