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Shawn Smith

Professional Cornhole Player

Shawn Smith

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ACL Pro for Atlantic Conference
2019/20

Shawn Smith's Biography

I am Shawn Smith ACL Pro from the Atlantic Conference and this is my story of how and when I started playing cornhole and worked my way up to an ACL Pro. I started playing competitive cornhole in 2016 in the ACO and switched over to the ACL in 2017. In 2016 I also introduced my brother Ryan Smith to cornhole at the competitive level. During the 2016-2018 seasons, I never played in enough tournaments and wasn’t committed enough, to really see how good I could be. So basically, I never played a full season until the 2018-2019 season in the ACL. So at the end of the ACL World Championships in 2017-2018, I committed myself to play in 1 regional a month, 3 conference events and 2 nationals for the following season. I started finding time on my lunch breaks this past season to work on stance, grips, follow through and just getting as many reps as I could in 30 minutes. If I had a couple hours on the weekend to practice, I would get it done. My 3 year old daughter, 5 year old daughter and wife are really important to me, so I couldn’t commit to more tournaments than I did. I still was able to finish ranked #103 in the nation overall (without maxing out in local points) for this past season and proved as an advanced player, I can throw with the pros and anyone ranked top #160 in the nation.

Cornhole Achievements:

* 7th in my bracket at the 2018-2019 ACL Atlantic #2 Conference Singles event.
* 5th in my bracket at the 2018-2019 ACL Atlantic #2 Conference Doubles event, with my brother Ryan Smith.
* 7th in my bracket at the 2018-2019 ACL Atlantic #3 Conference Singles event.
* 3rd In my bracket at the 2018-2019 ACL Atlantic #3 Conference Doubles event, with my brother Ryan Smith.
* 5th in my bracket at the 2018-2019 ACL #1 National Doubles event, with my brother Ryan Smith.
* 3rd in my bracket at the 2018-2019 ACL #4 National Doubles event, with my brother Ryan Smith.
* 25th overall in the Atlantic Conference, for the 2018-2019 ACL Season.
* 17th overall in the State of Virginia, for the 2018-2019 ACL Season.
* My 2018-2019 ACL performance landed me at rank #103 in the nation, prior to the ACL World Championships. The Top 160 players in the nation earned pro status for the 2019-2020 ACL season.
* 5th overall at the 2018-2019 ACL World Championships All Forces Doubles Finals event, with my partner Tim Leubecker, which led to our appearance on ESPN 3.
* 5th in my bracket at the 2018-2019 ACL World Championships in advanced doubles, with my brother Ryan Smith, ACL Pro. We were 3-0 and had to forfeit the rest of our games, due to scheduling issues with advanced doubles and the All Forces Event.
* 9th in my bracket, stacked with elite ACL Pros, at the 2018-2019 ACL World Championships in advanced singles.



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My Most Memorable Moment

My appearance on ESPN 3, at the 2018-2019 World Championships, All Forces Event. My partner was Tim Leubecker.

About Me

  • Nickname

    Smitty

  • Pro Partner

    Justin Stranger

  • Preferred Bags

    Reynolds

  • Favorite Color

    Grey

  • Favorite Hobby

    Cornhole, fishing, slow pitch softball, and tailgating

  • Favorite Food

    Steak

  • Occupation

    Intensive Adult Probation and Parole Officer

  • Hometown

    VA

  • Favorite Player

    My brother Ryan Smith

  • Favorite Shot

    Slide shot with the slower side of the bag

  • Mentor

    Toby Smith, Jay Corley, Matt Corley, and Katherine Kennedy advised me of locations to start playing at

Cornhole Skills

Slide game
blocking
Airmails
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