Lifetime Members are ACO players who live and breathe cornhole. But more than that, they’re fanatics that are so amped about the ACO they ink it right on their body.

Meet the ACO Lifetime Members.

LIFETIME MEMBER #001

Teresa Gregory

  • Cornhole Player since: 2012
  • ACO Member since: 2012
  • Highest Ranking: 3rd in Women’s, 2017
  • Hometown: Franklin, KY
  • About me: I’m a very sensitive person and wear my heart on my sleeve, even though I come off as a total bitch.
  • Why I did my tat:  I inked myself for my son, Austin Brandle, who made ACO Pro status. I put the ACO shield and his nickname on my foot as a dedication to him and our love of the sport.
LIFETIME MEMBER #002

William Howell

  • Cornhole Player since: 2011
  • ACO Member since: 2011
  • ACO Commissioner
  • Highest Player Ranking: #37
  • Hometown: Hemet, CA
  • One thing you never knew about me: I have a superhuman sense of smell!
  • Why I got my tat: When I commit, there’s no going back. If you are able to say that you are friend of mine, then you understand my loyalty. The ACO bug, to me, represents loyalty.
LIFETIME MEMBER #003

Max Geers

  • Cornhole Player since: 2005
  • ACO Member since: 2005
  • Highest Player Ranking: Unrankable
  • Hometown: Terrace Park, OH
  • One thing you never knew about me: I’m a country music singer. You can check my music out at maxgeers.com
  • Why I got my tat: I was at ACO Worlds in Vegas and my Dad’s birthday was that weekend. I didn’t want to just buy him a present, I wanted to surprise him with something he’d love. So I worked a plan out with his cornhole family. I’m proud of what he’s been able to do with cornhole and wanted to show how much he means to me.
LIFETIME MEMBER #004

Aaron Kandler

  • Cornhole Player since: 2018
  • ACO Member since: 2018
  • Highest Player Ranking: #4
  • Hometown: Paw Paw, MI
  • One thing you never knew about me: I was a professional bull rider.
  • Why I got my tat: When I was at World’s, I was inspired by the camraderie of the players and that’s when I realized ACO meant family.  I believe in ACO and wanted to commit like family would.
LIFETIME MEMBER #005

Jeff Balstad

  • Cornhole Player since: 2019
  • ACO Member since: 2019
  • Hometown: Gillette, WY
  • Occupation: I work in the oilfield industry as a lease operator.
  • My Best Cornhole Moment: Winning my first co-ed tournament with my wife.
  • One thing you never knew about me: I’m an avid gardener. I also enjoy canning my own vegetables.
  • Why I got my tat: Go big or go home. After attending my first ACO tournament (North Platte) and meeting everyone there, I’ve been hooked ever since. Everyone was more than happy to answer any questions I had, and they also gave me plenty of tips on getting better. It definitely is a FAMILY!!!! And glad to be part of it!!!

Want to become an ACO Lifetime Member?

Requirements

  • Get a permanent tattoo of the ACO shield or oval logo on any part of your body that is visible on the court or on the beach.
  • Contact the ACO through email or phone at least 2 weeks before the ACO World Championships to get on the Lifetime Member list to be recognized on Championship Night.
  • Come to the ACO World Championships to have your ink verified by an ACO Commissioner.

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Benefits

  • Free ACO Membership for life!
  • A customized ACO Lifetime Member Jersey
  • Your feature and bio here on this page
  • Personal recognition on ACO Worlds Championship Night every year.

Considering an ACO tattoo and just need to talk? Call the ACO Lifetime Lifeline: 888-563-2002       play@americancornhole.com