UW-Madison senior invented a new tailgating game before he even got to college

The summer before JT Nejedlo attended UW-Madison unitentionally became a difference maker in the 2016 Kettle Moraine High School graduate’s young life.

Around 3½ years ago, Nejedlo had a few weeks to burn before college began.

“I didn’t really have anything to do so I decided to create a game for myself to play,” said Nejedlo, a Delafield native. “I wanted something different. I was kind of tired of the games I had.”

Nejedlo wanted this new game to be challenging, fun and competitive. He combined elements of games he liked, and even some he didn’t, so he could improve on the elements that weren’t his favorite.

In time, DELU was born. Pronounced “day lou,” the game was designed as an indoor or outdoor tailgate-type game. Nejedlo combined elements of skee-ball, washers, bean bag toss (often colloquially referred to as “corn hole”) and golf into DELU. The name of the game is a made up expression meaning “hooray,” “yay,” or “oh yeah!”

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