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41 Teams Compete in 2019 Spring Training Classic
April 1, 2019
CT Vipers/Miken (IL) made the most of its 1,500 mile journey, winning the Men's 50 Major Division at the Spring Training Classic in Arizona.
PHOENIX - The 2019 Spring Training Classic was held here March 1-3 with 41 teams in action, representing three of the four corner states: Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado; as well as Nevada, Texas, Washington and Illinois.
The Men’s 65-75 age teams kicked off the tournament on March 1 at Rose Mofford.
In the four-team Men’s 65 Major Division, top seed Rocco’s (AZ) went undefeated over the two days of competition, going 4-0 in seeding play, and 2-0 in bracket, including a 30-25 win over 19 Hitmen (AZ), in the championship game. AZ Ancient finished in third place.
In the three-team Men’s 65 AAA/AA Division, Sidewinders Desert (AZ) posted a perfect 2-0 record, defeating both Bucky’s Casino (AZ) 17-16 and Los Vatos Viejos (AZ) 16-15 in a two-game round robin. Los Vatos Viejos defeated Bucky’s Casino 21-15 to finish in second place.
Hooters/Ginco/Bryce Orthopedics (AZ) swept Findlay Automotive Scorpions (AZ) by scores of 18-13 and 12-3, respectively, to win the Men’s 75 Major Division.
In the three-team Men’s 70 Major Division, Poncho’s (AZ) defeated Sidewinders (AZ) 25-11 to win the division.
The tournament continued Saturday with the Men’s 50-60 age divisions in play at Victory Lane and Rose Mofford.
Beginning with the five-team Men’s 50 Major Division, No. 3 seed CT Vipers/Miken (IL) came out of the single elimination bracket as champions, defeating Arizona Heat 15-11 and top seed Thunderstruck (AZ) 24-21 in the championship game.
In another five-team division, the Men’s 50 AAA Division, the No. 3 seed slot would be the lucky spot once again, as No. 3 Graywolves (NM) won the single elimination bracket, defeating AZ Prime Time 20-13 and Xtreme (AZ) 21-11 in the championship game.
In the seven-team Men’s 55/60 Major Division, Arizona Scorpions 55 ran through bracket play with a perfect 4-0 record, including a 29-10 win over Arizona Old School 55 in the championship game. Rock N Legends 9 55 (TX) finished in third place after winning three straight games in the elimination side of the bracket, before falling to Arizona Old School in the third-place game.
Top seed Thunderstruck (AZ) won the six-team Men’s 55 AAA Division, winning the single elimination bracket with wins over Los Vatos Viejos (AZ), 14-11, and Santisi Brothers (AZ), 23-11, in the championship game.
In the three-team Men’s 55/60 AA Division, Los Vatos Viejos 60 (AZ) won the division with wins over Full Throttle (AZ) 18-16 and Arizona Blaze 28-18. Arizona Blaze finished in second place following its win over Full Throttle, 19-18.
In another three-team division, the Men’s 60 AAA Division, Sidewinders (AZ) took the top spot, following its wins over both Rolling Thunder (NM) 21-14 and CJ & S Express (AZ) 20-13. CJ & S Express finished in second place following its win over Rolling Thunder 30-9.
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