News ID: 302503
Published: 0925 GMT April 26, 2021

Hundreds show up in US park for fun fight over name Josh

Hundreds show up in US park for fun fight over name Josh
KENNETH FERRIERA/LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR VIA AP
Josh Swain (L), declares Lincoln native four-year-old Joshua Vinson Jr., the ultimate Josh after the Josh fight took place in an open green space at Air Park in Lincoln, Neb., US, on April 24, 2021.

A fight over the name of Josh drew a crowd from around the country to a park in the US state of Nebraska for a heated pool-noodle brawl.

It all started a year ago when the coronavirus pandemic boredom set in and Josh Swain, a 22-year-old college student from Tucson, Arizona, messaged others who shared his name on social media and challenged them to a duel, AP wrote on Sunday.

Hundreds showed up on Saturday at Air Park in Lincoln – a location chosen at random – to participate in the silliness.

The festivities started with a “grueling and righteous battle of Rock, Paper, Scissors” between the Josh Swain from Arizona and another Josh Swain from Omaha. KLKN-TV reports that the Arizona student won that competition, allowing him to claim the title of the true Josh Swain.

The pool-noodle competition that followed was open to anyone with the first name of Josh. The victor of that competition was a four-year-old, who was coronated with a Burger King crown.

Swain, the organizer, said he is a little surprised about how the whole thing blew up: “I did not expect people to be as adamant about this as they are right now.”

 

   
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