For the second consecutive year, Jeremy Bahmuller is the ninth best "Big Buck Hunter" in the world.
Bahmuller, a 27-year-old software engineer from Omaha, competed in "Big Buck Hunter" world championships in New York last week.
Bahmuller entered the competition, which pitted the 64 best players of the online and arcade hunting game against each other, ranked second in the West region. He was the first finisher who wasn't from Minnesota, where regular hunting and "Big Buck Hunter" hunting are especially popular.
Bahmuller said he would have liked to top last year's performance, but was still happy with his finish.
"I guess I have the small honor of being the top finisher that wasn't from Minnesota," Bahmuller said in an email.
This was his third year competing in the world championship tournament.
Bahmuller started playing the game in college and more recently has spent up to five nights a week honing his skills at the Ice House Sports Bar, 10920 Emmet St., and Tanner's Bar and Grill, 15505 Ruggles St. He estimated he had made more than $5,000 playing the game this year.
– Cara Pesek