Great news—Mike is the 2012 WORLD CHAMPION Tomahawk Thrower! He also narrowly beat a Frenchman and a Canadian to win the most coveted gold cup for knife throwing in the United States.

Afterward, while giving an interview to the local Fox News affiliate, the founder of the International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame (IKTHOF) told them, “Mike ‘Hillbilly’ Pearl is the best knife thrower in the world.”

Congratuations, Mike!