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This Guy Even Beat Paul Rabil for the Fastest Shot
Alright so what is the speed of the fastest lacrosse shot in the world? Does anyone know how fast it entered the lacrosse goal? 110 MPH? Nope. 115 MPH? Close. Okay, well who is the record holder? Casey Powell? Wrong. Paul Rabil? Never! Well at least not until some guy named Zak Dorn came around and clocked the fastest lacrosse shot speed ever recorded!
But Zak Dorn, who the heck is that? Well I'd never heard of him either, that is until he rifled a lacrosse ball 116 miles per hour at the MLL All-Star game. When those numbers 1-1-6 came up on the radar gun, the stands were ecstatic. Yes because he had just set a new world record, but most importantly because he didn't even play Major League Lacrosse! Zak Dorn was just a lacrosse fan working at a lacrosse store in Chicago when he qualified to attend the MLL All-Star game and have his chance at making history.
The Fastest Lacrosse Shot Video
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Zak Dorn's Interview
The craziest part after watching him shoot the fastest lacrosse shot ever was his interview. Yes he was excited, but he said his fastest lacrosse shot speed wasn't even 116 MPH. He has shot it even faster before–Checkout this video on more of his story!!!
You hear about this phenomena all of the time in athletics and world records, especially around the Olympics. That swimmer who claims they've swam a faster 100 freestyle, or like Usain Bolt saying he's ran faster at his home track in Jamaica than at the world stage. It's too bad those records don't count.
But it only counts when it's actually recorded at an event that's authorized to declare the fastest speed. And in Zak Dorn's case, he could have probably shot the lacrosse ball 125 MPH back in Chicago for all we know. Unfortunately it doesn't matter unless you prove it on a world stage like at the MLL All-Star game. Which he did.
If you're curious what the other world record holders are for the fastest lacrosse shot, we've listed them below for you, with their respective shot speed.
Previous Record Holders for the Fastest Lacrosse Shot
Mike Sawyer, 114 MPH, 2013
Paul Rabil, 111 MPH, 2010
Paul Rabil, 111 MPH, 2009
It's pretty unbelievable to think that Zak Dorn, just an average guy living in Chicago, could smack the back of the net with is hardest lacrosse shot than any professional lacrosse player out there, including one of the greats like Paul Rabil. If you've got any friends who have clocked faster lacrosse shots before, post those speeds in the comments! Also, what are your average lacrosse shot speeds?
Finally, congratulations to you Mr. Dorn. You Came, You Sniped, You Conquered ($1000 and mad laxtitute tail).