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Hundreds show up in Nebraska to fight over the name ’Josh’

A fight over the name of Josh drew a crowd from around the country to a Nebraska park Saturday for a heated pool noodle brawl.

By: AP | Nebraska |
Updated: April 26, 2021 6:08:01 pm
Josh fight, Nebraska, Fight for name josh, Josh name fight, Josh name fight winner, Nebraska name fight, Josh name winner, name fight, Josh fight Instagram, Trending news, Indian Express newsMultiple people with the name Josh duked it out with pool noodle out to find out who is the rightful owner of the name Josh via a battle royale in an open green space in Air Park on Saturday, April 24, 2021. (Picture credit: AP)

A fight over the name of Josh drew a crowd from around the country to a Nebraska park Saturday for a heated pool noodle brawl.

It all started a year ago when pandemic boredom set in and Josh Swain, a 22-year-old college student from Tucson, Arizona, messaged others who shared his name on social media and challenged them to a duel.

Josh fight, Nebraska, Fight for name josh, Josh name fight, Josh name fight winner, Nebraska name fight, Josh name winner, Trending news, Indian Express news Spectators not named Josh record the battle from the safety of the sidelines as the Josh’s battled in an open green space in Air Park on Saturday, April 24, 2021, in Lincoln, Neb. (Picture credit: AP)

Hundreds showed up at Air Park in Lincoln _ a location chosen at random _ to participate in the silliness.

The festivities started with a “gruelling and righteous battle of Rock, Paper, Scissors” between the Josh Swain from Arizona and another Josh Swain from Omaha. KLKN-TV reports that the Arizona student won that competition, allowing him to claim the title of the true Josh Swain.

Josh fight, Nebraska, Fight for name josh, Josh name fight, Josh name fight winner, Nebraska name fight, Josh name winner, Trending news, Indian Express news Josh Swain, left, the originator of the joke, takes on another Josh as they decide the rightful owner of the name Josh via a game of rock, paper, scissors. (Picture credit: AP)

The pool noodle competition that followed was open to anyone with the first name of Josh. The victor of that competition was a 5-year-old, who was coronated with a Burger King crown.

Josh fight, Nebraska, Fight for name josh, Josh name fight, Josh name fight winner, Nebraska name fight, Josh name winner, Trending news, Indian Express news Josh Swain, left, declares Lincoln native four-year-old Joshua Vinson Jr., right, the ultimate Josh after the Josh fight took place in an open green space at Air Park on Saturday, April 24, 2021, in Lincoln, Neb. (Picture credit: AP)

Swain, the organizer, said he is a little surprised about how the whole thing blew up. “I did not expect people to be as adamant about this as they are right now.”

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