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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 28, 2023


Join us for the 2023 Speed Rope Jump Contest at the Bloomer High School when over 25 of the top schools in Wisconsin come together to compete for the number 1 spot. It is a day of great competition. Truly a must see event. The day will begin at 7 am and end around 5:30 pm and we need your support to make it all happen We are currently looking for set-up crew, score keepers, counters, floor watchers and clean up. If you are interested in helping, please call the office at 715-568-3339. If you would like to be a sponsor, donations can be sent to PO Box 273, Bloomer WI 54724.

2023 Event Schedule

Coming Soon!

2023 Event Rules

Coming Soon!

Congratulations to our 2022 Grand Champion

John Joles

Regis Middle School
62 jumps in 10 seconds

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Congratulations to our 2022 Grand Champion

John Joles

Regis Middle School
62 jumps in 10 seconds

2022 RJ Pict_edited.jpg
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