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The Boise, Idaho Jump Rope Team

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In the Chicago airport, I had the luck to run into the Boise, Idaho Jump Rope team, fresh from winning 21 of 29 trophies in the nationals and on their way to the world competition in Toronto. Fresh-faced, white, clean and smiley as good clean, white, smiley midwest kids can be. Totally charming. I went a bit goofy on them, was so happy to see a jump rope team and not a bunch of idiots out to proselytize and convert, or destroy something, or acquire something, or sell something, just jumping the best damn rope Americans can!

Smile on!

Check out their winning national competitions being broadcast in September on ESPN!


Written by hutchowen

July 23, 2006 at 3:11 am

Posted in From Tom

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  1. That is weird. In case you need to know, northern and southern Idaho are like two different states. They do not like each other, and are separated by a mountain range, a time zone, and identity of southern Idaho as resort o-rama and northern Idaho as where the LAPD retires or where you’d go to start a religous cult. Just FYI n stuff.

    Skip Major

    July 28, 2006 at 5:07 pm

  2. The Boise Jump Rope team also won the World Championship! Check out their website ( Thanks!

    Mike Hronek

    August 3, 2006 at 11:30 am


    Tom Hart

    August 3, 2006 at 10:59 pm

  4. look at all of the jumpers. they did awesome!! i am excited to see them at practice
    visit us at our website:



    August 6, 2006 at 12:13 am

  5. They really are awesome. I will spread the word when it comes on ESPN, but someone has to tell me. Go check out their website!

    Tom Hart

    August 6, 2006 at 12:29 pm

  6. Caught the Boise rope jumpers at the halftime of the Montana-NAU basketball game in Missoula tonight – and they were TERRIFIC! And the crowd made sure they knew it.

    PS If Hutch thinks they are “midwest kids” then I need a refund on my Rand McNally Atlas.


    March 7, 2010 at 4:34 am

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