Gennings Dunker, Iowa OL, captures Annual Hay Bale Toss competition
Gennings Dunker arrived at Iowa as a member of the 2021 recruiting class. Friday evening, he captured a big win for his career, only this one did not come on the football field.
Alongside a number of teammates, Dunker took part in the 20th Annual Hay Bale Toss at the Solon Beef Days in Solon, Iowa. According to correspondent Douglas Miles, Dunker cleared a mark of 12 feet, 6 inches with his winning toss.
With a toss of 12 feet, six inches, Iowa redshirt freshman offensive lineman Gennings Dunker (Lena, Ill.) wins the 20th Annual Hay Bale Toss at Solon Beef Days in Solon, Iowa. #Hawkeyes pic.twitter.com/WvadL5ma5o
— Douglas Miles (@douglasmilesCRG) July 16, 2022
Dunker did not appear in action during the 2021 season. Listed at 6-foot-5 and 290 lbs., Dunker was a 3-star prospect out of Lena, Illinois for the 2021 recruiting class.
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According to the players taking part in the hay bale toss, it was no less stressful than an actual game in a Hawkeye uniform.
“I was kind of stressed the whole time,” Dunker said according to John Steppe with The Gazette.