Teen with amputated limbs competes with country’s best cornhole players

WASHINGTON, N.C. (WNCT) – Some of the world’s best cornhole players in the country are from North Carolina, and people travel from all over to compete against them.

One Maryland teen is now a part of the Beaufort County family, our sister station WNCT reports.

Dayton Webber, 18, had his limbs amputated when he was just a baby. But when it comes to cornhole, nobody notices the difference.

“I just do everything everybody else does,” Webber said.

The Junior Maryland Cornhole State champion spent his holiday in Washington. He said it was all for the cornhole.

“This is where the greatest throwers in cornhole are,” added Webber.

North Carolina is home to some of the best cornhole players in the world. The reigning doubles champion is from Martin County.

Players say the game is about more than just throwing a bean bag into a hole. It’s about community.

“We all kind of become friends before we become competitors,” said Frank Modlin, a Doubles World champion.

Modlin said they don’t just respect Webber for his cornhole skills. They respect his character.

“If we all could just be a little bit like him, it’d be a whole lot better place,” he added.

A number of people from the area will compete at the Cornhole World Championship Tournament in July.

This story originally appeared on WNCT.com.

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