Make some noise? Like win a bid? I doubt any Ohio teams win a bid. Vanguard 18-1 is the best team for their age group in Ohio, so I'll say they come the closest. No Ohio team has ever won the Chicago tournament. Vanguard 18-1 2014(?) is the only Ohio team to ever win a bid tournament to my knowledge, which they did in Florida.
Quick question for all our Darby/Vanguard buddies:
Is the talent well drying up in Columbus? Every age group besides 18s Cinci Attack finished higher :stirthepot:
And the 18's match against the eventual Chicago Gold Bracket Champion Adversity was fantastic and could have gone either way. It was the toughest match Adversity had over the last 2 days. Vanguard earned a lot of respect from that match.
No bids in Chicago
- Cin Attack finished 9, Vanguard 16
- Attack 7, Vanguard 13
- Attack 11, Vanguard 26
- Attack 19, Vanguard 23
- Vanguard 10, Phoenix 21, Air City 31, Attack, 31
I agree about the grade school programs. It helps the kids get exposure to the sport at a younger age. I'm not sure it is as big of a deal as you are making it seem, though, since the coaches are typically a parent with limited volleyball experience. However, it is better than nothing.
What about the match that Adversity lost? Or the one that went to three? I would guess those were tougher matches