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About Team Tomahawks

Photograph featuring the founders of Tomahawks Axe Throwing: Shad Kearns, Shane Kearns, and Tommy Winn.

Tomahawks Axe Throwing was founded by Shad Kearns, Shane Kearns, and Tommy Winn in 2016 in Downtown Lincoln Nebraska. 

At Tomahawks Axe Throwing, our goal is to become the preferred choice for thrilling, safe, and social entertainment in Lincoln. We take pride in cultivating a welcoming, inclusive, and vibrant environment where individuals can freely express themselves and enjoy each other's company. Although the idea of hurling axes might initially appear intimidating, we assure you that it's a safe and exhilarating activity! In fact, no prior experience or skill level is necessary to participate. And if you're feeling uncertain, just imagine it as a larger-scale version of playing darts, but with axes!

Our knowledgeable team is dedicated to delivering the ultimate Axe Throwing experience for walk-ins, private parties, team-building events, and leagues. With a strong commitment to customer service, we handle the logistics so that you can focus on having an unforgettable time. Gather your friends, take aim, and let loose—prepare for an unforgettable adventure at Tomahawks Axe Throwing.

The History of Axe Throwing in Lincoln

The history of axe throwing is believed to date back to the early days of human civilization. Axes were often used as tools for hunting and gathering, and it is thought that people began to throw axes for recreation as a way to improve their skills. Axe throwing was first popularized in the United States in the early 2014s and in 2016 the first axe throwing business open shop in Lincoln, Nebraska registered under the name Tomahawks Axe Throwing. The three Midwest brothers' business concept of using the same business structure as a bowling alley to turn axe throwing into an amusement business was a huge success. Their business was an instant hit. People loved the excitement and challenge of axe throwing, and they appreciated the safe and controlled environment that the brothers provided. Soon, other companies began to take notice of the brothers' success and started opening their own axe throwing facilities.Today, there are over 600 axe throwing facilities in the United States.

Tomahawks Axe Throwing and Nebraska Cornhusker flags displayed at the entrance of Tomahawks.
Photograph featuring the owners and general manager of Tomahawks, along with the head football coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Coach Matt Rhule.
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