The best knife throwers in the world will compete for a place in the finals, to be broadcast on ESPN, and for a prize pool of $50,000!
We are extremely excited to announce that the 2022 World Knife and Axe Throwing Championships will be taking place in Appleton, Wisconsin! The Fox Cities Exhibition Center in Downtown Appleton will host the WKTC and WATC from Thursday, December 1 through Sunday, December 4.
“Hosting The World Axe and Knife Throwing Championships in Appleton is truly an incredible honor for everyone involved,” stated Matt Ten Haken, Director of Sports Marketing for the Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau.”
Fox Cities will play host to the top 64 knife throwers, alongside the World Axe Throwing League’s 256 Hatchet throwers, 128 Big Axe throwers, and 128 Duals teams, all of whom are the most elite throwers in the sport from around the world.
The Fox Cities Exhibition Center in Appleton, Wisconsin is over 30,000sq/ft of open space that will be transformed into a premiere axe and knife throwing venue for that weekend only. WKTL and WATL have partnered with the recently renovated Hilton Appleton Paper Valley Hotel for accommodations, and competitors will not even have to leave the comfort of the indoors, with skywalk access to the event space, and multiple high -quality dining options contained right within the hotel. In addition to the amenities that will be offered by the hosts, guests will have access to over 60 dining options, 50 shops and 30 night-life spots all within walking distance of the space.
WKTL is pleased to be working with local venues to assist in the planning and execution of this event.
“After our 1st full year of knife throwing in WKTL, the league is growing immensely in popularity and we’re so excited to be able to give knife throwers the biggest event they’ve seen yet!”, says Evan Walters, Commissioner of the WKTL. “In addition to our knife event, the axe throwing championships with our partners, the World Axe Throwing League, will be a historic throwing event, and we invite all of Appleton and the Fox Cities to come and meet the community and enjoy the atmosphere that these events generate.”
In the coming weeks, we will release more information about booking room blocks with the Hilton Appleton Paper Valley Hotel, and additional event details.