No, it’s not the eighth of August, or the eighth of anything or even August at all. That is the magic ESPN8: The Ocho. There is always a place for a full 24-hours of seldom seen sports so Sunday, March 22 on ESPN2 will be just that, a full day of exciting content from Ocho stunts past.
This will be the fourth edition of ESPN8: The Ocho since the initiative began in the summer of 2017, inspired by the 2004 hit movie “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” featuring Vince Vaughn, Christine Taylor and Ben Stiller.
The line-up includes:
- Stupid Robot Fighting League: Created in New Zealand by John Espin (Yes, that is his actual name.), Stupid Robot Fighting is a rather unique form of fighting that pits two life-sized hanging puppets controlled by an operator sitting behind each Stupid Robot.
- 2019 Jelle’s Marble Runs: Races in which both participants and spectators are marbles.
- Cherry Pit Spitting: The 46th Annual Cherry Pit-Spitting Competition is held each year in Eau Claire, Mich., with one goal for competitors—to spit the farthest cherry pit.
- Sign Spinning: The 12th Annual World Sign Spinning Championship, held in Las Vegas, brought together AArrow Sign Spinners from more than 50 cities and a dozen countries to asses style, execution, and technical sign spinning ability.
- 2007 World Sport Stacking Championships: Sport stacking can be an individual or team sport where participants stack specially designed cups in predetermined sequences as fast as possible.
- 2019 Death Diving World Championship: An amateur diving sport performed from a 10m platform with separate competitions for Classic and Freestyle.
Here’s the full ESPN8 The Ocho schedule:
Sunday, March 22
Johnsonville ACL Cornhole Championships: 2020 Kickoff Battle
World Axe Throwing League: 2019 World Championship
U.S. Open Ultimate Championships
2019 Spikeball College Championship
2019 Las Vegas Highland Games
Putt Putt Championships
2019 IDEAL Electricians National Championship
E:60 as part of The Ocho
51st National Stone Skipping Competition
2007 World Sport Stacking Championships
2019 World Sign Spinning Championship
2006 Krystal World Hamburger Eating Championship
2006 Johnsonville Brat Eating World Championship
European TramDriver Championship
2019 Stupid Robot Fighting League
46th Annual Cherry Pit Spitting Championship
Professional Arm Wrestling Championships
2019 Golden Tee World Championship
2018 Classic Tetris World Championship
E:60 on ESPN8 Presented by Liberty Mutual
America’s Dodgeball Continental Cup: USA vs. Canada
2019 Jelle’s Marble Runs
Slippery Stairs: College Tour
2019 Death Diving World Championship
Dodge Juggle 3
Moxie Games 3