Hundreds Of Guys Named Josh Gather to Battle Over the Name


A fight over the name of Josh drew a crowd from around the country to a Nebraska park Saturday for a heated pool-noodle brawl.

It all started a year ago when pandemic boredom set in and Josh Swain, a 22-year-old college student from Tucson, Arizona, messaged others who shared his name on social media and challenged them to a duel.

He said, "We fight, whoever wins gets to keep the name, everyone else has to change their name. You have a year to prepare, good luck".

He wasn't serious about fighting, but the messages went viral, and a year later #JoshFight became a reality.

Hundreds showed up at Air Park in Lincoln—random coordinates were picked, which is how they ended up in Lincoln, Nebraska—to participate in the silliness.

The pool-noodle competition that followed was open to anyone with the first name of Josh.

The winner of that competition was a 4-year-old, who was coronated with a Burger King crown.

There was a pretty nice side-story too: Those who came donated at least 200 pounds of food to the Food Bank of Lincoln and $8,000 to the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Foundation in Omaha.