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Boomerang Team Sponsors 2011

Team Sponsorship Sends boomerang carnets® Out and Back Again

Eight-Year Relationship

Boomerang carnets® has been a proud sponsor of the United States Boomerang Association (U.S.B.A.) and its world-class boomerang team since January, 2004. We discovered the professional team when we were launching our boomerang carnets® ATA Carnet brand in December, 2003.

Since then, boomerang carnets® has sponsored the U.S.B.A. and its team through 5 World Cup Championships: Brazil 2012, Italy 2010 (U.S. Team brought home the World Championship), Seattle 2008, Japan 2006 and France 2004.  In addition we've sponsored several National Championship and regional tournaments.

An Emerging Sport With International Fans

The emerging sport has enthusiasts all over the world, from countries as far away as Japan, Brazil and Australia, to name a few.

The return flight of a boomerang inspires awe and wonder and the sport attracts athletes from many walks of life and corners of the world. The new photos in our gallery below capture the spirit of the sport and our ongoing support. Boomerang Videos

  U.S.B.A. Sponsor Photo Gallery

Photo #1: The 2011 National Champion Richard Bower receives his trophy from David Hirsch, President, USBA .

Photo #2: Group photo at Nationals 2011

Professional boomerang players from Brazil attended the Nationals in Canton, Ohio. Brazil's preparation for hosting the World Boomerang Championships in 2012 is well underway.

Photo #3: Brazilian player, Ricardo Bruni Marx, center

 Photo #4: Brazilian player, Eduardo Mistico, right

Photo #5: Brazilian player, Jerri Leu, blue shirt

Photo #6: Professional boomerang player Takeshi Honda, of Japan, played with the Americans competing for the National Champion trophy in Canton, Ohio. Honda will compete on the International team at the 2012 World Boomerang Championship in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Japan will have 2 squads, each with 6 players, competing in Brazil.

Japan is a Carnet country. During 2009, 2010 and 2011, the United States issued 1,314 carnets to Japan under the three ATA Carnet Conventions, Commercial Samples, Professional Equipment, and Exhibitions and Fairs.


                                                                                                                                   Photo courtesy of Tom Brausch

Professional boomerang player Takeshi Honda, of Japan, played with the Americans competing for the National Champion trophy in Canton, Ohio. Honda will compete on the International team at the 2012 World Boomerang Championship in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Japan will have 2 squads, each with 6 players, competing in Brazil.  PP

Photo #7:The sport attracts men and women players, as well as the young and not-so-young. This enthusiastic player gives the sport a thumbs-up in Canton.

                                    Photo courtesy of Tom Brausch 

Many thanks to David Hirsch and other USBA members for these photos. David is the 2005 National Long Distance Champion and a world record holder, at 126 meters, for men 50 and over.
 

The modern sport of boomerangs as we know it today began in the 1960s. Today, there are 25 countries with national boomerang organizations and a World Cup is held every two years. There are Individual tournaments (with Novice, Intermediate and Advanced divisions), Team Tournaments and informal games.

The USA Boomerang Team, selected by the United States Boomerang Association (USBA), has represented the United States in eighteen World Boomerang Championships; starting Down Under in 1981 with the first Australia vs. USA Boomerang Championship, and most recently in Brazil 2012. A US Team has won 11 out of 18 Championships. For more information on the USBA go to www.usba.org.

 


American boomerang player, Dan Johnson