Clifton Forge man ranks 20th in cornhole world rankings

Chad Chestnut helped build the love for the sport in his small town

CLIFTON FORGE, Va. – When you think of cornhole you may think of tailgating fun, but one local man is actually a cornhole professional.

In fact, Chad Chestnut is in the top 20 players from around the world.

10 News caught up with the Clifton Forge native to chat about taking his hobby from his backyard to the big stage.

“It feels really good to have a successful group in Clifton Forge,” said Chestnut.

He helped build the love for the sport in the small town.

“We’ve come a really long ways and that’s one of my most proud things of cornhole is getting the club started and going in Clifton Forge,” Chestnut said.

It’s a club that includes four professionals.

Chestnut started playing in 2007, but didn't get serious about the game until 2016, turning pro in 2018.


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