This past weekend I traveled to Rochester, New York to play in Elite Dodgeball’s Throwdown tournament. 16 teams from all over the United States invaded the campus of Rochester Institution of Technology to see who could claim bragging rights for their team, and for their region. At the end of the day the winner of both the non-pinch and the pinch division, was DOOM a team from Los Angeles, California.
JMU def SVSU 3-1
WKU def Miami 4-2
GVSU def Kent 3-1
GVSU def JMU 3-2
Kent def OSU 4-2
SVSU def WKU 3-0
JMU def Miami 6-0
SVSU def Miami 4-1
OSU def WKU 5-1
GVSU def OSU 5-1
GVSU def SVSU 4-0
JMU def Kent 7-2
GVSU goes 4-0, JMU 3-1, SVSU 2-2, Kent 1-2, OSU 1-2, WKU 1-2, Miami 0-3 in the RedHawk Invite. Continue reading “RedHawk Invite Results”
On October 20th three new teams entered the NCDA. Previously you saw St. Ambrose highlighted in an article. The Siena Heights University Saints are the next team to be highlighted. Siena Heights is a small school located in Adrian, Michigan and has an enrollment of about 2,500 students.
They opened their NCDA competition playing in the GVSU Invite along with Central Michigan, Bowling Green, Davenport University, and Grand Valley. This was a very quick start for Siena Heights as they had their first practice on October 7th. They were able to get a 10-player roster for the tournament; they would play 4 total games on the day.
The Grand Valley State University dodgeball team is not used to being underdogs. This weekend for the Ultimate Dodgeball Championships in Las Vegas they were. The Lakers needed to win the Facebook vote contest to capture the 8th seed going into the tournament. When I asked about what the other teams expected from them. Senior Kenny Bacchus (#32) “We were definitely the underdogs of the tournament, because of just getting in by the Facebook vote. Even when we got there, we found out that we were the youngest team there, so we knew that we had a lot to prove to all the other teams.” Continue reading “Ultimate Dodgeball Championships: GVSU Places 3rd”
The Grand Valley State Lakers went 16-2 last year en route to their National Championship. The NCDA hasn’t had a repeat champion since 2009-2010 GVSU. This year Grand Valley State looks to repeat again while they overcome a change of leadership, and strong NCDA competition.