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An Arnold Sports Festival of Firsts

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Article originally posted by Columbus Business First written by   –  Staff reporter , Columbus Business First – March 4, 2023

An Arnold Sports Festival of Firsts

Sold-out parking and shoulder-to-shoulder crowds are what you’ll likely find in downtown Columbus if you decide to check out this weekend’s festivities.

The 2023 Arnold Sports Festival is dominating several downtown spots, most notably the Hilton Columbus Downtown and the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Columbus Business First caught up with some festival first-timers to hear about their experience at the event, one of the region’s biggest annual draws and part of a stacked lineup of downtown happenings this weekend.

Some attendees are athletes, both competing and observing.

Dustin Fletcher, 22, is a power lifter from the University of Michigan. He said the team wanted to come see the sport “at the highest level and all the big names and big companies that made (it) what it is.”

Others just came for the experience.

Charlie Wendt, 14, of Dayton, took part in axe throwing at Columbus’ Dueling Axes mobile unit on site at the festival.

“It’s just been amazing,” Wendt said of the event. “It’s totally different than anything I’ve been to.”

Dueling Axes was making its first appearance at the Arnold. The business had planned to participate in 2020, when the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic led to the shutdown of the Arnold’s annual expo and a variety of other restrictions.

Joshua Stambaugh, Dueling Axes’ general manager, said business was going well Friday, with throwers paying $10 for 10 throws. As of 2 p.m., the mobile unit had seen more than 100 throwers, and expects 200 by the end of the day.

But that part of the business isn’t the goal of Dueling Axes’s presence.

“It’s about exposure,” Stambaugh said. “We are a growing company available for company parties, group gatherings, you name it. We’d like to see more of that.”

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Take your party or event to the next level with Dueling Axes’ mobile axe throwing facility! Featuring 4 throwing lanes, party lights, built-in speakers and PA system, full staffed – it’s a party on wheels. Get all the info you need to plan your axe throwing trailer in Columbus event.

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Axe Throwing Lingo To Know

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Axe Throwing Columbus OhioAxe Throwing Lingo To Know

Hello there, fellow axemen! Ever been confused hearing conversations when you’re walking the lanes at Dueling Axes? That makes sense since you were! Any axe thrower looking to improve must be familiar with the lingo and terminology of the sport.

We’re going to get into the jargon used in axe throwing in great detail in this article. We’ll go through all the lingo you need to be familiar with to seem professional, dazzle your friends, and perhaps even terrify your rivals, from bullseye to toe-in. Grab an axe and let’s begin!

Speak The Axe Throwing Language

Here are the three biggest terms to know for a great time while you’re axe throwing.


Axe Bullseye Columbus OhioThis term is pretty self-explanatory; if you’ve ever seen a target for archery, darts, or axe throwing the center circle is designated with a unique color, and it’s called the bullseye. Why do we distinguish it? It’s the hardest area to hit, and in many target games is worth the most points. In axe throwing, the bullseye should be your focus every throw. 


Whether you’re a throwing veteran, or you got your first walkthrough at Dueling Axes yesterday, you’ll hear the word “rotation” thrown around all the time. What does it have to do with nailing the bullseye?

Axe rotation is the biggest factor in sticking to the target. If the axe rotates too much or too little, the blade may not hit the target properly, resulting in a lower score or a complete miss. Proper rotation comes from releasing the axe with the right amount of force and spin for one full rotation before hitting the target. Paying attention to how the axe rotates when you throw it can help you correct misses or other issues you’re having on the lanes.


Downtown Columbus Axe ThrowingA toe-in refers to when the “toe,” or the top tip of the blade sticks into the target first and stays. When the target wood seems extra hard, or you’re trying to be extra accurate, it’s a great technique to try. 

Every now and then it may happen by accident, but many players practice the form to execute it when they need it. To achieve a toe-in throw, hold the axe with a firm grip, ensuring that your thumb is wrapped around the handle for added control. When you see the toe-in on the lanes, now you know what to call it!

Talk The Talk On The Lanes!

Take your game to the next level with the right terminology! Now that you’re more familiar with how to small talk between throws, brush up on your skills and make some new friends at Dueling Axes! Reserve a lane for your next throwing session today!

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