Another Midwest Open has come and gone. Lots of familiar faces and many new faces. Even several new clubs, Green Bay and Mankato, MN to name a few.
Minneapolis did really well at this tournament. 5 of our 6 teams officially made it to Sunday with a computer hiccup pushing Shark Farts out of the top 32 for Sunday. We had several stand out players which helped propel their teams deep into the double elimination bracket on Sunday. Meg Lee and Aren are two such players. Aren even took home the MVP award for the tournament.
Congrats to Nick T of Minneapolis on his teams’ 7th place finish. He got the call asking him to be a substitute player at 9:30am on Saturday and helped Chris and Nick from Lexington to yet another excellent finish.
Thanks to Milwaukee Bike Polo for hosting and bringing the Midwest together for such a fun time.
1st -Baby Face (Brian, Kremin, JT MKE/RVA)
2nd -Guardians (Cody, Dusty, Julian SEA)
3rd -Machine Politics (Ben, Joe, Matt L CHI)
4th -Lil’ Wayne Gretzky (Nick kruse,Tim D, Charlie H COMO)
5th -The Spurs (Pierre,Jonny, Sam C MAD )
5th -Wardens (Jake, Matt, Zack MKE)
7th –Bourbonic Plague (Nick, Cardinal, Nick T LEX/MPLS)
7th -Mitten Polo (Jon, Adam, Piet AA)
9th -WNBA Jamz (Joe, Shay, Guthrie MKE)
9th –3rd Times a Charm (Meg, Dustin, Brian MPLS/CHI)
9th -El Polo Loco (Derek, Stanislav, Rob FTW)
9th –Panther Baby Strike (Nick, Aren, Jeff MPLS)
13th -What about Bob (Karate jon, Chris W, Lou CLE )
13th -Team Icarus (Zach ,Travis , Rob IN/CHI)
13th –Cockstorm(Ramon, Jerry, Art MPLS)
13th –The Matt Lodge Experience (Ebbin, Wade, Matt MPLS)
17th -Seal Team 666 (Matt, Alex, Robb GRPS)
17th -Gnomads (Ben H, Matt R, MP MAD)
17th -Oakeshott Nights (Mark L, Dan, Mark H WNPG)
17th -Team Adorable (Greg V, Tucker, Suzy CHI)
17th -MDK (Kody, Meg M, Dave CHI)
17th -Everything Butt Sex (Eric, Erica, Tiffany ATL/LEX)
Here’s a video of the World Champion Beaver Boys from Milwaukee from November 2009. It contains highlights from the 7th Midwest Bike Polo Championships in Columbia, MO. Where the Beaver Boys once again faced Chicago’s Machine Politics for the title of best in the Midwest. That time it was Chicago who showered a merciless rain of shots on target.
Last Friday night after the Stupor Bowl 13 pre-registration party at the Nomad, the polo crew, including a number of our friends from Milwaukee, cruised over to the garage and got in some late-night polo on a dark and slippery court. Everyone went down at some point on the slush that was just above the freezing point in the out-of-bounds zone. That said, it was a lot of fun until the ultra-passive transit employee sort of told us to leave, kind of. Well enough, I thought, as it was 2 a.m. and I had to get ready to race. If you’re interested, visit my blargh for a race recap and photos.
Dustin replaced the gerbils in his computer or something because he finally got around to editing the footage from one of the games of the 7th Midwest Bike Polo Championships in Columbia, MO.
In this game Machine Politics from Chicago comprised of Joe the Lefty, Matt Lane and Ben Schultz played against defending champs The Beaver Boys. The Beaver Boys from Milwaukee are comprised of Joe Burge, Brian Dellman and Kremin. This isn’t the championship game but the first time they met.
This probably the best video of a hardcourt game I have ever seen. With just one camera, Dustin aka Mr. Do is able to edit down the footage and get a really great sense of the flow and skills on display. I don’t remember how long the game was but this video clocks in at 4:30.
The quality is great so set that player to full screen and kick back check out some of the best players in the Midwest.