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37 Teams Duel at 2021 Midwest Championships
Aug. 1, 2021
2021 Midwest Champions: Top Row (Big Daddy's Donuts, Mayhem, Carriage Home), Middle (S&S Exteriors, R&D Leverage, USA Patriots), Bottom (KC Kids)
ROGERS, Ark. – The 2021 Midwest Championships drew 37 teams from seven states here from July 13-18.
The tournament, at Rogers Regional Sports Park, began with 12 teams playing in the first session.
Starting off with the three team Men’s 65 Gold Division, Carriage Homes (AR) took home the title, going 3-0 in bracket play, including a 22-20 win over KC Kids (KS).
KC Storm (KS) rounded out the division.
The Men’s 70 Major Division featured a best-of-three-game series between KC Kids (KS) and San Antonio Silver Streaks (TX).
San Antonio Silver Streaks took the opening game, 7-5; while KC Kids came back to even things up with a 21-15 victory in game two.
In the rubber-match, KC Kids completed the comeback, winning the deciding game, 22-7.
In the five-team Men’s 65/70 Silver Division, top seed USA Patriots 70 (OK) completed a perfect week, going 3-0 in seeding, and 3-0 in bracket play, including an 18-5 win over OK-ARK 70 (OK) in the championship game.
Texas Raiders 70 finished in third place.
In the Men’s 70 AA Division, R&D Leverage (MO) swept Not Dead Yet (KS) in a best-of-three-game series by scores of 20-0 and 18-8, respectively.
Session two of the tournament continued with 25 teams in the Men’s 50 – 60 age divisions taking the field starting July 16.
Following rain and scheduling re-writing, champions would be crowned in four divisions.
Beginning with the five-team Men’s 50 Major Division, S & S Exteriors (MO) topped No. 1 seed Team Arkansas in the “if” game, 26-20; following a 20-15 loss in the championship game.
Maher Homes Nebraska Elite won back-to-back games in the elimination side of the bracket to finish in third place.
In the nine-team Men’s 50/55 Gold Division, KC Elite 50 (MO) escaped the elimination side of the bracket to double-dip top seed KC Monarchs 55 Plus (MO), winning both the championship (21-20) and “if” (16-14) games.
The top two seeds in bracket, KC Monarchs 55 Plus edged out KC Elite 50, 8-7, in the winner’s bracket final to reach the championship game.
Oklahoma Rhino 50 won three elimination games en route to their runner-up finish.
The five-team Men’s 55/60 Gold Division also came down to the “if” game, as Mayhem 60 (OK) double-dipped Demolition 55 (TX) by scores of 16-7 (championship game) and 22-9 (“if” game).
KC Vintage 55 (MO) finished in third place following three straight wins in the elimination bracket.
In the six-team Men’s 60 Silver Division, Big Daddy’s Donuts (MO) went 3-0 in bracket play, including a 22-10 win over Texas Thunder in the championship game.
Omaha Silver Bullets finished in third place after claiming three wins in a row in the elimination side of the bracket.