Twenty teams from the Middle School and High School Divisions traveled to Morgan Hill, California on April 26 and 27 to compete in the second annual Spaghetti Western. The two-day tournament attracted over 250 Ultimate players representing teams from across the region.
Spaghetti Western 2013 welcomed two first-time partners, VC Ultimate and ERIC—Early Recognition Is Critical. Both organizations generously contributed to the tournament, with VC Ultimate providing the tournament spirit awards and ERIC contributing two scholarships.
The High School Division competition spanned over Saturday and Sunday, and the Middle School Division competed on Sunday. Both divisions displayed spirited competition led by High School Division Spirit winner Lone Peak B and Middle School Division Spirit winner Silver Lake Ultimate. The High School Division also awarded MVPs representing each gender. Chloe Carothers-Liske of High Coup Red and Malia Smith of Disception took home co-MVP honors for the ladies, and Nick Tolfa of Disception and Rio Chuck of High Coup Red captured co-MVP honors for the men.
View the photos from Spaghetti Western 2013 and checkout the tournament highlights and full tournament results below.
- In the Middle School Division, Silver Lake rolled but needed all of its team chemistry to win on universe point in an intense final against King Cobras.
- High Coup came into the tournament undefeated during the season and Spring League but dropped three games on Saturday before finally overtaking Disception to win the High School Division Sunday Final.
- Utah State Champion Lone Peak came into the tournament as one of the favorites but could play only Saturday. They went undefeated, winning all four games by 5+ margins against the top teams of the High School Division. As a result, Lone Peak earned the title of Saturday Champion! They demonstrated great teamwork, strength and Spirit (the B team won Spirit of the Game honors).
- Disception had a slow start but improved throughout the season, finishing runner-up at Spring League and Spaghetti Western.
- Last year’s champion Kirby fielded a young squad and entered the tournament as the #7 seed; however, the team reached the semifinal, taking 3rd place in the High School Division.
Middle School Division Final Standings
1st Place: Silver Lake Ultimate, Los Angeles; 2nd Place: King Cobras, Berkeley; 3rd Place: Alameda Jr. Meat; 4th Place: East Bay Krew; 5th Place: San Francisco Sea Lions 6th Place: Academy of Alameda
High School Division Final Standings
1st Place: High Coup Red, Berkeley; 2nd Place: Disception, San Mateo; 3rd Place: Kirby, Santa Cruz; 4th Place: Dark Meat, Alameda; 5th Place: High Coup Yellow, Berkeley; 6th Place: Pleasant Grove Flying Aces, Sacramento; 7th Place: Hajima!, Palo Alto; 8th Place: Head Royce RoadKill, Oakland; 9th Place: Bellarmine College Prep, San Jose; 10th Place: Raw Meat B, Alameda; 11th Place: Lone Peak*, Lone Peak, Utah (Saturday Champion); 12th Place: Mud Pit*, Atascadero; 13th Place: Lone Peak B*, Lone Peak, Utah; 14th Place: Redwood High Gymnosperms*, Marin
*Competed only Saturday