Chet first came to international attention in the early 1980s, when a team of young Americans flew down to Australia to challenge this country’s team. Rob Kroll, who was the crème de la crème of Aussie throwing, headed out to meet the Americans—those he would soon compete against—as they warmed up on a field.
In general, a boomerang thrower might warm up by loosening up his or her muscles, checking the direction of the wind by tossing up a few blades of grass, and doing some practice throws. As Rob was approaching the Americans, though, he saw a young man—one he later learned was Chet—warming up in a slightly different way.
Chet threw his boomerang—as any other thrower might—but then he did a standing back flip and, on his way down, caught the ‘rang behind his back.
Later, Rob Kroll was asked to recreate his thoughts from that moment in time. “Oh, that’s easy,” Rob replied, “because my thoughts only contained two words.”
We’ll recreate them here. The first word was “Oh” and the second one was . . . “crikey.”
“Oh . . . crikey.”
Now back to the question of how one becomes a boomerang champion with ten big titles. Well, for one thing, Chet is athletic. Always has been. Plus, he’s a gymnast and still owns and operates The Jungle Gym in Delaware, Ohio. He has always practiced—a lot—and he has always paid a significant amount of attention to his health, regularly exercising, eating a balanced diet, and avoiding bad habits.
So, one day, a mutual acquaintance decided that Chet should meet Farmer Lee Jones—and vice versa. They’re both about the same age, they’re both Ohio boys, they both get up early in the morning to get done whatever needs done—and they both have a passion for farm-fresh vegetables.
And, when Farmer Lee sent Chet a box of these veggies, here’s how the scenario unfolded.
If we listed film credits, they’d look like this:
Chet Snouffer: played by Chet Snouffer
Carmen Snouffer, Chet’s wife, a great cook, and one of the first U.S. women to compete in boomerang tournaments: played by Carmen Snouffer
off-camera daughter: played by Chet and Carm’s daughter, Lyssi, she isn’t likely to stay off camera very long, being a phenomenal multi-sport athlete poised to take it to the college courts
Thank you, Chet, Carm, and Lyssi! We hope you love those farm-fresh veggies.
Vegetable Boxes Available
Here are the amazing fresh vegetable and herb boxes available. Each box contains a unique blend of the best of the day’s harvest, and that blog post linked to directly above also contains info about the flavor and nutrition of the vegetables that may be in your box. Easy prep tips are often included, as well!
If it’s easier, then here are links directly to the boxes:
Introduction Box of Fresh Vegetables
Best of the Season
Immunity Booster Box
Optimal Health Box