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The following excerpted interview with Betsylew Miale-Gix aired on Seattle’s KOMO News Radio on June 20, 2014.

In addition to her acclaimed personal injury lawyering skills and experience, Ms. Miale-Gix has also been a member of the United States National Boomerang Team and an individual world record holder in international competition.

KOMO News Radio: Betsylew, thanks for joining us once again. Let’s talk about the World Boomerang Cup recently held in Australia. I understand the U.S. did quite well?

Betsylew Miale-Gix: Yes, absolutely. Seven members of the Puget Sound area competed for the U.S. team and our squad came in third and fifth among the best throwers in the world!

KOMO News Radio: That is fantastic. You were right in the backyard of boomeranging, weren’t you?

Betsylew Miale-Gix:  Yes we were.  Australia was excited about having us all there. It is one of  the key birthplaces of boomerang!

KOMO News Radio: You’re the only female member of the U.S. team. What’s that like?

Betsylew Miale-Gix:  It’s interesting. I’ve learned how to be “one of the guys” over the years. Sometimes it’s a little bit challenging, but it’s so much fun and I just love the sport.  More people ought to be out there throwing with us!

KOMO News Radio:  You hold several U.S. and world records in boomerang. For those of us not well versed, what categories are those records in?

Betsylew Miale-Gix: There are things like “Fast Catch,” which is throwing and catching five times as quickly as possible. There is also “Maximum Time Aloft” where you throw a boomerang that is supposed to hover in the sky for as long as possible. “Australian Round” [is another event] where you throw a boomerang that goes out 50-60 meters and accurately returns and you catch it over a total of five throws. So it’s a wide variety of throwing and catching skills.

KOMO News Radio: Betsylew, how can people get involved with this?  It sounds like so much fun!

Betsylew Miale-Gix: The USBA has a Website where you can get good information on what we do and where to get a boomerang. Many areas in the country have local clubs. Here [in the Seattle area], you have an advantage because you have so many good throwers. We usually go out on Sundays to practice. You’ll often find us  at Magnuson Park on the upper fields.  There’s also a U.S. Boomerang Facebook page that you can look at as well as a U.S.  Boomerang Association Facebook page. Those will help you get in touch with local throwers in your area!

To hear the recorded interview with Betsylew, listen-in on YouTube.