Bloomer Chamber of Commerce

Annual Rope Jump Contest

 

Mark your Calendars....
for the 2015 contest which is scheduled for January 31, 2015

Bloomer's rope jumping boom began in 1960 when a former coach named Wally Mohrman became the physical education teacher in the schools. Knowing the value of the exercise, he decided to stir some interest with a contest. The emphasis was on speed jumping: how many times a student could whip a rope under his feet in a given period.

Each year interest grew. Champion jumpers emerged, and records were established to shoot at. The finals are held each year on the last Saturday in January. Each year, students from Grades 1 through 8 train hard and come to Bloomer to compete.

To add to the contest, Mohrman formed a group called the "Swinging Safari". Its girls do precision rope jumping routines to various types types of music. Their appearances highlight the rope jump event.

Bloomer has made itself into America's swingingest town. Bumper stickers, t-shirts, and signs at the city limits all proclaim our fame. Many other schools are sponsoring speed jumping contests and sending their winners to the big world championship in Bloomer. Each year the Bloomer contest is bigger and better with records constantly being challenged.

 


Vaughn Zwiefelhofer of Bloomer, Wisconsin

Wins 2015 Grand Champion with 63 jumps in 10 seconds!

Full list of winners here

 

Forms for the 2015 Rope Jump Contest

  • News Release:  Open
  • Rope Jump Invitation:  Open
  • Rope Jump Schedule: Open
  • Rope Jump Contest Rules: Open 
  • Rope Jump Registration:   Open
  • Rope Jump T-Shirt Form:  Open   
  • School Division Forms:  Open
  • Ticket Prices: Open

 

Publications 

Bloomer Guide 2013-2014

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

VFW Charcoal Chicken Dinner
Sunday, April 26, 2015 11 AM to 3 PM

Recognition Night for Honor Students and Teachers
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 5:30 PM to 9 PM

Bloomer Chamber/Community Appreciation Picnic
Thursday, June 04, 2015 4 PM to 9 PM

City Wide Thrift Sales
Saturday, June 06, 2015 8 AM to 4 PM

Veterans 5K Run Fundraiser
Saturday, June 06, 2015 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Bloomer Community Fair
Thursday, July 30, 2015 5 PM to 6 PM

Bloomer Community Parade
Sunday, August 02, 2015 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

You could WIN $10,000.00/ Bloomer Community Visitors Center Fundraiser
Saturday, September 12, 2015 4 PM to 10 PM

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Bloomer Chamber of Commerce | 1731 17th Avenue| PO Box 273 | Bloomer WI 54724 | Phone: 715-568-3339 | Fax: 715-568-3346