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‘Hawk’ throwing comes to Deltaville

In sports there are the sounds of satisfaction when you know it is done right. 

For Dan Pegg of Deltaville, a competitive knife and tomahawk (“hawk”) thrower, it’s the “thunk” when his throw sticks in the target bullseye.

Pegg has competed at International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame (IKTHOF) nationals in Las Vegas and most recently in Austin, Texas, at the Central U.S. Championships where he finished second in the tomahawk division. He also was fifth in conventional knife, sixth in no-spin in individual scores, and made the semifinals of the head-to-head Gold Cup Tomahawk. 

“It’s a nice success all around,” said Pegg, who is regional vice president of the Retirement Solutions Division with Pacific Life Insurance Company. 

In his younger days, Pegg experimented with throwing knives. About 4 years ago a friend in Deltaville brought some throwing knives over and Pegg gave it a try. “I got hooked,” he said.

He has throwing ranges at his Richmond and Deltaville homes and tries to get an hour of throwing in each evening. “At tournaments I represent Deltaville since that’s where I got serious about throwing.”

Pegg started the Deltaville Pointy Objects Club to raise awareness of the sport. The club sponsored a throwing lane at the 2017 IKTHOF US Nationals Knife & Tomahawk Championships in Las Vegas, where his club got local TV coverage.

For more on the “Deltaville Pointy Objects Club” visit Facebook.

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posted 02.13.2018

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