Maria is a Winnipeg Axe Coach and December’s award winner! He has continued to show what it takes to be an outstanding member of the Bad Axe Throwing team in Winnipeg.  Maria’s hard work and endlessly positive attitude make her a shoo-in for the final U.S. 2018 Bad Axe coach of the month! The first West Coaster to claim the title, Maria helps run the ever-popular San Diego location – our closest location to the Beach!

San Diego Axe Coach Maria Riley

is our December award winner


How long have you been axe throwing?

6 months
What’s your favorite thing about Axe Throwing?
Trick shots and the fact that females dominate this sport in many locations
What’s the best axe throwing song in your opinion?
Incendiary – The Product Is You
What do you tell people who have never thrown an axe before?
Axe Throwing is not about power it’s about finesse, physics and confidence. It’s extremely addicting and fun.
If you could throw axes with any one person in history who would it be and why?
Eartha Kitt – she’d be sassy as hell and confident

What do you do when you’re not axe throwing?

I’m hanging out with my deaf dog, listening to hardcore punk or photographing whatever I can.
What’s a cool fact about you?
I’m from the South of Spain!
Do you have any hidden talents?

Roller skating tricks

If you were marooned on a desert island what 3 items would you bring?

My axe, my dog and a water purifier straw

Is there anyone you’d like to make a shout out to?

Special shout out to team Sea Level for making work so fun and unique each day!

A resident of the Winnipeg area, Maria has helped make Bad Axe Throwing the #1 ranked fun & games activity according to TripAdvisor. Get to know more of our expert axe throwing coaches as we feature them each month. And Make sure to follow her @makesadaxeclap!

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