This has seen the pals travel across the country in their various attempts to tag one another, but it has also enabled the group to remain close for almost three decades.
They began their contest during high school breaks at Gonzaga Preparatory School in Spokane, Washington, as they looked to entertain themselves in between their classes.
Mike Konesky, who is currently “It,” states, “Back then we used to get up to some crazy things like running through the halls, but after we graduated we went our separate ways.”
It was also revealed that the friends, who consist of Bill Akers, Patrick Schultheis, and Sean Raftis too, originally stopped their game on the last day of high school in 1983. Then, for seven years, they didn’t play as they went to college and progressed in their careers.
But at a school reunion in 1990, the idea was floated to partake in another edition of tag, so that they could all remain in contact. Since then they have competed in the competition every year, however they do only take each other on in the month of February, so that their responsibilities as respectable members of society don’t get in the way.
Each player has also signed, The Tag Participation Agreement, and the game has also seen wives act as spies, whilst assistants are ordered not to allow people into the office, and some individuals have even travelled the length of the country just to tag another player.