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Rope Jump Contest

January - Annually

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 swinging-est 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.

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Rope Jump Contest

January - Annually

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 swinging-est 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.

Rope Jump Contest: Programs

Event Information
Saturday, January 27, 2024

 

It’s that time of the year again to mark January 27, 2024, on your calendar for Bloomer’s 64th Annual World Speed Rope Jump Contest. We are looking forward to seeing all past representatives and the new school representatives who will come to Bloomer and join in the competitive spirit.
 

The Bloomer Chamber of Commerce and the Rope Jump Committee are planning another fun-filled contest!  We hope you can join us.

Event Timeline

 

  • Registration begins at 7 am (Must be Registered by 8:30am)

  • Preliminaries will begin Promptly at 9 am

  • Break after Preliminaries will be approximately from 12:00 – 12:45pm.

  • Finals will begin at 1:00pm

  • Finalists are asked to be back to the school by 12:30!

  • Competition should be completed, and new Champion crowned by 2:00pm

2024 Event Invitation

2024 Event Schedule

2024 Event Rules

2024 T-Shirt Order Form

Congratulations to our 2022 Grand Champion

John Joles

Regis Middle School
62 jumps in 10 seconds

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Congratulations to our 2023 Grand Champion

Regis Middle School (Eau Claire) seventh grader John Joles won his second Bloomer Speed Rope Jump Contest Grand Championship with 60 jumps!

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