As the Kubb Capital of North America, Eau Claire hosted the 15th U.S. National Kubb Championship – the largest kubb tournament outside of Europe – this past weekend, July 8-10, at the Eau Claire Soccer Park.

Three-time National Champions the Kubbsicles – featuring members from Eau Claire, Colorado, and Chicago – came out on top yet again. Branches With Wolves (Michigan/De Pere) snagged the win out of the Silver bracket. From the Bronze bracket, the El Ringers out of E.C. landed a trophy, and in fourth place came Kubboom Jr., also an E.C. team. The Kid Kubb tourney was held Friday morning, with the Math Masters coming first out of 18 teams.

With a 128-team bracket, the two-day kubb affair filled the soccer park all day long, setting up well before 8am the first day and kickin’ it under the sun all weekend. 

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