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Company Run By Two Aggies Picks Up Momentum Designing, Selling Pickleball Paddles

After playing with some disintegrating rec center paddles at Utah State University students, two local entrepreneurs decided to make their own — built like bison.

Collin Peterson and Daniel Warren started Bison Paddles last August, when they were both business admin and marketing dual-majors at USU. Peterson graduated last year, while Warren said he has about a year and a half left.


“We noticed a lot of the paddles were falling apart,” Peterson said of their first outings with the gym’s equipment. “And any of the ones that were really durable were really expensive.”


“Built like bison” is a tall order for a pickleball paddle, but if the materials used are any indication, Peterson and Warren have given it a good shot. Read the rest of the story on


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.