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Josh Fight Joshes get together to fight in 2021

Josh Fight Josh Fight together in to get Joshes fight 2021

Sat, 24 Apr 2021 10:00:00 -0700

On Saturday, hundreds of people showed up at the Air Park Green Area, most of them named Josh

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) The Josh Fight started as a joke by an Arizona man, then the internet and social media took hold of it. On Saturday, hundreds of people showed up at the Air Park Green Area, most of them named Josh.

The fighting was with pool noodles and not actual fist fighting. One 10/11 NOW reporter described the scene as mayhem.

The original internet post was started as a joke by Josh Swain at the start of the pandemic. He claimed there could only be one Josh Swain, so he challenged them to a fight at random coordinates that he picked. And it ended up being in Lincoln.

Joshes and people not named Josh came from South Dakota, Houston and New York to watch this fight.

“This is going to happen and it’s going to be insane,” said Josh Swain, Arizona. ”There were so many people. People coming from Houston from Colorado from Washington. People coming from all over for this event. I don’t know why but it’s insane. It’s incredible.”

There was even another Josh Swain in attendance from Omaha. They battled it out in rock, paper, scissors and the Arizona Josh Swain won.

The organizer Josh Swain helped create a fund for Nebraska’s Children Hospital and The Food Bank of Lincoln. Click here for more details.

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Josh Fight

Sat, 24 Apr 2021 10:00:00 -0700

A viral year-old Josh fight meme came to life Saturday as a horde of guys named Josh gathered in a random Nebraska field to "fight for the right to keep this 

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A viral year-old Josh fight meme came to life Saturday as a horde of guys named Josh gathered in a random Nebraska field to “fight for the right to keep this common name,” according to organizer Josh Swain. 

The fight to be the one true Josh started exactly one year ago, when a Josh Swain gathered every other Josh Swain he could find on Facebook and challenged them to battle. 

“4/24/2021, 12:00 PM, meet at these coordinates, (40.8223286, -96.7982002) we fight, whoever wins gets to keep the name, everyone else has to change their name, you have a year to prepare, good luck,” the original Josh wrote to the other guys named Josh. 

The meme took off on social media so Josh Swain decided to follow through with his Josh fight. The only problem: the coordinates he originally picked at random “landed on some farm owner’s land who did not agree to host such a ridiculous event.”

He picked new coordinates, 40.858689, -96.784136, which is at Air Park Green Area in Lincoln, Nebraska, and the fight was on. 

The actual fight was a “Pool Noodle Battle Royale,” with all the guys named Josh armed with pool noodles battling in the first fight, followed by a fight for everyone else in attendance. 

Two Josh Swains showed up, so they had a rock, paper, scissors showdown before the rest of the festivities began. 

Josh Swain, left, the originator of the joke, takes on another Josh as they decide the rightful owner of the name Josh via a game of rock, paper, scissors in an open green space in Air Park on Saturday, April 24, 2021, in Lincoln, Neb. What started as a mid-pandemic joke took on life Saturday, as a mixed bag of individuals sharing only their name came to battle it out. The winner was to be declared the rightful owner of the name. ((Kenneth Ferriera/Lincoln Journal Star via AP))

The victor was a four-year-old little Josh, who was coronated with a Burker King crown, according to KLKN reporter Yousef Nasser. 

As the Josh fight meme came to life, the group also took the opportunity to fundraise for the Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Foundation, which provides medical care to children in Lincoln, Nebraska. 

The fundraiser, cheekily named “Legal Fees to Help Josh Swains Change Their Names,” had raised $7,701 as of Saturday afternoon. 

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– April 24, 2021