Interstate Rivalry Added to Cornhusker State Games

LINCOLN – This year’s Cornhusker State Games are moving beyond the Nebraska border.

Games Executive Director Dave Mlnarik says on of the new events this year will give Nebraskans a chance for bragging rights against a neighboring state.

“The rowing event is actually a joint Cornhusker State Games-Iowa State Games event, which is kind of unique,” Mlnarik said. “It’s going to be in Carter Lake, which is right on the border of Nebraska and Iowa. We’re going to do it with the Iowa Games folks. That will be interesting, I think.”

Registration for the 2018 games is now open. Mlnarik said Thursday morning that over 1,500 participants had already signed up, and is expecting many more. He says the growth of the games since they began in the 80’s has been remarkable.

“This thing started back in 1985,” Mlnarik said. “When they started, it had about 2,900 participants which was a great start. They had 19 sports. Here we are looking at 11,000 participants and more than 60 sports.”

The Games will take place July 20th through the 29th. More info can be found at THIS LINK.

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