Josh Thielen
Josh Thielen ACL Pro for West Conference

Josh Thielen's Cornhole Biography

I am ACL Pro Josh Thielen from the West Conference and this is my story of how I became a professional cornhole player for the ACL.
My neighbor JD and I started playing in our neighborhood in 2017 on some aluminum boards. JD always kicked everyone's butt in the neighborhood, "bouncing" and airmailing bags at will. In the fall of 2017, a local bar hosted a tap takeover event with a cornhole tournament and of course, we had to go. Not only did we win the event, we landed our first sponsor as our neighbor Marc kept the cold beverages coming throughout the event. In the championship game, we played Jeff Chimienti and his brother. Jeff asked us to join the cornhole league he was starting, and so we joined the inaugural season of Pacific Coast Cornhole (PCC). During the initial months, we were focused more on the social aspects of the game but having the opportunity to learn from some of California's best players, we grew our skills and eventually took the game more seriously

Cornhole Achievements:

  • Finished 1st in California for '20-'21 ACL season
  • Won Traeger Blind Draw Tournament during Spencer Makenzie's 2019 event
  • Finished 2nd in singles, doubles, and crew cup at 2021 CA State Tournament
  • Finished 4th in the West Conference for '20-'21 ACL season
  • Scored a 118 Dekaround during ACL virtual event

About Me

  • Most Memorable Moment

    Coming back from a 1-17 deficit to win the 2019 Traeger Championship

  • Nickname

    The Beast

  • Turned Pro

    2021

  • Preferred Bags

    Surefires and Pro Snipers

  • Favorite Color

    Purple

  • Favorite Hobby

    Outside of Cornhole, Travel and Wine

  • Favorite Food

    Italian

  • Occupation

    Marketing

  • Hometown

    Livermore, CA

  • My Home League

    Pacific Coast Cornhole (Pleasanton, CA)

  • Favorite Player

    Noah Wooten

  • Favorite Shot

    Airmail

  • Mentor

    Nick Renevitz

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