The United States Boomerang Team has represented the United States in 19 World Boomerang Championships (WBC) since 1981, where the US won the “Australia vs. USA Boomerang Championship” down under. No team has won more World Championships than Team USA securing wins in 1981, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 2002, 2010 and 2016.
The World Boomerang Cup is held every two year. The most recent World Cup was held April 12-23 in Perth, Australia. Japanese team Samurai came out on top winning their first title. The two US squads, each comprised of six members, include: Rad Evolution (Third Place) with Dan Bower, Richard Bower, Logan Broadbent, Billy Brazelton, James Stickney, Adam Stankiewicz, and Coach: Greg Snouffer. Legion of Boom (Fifth Place) includes Steve Kavanaugh, Brian Wissner, Betsylew Miale-Gix, Kenny Barr, George Essig and Will Gix.
The two US squads, which compete year-round, are selected bi-annually by qualifying at the US team trials. The top 4 finishers at team trials are placed on the same squad and choose two others to join. The next 4 seeded finishers comprise the next squad and also choose two to fill the roster. Team members re-qualify prior to each World Championship competition.
USA Team Members
Will Gix, James Stickney, Richard Bower, Logan Broadbent, Steve Kavanaugh, Daniel Bower
Betsy Miale-Gix, Kenny Barr, George Essig, Adam Stankiewicz, Mark Legg, Gary Broadbent