Bloomer Chamber of Commerce

Annual Rope Jump Contest

Mark your Calendars....
January 28, 2012


Bloomer's rope jumping boom began in 1960 when a former coach named Wally Mohrman became the physical education teacher in the schools. Knowing the value of the exercise, he decided to stir some interest with a contest. The emphasis was on speed jumping: how many times a student could whip a rope under his feet in a given period.

Each year interest grew. Champion jumpers emerged, and records were established to shoot at. The finals are held each year on the last Saturday in January. Each year, students from Grades 1 through 8 train hard and come to Bloomer to compete.

To add to the contest, Mohrman formed a group called the "Swinging Safari". Its girls do precision rope jumping routines to various types types of music. Their appearances highlight the rope jump event.

Bloomer has made itself into America's swingingest town. Bumper stickers, t-shirts, and signs at the city limits all proclaim our fame. Many other schools are sponsoring speed jumping contests and sending their winners to the big world championship in Bloomer. Each year the Bloomer contest is bigger and better with records constantly being challenged.

 

ROPE JUMP RECORD HOLDER:
PAUL MORNING - 72 JUMPS IN 10 SECONDS

 
Forms for the 2012 Rope Jump Contest: 
Rope Jump Invitation:  Open
Rope Jump Schedule: 
Open
Rope Jump Contest Rules: 
Open 
Rope Jump Registration:   
Open
Rope Jump T-Shirt Form:  
Open   
Rope Jump Results Sheet: 
Open 

Publications

Bloomer Magazine

Newsletter

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Women's Club- Arts & Craft Fair
Saturday, October 15, 2011

United Methodist Church Fall Harvest & Costume Party
Sunday, October 30, 2011 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Children's Halloween Party
Monday, October 31, 2011

Gifts For Kids Program
Tuesday, November 01, 2011

BAARC Fundraiser
Saturday, November 05, 2011

Light Up The Park Opening
Friday, November 25, 2011

Early Bird Sales
Friday, November 25, 2011

United Methodist Church Christmas Bizarre
Saturday, December 03, 2011 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

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Bloomer Chamber of Commerce | 1731 17th Avenue| PO Box 273 | Bloomer WI 54724 | Phone: 715-568-3339 | Fax: 715-568-3346