Ragnar Olafson won the Canada West Regionals at the World Axe Throwing League (WATL) in both hatchet and big axe events this past weekend
Olafson’s scores qualify him for a place at the WATL championships in Wisconsin in early December.
The resident of Sidney, B.C., has competed in world championships before, entering the knife-throwing event in 2021.
Olafson is a coach at Axe & Grind in Victoria, an indoor axe and knife throwing facility with a second location in Nanaimo.
Also winning a place to compete in the worlds at the tournament hosted by Urban Axe in Port Coquitlam were fellow islanders Kevin Marshall and Ray Siochowicz.
Siochowicz is also a veteran of the worlds having competed in hatchet, big axe and knife throwing in 2021.