February 26/27 Weekend Re-Cap

by | March 3, 2011, 5:40am 0

Couple days late getting this out, but I wanted to look back at last weekend’s tournaments before looking forward to the big weekend ahead. Here’s a quick take on what went down:

Stanford Open

  • Whitman took down Cal State- Long Beach, 12-11, in the final.
  • I talked to Whitman captain Jeremy Norden before the tournament and he told me that they wouldn’t be able to accept their bid to the Stanford Open even if they won. According to RSD, Cal State- Long Beach is going instead. Updated, see comment below.
  • Jeremy also told me that Whitman was missing Chris Hansman, one of their top cutters.
  • Air Force, Brown, Puget SoundRensellaer Polytech, and Victoria all came from outside of the Southwest. Only Puget Sound and Victoria came away with a winning record, while the other three won two games each.

Free State Classic

  • Iowa beat Kansas State, 15-9, in the finals.
  • Kansas, a Nationals team in 2010, went 5-0 in pool play but lost to Arkansas in the quarters, 14-16. Illinois, another 2010 Nationals team, lost to Iowa, 13-15, in a semis game that they at one point led by a score of 9-5.
  • After a 9th-place showing at T-Town Throwdown, a tournament win at Big D in little d, and a finals appearance this weekend, Kansas State looks like a team that will be playing on Sunday at South Central Regionals.
  • Pretty much all I know about this tournament comes from Ozark Ultimate, which covers college ultimate in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. There are a lot of great pictures (it was snowy and foggy all weekend), some audio, and a lot more detail about the tournament. Check it out.

Charlotte One Day Round Robin

UNC-Wilmington, NC State, Queen City Thunder (Charlotte club team), Georgia, Michigan, and Virginia got together at the Queen City Tune-Up fields to play a one-day round robin. Organizer and UNC-W coach Greg Vassar described it a “glorified scrimmage,” which is why you won’t find any results up on Score Reporter. I do know that…

  • Wilmington went 3-2 with wins over Virginia, Michigan, and NC State and losses to Georgia and QC Thunder. They were missing six starters, including Jarret Bowen, their best player.
  • Virginia also went 3-2 with wins over Michigan, QC Thunder, and NC State with losses to Georgia and UNC-W.
  • From talking to a contact on Michigan, I understand that they were running pretty loose lines. I also know that Michigan went on to scrimmage Florida this past Sunday, but I don’t know how it went.
  • This tournament seems like we’re taking a step toward teams really valuing sanctioned games while not really caring so much about those that aren’t sanctioned. Is that the case with teams across the board, or just Nationals hopefuls?

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