I’m sure most of you have heard by now that Grand Valley State is a really good dodgeball team. I know, shocker right? Well, not only are they dominant in the league, but they can go outside of the NCDA and continue their domination.
Recently, a small group of the Lakers joined together to participate in the Ultimate Dodgeball Tournament, hosted by Skyzone. This tournament is put together much differently than ours. Yes there are some pretty standard changes, like reduced players on the court at the start of a match. There are also some pretty odd rule changes that would make most NCDA players either cringe, or jump right for the challenge. The most obvious challenge being the trampolines that make up the court. Seriously, they’re playing dodgeball in mid-air! The other major rule difference is that balls can take out more than one player. If one person gets hit, and the person next to him also gets hit, they are both out. Now those are some ridiculous challenges that these guys had to face.
Even with these new rules in place, the Lakers still ran the table in their regional qualifier, and ultimately made it into the final tournament. Not knowing who they will be playing maybe there will be someone out there who can finally take these guys out before they win yet another championship. Maybe the Lakers can learn that sharing is in fact caring, and that they don’t always have to win everything. Really though, I personally hope they run the table and show some of the other teams out there that the NCDA is the real deal, and that our best team cam to a tournament with rules they aren’t used to at all, and can still kick player’s behinds left and right. Only time will tell, and I’m sure plenty of NCDAers have the same mindset that I do in hoping these guys the best, and possibly bringing home another championship to the NCDA trophy case.