The excitement is building for the Annual Cornhusker State Games. With over 10,000 athletes participating in over 60 different sports contributes to this spectacular event. Opening Ceremonies will be held at Seacrest Field on Friday, July 20st at 8pm. The Opening Ceremonies begins with the traditional parade of athletes. Athletes, grouped by sport will march into the stadium and past the grandstands to cheers and applause. Skydivers from the Lincoln Sport Parachute Club will make their entrance from above, followed by the presentation of colors and soldier shout-outs by the Nebraska National Guard. Nationally Renowned Freestyle BMXers, NoWear BMX, will be the highlight of the show. Headed by veteran pro-style rider and Lincoln native Karl Hinkley and having played fairs and half-time shows across the country, NoWear BMX may be best known for its growing complex near Unadilla. Professional and hobby riders from around the world have traveled to the complex, furthering its reputation as a must-ride destination in the international BMX community. Then the identity of the Mystery Torchlighter is revealed. Once the flame is lit, the Games will be declared open! The Ceremonies conclude with a fireworks display.