Lakewood

Lakewood Alum Wins Cornhole Title

Lakewood High has produced more than a dozen Major Leaguers, and a few NBA and NFL players too. The Lancers have also produced a world-class cornholer: Matthew Strattman.

Strattman won the American Cornhole League’s Southern California championship this month, besting a field of hundreds. The ACL’s regional championships serve as qualifying events for its national championship, which will be held later in the year on ESPN with a $250,000 top prize.

The event was hosted by Ultra Cornhole in San Diego, and carried a $500 prize.

“It’s super fun, yet competitive,” said Strattman. “It’s good for us guys who don’t want to blow out a knee hooping at the park.”

PHOTO: Strattman (right) and second-place finisher David Williams.
Mike Guardabascio
Mike Guardabascio
An LBC native, Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for 13 years, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards for his writing as well as the CIF Southern Section’s Champion For Character Award, and is the author of three books about Long Beach history.
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