ACL, Johnsonville Kick Off SuperHole IV Series
First Match Features Celebrity Competitors Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tyler Lockett, Justin Turner and Joc Pederson Live on ESPN
The American Cornhole League (ACL) is thrilled to announce the return of “SuperHole,” presented by Johnsonville - an annual pro-am series of competitive cornhole events that kicks off the Friday before the Big Game and pairs ACL pros with celebrities to compete LIVE on ESPN in what has become one TVs “must-see events” around Big Game weekend.
“The road to SuperHole IV kicks off Big Game weekend in Arizona, and we’re thrilled to be along for the ride again this season,” said Jamie Schmelzer, senior director of strategic growth at Johnsonville. "Seeing celebrities try their hands at competitive cornhole is nothing but fun, and we love making sure that even if they’re not great, the sausage always is.” To ensure just that, Johnsonville even has a SuperHole watch-party recipe board on Pinterest.
SuperHole IV is a multi-event cornhole series hosted throughout the year where 32 ACL pros are paired with 32 celebrities to compete for charity – culminating in the finals alongside the ACL World Championships, which take place this August. The first prelim will be held on Friday, February 10 live at 10:30 PM MST / 12:30 AM EST from Scottsdale, Arizona and features a “football vs baseball” theme, with former QB Ryan Fitzpatrick and star WR Tyler Lockett joining current baseball stars Justin Turner and Joc Pederson to square off in everyone’s favorite backyard game under the bright lights.
Since launching in 2016 the ACL has become one of the fastest-growing sports in the world, attracting broadcast deals with ESPN and CBS / CBS Sports. The league’s tagline “Anyone can play, anyone can win” along with its ability to be played anywhere has the league on a fast track for success. Along with the “SuperHole” series, the ACL hosts a variety of pro and amateur events. The ACL’s strong sponsor support includes year-long partners Johnsonville, Bush’s and AllCornhole.com, along with individual event sponsors Ultra Cornhole and Reynolds Bags.
The first SuperHole began in 2019 as a one-time event where QB pros Daniel Jones and Sam Darnold battled it out in New York. Since then, a multi-event series has taken off with a variety of personalities participating, including two-time SuperHole champion Doug Flutie, Rashad Jennings, Mac Jones, Devonta Smith, Jay Cutler, Shemar Moore, Phil Hellmuth, David Lim, Dawn Staley, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Dale Moss, Chuck Lidell, Vernon Davis, Zach Miller, Dion Dawkins, Kyle Van Noy, Greg Gaines, Terry Kirby, Brett Young, Jeff Mauro and more. Doug Flutie and ACL Pro Matt Guy took home the series championship title in 2021 and 2022.
“We’re excited to continue building on the popularity of SuperHole, which has been a huge success in past years with fans – last year’s model of extending the excitement throughout the season was a resounding hit with our audience, both in person and with those tuning in from home,” said Stacey Moore, Commissioner and Founder of the American Cornhole League. “This year will feature all of the action, celebrities, and competition cornhole fans have come to know and love.”
“I played in a lot of cities in my career, and one thing was consistent across all of them – cornhole being the game of choice for tailgaters,” added former QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. “While I obviously never had a chance to join them before, I’m excited to show off my bag skills!”
“I know the fans love this game, it’s perfect for tailgating – you can even pick up cornhole bags with my name and jersey number at our team shop,” remarked star WR Tyler Lockett. “I’m planning on going out there and showing the fans that their favorite players can mix it up on the cornhole boards as well as on the gridiron.”
“Me and my wife Kourtney love to play cornhole, we even had it at our wedding– it’s actually one of our favorite pastimes,” said all-star 3B Justin Turner. “Hopefully I can go out there and make her proud!”
“When I heard Justin was playing, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to go out and compete against him,” added star OF Joc Pederson. “Sure, we’re friends but once the bags and boards are out all that goes out the window!”
SuperHole IV Matchups on Friday, Feb. 10 include:
* ACL Pro Cheyenne Bubenheim (current Women Singles World Champion) and star WR Tyler Lockett vs
* ACL Pro Ryan Smith (5-time ACL Title Winner) and former top QB, Ryan Fitzpatrick
* ACL Pro Daymon Dennis (5-time Senior singles World Champion) and All-Star 3B Justin Turner vs
* ACL Pro Jimmy McGuffin (current Senior Singles World Champion) and baseball star Joc Pederson
The American Cornhole League hosts competition and tournaments across the amateur, collegiate, and pro ranks with thousands of players taking part every year. For additional information on how to participate visit iplaycornhole.com.
About the American Cornhole League
The American Cornhole League is the worldwide governing body for professional, competitive, and recreational cornhole. The ACL provides the premier cornhole engagement experience by setting the standards for cornhole technology, media, and equipment. For more information on the ACL, visit www.iplaycornhole.com. Anyone can play, anyone can win!