The Oregon Team took part in the Denver Battle@Altitude tournament this weekend and despite entering the arena with (1) broken rib, (1) mashed finger and everyone adjusting to breath-holding in the mile high city… We placed 3rd out of 8 teams! Our toughest battles were against the Texas Aquatoros and Denver A-team. We out swam the Texans to avoid their dirty fouling tactics and won both times we faced them. Then the Denver team showed us what fitness and team play can really mean, they were awe-inspiring to what we could become with a little hard work.
Top 4 places were awarded to (in order): Denver A-Team, Yo’s whore team, OREGON, and then Aquatoros in 4th place. It was a tremendous effort by everyone, and I am so proud to play on the Oregon Team.
Also, I would like to congratulate Oregon’s first (to my knowledge) CMAS sanctioned Level 1 referee… Michael Riccitelli. Michael can be our new go-to authority on all legal questions. He plans to continue his training to the next level at Nationals in the summer.
More pictures and video (thanks to Cate) can be found here: https://plus.google.com/photos/109462512666428122381/albums/5971757674044316769?authkey=CJ-ToMf8tr2aLQ