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December 31, 2017

Registration Open for 2018 Cornhusker State Games 

One New Sport—Rowing—Debuts as Dual Nebraska/Iowa Games Event 
 
LINCOLN, Neb. (December 31, 2017) — Registration is open for the 34rd annual Cornhusker State Games, featuring competition in 68 sports at venues in Lincoln, Omaha and surrounding communities.  Most sports take place July 20-29, and officials expect more than 11,000 participants.

Rowing, which will take place at Carter Lake, joins the Games as a joint venture between the Iowa Games and Cornhusker State Games.

CSG competitions are open to Nebraska athletes of all ages and abilities.  Registration and information are available at CornhuskerStateGames.com.  A new tiered entry fee schedule allows registration through Feb. 14 at below-2017 costs in most sports. The final deadline to register for most sports is July 6. 

Opening Ceremonies are set for Friday, July 20 at Seacrest Field with parade-of-athletes, skydivers, fireworks, patriotic tribute, mascot showcase and torch-lighting.  

All registered athletes will receive a shirt, free meal, admission to the Opening Ceremonies and a chance to win one of 5,000 custom-cast gold, silver and bronze medals.  Finishers in several events will receive commemorative medallions.

The Cornhusker State Games is a qualifying event for the 2019 State Games of America (SGA), which takes place in Lynchburg, VA.

The Cornhusker State Games is conducted by the Nebraska Sports Council, which also conducts the NE150 Challenge, the Mud Run and the Pumpkin Run.  Platinum partners include Farmers Mutual Insurance Co. of Nebraska, LinPepCo and Nebraska Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine.  

Learn more at NebraskaSportsCouncil.com.

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